Exemplar status is the highest of four possible program levels, recognizing a facility’s ongoing, high-level dedication to geriatric care. Exemplar status is achieved following a rigorous program evaluation that assesses each facility’s current state and future goals for their NICHE program. The requirements include: Implementation of the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model, Evidence-based protocols on all applicable units (including specialty units), Systemic aging sensitive policies, and Input from patient and families in planning and implementing of NICHE initiatives.
To learn how NICHE organizations achieve Exemplar status, review the dimensions and attributes chart for determining levels.
Congratulations to the following NICHE organizations that have achieved Exemplar status.