Session abstract: Assessing and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable of older adults in California
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Discuss how the physical, psychological and social care needs of vulnerable California seniors are being assessed and addressed. Identify differences in mental health need among older subgroups in California. Describe the Elder Index -- an alternative to the Federal Poverty Level that better gauges poverty among the elderly. Assess older adult “dual-eligibles” utilization of care as compared to other Medicare beneficiaries. Analyze how older adult “dual-eligibles” have managed a fragmented network of informal and formal care, along with unlinked medical care, to continue to live independently at home.
Keyword(s): Aging, Medicare/Medicaid
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and an associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. I am a leading national scholar in the area of aging in communities of color. I have published research on access to long-term care by diverse elderly groups, disparities in the consequences of health policy changes on racial/ethnic minority elderly, and aging politics.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.