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School of Medicine to hold free seminar on caring for older adults

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December 9 training held simultaneously at multiple locations in Nevada

(LAS VEGAS/RENO, Nev.) – The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Nevada Geriatric Education Center, in partnership with Access to Healthcare Network and the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, will hold a free seminar on December 9 from 12:15 to 4:45 p.m. on the following topics:

  • Stress management skills for caregivers of older adults
  • Medicaid and Medicare: what you need to know

This seminar will be held simultaneously at multiple locations across Nevada including Caliente, Elko, Ely, Eureka, Gardnerville, Las Vegas, Lovelock, Pahrump, Reno and Yerington via interactive video.

Topics will address stressors in caring for older adults and the impact on caregivers and their charges, skills that can be used to reduce stress; a review of Medicaid and Medicare, including who qualifies for these programs and how they overlap; and resources for assistance in completing Medicare and Medicaid applications.

Please contact Diann Jones for the seminar’s registration forms at (775)784-4544.

As the state’s only public medical school, the University of Nevada School of Medicine has been a leader in healthcare, medical education and research in Nevada since 1969. The School of Medicine includes 16 clinical departments including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, surgery, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and five nationally recognized departments in basic science including microbiology and biomedical engineering. The more than 185 doctors of University Health System, the school’s clinical practice, offer care in more than 40 medical specialties and subspecialties with eight physician offices in the Reno/Sparks area and seven in Las Vegas. The school is committed to a best practices approach to medicine and is dedicated to exceptional healthcare for Nevada now and in the future. For more information visit www.medicine.nevada.edu.

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