Self-Measured Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common, serious condition that affects about a third of U.S. adults. Proper management can decrease the incidence of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, as well as cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. Several challenges impact patients from seeking treatment, adopting a healthier lifestyle, or taking medication appropriately. […]

Lifelong Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia: Basics of What You Need to Know

Join the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center and the Virginia Geriatric Education Center for a three-part webinar series on lifelong intellectual disabilities. This series is for members of the aging network, such as health care professionals, human service providers, agency staff, program developers, policymakers, and faculty, who are interested in improving care for people with […]

RIDOH Shares Personal Protective Equipment Videos

Personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators (like N95s), facemasks (such as surgical masks), face shields and other eye protection, gowns, and gloves, are in short supply in Rhode Island and across the United States. Until appropriate PPE is available, the Rhode Island Department of Health provide guidance on the prioritization and conservation of PPE. Watch […]

CDC’s LTC Mini-Webinars

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) long-term care (LTC) mini-webinars are now live! These mini-webinars are all published on the Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs) web page at the bottom under a “Webinar Series” section. These new webinars will be a great training tool/resource for frontline long-term […]

CDC’s COVID-19 Module for Long Term Care Facilities

CDC’s NHSN provides healthcare facilities, such as long term care facilities (LTCF) with a customized system to track infections and prevention process measures in a systematic way. Tracking this information allows facilities to identify problems, improve care, and determine progress toward facility and national healthcare-associated infection goals. The NHSN Long-term Care Facility Component is supporting […]

COVID-19 Patient Monitoring Tool By Healthcentric Advisors

Healthcentric Advisors has developed an online remote-monitoring solution for COVID-19 that monitors, manages, and communicates with patients under investigation or confirmed positive for the virus. Remote-Monitoring Solution for COVID-19 Patients The system provides daily, text outreach to patients from their care teams to track symptoms of COVID-19 and be alerted – in real-time – if […]

National Doctors Day

Today is National Doctors Day, a chance to highlight the important work they do today and every day to keep us healthy. But we’re especially grateful now. Their dedication to the profession is on full display during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to highlight two doctors that work within our own organization, Dr. Rebekah Gardner […]

Recognizing World Social Worker Day

World Social Work Day is March 17, 2020–a day to highlight the important role social workers worldwide, play in our society. This year, the 2020 World Social Day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’ a theme that in the midst of social distancing takes on an interesting new meaning. Our staff took the opportunity […]