Past Free Webinar – Strategies for Home Modification and How to Access Financing, Nov. 12, 2019

By: Diane Sprague, MA, Director, Lifetime Home Project

Handout – Strategies for Home Modification

Home Modification Resource list   Home Modification Funding grid

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.)

For years, studies and surveys have documented how seniors want to age in community, often where they’ve lived for many years.  Providing a safe and comfortable home can require a range of repairs, and/or accessibility modifications that accommodate changes in functional ability.  Unless extremely minor, skilled assessment and installation practitioners should manage access modification work.  Financing is the third critical component, often the make-or-break factor in undertaking a project.  This session will explore basic access remodeling financing techniques, remodeling “realities” and funding resources.

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Past Free Webinar – Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding and Helping to Improve Care – October 2, 2019

By: Paul Tuite, MD, Professor, Neurology, University of Minnesota

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease -Part 1

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease Part 2

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease Part 3

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.)

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects about 15,000 Minnesotans. Due to the increase in the aging population, the numbers are expected to double by 2030.  The presence of loss of smell perception and/or the manifestation of REM behavioral sleep disorder are important clues that someone may have prodromal PD.

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