Webinar: Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults

Date: February 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM CT


Abstract: Older adults may experience hearing, visual, or cognitive challenges that impact their ability to understand and make appropriate health decisions. This can lead to poor health outcomes and limitations on their daily activities. This webinar will help participants to apply an individualized approach to clarify and improve communication with older adult patients and support their healthcare engagement.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the effect of age-related changes on health literacy levels in older adults
  • Develop strategies for communicating effectively with older adults to reduce health disparities
  • Support a shared decision-making approach to care that respects patients’ preferences and goals

Intended Audience: Health center providers and staff who care for older adults.

Provided by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders.