Geriatric Patient Care Development Programs

Alzheimer's disease is significantly increasing due to the Baby Boomer demographic. Geriatric patients comprise 30% or more of a provider's patient base. Geriatric patient care demands innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches. These courses provide an understanding of the geriatric patient, communication techniques with patients and with caregivers, and innovative approaches to treatment planning, services, and sustainable patient care. Minimizing disease and providing a better overall provider/patient care experience as well as incorporating the caregiver in long-term planning, are critical for sustainable geriatric care. With cognitive change knowledge, assessments, and awareness of patient changes, providers can not only provide a valuable service for geriatric patients and their loved ones but enhance their overall services, reduce injury and claims, and presence in their community.

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