WSU offers elder care seminar


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DAYTON — To address the increasing demand for elder care, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and the Ohio Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Region IV will present a seminar, “Elder Care: A Coordinated Team Approach to Improve Outcomes.”

The seminar will be Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center, 581 Olive Road, Dayton. There is a $20, nonrefundable registration fee. Registration closes Nov. 27. To register, go to medicine.wright.edu/healthlink. Parking is free.

The seminar will provide professionals with information related to cross-discipline consultation and coordination of care. Professionals, including social workers, counselors and marriage and family therapists, will be able to use this information to assist clients and their families. In addition, participants will learn about transitions in care and medication reconciliation related to improving overall care when multiple providers and facilities are involved.

Presenters will be Dr. Larry Lawhorne, professor and chairman of the Department of Geriatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; Phyllis Atkinson, gerontological nurse practitioner, House Calls by Blackstone; Mary Jo Trout, a pharmacist and assistant professor, WSU Departments of Geriatrics and Pharmacology and Toxicology; Pamela Macha, community health worker, WSU Department of Geriatrics; and Katherine Cauley, vice chairwoman and professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, and director, Center for Healthy Communities, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

For information, call 937-775-8248 or email [email protected]

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