Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Educating gerontologists and associated health professionals about Medicare: a four-hour workshop
by Barker, Ronald, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 64; 10196529
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this directed project was to develop a four-hour workshop for Gerontologists and associated health professionals to assist older adults in understanding the Medicare products available to them. The workshop was specifically developed for delivery through a non-profit called “In Transition Planning,” which is an educational platform to assist aging individuals with the aging process through education, community involvement and training. The four-hour workshop was based on the “Medicare and You” booklet developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent to older adults prior to turning 65 years old and annually. This workshop covers the basics of Medicare planning, which includes elections on basic Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplemental Plans that a senior receiving Medicare needs to consider. Workshop materials were sent to three expert reviewers, who gave suggestions for revision. General suggestions included adding material about Medicaid and rules for dual eligibles, discussing identity theft as it relates to one’s Social Security card, including breaks in the presentation, and condensing some of the material for the time allotted. The workshop will educate Gerontologists and associated health professionals about the different components of Medicare and insurance coverage available to older adults.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Claver, Maria
Commitee: Goeller, Casey, White, Barbara
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Health care management
Keywords: Elder care, Insurance, Medicare, Medicare advantage, Medicare supplement, Training
Publication Number: 10196529
ISBN: 9781369375015
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