You Can Do It Too! Healthcare and Aging Organizations Partner to Improve Dementia Care

Start time
10:00 AM (Pacific)
End time
11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

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Includes complimentary CEUs

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial and Administrative Alignment Demonstrations to better serve people with both Medicare and Medicaid have fostered creative partnerships between aging and healthcare organizations. Using Alzheimer’s care as an example, this session teaches skills for approaching healthcare organizations to encourage them to undertake a quality improvement program, including how to make a business case statement; tools for training care managers and family caregivers, key partners for improving care for complex patients with dementia; and, how to identify policy opportunities or levers that support your quality improvement program.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Develop or adopt a business case statement with which to approach a healthcare system to encourage them to attend to the needs of patients with dementia;
  • Identify and access tools that care managers can use to improve dementia care within healthcare systems;
  • Identify and apply policy levers and documents to strengthen their efforts to improve dementia care within health systems; and,
  • Monitor systems change progress within their own health systems.


Dr. Debra Cherry is executive vice president of Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, where she has created award-winning programs for more than 25 years. She is co-director of the Dementia Cal MediConnect Program, an ACL-funded, nationally recognized promising practice for improving care for people with dementia within a Medicare-Medicaid pilot that blends medical care with long-term services and supports to improve care, while reducing costs. Debra is a Past Chair of ASA's Healthcare and Aging Network Council.


Dr. Brooke Hollister is an associate professor and principal advisor on Policy and Dissemination at the Institute for Health & Aging of the University of California, San Francisco. She is the program evaluator of the Dementia Cal MediConnect Program, and has written several white papers on Cal MediConnect and dementia care management within other duals demonstrations. Brooke is currently serving as a member of ASA's Board of Directors.


*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars.