Working towards optimal health for all older adults

University of California, Davis

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
2570 48th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Total school enrollment:
• 2017 enrollment: 302 graduate students across five programs
• Full enrollment of 420 graduate students by 2023

News

New Family Caregiving Institute Launches

One in five households provide care and support to an older parent, spouse, friend or neighbor who requires assistance with tasks such as medication management, household chores or transportation for provider visits. That number is expected to grow to one in two by 2030. The numbers are staggering and while many families find meaning in the care they provide, the burden can be crushing for those caring for an aging relative. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing wants to support them and their well-being. Launched in April with a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis builds upon the foundation laid by the school’s current scholarship in the area of family caregiving, examining the effectiveness of programs and designing support interventions...

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Nursing Professor Collaborates with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)

Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis collaborate with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) on a quality improvement initiative aimed at improving dementia care in skilled nursing facilities. Associate Professor Elena O. Siegel and Associate Adjunct Professor Debra Bakerjian conduct independent research in a project aimed at improving dementia care...

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School Partners with AARP to Develop Resources for Family Caregivers

Faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis partner with colleagues at AARP to empower family caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to care for a loved one at home. From caring for aging parents to assisting a partner with complex health needs, one third of American households fall within the realm of caregiving...

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