EVALUATING YOUR HEALTH THROUGH A GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
A geriatric assessment is used to evaluate an older person functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances and develop a coordinated plan that maximizes overall health. As part of this presentation, we will focus on how healthcare professionals provide holistic, empathetic, and individualized care to benefit older adults.
Sam Cotton, MSSW, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Sam Cotton, MSSW, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, assigned to the University of Louisville
Trager Institute. She serves as the coordinator for the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) initiative funded through the HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant. She manages the interprofessional education and training component of the Trager Institute. Her research interests focus on the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s
disease and their caregivers including developing innovative evidenced-based practices for caregiving, infusing compassion into caregiving in both community and long-term care settings, and implementing alternatives to pharmaceutical interventions for individuals with dementia.
October 25, 2023
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Highlands Campus Chapel
2000 Newburg Road, Louisvile
Each Community Education Series is recorded. If you could not attend, you can view past sessions on your YouTube page.
The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:15 a.m., in the Nazareth Home Library at our Newburg Road Campus. This group is free, provides mutual support, gives practical information, and provides information about caregiving and community resources.
To RSVP or learn more contact:
Program Director, Spalding Square
At Nazareth Home we strive to be a resource for elders and our community. If you are searching for information, we’re here to help. Whether you are a current resident, looking for senior care options, or not quite ready to take that step, we are happy to provide any advice and direction we can.
Contact us or check out these reliable sources for additional information and support.
Motivated by compassion and concern for all elders in our community, Nazareth Home provides home-cooked meals for elders maintaining their independence and a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of the dietary situation, Nazareth Home works to provide a specific nutritional lunch and dinner that meets one-third of daily requirements. This service is available Monday through Friday.
To learn more about cost and diet arrangements contact:
Director of Food Service
(502) 459-9681 ext. 4130