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Age-Friendly Care, PA: What Matters I, Preferences for Care and Quality of Life

Presentation Description: The Age-Friendly Health Systems movement is underway in the US with the goal of ensuring that every older adult receives the best care possible, is not harmed by care, and is satisfied with the care they receive.  Age-Friendly Health Systems uses the “4Ms” framework to bring focus to What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.  When practiced as a […]

Grief and Loss

  Presentation Description: While grief is universal to every human, each person’s grief experience is unique.  This presentation illustrates the power of a caring professional and an atmosphere of compassion and comfort to help the individual move through and fully metabolize grief.  The presenter will teach the art of emotional alchemy to welcome, rather than […]

Age-Friendly Care, PA: What Matters II: Advanced Directives and End of Life Care

Presentation Description: Many patients die in a manner they would not choose, leaving their loved ones feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.  This presentation will help prepare healthcare providers and others to engage in difficult discussions regarding patient wishes about end-of-life care.  The presenters will examine ways to help people with serious illness think through and […]

Age-Friendly Care: Medication Management in Older Adults, Part I

In addition to receiving 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education, participants with a valid RN license who attend the entire session will be awarded up to 0.5 ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hours. Presentation Description: The presentation will provide an update of programs and initiatives in place to combat the substance use epidemic.  In addition, an […]

Submission Deadline

Abstract submissions for the Fourth Annual Translating Research to Innovations in Practice ends today! Link for uploading is below! Translating RESEARCH to INNOVATIONS in Practice THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM  -- VIRTUAL EVENT-- Wednesday, May 12 & Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:    The abstract should be approximately 250 words.  Type of abstracts: Research, Quality improvement project, Case study, Systematic […]

Loneliness and Social Isolation’s Impact on Aging

Presentation Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the key concepts and definitions of loneliness and social isolation, their prevalence among older adults, and key risk and protective factors for older adults.  The physical and psychological health impact of loneliness and social isolation for older adults will be discussed.  Evidence-based strategies for assessment and […]

Understanding Why Nature Matters to Older Rural Women’s Health and Well-Being

Presentation Description: Nature is a dynamic context for Human Development and there has been a recent growth in the recognition of its potential for providing healing spaces for therapy, healing, restoration, and reflection. At a time when our civilization finds itself in a crisis of climate, culture and care, nature offers the potential for boosting […]

Age-Friendly Care: Medication Management in Older Adults – Part Two

Presentation Description: The presenter will discuss streamlining medication administration using fairly simple changes to medication orders, which may reduce the number of medication administration times and increase the time that direct staff and caregivers have available for other activities. Following the presentation, participants will be able to identify medication management optimization opportunities, discuss lessons learned […]


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