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Oct
25
Thu
2018 Honoring Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Series 2 of 2: Hospice Team Engagement: Your Role in Making a Difference & Honoring the Veteran’s Healthcare Decisions
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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The VA healthcare system can be overwhelming. This webinar will examine your role in helping veterans and their loved ones navigate the system in a simple way. You’ll learn about the resources available for support services staff, how to access them, and how to move the veteran and family toward a positive end-result.

The presentation will review key areas, including tools for shared decision-making: worksheets for veterans and caregivers; locating services and resources that provide care; Family Caregiver Navigator; eldercare services; caregiver wellness and support; and an advance care planning process. Your support can make a difference to veterans and families during the difficult end-of-life journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Identify the location of available long-term services
  • Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT)
  • Support services for shared decision-making
  • Types of advance care planning
  • Caregiver resources
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKITSample worksheets and handouts for veterans and caregivers
  • Updates on Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
  • Useful websites
Nov
1
Thu
Hospice, Palliative Care & the Ever-Changing Hospice Landscape
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Hospice providers who want to improve healthcare outcomes, reduce costs, and expand revenue streams are adding palliative care to their practice.  Palliative care can benefit patients who are not yet terminally ill and reduce hospitalizations and ER use – both key metrics for measuring value-based purchasing.

While the benefits of palliative care to providers and patients are potentially significant, making this business model work is challenging.  Do palliative care patients qualify for Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement?  What services constitute palliative care?  What licensure is required?  How can fraud and abuse issues be avoided?  This webinar will address the rise in palliative care, how it relates to hospice, and considerations for establishing a palliative care program, including payer sources, compliance, licensure, and use of physician services.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Distinguishing between palliative care, home health, and hospice
  • Medicare eligibility
  • Benefit of palliative care to patients and its role in healthcare reform
  • Who pays for these services?
  • Risks of providing free care
  • Marketing a palliative care program
  • Benefits to home health and hospice providers
  • Physician involvement
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Checklist for identifying palliative care regulatory/payer options

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for hospice owners, administrators, nursing directors, business development staff, and compliance officers.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Robert W. Markette, Jr. CHC
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

11/1 Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting @ Temple Emanu-El
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The October meeting will now be held on November 1. The topic is “A Caring Community: Jewish Rituals for End of Life” and the presenters will be Rabbi Ken Aronowitz and Alice Lachman.

Rabbi Ken Aronowitz is the Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El. Helping others feel closer to the Shechina or Divine Presence, serving God and creating a Kehillah Kedoshah (a sacred community) continue to be the focus of Ken’s rabbinate.

Dr. Alice Wahl Lachman is an educator who has helped initiate an inter-congregational Chevra Kadisha (sacred society) to honor Jewish rituals related to death and dying.

Please arrive on time in order to have time to park at the temple.

A warning from their website: PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON JACK LANE–CARS WILL BE TOWED.

The last Kokua Mau meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday November 29 3-5pm and will include a presentation by Dr. Caroline Sakai explaining about and demonstrating Thought Field Therapy.

Nov
5
Mon
11/5 13th Death Cafe in Honolulu @ Temple Emanu-El
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to attend the 13th Death Cafe Honolulu, a free event with tea, cake and conversation about death, dying, and all things related.

Facing the Temple entrance, the library will be on the right. There is parking available in the lot attached to the Temple. Please feel free to bring snacks.

The conversation is steered by the participants, and has previously touched on topics such as medical decision-making, hospice for pets, natural burial, and so much more.

Please RSVP. If you plan on attending, please arrive by 6pm. Late arrival disrupts the conversation, and makes it harder for you to participate.

RSVP to groundgivesway@gmail.com or on www.meetup.com/Honolulu-Death-Cafe-Meetup

Nov
6
Tue
Customer Service & How to Deal with Difficult People
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nov
7
Wed
Understanding Trusts, Advance Healthcare Directives, Power of Attorney @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Whether it’s information on healthier living, aging in place, or being prepared for the your future healthcare needs, St. Francis Healthcare System partners with experts to ensure you can age successfully. Classes are $10 each.

All sessions will be held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited. Contact Maylynn Wong to register today at mwong@stfrancishawaii.org or (808) 547-8138.

Explore important subjects that we often put off – durable power of attorney, advance care directives, living wills, estates and trusts.
Speaker: Kristin Lambert-Bryant, a Honolulu estate planning attorney and lecturer on elder law at the University of Hawaii Elder Law program

Nov
8
Thu
Hospice Compare: Lessons Learned & What to Expect
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Discover Lessons Learned After One Year of Hospice Compare!

