UGEC faculty and students frequently present topics relevant for LTSS providers and staff as well as older adults and family caregivers in the community for conferences and University classes. When possible, we share these with our UGEC partners and communities. Please use these for your own knowledge attainment and share with others individually or in groups.
UGEC 2020 Retreat Materials
06/17- Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4Ms Lecture
Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Director of Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, joined us to delve into the topic of Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4Ms. She gave an insightful presentation highlighting what the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System are, what an Action Community is, the role the Northern New England GWEP has played in the Action Community, and how to use billable Medicare visits to help achieve status as an Age-Friendly Health System. She also helped us understand how we can apply the Age-Friendly Health System model to the community setting, not just in a large health system or acute care where it was created. She then answered questions from attendees about her presentation and experience in this field.
06/18- COVID-19 Long-Term Services and Supports Response
Our LTSS partner panelists described the challenges they have faced and continue to face during the time of COVID-19. The panelists also discussed how they have been adapting to the many changes they are required to make during this challenging and unprecedented time. The solutions they have come up with are impressive and we discovered better ways to assist them in their efforts. We also heard about COVID-19 testing from Dr. Bert Lopansri. The session concluded with a conversation between panelists and attendees about COVID-19 and ideas about moving forward during this pandemic.
06/18 - Age-Friendly Long Term Services and Supports ECHO Session & Nurse Residency Program Recognition
We were excited to have our first Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO session during the last session of the retreat! First, Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, presented on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and the 4Ms. Dr. Flaherty provided a summary of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, of the John A Hartford Foundation in collaboration with the Institute for Health Care Improvement, including the 4Ms framework. Dr. Flaherty also shared results of the New Hampshire (NH) Falls Prevention Network Hub, which provides training, program referral, technical assistance, quality assurance, and administrative support for population-based falls prevention programs. After Dr. Flaherty presented, the LTSS ECHO session continued with a case presentation and hub and spoke discussion. To finish off the retreat, each of our amazing Nurse Residents presented their QAPI projects!
4/22/2020- Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Population of Older Adults presented by Sky Dean, Fourth Year Medical Student at the University of Utah School of Medicine
3/31/20- "Art with Elders as viewed through the experience of older adult artists" - MS Gerontology Project presented by Lauren Chamberlain, past Graduate Assistant of the UGEC