8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration

Breakout Session

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Aging in Place or ALF? – Ethical Dilemmas and Solutions

This session is a panel presentation and discussion on decision-making and the ethics of selection and placement as it impacts caregivers, industry professionals, and volunteers including: Long Term Care; In-Home care; Finances; Psycho-social dynamics; and transitioning. Paneslists include Barbara Reiser, Guardian; Desiree Sebastian, ALF Administrator; and Marjorie Wolasky, Elderlaw Atorney. Michael Brodie of Michael Brodie Senior Placement will facilitate the session.

*A continuing education session offering two CEU, CME or CLE credits through Florida International University, the Florida Bar Association & Guardianship and Case Management Services.

Sponsored by Medica HealthCare and Preferred Care Partners

Expo

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Networking and Expo

Luncheon

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Networking Luncheon and Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Mary Lazare
Principal Deputy Administrator for the Administration for Community Living (ACL) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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Breakout Session

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

LGBTQ Elders: a Discussion on Inclusion and Cultural Competency

This session is a panel presentation on why the needs of LGTBQ seniors are different than other populations and includes a discussion on Cultural Competency, Legal Aspects, Bullying,  and Coping Mechanisms.

*A continuing education session offering two CEU, CME or CLE credits through Florida International University, the Florida Bar Association & Guardianship and Case Management Services.

Sponsored by AvMed

Breakout Session

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Florida’s Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Waiver:  An Overview of Services including Administrative and Legal Issues That Can Affect Service Delivery

This session is a presentation on working with low-income frail and disabled Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents who are potentially eligible for the Long Term Care Waiver, have applied for the Waiver and are on the waitlist, or are enrolled in the Waiver. It will include key issues impacting access to home and community-based services needed to remain safely at home, such as services covered and standards for coverage, failure to provide approved services, obtaining a notice of adverse benefit determination, and assisting with a Managed Care Plan grievance or appeal. Resources include the Florida Health Justice project’s “Advocate Guide to the Florida Long Term Care Waiver.” The discussion will be led by Miriam Harmetz, Executive Director of Florida Health Justice Project, Inc.

*A continuing education session offering two CEU, CME or CLE credits through Florida International University, the Florida Bar Association & Guardianship and Case Management Services.

Sponsored by FPL

*Participants registering for Continuing Education credits must complete appropriate forms in advance of the seminar. Credits will be issued pending final approval from issuing entities.