Please review the workshop offerings for the 2017 Forum on Aging. When you complete the online registration form, you will be required to select one AM and one PM workshop for each day you attend.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 AM Intensive Workshops 1-4 (8:30-11:30 AM)
(Participants will select one AM Intensive workshop from the following)
Intensive Workshop 1: Clinical Supervision with Social Workers
Jennifer H. Haywood, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Counselor, Haywood Counseling, Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University and Columbus State
Join us for a 3-hour intensive workshop on Supervision for Social Workers. Ms. Haywood will provide information on the different types of supervision, the stages of supervision and some of the pitfalls that can occur when someone is becoming a supervisor. She will discuss the transition from worker to supervisor along with supervision theories. In addition, she will demonstrate and discussed ways to improve the administrative, educative, and supportive roles for social workers. And lastly, Ms. Haywood will review strengths of a respectable social worker supervisor.
- Participants will learn the roles and the requirements under each role
- Participants will learn the weight and importance of each role and how to manage them all
- Participants will learn how to transition from worker to supervisor
- Participants will learn the strengths to develop as a supervisor
Intensive Workshop 2: The Politics of Alzheimer’s – Government’s Response to a 21st Century Epidemic
Orson J. Austin, M.D., F.A.A.F.M., Family Physician, Christ Hospital and University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UC College of Medicine; Stephen J. Olding, Communications and Public Policy Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati; Paula Kollstedt, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati
Join this intensive workshop for cutting-edge information on Alzheimer’s disease provided by local experts from the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The focus will be on the various social, economic and political ramifications of Alzheimer’s disease and the current and possible future response by state and federal governments to this growing epidemic. Participants will learn about the role of the Alzheimer’s Association and its advocacy efforts on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and how the Alzheimer's Association is working to find a prevention or cure for this disease by 2025, as described in the federal government's National Alzheimer's Plan. Discussion on emerging therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information about the nature and impact of the disease will all be discussed.
- Participants will have a better understanding of the social, economic and political challenges related to the growing Alzheimer’s disease epidemic in the U.S.
- Participants will receive an overview of the role state and federal governments have played in addressing issues related to Alzheimer’s/dementia care, support and research
- Participants will become better familiar with the role the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s advocates have played in promoting and facilitating significant changes to public policy over the past decade
- Participants will have an understanding of latest research highlights including the most promising prevention theories.
- Participants will be able to identify emerging therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
- Participants will have an understanding of the nature and impact of Alzheimer's disease, including knowing the 10 signs of the disease
Intensive Workshop 3: Social Security: With You Through Life’s Journey…Securing Today and Tomorrow
Sue Denny, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
Today, about 168 million people work and pay Social Security taxes, and about 60 million people receive monthly retirement, disability and survivors benefits. During this session, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Sue Denny will spend time discussing how Security touches the lives of every American, both directly and indirectly, through its programs and benefits. While Social Security is facing long-term finacial challenges, it will be there in the future. Ms. Denny will also focus on educating professionals about topics that will help them better assist their clients, including online services, representative payee issues, and extra help with Medicare prescription costs. Questions will be taken from the audience.
- Participants will gain an increased understanding of Social Security and Medicare
- Participants will be better able to assist their clients and patients in many different situations
Intensive Workshop 4: Post-acute Quality Care and New Regulatory Requirements
Janet K. Feldkamp, J.D., Partner, Benesch-Attorneys at Law
Post-acute care is changing at a record pace. Changing resident needs, staffing challenges, regulatory requirements and budgets are just a small part of the long list of challenges for post-acute managers. How do Skilled Nursing Centers and Assisted Living Communities meet the challenges of achieving positive outcomes while balancing a resident-centered social model, providing highly complex care, implementing value-based concepts, and overcoming staffing challenges? This presentation will be a fast-paced discussion of high quality operational strategies and best practices to achieve successful survey and quality outcomes with proven solutions to meet everyday challenges in the Post-Acute Continuum of Care.
- Participants will gain a better understanding of recently changed requirements of participation to assure proactive development of policies and procedures and implementation of daily strategies to provide quality of care
- Participants will gain knowledge to enhance improvement processes based upon best practices in the delivery of care and compliance with requirements
- Participants will have an understanding of the benefits and identify processes to achieve quality outcomes for residents in skilled nursing homes as well as assisted living communities.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 PM Workshops 1-4 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)
(Participants will select one PM workshop from the following)
PM Workshop 1: Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adults
Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D., LMFT, LSW, Sociologist Researcher, Klawsnik & Klawsnik Associates
Sexual assault is a commonly overlooked and highly disturbing form of vulnerable adult abuse. This workshop will present key findings from research and practice regarding sexual victimization of older adults and adults with disabilities. Information will be provided regarding victims, perpetrators, the range of abuses, forensic markers, abuse impact, and guidelines for responding to suspected and confirmed cases.
