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Our Aging Nation – 2015

October 15, 2015


Continuing Education Units are being prepared and will be distributed by 11/2/2015

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A Complimentary Geriatric Seminar offering 6 CE Units

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Pleasant Hill Community Center, Perera Pavilion
320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Hosted by:
Hospice of the East Bay
John Muir Medical Center, Concord
Eldercare Services

Complimentary continental breakfast & light lunch

Course Description & Speakers:
During the seminar attendees will be provided with information pertinent to the care and support of the elder adult on the following topics:

  • Crucial Conversations, Larry Hicks, MD, JMH Senior Services
  • Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia, Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, Medical Director Silverado Hills Memory Care
  • Polypharmacy, Sally Sample, MD, CMO Hospice of the East Bay
  • Anxiety Disorders, Anne Rosenthal, PhD, MFT, CMC, Eldercare Services
  • The Aging Adult, Tom Herman, DPT, Skilled Therapies, Inc
  • Whole Food Nutrition, Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT, Vital Nutrition & Wellness

Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEUS

  • CEUS will be issued by Eldercare Services
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #13444 for contact hours. Board of Behavior Sciences Provider PCE 2220, CRCFE # 2000095-740-2. California Marriage & Family Therapist Association #124571. California Nursing Association #6543.
  • If you need any auxiliary aids or services to attend the class, please call Center for Nursing Education @ 925-674-2529
  • CE credits granted only for full attendance of the seminar. Partial credit will not be granted. A person attending late or leaving before the seminar is completed may not be issued continuing education units or certificate of attendance
  • Questions? Contact Karen Barnes-Jarvis, 925-382-5827 or karenb@hospiceeastbay.org.
  • No fee but seats are limited. Advanced reservations are required, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Crucial Conversations that Count, Larry Hicks, MD

  • Understand the importance of formulating advance health directives and ensure family, close friends and health care providers are aware of directive decisions
  • List the types of advance directives available
  • Discuss the benefits and burdens of CPR and feeding tubes

Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias, Elizabeth Landsverk, MD

  • Understand the common dementias other than Alzheimer’s that affect patients
  • State the basic differences of the top 5 dementias, symptoms and challenges
  • Adapt best care practices to each type of dementia based on needs

Polypharmacy, Sally Sample, MD

  • Understand the scope of the problem of polypharmacy
  • Identify the metabolic changes in the geriatric population
  • Define and describe inappropriate medication use/prescribing
  • Review the approach to the geriatric patient

Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults, Anne Rosenthal, PhD, MFT, CMC

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of late life anxiety
  • List 3 pre-existing conditions that can contribute to late life anxiety
  • Identify 2 interventions that can address late life anxiety disorders

The Aging Adult; a Therapist’s Perspective, Tom Herman, DPT

  • Identify the physiologic changes in the aging adult: what happened to me?
  • List the functional based therapies for the aging population: Therapy, is it worth it?
  • Utilize fall prevention interventions for seniors: Fall, it is a four letter word

Whole Food Nutrition Support for Aging Gracefully, Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT

  • Identify macro and micronutrient needs for seniors
  • Describe the role antioxidant rich foods play in aging population



Our Nation Meal Sponsors


October 15, 2015


Eldercare Services


Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hills, CA 94523 United States
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