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VA Caregiver Support

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Serving veterans and caregivers with information, referrals, assistance and other supports is an important component of work within aging and disability networks. Join this webinar to learn about resources for caregivers of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program offers a menu of services to support family members and friends who care for Veterans at home and in their communities.

Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Services, Home Health: Understanding and Implementing New CURES Act Requirements

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The 21st Century Cures Act requires that state Medicaid programs have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in place for personal care services (PCS) by January 1, 2019 and home health care services (HHCS) by January 1, 2023. The implementation of EVV is complicated and provides a challenge for many states. This webinar is meant to help states cope with this challenge by providing a thorough overview of the implications of the new rules, including a discussion of how states might effectively implement EVV.

2019 Aging in America Conference

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The 2019 Aging in America Conference will be held in New Orleans, April 15-18. Over 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults. The call for proposals is open until June 30, 2018. 

Person-First Language: Why it Matters

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Amputee Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promoting limb loss prevention. They are hosting a webinar May 17 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. ET to talk about the importance of using person-first language. This webinar will include personal stories about the impact of different language choices and provide you with the knowledge to make an informed choice about the words you use when describing the limb loss community.

2018 Consumer Voice Conference

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Consumer Voice Conference. This year’s conference will be held October 22-24, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference will feature federal policy experts discussing policy updates, long-term care consumers speaking about their experiences, the opportunity to share best practices with other advocates, and an environment to develop new skills that will support future advocacy work.

Supporting Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

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Resources for Integrated Care is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 16 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on the growing number of older adults with substance use disorders (SUD). In particular, dually eligible beneficiaries are at a much higher risk of experiencing co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorder than Medicare only beneficiaries. During this webinar, presenters will review SUD screening tools, go over the diagnosis process, and discuss how people can access appropriate treatment resources.

An Introduction to Person Centered Thinking

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This webinar from the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators is the first in a series of three webinars focused on person centered planning. This first webinar will be held Thursday, May 17, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET. During this introductory webinar, participants will develop an understanding of the basics of Person Centered Thinking, learn about Import TO/Important FOR concepts, and review the benefits of PCT through real world examples.

Finding the Balance: Enhancing Self-Efficacy in Persons Living with Dementia

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NADRC is hosting an educational webinar about preserving self-efficacy in persons with dementia. This webinar will discuss the anxiety people with dementia and their families often feel over the potential loss of independence brought on by this disease. Dr. Susan Wehry, a geriatric psychiatrist, will present during this webinar.

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