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Division of Long Term Services & Services Training Series: Settings Considerations for Waivers and State Plan Amendments

Event Description: 
CMS is hosting a training to provide states with monitoring strategies to ensure compliance with the HCBS Settings Rule. States are required to submit a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to CMS to ensure their HCBS programs meet the criteria of the HCBS Setting Rule by March 17, 2023. 
 
This training will:
  • Review the states’ responsibilities for monitoring compliance with the HCB settings rule;

How Health Plans Serving Dual Eligibles Can Center Equity During COVID-19

Event Description: 

Justice in Aging is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of a new issue brief centered on the dual eligible population and programmatic recommendations to support equity. The recommendations are measures advocates and health plans can utilize to ensure equity is at the center of their ongoing response to COVID-19.

Examples of recommendations in the brief include:

Providing In-Person Services and Supports to People Living with Dementia During COVID-19

Event Description: 

NADRC is hosting a webinar to discuss community-based services and supports delivery to people living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers from the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and Nevada Senior Services will discuss innovative approaches used to ensure the continued service delivery for people living with dementia.

Consumer Voice 44th Annual Conference

Event Description: 

Registration is open for the Consumer Voice 44th Annual Conference. The theme of this virtual event is “Quality Now and Tomorrow: Creating a Better Future Together”. Attendees can expect to hear from expert speakers, learn the most up-to-date policy information,  and network with a community of other long-term care advocates. Session topics include:

Promising Practices for Promoting Flu Vaccinations for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries During COVID-19

Event Description: 

Resources for Integrated Care is hosting a webinar to discuss the benefits of flu vaccinations for dually eligible individuals and the role of health plans in ensuring beneficiaries receive flu vaccinations. The webinar will include strategies for health plans to provide access and education on the importance of annual flu vaccinations. Attendees can expect to hear from multiple health plans who will share promising practices such as establishing committees, developing effective outreach strategies, and partnering with community organizations. Panelists include:

Moving Forward: Building, Expanding and Strengthening Women’s Retirement Security

Event Description: 

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is hosting their 2020 Annual Symposium on Financial Solutions for Women. The theme will be "Moving Forward: Building, Expanding and Strengthening Women’s Retirement Security". This year's virtual event features retirement marketplace experts who will discuss public policy options and educational initiatives to help women and their families plan for their long-term financial security. 

Rethinking ID/DD Transportation Services During the COVID-19 Era

Event Description: 

ACL is hosting an upcoming webinar on how COVID-19 has led to innovation in ID/DD transportation services. The webinar will discuss the ways that states and providers adapted during the pandemic, including updated waivers, procedural strategies, and other creative approaches to ensure continuity in home and community-based services (HCBS) and overall health and safety. This webinar will also address how lessons learned during COVID-19 can be applied to transportation services moving forward. 

Spotlight on an Area Agency on Aging Pilot Program to Reduce Home Hazards and Falls: Lessons from the Field

Event Description: 

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is hosting a webinar about the delivery of HARP, a home hazard removal program. The webinar will focus on how an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) implemented this falls reduction program to support aging in place. During the webinar, participants will hear from Dr. Susan Stark, Washington University in St. Louis, who developed and tested the program. St. Louis AAA Executive Director David Sykora will also describe how the program works and its impact in reducing falls among older adults. 

Social Isolation Virtual Summit

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engAGED is hosting a virtal summit about social isolation and engagement among older adults. During this event. speakers will present recent research on the topic and discuss best practices. Attendees will learn about innovations to combat social isolation during COVID-19 and strategies for addressing social isolation in diverse communities. Registration for this event is open to the public at no cost.

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