Jessica Bibbo, PhD
Research Scientist, Center for Research and Education
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Jessica Bibbo, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in the Center for Research and Education at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, where they work on research and evaluation studies to better serve older adults and their caregivers. Dr. Bibbo’s research focuses on aging, caregiving and human-animal interaction. Their work investigates the impact of pet ownership and the human-animal bond on the lives of older adults and their families.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The traditional model of medical care only accounts for 10% of health outcomes, whereas social determinants of health account for over 60%. Since older adults are commonly diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses, effective care for these patients requires meaningful collaboration between medical and community-based care providers. We will describe an integrated interprofessional collaborative model of care between a health system and the local Area Agency on Aging (AAoA) called the Care Management Interdisciplinary Team (CMIT). CMIT is both a real-world functioning interprofessional team…
Background: By 2050, 13.8 million Americans over 65 will be living with dementia, and most will live in the community. To extend each person's ability to remain living in their homes, we must educate community members across all sectors, and professionals across the continuum about dementia.Methods: Dementia Friends (DF) is an international curriculum designed to increase awareness of dementia and create dementia inclusive communities. Transformation of communities can only occur through educational efforts delivered to specific community sectors. Standard DF educational content has been…