Students gathered around a table to listen to a lecture

Spring Geriatric Healthcare Series Announced

Our Spring 2018 Geriatric Healthcare Series will focus on Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) topics. There are many avenues to participate and all of the lectures are archived and free to watch online anytime.
Dr. Katherine Bennett beside a poster that details Project ECHO – Geriatrics.

Teleconference is a Lifeline to Seniors

UW’s family medicine residents have monthly access to guidance on managing elder patients’ conditions.

On the third Friday of the month, a team of geriatric specialists lead a teleconference, Project ECHO – Geriatrics, a teleconference that is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most concerted efforts to improve care of elderly people.

Our Mission

We’re a federally funded regional center that conducts inter-professional education and training programs to improve the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States.

Our mission is to lead the Pacific Northwest in optimizing primary care of older adults through collaborative education, traineeships, client engagement, and enhanced community-clinical linkages.

Our Values

  • Collaboration – collaborating with partners in communities and clinical settings and bridging these two worlds.
  • Client Engagement – fostering knowledge, skill, and confidence of patients (and their family and caregivers) to manage their personal health and care.
  • Equity – focusing on vulnerable groups (rural, underserved, diverse, and disadvantaged populations) to improve health and reduce disparities amongst older adults.

Our Goals

  • Develop clinical training environments integrating geriatrics and primary care.
  • Develop providers who can address the needs of older adults.
  • Deliver community-based programs that provide patients, families and care-givers with knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and quality of care for older adults.
  • Provide Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education to families, caregivers, direct care workers and health professions students, faculty, and providers.

About Us

We are an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving the care of older adults

Our Activities

We offer geriatrics education & training  to improve the care of older adults

Primary Care Liaison

A new Area-Agencies-on-Aging based position aimed at improving community-clinic linkages

News

News and announcements about upcoming lectures

Our Partners

Department of Veteran Affairs Logo
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System proudly caring for older adults who served.
Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington
Services for seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers living in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Clickitat counties.
Aging and Disability Services (Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County)
The Area Agency on Aging providing services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in Seattle and King County.
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One of the nation’s leading population health management organization.