"It is our patients who provide gratification and meaning to our lives. Nothing the faculty and staff can say fully conveys the joys of geriatrics as well as actually working with and for senior patients" -- Dr. Jane Potter
"The Center for Successful Aging plays a key role in bringing health professions students into contact with older people who are more typical of the individuals they will meet in practice". Dr. Jane Potter
UNMC has been a leader in geriatric education for more than 20 years.
Successful aging is about enjoying a full life. The Home Instead Center for Successful Aging at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers this and more.
The center represents a new model of care that is unique not only to the Omaha metropolitan area, but the entire midwestern region. Home Instead Center for Successful Aging encompasses the expertise of care providers from across the spectrum including; geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, exercise science, and whole person wellness.
Providing education and preventive care is another important component of the center. Caregivers and seniors, will find professionals to partner with them in their quest to live a full and successful life. Equally important are the educational opportunities it provides to UNMC students, residents, and the community. The center includes research in its care mission with a focus on promoting independence and aging in place.