Role of the Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities in Geriatric Healthcare

Allison Boll, MSW and Melissa Ensey, MsEd

Seattle Human Services Department/Aging & Disability Services and Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of SW Washington

 Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities in helping older adults and caregivers manage their health and healthcare.
  • Name evidence-based programs and approaches that support self-efficacy, positive health outcomes and quality of care for older adults.
  • Explain how family caregivers can be engaged and supported as part of a healthcare team.

[From the Winter 2017 ]