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Physical Health

The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Aging in America 2012 Call for Proposals Deadline -- Extended to July 5 @ 6pm PDT

Event Date: 
07.05.2011 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 Aging in America Conference

Full Description: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit before 6pm PDT on July 5

If you have a best-practice program, area of expertise, research or innovation you wish to share with more than 3000 professionals in the field of aging, the Aging in America conference, scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 in Washington, DC, is the place to do it. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation, as part of their Expert Briefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation, as part of their Expert Briefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Regional Networking Events

Regional Networking Events are opportunities for ASA members to meet in person to discuss local trends, projects, initiatives and recent developments in aging. Some topics that have been addressed in the past include: Reframing Aging, Self-care for Professionals in Aging, Livable Communities, What's New in Dementia Resources, Technology and Aging and then local matters like, Aging Policy in Illinois and The Bridge Model. These generally take the form of informal presentations by local experts in aging and/or representatives of the aging population themselves.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Balancing the Pendulum: A Person-Centered Approach to Treating Pain

posted 07.24.2018

By Raca Banerjee

Mary is a 55-year old patient with terminal breast cancer. She suffers from severe pain and her doctor suggests that she consider using a fentanyl transdermal patch to help allevi­ate her symptoms. In response, she exclaims: “Fentanyl? The stuff that killed Prince? No thank you!”
 
Current Prescribing Perilous

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Legal Basics: Medicaid Appeals

Event Date: 
06.12.2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Short Description: 

Basics webinar on Medicaid Appeals.

Full Description: 

Medicaid applicants or recipients must receive written notice whenever a state Medicaid agency or managed care plan denies, reduces, terminates, suspends or limits services, and they have a right to appeal the adverse action. Legal aid advocates play a critical role helping older adults navigate the appeal process, representing clients in fair hearings, and ensuring their rights are protected.

In this this free webcast, Legal Basics: Medicaid Appeals, participants will obtain a basic understanding of the following:

  • Due process protections in Medicaid;
  • Appeals processes and types of Medicaid decisions that can be appealed; and
  • Common challenges faced in Medicaid appeals and strategies to address them.

This Legal Basics training builds on previous Medicaid webinars in the NCLER webinar series: Medicaid 101 and Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports. Participants are encouraged to review these materials prior to the Medicaid Appeals training. 

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Presenters:

  • Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging

Jennifer Goldberg, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging   

'Good Enough' Is Not: Pushing Nursing Homes Past Mediocre Care

posted 05.18.2018

By Eric Carlson

No one in their right mind would choose a new home in a mere 48 hours, based on a list of possibilities from a hospital discharge planner, and after making a few phone calls and (maybe) a couple of visits.
 
Yet it is common practice for many nursing home residents. Many nursing homes are “chosen” in exactly this way and, unfortunately, a future resident’s lack of control often persists throughout life in these settings.
 

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