End-of-Life Care in Assisted Living
Growing numbers of assisted living residents are aging and dying in place in this increasingly popular non-medical community-based residential care setting. Our speaker, Dr. Molly Perkins, draws on key findings related to end-of-life care in assisted living based on an ongoing 5-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA). This presentation includes perspectives of assisted living residents, their family members, and assisted living staff.
Molly M. Perkins, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. She is a social gerontologist and medical sociologist with research interests in social determinants of health and disparities, aging in minority and vulnerable populations, functional wellness, and long-term care. She is a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NCMHD) Scholar and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. A key focus of her current work is on palliative care and chronic disease management, with a primary focus on vulnerable aging populations. Dr. Perkins holds a joint appointment with Atlanta VA Medical Center as a research health scientist and is the Atlanta Site Director for Research for the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). In addition, she is a member of the graduate faculty of the Emory Department of Sociology and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Emory School of Nursing. Dr. Perkins co-directs the Scientific Working Group on HIV and Aging within Emory’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-leads the national NIH Inter CFAR HIV and Aging Working Group. She also is Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director of a newly established Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences focused on dementia caregiving at Emory University funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA).
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
Posted on Feb 18, 2020