ALCA New England 2022 Clinical Intensive

Tuesday, October 25, 2022,  9:30am -4:30pm EDT

Join your fellow Aging Life Care® Managers on October 25th for this opportunity to learn from some of the field’s most highly regarded leaders, earn your CEs, and share with your colleagues at this one-day virtual program.

We’ve included two Roundtable Discussion sessions during the day so you can learn from each other’s experiences in smaller groups and in a more interactive way. Discussion will be focused on how technology is impacting the care of our clients – their mental health and healthcare needs. You will have the chance to ask questions, learn from best practices and take away valuable insights that will inform and enhance your practice and client care as you move forward.

You won’t want to miss this program.  Please register as soon as possible so we can ensure maximum benefits from the program and our outreach prior to and post program.

Please feel free to share this program with your friends and colleagues as we hope to impact as many as possible in the industry.

Here are the details:  

ALCA New England 2022 Clinical Intensive: Technology & Aging Life Care® Management
The Challenges & Rewards

New England Chapter – Aging Life Care™ Association

When:  October 25, 2022, 9:30 am -4:30 pm EDT

Where:  Virtual Program

CEs : 4.5  CEs**(See Below)

CostALCA Members:  $100.00     Non Members: $185.00

To Register:   Click Here

Interested in Sponsoring the Clinical IntensiveSee below!

**Continuing Education Certificates – This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers with 4.5 CE contact hours. Certificates will be sent to CCMs and CMCs.

Clinical Intensive Schedule

2022 Clinical Intensive Virtual Schedule

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT

9:30am – 10:00am
Opening Remarks

10:00am – 11:30am
Digital Mental Health and Older Adults: Developing New Care Paradigms

Dr. Ipsit Vahia, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital,
Director, Digital Technology and Aging Laboratory, Harvard Medical School

11:30am – 12 Noon
Roundtable Session 1

12 Noon – 12:30pm
Lunch Break

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Legal and Ethical Issues when Working with Incompetent Persons
Attorney Cathleen Summers, RN, ESQ.
Founder/Senior Attorney, Generations Law Group, P.C.
President, MA Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Roundtable Session 2

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Technology’s Role in Stemming the Rising Tide of Older Adult Loneliness and Isolation
Dr. Lenard Kaye, D.S.W., Ph.D, Professor of Social Work,
University of Maine School of Social Work and Director, University of Maine Center On Aging

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Q & A and Program Wrap Up

Session: Digital Mental Health and Older Adults: Developing New Care Paradigms

Program – Digital Mental Health and Older Adults: Developing New Care Paradigms

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 10:00– 11:30 am  Live online via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean Hospital, Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director, Digital Technology and Aging Laboratory; Harvard University Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Program:

This session will focus on identifying the need, major opportunities and challenges associated with developing digital approaches to enhance the mental health care of older adults. The session will include original data that illustrate how precision care for older adults and persons with dementia can be achieved through the strategic use of data and digitized intervention delivery.

The goal of this session is to demonstrate the benefits of incorporating more data-driven approaches into care management for older adults’ mental health challenges and to provide attendees easily implementable approaches that they can incorporate immediately into their own practices.

 About the speaker:

Dr Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean Hospital Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital & Director, Digital Technology and Aging Laboratory

Dr. Ipsit Vahia, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. He is the associate chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and director of Digital Psychiatry Translation at McLean Hospital. He is also director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory. His research focuses on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults and currently, he oversees a clinical and research program on aging, behavior, and technology. He has published extensively in major international journals and textbooks.

Dr. Vahia serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has served on the board of directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and on the editorial boards of five journals including his current role as social media editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2016 AAGP Barry Lebowitz Award and the 2014 APA Hartford Jeste Award.

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Enumerate how smartphones can be used to guide the detection of changes in mood
  • Recognize how data from digital devices can help individualize assessment and management
  • Discuss the complex interaction between digital health and health care disparities for older adults
Session: Legal and Ethical Issues when Working with Incompetent Persons

Program – Legal and Ethical Issues when Working with Incompetent Persons

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 12:30– 2:00 pm  Live online via Zoom
Speaker: Cathleen Summers, RN, ESQ, Generations Law Group

Program:

The use of technology in the provision of professional services has increased dramatically over the last few years.  Often, this technology can result in meeting the care needs of a more diverse population more quickly, cost effective and comprehensively while still providing high quality service.  But what happens when the client is suffering from impaired judgment or is no longer competent to fully understand the implications of the use of technology with respect to their care?  This program will explore some of the ethical and legal issues professionals must consider when utilizing technology with clients with impaired judgment or competency issues. The goal of this session is to clarify the ethical and legal issues and concerns facing practitioners when utilizing technology when working with clients with impaired judgment or competency issues.

