Please take this opportunity to view a 5-minute tour of the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) website, www.va.gov/geriatrics. This tour provides a practical overview of what the website offers aging Veterans, their families, and the clinicians and staff who serve them.
Here are some of the most important topics covered in the tour:
Shared Decision Making
Your first stop will be to learn about the process for making collaborative, patient-directed decisions based on the goals and priorities of the Veteran. This process is called shared decision making and involves the Veteran, their caregiver, the care team and a social worker.
Common topics for which shared decision making is used include choices about:
You will also be introduced to decision aid Worksheets – tools to help guide the Veteran and their family through the shared decision making process.
Long Term Services and Supports
The website tour also acquaints you with comprehensive descriptions, including short videos, to ensure everyone has information about all types of long term services and supports including:
More Information and Support for Veterans
You will be introduced to information on other topics of value to our aging Veterans including advance care planning, paying for long-term care, wellbeing and links to websites to help you locate services and resources.
And, the tour will show you how to click and print any of the tools or information on the website.
And More Information for Staff
Last, there is also a brief overview of resources for staff, including news about the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, and some of the programs it hosts including the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs), and the Geriatric and Extended Care Data Analysis Center (GECDAC).
ENJOY THE TOUR!