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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: SEPTEMBER 14, 2018


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CAADS Webinar | SEPT 20 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Developmental Trauma in Seniors: When Survival Strategies Fail

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Alzheimer's or Caregiving Q & A

10:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

AFA's President and CEO Charles Fuschillo, and Director of Education and Social Services Molly Fogel, will be answering questions from the community to connect people and information. Whether it's a basic question about Alzheimer's disease, advice about caregiver support or anything else related to Alzheimer's, we want to hear from you!

Questions can be submitted in advance of the event by following these simple steps:

  1. Clicking the "submit your questions" link below
  2. Typing in #AFAQandA
  3. Type your question and click "submit" (questions are submitted anonymously)


September CCI Stakeholder Update Webinar

10:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: California Department of Health Care Services

Developmental Trauma in Seniors: When Survival Strategies Fail

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: CAADS
Announcement | FEE: CAADS Member: $39 | Non-member: $139
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Thanks to recent research we now have a greater understanding of the complex and unseen, yet far-reaching and life-long consequences of Developmental Trauma. This trauma leaves behind certain imprints that affect our ability to relate, to realize our full potential and to behave resiliently during life's ups and downs particularly as we age. By learning about Developmental Traums and the survival strategies we use to survive, we can more effectively support our seniors during this phase of life when those old strategies begin to fail. Additionally, this knowledge helps us improve our own self-care, increasing resilience all around.

During this webinar, these questions will be answered:

  • What is Developmental Trauma?
  • What are survival strategies and how do they function to help people survive suboptimal childhood environments?
  • How does unresolved developmental trauma accelerate aging and impact seniors in particular?

Suzie Gruber, MA, SEP, Somatic Experiencing/NARM Practitioner, holds advanced degrees in chemistry and psychology. She spent 15 years in biotechnology before returning to her first love, helping people transform their lives. A Somatic Experiencing and a Neuroaffective Relational Model Practitioner in private practice in Ashland, Oregon, Suzie also leads workshops and webinars that provide a trauma-informed lens through which to understand clients' challenges. Additionally, Suzie is a training assistant and the Research Director for the NARM Training Institute.

PART 1 - Improvements to the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)
PART 2 - Improvements to the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)

HOST: Justice in Aging | FEE: None | REGISTER
PART 1: SEPT 24 -- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
PART 2: SEPT 25 -- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)

The Qualified Medicare Savings Program (QMB) helps low-income Medicare beneficiaries pay for their health insurance by covering Part A and B premiums and cost-sharing. State Medicaid programs, which administer QMB, have a responsibility to screen for eligibility, but many individuals still face challenges enrolling into the QMB program. Another challenge is that even after beneficiaries are enrolled in the program, some Medicare providers, in violation of federal law, bill QMBs for costs covered by Medicare. In the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented a number of changes to the QMB program, which touch both beneficiaries and providers, and are designed to reduce improper billing.

This two-part webinar, The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program: Eligibility, Challenges, and New Developments, will provide an overview of the QMB program and eligibility criteria. The webinar will also cover challenges to eligibility and under-utilization, and review the recent CMS administrative changes intended to curb improper billing.

Part One of the two-part webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of the QMB program, including eligibility and utilization
  • Look at challenges to enrollment, including state enrollment procedures and data transfer issues
  • Discuss recent improvements in enrollment procedures for individuals who need QMB because they do not have premium-free Medicare Part A.

Part Two of the two-part webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the improper billing rules under the QMB program
  • A review of the recent CMS administrative changes

Aging and legal advocates, community-based providers, health plan leadership, and others wanting to learn more about the QMB program and improper billing.

Georgia Burke, Justice in Aging
Denny Chan, Justice in Aging

Utility Rights and Older Adults

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)

Utility disconnections are a widespread problem for low-income older adults. Utility vulnerability can place older adults in dangerous situations and threaten their health and safety. This webcast will provide an overview of utility rights and programs to help older adults retain their utility connections.

The webcast will include an overview of different state rules that may protect older adults from termination of electricity and natural gas service, and how to apply. The presenter will also describe programs that can help to reduce utility bills for eligible consumers, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the federal Weatherization Assistance Program.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Jenifer Bosco, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

We are committed to keeping any personally identifiable information you have provided to us secure. Please only provide professional, not personal, email information. We will not sell, transfer, or provide this information to any other entity. You can read HHS’s full privacy policy here.

Advocacy in Adult Day Services

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

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CBAS Individual Plan of Care (IPC) Training

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: California Department of Aging, CBAS Branch

Join us for a webinar training on the new CBAS Individual Plan of Care (IPC). The CBAS IPC incorporates person-centered planning principles and other requirements as directed in the CBAS provisions of the State’s 1115 Waiver and the federal Home and Community-Based (HCB) Settings Regulations. This training is for CBAS providers, managed care plans, software vendors, and other interested stakeholders.

