Building a Dementia-Friendly Care Model: Spotlight on HealthPartners

Date: February 18, 2022
Time to read: less than a 1 minute.

Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are almost three times as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) than people eligible for Medicare only,[1] and twenty-three percent of all dually eligible individuals age 65 and over are diagnosed with ADRD.[2] People with ADRD, as well as their family and friend caregivers, have unique needs that can be addressed by health plans. This Spotlight, highlighting HealthPartners, explores a dementia-friendly care model specifically designed to provide services and programs to effectively care for dually eligible beneficiaries with ADRD.

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References
[1] Office 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/report/national-plan-address-alzheimers-disease-2017-update/strategy-2h-improve-care-populations-disproportionately-affected-alzheimers-disease-and-related-dementias-and-populations-facing-care.
[2] The 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/.