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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/Summer 2020 Didactic Schedule (the fall calendar coming soon)

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 

May 15 w/KCHC

June 19 w/KCHC
Quarterly Mtg

July 17 w/KCHC

Aug. 21 w/KCHC

Joe D'Ambrosio, PhD Brent Wright, MD Panel Discussion Glenda Hodges Cook
 

Flourish Village

Compassionate
Use of Technology
for Aging Adults

KCHC Quarterly Speaker:
Stephanie Barnett
"Vitamin C" - Using Compassion
to Heal the Heart of Healthcare

Best Practices
for Telehealth

Mindfulness
and Selfcare
for Providers & Patients
 


 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, or phone at 502-588-4340. 

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