Cohort based program, register if interested | 12–1:30 pm
The Sanford Center for Aging (SCA) geriatric specialty clinical team can help enhance your ability to care for your older patients by providing up-to-date screening tools, assessments, best practices and resources for you, your patients, and caregivers.
This clinic is led by:
- Patti Swager, M.Ed. Patti is Associate Director for Clinical Education at the SCA. She completed a certificate in gerontology and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of aging. She works in collaboration with the clinical team and seeks out other experts to serve as presenters for the geriatric series.
- Mordechai Lavi, M.D. Dr. Mordechai Lavi joined UNR faculty in September 2017. He specializes in the care of adults 65 and older. He will be practicing inpatient and outpatient geriatric medicine.
- Kelley Macmillan, Ph.D. Kelley Macmillan is a professional social worker with educational preparation in psychology (BA), mental health and family therapy (MSW), social work, gerontology and geriatrics (Ph.D.). Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015, Dr. Macmillan was a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland for nine years. In addition he has more than 20 years of managerial and direct practice in health care delivery systems. Dr. Macmillan utilizes his skill, expertise, and patient-centered approach to serve clients and families in the Sanford Center Geriatric Clinic.
- Leslie Baker, PharmD, BCGP. Leslie Baker is the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at the Sanford Center Geriatric Specialty Clinic. She is also the Pharmacist in Charge at the University of Nevada, Reno Campus Pharmacy. In addition to her work at the specialty clinic, Leslie also provides Medication Therapy Management services through the community outreach program at the Sanford Center. Leslie has practiced in a variety of pharmacy settings to include hospital, retail, mail order, and as a consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
- Kelly Presser, MSN, RN, CNL. Kelly Presser works as the Clinical Nurse Leader in the Community Living Center at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care system in Reno, Nevada. She is dedicated to promoting best practices and improving outcomes throughout the VA, especially for the geriatric population. As a CNL, Kelly has worked on numerous evidence-based practice projects with a special focus on long-term indwelling catheter management, pain reduction and dementia care. She has over eight years of experience working with veterans and she is currently the coordinator for the STAR-VA dementia management program. Kelly obtained her BSN at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and her MSN at the University of San Francisco.
- Peter Reed Ph.D., MPH. Dr. Peter Reed joined the University of Nevada, Reno as Director of the Sanford Center for Aging and Professor of Community Health Sciences in September 2013. Dr. Reed received both a Ph.D. and MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a National Institute on Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the Carolina Program on Healthcare and Aging Research. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa-graduate of the University of Kentucky, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
- Jennifer Carson, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dr. Jennifer Carson is Director of the Dementia Engagement, Education and Research (DEER) Program in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Carson currently spends much of her time working with tribal, rural and urban communities across the state as Project Director of the Dementia Friendly Nevada initiative, sponsored by the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, and teaching professional and family care partners as the author and facilitator of Bravo Zulu. Dr. Carson received her PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies (Aging, Health and Well-Being) from University of Waterloo and MS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (Therapeutic Recreation) from Clemson University.
- Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: Setting the Stage for Person Centered Dementia Care Orientation
- Tuesday, September 28th, 2021: Effective Communication Strategies for Patients with Dementia
- Tuesday, October 12th, 2021: Behavioral Expressions - Proactive Approaches
- Tuesday, October 26th, 2021: Behavioral Expressions - Responding To Distress
- Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: Aging with Dementia: Understanding the Intersection with Vascular Health
- Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021: Best Practices for Appropriate Prescribing
If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.
Program didactic and reference materials will be sent to participants after each session. For questions regarding these materials, please contact us at ProjectECHO@med.unr.edu
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