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The holidays are a chance to check in on aging loved ones

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Sharon Brangman, MDUpstate 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.

For more information about geriatric care at Upstate, or to schedule a geriatric assessment, call (315) 464-6100. Resources: Caregiver Support Services from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth; Additional resource links


Does your loved one need a feeding tube?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, discusses issues surrounding the use of feeding tubes for the end stage of dementia, and ongoing research that shows it may do more harm than good.


Walking- the newest, simplest and valuable hospital prescription

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Ann Hendrickson, RN BSNUpstate clinical nurse specialist Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN, cares for medical/surgical, geriatrics, and oncology patients at Upstate.  She shares the results of a study she conducted for her masters capstone project at Upstate’s College of Nursing (CON), concluding that patients who get up out of bed and walk daily improved their recovery and decreased their length of hospital stay.  Hendrickson won second prize for her poster titled, ‘Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol’, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award, and the protocol she developed is being adopted throughout the hospital.