- Participants will be able to list two research findings regarding vulnerable adult victims of sexual assault
- Participants will be able to provide two research findings regarding people who perpetrate sexual assault against vulnerable adults
- Participants will be able to state three types of behaviors with the range of sexually assaultive acts
- Participants will be able to provide three signs or symptoms of possible sexual victimization of a vulnerable adult
- Participants will be able to explain two practice recommendations for responding to suspected sexual assault of a vulnerable adult
PM Workshop 2: Opening Minds through Art (OMA): Meaningful Intergenerational Connections for People with Dementia and Students.
Elizabeth Lokon, MGS, PhD, Director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA), Scripps Gerontology Center
In this presentation, we will share the psychosocial and health benefits gained by involving people with dementia and students in intergenerational programming using the arts. Using Scripps Gerontology Center’s Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program as a case study, we will show how intergenerational programming can improve quality of life for older adults while improving students’ attitudes toward aging. Attendees will also learn how to get funding to implement the OMA program and fulfill Ohio’s Quality Improvement Project requirement.
- Participants will work collaboratively to create a piece of abstract art
- Participants will be able to describe a new way of defining meaningful connections (i.e. “love”) between strangers in intergenerational encounters
- Participants will be able to list the psychosocial and health benefits gained from making meaningful connections and tapping one’s creativity
- Participants will be able to describe the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program and its impact on the people with dementia and on students
- Participants will be able to identify funding and training opportunities available to adopt and implement the OMA program
PM Workshop 3 - Nursing Law Overview: What you need to know about the Nurse Practice Act, Social Media & HIPAA/Hitech Act
Carlene Galanopula, RN, MSN, CCM, Faculty, Xavier University; and Tammy Parks, RN, BSN, Risk Management Coordinator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical
This session will provide a basic overview of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and qualifies for one contact hours that will address the law ORC 4723 and the rules OAC chapters 4723 1-26 that governs the practice of nurses in Ohio. The panel will address the professional and legal risks of social media and provide guidelines for nurses to follow. In addition, this session will cover HIPAA and the HITECH Act, which govern the way we use Protected Health Information.
- Participants will be able to explain the Nurse Practice Act and its application to personal professional practice
- Participants will be able to define social networking and legal standards applicable to social networking in the healthcare setting
- Participants will be able to discuss Protected Health Information and how to keep it safe
PM Workshop 4: Mental Health First Aid
Gloria Walker, MBA, Executive Director, NAMI Urban Greater Cincinnati Network on Mental Illness and Barbette Thompson, NAMI Urban Greater Cincinnati Network on Mental Illness
Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a person developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. This is an introductory workshop on mental health, offering education on risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, as well as education and information on depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis. This workshop will also cover a five step action plan to help someone in a mental health crisis.
- Participants will be able to identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
- Participants will be able to identify traits of depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis
- Participants will learn a 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health concern or who is in crisis
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 AM Workshops 1-4 (9:45-11:45 AM)
(Participants will select one AM workshop from the following)
AM Workshop 1: Diagnosing, Treating and Managing Personality Disorders
Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D., licensed psychologist in Colorado and Texas, Continuing Education Faculty, Cross Country Education
The phenomenon of personality disorders has been found to be one of the most difficult and troublesome conditions in social service work. These dysfunctional patterns have been found to start at a very young age and to continue well into old age. This presentation will discuss the phenomenon of personality disorders, why they are our most difficult clients, how to identify them, and the interventions that have been found to be effective in working with them.
- Participants will be able to describe the phenomenon of Personality Disorder and distinguish it from psychiatric disorders
- Participants will be able to identify individuals with a Personality Disorder
- Participants will be able to identify the “Versions” of Personality Disorders
- Participants will be able to describe and implement “communication” techniques to talk effectively with individuals with Personality Disorders
- Participants will be able to describe and implement methods for reducing bad behaviors
- Participants will be able to describe and implement methods for effectively confronting Personality Disordered individuals about their behavior
AM Workshop 2: Ohio Medicaid Update
Jennifer Griffin Anstaett, JD, Partner, Wood & Lamping - Attorneys and Counselors at Law; Mark Reckman, JD, Partner, Wood & Lamping - Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Ohio Medicaid converted its rules to the Federal model effective August 1, 2016. We will discuss how this affects your clients’ Medicaid applications. We will also talk about ways to use the exemptions provided for under the Medicaid rules and to protect the financial security of the spouses of your institutionalized clients.
- Participants will understand the new Medicaid rules effective August 1, 2016
- Participants will understand and employ simple strategies to utilize Medicaid resource exemptions
- Participants will anticipate problems in qualifying clients for Medicaid
- Participants will be able to help spouses in the community preserve their financial security
AM Workshop 3: We can’t provide season tickets to the opera: Staff perceptions of providing preference- based person-centered care
Katy Abbott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Miami University, and Kendall Leser, Ph.D., Research Associate, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University
There is still much to learn from the perspective of staff members regarding their perceptions of facilitators and barriers they encounter in their day-to-day work to honor resident preferences. As key stakeholders in delivering individualized, preference-based care, understanding the specific biases and/or interpretations of direct care workers is critical. The purpose of this presentation is to identify nursing home staff perceptions of facilitators and barriers to learning about and meeting residents’ preferences and reasons why staff feel residents change their minds about preferences. Draft practice guidelines for overcoming common barriers will be presented with feedback solicited from participants.
