RIC Event: Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Caregiver Support Programs: Innovative Community Strategies

Event Start Date: December 14, 2022 - 2:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: December 14, 2022 - 3:30 PM EDT

Please note that this webinar has been rescheduled from its original December 7th airdate. If you have previously registered for this event, you do not need to register again. You will receive updated instructions for joining the webinar.

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Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are almost three times as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) than individuals eligible for Medicare only,1 and twenty percent of all dually eligible individuals aged 65 and over are diagnosed with ADRD.2 The tools, resources and strategies presented in this webinar will be directly related to the needs of dually eligible individuals and their caregivers.

This event will build upon the information delivered in the Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) September 2022 webinar titled: Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Caregiver Support Programs: Building and Leveraging Support Systems. This webinar will continue to explore innovative ways that health equity and caregiver support are addressed across ADRD programs supporting dually eligible people living with ADRD. The event speakers will review community-level strategies to ensure adequate care for individuals living with ADRD and their caregivers.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to meet the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify unique challenges and needs for caregivers of those living with ADRD
  2. Deliver innovative strategies and share examples of programs to support caregivers
  3. Provide community-based strategies that support the unique needs of diverse or underserved communities and address health equity
  4. Share lessons learned from implementation of community-based caregiver support programs over the past 5-10 years

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Karen Rose, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Vice Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Director, Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care, The Ohio State University
    • Dr. Rose is a professor at The Ohio State University, College of Nursing and the Director at the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care. She has spearheaded several innovative programs in caregiver support, including a pilot program that utilizes acoustic monitors of caregiver intonation to determine when a caregiver is especially stressed. This monitor can provide well-timed mindfulness reminders via text messages to help deescalate tense situations in the home.
  • Katie Scott, MPH, President, CarePartners
    • Ms. Scott is the president of CarePartners, an organization which focuses on providing resources, education, support and respite to family caregivers, and provides care to older adults with ADRD in the greater Houston area. CarePartners provides support through multiple channels including small group, large group, in-person, and virtual settings. This approach ensures they can meet individuals where they are and extend care into the community, not just in medical settings. Moreover, they maintain relationships with volunteers and community organizations to facilitate adult day programs.
  • Jo Smith, Caregiver Panelist
    • We are pleased to include a caregiver during the Panel Discussion and Question-and-Answer portions of the webinar. This first-person account will provide valuable insight regarding the impact of community strategies for caregiver support, detailing how these programs can provide meaningful relief in challenging circumstances. They will also speak to how caregiving can be a rewarding endeavor.

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including frontline workers, long-term support services (LTSS) providers and provider organizations (nursing facilities, adult day programs, assisted living facilities, home health care, and community-based agencies), and staff at Medicare-Medicaid Plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, managed LTSS plans, and consumer organizations interested in strategies and best practices for building and expanding ADRD caregiver support programs.

Registration Information:

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Viewing the Event:

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For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com to request dial-in information.

Due to high demand on technical platforms, it is possible that some users may experience challenges in accessing the live event. If you experience difficulty logging in or for any reason are unable to attend, note that the event recording will be available to view “On-Demand” approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the event. You can access the “On-Demand” recording at any time by clicking the registration link. If you have questions for presenters ahead of the live event, please submit those through the registration form. If you have any questions after viewing the live or “On-Demand” event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com.


Webinar Slides

1Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. (2017). National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update. Strategy 2.H: Improve Care for Populations Disproportionately Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, and Population Facing Care Challenges. Retrieved from https://aspe.hhs.gov/reports/national-plan-address-alzheimers-disease-2017-update-0#strat-2h.

2The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. (2017). Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Retrieved from https://www.macpac.gov/publication/data-book-beneficiaries-dually-eligible-for-medicare-and-medicaid-3/.