About a month after Grace McDonald became nurse manager of the memory care neighborhood at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, MO, she “hired” her first assistant: Rosie, a black Labrador Retriever.
The McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing was established in 2005 in memory of Joan Anne McHugh, a registered nurse, nurse manager, and nursing consultant who made a lasting impact on the geriatric health care profession. LeadingAge spoke recently with Joan’s sister, Margaret Kyriacou, about Joan, her career, and her legacy.
Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, has been appointed chair of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Mentoring Committee.
The availability of an on-site service coordinator at federally subsidized senior housing reduced the odds of having a hospital admission among residents by 18%. That’s the main finding of a new study by the LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services and The Lewin Group.
An invisible electronic network called a Health Information Exchange (HIE) holds great promise for facilitating aging in community, even though few older adults have ever heard of it and none will ever use it directly.