Families invited to Free Webinar and Live Event – November 8 – Free CEU for CCMC, NURSE AND SOCIAL WORK

October 27, 2011 by  
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Free CEU Seminar & Networking Reception
Empowering Caregivers of Dementia Patients on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Viki Kind – Author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making – Making Choices for Those Who Can’t
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

or Join via Webinar
RSVP Today at SeniorBridge.com/Seminar – Program Starts at 6:00 p.m. EST

Join Us In-Person at SeniorBridge
845 Third Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Wine & Appetizer Reception Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Adults age 85+ are the fastest growing segment of our population – and half of them have Alzheimer’s. This seminar
will help professionals and families struggling to make decisions for those without capacity develop a pathway,
framework and tools for making thoughtful, ethical decisions. These tools are designed to be tailored to individual levels of incapacity and situations and to give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. Respect and compassion will be the core values of this decision making process.

CCMC, NURSE AND SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS PROVIDED BY SENIORBRIDGE*
Nurse contact hours pending by State of Florida Nursing Board for RN, ARNP, CNS, LPN. Social Work credits
pending by State of Florida Social Work Board for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC.
CCMC credits pending by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
*Professionals should confirm acceptance of CCMC & Florida State approved CEUs with their licensing board.
For more information, email webinars@SeniorBridge.com or call 212-994-6153

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April 13 – An Evening with Viki Kind – Austin, Texas, 6:30 PM Presentation sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Texas and Austin Groups for the Elderly

April 8, 2011 by  
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April 13 – An Evening with Viki Kind – Austin, Texas, 6:30 PM
Presentation sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Texas and Austin Groups for the Elderly.

The Alzheimer’s Association-Capital of Texas Chapter is a non-profit organization that provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Their mission is to provide leadership to enhance care and support services for individuals and their families while supporting the advancement of research to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Austin Groups for the Elderly is a non-profit organization empowering caregivers, the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, resources and support.

RSVP to 512.241.0420 or email
TXPrograms@txalz.org

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Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation Proudly Presents The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver Symposium on April 1 in Riverside, California

March 22, 2011 by  
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Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation Proudly Presents The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver Symposium

Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location:
California Baptist
University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Copenbarger Dining Room

8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Making Difficult Decisions for Persons Without Capacity – Speakers: Viki Kind, M.A. and Dennis Sandoval, J.D., CELA
9:45 Morning Break
10:00 Palliative Care – It’s Not What You Might Think – Speaker: Gina Mohr, M.D.
11:00 Improving Outcomes for Non-Compliant Patients – Speaker: Viki Kind, M.A.
Lunch Legacy Planning ? Leaving Behind What is Really Important
Speaker: Dennis Sandoval, J.D.
1:00 End of Life Decision Making – Speakers: Viki Kind, M.A. and Dennis Sandoval, J.D.
2:00 Dealing With Life Loss – Speaker: Victoria Stephan, M.A.
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:15 Helping Families with Care Transitions – Speaker: Paul Velen, M.S., MFT
4:15 Closing Remarks

Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys presents the ELDER CONCERT 2011 on Friday, March 25, 2011 – Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North Saturday and on March 26, 2011 – Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore

March 22, 2011 by  
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Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys presents the ELDER CONCERT 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011 – Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North
Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore

