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Thu, Sep 29


Hilton Garden Inn

Eighth Educational Geriatric Symposium

This in-person symposium on Thursday September 29th in Hays will be filled with information on what is currently affecting our geriatric population and their families. Registration is now open! Reserve your spot today!

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Eighth Educational Geriatric Symposium
Eighth Educational Geriatric Symposium

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, 221 W 43rd St Hays, KS 67601


About the event

Continuing Education Credits Available! Registration is open now!

*Please register on our website, send us an email or mail us your registration. Payment for registration can be accepted online by clicking here LawPay

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2019 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group's share of the the total populations will rise from 16% to 23%. Because of this rise in our geriatric population, this symposium will be filled with information on what is currently affecting our geriatric population and their families.

Our symposium will be a full day event on Thursday September 29th located at the new Hilton Garden Inn in Hays, KS. Our event will feature 8 industry experts including:

  • Lauren Wolf, Office of Kansas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Division
  • Erin Blocker, Director of LEAP at Emporia State University
  • Myrna Jordan, Social worker for Hospice
  • Amy Siple, Nurse Practitioner
  • Randy Clinkscales, Attorney & Partner at Clinkscales Elder Law Practice
  • Jenny Watlers, Attorney & Partner at Clinkscales Elder Law Practice
  • Jill Weschler, Care Coordinator at Clinkscales Elder Law Practice
  • Joy Thomas, Life Care Plan Team Supervisor and Benefits Specialist at Clinkscales Elder Law Practice
  • Eric Rohleder, Deputy Director - Veterans of Foreign Wars

Topics will include:

“Dealing Holistically with Dementia in an Elder Law Office”

1. Determine if someone diagnosed with dementia can create valid legal documents. 

2. Identify how to appropriately approach and communicate with a dementia patient. 

3. Construct different ways to properly carry out the dementia patient’s wishes while also treating them with the respect that they deserve.

“Psychotropic Stewardship”

1. Identify at least three adverse events of antipsychotics. 

2. Recall at least two regulatory considerations when using antipsychotics. 

3. State at least three actionable steps that can be used to promote antipsychotic stewardship.

“Drug Diversion from within Long Term Care Facilities”

1. Identify safeguards to implement in your facility to aid in deterring drug diversion

2. Recognize the signs of drug diversion

3. Develop understanding of early reporting (Kansas mandatory reporting rules) and preserving potential crime scenes

4. Be familiar with the crime Mistreatment of a Dependent Adult

“Healthy Body- Healthy Brain; Evidence-Based Exercise for Dementia Risk Reduction”

1. Learn and demonstrate a minimum of 3 evidence-based exercises associated with reduced dementia risk

2. Describe the link between physical activity, exercise and brain health (specifically dementia risk)

3. Identify risk-reducing practices for the ‘worried well’ and safe exercises for the patient with dementia

“Hospice…Because Endings Matter”

1. Define Hospice and identify team members

2. Recognize myths about Hospice

3. Describe various elements of individual’s grief

4. List the 4 statements that matter most at the end of life

“Spooky Medicaid Update- Medicaid Trick or Treat”

1. Identify recent updates in the Medicaid rules and how the updates impact Medicaid applications. 

2. Analyze recent experience, both positive and negative, a law firm has had with KanCare and submitting Medicaid applications.

“Planning for the Future-Elevating our Veteran’s Understanding of VA Benefits and Services” 

1. Identify and analyze the five primary VA benefits that are available

2. Determine eligibility based off of the veteran’s time in service

3. Identify available resources to refer veterans/spouses to

4. Collaborate with veterans to determine appropriate benefits

Target Audience: APRNs, RNs, LPNs, Social Workers, Social Services Designees, Nursing Home Administrators, and other allied Health Professionals.

This Symposium is sponsored by Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A. and The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center-West.

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