Meeting the Needs of Dually Eligible Older Adults With Schizophrenia
Promising Practices for Meeting the Needs of Dually Eligible Older Adults With Schizophrenia
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have higher rates of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders than older adults with Medicare only. In addition, older adults with schizophrenia are more likely to have co-occurring chronic physical health conditions. Caring for older adults with schizophrenia requires special attention to how needs and treatments may change over time, as well as consideration of the impact of chronic physical health conditions, cognitive impairments, and changes to vision and hearing. An individualized treatment approach is key.
Join Resources for Integrated Care for an interactive webinar supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office that will discuss how to identify common symptoms of schizophrenia among older adults, identify promising practices related to treatment options and care coordination, and demonstrate practical strategies for meeting beneficiary needs.