The Division Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) has a mission to protect the rights of older individuals and provide the tools and support services to promote a healthy independent lifestyle for those citizens.
DAAS plans, coordinates and advocates for, and ensures the provision of services to all older Mississippians.
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The MAC center was able to help Ms. Doe who was living in unacceptable conditions for the amount she had been paying for her apartment. She contacted a MAC Center Specialist and they were able to provide Ms. Doe with the number of Meadow Ridge Senior Apartments. A MAC Center Specialist then followed up after seven days with Ms. Doe to see if the resource she was given had worked. Ms. Doe stated that she is very pleased with the living conditions at her new apartment and looked forward to moving into her affordable housing.
“I am very THANKFUL for the MAC Centers.”
In the U.S., we are projected to experience a shortage of primary care physicians and nurses that will only be compounded by the aging Baby Boomer generation. And this wave of senior retirees will require specialized care – something that adult-gerontology nurse practitioners (AGNP) are well-equipped to provide. With the increased need for these geriatric medical professionals, it’s no wonder that the nurse practitioner field is expected to grow by 31% in the next decade.
In order to meet this demand, my team at Nursing.org put together a guide that breaks down what becoming an AGNP entails. Scholarship opportunities, certification information, and a directory of gerontology master’s programs are included. We focus on online degree options that offer greater flexibility for nurses already working in the field:
We also created a resource for nurses in Mississippi specifically. It includes state-specific licensure requirements and career outlook information: https://www.nursing.org/online-programs/mississippi/
Baby Boomers are simultaneously retiring from their jobs and requiring greater medical attention.We need AGNPs to fill these job vacancies and address the needs of the growing population of seniors.