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Nursing Administration in

Gerontology Care
Annabelle R. Borromeo, RN, PhD, CNS
SVP, Head of Hospital Operations SLMC QC
CNO SLMC QC & GC
Aging
• Not a disease
• Occurs at different rates in different people
• Everybody has to go through it
This year, I turned…
This year, I turned…
Turning the Big 6 0!
Why can’t I be like her?
The best I could do…
Reflection
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Sensitivity

Safety
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg
s.d. community
Standards of Care for the Aged
Physical access to the
The organization organization and its
informs the community services is facilitated
about the services it and is appropriate to The organization
provides and the hours patients’ needs. provides better care
of their availability. service as a result of
continuous quality
improvement activities

The care of patients with The organization plans a safe and effective
special needs are environment of care consistent with its mission,
determined by policies and services, and with laws and regulations
procedures that are
consistent with legal and
ethical requirements All services are provided by
staff members with
appropriate qualifications,
experience, or training
Standards

Safety
Cataract
Glaucoma
Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Decrease adaptation to glare
• Brochures not glossy
• Keep simple
• Appropriate literacy
• Use audio-visual and support as available
• Use large prints –minimum 12 points
• Talk to the elderly patient
How old are your ears?
• Listen
Prebycusis
• Loss of high frequency sounds
• Lose portions of the sounds
• Modulating
• High pitched voice (difficulty to hear)
• Will you please sign in, Sir? (in high pitch)
• Reading lips
Communication
• Slow
• Low-pitched voice
• Enunciate
• Eliminate background music noise
• Has undivided attention – no cell phone
Memory
• Repeat 3 times
• Show them (fall risk reduction, mini-squats)
• Speak slowly and clearly
• Involve the family
Standards

Sensitivity

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It is our duty to promote
Safety is Key
Takeaway: As a leader, pay attention to

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“L’hospice” by Gilles Barbier (2002)
Dr. Annabelle R. Borromeo
0922 882 1527
0917 819 8750
aborromeophd@yahoo.com