WOMEN INVESTING IN NEBRASKA AWARDS UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER COLLEGE OF NURSING A $91.5K GRANT FOR GERIATRIC AND DEMENTIA SERVICES
Geriatric and dementia services are important to assist the elderly in their daily living, knowing that their condition requires critical supervision.
The Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) has recently awarded the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing a $91,500 grant, specifically for UNMC’s Geriatric Cognitive and Mental Health Project for Rural Nebraska.
The project manager, UNMC assistant professor Dr. Nancy Meier, who teaches adult gerontology and psychiatric mental in the nurse practitioner programs, explained that many older patients have to travel further for specialized services, limiting their access to care.
“One of the reasons for my applying for this grant is that in the 11 Panhandle counties, almost 20 percent of the population is 65 or older,” Dr. Meier told the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. “That means almost 1 in 5 individuals living in the Panhandle are over the age of 65, yet there is really a lack of providers who have specialty in being able to evaluate them from a psychiatric standpoint, as well as geriatric.”
The grant from WIN is a huge boost for the program helping Dr. Meier and other UNMC nurse practitioners get trained on performing geriatric assessments and psychiatric evaluations on patients in their own homes, provided with caregiver assessments, dementia education, and mobile services.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ congratulates University Of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in its a $91,500 grant for its geriatric and dementia services, thanks to the Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN).
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