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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 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.

Includes complimentary CEUs

Thursday, July 6, 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

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

Vision Problems—Just Part of Aging?

posted 04.24.2017

By Jeff Todd

“Your eyesight is the first to go.” “It’s just part of getting older.” Such phrases of acceptance are often heard as we enter our 40s and 50s. Yes, our eyes—our vision—will invariably change as we age; however, through early detection of eye disease and other problems and access to affordable treatment options (including glasses and contacts), our eyesight, and thus our quality of life, doesn’t have to be significantly altered.

Defining Quality and Why It Matters

posted 04.17.2017

By Catherine Anderson

There’s a saying that “You manage what you measure.” Whether you’re a program administrator within a state agency, a CEO of a health plan or a healthcare provider, what we choose to measure dictates where we focus our time and resources. That’s why identifying the right set of meaningful measures is so important—especially when it comes to the development of programs that serve individuals in need of long term services and supports (LTSS).

RI Generations Awards Dinner and 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium

Event Date: 
06.07.2017 05:00 PM - 06.08.2017 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Crowne Plaza
Address 2: 
801 Greenwich Avenue
City: 
Warwick
State: 
RHODEISLAND
Zip: 
02886
Short Description: 

Awards Dinner and Symposium related to Person-Centered Care and Culture Change

Full Description: 

Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner – June 7, 2017

On June 7, RIG will host the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner to applaud direct-care professionals who have championed culture change in the elder care community. Named for Imogene Higbie who initiated the person-centered elder care movement, the honorees who have each significantly fostered person-centered care will each receive a scholarship.

10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium – June 8, 2017

On June 8, RIG will hold its 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium, featuring renowned keynote speakers who have dedicated their careers to culture change in elder care and advancing individualized senior living.

Attendees will explore the current state of culture change in senior living, ways in which to implement the shift in their own community, and leadership approaches necessary to effect quality individualized elder care. Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units while visiting with local and national exhibitors, and network with other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the transition from institutionalized to individualize senior living.

The globally recognized keynote speakers will include:

·         Dr. G. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair for Innovation in Aging and Dementia

·         Steve Shields: CEO, Action Pact

·         Nancy Fox: Chief Innovation Officer, Vivage Senior Living

Tickets for the Awards Dinner are available for $75 per person or $650 for a reserved table of 10. Symposium tickets, available for $115 per person, include breakfast, lunch and registration for keynote presentations and afternoon workshops. For those who wish to attend both events, individual tickets are available at a discounted rate of $160. Groups are encouraged to take advantage of the “buy three-get-one-free” option available when purchasing tickets for either event. Tickets for both the symposium and the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner can be purchased by visiting www.rigenerations.org/symposium

For more information about RI Generations, to join the volunteer committee, or to sponsor the Awards Dinner and Symposium, please visit: www.rigenerations.org or contact Gretchen Heath at gretchenmheath@gmail.com.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

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

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

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