Dr. Brock Daniels, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, and Dr. Lynn Jiang, instructor in clinical emergency medicine, were recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care (GEAR 2.0 ADC), a National Institutes of Aging (NIA) funded program focused on advancing the science supporting emergency care for people living with dementia.
GEAR 2.0 ADC brings together key stakeholders from emergency medicine, geriatrics, nursing, and social work representing health care systems, clinicians, researchers, medical specialty organizations, advocacy organizations, caregivers, and patients living with dementia. Dr. Daniels’ and Dr. Jiang's project will focus on using Community Tele-Paramedicine (CTP) to improve post-ED discharge care coordination for older adults who have been identified as a high fall risk after a sentinel ED encounter. Using mobile integrated health and telehealth, this study aims to mitigate fall risk and anxiety about falling where most falls occur - in the home.
Congratulations to Dr. Daniels and Dr. Jiang on this well-deserved award!