CATCH-ON Learning Communities (LCs): These monthly one-hour videoconferences feature a clinician presenting a case relevant to that month’s geriatric primary care topic. A geriatric expert then provides a 20-minute lecture with specific behavioral recommendations that participants can use immediately, followed by the full group discussing application of the content. LCs require little time away from clinic duties and offer highly practical clinical guidance for all staff. If you’d like to bring LCs to your clinic, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
Behavioral Pain Management (BPM) training: This non-pharmacological intervention helps minimize opioid use and pain-related distress by teaching health professionals how to help older adults manage their own pain. Two levels of training include a one-hour training for all levels of clinic staff to help them talk with and refer older adults, and a three-hour interactive workshop for mental health professionals on implementing the evidence-based intervention program. If you’d like to bring this training to your clinic, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
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) HEALE 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. If you’d like to bring HEALE to your clinic, please email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
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. If you’d like to bring Safe-HOME to your organization, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.