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Institute on Aging (IOA)

3575 Geary Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94118

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Institute on Aging is proud to announce the return of THE SAN FRANCISCO LGBT DEMENTIA CARE PROJECT: Increasing Access to Dementia Capable Care for the LGBT Community. IOA was pleased to host this thorough training during the Summer of 2017, and looks forward to offering it again. The Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with Openhouse and Family Caregiver Alliance, collaborated on this 3-hour training which explores the dementia-care needs of LGBT older adults. The location of the training will be Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA. Continuing Education Units will be provided by the Alzheimer's Association and Institute on Aging, and both organizations are accredited providers.

This introductory-to-intermediate-level course is designed to increase access to dementia-capable care for the LGBT community. Training topics include: LGBT cultural humility; understanding dementia; LGBT caregiver concerns; compassionate communication; and best and better practices.Some basic knowledge of the specific content area is required, but you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information at a level which includes basic-to-intermediate knowledge of the topic.

At the conclusion of the 3-hour workshop, participants will be able to:
a. Identify at least seven best practices for LGBT dementia care.
b. Update intake and assessment forms to include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
c. Discuss issues that affect older LGBT adults living with dementia and their care partners.
d. Educate others in their organization about sexual orientation and gender identity.
e. Educate others in their organization about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and dementia care.
f. Discuss dementia symptoms with a client and their care partner(s).
g. Identify LGBTQ dementia resources.

If you previously took this training at IOA during June, 2017, please note that this current curriculum is the same as last year's. We are hoping that those who were unable to take the training at that time will register for this 2018 class.

Instructor: Christina Irving is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco. She received her Master of Social Work degree from San Jose State University. She has been a Family Consultant with FCA for over 10 years, conducting in-home caregiver assessments, teaching classes, making presentations on many topics which include understanding dementia and self-care, and providing individual, supportive counseling to family caregivers in their various caregiving roles. She is also a trainer with the National Veteran Caregiver Support Training Program, co-leading classes for caregivers of Veterans across the county.

This program is funded by the San Francisco County Department of Aging and Adult Services, and provides services regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, income, or age.

Date: Tuesday, August 21st, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Doors to the training will open at noon. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, snack and beverages into the training, but none will be provided by IOA.


Continuing Education Information: If you seek 3 professional Continuing Education credits, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances and concerns please contact Caitlin Morgan, Senior Education Specialist, Institute on Aging, at, or (415) 750-4114.

From the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is an approved vendor for providing continuing education. This course meets the qualifications for 3 CE units/ hours for the following certified license entities:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Assistant (HHA). Approved by the California Department of Health Services (Provider #06329).

Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415).

Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CAMFT Provider #63035).

Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP). (BNHA Course Approval No. 1546003-5881/P)

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator (RCFE). (Administrator Certification Program RCFE Course Approval No. 072-0311-29235)

From Institute on Aging:

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

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