San Francisco – Jeanie Kayser-Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, has received two national awards for her dedication to the care of older Americans.
In October, the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform gave Kayser-Jones the Cernoria Johnson Memorial Advocacy Award for her research, which has brought national attention to malnutrition, dehydration, and the care of terminally ill nursing home residents.
Also, Kayser-Jones received the first ever Nurse Leader in Aging Award from the American Academy of Nursing and John A. Hartford Foundation in November for her advancements in gerontological nursing.
Kayser-Jones, a professor of gerontological nursing and medical anthropology, is internationally renowned for her research on factors that affect nursing home care. The author of Old, Alone, and Neglected: Care of the Aged in the United States and Scotland is also a founder and former director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at UCSF.