Community Calendar

Jul
5
Fri
2019 Workshop Series for Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging – Understanding the Difference @ Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi, Community Hall
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dorothy Colby is a Certified Positive Approach to Care™ Trainer and
national Mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal
experience caring for people with dementia. She is Director of Community
Engagement for Hale Kuʻike Memory Care Home at Nuʻuanu, Bayside &
Pali locations.

Positive Approach to Care™ seminars, developed by dementia
advocate and Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential
information for families and professional care partners on how to have a
positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s
disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Parking Instructions will be given to registrants prior to
workshop.  Light refreshments provided.

This is a FREE series, but space is limited.  Registration is required at link below:
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/pachawaii2019

Jul
8
Mon
Understanding Hawaii’s Long Term Care Options @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Conference Room
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

St. Francis Healthcare System offers new family caregivers for the summer.
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building.
Classes are $10 each, unless otherwise indicated. Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or mwong@stfrancishawaii.org.

Learn about the various long term care options available for Hawaii’s families.
Speaker: John McDermott, LSW, ACSW, M.Div., State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Kilohana UM Church, Room 6
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Jul
9
Tue
Partnership Series 1 of 3: Building Strong & Compliant Skilled-Nursing Partnerships
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

More information

Estimates for long-term-care expenditures continue to rise.  According to the US Census Bureau, just over 5% of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes; 4.2% are in nursing homes.  Patients who reside in skilled-nursing facilities tend to be more acute and fragile, so hospice can provide many benefits for those residents.

However, the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) environment is changing in meaningful ways in 2019.  Reimbursement requirements are easing the documentation requirements.  PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model) will be implemented, which will be a new classification system.  In addition, the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program’s 30-day all-cause readmissions started for fiscal year 2019 in October 2018.  This program will address SNF reimbursements, regulations, and staff.  What are their needs and struggles?  How can we provide solutions and drive value to the nursing facilities?  This session will benefit staff newly involved with SNFs and others who want more information.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Statistics, definitions, and types of SNF care
  • Organization structure and staff roles
  • Reimbursement environment and why outcomes matter
  • Elements of contracting
  • Hospice value proposition and strategies for a successful partnership
  • Suggested marketing tools
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample tool for staff roles and potential needs
  • Sample checklist of marketing tools
  • Useful websites

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is directed to new hospice sales professionals, staff members involved in the SNF environment, sales managers, administrators, and team members wanting insight into SNFs and how hospice can help patients in those facilities.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors @ Alzheimer's Association
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm

To help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program.  By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.
  • List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

All programs are offered at no cost.  Registration required: (808) 591-2771 or email Tshammondtullis@alz.org.

Jul
13
Sat
Understanding Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Medical Decision Making @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Conference Room
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

St. Francis Healthcare System offers new family caregivers for the summer.
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building.
Classes are $10 each, unless otherwise indicated. Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or mwong@stfrancishawaii.org.

Explore important subjects that we often put off — powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, wills and trusts. Speaker: Kristin Lambert-Bryant, Honolulu estate planning attorney and lecturer on elder law at the University of Hawaii Elder Law program.

Jul
15
Mon
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ The Lodge at Wailuna, Recreation Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

 

 

Jul
16
Tue
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Wellness Center, Adventist Health Castle
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Jul
17
Wed
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Other Similar Variants @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Conference Room
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

St. Francis Healthcare System offers new family caregivers for the summer.
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building.
Classes are $10 each, unless otherwise indicated. Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or mwong@stfrancishawaii.org.

Learn about the characteristics of Parkinson’s disease, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, disease progression and resources. Also learn to differentiate between Parkinsonism vs Parkinson’s.  Speaker: Dr. Craig Nakatsuka, MD, an internal medicine, hospice and palliative care physician.

Jul
18
Thu
Partnership Series 2 of 3: Building Strong & Compliant Hospital Partnerships
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

More information

The hospital environment has faced many challenges in recent years, and hospice and home health providers are becoming strong partners to the acute-care sector.  This webinar will delve into the organizational structure, hospital reimbursement, and challenges facing hospital leadership.  Why is it important for providers to understand hospitals’ concerns around data and analytics, population health services, value-based payments, operational effectiveness, and cybersecurity?  How can your organization become the partner of choice for a hospital?  This session is designed for staff just getting oriented to the hospital environment and identifying the value proposition of your organization.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospital trends
  • Hospital environment challenges and concerns
  • Uncovering outcomes that can help develop a value proposition
  • How to discuss your organization in a C-level meeting
  • Home health, palliative care, and hospice collaboration efforts
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Tools to use in collaboration efforts, including a hospital protocol questionnaire
  • Instructions on how to customize proposal information
  • Helpful links and websites

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for sales staff, sales managers, and business development staff.  It will also benefit new staff members by providing information on navigating the hospital environment.

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

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