The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing has over 620 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital and other healthcare organization's efforts to serve its communities.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Their vision: A world without Alzheimer's Disease
Their Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Association strives to drive the nationwide discussion of Alzheimer's and other dementias and to establish the Association as a dedicated and reliable resource to support the community's needs. By driving the conversation about the number of affected individuals, and the staggering and growing economic and societal impact of Alzheimer's, the public and policymakers can take appropriate actions to change the course of the disease. Families can gain the knowledge needed to seek diagnosis, begin treatment and plan for the future. Awareness of the Association helps these families to access needed resources during their journey with the disease.
The Expert Panel on Aging develops health policy recommendations to influence national and state level aging and long-term policies and programs. The panel promotes knowledge development and advances evidence-based innovations to improve health care and health care delivery for older adults.
Montefiore is a premier academic health system and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Combining nationally-recognized clinical excellence with a population health perspective that focuses on the comprehensive needs of the communities it serves, Montefiore delivers coordinated, compassionate, science-driven care where, when and how patients need it most. Montefiore consists of eight hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,747 beds, a School of Nursing, and state-of-the-art primary and specialty care provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The health system derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care.
NYC Health + Hospitals is an integrated health care system of hospitals, neighborhood health centers, long-term care, nursing homes and home care -- the public safetynet health care system of New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers and we offer a wide range of high quality and affordable health care services to keep our patients healthy and to address the needs of New York City's diverse populations.
Regional Aid for Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.) Inc. aims to enhance the well-being and quality of life for all New Yorkers by meeting the interim needs of people of all ages. R.A.I.N. is a multi-service community organization specializing in providing quality services and programs to meet the interim needs of New York City’s older population. Established in 1964 R.A.I.N. provides a continuum of care and range of services that allows individuals to maintain their dignity and age in place.
R.A.I.N. maintains a commitment to the provision of culturally and linguistically competent service delivery and quality care to the elderly population of The Bronx. Currently, R.A.I.N. is the largest provider of social services for seniors in the Bronx. With eleven senior center service sites throughout the Bronx and one in upper Manhattan, it offers a comprehensive continuum of services to help seniors live safely and independently in their homes. With over 1,300 employees, R.A.I.N. serves an estimated 30,000 individuals annually through its programs. It has one of the largest home attendant and personal care services for homebound persons in the City known as R.A.I.N. Home Health Care, in addition to a home-delivered meal program serving 1600 meals daily, case management services, R.A.I.N. One Stop, transportation services, Cucina Dolores serving 325 daily meals to the homeless and hungry, elder abuse services and two housing developments with over 156 units for low-income seniors; one HUD sponsored and the other a tax credit complex. R.A.I.N. Home Health Care is licensed to provide services in the five Boroughs of NYC, but has a primary focus in the Bronx at this time.