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Elder Care Workshops

Sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, Get Healthy Now hosted these workshops for UofL employees who are seeking support for Elder Care issues. A twelve-month series, these workshops were held once a month in the Chao auditorium on Belknap Campus and digitally recorded to create a living archive for the campus community to access for years to come.

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 Elder Care Workshops

 

These monthly workshops are designed for employees who are facing difficult choices supporting, encouraging, or caring for an elderly parent, friend or relative.  Each workshop includes a presentation by a representative from either UofL or the community, offering many resources from a variety of fields of expertise. After the presentation, we’ve provided the opportunity for your questions.  These workshops are generously sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women. Access the online archive of the sessions which were previously recorded. Click here to view the digital archives currently available.

Click here for the full program (pdf)

Program is subject to change.

Date Topics Facilitator/Organization

May 17, 2011

Broad Introduction:

Social and Medical Issues

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UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine

(Jane Thibault, Ph.D.) and

ElderServe, Inc. (Sarah Trester)

June 14, 2011

Community Resources for Elders

 Staying at Home

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ElderServe, Inc. (Harriette Friedlander, MSW)

July 19, 2011

Polypharmacy:

The Silent Epidemic

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additional resources referenced: presentation (PDF) and medical history card

UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine,

(Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP)

August 16, 2011

Dangerous Drugs in the Elderly:

How every day drugs can harm elders

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additional resources referenced: presentation (PDF)

UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine,

(Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP)

September 20, 2011

How to Hire Help at Home:

Considerations and Costs

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ElderServe, Inc.

(Joanne Whitlock, MSSW)

October 18, 2011

Legal Considerations in Elder Care

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additional resources referenced:

presentation (PDF) and handout (PDF)


Brian Borellis,

Attorney at Law

DISCLAIMER – The new rules have only been adopted by Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services in early and mid-2010 and are quite complex. It is possible that they may be changed, or interpretations may be further refined and revised by the government between now and when your particular Medicaid eligibility case is determined. It is not possible for me to assure you that the strategies described in this material will be effective in the future. It may also turn out, because of changes in the law or interpretations of existing law, that other planning strategies which you can pursue at this time may prove to be more advantageous than the strategies suggested. Thus, you should understand that although this represents a discussion of the law at this time, there is a risk that the information may be rendered ineffectual, or of limited benefit, by future legislation or interpretations. You should understand that while it is certainly prudent for you to obtain professional guidance and advice, the benefits or possible risks associated with the plan rest entirely with you.
- Brian Borellis, June 2011

November 22, 2011

Options and Alternatives for

Long Distance Care

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additional resources referenced:

handouts: doc1 and  doc2 (PDF)

Sovereign Seniors

(Tracy Thomas)

December 20, 2011

Caregiver Stress & Self-Care

for the Caregiver

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additional resources referenced:

handouts (PDF)

 

UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine

(Jane Thibault, Ph.D.)

February 21, 2012
[Rescheduled from 1/14/12 due to severe weather]

Moving Matters:

 Moving to a Senior Community

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additional resources referenced:

presentation and handouts (PDF)

 

 

DearWatch, Inc.

(Mary Romelfanger)

March 20, 2012

Institutional Care Facilities: Resources + Choices/

Skilled Nursing Facilities:  What Goes on Behind Closed Doors

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additional resources referenced:

presentation handouts (PDF)

KIPDA District Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(Mel Pfister)

April 17, 2012

Elder Abuse, The Hidden Crime

(Program/Theory)

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UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine (James G. O’Brien, M.D.)

and ElderServe, Inc. (Shannon Gadd)

May 15, 2012

Controlling the Elder Care Crisis

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UofL School of Nursing Caregivers Program (link)

ElderServe, Inc.

(Harriette Friedlander, MSW)

 

Click here to watch and listen to the digital archives of this workshop series

Please note: Each workshop is being recorded and an online archive of the sessions is available for the campus community to watch. Click here to view the digital archives currently available.

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