$90 – $1,000

Senior Summit 2019 Conference

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St. George's Fellowship Center

3204 Ridgewood Road

Fairlawn, OH 44333

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The Senior Summit 2019 conference agenda will feature an in-depth look at area Services to Seniors and the subject of Advance Directives and End-of-Life care. Session will provide each attendee with a toolkit of resources they can use in their everyday work in the community to better support clients, patients, communities as well as self-care for caregivers.

Full day tickets include breakfast and lunch as well as CEU/CLE credit. (Pending) (Anticipated CLE's 5.75 credits. CEU anticipated 4.0 credits.)

Note: All sessions have been approved by Summit County Probate Court for all attorney and non-attorney guardian training as required under the Supreme Court of Ohio Rules of Superintendence 66.01 through 66.09.

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Check-in and Breakfast Buffet

Welcome and introductions: Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Summit County Probate Court

Sam McCoy, Senior Vice President of Elder Rights for Direction Home Akron Area Agency on Aging, our Emcee for the day.

The Coordinated Needs project -The Gap Analysis

Identify the needs/data (including the areas in the county where there are high needs/deficits through mapping).

Identify the tool – what is it, how does it work on a practical level for caregivers in our community and for referal of clients.

Presented by: Abigail Morgan, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Performance - Direction Home Akron Canton

Identify the "how to" - find services/get started including a resource website/glossary and remote conference terminals within the conference.

Presented by: Rick Marountas, Chief Epidemiologist, Summit County Health Department

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Break and opportunity to view a "hands-on" demonstration of the Coordinated Needs Assessment in action.

Medicare/SSI/Medicaid/Long Term Care

Dispelling myths and legends

Presented by: Medicare - Francine Chuchanis, Director of Entitlement Rights – Direction Home Akron Canton

SSI - Robert Fenn - Social Security Administration

Medicaid - Loren Anthes - Center for Community Solutions

  • Define each – what each covers and does not cover – include glossary/resource guide/tool kit.

  • Access – when and how to qualify for each

  • What happens if someone does NOT qualify for any of this... the gap.

Long-term care - The issues, policies affecting solutions and creative ways that work to provide long-term care.

Presented by: AARP Policy Institute Speaker: John Mastrojohn III, RN, MSN,MBA - Executive VP and COO National Hospice and Paliative Care Organization National trends in Hospice and Palliative Care

Noon - 12:45 PM - Lunch

End-of-Life Care: Putting more Life in Their Days

No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys focusing on the impact of end-of-life care and decision making on caregivers and the challenges they face.

Presented by: Dr Steven, “Skip,” Radwany, MD, Specializing in Geriatric and Internal Medicine

A Family Story: Being an advocate, seeking resources in your community.

Presented by: Jeannine Marks, Executive Director of Stewart’s Caring Place Cancer Wellness Center.

  • A family’s story

  • Being an advocate, seeking resources, and learning what’s available in the community

Donna Barrett - Summit County Public Health, will explore and elucidate differences between hospice and palliative care and the important part they play in end-of-life services and caregiving.

Minnie, Rosie, and Grace - Communication through the Coversation Project

Presented by: Dr Steven, “Skip,” Radwany, MD, Specializing in Geriatric and Internal Medicine

  • Discusses advance care planning, Living Wills, Health Care POA

  • Discusses “The Conversation Project”

2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.: BREAK

The Unsayable Said: Providing care and communication for both patient and caregivers

Presented by: David Hassler, Director, The Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University

A facilitated writing activity and discussion on the themes of healing and care. Whether you are a patient, family member, or care-team member, poetry offers a way to understand end-of-life trauma, grief, and pain within the larger context of life. This session will explore these issues and will teach participants methods for using poetry and other creative expressive writing to find comfort. It will assist caregivers by providing innovative and proven methods for helping those in their care find comfort during their end-of-life journeys, as well as teach caregivers, guardians, social workers and care-team members self-care skills in using expressive writing to identify and prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.

Closing 4 p.m.

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