Deborah Dillon, RN, is a geriatric resource nurse at Metro-Health Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio in Cleveland, OH.
We're Not Just Playing Games: Into Aging—An Aging Simulation Game
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2009 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 34, Issue 6, pages 248–249, November-December 2009
How to Cite
Dillon, D., Ailor, D. and Amato, S. (2009), We're Not Just Playing Games: Into Aging—An Aging Simulation Game. Rehabilitation Nursing, 34: 248–249. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2009.tb00259.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Aging Game;
The elderly represent the largest-growing segment of the population. Specialized training in geriatrics is essential for healthcare professionals to provide optimal health care. As part of an ongoing education program on geriatrics, the game Into Aging: Understanding Issues Affecting the Later Stages of Life, 2nd ed. (1991) was provided to staff members of a facility to help healthcare providers develop personal insight into the aging process through role play. This game has provided the staff members with a better understanding of the issues patients experience as they deal with declines in health.