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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: DECEMBER 11, 2018


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DEC 13 | CAADS WEBINAR: Is Medicare Contracting in Your Future?
The New Medicare Supplemental Adult Day Services Benefit and YOU!

DETAILS | FEES: CAADS Members: $29 :: Non-members: $199 | REGISTER: Fill-in Form :: Write-on Form

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Managed Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) and Service Authorization

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

Medicaid is increasingly being administered through managed care plans, and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are no exception. Twenty-four states now provide Medicaid LTSS through managed care. This webcast will focus on how to assist clients in accessing and coordinating services. Topics will include assessments, service authorizations, and relationships with family caregivers.

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

Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice in 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. Thank you.

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Know Your Rights! Older People and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and public and private places that are open to the general public. Many older people are unaware of their rights under the ADA. Speakers Jennifer Perry and Jeffrey Tamburo will offer a crash course in some of the hot topics concerning the ADA and older adults.

Jennifer Perry, BA, Access Specialist, Northeast ADA Center, ILR School, Cornell University
Jennifer Perry is the Access Specialist for the Northeast ADA Center and has worked in the accessibility field for over nineteen years, with a focus primarily on design and construction issues. She is a registered International Code Council (ICC) Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Tamburo, LMSW, Training & Content Development Associate, Cornell University – Yang-Tan Institute on Employment & Disability
Jeffrey Tamburo is a training and content development associate for Cornell University’s Yang-Tan Institute, where he provides training, consultation and technical support to individuals and organizations, including work for Cornell’s Northeast ADA Center, where he provides ADA training in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Is Medicare Contracting in Your Future?
The New Medicare Supplemental Adult Day Services Benefit and YOU!

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: CAADS | DETAILS
FEES: CAADS Members: $29 :: Non-members: $199
Registration includes access to all handouts and the webinar recording
REGISTER: Fill-in Form :: Write-on Form
Advance registration required by 5:00 PM Wednesday, DEC 12. Submit registration form with payment by email to: or fax to: 1-866-725-3123.

For the first time, Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans are allowed to offer Adult Day Care as a Supplemental Benefit for targeted members! This is a hugely important change in federal policy because it is a step forward in recognizing the need to address non-medical determinants of health as a means to more effectively improve health and avoid unnecessary system costs. MA plans are now permitted to offer selected benefits to some members and not to others. This is in recognition that one size does not fit all members in the MA plans. Find out which national health plan is making this benefit available in California in 2019 and what to do now to begin planning for the 2020 benefit year.

Explore with us what this means for Adult Day Health Care and Adult Day Program contracting opportunities, and what CAADS is doing now to advance this new policy and prepare for 2020.

This webinar will review materials presented by Lydia Missaelides, CAADS Executive Director, at the CAADS Annual Meeting in November, plus fresh updates and perspectives from CAADS managed care consultant Shawn Dunphy, Mazars USA, to explore what the future may hold, what you can do to prepare, and how together we can help create that future!

Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practice

12:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA),
in collaboration with Easterseals and support from Eli Lilly
FEE: NADSA Members $25; Non-members $49 | REGISTER

Foremost experts in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia will discuss prevalence, identification and unique issues among people with IDD living with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, early signs and symptoms, and screening tools. Join us for the latest on best practices in service delivery and training programs, family supports and available resources.

Matthew P. Janicki, PhD is co-chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Janicki is currently leading a study of specialized group homes designed for dementia related care of adult with intellectual disability and is the author of numerous publications on intellectual disability and dementia.

Sandra Fournier, MS, RN, CDDN has a Masters in Nursing and is certified in developmental disabilities nursing and as a brain injury specialist. Her extensive experience in the field of developmental disabilities includes implementation and oversight of two large federal grants designed to improve the care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her commitment to professional nursing includes her active involvement as chairperson of the RIDDNA; she is a former board member of the ANA-RI and was a Co-Lead for RI Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing. She serves on the Executive Board for the Alzheimer’s State Plan in RI; is an American Heart Association CPR instructor; and is a member of DDNA, RIDDNA, and, ANA. She is also active with Sigma Theta Tau and Delta Epsilon Tau. She volunteers on the Human Rights Committee of Halcyon Center; and Citizens Emergency Response Team. She is currently the LTSS Oversight Manager at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.

Strategies to Reduce Peer-to-Peer Bullying and Other Antagonistic Behaviors Among Older Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
FEE: None | REGISTER | Dial-in: (631) 992-3221 | Attendee Access Code: 975-089-470

This presentation will cover the characteristics of peer-to-peer bullying and other behaviors among older adults, including the range of behaviors commonly exhibited and the factors associated with engaging in such behaviors. It will also introduce strategies that can be implemented by providers to determine what types of behaviors are problematic in their organizations along with simple steps that can be taken to minimize the behaviors. Emphasis will be given to the role of bystanders, such as older adult peers and organizational staff members, in addressing bullying.

Dr. Robin Bonifas is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director for Curriculum & Instruction at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. She has over 15 years experience working with elders and their families in both long-term care and inpatient psychiatric settings. Her current projects examine elder social justice issues such as resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes, bullying among older adults, and other challenges to social relationships in senior care organizations. Dr. Bonifas is the author of Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic, available through Health Professions Press. She is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work. She is a consulting editor for the Health and Social Work and the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

CONFERENCE | Los Angeles, CA
Aging into the Future

Los Angeles Convention Center
Conference Registration - Early Bird Rates Close FEB 15
Sponsorships and Tech Expo Booths Available
For complete Conference details, visit

In 2019, AITF is pivoting to bring a conference & expo experience that gives Southern California's 50+ an opportunity to:

  • LEARN. Hear from expert speakers, attend workshops and learn something new.
  • EXPLORE. Experience the latest tech products and solutions at our Tech Expo.
  • CONNECT. Meet the organizations, resources and people that will help you get connected to tech.
  • INFLUENCE. Test up-and-coming new products and influence tech startups to develop better solutions.



NADSA CONFERENCE 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

Save the dates and watch for details to come for the 2019 National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) Conference at the Minneapolis Marriott Hotel!


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