Care partners have a foundational role when assisting persons with complex health needs and disabilities, including throughout the trajectory of dementia. Care partners often serve as a critical source of information about a patient’s health history, coordinate treatments, facilitate care planning, and participate in routine and high-stakes decision-making. The competence and capacity of care partners affect the care quality, outcomes, and well-being of both the person they assist and themselves. Support of care partners has been identified as a key opportunity for achieving savings in care delivery redesign. This talk will summarize challenges and opportunities in the science and policy of care partner support and discusses strategies to sustain innovation and improvement in care, with a particular focus on consumer-oriented health information technologies.
Speaker: Jennifer Wolff, PhD
Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management; Director, Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Joint appointment holder, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Wolff’s research focuses on the care of persons with complex health needs and disabilities and applied studies and initiatives directed at better supporting them and their family caregivers within systems of care delivery.
Join In a Hybrid Format
University of Minnesota’s Campus Club–ABC Room
300 Washington Avenue Southeast
Coffman Memorial Union, 4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455
or virtually via Zoom
4:00-5:00pm CST – Lecture
5:00-5:30pm CST – Q&A Session
5:30-6:30pm CST – Free reception and cash bar presented by the Campus Club
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Robert L. Kane, the first holder of the endowed Long-Term Care in Aging at the University of Minnesota (1990-2017). A scholarly pioneer in chronic disease care, long-term care innovation, and geriatric health services research, Dr. Kane’s science has greatly advanced the education, practice, and of long-term care as we know it.