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Geriatric Nursing Program

woman caring for an older womanFort Sanders Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest level of geriatric care. We demonstrate our commitment through:

  • Educating nurses in geriatric care. Our nurses have received special training about common health problems of older adults.
  • Practices to help older patients regain health and be as functional as possible. We provide care to help prevent complications such as:
    • Skin breakdown
    •  Falls/injuries
    •  Pain
    • Acute confusion
    • Loss of strength and mobility.
  • Evaluating the care we provide, continuously monitoring:
    • Patient and family satisfaction
    • Patient response to care
    • Length of hospital stays
    • Improved care

Since we established specialized geriatric care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, our geriatric patients have enjoyed significantly better care. We have seen a reduction in:

  • Acute care falls
  • Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers
  • Use of restraints and potentially high-risk medications
  • Average length of stay for high-risk geriatric patients

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center believes in promoting best practices as the standard for geriatric nursing care.