Geriatrics

Our geriatrics funding helps prepare health care providers to meet the needs of the aging U.S. population and ensure improved health results for older adults.

Which Geriatrics Programs Do We Fund?

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

We provide grants to health professions schools, health care facilities, and programs leading to certification as a certified nursing assistant that improve health care for older adults and maximize patient and family engagement. The focus is on transforming clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care systems with increased community engagement.

Reporting Manual (PDF - 5 MB)
Performance Measures (PDF - 991 KB)

What Training Materials and Tools Should I Use?

  • The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing’s Alzheimer’s Disease FAQs 
    • Answers to common questions about dementia from patients and caregivers.
  • The Alzheimer’s Disease Toolkit (PDF - 117 KB)
    • Screening assessments, clinical tools, and caregiver resources.
  • Dementia 24/7 Facilitator’s Guide (PDF - 10.2 MB)
    • Sensitivity training created by the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center for health professionals and educators who work with, or instruct about, caring for dementia patients.
Date Last Reviewed:  October 2016