PIEDMONT GERIATRIC INSTITUTE IS THE COMMUNITY TRAINING ARM OF PIEDMONT GERIATRIC HOSPITAL

Those who ask for training assistance usually tell us that the training should be practical and useable. Much of the training that has been provided by some agencies has been too academic and theoretical. Responding to this, the Institute emphasizes practical application and task-oriented training. It concentrates on training in “how to do it,” rather than simply providing “knowledge about;” on skill development, rather than theory; on implementing specific methods of personal care, rather than just providing background information.

Taught by PGH and affiliated staff, PGI trainings present the most recent, relevant, and comprehensive information possible about geriatric mental health. The Institute offers continuing education credits through John Tyler Community College, and helps satisfy CEU requirements for a variety of healthcare disciplines.

PGI Coordinator : Christy Ballou

contact PGI : email : christy.ballou@dbhds.virginia.gov