Providence Health & Services in Oregon offers a wide range of services to meet the differing needs of seniors. From classes to medical assessments, clinical studies and housing assistance, Providence brings together some of the Pacific Northwest's foremost experts in senior health issues.
Providence is committed to helping older adults get high-quality health care. Our educational efforts in this area target three main audiences: primary care physicians, hospital nurses and patients. Current educational projects include:
- Helping nurses better understand the special needs of hospitalized seniors, thereby minimizing complications
- Encouraging primary care providers to address advanced care planning during office visits
- Developing geriatric training programs for family practice and internal medicine residents
- Teaching patients how to manage their own care