Resources for Clinical Teams
AAADSW offers a Primary Care Liaison (PCL) who serves as a single point of contact for busy healthcare providers. The PCL is available to connect healthcare workers to resources and programs offered to patients in our community. The goal of the PCL is to build bridges between the community and primary care so that every older adult and family caregiver can find the support they need to live in their own home. The PCL role was one of 16 programs accepted for N4A’s Aging Innovation Award in 2018.
To learn more or find out how to refer a patient, please contact our PCL.
Project ECHO provides medical professionals in rural areas the opportunity to connect to an interdisciplinary team of geriatrics experts via videoconference. Sessions are designed to help enhance a clinician’s ability to provide high quality care for older patients.
Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series are online lecture series led by nationally and regionally recognized geriatrics experts. Continuing Education credits are available.
Disease Self-Management Plans (Red Flags)
NW GWEC partners collaborated with healthcare providers to determine prevalent chronic conditions and developed patient education materials for those conditions. Click here for Self-Management Plans.
Primary Care Liaison (PCL)
Meet AAADSW’s PCL Breanne Swanson, MS
Breanne has been working for AAADSW since 2012. Breanne has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Western Washington University. The focus of her graduate work was in gerontology; specifically, fear of falling and successful aging in older women. Breanne enjoys helping people find resources that improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.
The PCL role is provided through a partnership with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC) at the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Geriatrics. NW GWEC is a Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) grant-funded program centered around increasing the clinical-community linkages for physicians and their teams to ultimately lead to better outcomes for their patients and family caregivers. The goal of our partnership is to improve healthcare outcomes for older patients and their family caregivers.