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Physical Health

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


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.


Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

posted 07.27.2017

Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

By Amy Herr


Thursday, September 14, 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

Pain Points – How to Overcome the Opioid Crisis

Event Date: 
07.26.2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Experts in patient safety and pharmacy management present on the current opioid epidemic, and how hospitals and health systems can act now to identify and implement strategies combat the crisis.

Full Description: 

Today, 11 percent of Americans experience daily chronic pain, for which opioids are frequently prescribed.  Unfortunately, what started as standard prescribing practice has become detrimental, and due to their highly addictive nature, we’ve seen a quadrupling number of opioid overdose deaths from 1999 to 2015, killing more than 90 people per day. While state and national legislatures continue to search for ways to combat this epidemic, significant change can be made at the community level starting with medical staff, hospitals and health systems. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the pain crisis and how it affects various patient populations, outline CDC guidelines on opioid use for chronic pain and identify strategies to positively impact the use of opioids and outcomes.


Key Takeaways:

•       Recognize the relationship between opioid use on clinical and economic outcomes in various patient populations and the community

•       Outline recommendations suggested by CDC guidelines on opioid use in chronic pain and new pain standards just released by TJC

•       Identify strategies to impact multiple drivers of the opioid crisis


Who Should Attend:

•       CEOs, CFOs, COOs of hospitals

•       VPs, Directors of hospitals


About the Speakers:

Kenneth Maxik is the Director of Patient Safety and Pharmacy Compliance for CompleteRx. With more than 20 years of hospital operations, management consulting and healthcare executive experience, Ken has managed a broad spectrum of engagements including operations improvement, pharmacy compliance, patient safety and hospital benchmarking.


Julie Rubin, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the Director of Clinical Services for CompleteRx. Julie has more than 15 years of pharmacy experience, is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and has held numerous positions at CompleteRx including interim clinical manager at several facilities and continuing education coordinator. 

ASA Slams Age-Unfriendly Senate Healthcare Bill

posted 06.23.2017

The American Society on Aging today strongly criticized the just-released Senate health bill to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act calling it “unfriendly and unfair to all ages.”

ASA encourages members and others who are concerned with the well-being of older people to let their Senators know that this bill should not be passed.

33rd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 2017

Event Date: 
10.09.2017 07:00 AM - 10.11.2017 08:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
2005 Kalia Rd
Short Description: 

33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. October 9-11, 2017 Honolulu, HI

Full Description: 

The 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at, or feel free to e-mail, or call 1-808-956-7539.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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

Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

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