Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00-1:30 PM ET
COVID-19 presents new and unique challenges for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) as well as family and friends providing care. Nineteen percent of all dually eligible beneficiaries have ADRD. Older adults are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and are more likely to have severe outcomes. Dementia-related cognitive impairment may also increase risk for infection. Social isolation and changes in routine may lead to confusion, irritability and agitation, and sleep difficulty.
Providers and health plans can play a key role in supporting individuals with ADRD and their caregivers. This webinar will provide strategies for supporting individuals with ADRD living at home during COVID-19. It will also address opportunities for health care systems to prepare to meet the needs of people with ADRD diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD; Director, USC-Rancho California Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CADC), Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology and Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Joseph Herrera, MSW; Director, Outreach and Education, USC-Rancho CADC
- Jennifer Schlesinger, MPH, CHES; Director, Professional Training and Healthcare Services, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
- Tom von Sternberg, MD; Senior Medical Director of Geriatrics, Home Care, and Hospice and Case Management, HealthPartners
Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models. The RIC website features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans. RIC is supported by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.
Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions.