New Ways to Support Caregivers in Your Community

Could you be a caregiver? A caregiver is a person caring (physically and/or emotionally) for another person, also called a caretaker or care partner. Caregivers often balance full- or part-time caregiving for loved ones or friends while dealing with everyday responsibilities. For example, in 2017, an estimated 136,000 family caregivers in Rhode Island were providing […]

RIGEC and Healthcentric Advisors are pleased to invite you to the RI-G ECHO

Caring for Older Adults: The Impact of COVID-19 Project ECHO® is a free, practical, case-based tele-education series. The program will: Increase your knowledge to provide care for older adults within primary care sites as well as those living in skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, and at home during COVID-19. Provide an opportunity for you to […]

Volume of Patient Call Messages takes Toll on Clinicians & Associated with Burnout

EHR vendors often tout their tools to improve efficiency and to streamline workflows as a way to decrease burnout among clinicians. However, except for good old fashioned “copy and paste,” these efficiency tools may not help clinicians feel less stressed out. This is according to a new study entitled “Are specific elements of electronic health […]

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 […]