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Oct
4
Thu
2018 Public Health Law Conference @ Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
Hot Topics in Hospice Payment & Quality Programming
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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CMS has slowed its push to expand the hospice quality reporting program and its path to hospice payment reform.  Even though the FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements, also known as “the Hospice Rule,” were fairly light, there were many comments from CMS that imply potential plans.

This webinar will delve into the FY2019 Hospice Final Rule, recent Hospice Rules, CMS and MedPAC comments, and recent outside activities that impact hospice payments and quality reporting.  Join us for insight and analysis into the future of hospice.  The standardized assessment tool, HEART, hospice payment data, and CMS’s focus will also be addressed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMS hospice cost data and payment implications
  • Explanation of the slowdown in expanding the hospice quality reporting program
  • Evaluation of activities to align hospices with post-acute care providers
  • Non-hospice payment changes that will impact hospices, such as a hospital transfer policy for early discharge to hospice care or physician payment changes
  • CMS’s continuing concerns and analysis of hospice data gathered/shared by CMS, MedPAC, and others
  • Data available to hospice providers for strategic planning
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • List of hospice resources

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for executives, governing body members, administrative staff, quality and financial directors, managers, and coordinators.

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.

Oct
6
Sat
@ Arts at Marks Garage
Oct 6 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

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Holiday advertisements are here and it can be challenging to grievers with tender hearts. This workshop looks at how we can prepare ourselves when triggers arrive. Together we will create a toolbox of coping skills during the holiday season.

Grief Workshop
8:45 Registration (refreshments)
9:00 Welcome, J.P. Sabbithi, Hospice Hawaii
9:10 Creative ways to deal with the upcoming holidays, Felicia Marquez Wong, LSW, CT
Self care activities are helpful when dealing with challenging moments.  Let’s discover practical tools that will work for each of us.
9:45 Going down the rabbit hole, Charlie Chong
10:00 Creative Arts Experiences
11:45 Reflections, Mahalo Circle Blessings, J.P. Sabbithi

Oct
11
Thu
2018 Honoring Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Series 1 of 2: Veterans, VA Benefit, Hospice & Palliative Care
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Only 15% of veterans use the valuable end-of-life healthcare benefits available from the VA!

This webinar will address the special needs of veterans and the services available through the VA.  The program will address delivery of hospice and palliative care services in different settings.  Who pays?  What can be provided to the member?  Is it a VA or traditional Medicare benefit?  Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Veterans Administration integrated health services
  • Home and community-based services
  • Available services and eligibility requirements
  • How to locate services and access popular forms
  • Working with the VA
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample reference documents for several community resources
  • Sample eligibility reference documents
  • Useful reference links

Don’t Miss the Other Honoring Veterans Series Webinars!
Sign up for the 2-part series!

Learn more about the Honoring Veterans Series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for agency staff who are new or not familiar with VA services and resources, including staff members in agency administration, sales, and social services, or anyone who wants to learn more about VA benefits for home health and end-of-life care.

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

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gloria Turner
Turner Healthcare Consulting

Oct
13
Sat
Senior Nutrition & Liquid Supplements @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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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.

You are what you eat! This session will address the needs of our frail and disabled loved ones AND your needs as caregivers. Learn basic information about nutritional principles and practical tips to create meals with restricting sugar, salt, and fat.
Speaker: Mary Arakaki, Registered Dietician, specializing in geriatric nutrition.

 

 

Normal vs. Not Normal Aging: Understanding the Difference @ 15 Craigside
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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This workshop will be led by the Hawaii Positive Approach to Care Certified Trainer Patricia Bemis RN

Please join Positive Approach to Care Trainer Patricia Bemis RN for a Positive Approach to Care™ workshop, developed by Teepa Snow, that will provide essential information on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia throughout their journey. This seminar will help professional care providers, family members, and anyone who is trying to cope with the changes that happen with dementia.

The 2-hour workshop will help learners recognize and understand “normal” and “not normal” aging.  Learn to develop new skills related to approach, cueing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression.

For more information on this or other Understanding Dementia workshops, please call Dorothy Colby at 221-7105 or email dorothy@halekuike.com. To learn about other Positive Approach to Care workshops click here.

Oct
18
Thu
Why You Should Review PEPPER Reports
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Oct
20
Sat
Home Modifications @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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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.

Most seniors want to age in place, but their current living conditions may not be accessible to match their changing physical conditions.

Speaker: Curt Kiriu, General Contractor and Certified Aging in Place Instructor for Hawaii Building Industry Association

Oct
22
Mon
Mobility Training @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Learn how to transfer your loved one using proper body mechanics safely: wheelchair transfers from bed to chair and chair to car, and the proper use of assisted devices.
Speaker: Bryce Sumida, Doctor of Physical Therapy, with experience in rehabilitation

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.

Oct
24
Wed
Leaving a Legacy Active Aging Workshop @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, Room 203
Oct 24 @ 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.

Bring your memorabilia or copies of photos to start a legacy project. Students from the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine – Communication & Disorder program will assist you on this project. Speaker: Shari Goo-Yoshino, SLP Instructor at UH John A. Burns School of Medicine, Communications & Disorders.