Using Telehealth to Provide Care to Isolated Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Activity Length: 25 minutes
Test Time: 5 minutes
- Describe the consequences of social isolation on an older adults’ health and functional status;
- Discuss the best practices for delivering care to older adults at home via telehealth;
- Identify opportunities for home health teams to provide high quality care remotely.
Commercial Support: This CME-certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
This work is conducted by the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program, funded by grant No.U77HP26847 from the Health Resources and Services Administration, and administered by the National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine - Rockford.
Section Chief of Geriatric Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Geriatric Medicine, Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center
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Aliza Baron, AM owns stock in Eli Lilly. No one else in a position to control the educational content of this activity has any other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the Using Telehealth to Provide Care to Isolated Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
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