CAADS Events At-A-Glance
Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Caregiver Support Programs: Building and Leveraging Support Systems
Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are almost three times as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) as people eligible for Medicare only,1 and 20 percent of all dually eligible individuals aged 65 and over are diagnosed with ADRD.2 The tools, resources, and strategies presented in this webinar will be directly related to the needs of dually eligible individuals and their caregivers.
This webinar will explore innovative ways that health equity and caregiver support are addressed across ADRD programs supporting dually eligible people living with ADRD. The event speakers will review various strategies and lessons learned from existing programs for ensuring caregivers have the supports they need to care for a person living with ADRD, and speakers will also describe strategies for health plans to consider to support providers in their work with caregivers.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to meet the following learning objectives:
1. Identify unique challenges and needs for caregivers of those living with ADRD
2. Deliver innovative strategies and share examples of programs to support caregivers
3. Provide strategies that support the unique needs of diverse or underserved communities and address health equity
4. Share lessons learned from implementation of caregiver support programs over the past 5-10 years
• Dr. David B. Reuben, MD, Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles; Director, UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) Program
• Dr. Debra Cherry, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
• Linda Wade-Bickel, RN, BSN, MBA, Senior Director, Population Health & Clinical Operations, Health Net
• Anita Chacon Terry, RN, BSN, CCM, PHN, Manager, Care Management, Health Net
• Ed Mariscal, MS, Director, Public Programs and Long-Term Services & Supports, Health Net
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including frontline workers, LTSS providers and provider organizations (nursing facilities, adult day programs, assisted living facilities, home health care, and community-based agencies), and staff at Medicare-Medicaid Plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, managed LTSS plans, and consumer organizations interested in strategies and best practices for building and expanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) caregiver support programs.
 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. (2017). National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update. Strategy 2.H: Improve Care for Populations Disproportionately Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, and Population Facing Care Challenges. Retrieved from https://aspe.hhs.gov/reports/national-plan-address-alzheimers-disease-2017-update-0#strat-2h.
 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. (2017). Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Retrieved from https://www.macpac.gov/publication/data-book-beneficiaries-dually-eligible-for-medicare-and-medicaid-3/.