Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT)

GAIT is a project funded by the University System of Maryland Redeployment Grant System and is located in rural Maryland at the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (Cumberland, Md.) and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (Cambridge, Md.).

A series of two day rotations brings students from the six University of Maryland, Baltimore Schools, Towson University's Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Disorder Departments, Frostburg State University's Departments of Social Work and Psychology, and Salisbury State University's Department of Social Work. Students are introduced to the comprehensive geriatric assessment and the fundamentals of interprofessional collaboration through both didactic and clinical sessions.

A variety of sites are used throughout Baltimore, Maryland's Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland, and Western Maryland. Each site is chosen because it emphasizes the benefits of interprofessional collaboration in caring for frail older individuals.

GAIT Contacts:

Reba Cornman
410-706-4327, rcornman@umaryland.edu

Lisa Widmaier, GAIT Coordinator, Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
410-221-2600, esahecgait@esahec.org

Terri Socha, GAIT Coordinator, Western Maryland  Area Health Education Center
Telephone: 301-777-9150 x 107   E-mail: tsocha@westernmarylandandahec.org


Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) Training Programs 2013-2014 on the Eastern Shore
Coordinated by the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center

Cost:  No charge for University System of Maryland health care students, Johns Hopkins University health care students, and nursing students from community colleges on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Funding is provided by the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research program at University of Maryland Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium.

Pre-registration, no later than three weeks prior to the GAIT session, is required.
To register for Eastern Shore programs, contact Lisa Widmaier, GAIT Coordinator
Telephone: 410-221-2600; Fax:  410-221-2605
E-mail: esahecgait@esahec.org
Website: www.esahec.org

DATE

SITE

TOPIC/PRESENTER(S)

December 2, 2013
1-day GAIT

Maintaining Active Citizens, Inc. (MAC)
Somerset County

Caregiver Services

Dr. Renee Fredericksen
Caregiver Resource Center, Director

Click on link for registration form

February 19, 2014
1-day GAIT

Caroline Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
Denton, MD
Caroline County

Prevention, Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
 
 
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March 18-19, 2014
2-day GAIT
Spring Break

Talbot Hospice
Easton, MD
Talbot County

End-of-Life Care

Molly Kirsch, BSN, RN, CHPN

Click on link for registration form

April 15-16, 2014
2-day GAIT

HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital
Salisbury, MD
Wicomico County

Rehabilitation in the Older Adult
 
 
Click on link for registration form

May 28, 2014
1-day GAIT

Heron Point of Chestertown(Continuing Care Retirement Community – CCRC)
Chestertown, MD
Kent County

Use and Reduction of Anti-psychotic Medications in the Long Term Care Setting

Click on link for registration form

Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) Training Programs 2013-2014 in Western Maryland

GAIT projects are funded by a University System of Maryland Redeployment Grant to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) program at UMB to provide a geriatric team training opportunity for students.  Please see the registration form for information regarding eligibility.

Pre-registration is required.
To register for Western Maryland programs, contact Terri Socha, GAIT Coordinator
Telephone: 301-777-9150 x 107   E-mail: tsocha@westernmarylandandahec.org

DATE

SITE

TOPIC

November 3-4, 2013
Sunday and Monday

Diakon Adult Day Services
Hagerstown, MD

Supporting Staying at Home
  Adult Medical Day Services
 

 
Click on links for:
Detailed program information
Registration form

November 13-14, 2013
Thursday and Friday

Independent Living
Homewood at Williamsport
Williamsport, MD

Maintaining Independence
  Wellness, Excercise, Rehab Services

Click on links for:
Detailed program information
Registration form