Many Veterans treated by community providers have caregivers but are their caregivers being actively involved in managing their health conditions? Join VA for a March 25 webinar on understanding the needs of caregivers and their critical role in the care of Veteran, along with the benefits of practicing inclusive care.

A recent VA study found that 56% of VA caregivers said community providers never asked them for ideas about managing their Veteran’s health. And 69% said they have never been asked if they have the skills or training needed to help their Veteran. Also, 72% were never asked if they needed help at home in managing their Veteran’s condition.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how integrating caregivers more fully into the healthcare team results in better outcomes for the health care team, caregiver and most importantly, the Veteran.

Webinar Information

Title: Care for the Caregiver: An Inclusive Care Approach

Date: March 25, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET

Target Audience: Community providers and interested VA providers

Access: Register in VHA TRAIN. Program coordinators will record the webinar and place the recording in VHA TRAIN for later viewing.

Presenters:

  • Leah Christensen, clinical program coordinator for the Caregiver Support Program, VA, Washington, D.C.
  • Coleton Whitaker, director of programs for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the role of caregivers and their importance to the care team.
  2. Identify the 4 principles of Inclusive Care (CARE) and the value of the Academy for Inclusive Care in taking a system-wide approach to care.
  3. Provider resources available to support caregivers.

Continuing Education Units

  • AAPA: CME Credits
  • AACME – Non-Physician AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ACPE – Contact Hours/Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credits
  • ANCC: Contact Hours Continuing Nursing Education
  • APA: Continuing Education Credit
  • ASWB: Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE)
  • NYSED SW: Continuing Education Clock Hours

We hope you can attend!


C. Barbara Plantt is the outreach coordinator for the VHA Office of Community Care.

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