Geriatric Health in New York

seniorsThe Healthy Community Alliance in Gowanda, NY just received a $135,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York.  The money is to be used to “administer the Foundation’s Geriatric Education Scholarship Program for physicians and allied health professionals.”  Geriatric health should be enhanced through these monies as rural health care professionals receive the appropriate training.

Unfortunately there are not enough geriatricians in New York to help the elderly with their specific needs.  Thus geriatric health suffers and there is added stress on primary care providers who end up “doing it all.”  Thus, this program boasts four nationally-acclaimed geriatric health care training sessions for physicians, Pas, nurses and nurse practitioners can benefit from, for free.