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Next Free Webinar: Elder Abuse Prevention and Vulnerable Adult Protection in Minnesota – Legislative Updates and Next Steps – June 17, 12 – 1:30 pm

Register Here- Elder Abuse Prevention Legislative Update

Earn 1.5 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.

Hear from top leaders in Minnesota government and long-term care service organizations about:

  • Recent legislation designed to protect older vulnerable adults and reduce elder abuse
  • Legislative and budgetary impacts on Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
  • Policy revisions to strengthen staff training, support caregivers, improve care and reduce occurrences of abuse
  • Legal and ombudsman services to support older victims and caregivers

This webinar features leaders from government agencies, elder justice, and long-term care organizations charged with delivering quality care, supporting caregivers, and providing for the safety of those receiving care. Recent legislative and budgetary impacts on older adult services and protections will be discussed.

Moderator:

Rajean Moone, Executive Director, Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging

Panelists:

Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Patti Cullen, President/CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota

Gayle Kvenvold, President/CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota

Amanda Vickstrom, Executive Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center

Cheryl Hennen, State Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

Past Free Webinar: Giving Up Driving: It Takes a Village – May 16, 2019

By: Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D, OTR/L & Jennifer Fischer, MS, OTR/L, CDRS, LDI

Register Here- Giving Up Driving

Handout – Giving Up Driving – 1 slide per page

Handout – Giving Up Driving – 2 slides per page

Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.

As demonstrated by the high profile case of Prince Philip waiting until his late nineties to reluctantly give up his driving privileges following an accident , the independence provided by one’s car is not easy to relinquish. We know that with advancing age, we experience changes in motor, sensory and cognitive functions that can threaten driving safety. Clinical conditions more common in older adults as well as medications used to treat those conditions can also create greater risk behind the wheel. This webinar will show that it “takes a village” to create an environment that facilitates a smooth transition to no longer driving. It will provide resources that older drivers and their families can use and guidance on steps to follow, with a focus on the role occupational therapists play in assessment and interventions to maximize safety and ease that transition.

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