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. Sessions are on the 3rd Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern Time, and  include 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. 

Fall 2020 Didactic Schedule 

Announcement: Our Care of Older Adults Track Now Offering Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers! We are excited to announce continuing education is now available for social workers who attend Project ECHO sessions. Social workers can receive between 1 - 1.5 CEUs per session. Contact Justin Magnuson to learn more.

Upcoming Didactic Schedule 

Oct. 16 w/KCHC

Nov. 20 w/KCHC

Dec. 4 w/KCHC
Quarterly Meeting

Lori Paris

Panel Discussion:

Elisabeth Volpert, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Trager Institute 

Leigh Ann Bowman, LCSW, Trager Institute

Mona Huff, Trager Institute

Patient perspective 

Moderated by Anna Faul, PhD, Executive Director of the Trager Institute

Nick Turkas, Arthritis Foundation

Trauma Informed Care

Diabetes Management

Arthritis Resources for Older Adults

 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

Free Zoom registration for this event (you can register right before the meeting begins).

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