NICHE Care for Older Adults
Clara Maass Medical Center is proud to carry the
NICHE Designation in recognition of our commitment to patient-centered care
for older adult patients. NICHE hospitals recognize the specific/unique
needs of seniors and that patient- and family-centered care is imperative
to creating a positive experience for elders.
Through our participation in the NICHE program – the largest geriatric
nursing program available - we are able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary
approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences and improved
care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction for our patients
and their families.
The Importance of Families and Patient-Directed Care
As families provide a vital link between the patient and hospital staff,
NICHE has developed a number of useful tools including the Patient &
Family App, Need to Knows, and Caregiver Resources. These resources help
patients and families to cope with hospitalization and to communicate
better with the healthcare team. The "Need to Know" series is
an effort to meet the important information needs of older adult patients
and their families. These informational sheets help prepare people for
the realities of hospitalization.
NICHE - Patient & Caregiver