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Past Free Webinar – Elder Abuse Prevention in Minnesota – Next Steps – May 15, 2018

Elder Abuse Prevention in Minnesota – Next Steps

Moderator: Rajean Moone, Executive Director, MN Leadership Council on Aging
Panelist:
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, MN Elder Justice Center
Cheryl Hennen, State Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

Handout – MN Department of Health – Malcolm

Handout – MN Elder Justice Center – Vickstrom

Handout – Care Providers – Cullen               Handout – LeadingAge – Kvenvold

Handout – Ombudsman for LTC – Hennen

Side by Side Legislative Bill Comparisons

This webinar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from nursing homes, state government and the legal community to review current legislative and policy proposals on reducing and preventing elder abuse. The legislature is considering several bills aimed to reduce abuse incidents, improve abuse investigation, and timely notification of families. The panel will preview current and pending legislation, review state policies, and discuss improvements in reporting and investigating elder abuse complaints.

Past Free Webinar – January 16,2017

Supportive Decision Making – An Emerging Alternative to Guardianship

By: Anita Raymond, MSW

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When working with people with cognitive, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities, we often turn to guardianship to address risk and vulnerability. But is this an overly restrictive tool? This webinar will discuss Supported Decision Making, an emerging paradigm for vulnerable populations and a person-centered model addressing safety concerns while protecting the dignity of persons at risk. Based on an Elder Justice Grant initiated in 2016, Volunteers of America has launched the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making to reduce unnecessary guardianships at the individual and systems level.

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