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Aug
2
Thu
2018 Hospice Billing Series 1 of 3: Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements. This session will examine eligibility and Notice of Election requirements under recent regulatory time limits. It will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal.

Aug
3
Fri
Hawaii’s Housing Crisis @ The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
Aug 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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Registration & Breakfast opens at 7:30 a.m. / Symposium begins at 8:00 a.m. / Pau by 9:00 a.m.

Hot topics such as lack of affordable housing, over-regulation for developers and rents vs. wages will be covered.

If you or any of your staff are interested in attending, we still have a few remaining seats available. Please RSVP me by July 27 at tatsu.sasaki@usw.salvationarmy.org or 808-440-1834.

Aug
7
Tue
First Responder Training & Programs to Support People with Dementia
Aug 7 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Creating safer communities for people living with dementia requires collaboration between law enforcement, local governments and health and human service organizations. In this session, Jessica Empeño of Alzheimer’s San Diego will share lessons learned through one such partnership, and offer attendees interested in working with local law enforcement departments and first responder units practical strategies for outreach, training and collaboration.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a successful community safety collaborative that supports the needs of people living with dementia;
  • Identify four key dementia-specific training needs of law enforcement and first responders;
  • Understand the risks faced by persons with dementia who live alone;
  • Identify key roles of EMS in the visitor program; and,
  • Understand how people are referred to the EMS Visitor Program.
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 3 of 3: Ethical Challenges in Personal/Professional Boundaries, Supervision, Burnout & Self-Care
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” While this may sound simple enough, chaplains and social workers tend to become personally and emotionally vested in issues such as boundaries, self-care, and supervision, which often leads to burnout and/or compassion fatigue. Personal and professional commitment to producing specific outcomes can be the source of our own suffering when we perceive a lack of control. This webinar will discuss ways to address these challenges and feelings when they arise.

Aug
8
Wed
National Association of Local Board of Health Conference @ Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Driving Safety for Older Adults
Aug 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Families slowly transition their teenagers into driving, but most likely don’t think about  transitioning their older adult loved ones out of driving. As a result, the decision to give up the car keys often is the result of a crisis—an accident or another unfortunate incident.

The Home Instead Senior Care network hopes to educate professionals and families about the importance of developing a plan to help older adults move out of the driver’s seat when necessary, while still remaining engaged with their friends, family and community.

The goals of this Let’s Talk about Driving program are to:

• Enable families to work with their older adult loved ones to develop a plan to transition out of driving before a crisis occurs.

• Provide a new way of thinking about transportation—dispelling the notion that there are no options other than driving.

• Seek out solutions and resources to help older adults remain active and engaged after giving up their car keys.

Be sure to register for this month’s web seminar to learn more about driving safety for older adults.

 

Aug
9
Thu
Cultural Influences in End-of-Life Care: Appropriate Outreach
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Aug
10
Fri
Hawaiian Islands TRAUMA SYMPOSIUM @ Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Coral Ballroom
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

About the Symposium
In Hawai‘i, trauma injuries are responsible for more deaths of children and young adults, ages 1 through 40, than all other causes combined. Among residents of all ages, injury is the third leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. On an average week in Hawai‘i, 13 residents die from an injury, another 109 are hospitalized, and nearly 1,600 others are treated in emergency departments.

While fatal injuries represent less than 1% of all injuries requiring medical attention; the majority of non-fatal injuries have the greatest public health implications. This includes human suffering, long term disabilities, productive life years lost, and a staggering financial cost for medical treatment and care. The physical, emotional, economic, and societal burden of trauma is one we all share.

In Hawai‘i, our unique trauma system is led by the Emergency Medical Services and Injury
Prevention System Branch of the Department of Health to ensure a coordinated approach for providing optimal care of injured patients across our island communities. They also help sponsor our annual Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium; a two-day program of cutting-edge, evidencebased presentations and discussions directed at a wide variety of current issues related to care of the trauma patient. Our multidisciplinary faculty of locally and nationally renowned leaders will undoubtedly expand your knowledge in the ever evolving field of Trauma.

We hope you join our comprehensive mix of pre-hospital providers, trauma technicians, nurses, therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, trauma program personnel, physicians, and other health care professionals. You each play an essential role in our unique trauma system and the care of Hawai‘i’s injured patients, whether kama‘aina or malihini. Welina mai.

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Aug
16
Thu
2018 Hospice Billing Series 2 of 3: Details of Medicare Claims Processing
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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There have been numerous changes to Medicare hospice billing regulations in recent years. This webinar will take billers step-by-step through these changes. It will also provide examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with these changes and are effectively conducting physician billing. The most recent reimbursement changes will be addressed, including high/low routine homecare rate reimbursement and Service Intensity Add-On (SIA).

Aug
17
Fri
Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Champion Course • Level 1 @ 15 Craigside, Ground Floor Theatre
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Join PAC Trainer and Mentor Dorothy Colby for a 7-hour intensive course and begin to master the art of responding, not reacting!

Space is limited!
Maximum of 12 participants
Cost:     $180, lunch and snacks included

In this one-day, intensive skill-building class, you will learn and practice essential techniques of dementia care such as:
• Positive Physical Approach
• Hand-under-Hand®
• GEMS®
• Hands-on skill building practice in connecting and communicating with people living with dementia

Level 1 Champion Course
For the low rate of $180, you can have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained mentor in a small group setting. You will develop skills for improving the quality of your interactions and care. You will also gain abilities for managing the challenging situations encountered in dementia care.

Recommended for:
Nursing, CNAs, care and foster home operators, activities leaders, day care workers, Faith community, families, home care workers, health care support, family care partners and anyone looking to improve approach and skills with dementia care.