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Genesis HealthCare Center for Aging Research and Education Launched
USciences and Genesis HealthCare focus resources to aid elderly population
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Contact:  Brian Kirschner
Contact Email:  b.kirschner@usp.edu
Contact Phone:  215.895.1186
 

To meet the growing need for training and resources that respond to the nation’s aging population, University of the Sciences and Genesis HealthCare Corporation are launching The Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education. The new center will be housed within USciences’ Samson College of Health Sciences and create a focused emphasis on the elderly.

“The combined resources and expertise of USciences and Genesis HealthCare present endless possibilities for education, research, and training,” said Dr. Paula Kramer, chair of USciences’ Occupational Therapy Department and center director. “Not only will our students benefit from this concentration of resources but so will the elderly population who needs the best care from the best trained practitioners.”

The Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education will focus on student recruitment, education, and research. At USciences, the departments of occupational therapy and physical therapy along with the physicians assistant and exercise science and wellness management programs will work together on joint programming. Students will be exposed to community programs that make an immediate impact in the community, attend learning seminars presented by Genesis staff, and have access to research and data.

“I am personally very excited about the newly formed partnership between Genesis HealthCare Corporation and the University of the Sciences,” said Garry Pezzano, vice president of clinical operations at Genesis Rehab and Respiratory Health Services. “This positions us very well to increase the awareness and access of rehabilitation services for older adults, promote pride in practice for our clinicians working in post-acute care settings, and enlist the support of educators to inspire therapy students to consider post acute rehabilitation. Together we will touch many lives.”

To inaugurate the partnership, The Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education is sponsoring a learning seminar series.

Genesis Center for Aging Research and Education Seminar Series

Day/Date Time Topic Presenters Location

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

5:30 p.m.

Health Care for Older Adults: Dispelling Myths and Embracing Evidence

 

Jennifer Sidelinker PT, GCS, Clinical Manager at Genesis

McNeill Science & Technology Center

 

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

5:30 p.m.

Care for Older Adults: Different practice settings—Role of PT/OT/ST/RT

 

Jessica Fulmino, PT, MS, DPT, Clinical Specialist of Education

Dawn Bieber, OTR/L, Area Director/Executive Director of Therapy Service for Country Meadows

Jody Goldborough, MA, CCC-SLP, SLP & Master Clinician with Genesis Rehab Services

Lorraine Bertuola, B.A., RRT, Director of Clinical Services

 

McNeill Science & Technology Center

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

TBA

Current Issues in Fall Prevention and Balance

Carol Maritz, PT, EdD, GCS, Vice Chair/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at USciences

Pamalyn Kearney , MS , OTR/L, Vice Chair, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences

Jessica Fulmino, PT, MS, DPT, Clinical Specialist of Education

TBA

Thursday, April 7, 2011

TBA

Psychosocial Aspects of Aging—Dementia, Depression, and Delirium overview

TBA

TBA

Thursday, April 21, 2011

TBA

Modifications of treatment for Dementia, Depression, and Delirium

TBA

TBA

For more information, scheduling, and additional speaker events this semester, please call Catherine G. Roth at 215.596.7341 or email her at c.roth@usp.edu. These talks are free and open to the public.

Genesis HealthCare Corporation, headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa., is one of the nation’s largest long-term care and rehabilitation therapy providers. Genesis HealthCare operates more than 200 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 13 states, including 33 in Maryland and Virginia. They also supply contract rehabilitation & respiratory therapy to more than 1,100 healthcare providers in 28 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, go to www.genesishcc.com 

 
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