The Milken Institute has released a recent report outlining the obstacles that the US health-care system faces in accommodating the increasing demand for care among those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).
The report proposes that care navigation can help surmount these barriers by establishing crucial connections between health and social care services and individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. It provides a framework for health systems, community-based organizations, and Medicare payers to implement care-navigation services, including suggestions to enhance provider training for ADRD, expand the dementia-capable workforce, increase the role of care navigators on interprofessional dementia-care teams, leverage innovative digital tools, and improve payment for care navigation in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
The report presents six recommendations, which revolve around two fundamental themes aimed at improving dementia-care navigation.
Read the full report HERE