ElderCarelink Blog

NICHE program helps hospitals care for elders

by Dorian Martin
September 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Mom was hospitalized several times during the two years that I served as her caregiver. I found that both hospitals where she was admitted were not set up to adequately serve the needs of an elderly patient, much less one who had Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, I’ve worried about which of the area hospitals to select if Dad experiences a major health issue. But my decision was made much easier when I read that one of our local hospitals has earned a special designation for improving care for older adults. Read more »