An assisted living interprofessional education and practice geriatric screening clinic (IPEP-GSC): a description and evaluation

Jeannie Lee, Hannah Cioltan, Patty Goldsmith, Beverly Heasley, Marlene Dermody, Mindy Fain, Jane Mohler

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Abstract

As the U.S. population ages and lives longer, we need to assure that future providers are prepared to work in highly functioning interprofessional teams to deliver person-centered care for older adults with complex chronic conditions. Assisted living facilities are ideal venues in which to train interprofessional health sciences students in providing such care. After monthly clinics involving interprofessional students (from the colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and school of social work) providing team-based care to older adults, students’ post-clinic evaluations indicated perceived improvements in knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about aging and care of older adults. In addition, participating older adults reported improved self-worth and enjoyment. The curriculum, evaluation outcomes, and lessons learned are described to support program replication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-177
Number of pages12
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • geriatric
  • interprofessional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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