7:45 – 9:00am Registration
7:45 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
(plenary session room)
10:15 – 10:45am Refreshment Break with exhibitors
10:45am – 12:00pm Session Two – Concurrent Workshops
A. Long Term Care Insurance and LTCI “Partnership” Plans: Info and Discussion on
relationship to Medicaid Planning, Financial Planning and Fiduciary Responsibility
B. “Upside Down” Real Estate Problems & Solutions (FT LAUD ONLY)
C. Elder Care Mediation: Learn and discuss this increasingly hot approach for Elder Law
Attorneys, Guardians, Fiduciaries, Health Care providers and Care Facilities to resolve
client problems.
D. Geriatric Care Assessment, Care Plan Development and how Elder Law Attorneys,
Estate Planners, Fiduciaries, Guardians and Care Managers can utilize these tools
E. Funerals, Pre-Paid Plans, Medicaid Planning and Guardianship Issues
12:00 – 1:15pm Luncheon
Speaker: Vicki Kind with Compassionate Care (Sponsored by The Guardian Pooled Trust)
1:30 – 2:45pm Session Three – Concurrent Workshops
A. Medicaid Diversion Waiver Update and Discussion
B. “Upside Down” Real Estate Problems & Solutions (TAMPA ONLY)
C. The New National Health Care Legislation: Update and Discussion
D. Elder Mediation: Learn and discuss this increasingly hot approach for Elder Law
Attorneys, Guardians, Fiduciaries, Health Care providers and Care Facilities to resolve
client problems (FT LAUD ONLY)
E. Types of Guardianship and Transition from Voluntary to Involuntary
F. Understanding Long Term Care Facilities: Gaining Admission, Financing the stay and
Maintaining quality care.
2:45 – 3:00pm Refreshment Break with exhibitors
3:00 – 4:15pm Session Four – Concurrent Workshops
A. The New National Health Care Legislation: Update & Discussion
B. Geriatric Care Assessment, Care Plan Development and how Elder Law Attorneys,
Estate Planners, Fiduciaries, Guardians and Care Managers utilize these tools.
C. Dealing with difficult Elder Law or Estate Planning Clients, Wards and Guardians
8:45 – 9:00am Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:15am Session One – Plenary Session
A panel of leading experts facilitates a discussion on how to prevent, identify and redress elder
exploitation.
D. Medicaid Diversion Waiver Update and Discussion
E. Challenge of keeping documents up-to-date amongst all support professionals

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Conference, taking place in Cincinnati, OH from March 17–20, 2011

March 10, 2011 by  
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Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, taking place in Cincinnati, OH from March 17–20, 2011. http://aghe.org/833179

Viki will be presenting Empowered Decision Making for Those Without Capacity on Friday, March 18 from 3-4:30.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE) is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974. AGHE’s mission is two-fold: (1) To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and (2) To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.

AGHE and its members are strongly committed to the well-being of older adults. Together, AGHE and aging-studies programs in institutions of higher education strive to:

(1) preparing service delivery personnel who will work directly with older adults;
(2) training educators who specialize in the physical, psycho-social, and policy domains of aging;
(3) educating the society at large about the processes of aging and the implications of an aging society; and
(4) instructing older adults seeking to maximize their options in a complex and challenging age.

AGHE is the Educational Unit of The Gerontological Society of America.

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Caregiver Resource Day at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on March 19 from 8:30-1

March 10, 2011 by  
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Caregiver Resource Day

Viki will be speaking at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s annual event which provides support, education, and resources to caregivers – will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Santa Clarita. With its title sponsor Comfort Keepers In-Home Care, the free symposium will provide information and advice from leading experts, including a noted Alzheimer’s researcher and a bioethecist. Registration, networking, and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. with lectures commencing at 9 a.m. Free adult day care is available during this event but requires advance registration. The event is open to community members 18 years of age and older. Care-giving-related businesses are invited to host vendor tables at the event and/or provide sponsorship.

For further information about Caregiver Resource Day please contact SuzAnn Nelsen or Diana Sevanian at 661-255-1588. You may also email them at snelsen@scvsc.org or dsevanian@scvsc.org.

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Pasadena Highlands – Grand Opening of Focused Care – dedicated to residents needing memory care

March 4, 2011 by  
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Join me as I will be speaking at the Grand Opening of Focused Care – Pasadena Highland’s memory care center on March 11 from 3:30-4:30. Open House from 3-6.

Pasadena Highlands is excited to announce the opening of a secure Alzheimer’s/Memory Care unit that will accommodate about 15-18 residents. Focused Care is all inclusive and the rates will be $4500 to $6000 per month.

