Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1PM-2PM CT (2PM-3PM E.T.)
Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.
Family caregivers are an essential part of the healthcare team for persons living with dementia. Yet, family caregivers often go unrecognized in the delivery of healthcare to persons living with dementia. In an effort to provide care and improve outcomes for persons living with dementia, efforts are underway in several healthcare settings to better engage family caregivers in the development of care plans and the delivery of care. These efforts may eventually lead to improved health outcomes for people with dementia and their caregivers, as appropriate services and supports are channeled to the population. This web seminar will define the challenges and benefits of including family caregivers as members of the healthcare team and describe practical approaches that are gaining support in two states.
Through this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of improving family caregivers’ representation in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) of persons living with dementia
- Discuss multiple ways in which healthcare systems could better identify family caregivers in EHRs and other forms of Health IT
- Access tools care managers can use to identify, assess and support family caregivers of people with dementia within healthcare systems
- Identify policies that can be leveraged to improve caregiver identification
Debra Cherry, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
Alan B. Stevens, Center for Applied Health Research