Involving and Supporting Family Caregivers in Care Planning and Delivery

Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Description: 

Family caregivers are an integral part of the care planning process and care experience for older adults. Over half of family caregivers assist with at least one activity of daily living, and are increasingly being tasked with managing difficult medical procedures and equipment, overseeing medications, monitoring side effects, and navigating complex health and long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems. Often, they are providing these services without training, needed information, or support.

Family caregivers can experience detrimental effects associated with the role, including exhaustion, isolation and financial hardship. To counteract these impacts, effective family caregiver interventions are delivered over longer periods of time, are multidimensional, and tailored to the needs of caregivers and care recipients. This webinar will provide concrete recommendations for health plans and providers on how to best identify, assess, support and engage family caregivers while respecting diverse cultural views.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify effective approaches for including family caregivers in the care planning process
  2. Define key strategies for assessing caregiver needs for support, education and skill training
  3. Identify basic knowledge of how to provide assistance for common care challenges and provide guidance around the varying roles of caregivers, such as care coordinator, direct care provider, and long-distance support

Documents to Download:

This guide contains instructions for obtaining continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, as well as activity information including speaker bios and disclosures.

Featured Speakers:

  • Anita Bagri Major, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allison Dobecka, NP, Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics
  • Tziona Regev , LCSW, Geriatric Social Worker, Quentin Mease Geriatric Clinic, Harris Health  
  • Hattie Coleman, Family Caregiver

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders - physicians, nurses, social workers, care managers, family caregivers, staff at social service agencies, Medicare-Medicaid plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), managed long-term services and supports programs, and consumer organizations. 

CE credit information:

Accreditation - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CMS complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CMS is authorized to offer 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for this activity.

After viewing the recording, please visit https://learner.mlnlms.com to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.

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