Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) as they Age

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Podcast: 

This webinar is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Description: 

Nationally, the number of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) over the age of 60 is steadily increasing and by 2030, the number of adults with I/DD aged 60 and older is projected to reach 1.2 million people.[1] The physical, cognitive, functional, and behavioral changes that are associated with the aging process typically manifest earlier and in different ways for individuals living with I/DD.[2] These differences may raise unique challenges for clinicians, health plans, and providers who are engaged with individuals with I/DD and their families and caregivers. As a result, there are emerging opportunities for health plans and providers to support aging individuals with I/DD and their families and caregivers through comprehensive, integrated care that addresses the needs of the whole person across the life span.

Speakers shared lessons learned and strategies for providing care for dually eligible individuals with I/DD across the lifespan. By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes typical of the aging process, and how these changes may manifest for someone with I/DD
  2. Identify key supports families, health plans, providers and individuals with I/DD may need to manage these types of changes across the life span
  3. Describe an integrated approach health plans can utilize to respond to the needs of individuals with I/DD as they age

Featured Speakers:

  • Gerard Kerins, MPA, FACP, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Michelle Reynolds, PhD, University of Missouri Kansas City, Director of Individual Advocacy and Family Support, UMKC Institute for Human Development
  • Debbie Pfeifer, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Administrator, Aetna Better Health of Kansas
  • Callie Simmons, Service Coordinator, Aetna Better Health of Kansas
  • Sharon Spurlock, Director of Family Supports, St. Louis Arc

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – health plan leaders, primary care providers, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible beneficiaries with I/DD.

CME/CE Credit Information:

Accreditation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMS is also accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer continuing education credit.

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit for this course expires at midnight on December 18, 2020.
  • Continuing Education (CE) Credit – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU(s) for this program. CEUs will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity. CEU credit for this course expires at midnight on December 18, 2020.
 
After viewing the recording, please visit https://learner.mlnlms.com/to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.
 
[1] Heller, T. et al (2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 23(1). U. of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.
[2] Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDSO) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, E.K. Shriver Center (May 2017). Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD), 1(17). Retrieved from http://shriver.umassmed.edu/sites/shriver.umassmed.edu/files/CDDER/QINA%20Aging%20with%20IDD%20finalv2%20taggged.pdf
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