Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations through Workforce, Informatics and Structural Enhancements (GEDI WISE)
About this Project
Seniors frequently seek care in Emergency Departments (ED) for acute health needs. Through this research, we are working to make the Emergency Department "Senior Friendly" by specifically identifying and treating the geriatric needs of our seniors. We have created a electronic screening template to identify the geriatic needs of senior patients in the ED as well as embedded key team members (e.g. geriatric nurses, social workers, therapists, geriatricians, home care physicians) to assist seniors with transitioning home from the ED. The overarching aims of GEDI WISE will be to deliver better health, better care, and lower costs for older adults (≥65 years age).