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Montana Geriatric Education Center

Upcoming Events

AARP is sponsoring a Geriatric Mental Health Conference:

Essential Pieces of the Puzzle

FREE and open to the public:

When: October  21 - 22, 2014

Where: Flathead Valley Community College

Please RSVP at 1-877-826-8300

2014 MTGEC Annual Conference

Mental Health Issues of Aging Veterans

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Conference Materials Link: MTGEC Resource Page

Dementia Training Opportunities from Geriatric Education Centers

Translating Research into Practice: Stanford GEC

Dementia Resources: Consortium of New York GECs

Dementia Detection and Management at the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Nevada GEC

Demential Care Certificate: Wyoming GEC


MTGEC PURPOSE

The MTGEC is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and health professions students so that they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. Programming continues to be developed and refined for a variety of health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health providers and social workers.

Funding
HRSA: UB4HP19056 
$2,136,009.00 – 100% federally funded
July 01, 2010 to June 30, 2015

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Enhance your knowledge and skills related to providing health care for the elderly by selecting from over thirty modules to meet your learning objectives. Continuing education and/or academic credit are available. In addition, there is a 40-hour certificate program. The modules are divided into thematic sections:

  1. Core curriculum modules provide an overview and background information, and are suitable for all health professionals.
  2. Health Issues curriculum modules provide in depth information on the treatment of common health problems of the elderly.
  3. Geriatric Health Screening modules discuss the rationale and methods for screening geriatric clients for specific diseases.

GERIATRIC HEALTH SCREENING

MTGEC partnered with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy IPHARM(Improving Health Among Rural Montanans) program in order to provide interdisciplinary clinical training in geriatrics for health professions students. Wellness testing is conducted across the state in a variety of settings including assisted living centers, nursing homes, pharmacies and senior centers. There is follow-up with geriatric clients who have abnormal results.