Category Archives: Aging Trends

Past Free Webcast – The Impact of Sleep Disorders: Changes in Sleep Patterns as We Age – November 19 at noon

Earn 1.00 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

By: Mark Freiberg, MD, Allina Health

Handout – Impact of Sleep Disorders 11.19.20

Sleep disorders are a common problem for people of all ages. Older individuals or those living with chronic conditions can be especially at risk. Often the first things that come to mind when thinking about problems with sleep are trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. However, sleep disorders also include issues such as sleeping too much, falling asleep at the wrong times, or behaving abnormally while asleep. Any of these can have an impact on an individual’s health, sense of well-being and quality of life. This session will review the normal changes that occur in sleep as people age and characteristics of changes in sleep patterns that suggest and underlying sleep disorder.

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Past Free Webcast – Telemedicine for Physical and Mental Health: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – June 11, 2020

By: Roberta Meyers, MD, MPH, Hennepin Healthcare; and
John E. Brose, PhD, LP, LADC, LMFT, Founder, CEO, Associated Clinic of Psychology

Earn 1.25 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Handout – Telemedicine for Physical and Mental Health – 6.11.20

In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS) removed regulatory barriers to the provision of telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities for the duration of  the COVID-19 pandemic.  The purpose was to facilitate access to care for these patients as nursing facilities “locked down” to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus. Dr. Meyers will share her experiences during the rapid ramp-up to provide these new services including how it became an opportunity  to understand the pros and cons of telehealth to deliver primary care in nursing facility settings.

Many older adults in residential care feel trapped because they hear the tragic stories about COVID-19 in long term care facilities. Never has mental healthcare been so vital for residents,  yet the bias that psychotherapy isn’t an essential component of health care has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Brose will describe how the psychologists and psychiatrists at Associated Clinic of Psychology have become creative problem solvers in their use of telehealth to continue delivering care to this vulnerable population at this unprecedented time.

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