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Greenwich Time: Dental association warns seniors to care for their teeth

By Amanda Cuda The state dental association is warning older residents to take care of their chompers during Older Americans Month, which is May. “As we get older, it’s important to take time to ensure our teeth stay healthy with proper care,” said Dr. David Fried, president of the Connecticut State Dental Association in a news release. “It’s… Read more »

SDBJ: La Jolla Emergency Department Receives First-of-Its-Kind Geriatric Accreditation

By Jared Whitlock The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health last week was accredited as a geriatric emergency department, the first such accreditation in California and one of only eight nationally. The accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians requires hospital emergency departments to have both physicians and nurses on… Read more »

Older Americans Month—Engage at Every Age

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2018 OAM theme, Engage at Every Age. For more OAM resources, visit the ACL’s website.

Modern Healthcare: ACEP launches accreditation program for geriatric care in emergency rooms

By Maria Castellucci  | May 10, 2018 The American College of Emergency Physicians has created a voluntary accreditation program to improve the treatment of elderly patients in emergency departments. Geriatric patients make up a significant percentage of ED admissions yet EDs aren’t equipped with the personnel or resources to appropriately treat them, according to the ACEP. EDs were… Read more »

ACEP Launches Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

  WASHINGTON, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has launched its new Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. The program is part of an effort to improve and standardize emergency care for the nation’s older patients and builds on the financial support and foundational work of the Gary and Mary West Health… Read more »