A recently awarded, two-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant will fund ‘FlourishConnect.’ This collaborative project will create and deliver COVID-19-specific education and training to the nursing home workforce, its residents, their families, and caregivers. FlourishConnect is a collaboration between the University of Louisville Trager Institute and the University of North Carolina Center for … Continued
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A new report out by AARP highlight the Otago Exercise Program as an essential element to prevent falls. Recent research shows that falls are on the rise in about 60% of the US. Exercise that combines strength and balance like to Otago Exercise Program is one of the best ways to avoid a fall. https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/falls-injury-death-prevention.html
North Carolina can add another vibrant falls prevention coalition to help meet local needs.
Ms. Hansen speaks to the Division of Geriatrics Jennie Chin Hansen, renowned founder of the On Lok program visited UNC’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and our partnering Federally Qualified Health Center, Piedmont Health Services to help celebrate National PACE month which runs through September. PACE stands for Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly. … Continued
The UNC Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) has won a $25,000 grant from the American Geriatrics Society, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Collaborating Center, to support a 1 day collaboration on American Indian/Alaska Native health issues. A total of 5 GWEPS will come together on October 27th in Tuscon, Arizona to discuss the complex cultural issues surrounding … Continued