Senior-Care Services

Our vision for senior-care is to improve health and wellness of older adults through patient-centered and family focused care and communication, striving to maintain their independence while treating them with compassion and dignity.

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Jersey City Medical Center is proud to be a “Senior-Friendly” hospital recognized by the NICHE program. At Jersey City Medical Center, our interdisciplinary team understands the unique health care challenges faced by older adults and offer services to help them maintain their independence to live longer, healthier lives. Our Geriatric Resource Nurses (GRNs) and Geriatric Patient Care Associates (GPCAs) are present throughout JCMC and are trained todeliver age-sensitive care to older adults and their families.


Patient-Centered and Family-Focused Care

At Jersey City Medical Center, we recognize the difficulties hospitalization presents for older adults and their families. Our Geriatric Care Team can offer a number of useful tools and caregiver resources to help families facilitate communication. If your loved one is a patient and needs additional support, request for a Geriatric Resource Nurse.

Helpful tips for communicating with the healthcare team:

Ask questions

  1. Remember that you are the most important part of the healthcare team
  2. Choose a representative to be the primary point person for the healthcare team
  3. All questions are good questions, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification
  4. Write down questions that you may forget in the moment
  5. End each meeting with a summary of what was discussed and plan for what is to come

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2021 Training Class

Geriatric Resource Nurse

Geriatric Patient Care Associate

March 1-31 (deadline to apply: February 19)

April (exact date to be determined)

June 1-30 (deadline to apply: May 21)

July (exact date to be determined)

October 1-31 (deadline to apply: September 24)

November (exact date to be determined)

Geriatric Resource Nurse Application

We are looking for passionate and committed nurses with a special interest in Geriatrics.

Please send a one to two paragraph maximum of why you would want to become a Geriatric Resource Nurse. All applications will be reviewed by the NICHE leadership team.

E-mail all applications to the NICHE Coordinator, Janielle Viuya ( subject line: “GRN Application” and copy your unit Nurse Manager / Director of Nursing. Please include the following information:

  • Name, contact info, unit, years of nursing experience, relevant geriatric care experience, identify current problem areas in geriatric care on your unit, and what changes / projects you want to facilitate.


Contact: Janielle Viuya, BSN, RN, RN-BC, GRN
Geriatric Nurse Coordinator
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street | Jersey City | NJ 07302
RWJBarnabas Health
Desk: (201) 915-2147

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