NICHE Leadership Training

NICHE Leadership Training, Needs Assessment and Certification at UAMC-South

The goal of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthcare Elders) is to support hospitals in achieving excellence in patient-centered geriatric care. All staff are in the process of being trained in the care of elders. Spin offs of this process include plans for an Acute Care of Elders (ACE) Unit at UAMC-South to prevent functional decline among frail, hospitalized elders; and a Senior Emergency Room with processes and protocols are being developed for older adults.