COMPETENT CARE FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Track: Ethics
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Ethnogeriatrics Committee
Moderator: Lenise A. Cummings-Vaughn, MD, CMD
This session will provide an overview of the magnitude of older adult immigrants and refugees population, challenges specific to immigrations status, and accessing health care for cognitive impairment and depression. It will highlight current national standards, relevance and applicability of culturally appropriate approaches and interventions; and possible plans for integration into clinical practice.  Learning Objectives: (1) review health care coverage, programs, and services, available to immigrants including updates to related Medicaid programs, National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) strategic plan on language access; (2) describe common legal issues related to advance planning and immigration and their potential impact on the care of older adult immigrants; and (3) identify evaluation strategies for depression and cognitive impairment in immigrants and refugees with Limited English Proficiency.

Health Services Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
Marta Pereyra, MSW, LCPC
Intersection of Law and Health Care for Older Immigrants and Refugees
Yvonne Troya, JD
Health Disparities in Depression and Cognition in Multinational Populations
Hanzhang Xu, PhD