The partnership also helps to improve coordination of care for residents at the Simon C. Fireman Community and Center Communities of Brookline. It provides seniors the opportunity to interact with young people and help train the next generation of nurses.
We expect that participating in this type of intergenerational learning will increase the number of nursing students who choose gerontology or geriatrics as their future career path.
We’re eager to share what we’ve learned with other senior living communities and nursing schools. Download our curriculum guide (at right), which includes classroom tools and a sample syllabus, to learn how you can create a similar program.
Expansion of Hebrew SeniorLife’s nursing collaborative program was made possible thanks to a generous grant from The Boston Foundation.