Category Archives: Long-Term Care

Past Free Webinar – You are the Key – Stand Up for Yourself and Each Other: A Self-Advocacy Training – December 18 at Noon

By: Jane Brink, LSW, Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care – Minnesota Board on Aging

Handout – Stand UP For Yourself And Each Other- 12.18.19

What would your sign say?

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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.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Self-advocacy is an important life skill that doesn’t disappear as people age. It is a critical piece for those older adults receiving care in long-term facilities, and those who receive ongoing support. To help facilitate this ability to communicate their needs, as well as participate in decisions, the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care partnered with Moving Home Minnesota (a Money Follows the Person project) to develop a training curriculum for people who receive long-term services and support.

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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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