Current News in Geriatric Nursing
Want to see what the latest topics are revolving around geriatric nurses?
Check out these websites to stay on abreast of current news, but also view these resources when you are a practicing RN for free and fast information.
- American Geriatrics Society: a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
- ConsultGeriRN: This mobile reference provides information and tools to treat common problems encountered when caring for older adults. The App follows a decision making algorithm. This App is availalbe for Ipad for $1.99
- GeroNurse: GeronurseOnline.org is the official geriatric nursing Web site of the American Nurses Association (ANA). It was developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative, to provide information regarding nursing care of older adults.
- Gero Nursing Ed: Gero Nursing Ed is a free public collection of geriatric nursing education resources for school of nursing faculty who want to include content on older adults in their undergraduate and associate degree curricula.
- Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: is an organization that has been shaping the quality of health care for older adults since 1996. It is the "geriatric arm" of the NYU College of Nursing and has become a beacon for all of those who wish to advance in geriatric nursing.
- National Gerontological Nursing Association: This organization is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues.
Resources for the Elderly
With the little time nursing students and nurses have to educate geriatric patients, keep in mind these resources that you can recommend to the elderly for their continued education:
- Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
- Elder Abuse: Unfortunately, this is extremely common. In order to gather information regarding the subject, check out these websites from the Administation for Community Living, the National Center on Elder Abuse, and Helpguide.org's Elder Abuse and Neglect.
- Illinois Department on Aging: This is a compiled list of all government funded sites and programs throughout the state of Illinois that can assist the elderly with a multitude of topics.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: A federal government program that covers 100 million Americans. This website provides resources for all who receive benefits from the US government.
- My Aging Parent: To help improve mental exercise, go here to view apps and iPad games for senior citizens.
- Senior Citizen's Resources: Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.
- Senior's Resource Guide for Chicago: Intended for seniors, caregivers, the children of seniors, social workers, discharge planners, and anyone who serves the needs of seniors.