Aging Training Series

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers
1671 Worcester Road
Suite 201
Framingham, MA 01701
ADDP/JRI Training Room (Basement Level rooms 104/106)
Training

Aging Training Series: Overview of Legal and Physical Health Aspects of Aging Affecting Consumers with I/DD

Are you and your staff prepared to address the specific needs of consumers and caregivers as they age? Do you know how adding aging-focused services to the care team can impact a consumer’s quality of life? Can you answer your consumers’ and caregivers’ questions related to aging? Do you know how to complete DNR forms? Do you know what happens if you perform CPR? 

If you answered no, you won't want to miss this highly informative and participatory presentation series led by leaders in the developmental disabilities field.

Purpose 

America is graying and this change has profound impacts on consumers and caregivers as they age. This training provides in-depth information about the legal and physical health aspects of aging for both consumers and caregivers. The training series is intended to demystify the complex and fragmented delivery system and funding mechanisms that can aid individuals with disabilities and their families to age in place and remain in their homes for as long as they choose.  It will also prepare staff to recognize the impact that caring for aging consumers can have in a group home setting. Finally, it will describe how adding aging-focused services to the care team can impact a consumer’s quality of life, residents’ attitudes, staff morale, and staffing patterns.  

Intended Audience 

Employees at all levels working in I/DD field, health care and/or aging

Learning Objectives

Enhanced understanding of complex and fragmented delivery system for persons who are aging; Knowledge of methods to assist persons to age in their own homes; Preparation for caring for aging consumers in group home settings; Enhanced understanding of the impact of aging-focused services to a care team.

Speakers

Attorney Lisa Neeley of Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP 

Kathy Service, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN

Dates 

  • Legal Aspects of Aging on March 21, 2017 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Physical Health Aspects of Aging on April 3, 2017 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location

JRI Training Room, Rooms 104 - 106 (Basement Level), 1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Admission 

For series: $135 member; $170 non-member

For individual session: $85 member; $120 non-member

REGISTRATION STARTS AT 8:30 A.M.

Admission fee includes training entrance, materials, coffee and light refreshments