NICHE | Specialized Care for Elderly Adults
At Rochester General Health System we care for all our patients. We also know that elderly patients require a different kind of attention. As a facility that is NICHE designated, our nurses and nursing assistants are proficient in geriatric-sensitive areas. We ensure the most comfortable stay and improved care for our patients and visitors.
Features and Benefits
In today's healthcare system there seems to be a shortage of professionals educated in geriatric care. NICHE designated hospitals, such as Rochester General, make sure that every patient's specials needs can be met. For example, emergency room personnel, who are often the first to see the patient, will have a greater understanding of age-specific presentations of disease and are likely to have participated in the NICHE protocols that adress these issues.
Why is the care different?
NICHE is a collaborative enterprise in which experienced NICHE nurses, along with NICHE faculty at the Hartford Institute, provide guidance and support to new members. Along with an onsite coordinator, there are calls and consultations between the new NICHE team and a NICHE faculty member from the Hartford Institute and/or a senior NICHE mentor who has several years’ program experience. This hands-on support, coupled with NICHE’s comprehensive portfolio of proprietary tools and resources, facilitates and assists system wide adoption of geriatric programs. And with NICHE designation, hospital staffs become members in a healthcare community that is passionate, vocal and dedicated to providing better care for older Americans.
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