IPE Clinical Interprofessional Opportunity: Aging in Place

Aging in Place is an opportunity to participate on a 3 member inter-professional student teams (medical, nursing, social work), conducting home visits for older adults. This clinical experience builds upon the IPE modules and workshops.

Students will be working with the Jewish Family Services Association (JFSA). The program consists of 2 home visits and one seminar each month. All visits and seminars meet Friday afternoons between 1-4pm starting in the Spring of 2018. Participants are asked to participate for two semesters; through the Fall of 2018 (Summer is optional).

There will be approximately 2 client visits per month with one seminar and one flex Friday each month. The monthly seminars are interprofessional and geriatric topics geared toward health and mental health professionals caring for older adults. Topics will include: rapport building, effective communication, assessing cognitive, hearing and sight deficits, recognizing mood disorders in older adults, motivational interviewing, IDT, and team skill building.  These skills will then be put into practice during the home visits.

Aging in Place will supplement your existing field placement experience. You will participate in 4 hours each week, which will be counted as field hours. You must receive approval from your Field Faculty Advisor and Field Instructor to participate.

Please respond via email by submitting an updated resume and a brief statement of interest. Please respond by Friday, December 8th. Team members will be notified by the end of the year.

You do not need to be in the Aging or Mental Health concentrations to participate. The experience will be valuable and applicable to any social work setting.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Scott Wilkes at: saw31@case.edu or, Elizabeth Fine Smilovich, MD at: elizabeth.smilovich@va.gov