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The Learning Edge Fall 2017

What Skills Do Managed-Care Organizations Want In the Long-Term Supports and Services Workforce?

The way healthcare is delivered has changed dramatically over the past few years, spurred by the Affordable Care Act and its goals of better care, for more people, at lower cost. Increasingly, the emerging system centers around managed care. For long-term supports and services, managed-care organizations are becoming the main link between government and other funders; provider agencies; and individual “beneficiaries.”….Read More

The Learning Edge Summer 2017

New CADER Program Will Train Members Of the Clergy in Aging and Mental Health

The need to link older adults with mental health services is great—and often unmet. The reason is that too few of those who are in a position to help have the necessary skills. Over the past ten years, CADER has successfully trained thousands of aging-services professionals in the skills required to identify and address older adults’ mental (or ‘behavioral’) health concerns….Read More

The Learning Edge Spring 2017

More on the Journey to Trumpcare  Plus Promising Alzheimer’s Research and Training

Alzheimer’s disease also continues to be an important focus. This issue provides a look at promising research efforts, based in the National Institute on Aging’s nationwide network of research centers, with a perspective from leading researcher and clinician Peter Lichtenberg. And, we announce an innovative new collaboration between CADER and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, with a grant from the Administration for Community Living, to train homecare staff to identify and support people with dementia and their families…. Read more

The Learning Edge Winter 2017

Investment in Workforce Training Strengthens Interdisciplinary Patient-Centered Care

The valuable role that skilled supports and services workers play in healthcare delivery is confirmed once again by results of a just-completed two-year study showing that interdisciplinary person-centered care and positive patient outcomes can be strengthened by effective workforce training….Read More

The Learning Edge Fall 2016

Senior Centers Can Be Gateway to Mental Health Care

It’s been four years since the Institute of Medicine reported a crisis in mental health care for older Americans, calling for more trained workers and better access to care. Yet many older adults with mental health concerns still do not have the help they need. Access and workers trained in mental health and aging remain among the most pressing needs for local aging-services agencies….Read More

The Learning Edge Summer 2016

CADER’S Online Care Management Certificate Program is Working for AAAs Across the State of New York

When the New York State Office for the Aging and the Association on Aging New York sought proven, standardized online training and certification for case managers in Area Agencies on Aging and member agencies across the state, they turned to CADER and its Care Management Certificate Program. Now, more than 300 of these workers are about to complete the cost-effective, comprehensive program, with 400 more scheduled to be trained and certified in the upcoming year….. Read more

The Learning Edge Winter 2016

CADER–Massachusetts General Hospital Partnership Will Evaluate Acute Community Care

Five years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, studies show substantial gains in coverage, quality, and cost control. That’s all good. But we who work in aging and disability know that longstanding and new challenges—from population pressures to rising costs of pharmaceuticals—mean we must redouble our efforts if we are to sustain and increase these gains. Here at CADER we are pleased to be joining in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital to conduct a new study funded by PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. PCORI is at the center of the Affordable Care Act’s initiative to improve care and lower costs through research on effectiveness of treatments and care-delivery systems.Read more…

The Learning Edge Fall 2015 – CADER Trains Practitioners to Address Mental Health Concerns and Strengths

The Learning Edge Summer 2015 – When It Comes to Managing and Retaining Direct-Care Workers, Common Sense Is Uncommon

The Learning Edge Spring 2015 – Care Management Certificate Program Prepares Service Providers for Complex Emerging System

The Learning Edge Winter 2015 – Senior Centers Can Be Gateways to Mental Health Services for Older Adults

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