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RIC Panel Discussion: Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults through Times of Stress and Isolation

July 6, 2020

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Panel Discussion: Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults through Times of Stress and Isolation

Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Register for the event

In April, Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) held a highly attended webinar on supporting caregivers of older adults through times of stress and isolation. Due to continued interest, RIC invites you to attend a panel discussion offering additional information in response to audience questions.

More than 34 million individuals in the U.S. provide unpaid care for an older adult, including many who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Due to COVID-19, caregivers of older adults may be experiencing new challenges and others may be new to caregiving responsibilities. The emotional, physical, and financial impact of caregiving can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, and other health problems. Providers and health plan staff can play key roles in supporting caregivers, particularly during this time of isolation. 

Topics discussed will include supporting caregivers with depression; assisting caregivers who live apart from their loved ones; addressing caregiver grief; and engaging caregivers virtually.

Featured speakers:

  • Kathy Kelly, MPA; Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Erin E. Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP; Associate Professor of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology and Geriatric Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging Rush University Medical Center
  • Bryan Godfrey, MA, MSW, LCSW; Care Management Social Worker, UNC Geriatrics Specialty Clinic

RIC develops and disseminates technical assistance and 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 with any questions.

Last modified on 07/07/2020

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