Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elder (NICHE)

NICHE Care for Older Adults

Jersey City Medical Center is proud to be a member of NICHE. NICHE hospitals recognize the unique needs of older adult patients and are committed to providing Senior-Friendly Care services. Our nurses and patient-care technicians are trained in the specific care needs of older adults and are committed to making a positive experience for hospitalized elders.

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Patient-Centered & Family-Focused Care

At Jersey City Medical Center, we recognize the difficulties hospitalization presents for the older adult patient and their family. Our Geriatric Care Team can offer a number of useful tools and caregiver resources to help the elder patient and their families cope with the challenges of hospitalization and facilitate communication between hospital personnel and the family. If your loved one is a patient and needs additional support, request for a Geriatric Resource Nurse or a member of the Geriatric Care Team.

Tip for Family members and friends:

Be supportive.

Ask how you can be helpful to the individual and the healthcare team.

Choose a representative to be the primary point person for the healthcare team. This will simplify communication.

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Nurse-Led Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care Team

Jersey City Medical Center is proud to have Geriatric Resource Nurses (GRN) and Geriatric Patient Care Associates (GPCA) at the bedside across several inpatient units who are specifically trained in caring for the hospitalized elder. Together with Geriatric Champions from the Interdisciplinary team including expert Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Rehabilitation Services, Nutritionists, and Clinical Pharmacists our organization is committed to providing best practice care and meeting the demands of the aging population.

Questions about the Geriatric Care Team?

Contact the NICHE Coordinator:
E-mail: Janielle.Viuya@rwjbh.org




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