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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

Recommended

Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Start : 11:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 12:00 Noon (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

CEUs are no longer available for this event

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Event Date: 
06.08.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
Address 2: 
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Full Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Rush University Medical Center
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

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Despite increasing conversations surrounding the end stages of life, individual choice in end-of-life decisions is often overlooked. Without knowledge of options, older adults with life-threatening conditions may succumb to unnecessarily prolonged pain and suffering from end-of-life care. The choices of Palliative Care, Hospice Services and Medical Aid in Dying can empower older adults to choose quality of life over quantity of care.

In the context of these end-of-life choices, the controversial issues, family conversations, cultural differences, and cognitive/psychological impairment difficulties will be discussed.

Join ASA to hear from a panel of professionals as they discuss the impact these services have on those battling life-threatening conditions.

 

Presenters

Nancy Flowers
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care 

Ed Gogol
Final Options Illinois

 

Registration is free and required, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

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2017 Roundtable Schedule:

August 11
October 27
December 1

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Sponsored by The National Committee for Quality Assurance

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15

posted 05.15.2017

Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. Older adults throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that they desperately need to pay for basics such as housing, food and medical care. And it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever reported.

Ethical Caregiving and Protecting Elders

posted 05.09.2017

By Beth Lueders

Many elders are too afraid to speak up about the missing medication, or the yelling, or the unexplained bank withdrawals. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that a close relative or loved one is actually a conniving bully instead of a dutiful caregiver.

Call for Proposals to Present at the 2019 Aging in America Conference

ASA’s 2019 Aging in America Conference
Call for Proposals Is Closed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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