• 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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    "Decisional Capacity"

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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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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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Cross Cultural Care

Providing Resources for Culturally Competent Health Care

by Kate Aldrich

The primary goal the Cross Cultural Care SIG is to inform GAPNA membership of the unique needs of different cultural groups.

The details include the following:

  • Identify healthcare issues relevant to older adults in culturally diverse communities.
  • Describe universalities, disparities, challenges, and barriers to providing culturally competent health care by APRNs to older adults and families of diverse groups.
  • Provide educational programs and informational resources for APRNs in clinical practice settings relevant to providing culturally competent health care to older adults and their families in diverse communities.

To that end, we have presented sessions at the GAPNA Annual Conference for the past five years, first as the LGBTQ focus group, and for the last two years as a SIG.

This year we are taking a break and looking into issues surrounding homeless elders.

We are working on an article to expand on the needs of older adults with lifelong intellectual and developmental disabilities in response to some of the comments from our presentation last fall.

Kate Aldrich, PhD, NP, APRN-BC
kaldrich@sonic.net

View the GAPNA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s 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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