Our misson is to improve the health and well being of the elderly, not only within the Houston/Galveston area but also statewide and nationally, through education, research, clinical and social services, community participation and advocacy, and the establishment of cooperative linkages with other geriatric and gerontological centers. Read about our history »
The Sealy Center on Aging facilitates communication and collaborative scholarship among researchers at UTMB related to aging. A specific goal is to build bridges between basic scientists and clinicians who share common interests in aging. The center sponsors a variety of activities directed toward fostering, strengthening and expanding efforts in aging research, education and community service at UTMB.
UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium In partnership with the Texas AHEC East present Monthly Video Series in Aging Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12 - 1:00 pm Rebecca Sealy Hospital Classroom 6.100 Healthy light lunch, popcorn and refreshments provided. Contact: Tony DiNuzzo
CER/PCOR Lecture Feb. 26
Sealy Center on Aging, February 2014
Please join us for the last of a four-part minicourse: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "Implementation of Shared Decision Making in 'Real World' Clinical Practice" Presented by Robert Volk, PhD Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine Research, Division of Internal Medicine The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Contact: Stephanie Burt
Months after rehab, knee and hip patients keep improving
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 17, 2014
People who have had a knee or hip replacement reap the benefits of intense rehab months after they've returned home, according to a new analysis. "If you can get patients to a certain threshold level, they can do the rest of the rehabilitation on their own," coauthor Kenneth Ottenbacher told Reuters Health. "In a sense, these patients become their own physical therapists," he said. Ottenbacher directs the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB.
Dr. Ottenbacher and Colleagues Study Readmission Rates and Factors
February 11, 2014
Hospital readmission rate varies following care at rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service patients. Among rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service patients, 30-day hospital readmission rates vary, from about 6 percent for patients with lower extremity joint replacement to nearly 20 percent for patients with debility (weakness or feebleness), according to a study in JAMA. UTMB's Kenneth J. Ottenbacher and colleagues conducted a study to determine 30-day readmission rates and factors related to readmission for patients receiving post-acute inpatient rehabilitation. The news appears in Medical News Today, Science Codex and Bio-Medicine. More about this article at Guidry News.
Monthly, 3-hour educational sessions provide information about the medical conditions that lead to memory loss, treatment, community resources and tips to relieve caregiver stress. Please note this is not a support group. Pre-registration is required. To register, email Adele Herzfeld or call the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic in Galveston (409) 747-7030 or League City (832) 505-2002. Please provide a phone number so pre-registration can be confirmed. Download the flyer.
Contact: Adele Herzfeld
Event: 2014 OAIC Annual Meeting, Dates: Monday April 7 and Tuesday April 8, 2014, Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD 20852 Bethesda North Marriott Reminder to all - be sure to complete and submit your registration to the OAIC Coordinating Center.
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Contact: Stephanie Burt
Lefeber Winter Series on Aging - Faces of Aging II, "A Photographer's View" video now available online.
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