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Project ECHO: Care of Older Adults 4/5/19
University of Louisville Trager Institute
300 East Market Street, Suite 200
Louisville , KY 40202
USA
(502) 852-5629

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Friday, April 05, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Project ECHO

Project ECHO: Care of Older Adults

In order to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults, we launched in 2018 a Project ECHO focusing on the care of older adults. Among the many challenges Kentuckians face in rural and underserved communities is healthcare access. This is especially true for older adults. In these communities, it can be difficult for individuals to find providers close to them who are educated in the complexities of caring for older adults. 

Project ECHO: Care of Older Adults is a growing community of health care providers and community stakeholders dedicated to best practices in the care of older adults. Each session (on the 1st and 3rdFriday, 12:00-1:00 pm EST) includes an educational didactic (topics found in the schedule below),  case presentation, and discussion to address the following needs:

  1.  Providing patient-/family-centered care;
  2.  Improving chronic health conditions;
  3.  Providing effective behavioral health interventions;
  4.  Improving treatment and care of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias; and
  5.  Increasing interprofessional collaborative care. 

Spring 2019 Didactic Schedule (additional palliative care and hospice sessions coming soon)

January 18
Lori Paris
Levels of Care

February 1
Mona Huff      
Peer Mentoring
February 15 
Lacy Robinson
Living Funerals
March 1
Barbara Head 
Life Review
March 15
Barbara Gordon
Role of Community Organizations
April 5
Sarah Teeters
Elder Abuse
April 19           
Jamie Nash
Polypharmacy
May 3
Oaks’ Day
Break
May 17
Sheri Rose
Tech Innovation
June 7
Sam Cotton
Improving Brain Health

How to Join:

Our Project ECHO approach is building a community to learn how to better treat and improve the quality of life for older adults in Kentucky. It will give you increased knowledge and continuing education credits (coming soon!) in the convenience of your office.  To learn more and join us please contact the Project ECHO Coordinator, Justin Magnuson, by email [email protected] or phone at 502-852-5629. 

Learn more about our Project ECHOs

Contact: [email protected]