Navigating COVID-19: Supporting Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) is pleased to announce this training opportunity:

The current COVID-19 public health emergency presents new and unique challenges for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) as well as the family and friends providing care for them. Providers and health plans can play a key role in supporting individuals with ADRD and their caregivers as they navigate these challenges. This webinar will provide information on how COVID-19 affects and presents in people with ADRD, strategies for family and friend caregivers for supporting those with ADRD living at home during COVID-19, and opportunities for health care systems to prepare to meet the needs of people with ADRD diagnosed with COVID-19.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how COVID-19 may present in older adults with ADRD, and unique challenges facing individuals with ADRD and their caregivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Identify strategies for supporting family and friend caregivers of older adults with ADRD during COVID-19 to build a daily routine, implement and use infection prevention measures, and plan ahead in case they are diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Identify key considerations for providing care to people with ADRD diagnosed with COVID-19 across health care settings

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including frontline workers; caregivers; staff at health plans, including Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs), Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), and managed LTSS plans; and other health care and community-based organizations who are interested in strategies for supporting individuals with ADRD and their caregivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT

Register here