CARE innovates to develop evidence-based products that promote the health and well-being of older adults by:
- Identifying opportunities where our research, practice, and educational expertise can be leveraged to meet unaddressed needs
- Working with stakeholders to define goals, audiences, and complementary efforts
- Finding partners to help disseminate products widely
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Onboarding Nurses in Assisted Living
Evidence shows that effective onboarding programs for nurses in assisted living organizations improve nurse retention, nurse preparedness for safe and competent practice, and quality of care. Assisted living organizations will find everything they need in this course to implement a top-notch nurse onboarding program.
GERI-Res Online Transition to Practice Program
GERI-Res is an innovative online geriatric care residency program tailored to nursing in the long term care practice environment, with implementation guidance for organizations, and learning modules for clinical coaches and RN residents.
Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit
The Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit contains guidelines and resources for conducting a needs-and-assets assessment and for choosing strategies to strengthen your community’s support network and help older adults thrive. This toolkit was designed primarily for use by rural communities, recognizing their oftentimes sparse resources, unique challenges and positive qualities. However, other communities will also find this guide useful.
Dementia Friendly Toolkit
These training materials for classroom and community use build communication and advocacy skills to respectfully engage people living with dementia. There are four short videos and a booklet with all information needed to carry out any of six different role play scenarios.
Geriatric Care Simulation Toolkit
These four clinical simulation scenarios engage nursing, social work and occupational therapy students, following an older adult across care settings as her health changes.
Healthy Aging with and without Intellectual Disability Manuals and Course
These manuals help direct care workers and others support the healthy aging of adults with and without intellectual disability. The online course is geared towards group home staff and qualifies for five continuing education hours.
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Implementing Change in Long-Term Care Manual
This manual covers how to prepare an organization for changes that improve quality of care, to assist staff in developing a sense of ownership, and to sustain changes over time. The attachments include case studies and system-level questions.
Agefully Online Tool for Family Caregivers
Agefully is an online tool that connects family caregivers of older adults to research and expertise that helps them anticipate needs, explore options, prepare for likely future decisions and improve older adult quality of life.