Active Listening for Direct Care Workers: Direct care workers — many of whom are family members — spend more time with older adults in the home than any other care clinician. Teaching them the best ways to listen and act on What Matters to the older adults they care for will improve the care they provide along with their communication to families and health care clinicians. If you’re interested in bringing this training to your agency, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
Health Education About LGBT Elders (HEALE):
Health Education About LGBTQ Elders (HEALE): It has been widely recognized that the older LGBTQ population is at risk for increased health disparities and suffers from poorer health outcomes relative to their heterosexual counterparts. Providing culturally appropriate care for older LGBTQ people means implementing best practices for that population.
Developed by CATCH-ON partner, Howard Brown Health, the essential series of six 60-minute modules provides foundational information beneficial for multiple disciplines including an introduction to the LGBTQ communities, and further addresses barriers to care experienced by older LGBTQ people, sexuality, legal and financial concerns, the aging transgender community, and HIV and aging.
In response to a growing imperative to address intersectional racial disparities in the aging LGBTQ community, curriculum developers at Howard Brown Health created a 60 minute module, module 7: LGBTQ Elders of Color, which focuses on their unique health concerns.
Most recently module 8, Primary Care Best Practices for LGBTQ Older Adults, was established to center evidence-based information and community informed skills needed to augment aging LGBTQ patient-centered care, and ensure that primary care providers have the opportunity to learn cultural humility and achieve best practice tools to improve health outcomes. If you’d like to bring HEALE to your clinic, please email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
Matter of Balance (MOB): This evidence-based, eight-session program, led by lay coaches, is designed to reduce older adults’ fear of falling and increase their Mobility. CATCH-ON is training coaches to deliver MOB classes in a number of our partner clinics’ communities. Click here to learn more about MOB.
Safe-Home Opioid Management Education (Safe-HOME): This literacy-tested training program provides education about the safe use of opioids and naloxone rescue medication. This training is currently available for care coordinators and direct care workers for use with older adults and their caregivers in the home. In the future, an online version of the Safe-HOME training will be available on the CATCH-ON website. If you’d like to bring Safe-HOME to your organization, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.