- Participants will be able to explain how preferences are related to positive outcomes in the nursing home setting
- Participants will learn to assess nursing home resident’s preferences for rveryday living as a quality improvement initiative
- Participants will be able to describe factors that nursing home staff identify as barriers to meeting nursing home resident preferences
- Participants will be able to describe factors that nursing home staff identify as facilitators to meeting nursing home resident preferences
- Participants will be able to discuss practice guidelines that serve as potential solutions for overcoming common barriers identified by staff in meeting nursing home resident preferences
AM Workshop 4: Finding a New Normal Grief and Coping
Richard Livingood, M. Div. Hospice Chaplain, Hospice of South West Ohio and Tom Meyer, M. Div., M.S, Ed., PC., Hospice Chaplain, Hospice of South West Ohio
This workshop will equip participants with the tools necessary to support those experiencing loss and grief. In this workshop we will discuss normal responses to loss of all kinds, the recognition of warning signs, identifying common triggers of grief, and how to assist our clients to anticipate, prepare for and manage grief.
- Participants will gain tools to assist those experiencing grief and loss
- Participants will be able to identify tools for coping with loss
- Participants will be able to help mourners to anticipate and prepare for unexpected spikes in the grief process
- Participants will be able to identify their own grief reactions and attend to self needs
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 PM Workshops 1-4 (2:15 -4:15 PM)
(Participants will select one PM workshop from the following)
PM Workshop 1: Transforming Trauma – How to do this work and sustain
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute
Join this workshop as a follow up to Laura van Dernoot Lipsky's keynote discussion on transforming trauma and how to sustain collectively. She’ll broaden the conversation by looking at how to create sustainability for oneself within a larger context, as well as how to create larger organizational or institutional movement change. Lastly, she’ll look at very concrete strategies for how to create sustainability on an individual level.
- Participants will be able to help others develop a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling this so folks can do their work sustainably
- Participants will have an understanding of how to create a sustainable individual and collective culture
PM Workshop 2: Working with the LGBTQ Community in a Culturally Competent Way
James R. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work & Gerontology, Wright State University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Social Work, and Jerry L. Mallicoat, MBA, Vice President, Advocacy & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association – Miami Valley Chapter
During this session, participants will be provided with the impactful historical events and defining elements of the LGBTQ community in order to better understand how to meet their unique needs in a culturally competent way. Case studies, role playing and research-based data will be used to provide participants with theoretical and concrete ways to identify and meet the needs of the LGBTQ community in their respective practice settings.
- Participants will be able to identify three historical events that have impacted LGBT people
- Participants will be able to identify and understand key terms used when talking about the experience of LGBT individuals
- Participants will be able to list key considerations in designing culturally competent practices for working with LGBT individuals
PM Workshop 3: Collecting data to improve higher quality service to clients
Sharon Fusco, MHR, BSBA, Vice President, Business Services Group, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Join this workshop for an understanding of an environmental scan to help participants understand why data has become important in social services. Participants will gain an understanding of what funders want, the use of data in quality improvement, and data-driven decision making. Examples of how data can improve quality services will be discussed, as well as determining what to measure, when to measure, and how to measure it.
This workshop is intended for casemangers who want a better understanding of the importance of collecting data to improve services to clients. It is not a course for those with a math or statistics background; it is designed for those who want to learn more about using data and analysis to improve quality.
- Participants will be able to understand the importance of data in today’s environment
- Participants will be able to understand how data is used provide higher quality services to clients
- Participants will learn how to measure care management
PM Workshop 4: Less Falls, More Freedom: How Fall Prevention Keeps Older Adults Independent and for Longer
Elise Henning, MD, Med, Geriatric Medicine Fellow, University of Cincinnati and The Christ Hospital; Rachel Snyder, MD, Geriatric Medicine Fellow, University of Cincinnati and The Christ Hospital; Marnie Rend, MEd OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, Independent Living Specialist and founder, Rebuild Independence LLC.
A practical session to help participants recognize when patients may be at risk of falls, learn strategies to help prevent and reduce the risk of falls, and identify medications that may increase a patient’s risk of falls. Discussion on the role of exercises and balance training to reduce risk of falls will be covered, as well as information on how and when to access therapy providers for clients. *Please bring a pair of comfortable shoes such as sneakers/tennis shoes.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fall risk factors and the effectiveness of a multifactorial approach to fall prevention
- Participants will be able to identify potential home hazards and available hazard reduction strategies and solutions
- Participants will be able to understand the role of exercise and balance training to reduce the risk of falls and how to access therapy providers
- Participants will be able to identify medications that may increase a patient’s risk of falls
- $95 one day
- $140 both days
- $25 annual meeting only
Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 7, 2017