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History in the Making: Congressional Proposals to Improve Medicare & Medicaid

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NCOA is hosting a webinar to discuss key legislation poised to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid. Speakers will provide an overview of the legislation and the major impacts the legislation will have on Medicaid and Medicare programs that provide services to older adults and people with disabilities. Webinar participants can also expect to learn how they can advocate for the improvement of these services and add their own voice to help get the legislation passed.

Presenters for this webinar include:

Staffing Shortages in Tribal Facilities: Past, Present, and Future

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This webinar will feature a panel of nursing home and assisted living facility administrators and directors discussing staffing challenges in tribal facilities. They will discuss the causes of staffing shortages, strategies to resolve them, and areas for improvement in the future.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Reinventing Quality 2021 Virtual Conference

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The Reinventing Quality Conference shares best practices in person-centered supports from across the country. Topics covered at this conference will include:
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Inclusion
  • Direct Support Workforce
  • Employment
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
  • Federal and State Initiatives
  • Person Centered Practices
  • Provider Community Evolution
  • Rethinking Residential Options
  • Rights & Supported Decision-Making
  • Self-Direction and Self Advocacy

Serving LGBTQ Older Adults: Innovative Approaches to Help LGBTQ Older Adults Engage

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This LGBTQ Pride Month, engAGED is hosting a webinar on social engagement among LGBTQ older adults. This webinar will bring together SAGE, an LGBTQ elder advocacy group, as well as organizations providing elder services to share information on programs, services, and initiatives to combat social isolation in the older LGBTQ community.
 
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Building Capacity in the Direct Service Workforce: Moving Forward from the Summit

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CMS is hosting a webinar to share capacity building strategies and recommendations states discussed during the intensive on Quality Jobs Equal Quality Care: Building Capacity in the Direct Care Workforce that was held at ADvancing States’ HCBS Conference in December 2020. This webinar will include:
  • An overview of the challenges within the direct service workforce regarding care coordination, person-centered care, and professional development;
  • Promising practices from state Medicaid agencies;
  • Interactive polls and discussions; and

A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community during COVID-19

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Join CIDI for a webinar discussing the mental health and resilience of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters from CIDI will identify three impacts of COVID-19 on mental health from the perspective of individuals with disabilities, describe three tangible tips for building resilience and identify three resources to support mental health and overall health for individuals with disabilities, including ways to recognize early signs of mental health distress.

Reaching Socially Isolated People Living with Dementia

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Persons with dementia faced social isolation (even before COVID-19) through a combination of social and demographic factors. This webinar will discuss the landscape of social isolation among persons with dementia and describe experimental outreach and engagement techniques and programs. Additionally, this webinar will include an overview of the collaborative care coordination model used in Virginia to help individuals living with dementia.

Virtual Summit on Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

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AELTCC is hosting its 2020 Annual Summit which will explore strategies for mitigating racial inequities in post-acute and long-term care settings. This three-day summit includes presentations on how the presence and causes of racial disparities in nursing and the connection to system racism, strategies for AELTCC members to develop plans of action to address racial inequity, and discussions on next steps for advancing equity in post-acute and long-term care.

This summit will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to Friday, December 11, 2020.

Disrupting, Bridging, and Eliminating Social Isolation

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NCOA, Latinos for a Secure Retirement, and the Juanita C. Grant Foundation are hosting a community cafecito (coffee chat) to discuss the impact of social isolation on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Speakers will also discuss promising practices in engaging with older adults of color to disrupt social isolation and bridge gaps in socialization.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

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