Janet Mentes, professor in the UCLA School of Nursing, assumed the presidency of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at the organization’s November 2018 Leadership Conference.
In her research, Mentes has worked to improve the care of older adults, primarily in oral hydration, oral care, and delirium detection and management. Her current research focuses on early detection and management of dehydration in community and institutional settings.
The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence is dedicated to the health and quality of life of older adults. The center is a collaboration of national and international nursing schools and institutions that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.