Healthy Aging Series

Healthy Aging Series: Improving Care for Older Adults

September 21 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free


Barb Bowers, associate dean and researcher, School of Nursing

About the talk and speaker

Dr. Bowers’ research focuses on frail, older adults and people with lifelong disabilities, in both community and residential settings. She is interested in how public policies, organizational practices, and models of care delivery influence the quality of care and quality of work life for caregivers. Her interest in work-life quality for workers in long-term care systems has led her to examine the causes of staff turnover; the relationships among organizational structure, organizational culture, management practices, and care outcomes; and ways to improve the effectiveness of staff development. Her work with informal caregivers at home has led to the development of tools to provide anticipatory guidance and support caregiver decision making. Professor Bowers is the founding director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education. She serves on the editorial board of Qualitative Health Research, the Western Journal of Nursing Research and the International Journal of Older People Nursing. She is associate editor (qualitative and mixed-methods research manuscripts) for the Gerontologist and oversees Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research Resources in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr Bowers has served on many national expert panels reviewing oversight and monitoring care, the educational requirements for health-service workers, development of nursing leadership in long-term care, and the use of advanced-practice nurses in the care of older adults.

RSVP by September 20.

Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held at 7 p.m. at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street in Madison.

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture with you. Capitol Lakes staff will validate it for you before you leave.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Wallace ’05 at or 608-308-5528.

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