Please contact CDA if you have any questions: (916) 419-7545;

Person-Centered Approaches to Support People Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Pacific) | HOST: Administration for Community Living (ACL), Resources for Integrated Care

Person-centered care is consistent with the values, needs, and desires of individuals and is achieved when providers and health plans involve individuals in discussions and decisions. A person-centered approach to healthcare and community-based services has potential to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, and address social determinants of health to create healthier communities.

Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have high rates of chronic conditions and long-term support needs, accounting for a disproportionately large share of Medicare and Medicaid expenditures. The strengths-based focus of person-centered approaches is especially helpful for managing chronic conditions and identifying long-term support needs. It can lower costs through integrating natural supports and community resources.

This webinar will describe practical person-centered tools and approaches organizations and professionals can adapt to better support dually eligible individuals. Speakers will share strategies for integrating person-centered approaches into clinical and community-based settings to help people age in place.


  • Shawn Terrell, MS, MSW, Health Insurance Specialist, Administration for Community Living
  • Betsy Dilla, Consultant, The Lewin Group
  • Brittany, Aetna Case Manager, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Lisa Portune, MSW, LISW, MCO Aetna Manager, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Andrea Price, ADN, RN, CCM, Manager of Clinical Health Services, Aetna Better Health of Ohio
  • Karen, Aetna Member

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Define person-centered practices and approaches
  2. Recognize the potential benefits and outcomes of person-centered practices and approaches, including addressing social determinants of health
  3. Identify opportunities to apply practical person-centered approaches to their own work

Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar information webpage to sign up, view accreditation information, and learn more about other training resources.

Potential Risks and Benefits of Hospitalizations for Persons with Dementia

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Alzheimer's Foundation of America

During this presentation Sara Dulaney will discuss the impact on hospitalization for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. We will identify ways that cognitive, behavioral, and functional symptoms of dementia increase a person's risk for hospitalization. In addition, we will explore the challenges and potential harms associated with hospitalization for persons living with dementia. Lastly, we will review issues associated with hospital discharge and post-hospitalization care transitions.

Sarah Dulaney is a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in San Francisco, CA where she helps implement the Care Ecosystem study, a supportive clinical trial testing the effect of a personalized education, support, and care navigation intervention for persons with dementia and their caregivers. She has over 15 years of experience working with adults with cognitive impairment and dementia in community, hospital, and long term care settings. Sarah is passionate about working toward better care and support for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services:
Disruptive Innovations and Sustaining Change

Hilton Universal City Hotel
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

Register online and view the conference agenda at:

Featuring presentations on:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Opiods
  • Veterans
  • Clinical Skills
  • Homelessness
  • Children/TAY
  • Primary Care
  • Trending Issues

Please email/call Shannon Bertea at or 310-267-5398 with any questions.

Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

Sheraton at the Park, Anaheim, CA | Hotel Reservations (CAADS Rate: $129 Single/Double Occupancy)

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This three day conference is an information-filled opportunity to pursue cutting edge learning and sharing among Adult Day Services colleagues, managed care partners, California state regulators and others who make our work possible. The agenda includes ample networking opportunities with vendors, colleagues, and managed care partners. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced provider, there is something for you.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 features the Members Only CAADS and ALE Annual Membership Meeting, including an exclusive chance to hear from Tina Sadarangani, PhD about her exciting research on ALE's Community Based Health Home Project. Network with vendors throughout the day and in the afternoon, others are welcome to attend one of four concurrent education courses.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 CDA's CBAS Branch Chief, Jill Sparrow, will open the General Session by offering highlights of their current work, including the status of the new IPC. Back by popular demand, Keynote Speaker Rob Winnigham, PhD from Western Oregon University will engage and entertain you with Optimal Brain Health Strategies. Sign up in advance to network with managed care partners at lunch, and afterward, attend your choice of concurrent afternoon education courses. End your day at the Networking Reception mingling with our vendors, networking with colleagues and trying for a chance to win one of the many creative gift baskets and raffle items donated by members and friends.

Day 3 - Thursday, November 8, 2018 wrapping up the conference, we are excited to have Easterseals of Southern California sponsor our second keynote presenter. Randall Bell, PhD is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. He will lead us to understand how The Four Cornerstones of Success: Me We Do Be can help you to achieve individual success in work and life. Following Dr. Bell's keynote, we will enjoy a networking lunch and finish the day with our last set of education courses, which will conclude at 2:15pm.


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