Navigating Medicare: What Social Workers Need to Know 11/17/2020 10:00 am Eastern Time


This is a virtual Training being held via ZOOM.

Credit Hours: 2.0

Presenter: Amanda Patrick, MSW, CSW

Date: November 17th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am -12:30 pm Eastern



Course Description:For those working with older adults, basic knowledge of Medicare health insurance is important. The agenda for this course will include a review of standard Medicare including the different parts and options, how and when an older adult can sign up for Medicare and who is eligible, where an eligible older adult can sign up for Medicare, the open enrollment period for Medicare and how and when to make changes to Medicare. Participants will also receive an overview of eligible skilled services for coverage of care at home and in a nursing facility. Participants will also learn about resources available for clients to assist in understanding Medicare and assistance in paying Medicare premiums.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will review basic Medicare and its parts including Part A, Part B, Part C and prescription coverage Part D.
  • Attendees will identify when individuals are eligible for Medicare coverage.
  • Attendees will be able to discuss where and when clients may sign up for coverage and report resources available for understanding  Medicare.
  • Attendees will be describe differences of Medicare coverage for individuals living at home and those living in a skilled nursing facility.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Cost: $75.00


  • 1 hour – Uninterrupted instruction
  • .5 hour – Break
  • 1 hour – Uninterrupted instruction

Credit Hours: 2.0

This course is designed for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselors, and other helping professionals at basic, intermediate, advanced, and clinical levels.

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 – 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive two continuing education credits.

This workshop is also approved for 2.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work; the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology;  the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board; and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.


Amanda Patrick, MSW, CSW – Amanda Patrick graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is licensed as a Certified Social Worker with the Kentucky Board of Social Work. Amanda has worked in the social services field for 14 years and the geriatric population for 12 years. Currently Amanda works as a Social Worker Sr. at the Lexington Senior Center where she assists Fayette county seniors and social workers who serve seniors around the state. She has managed a memory care community in Lexington, Kentucky where she specialized in dementia-care training and the development of life enrichment activities.

Additional Course Information
Upon registration and payment for this course, the Zoom URL link located within the course module will grant you access to the live interactive webinar. This link will be active five minutes prior to the scheduled time of the course. If you experience any technical issues related to this virtual course, please contact Lydia Wade at

Completion of a course evaluation is required. All participants will receive their certificates of completion within 7-10 business days after the conclusion of the workshop at the e-mail address provided during registration.

Refund Policy
We are unable to issue refunds for missed classes. If you must miss the course, please contact us at 24 hours before the class is set to begin. You will be issued a course credit which must be used within 1 year of the purchase date. Any credits not used within 1 year of the purchase date will be forfeited.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that this course is canceled, you will be contacted and given the option of a full refund, or course credit to be used within 1 year.

To report a grievance, contact Ashley Cruickshank at or call (859) 257-5860.

Contact Molly Bode at with any questions regarding this course, registration assistance, or to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities.