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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 3rd Friday, 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 2020 Didactic Schedule (the summer and fall calendar coming soon)

Jan. 17 w/KCHC
Betty Shiels, PhD

 Feb. 7
Tim Bickle
Feb. 21 w/KCHC
Diana Lockridge, MS
Mar. 6
Kellen Choi, MD
Mar. 20 w/KCHC
Sam Cotton, PhD
April 3
Margaret Hill, DMD
April 17 w/KCHC
Terry Singer, PhD
May 15 w/KCHC
Joe D'Ambrosio, PhD
Emergency Preparedness
for Older Adults
Telehealth Lifelong Learning Male Incontinence Dementia Friendly Communities Dentistry for Older Adults Sexual Health in Aging Adults Flourish Village

 

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. 

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