Nurses Improving Care for
Healthsystem Elder (NICHE)

NICHE Care for Older Adults

Clara Maass Medical Center is proud to carry the NICHE Designation in recognition of our commitment to patient-centered care for older adult patients. NICHE hospitals recognize the specific/unique needs of seniors and that patient- and family-centered care is imperative to creating a positive experience for elders.

Through our participation in the NICHE program, the largest geriatric nursing program available, we are able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction for our patients and their families.

The Importance of Families & Patient-Directed Care

As families provide a vital link between the patient and hospital staff, NICHE has developed a number of useful tools including the Patient & Family App, Need to Knows, and Caregiver Resources. These resources help patients and families to cope with hospitalization and to communicate better with the health care team. The "Need to Know" series is an effort to meet the important information needs of older adult patients and their families. These informational sheets help prepare people for the realities of hospitalization.

NICHE - Patient & Caregiver