The Tsao Foundation’s Experts Series 2018 featured invited speaker, Prof Tara Cortes, Executive Director of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, and Professor in Geriatric Nursing at the New York University College of Nursing.
During the symposium on 26 June, Professor Cortes spoke passionately about education and training in the area of community gerontological nursing as well as the role of the nurse in community based long term care and primary care for seniors.
Guest-of-Honour for the event is Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Health, Dr Amy Khor. In her opening address, Dr Khor touched on the need to shift care from the hospital to the community and how community nurses can be the important bridge between the hospital and the community. She hopes more seniors can live and age well at home and in the community through the concerted efforts of the community care sector, communities and healthcare partners.