Pierce County Chapter

University Place Library
3609 Market Place West
University Place, WA 98466

2/24/15: 12:30-2:30 PM
3/26/15: 12:30–2:30 PM

Rey Aquinde
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President
253-459-2401
 
Ann Tolliver
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Vice President
253-446-6011
 
Cora Castor
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Secretary
253-380-5741
 
Fern Caldwell
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Treasurer
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February 24, 2015
Pierce County Chapter Meeting
Time:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
University Place Library
3609 Market Place West
University Place, WA 98466
Event Host:
Rey Aquinde / Chapter President / 253-459-2401
Trainer:
  • Paul Ivers, Regional LTCOP
  • Linda McCone, LTCOP
Training Topic:
“Role of the LTC Ombudsman, and the Misuse of Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Dementia” (1.5 CE)

Paul Ivers, who is YOUR Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman, will start out this training with an overview of his program. The LTCOP exists to promote and protect the civil, legal and human rights of long-term care consumers.

Linda McCone is very knowledgeable about both the issues faced by our elderly and vulnerable residents living in Adult Family Homes, and the issues that can arise with the use of psychopharmacological medications. She has a BA in Pharmacology and is also certified in Gerontology.

This training will give Providers and Caregivers excellent information about a nation-wide and serious problem in how we treat the behaviors of those living with dementia. The role of the ombudsman, in this “Reduce the Misuse” initiative granted by the Attorney General’s office, is to advocate for the resident rights that are at the center of this problem, and to educate all those who may be potentially harmed by the adverse effects of antipsychotics, and to educate those who care for them. You will benefit from a better understanding of this problem. Your knowledge and advocacy to “Reduce the Misuse” will help to improve the health, well-being and longevity of your residents.

FREE CEs for WSRCC Members and their Staff!!! We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting:
March 26, 2015. 12:30pm - 2:30pm


March 26, 2015
Pierce County Chapter Meeting
Time:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
University Place Library
3609 Market Place West
University Place, WA 98466
Event Host:
Rey Aquinde / Chapter President / 253-459-2401
Trainer:
Melanie Reynolds, CPG from Anchor Guardianship and Case Management Services, Inc.
Training Topic:
“Unravelling the Mystique of Guardianships” (1 CE)

Have you ever had an incapacitated resident whose participation or private payments are not getting paid, and not been able to find a family member or natural support person to help make sure that it gets paid? Or, a resident who is starting to show signs that they may not be able to make safe and wise decisions for themselves for much longer, whether it is about their money, their medical care, or other aspects of their lives? Then you need this training!

Melanie’s presentation will begin with helping the learner to develop an understanding of alternatives to a full guardianship. You may learn of an option that will help support your resident in their decision-making, or help them to get their bills paid, even if they are not at the point of being incapacitated. Melanie will also explain the process that must be taken that leads to guardianship, and steps taken during that process.

Lastly, Melanie will help attendees to understand the roles and responsibilities of the guardian, including specific timeline requirements, and help attendees to understand the rights of the incapacitated person.

FREE CEs for WSRCC Members and their Staff!!! We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting:
April 23, 2015. 12:30pm - 2:30pm