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North Dakota: An Example of an Oral Healthcare Program for Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Oral Health America is hosting a webinar to discuss how North Dakota has collaborated with key partners to establish an older adult oral health care program for residents in long-term care facilities. This webinar will discuss an overview of the importance of conducting a basic screening survey; engaging key stakeholders to strategize on the oral healthcare delivery and education programs provided to staff in long-term care facilities; and implementing a standardized screening tool.

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Interagency TBI Conference

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The deadline to submit paper and poster proposals for the Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored by NIDILRR (the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research), is Saturday, March 31. The theme of the 2018 conference is TBI Across the Lifespan: Research to Practice to Policy. This conference brings together clinicians, researchers, consumers, and policymakers to share cutting-edge advances in TBI research and clinical care. This conference will take place June 11 to 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Providing Culturally Competent Care: Meeting the LTSS Needs of Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), is hosting a webinar on how to identify long-term services and supports (LTSS) preferences, values, and needs of members from diverse cultural backgrounds. Individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups often experience disparities in access, quality, and outcomes in LTSS, such as higher rates of rehospitalization under home health care and lower quality of care in nursing homes.

Drafting Advance Planning Documents to Reduce the Risk of Abuse or Exploitation

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The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is hosting a webinar about drafting advance planning documents to reduce the risk of abuse or exploitation. Shortly after Medicare began reimbursing physicians for counseling beneficiaries about advance-care planning in 2016, Health Affairs released a study finding that only one-third of older adults have completed any health care planning documents.

Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities

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The LEAD Center, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and National Disability Institute (NDI) are hosting a webinar on the financial capability of individuals with disabilities. This webinar will provide the opportunity to learn more about the challenges and opportunities to address the needs of Americans with disabilities to become more financially capable. Presenters will discuss:

Building Financial Inclusion with Money Smart

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The National Disability Institute and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the updated Money Smart Guide to Presenting Money Smart for Adults. This guide provides information to assist instructors delivering financial education to persons with disabilities. This webinar will provide an overview of the Money Smart curriculum, disability specific materials, and information on how to access the free materials.

40th annual AIRS I&R Training and Education Conference

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Register today for the 40th Annual AIRS I&R Training and Education Conference! The conference will be held June 3 to 6, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. The Registration Brochure is available through the AIRS website along with additional conference information including hotel reservations, online registration and a program summary. The conference registration is open, and Early Bird prices are available until April 3, 2018.

Legal Basics: Protecting Older Adults Against Fraudulent Schemes and Scams

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The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the frauds and scams aimed at older adults, discuss legal protections, and provide resources to aid older adults defrauded by the individuals and business that promote these scams. Older adults are often targeted by individuals promoting fraudulent schemes and scams, due to savings an assets accumulated over a lifetime, and most frauds and scams go unreported. Presenters will discuss efforts by the Federal Trade Commission to prevent older adults from falling victim to these scams.

Trauma Informed Care for People Living with Dementia

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The American Society on Aging is hosting a webinar on trauma informed care for people living with dementia, as part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living. Speakers will discuss principles of trauma-informed care as they apply to dementia in Veterans and Holocaust survivors. Presenters will also share resources for applying trauma-informed care principles in various settings.

Participants in the webinar will be able to: 

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