Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Family caregivers represent an important consideration in the care of long-term care (LTC) patients as they perform their duties out of a sense of devotion while suffering personal stress and health decline, often with limited support. There is a growing realization of the special needs of caregivers, and new services available to assist caregivers in their important role. This session is designed to demonstrate AMDA’s best practices for caregiver support throughout the LTC continuum. AMDA members with expertise in nursing home, home care, hospice, and palliative care will facilitate family caregivers sharing their experiences, with illustration and discussion of best practices for caregiver support by an expert panel, including information and demonstration of caregiver resources.
Describe the extent of caregiver needs in caring for family members in different levels of care.
List resources to address the burdens associated with caregiving.
Discuss the best Long Term Care practices to address caregiver needs.
Facilitate provision of interdisciplinary caregiver support services.
Speaker(s): James Powers MD, CMD (Moderator); Ralf Habermann, MD, CMD; Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
MD, PhD, CMD,
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center