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How to Care for Grandma and Grandpa? Nursing Innovations Forge New Paths

To improve and refine the quality of health care that the elderly receive in America will require not only more health care workers but professionals that are trained in geriatric care and understand the specific needs of the elderly. Currently, only approximately 2% of nurses are trained in geriatric care.
One participant in the geriatric care scene is the John A. Hartford Foundation a philanthropic organization which advocates on behalf of the elderly. Since 1996 they have been emphasizing the importance of nurses and nursing in elevating the care of the elderly. The foundation created a number of initiatives to increase the quality medical care the elderly receive. One is the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.The vision statement realizes that education, research, and policy are key factors in moving best practice to standard practice but more importantly, education, research, and policy must translate or affect nursing practice. It is affiliated with the New York University …