 About the speaker:

Cathleen Summers, RN, ESQ, Generations Law Group

As a nurse attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, Cathleen Summers concentrates her legal practice on crisis planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate planning, and guardianship. She is the go-to expert on helping clients and their families navigate the legal and health care worlds when a crisis occurs. She specializes in crisis management and often supports families who are unable to provide frequent oversight of a loved one’s care.

Cathleen is often sought out by professionals to serve as an advisor to local hospitals, and as a member on several boards in the community. Cathleen currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Cathleen and her husband and partner, Phil, founded the firm, Generations Law Group, in 2003.

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be better able to:

  1. Describe what constitutes incompetence/impaired judgment
  2. Identify when and if an individual should be included in decision making
  3. Explain the legal and ethical consideration that a practitioner needs to be aware of when dealing with a person with impaired judgment or competency issues
Session: Technology's Role in Stemming the Rising Tide of Older Adult Loneliness and Isolation

Program – Technology’s Role in Stemming the Rising Tide of Older Adult Loneliness and Isolation

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Time: 2:30– 4:00 pm  Live online via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Kaye, D.S.W., Ph.D, Professor of Social Work, University of Maine Center on Aging

Program:

Older adult isolation and loneliness has reached unprecedented levels, increasing morbidity and mortality rates and dramatically decreasing our ability to live safe, healthy, and emotionally satisfying lives. The pandemic has only served to exacerbate this already disturbing public health threat to older adult well-being. The extent to which technology can positively impact this disturbing trend that prevents older adults from living physically, emotionally and socially satisfying lives will be considered. The goal of this session is to underscore the escalating risk and potentially lethal consequences of social isolation and loneliness for older adults both prior to and now, even more so, as a consequence of the global pandemic and the role technology can play in both preventing and alleviating this lethal public health threat.

About the speaker:

Dr. Lenard W. Kaye D.S.W, Ph.D, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging.

A prolific writer in the field of health care and aging, he has published approximately 200 journal articles and book chapters and 17 books on specialized topics in aging including social isolation, home health care, productive aging, rural practice, family caregiving, controversial issues in aging, support groups for older women, and congregate housing. His pioneering research and writing on older men’s caregiving experiences and help-seeking behaviors, is widely recognized and frequently cited. His recent books include Social Isolation of Older Adults: Strategies to Bolster Health and Well-Being, Springer Publishing Company (2019) and  the Handbook of Rural Aging, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2021).

He is a current Co-Principal Investigator of The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care and the Lead Evaluator of AgingME, Maine’s Geriatrics Workforce Development Project. He has managed a series of John Hartford Foundation-funded gerontological social work education programs at the University of Maine. Dr. Kaye has served on the National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, as well as the advisory boards of a wide range of national and local health and human service programs serving older adults. He is a Past President of both the Maine and New York State Gerontological Societies. He is the Past Chair of the National Association of Social Worker’s Section on Aging, sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and Journal of Aging Life Care, and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be better able to:

  1. Differentiate between older adult social isolation and loneliness
  2. Identify the factors that put older adults at risk of social isolation and loneliness.
  3. Identify the potential consequences of older adult social isolation and/or loneliness.
  4. Identify the range of technologies available for preventing or reversing the occurrence of social isolation and loneliness among older adults.
Speaker Bios

Dr. Lenard W. Kaye D.S.W, Ph.D, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging.

A prolific writer in the field of health care and aging, he has published approximately 200 journal articles and book chapters and 17 books on specialized topics in aging including social isolation, home health care, productive aging, rural practice, family caregiving, controversial issues in aging, support groups for older women, and congregate housing. His pioneering research and writing on older men’s caregiving experiences and help-seeking behaviors, is widely recognized and frequently cited. His recent books include Social Isolation of Older Adults: Strategies to Bolster Health and Well-Being, Springer Publishing Company (2019) and  the Handbook of Rural Aging, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2021).

