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Community health workers provide support services to people living with dementia and their caregivers. Services may include home wellness and safety checks, help understanding and accessing services, and dementia-focused interventions. Studies have shown many benefits to using community health workers, such as improved health outcomes and a decrease in hospitalizations. In this webinar, participants will learn about two programs that use these workers to help achieve program goals.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Identify at least three areas that the Community Health Worker would assess in determining support needs for a person living with dementia.
- Identify five important dementia focused interventions implemented by Community Health Workers.
- Identify the three main goals of the CODE: SALSA initiative.
- Identify effective bilingual/bicultural dementia-capable direct supportive services.
- Alicia Nielson is a licensed clinical social worker at the WellMed Charitable Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Alicia currently is assisting on the CODE: SALSA grant, providing assistance to the dementia community living alone in San Antonio. Previous work includes research in partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Adult Protective Services studying the patterns behind self-neglect in elders.
- Constantina Mizis is the founding executive director of The Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) based in Chicago, Illinois. LAMDA is on the frontline of addressing Alzheimer’s growing impact on the Latino community and provides direct services to thousands of Latinos struggling with Alzheimer’s annually.
Complimentary CEUs available through this free webinar. Speech-to-text captioning will be provided during this event. The webinar will be recorded and available to view at nadrc.acl.gov. If you have questions, please contact Sari Shuman at email@example.com.