AAA Practicum

One way to build linkages between clinical care and community-based resources is providing training for the workforce who will practice in primary care settings and ultimately care for America’s growing older adult population.

In collaboration with two Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Washington state, we offer an AAA-based practicum to connect the primary care workforce to community-based resources. This unique experience offers health profession trainees first-hand exposure to the Aging network.

Our AAA Partners

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Aging & Disability Services (ADS) - Seattle / King County

The Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County. ADS plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive service delivery system for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.

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Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington

At the AAADSW, we believe every adult deserves to live with dignity. We connect seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers to a full range of free and other community resources designed to offer you choice, improve your quality of life and respect your independence.

Our Curriculum

Online self-paced learning

Trainees have access to online learning modules and resources that offer foundational information about the Aging network, Area Agencies on Aging, and evidence-based programs and services.

Experiential visits and activities

Our trainees have accompanied our case managers on home visits, shadowed our family caregiver specialists, worked alongside our care coordinators, and observed our Information and Assistance advocates.

Interactive classroom learning

Trainees supplement their online and experiential learning with group didactics and one-on-one discussions facilitated by AAA leaders.

Team-based Discussions

Trainees engage with AAA case managers, nurses, and caregiver specialists as they staff challenging cases.

What’s one AAA resource you’ll now refer patients to?

“Caregiving Support Network and Training”

“Meals on Wheels”

“Medicaid Longterm Care”

“Medical Transport and Transportation”