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Hospitals are health facilities that provide acute medical and surgical services, preventative health, and general wellness related services. 

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  • Medical errors can have life-threatening consequences. These tips will help you take charge of your health and guard against common errors involving medications and care.

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  • Age in Action is a 20-page quarterly newsletter published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging, the Virginia Geriatric Education Center, and the Virginia Department for the Aging. Its target audience is composed of professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and anyone else interested in activities in geriatrics and gerontology education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • A guide to handling a loved one's hospitalization, including how to communicate with the medical team and the types of paperwork and information everyone needs on-hand in the event of a hospitalization.

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  • Everything you need to know to prepare yourself for a hospital stay -- including what to bring and what to leave at home, information on living wills, and an insiders' tour of the hospital layout and personnel.

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  • What do you do when a hospital discharge is sudden and unexpected?  This article outlines your rights and specific action steps you can take.

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  • Successfully navigating hospital health care transitions is critical for both the person receiving care and the family caregiver. The CARE Act ensures that family caregivers are clearly identified and receive any needed supports and education before their loved one is discharged home.

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