Gerontology / Geriatrics / Elder care

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association 33rd Annual Conference

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, September 20, 2014 (All day)
Buena Vista Palace Lake Buena Vista, FL
United States

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

33rd Annual Conference

September 17-20, 2014

Buena Vista Palace

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Rehabilitation and Care of Immunosuppressed Elderly Patients

The incidence of immunosuppressed elderly patients has increased over the past few years. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers are seeing patients with greater complications, which poses many risks.

The Challenges of Caring for Older HIV/AIDS Patients

Leopold Linton faulted the omelet he ate during a flight five years ago to Jamaica, his country of origin. He was sick to his stomach by the time he arrived at the airport in Black River on a Tuesday.

Saving nursing homes

Saving nursing homes

As aging is inevitable, the need for specialized care also becomes inevitable. But what can you do if your access to quality elderly care is severely limited? Unfortunately, this is the case for many urban communities.

Minority Entrepreneur Offers 366 Days of Caregivers’ Comfort

America’s baby boomers are aging at a rapid rate and living up to 15 years longer than their parents’ generation. This rise in the elderly population is creating a huge need for more nurses to provide elder care in hospitals as well as more caregivers who provide health care to ailing family members in their own homes

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

A Magnet Moment: The Pursuit of Excellence in VA Nursing

A Magnet Moment: The Pursuit of Excellence in VA Nursing

How one Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital developed a successful model program to help it meet one of the key criteria for earning the prestigious Magnet hospital designation.

Boomer in Chief

Boomer in Chief

As the first Asian American president of AARP, Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, brings a unique combination of nursing expertise, advocacy and cultural competence to the national dialogue on ensuring quality health care for older Americans.

Gray Matters

As the nation’s elderly population soars, career opportunities for minority gerontology nurses will be everywhere—from the bedside to the classroom to the research lab

Death and Dying Across Cultures

At this most difficult time in the lives of patients and their families, end-of-life care that is sensitive to diverse religious and cultural needs becomes supremely important

Making Their Wishes Known

Making Their Wishes Known

Americans of color are less likely to complete advance directives than their white counterparts. Nurses can play a leading role in educating minority patients about the importance of planning for end-of-life care.

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