He is a current Co-Principal Investigator of The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care and the Lead Evaluator of AgingME, Maine’s Geriatrics Workforce Development Project. He has managed a series of John Hartford Foundation-funded gerontological social work education programs at the University of Maine. Dr. Kaye has served on the National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, as well as the advisory boards of a wide range of national and local health and human service programs serving older adults. He is a Past President of both the Maine and New York State Gerontological Societies. He is the Past Chair of the National Association of Social Worker’s Section on Aging, sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and Journal of Aging Life Care, and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Cathleen Summers, RN, ESQ, Generations Law Group

As a nurse attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, Cathleen Summers concentrates her legal practice on crisis planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate planning, and guardianship. She is the go-to expert on helping clients and their families navigate the legal and health care worlds when a crisis occurs. She specializes in crisis management and often supports families who are unable to provide frequent oversight of a loved one’s care.

Cathleen is often sought out by professionals to serve as an advisor to local hospitals, and as a member on several boards in the community. Cathleen currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Cathleen and her husband and partner, Phil, founded the firm, Generations Law Group, in 2003.

 

Dr Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean Hospital Associate Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital & Director, Digital Technology and Aging Laboratory

Dr. Ipsit Vahia, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. He is the associate chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and director of Digital Psychiatry Translation at McLean Hospital. He is also director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory. His research focuses on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults and currently, he oversees a clinical and research program on aging, behavior, and technology. He has published extensively in major international journals and textbooks.

Dr. Vahia serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has served on the board of directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and on the editorial boards of five journals including his current role as social media editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2016 AAGP Barry Lebowitz Award and the 2014 APA Hartford Jeste Award.

Sponsorship

Basic Sponsor Package

Supporting Sponsorships include:
Supporting Sponsors: $500 – AVAILABLE

  1. Listing on the ALCA NE Clinical Intensive Website page with logo that will be linked to the Sponsors Website or designated link. This will remain for
    1 year.
  2. Verbal & visual recognition and mentions during the Clinical Intensive Program
  3. Clinical Intensive Attendee List
  4. Listing on the Clinical Intensive Registration page on ALCA National Website Inclusion in pre-program promotional emails
  5. One Free Clinical Intensive ticket for Supporting Sponsors

Exclusive Sponsorships

In addition to the basic package you receive:
Live Speaker Introduction Sponsors (3): $4,000 – SOLD OUT

Introduction of Guest Speaker, 2-4 minute Live Welcome, Roundtable Discussion host, 1-minute Q&A Sponsor video posted on the ALCA NE Website for up to 1 year, Company Name on Zoom Virtual Background, 2 free Clinical Intensive tickets, plus Basic Sponsor package.

Virtual Lunch Sponsor (1): $4,000 – AVAILABLE

Opportunity to send attendees a gift card that can be used towards a lunch delivery. Plus 2 Free Clinical Intensive tickets and Basic Sponsor Package.

Roundtable Discussion Sponsors: $1,500 – AVAILABLE

A NEW Opportunity to host Roundtable Discussions with Clinical Intensive attendees during our designated program sessions. There will be 2 rotations.

The discussion focus is: How does your business integrate technology into the services you offer? Is there something new you have been using? What are the successes and challenges? You may bring in someone from within or outside your organization to help share your experiences. This will help showcase your business and bring valuable information to potential customers and clients. This is an interactive information sharing session.

You will also receive the Basic Sponsor Package. NOTE: Each Sponsor will be required to review their discussion points with the organizing committee prior to the program.

*ALL SPONSORS MUST BE AN ALCA NE CORPORATE PARTNER MEMBER

The Susan Shapiro Fund
Please consider a donation to our Chapter Leadership fund this year.

The Susan Shapiro Leadership Fund was established in 2015 in memory of Susan Shapiro, a guiding light in eldercare and end of life issues to ALCA/NE. The fund is intended to support and encourage future ALCA/NE Chapter leaders. Each year the ALCA/NE Chapter Board identifies and bestows a national conference registration to a Chapter member who demonstrates a high level of professionalism and commitment to the profession and leadership potential within our Chapter. We hope you will consider making a donation. Please add your donation to your sponsorship total, and you will be recognized by ALCA New England for your contribution.

Sponsorship questions contact:
Joan Harris – joan@symphonycaremanagement.com
or
Jennifer Pilcher –jenniferpilcher@clearguidance.com

Sponsorship is on a first come first-serve basis.
DON’T WAIT, sign up as soon as possible to maximize the visibility and benefits of sponsoring the ALCA New England 2022 Clinical Intensive.

Download the SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION FORM. Please complete the form and email it to Catherine Hazlehurst: alcanewenglandmembers@gmail.com

Additional CE Information

Contact Hours

Please note that the attendee must fully attend all sessions and complete the evaluation to receive a certificate.

This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers with 4.5 contact hours.

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.