Hebrew SeniorLife Shares Senior Care Practices with Health Care Professionals

BOSTON – Harvard Medical School Affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a national leader in senior care and services, continues to be called upon to help educate and advise organizations that are in the senior care industry. Tammy Retalic, HSL Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, will speak on “Managing People and Change: What We Can Learn from the Pandemic” at Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s (MHA) virtual webcast: “Optimizing Hospital Patient Flow & Throughput in the COVID-19 Era.”

The program looks at how hospitals are managing in new ways in the COVID-19 era, examining patient flow from all aspects of the hospital’s operations and showing various innovations that can make all the difference from admissions to discharge. The webcast, on Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, from to 3 to 5 p.m. EDT, is geared toward clinicians, process improvement staff, and leaders seeking ideas for improving patient flow in an every-changing environment. (Register here).

Another MHA educational program, an on-demand webinar, “Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias in the Healthcare Setting,” features HSL Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager Anne Carr as a faculty member for the course. Carr works at HSL’s Center for Memory Health, which offers a range of memory care services and support to help seniors with memory loss as well as their families and caregivers. The webinar reviews guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease as well as care management best practices. It also discusses highlights of the Massachusetts law related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including the continuing education requirement for clinicians who serve adult populations. (Register here). 

Also, HSL was recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for its participation in the national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). Ten Massachusetts hospitals received certificates to thank them for their participation and for their success in reducing patient harm. More than 4,000 hospitals were part of this nationwide effort. Nationally, the HIIN program has contributed to 16,075 lives saved, 151,734 fewer patient harms, and $1.233 billion in cost savings. 

“Our innovative staff is our most valuable asset,” said Mary Moscato, President, HSL Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. “As an organization, we all always looking at new and innovative ways to provide patient-centered care. We also want to share our knowledge and experience with everyone who works with older adults.” 

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org and our blog, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.