The Kansas Home Care Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina…
Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC
The Caring Connection presents
The Aide’s Role in Understanding the Top 3 Chronic Diseases in the Elderly
Thursday, March 13, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST
Description: The number of people with chronic conditions is rapidly rising. Between 2000 and 2030, the number of Americans with one or more chronic conditions will increase 37 percent, an increase of 46 million people. Chronic conditions are conditions that last a year or more and require ongoing medical attention and/or limit activities of daily living. They include both physical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, COPD, heart failure, and HIV infection. Also included are mental and cognitive disorders, such as ongoing depression, substance addiction, and dementia. This workshop will cover the In-Home aide’s role in assisting client’s with the most common chronic conditions.
Presenter: Kathie Smith, RN. In addition to several management level positions in home care, Ms. Smith has experience as a Home Health Nurse Aide Supervisor. Prior to working for AHHC, she was the Manager of Home Care Initiatives for the NC Division of Medical Assistance where she assisted in overseeing home care policy. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in Medicare and Medicaid home health compliance and regulatory requirements and is a state and national speaker. Mrs. Smith is certified in integrated chronic disease management, is a master training in Coaching Supervision and serves on the North Carolina management team for the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant which has developed Home Care Specialty training for NC aides.
KHCA Members: $95
Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a telephone workshop. There is no travel time involved and no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site through one phone line. All you need to participate is a speaker telephone and a room large enough for your staff. It is a controlled, radio-like environment where you will gather your staff, dial an 800 number, state your verbal password, and you’re connected. You will also be able to participate in a Q&A portion. The teleconference will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST.,2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST.