LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)
Older Adult Behavioral Specialists training and resources
Portland State University's Institute on Aging has created training modules intended for state-funded Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialists, located around the state. These modules can be used in creating local linkages and safety net resources for older people who need help. The eight modules include YouTube training videos, Companion Guides, Participant Companion Guides (Resources), and PowerPoints. Access these materials online.
Options Counseling Best Practices
Check for Safety and What You Can Do to Prevent Falls are from the CDC Website. Theoretically, you can order them from the site, but they have always been out of stock when we have tried, so we printed the short version in-house and have sent the larger "What you can do to prevent falls" to the printer. Staff would use one or the other depending on situation.
The word document 'home safety checklist' was developed by the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant that NWSDS has on staff that does assessments for the Otago program. They have initial buy-in from staff to use it as every home visit and then use one of the other PDF handouts as support during the discussion.
TBD - NWSDS is also working on a colored picture sheet of common durable medical equipment supplies to use as a visual aid when meeting with consumers. They are hoping that it will help them understand "transfer bath bench" etc., and lead to greater follow-up to obtain aids or ask MD for PT referral, etc.
State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO):
State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO) released in July
2012 included a recommendation (Recommendation 2.B) to "Develop a
dementia capable licensed healthcare workforce". The workgroup to
address this recommendation started meeting in 2013, and decided early
on to focus on developing tools and protocols for clinicians to screen
and diagnose for dementia. The workgroup also recognized that the person
living with dementia and their care partners are also essential members
of the care team.
To that end this workgroup decided to work on develop the three following tools attached to this email:
- Clinical Provider Roadmap – provides guidance for physicians and other clinicians to screen and diagnose dementia.
- Concerned About Dementia – for people who may be concerned that they or a loved one has cognition issues.
A Dementia Diagnosis: What To Do Next – provides resources and tips on
what things should be considered after they receive the diagnosis. For
this tool, the topics that are underlined mean that there links that
they can click on to get information related to those topics.
tools that are most likely to be used by ADRC staff are two tools
geared towards people living with dementia and their care partners, but
thought it would be good share the clinical provider tool as well. These
tools can be accessed at www.oregonspado.org/resources and are in the process of being placed on the www.helpforalz.org website. We do have nice color copies as well. If you would like copies, please email Jan Karlen at Jan.Karlen@state.or.us or call her at 503-630-4605, ext. 231.
I&R (Information and Referral)
New AAA Director
Miscellaneous Trainings and Materials