Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Sanford Center for Aging

Nevada Geriatric Education Center worker with patient

Mission

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center's mission is to improve the care delivered to older adults by providing education, information and resources to healthcare professionals, faculty, students, and caregivers. Our current education programs that focus on geriatric care include:

  • Geriatric Lecture Series: This series provides three hours of training every quarter. Trainings are targeted to healthcare professionals, faculty, and students and provide continuing education credit.
  • Project ECHO: Geriatric topics are featured on the third Wednesday of each month between 12:15 and 1:00 pm in partnership with Project ECHO Nevada. Experts in the field are available to provide education and telehealth consultations to support primary care providers and their patients in rural areas.
  • Rural caregiver trainings: These programs are offered in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. Trainings are currently provided 'live' in Carson City, Elko, Mesquite, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Some topics are provided through teleconferencing and are available on our website. Trainings target those who provide care for their loved ones, family members or community members and provide continuing education credit for some healthcare professionals.
  • Annual caregiver conference: This conference is offered in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. The program is offered in Reno and Las Vegas in February each year and targets administrators and employees who work in long-term care settings. The topics are selected to address the current needs of the long-term care industry, and continuing education credit is provided.

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