NRHI SAN: Creating Geriatric Friendly Health Practices

Unless otherwise noted, all virtual NRHI events are hosted in Eastern Standard time.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/20/2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


As we know, the elder adult population is rapidly growing.  This burgeoning population of seniors  — with multiple chronic conditions and 20 percent expected to have dementia — will require different health care and  support.  We know we won’t have enough geriatricians to manage this increased volume, and traditional primary and specialty care offices are not equipped to handle the demand they will experience.  How can your practice prepare for this impending tidal wave?

In this sustainability module, Nancy Zionts, MBA, COO and Chief Program Officer, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, will share strategies and lessons learned from work in Pittsburgh, aimed at helping practices adapt and better handle aging populations while delivering care in a more geriatric-friendly way.

After attending this event you should be able to:

  • Understand the workforce requirements necessary to meet the needs of the aging population
  • Discuss the process for developing a geriatric friendly healthcare delivery model in primary care
  • Identify the key domains of geriatric-friendliness
  • Understand strategies to implement principles of geriatric friendly primary care

Additional resources can be found in the  NRHI SAN online community.

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