• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


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  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Caregiver Program

Innovative Program for Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients Transitioning from Hospital to Home

Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis received a $224,000 grant from the Archstone Foundation for a 1-year project: Development of an Innovative and Evidence-based Program to Advance Support for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia in the Transition from Hospital to Community.

The long-term goal of this project is to improve the health and well-being of family caregivers of persons with dementia at the critical time of caregiving during transition from hospital.

Researchers recognize this important opportunity to advance family caregiving for older adults by embedding evidence-based interventions into routine healthcare settings.

Reports show that a diagnosis of dementia is associated with a 3.68 times higher risk for hospitalization. Caregivers for those individuals deal with both the underlying dementia and the other conditions that precipitated hospitalization. Often, they enter the situation already fatigued and have difficulty managing the demands of care.

The project will consider existing workflows, payment mechanisms, and engagement of key personnel at the medical center. Outcomes from this project will set the stage to implement and formally evaluate the medical center’s family caregiver support program and to disseminate the results to the broader healthcare community.

This project is among the research led by faculty of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Funded through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the goal of the institute is to advance research, education and policy to support caregivers in the demands that impact their mental, physical, and financial health and threaten their quality of life.

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during the GAPNA Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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