Registered nurses Kelly Dolan and Deb Willson describe the “Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders” (NICHE) program, the largest national geriatric nursing care program for hospitals. As a NICHE-designated hospital, Upstate University Hospital is committed to improving care for geriatric patients. Dolan is the program’s coordinator and Wilson is the clinical training specialist.
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Neurologist Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, talks about the increase in prevalence of epilepsy among older adults, and how symptoms in the elderly are often not recognized as seizures and thus treated incorrectly. O’Dwyer is a clinical instructor and epilepsy fellow in the Department of Neurology at Upstate Medical University. For more information, call 315 464-4243 and ask for Dr. O’Dwyer.
Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, serves as the principal investigator for a new project that will establish the State of New York (SUNY) Network Aging Partnership (SNAP) to coordinate collaborative research across SUNY’s four medical universities to facilitate competition for scientific funding, accelerate publication of research projects, and recruit and mentor trainees. The partnership will investigate frailty, and ways to enhance lifespan across the health spectrum. In addition to Upstate, project participants include the University at Buffalo, Downstate Medical Center and Stony Brook University. Read the story: Upstate Medical University among nine SUNY campuses to share $900,000 funding
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Emergency physician James Ciaccio, MD explains how changes in the sensory abilities of seniors may impact their lives, specifically during the summer months, and offers some helpful suggestions. GEM Care, the senior emergency department at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus, offers special emergency services in a comfortable, quiet, and calming environment especially conducive to seniors.
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Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, talks about the importance of assessing how our aging loved ones are getting along on a day-to-day basis, and how the holidays offer an excellent opportunity to do just that. She will offer suggestions on how to determine their safety, and ways to approach what may be a difficult conversation in a dignified manner.
University Geriatricians are specialists in the health care of older people and provide outpatient consultations and work in collaboration with the patient’s personal physician and family. You will work with the geriatric team that includes geriatricians – physicians specializing in the care of older patients, fellows in geriatric medicine – physicians learning the specialty of geriatrics, a gerontological social worker, nurse practitioners, and a nurse.
Judith Setla, MD, medical director for Hospice of Central New York, is joined by communications officer Bill Pfohl to explain hospice care – what it is, and how it can help you and your family deal with the difficult conversations about end-of-life care. Hospice of CNY provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.
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Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD is joined by James Ciaccio, MD to talk about a new geriatric emergency medicine unit called “GEM Care – senior emergency department”. The unit, led by Ciaccio, is housed in a dedicated section of the emergency department at Upstate University Hospital, Community campus, and will provide a calm, measured approach to care in a quiet environment specifically designed for seniors who may agitate or confuse easily, and may have trouble expressing themselves.
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