Dakota Geriatrics
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Great Plains Consortium

Health Ambassador Teams for Seniors (HATS)

Dakota Geriatrics’ Interprofessional Community Service Learning program, called HATS, seeks to introduce students to the full spectrum of elderly heath status and older adult wellness promotion. A dyad of interprofessional healthcare trainees is assigned to perform a modified annual wellness exam on volunteer older adults via zoom format.

Program Objectives

Objective #1
Evaluate an older adult through telehealth utilizing the Annual Wellness Exam and Age-Friendly 4Ms Framework
Objective #2
Understand the role of an interprofessional team in caring for an older adult
Objective #3
Develop telemedicine skills through zoom encounters by engaging older adults in conversations about health and accessing healthcare through telehealth
Objective #4
Develop an individualized healthcare plan for older adults

Access Training

Students, please contact Bethany Reed to gain access to the training.

To the members in our community, we’re always seeking volunteer older adults for a FREE visit with our students. Please view the flyer for further details.

Age-Friendly Framework

What Matters
Know and align care with each older adult's specific health outcome goals and care preferences including, but not limited to, end-of-life care and across settings of care.

If medication is necessary, use Age-Friendly medication that does not interfere with What Matters to the older adult, Mobility or Mentation across setting of care.

Prevent, identify, treat, and manage dementia, depression, and delirium across setting of care.

Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function and do What Matters.