Category Archives: Caregiving

Past Free Webinar – Start Seeing Caregivers – June 13, 2018

Start Seeing Caregivers

By: Beth Wiggins, Director of Caregiving and Aging Services at FamilyMeans

Handout – Start Seeing Caregivers 6.13.18

Caregiving provided by relatives and friends is the very heart of eldercare. When older adults need assistance with essential everyday life tasks, these caregivers are the predominant providers. Caregivers are the primary source of social and emotional support, and are deeply engaged in their care receivers’ medical care. Caregivers are also often part of the paid workforce and have additional family and community obligations. The prevalence and complexity of caregiving has significant implications for our workplaces, healthcare systems, and communities, and yet caregivers remain under-recognized. By seeing caregivers, we will be compelled to take action to preserve and sustain their contributions to the well-being of an aging society.

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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
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.