Resources for Integrated Care – Webinar

Resources for Integrated Care invites you to attend an upcoming webinar. This webinar offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credit at no cost to participants.

Promising Practices for Supporting Dually Eligible Older Adults with Complex Pain Needs 

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Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions encountered by healthcare professionals, particularly among those caring for older adults.[1] Approximately half of all older adults report experiencing bothersome pain within the last month, with three quarters of these older adults reporting pain in more than one location.[2] In addition, older adults who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid have higher rates of chronic pain than adults with all other types of coverage.[3] Chronic pain that is untreated or ineffectively managed can lead to significant health consequences among older adults, including depression, decreased ability to socialize, impaired sleep, increased falls, malnutrition, and decreased quality of life.[4] Research suggests that chronic pain is often underdetected and undertreated with advancing age.[5] 

This interactive webinar will discuss the common causes and types of pain among dually eligible older adults, identify promising practices for biopsychosocial pain management, and

[1] Reid, M. C., Eccleston, C., & Pillemer, K. (2015). Management of chronic pain in older adults. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 350, h532. doi:10.1136/bmj.h532

[2] Patel, K. V., Guralnik, J. M., Dansie, E. J., & Turk, D. C. (2013). Prevalence and impact of pain among older adults in the United States: findings from the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study. Pain, 154(12), 2649–2657. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.07.029

[3] Dahlhamer, J., Lucas, J., Zelaya, C., Nahin, R., Mackey, S., DeBar, L., … Helmick, C. (2018). Prevalence of chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain among adults. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67, 1001-1006. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a2

[4] Ayres, E., Warmington, M., Reid, M. (2012). Managing chronic pain in older adults: 6 steps to overcoming medication barriers. The Journal of Family Practice, 61(9), S16-S21. Retrieved from

https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/116938/geriatrics/managing-chronic-pain-older-adults-6-steps-overcoming

[5] Ibid.