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The mission of JGEM is to improve emergency health care for older adults by providing an open-access, peer-reviewed, quality education and dissemination platform giving providers in all disciplines the evidence they need to enhance emergency care for older adults. JGEM is the unique repository for all providers of geriatric emergency care including emergency nurses, emergency physicians, emergency services, geriatricians, pharmacists, primary care providers, physical therapists, psychiatrists, social services, care managers, and surgeons. Older adult emergency care is complex and often requires a team approach, referral, and follow-up. As the centralized repository for the many providers supporting excellence in older emergency care JGEM informs and connects these many disciplines in the provision of evidence based excellent and coordinated care needed for this population from an emergency care perspective.

Indexed DOAJ JGEM is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and Google Scholar and has submitted their application for indexing in PubMed Central and SCOPUS. Follow @JGEM_AAH on Twitter/X or click the blue "follow" button located in the top-right corner to receive weekly emails highlighting newly published content.


JGEM is currently accepting submissions in all article categories offered and does not charge article processing or open-access publication fees. Articles are published on a rolling basis and organized into quarterly issues. JGEM publishes 4 issues per year. Please read our Author Guidelines prior to submitting an article.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a peer reviewer, please contact Stephanie Steger, Managing Editor. stephanie.steger@aah.org

Recent Content

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Bilateral corneal perforations due to elder neglect: a case report
Jaclyn Jordan, Katherine Selman, and Richard Byrne (Clinical Case Report)

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Emergency Care of an Older Adult with Complex Care Needs
Muhammad Adnan Khan, Himika Dalia, and Michelle Dietz (Clinical Case Report)

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Best Practices in the Care of Older Adults During an Unplanned Acute Observation Stay
Jonny Macias Tejada and Michael Malone (Topic Supplement)

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Boarding of Older Adults: A Concerning Trend in the Emergency Department
Julie Van Baardwijk, Eric Tharmathurai, and Ariba Khan (Original Research)

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Evaluation of a Community Based Teaching Hospital’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative
Josette Hartnett, Isabel Muronzi-Belfon, and Suzanne J. Rose (Original Research)

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Assessing medication self-management challenges and self-efficacy during emergency department medication reconciliation: An evidence-based quality improvement project
Mitchel Erickson, Jyu-Lin Chen, Yoonmee Joo, Stephanie Rogers, Thomas Hoffman, and Claire Bainbridge (Original Research)

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Depression and Anxiety of Care Partners During the Emergency Department Visit of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment
Nancy Glober, Anthony Perkins, Joshua Chodosh, Karen Connor, Sujuan Gao, Frank Messina, Malaz Boustani, Soo Borson, and Nicole R. Fowler (Original Research)

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GeriCarED: Feasibility of a pilot program of a geriatric personal care attendant addressing mentation, mobility and matters most in an Emergency Department Observation Unit
Ilianna Santangelo, Anne Marie Thompson, Aileen Tubridy, Kendra cull, Bridget Conly, Benjamin A. White, and Maura Kennedy (Brief Report)

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Prioritizing Care of Older Adults in Times of Emergency Department Overcrowding
April L. Ehrlich, Mitchel Erickson, Esther Oh, Todd James, and Saket A. Saxena (Collective Wisdom: Editorial)

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Impact of a Novel Multi-Specialist Telemedicine Consultation Program Model of Care for Homebound Older Adults
Samir K. Sinha Dr, Kristina Marie Kokorelias, Nicoda Foster, Pauline Kabitsis, Alfiya Mukharyamova, Mary Ann Hamelin, Nga Truong, Anna Grosse Dr, and Janny Lee (Original Research)

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The Missed and the Misdiagnosed: Geriatric Delirium in the Emergency Department
Christienne Shams, Yashar Eshman, Ronan Factora, Stephen Meldon, and Saket Saxena (Original Research)

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Patient Experience After Geriatric Emergency Medicine Assessment
Jessica Kuxhause, Natalie Liogas, Sarah Keene, Rebecca Fisher, and Lauren Cameron Comasco (Original Research)