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Planning for Change

Senior-friendly change is a slow, incremental, accretive process – not a single decision or act but a long process of quality improvement, adding one change at a time which slowly over ten years has made a big difference. There is no one single best solution! Just start making changes that prioritize the needs of older people and your staff’s needs to provide care to older people.

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  • Policies, Procedures and Protocols

    To read more about or view the complete Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines please visit: https://www.acep.org/geriedguidelines/ In order to facilitate elderly care in the Emergency department,...Read More

    Quality Improvement Strategies for the Senior-Friendly ED

    Implementing new ideas, protocols, and tools is great. And if every member of the team is on board 100% of the time, it is even better. But the reality is not so always so rosy:  that is why a qualit...Read More

    Staffing the Senior-Friendly ED

    Staffing a senior-friendly ED means, in fact, building an interdisciplinary team. The guidelines state “The geriatric ED Staff and administration provides a multi-disciplinary team of care prov...Read More

    Education in the Senior-Friendly ED

    “The success of the Geriatric ED programs rests largely on the education of a multi-disciplinary staff directed toward the needs of the geriatric population.” What Should it Include? An e...Read More