Hospice Compare debuted one year ago.  How are you managing?  This webinar will provide tips for managing processes that support the HIS and CAHPS Hospice Survey, review lessons learned, and incorporate additional measures and data from the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF).  In addition, the HEART assessment tool will be covered, including its impact on Hospice Compare and CMS’s future expectations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospice Compare results
  • Lowest scoring questions and strategies for improvement
  • Assessment tools, standardization, and patient-caregiver relationships
  • Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF)
  • Measures
  • Addition of Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure
  • Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent Measure
  • Measures under consideration
  • Meaningful measures
  • How scores differ from measures
  • HEART – round-one testing results and future expectations
  • What non-hospice providers can glean from Compare
  • Five-star rating
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Valuable resources for Hospice Compare

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session will benefit hospice quality managers and their teams, clinical managers, patient care managers, administrators, and directors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Hospice Compare: Lessons Learned & What to Expect
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Discover Lessons Learned After One Year of Hospice Compare!

Hospice Compare debuted one year ago.  How are you managing?  This webinar will provide tips for managing processes that support the HIS and CAHPS Hospice Survey, review lessons learned, and incorporate additional measures and data from the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF).  In addition, the HEART assessment tool will be covered, including its impact on Hospice Compare and CMS’s future expectations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospice Compare results
  • Lowest scoring questions and strategies for improvement
  • Assessment tools, standardization, and patient-caregiver relationships
  • Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF)
  • Measures
  • Addition of Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure
  • Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent Measure
  • Measures under consideration
  • Meaningful measures
  • How scores differ from measures
  • HEART – round-one testing results and future expectations
  • What non-hospice providers can glean from Compare
  • Five-star rating
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Valuable resources for Hospice Compare

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session will benefit hospice quality managers and their teams, clinical managers, patient care managers, administrators, and directors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Nov
10
Sat
APHA Annual Meeting @ San Diego Convention Center
Nov 10 – Nov 14 all-day

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now”

Join us for a rewarding and powerful experience by helping prepare and develop APHA 2018! Please use these updated links to get involved and make APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting the best yet.

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Nov
12
Mon
The Fine Art of & Science of Pain & Palliative Care @ Ko`olau Ballrooms
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Online Course Materials
Conference materials will be available via web access. More information will be sent to you upon confirmation of your registration.

For More Information:
The Queen’s Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education, Harkness 117
Phone: (808) 691-4406
Email: cme@queens.org

Meeting patients’ pain and palliative care needs demands a balance of the best of the art and science of caring. Challenges such as safely and effectively treating pain and maintaining resilience and presence can leave one with the feeling of staring at a blank canvas. This conference has gathered a multi-talented faculty to share the state of both the art and the science of pain management and palliative care, to inspire you with their creative presentations, and take you from that blank canvas to a larger palate of care options to create your masterpiece in meeting these vital patient needs.

This conference has broad appeal to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other healthcare professionals.

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe three cultural myths that are barriers to good care for people with serious illness and how to overcome them
  • Describe the benefits and strategies for effective communication with seriously ill patients
  • Evaluate, treat and monitor pain; including assessing the risk of addiction
  • Apply multiple strategies for optimum pain management, which incorporate universal precautions to minimize abuse, addiction and adverse consequences
  • Discuss options for managing cancer-related pain
  • Discuss and differentiate grieving styles
  • Apply the concept of grieving styles to family systems
  • Explore grieving style implications for counselors
  • Describe treatments of last resort for people with refractory suffering near the end of life

7:30 am       Registration •  Breakfast

7:55 am       Welcome –Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, Conference Chair

8:00 am       The Dr. Ryder K. Onopa Memorial Lecture
In Search of a Good Death: Living Well with Serious Illness
Steven Pantilat, MD

9:00 am       How to Care for the Patient with Addiction
Judith Paice, PhD, RN

10:00 am     Break

10:15 am     Better Words to Say: Communicating Effectively with Seriously Ill Patients
Steven Pantilat, MD

11:15 am     Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers
Judith Paice, PhD, RN

12:15 pm     Lunch

1:15 pm       Treatments of Last Resort
Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD; Liz Vaughan, LCSW

2:00 pm       The Journey of Grief
Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv

3:00 pm       Break

3:15 pm       Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve
Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv

4:15 pm       Recap / Summary
Beth Freitas, PhD, APRN

4:30 pm           Adjourn