Capitol Correspondence - 06.10.19

Resource: Webinar on Delivering Dementia Capable Care

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ANCOR is sharing this webinar announcement by Resources for Integrated Care because some of our members offer supports to individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

As shared by Resources for Integrated Care:

“This webinar presents information on ongoing work and achieved outcomes for two states participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative. State agencies, health plans, and community organizations in California and Texas collaborate within the framework of this demonstration to improve care while controlling costs for enrollees with dementia, which account for 25 percent of their participating beneficiaries. Presenters will share strategies and tools for the delivery of dementia capable care, as well as tips for leveraging resources within federal, state and local environments to build more responsive systems of care delivery.

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

  1. Recognize how cognitive impairment and dementia affect the well-being of older adults and family caregivers.
  2. Identify opportunities to reduce the high health care and societal costs of dementia.
  3. Describe key features of dementia capable health systems and quality dementia care coordination.
  4. Identify key approaches for health plan collaboration with patients, family caregivers, and community organizations.”