HCBS Innovation During COVID--Medicaid HCBS Payers & Providers

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ACL and CMS are hosting a webinar discussing the experiences of home and community-based services payers and providers in altering their service delivery models in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Presenters will also discuss how they have addressed social determinants of health (SDOH) This webinar is part of a monthly webinar series highlighting HCBS promising practices.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

What’s New with Medicare in 2021

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NCOA’s Center for Benefit Access is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the changes occurring in Medicare in 2021. Speakers will discuss the overall landscape of Medicare Advantage and Part D plans in the coming year, coverage expectations for beneficiaries, tips on how to help people maximize their Medicare savings, and current issues.

This webinar will be held on Friday, November 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

Maintaining Services and Supports for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers During COVID-19

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ASA, in partnership with the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC), is hosting a webinar to discuss the unique challenges caregivers face in providing care for individuals with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will highlight two ACL dementia grantees who have shifted their work in caring for clients in innovative ways.


Christine Jensen, Ph.D., Director, Health Services Research, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

Health Disparities: Asking the Right Questions to Spark System Change in a Covid-19 World

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The Aging and Disability Business Institute, a collaboration between the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and ASA, is hosting a webinar providing an overview of the Detroit research study, “Dying Before Their Time”, which explored the reasons for premature death of people of color. Dr. Herbert C. Smitherman Jr. of the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University will highlight findings from data gathered over 20 years and discuss strategies to trigger systemic change in community public health.

Moving Ahead Together: Developing a Framework to Connect the HIV/AIDS and Aging Services Communities

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The population of individuals living with HIV is aging, with half of those with HIV over the age of 50. ASA and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) are hosting a webinar discussing strategies to better connect older adults with HIV to the aging network. Speakers will discuss medical, social service, and policy recommendations for how HIV and aging organizations to improve service access to older adults with HIV.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.

Strategies for Non-Opioid Pain Management: A Panel Discussion

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RIC is hosting a panel to discuss strategies for providers and health plans for adopting non-opioid pain management. Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid would benefit from an integrated, interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach to pain management. This panel will discuss non-opioid pain management strategies for dually eligible individuals. Discussion topics will include:

The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness

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The number of seniors experiencing homelessness is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years, overwhelming state Medicaid programs, the healthcare system, and many public services. Join Dennis Culhane, Dana & Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, for a deep dive into the data behind senior homelessness. Topics include:

Pain and Dementia: Approaches that Work - Treatment Approaches: Pharm & Non-Pharm

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CaringKind is hosting a series of webinars discussing caring for individuals with dementia and pain. These four webinars will discuss different topics about pain and dementia such as why pain matters, organizing to treat pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches, and cultural competence and health disparities.
The third webinar in the series, Treatment Approaches: Pharm & Non-Pharm, will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET.

Scaling a Strategy for Reducing COVID Infections, Hospitalizations and Deaths Among Older Adults and Other High-Risk Populations

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Grantmakers in Aging, co-sponsored by Grantmakers in Health and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is hosting a webinar on the new service CV19 Checkup. COVID-19's impact on older adults and the public policy confusion over treatment options has shown the need for new ways to reach a much larger audience with consistent, scientifically-based information. CV19 CheckUp is a new consumer-facing decision-support service designed to educate millions of high-risk Americans about their COVID-related risks and how to mitigate them.

Facilitation for Choice and Control: Person-Centered Planning's Best Kept Secret

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NCAPPS is hosting a webinar discussing how person-centered planning facilitation helps create a person-centered plan that can be mobilized to support an individual. Speakers in this webinar include people with disabilities and their facilitators sharing their experiences with person-centered planning facilitation services. Additionally, there will be a discussion on how incorporating person-centered planning facilitation can enhance person-centered systems.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.


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