Determining Caregiver Needs and Well Being

Originally presented on November 16, 2017

Elizabeth Smith-Boivin, MSHSA
Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, NENY chapter

Due to the increasing number of persons with Alzheimer’s disease being cared for at home or in the community whose overall health depends upon the caregiver, the importance of assessing caregiver needs, strengths and limitations and designing a personalized plan to ensure caregiver well-being has become increasingly well recognized. This webcast will feature a discussion of how to assess and support the caregiver's needs, in order to ensure that they may optimally care for their loved one living with Alzheimer's disease.

  • List a minimum of five statistics/characteristics specific to Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.
  • Describe a minimum of five components contained in a thorough Alzheimer’s Caregiver Assessment.
  • Identify a minimum of three elements contained in a “person-centered” plan designed to promote caregiver well-being.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers health educators and other health professionals working in local health departments, hospitals and clinics and those in community-based settings, senior care facilities and any other population-based settings that interact with people who are caring for people living with Alzheimer's disease.

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The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until November 30, 2020.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2020.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2020. 

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 1 social work self-study continuing education hour.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until November 30, 2020.