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CNYGEC Manhattan Core Day 3: Special Considerations for Older Adults
Event Date: 
04.27.2012 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan Campus
Address 2: 
120 West 106th Street
City: 
New York
State: 
NEWYORK
Zip: 
10025
Short Description: 

Interprofessional Education in Geriatrics and Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals

Full Description: 

GEC seminars are aimed at improving and expanding geriatric health care, particularly for low-income, multi-ethnic and underserved older adult population. We offer innovative and interactive seminars on a wide rage of issues, health conditions and service delivery models to health care professionals, academic leaders, and others who offer services to older adults. Topics for the day will be: Chronic care of Older Adults, Overview on Dementia, Medication Management, helpful online resources and group activity to create an HMO At the end of the day, participants will be able to: • Recognize the components of medication management for older adults. • Discuss the specific medication needs of the older adult patient. • Describe the variables when choosing s medication for the older adult. • Discuss causes and prevention of polypharmacy. • Discuss the JCAHO recommendations and the medication reconciliation process. • Discuss the Beers criteria and its application to the medication regime of the older adults • Identify useful websites that provide clinical information on caring for older adults • Identify the constraints involved in caring for older adults in an HMO context.

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