Workshops: Gerontology

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Legal Issues and Planning

ID: 1013

This workshop will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, health care proxies, and guardianship. Using interactive case studies, the workshop will focus on ethical considerations in the context of providing services to clients with diminished capacities. Along with an overview of Medicare and Medicaid (including Medicaid eligibility), the workshop will provide a broad-based understanding of home and community-based services with a focus on New Jersey's "new" Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. You will also learn about the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Gwen Orlowski
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160

Older adults are living longer lives. As they age, however, they may need increased supports from family members. This workshop will explore the multiple dimensions of family responses to caring for an aging relative, including the challenges of potential sibling conflict and the role of marital partners and grandchildren in providing care for an elderly family member. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will identify family patterns and present interventions that can help social workers provide strategies to families so they can develop a working relationship and course of action in the care of their older relatives.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Monroe
395 Schoolhouse Road , Monroe Township, NJ

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Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults

ID: 1131

Most therapeutic approaches assume all adults are the same�"regardless of where they are in the lifespan. However, we know that older adults are a distinct population with specific needs and challenges. This workshop will provide a brief historical perspective of best practices used with older adults with and then focus on new knowledge that addresses the mental health needs of the older adult population. We will also discuss the various mental health and behavioral concerns uniquely experienced by older adults.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

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Instructor: Robin Wiley, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: ***PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS A DIFFERENT DATE FROM THE ONE PUBLISHED ON CATALOG

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The Silver Wave: Medication Use in Older Adults

ID: 1133

Over the next 25 years, it is expected that individuals greater than 65 years of age will become 20% of the US population. The impact this population shift will have on our social, healthcare, and safety net systems is immense. And, as the US population lives longer, drug therapy, the most common modality to treat, cure, prevent, and palliate disease, will only become more prolific and complex. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the most common classes of medications used in older adults. Indications, contraindications, drug interactions, and safe handling of select agents will be reviewed using case-based teaching strategies. By the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will be able to identify medication red flags during a client home visit and implement steps to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Daniel Abazia, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding and Empowering Caregivers of Older Adults

ID: 1091

Older adults are living longer and longer lives. However with longer life, the need for significant support increases. Caregivers are increasingly called upon to provide the necessary supports to keep an older adult functioning - often for a period of years. A key aspect of effective work with older adults is understanding and supporting the difficult and important role of their caregivers. This workshop will explore the many dimensions of caregiving for older adults including the challenges and rewards of caregiving from an emotional, physical, and financial perspective. Caregiver burnout, coping patterns and long-distance caregiving will be covered. You will also learn strategies and resources for supporting caregivers.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Eileen Doremus, BA, CSW
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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