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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: AUGUST 15, 2018



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AUG 16, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM | CAADS WEBINAR
Keeping Your Center Cyber Secure: Internet and Email Safety

Learn simple ways to improve your center's security online and protect from malware.
CAADS MEMBERS: No charge (A membership benefit) -- Register on Members Only page
NON-MEMBERS: $99 -- Registration Form Write-On :: Fill-In


Now Available -- Exhibit space and Sponsorship opportunities!
Watch for Conference schedule of events and registration materials coming in August.

Events / Deadlines for Adult Day Services Providers

Keeping Your Center Cyber Secure: Internet and Email Safety

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: CAADS
FEE: CAADS Member--No charge (Register on Members Only)
Non-member--$99 -- Registration Write-On Form :: Fill-In Form

This course is designed for Centers to learn, simple ways to improve their centerís security online and protect them from malware. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing even physical theft!

Every center that uses the Internet and email in any capacity is responsible for creating a secure network space by training their employees in simple security principles and to protect sensitive center and participant information online.

We will discuss implementing an Internet Usage Policy, Using Existing Internet Security Settings, Email and Web Browsing Safety, as well as offering you some easy guides to make meaningful changes to your centers Cyber Security Procedures today!

Renee Nashtut, Founder and CEO, TurboTAR
Renee graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Degree in Womenís Studies and Legal Studies. She worked in Adult Day Health Care as a social worker and then in the non-profit world at ElderHelp of San Diego as a coordinator for a breakthrough program for LGBT seniors, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Endowment. In 2008 Renee and Boris Nashtut started TurboTAR, Inc., a company that creates innovative and user-friendly software for the ADHC industry. Renee currently works with many centers throughout California, providing software training and support.

Guardianship Termination and Restoration of Rights

11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: National Center on Law & Elders Rights (NCLER)
FEE: No charge | REGISTER

Guardianship is one of societyís most drastic interventions to assist individuals identified as vulnerable and in need of care and protection. While guardianship may be necessary for some, many adults languish under guardianship, despite the availability of less restrictive options or a change in circumstances that render the guardianship unnecessary. An unknown number of guardianships were never necessary in the first place. There is no data on how often and under what circumstances termination of guardianship and restoration of rights actually occurs, but anecdotal evidence suggests most guardianships last a lifetime.

This free webcast, Guardianship Termination and Restoration of Rights, explores strategies for successful termination and restoration of rights. This session will review recent cases, including a firsthand account from an attorney who was successful in restoring the rights of an older client. Much of the sessionís discussion will incorporate the emergent concept of supported decision-making, which has brought attention to restoration of legal rights and identifying the supports that should be a critical part of restoration.

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

Melissa Keyes, Legal Director, Indiana Disability Rights
Dari Pogach, Staff Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Morgan Whitlatch, Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
Erica Wood, Assistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

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.

  • Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect
  • Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
  • Managing Health and Chronic Conditions in Older Adults
    (formerly Health and Wellness in an Aging Society)
  • Fundamentals of Gerontology

HOST: American Socieity on Aging (ASA) in collaboration with USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
FEE: $500 per five-week course | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

The American Society on Aging is offering online courses in collaboration with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology from August 27 to September 28. Registration is open until August 27.

These courses are packed with relevant research and practical information. They are applicable for professionals of all levels working in the field of aging or related disciplines. These courses need not be taken sequentially, and can even be taken simultaneously!

Participants will earn a certificate of completion from USC and may elect to earn 10 CEUs from select accreditation providers including Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) and CA Department of Consumer Affairs Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and your Adult Day Care

12:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)
FEE: NADSA Members: $25 | Non-members: $49 | Register Here

The CACFP is a federal nutrition program that provides meal reimbursement to eligible programs. The meal reimbursement helps participating programs serve nutritious foods that contribute to the health and well-being of children and adults in care. In this webinar, you will learn about the CACFP and the benefits to your Adult Day Care program.

Meghan George-Nichols is the Quality Improvement and Performance Management Specialist for the Nutrition Services Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. She also leads outreach efforts for the Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Meghan has served as a Nutrition Consultant for CACFP. As a consultant, Meghan conducted CACFP compliance reviews, delivered high-quality nutrition training and technical assistance to CACFP participants. Prior to CACFP, Meghan worked for the WIC program in both Colorado and Mississippi. Meghan is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Lactation Counselor, and she received her bachelorís degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Wyoming.

Prior Trauma, Aging and the Experience of Care Recipients

10:0 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Alzheimer's Foundation of America

This presentation will review the impact of extreme trauma, as well as the immediate and long-term effects on aging trauma survivors and their families. Research shows that trauma during earlier times in life influences the way one ages, physically and mentally, and the way one experiences the process of aging and the losses that are often associated with it. The presentation aims at increasing participantsí familiarity with the symptoms and signs of trauma in elderly individuals, which may differ from younger individuals. The presentation will also sharpen sensitivity to the unique vulnerabilities and needs of aging trauma survivors, which are often missed due to a multitude of other complicating factors when dealing with aging individuals.

Irit Felsen, PhD is a clinical psychologist born in Isreal and living in the USA, specializing in the treatment of trauma and traumatic loss. Dr. Felsen is an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University in New York City, a researcher with the Yale Trauma Study Group, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Mountain Lakes and in Englewood, NJ.

Advocacy in Adult Day Services

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

Schedule in Detail | To register or learn more, click here.

Potential Risks and Benefits of Hospitalizations for Persons with Dementia

10:0 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 Alzheimerís 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.


Sheraton at the Park, Anaheim, CA | Hotel Reservations (CAADS Rate: $129 Single/Double Occupancy)
Now Available -- Exhibit space and Sponsorship opportunities!

Watch for complete Conference schedule and registration materials coming in August.

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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