Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:30-4:00 PM ET
Older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have higher rates of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders than those with Medicare only. Older adults with schizophrenia are also more likely than younger adults with schizophrenia to have chronic physical health conditions like obesity and diabetes. Caring for older adults with schizophrenia requires special attention to how needs and treatments may change over time and to the impact of chronic health conditions, cognitive impairments, and changes to vision and hearing. An individualized approach is key.
This interactive webinar will discuss how to identify common symptoms of schizophrenia among older adults, identify promising practices related to treatment options and care coordination, and offer practical strategies for meeting beneficiary needs. Speakers will share firsthand experiences, lessons learned, and strategies to improve care.
- Naila Azhar, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
- Tracy Beavers, BSN, RN, EMT-P, Case Manager, CareSource Ohio
- Ann Marie Luongo, LPC, Program Manager, Advanced Behavioral Health Connecticut
- Heidi, Family Caregiver
Registration and Details
Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar information webpage to sign up, view accreditation details, and learn more.
CMS is evaluating this activity for CE/CME credit. Final information on the credit will be available to participants in the Learning Management System after the event.