C.A.R.E.S. Article: Assistance Programs for Older Adults
The C.A.R.E.S. continuing education programs are designed for Alabama pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to provide an overview of Medicare and the roles of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) with the primary goal to help pharmacists and pharmacy staff effectively and efficiently assist Medicare beneficiaries. All of our CE programs are funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) and the U.S. Administration for Community Living. They are made available to pharmacists and technicians in Alabama at no cost. The programs are developed by Dr. Salisa Westrick, Professor of Health Outcomes Research and Policy in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Senior Services.
This continuing education program is a paper-based CE program. It provides an overview of programs offered by the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and how Medicare beneficiaries can benefit from them.
If you are interested in learning more and/or joining the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network, you can complete the three ACPE approved one-credit-hour each CE articles or the three hour video training program (3 CE credits) that is available free online. After at least one full-time pharmacist from your pharmacy has completed the 3 CE credits training you can be enrolled in the C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network at no cost and will receive a referral kit to help you identify and refer Medicare patients who may benefit from community programs to a local agency.
If you are interested or want more information about either CE program, please visit https://www.alpharmacycares.org/
THIS PROJECT WAS SUPPORTED, IN PART BY GRANT NUMBER 90SAP0058, FROM THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20201. GRANTEES UNDERTAKING PROJECTS UNDER GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXPRESS FREELY THEIR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS. POINTS OF VIEW OR OPINIONS DO NOT, THEREFORE, NECESSARILY REPRESENT OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING POLICY.
This knowledge based program in intended for Pharmacists (ACPE), Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE), Nurses (ABN), and Social Workers (ABSWE).
- Describe the objectives of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
- Describe ADRCs’ programs in terms of their objectives and eligibility requirements
- Identify the local ADRCs in which a collaboration can be established
This is a paper continuing education program. The material document is located within the course content. Once you have registered for the course, please navigate to the 'Take Course' tab and click the navy blue 'Take Course' button. Navigate to the 'Course Materials' section of the course using the left-hand menu and download a PDF version.
Salisa C Westrick, BS Pharm, PhD, FAPhA is a Sterling Professor and Department Head of Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Harrison College of Pharmacy, Auburn University.
B.S., Pharmacy - Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), 1997
M.S., Training and Development - Illinois State, 2000
Ph.D., Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy - Wisconsin, 2004
Her first research goal is to improve the quality of health care and patient health outcomes through promoting the uptake of evidence-based innovations. She has used organization theories and implementation science principles to guide her research. She has studied the adoption, implementation and evaluation of various types of healthcare innovations. Her second research goal is to increase access to care among older adults, especially those with limited income. Her work has assisted seniors in making Part D plan selection decisions and enrolled them in subsidy programs.
She has partnered with multiple community agencies and national associations to execute her research programs including Area Agencies on Aging in Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, National Community Pharmacists Association, and American Pharmacists Association. Her work has received funding from various agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Department of Senior Services, Alabama Department of Public Health, and Pharmaceutical Companies.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-22-009-H04-P/T and is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The initial release date for this home-study program is January 31, 2022 and the intended expiration date is January 31, 2025.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ABSWE
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 ACPE TechnicianAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 Attendance