Friday, March 11, 3pm to 6pm

Viki Kind will be speaking on “Empowered Decision Making for those with Dementia” 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Please RSVP by March 8th, (626) 791-1981

(626) 791-1981

Pasadena Highlands

1575 E. Washington Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91104

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Join Viki as she speaks at the South Bay M.A.P.S. meeting at Silverado Senior Living in Redondo Beach, on March 8 from 8:30-10:30AM PST.

February 23, 2011 by  
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Join Viki as she speaks at the South Bay M.A.P.S. meeting at Silverado Senior Living in Redondo Beach, on March 8 from 8:30-10:30AM PST.

Silverado Senior Living -Assisted Living Dementia Care in Redondo Beach
514 N. Prospect Ave.
Redondo Beach 90277
http://www.silveradosenior.com/dementia_care/LA_Ventura_County_CA/zip_90277/silverado_senior_living/2568
Phone 310-421-4867

Silverado Senior Living -Move your loved one into our Redondo Beach Assisted Living Dementia Care Community located on the campus of the Beach Cities Health District, a preventive health and wellness agency. This three-story, state-of-the-art community offers all of the trademark amenities and services that have made Silverado famous for providing exceptional, world-class care in beautiful surroundings. Like all Silverado communities, Beach Cities is a secure environment specializing in caring for those with any type of memory loss.

When you look for a senior care community to take care of your loved one with dementia, it is important to consider if their health needs will be taken care of by qualified staff. At Silverado Senior Living – Beach Cities, we believe in hiring the best! We have registered nurses and licensed nurses at our community in Redondo Beach just like every other Silverado community. All of our caregivers receive extensive training on how to provide special care for those with memory-impairing conditions. Our caregiving and nursing staff will support your loved one to enjoy the best of health every day, while giving our families peace of mind.

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Grey Matters on KKZZ in Ventura, CA will be interviewing Viki Kind on Feb. 25th at 4:30PST

February 21, 2011 by  
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Grey Matters is a weekly radio show on AM 1400 KKZZ, airing each Friday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Dedicated to empowering the Sandwich Generation and their parents through the aging process. You don’t have to figure this out alone. Aging is not black and white – grey matters!

This innovative and entertaining show is hosted by Cheri Kurman and Jim Duran. Cheri is an attorney, certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Jim is the Executive Director of Cypress Place Senior Living Facilities in Ventura and this year’s recipient of the California Assisted Living Association’s Outstanding Executive Director Award.

Learn more about Cheri and her firm at www.NormanDowler.com, and Cypress Senior Living Centers at http://www.cypressplaceseniorliving.com

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The Center for Memory Disorders in Orlando, Florida, is hosting a workshop by Viki Kind on January 26, 2011, from 2 PM to 4 PM.

January 24, 2011 by  
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The Center for Memory Disorders in Orlando, Florida, is hosting a workshop by Viki Kind on January 26, 2011, from 2 PM to 4 PM. This program is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida Chapter, The Center for Memory Disorders and Visiting Angels.

Please RSVP to 1-800-272-3900 or 407-951-7992
Free Respite Care is available, CEU’s available for nurses.

http://www.memorydisorders.org/cmd_events.htm

Wouldn’t it be a relief to know that you are making the right decisions and doing right by the person in your care? “Empowering Caregivers to Make the Difficult Decisions” is a free two hour workshop led by Viki at The Center for Memory Disorders in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, January 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.

The mission of the Center for Memory Disorders is to provide a non-profit, integrated approach to the diagnosis, treatment and support of patients with memory disorders, through the use of professional services, cutting-edge therapies and caregiver respite.

The Center recognizes that chronic, pervasive illness is not only a problem for patients and families, but a concern for the entire community. The Center’s vision is for a community outreach program which will educate, treat and thereby positively impact the overall quality of life of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The Center’s goals are to provide medical diagnostics, treatments and ancillary services, in conjunction with family education and interventions, the totality of which will result in correct diagnosis and treatment at an earlier stage in the disease process.

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