Advance Care Planning: Helping Residents Live Life on Their Own Terms
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lester Senior Housing Community 903-905 Route 10 East Aidekman Jewish Federation Campus Whippany, NJ 07981 Directions
The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany will host a free seminar titled, “Advance Care Planning: Helping Residents Live Life on Their Own Terms.”The seminar is sponsored by the State of New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman and will be led by James McCracken, New Jersey Ombudsman, Division of Elder Advocacy. It is open to social workers, registered nurses, licensed nursing home administrators, and certified assisted living administrators, who will earn 2.5 continuing education credits for attending.
The program is in honor of National Association of Social Worker Appreciation Month. Continental breakfast will be served.
McCraken and others from the Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly (OOIE) will discuss:
*The role of the OOIE in ensuring the health, safety, well-being, and rights of people over the age of 60 who live in long-term care communities; role of its volunteers.
*The Office’s initiative to promote the importance of advance care planning.
* OOIE’s involvement in promoting transitions from nursing homes to home and community-based services, a growing trend in the field of elder care.
Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey
This event is free to attend.
Phone: (973) 929-2700