Our employees receive special staff education and training regarding the unique needs of hospitalized seniors. Several departments have designated a staff member as a "geriatric champion," a primary resource for any questions pertaining to the care of seniors .
Geriatricians from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with geriatric medicine fellows, provide inpatient consultation services refining treatment plans to best serve older adults.
Clinical nurse specialists with experience in geriatrics assist physicians during consultations, provide geriatric education and support to bedside care providers, develop and conduct geriatric-sensitive quality improvement initiatives in addition to seeing patient referrals.
Geriatric champions are a group of direct care staff from nursing, therapies and dietary, who have committed to learning about and developing skills to improve care for older adults. These individuals use a “train the trainer approach” to ensure the staff they represent have the opportunity to learn the latest evidenced-based approaches to providing excellence in eldercare.
A team of nurses and social workers specializing in care transitions and discharge planning work alongside the staff and the patient and family to ensure safe, timely preparation for care after hospitalization.