Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is the largest national geriatric care program for hospitals. NICHE hospital staff are more knowledgeable and qualified in caring for older adult patients and, as a result, NICHE hospitals have higher patient and family satisfaction overall.
NICHE Hospitals are committed to improving care for geriatric patients. Over 50% of all hospital patients are over 65-years-old and have unique needs that can only be met by nurses with specialized geriatric education and training. They have invested time and resources in the further education of their staff on the unique needs of geriatric patients. As a result, NICHE Hospitals have higher patient and family satisfaction ratings.
Rochester General Hospital is one of those facilities. Because we care about all our patients and recognize that our older visitors require and deserve special attention, a collaborative effort by our staff and nurses with extensive training is implemented to ensure we provide excellent bedside nursing to hospitalized older adults.