Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) 
Projects  in Western Maryland
 
AS RURAL MARYLANDERS LIVE LONGER,
THEY WILL POSE UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM:
Medical, psychosocial, and functional challenges must be addressed simultaneously
....to be effective, care must be carefully coordinated
 
AHEC West, collaborating with GGEAR 
at University of Maryland Baltimore,  is meeting the challenge to educate Maryland's future
Geriatrics Healthcare Workforce
:
 
G eriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Teamproj ects  in Western Maryland (GAIT)
  • Hosted at rural/underserved geriatrics care sites
  • Bring together University System of Maryland students from different disciplines and different universities/programs for a unique Interprofessional Geriatrics Team Training opportunity
  • Mentored by GGEAR www.umaryland.edu/gerontology; Implemented by AHEC West
     Promotes:
Person-Centered Care and Interprofessional Teamwork
Geriatrics Careers and Rural/Underserved Practice

Fall 2016 GAIT projects: 
  ( additional projects planned for Spring, 2017)

MAINTAINING INDEPENDENCE 
Healthy Older Adults Meeting the Challenges of Aging
Host site: INDEPENDENT LIVING, Homewood at Williamsport, Williamsport, MD

SUPPORTING STAYING AT HOME:
Adult Medical Day Services
Host Site: Diakon Adult Day Services, Revenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown, MD

                                                           

(28) USM Health Professions students,
 (7) different Disciplines, from:
Frostburg (NURSING/SOCIAL WORK/RECREATION THERAPY)
University Maryland Eastern Shore (PHYSICAL THERAPY) 
Towson/CCBC (PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT)
University Maryland Baltimore (MEDICINE/ PHARMACY) 
Salisbury (SOCIAL WORK)
                                                 

To Learn More about GAIT view the powerpoint 
 
AHEC  West
 
 
 
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