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Project ECHO: Care of Older Adults

In order to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults, in 2018, we launched 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 typically meets on the 3rd Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted), in collaboration with the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC.)  Project ECHO sessions include an educational didactic (topics found in the schedule below), a case presentation, and discussion to address the following needs. The KCHC meeting will offer time for participants to discuss how they can use the information in their communities, share upcoming events, and meet quarterly to learn about additional topics. Participants can expect information focused on: 

  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. 

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 

Date

September 17 
Quarterly Meeting 
w/NKYADD

October 22
(Note new date)

November 19

December 10
Quarterly Meeting
w/KIPDA
(Note new Date)

Project ECHO
Presenter

Laura Stebbins, DPT

Panel Discussion 

James Campbell

Rabbi Nadia Siritsky

Topic

Fall Prevention

Insurance Open
Enrollment 

Substance Misuse
in Older Adults

Cultural Humility at
the Holidays
KCHC Quarterly
Presenter

 

Allyson Graf, PhD

    TBD
KCHC Quarterly
Topic
Developing A Mindset
for Fall Prevention
    TBD

 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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