In addition to preparing tomorrow’s nurses to work with older adults, CARE provides information to professional, paid and informal caregivers, to advance the care of older adults in our communities.
Our workforce development efforts include:
- Geri-Res—An innovative online transition to practice program for nurses entering long-term care settings, helping address the lack of residency programs in rural areas
- LTC Nurse Coach – and online course designed for experienced nurses working in long term care settings improve their coaching and mentorship of new nurse colleagues.
- Support for Older People with Intellectual Disability—Manuals, train-the-trainer workshops and an online course to help staff in group homes support residents’ healthy aging, offered in conjunction with the UW Division of Continuing Studies and Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- One-Day Conferences for Direct Care Staff—Opportunities to learn about dementia care, sustaining mobility and other key topics for those who provide nearly all the direct care in long-term care settings, but rarely have access to professional development
- Nurse LEAD—An online training program to help charge nurses and team leaders in nursing homes become more effective coaches, leaders and supervisors of frontline staff
- Interprofessional Summits—Conferences organized in conjunction with healthcare organizations to provide multidisciplinary perspectives on older adult health issues