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Community and System Based Models of Care Management to Support Frail Older Adults Living in the Community

March 21st at 2pm EST

 

The needs of an aging population are intersecting with a period of tremendous change in the roles of health professionals and in the foundations of health care financing and organization.  

In the second of three webinars to focus on the workforce serving frail older adults, Drs. Karen Donelan, Nicolas Oreskovic and Robyn Golden will report on community and system based models of care management for older adults with complex needs. Dr. Donelan will present data from models that are community based; Drs. Oreskovic and Golden will present 2 different large health system approaches highlighting the work of physicians, nurses and social workers in these models.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1973089398244787971

Dr. Golden's Presentation overview:
The AIMS Model: Integrating Social Work into Primary Care Settings  
Primary care practices across the country are undertaking efforts to support patient populations with complex care needs - such as increasing rates of chronic conditions, frailty, and disability, and challenging social and economic situations. To provide effective and sustainable person- and family-centered care in a changing healthcare environment, practices should identify and leverage the expertise and experience of interprofessional providers and clinicians. Moreover, using evidence-based protocols that build on providers' expertise and experience addressing complex care needs allows care teams to better measure their impact, sustain their efforts, and scale up to reach more patients and communities. 
Research indicates that social workers are integral members to health care teams, with many providers calling on social workers for their expertise in areas that other medical providers may not be trained to navigate. These issues range from behavioral health concerns to transportations issues, which are often viewed as social needs, psychosocial needs, or non-medical needs. While social workers are recognized as valuable and central to addressing patient's health-related needs, few providers are able to articulate the specific contribution of social workers on health care teams, and methods for financing social work involvement remain a challenge. This presentation and discussion will focus on integrating social workers into primary care settings.

 

Previous Webinars in this Series:

Inter-professional Models of Care to Support Frail Older Adults Living in the Community

February 21st at 2pm EST

For several decades, our health system has been anticipating increased demands for health services and supports from older adults. The needs of this growing population are intersecting with a period of tremendous change in the roles of health professionals and in the foundations of health care financing and organization. Interest in social determinants of health and the role of long term services and supports have prompted interest in care delivery models for this segment of the population. 

In the first of three webinars to focus on the workforce serving frail older adults, Drs. Karen Donelan, Peter Maramaldi, and Barbara Roberge will report on the design and implementation of a large scale national study of care models and teams, highlighting professional leadership and team roles of nurses, physicians, social workers and other health care staff. 

Watch the recording HERE

 

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