Workshops

Listen to a webinar or attend a workshop to network with fellow care professionals and receive the latest information & tools!

Planning Ahead to Age Well With Dementia

For Eastern MA Care Providers: Alzheimer's Association & Honoring Choices Massachusetts Joint Workshop

Enhance your knowledge & skills to help adults with memory concerns make a plan to know and honor care their choices.

October 30, 1:00-2:30pm

Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA

Planning ahead and all through a progressive dementia diagnosis is essential to ensure we know an adult’s values and care choices, and can help family & doctors match quality care for healthy aging. In this joint workshop, Ronda Randazzo, MSW, LICSW, CDP, Manager of Education, Alzheimer's Association will provide up-to-date information and strategies to help care providers start early and on-going discussions with adults, families and caregiver. Ellen DiPaola, President, Honoring Choices MA will provide a structured approach to health care planning and easy to use tool kits to help all adults make a health care plan.

You’ll learn about:

  • Starting a Planning Discussion using the “Getting Started Tool Kit”
  • Early Detection & Diagnosis: “Know the 10 signs” for early discussion and needed care
  • Healthy Aging to End of Life Care: What to expect as the disease progresses, and helpful communication strategies
  • Tools & Discussion guides including the “Next Steps Tool Kit”; New Palliative Care tools;
  • Essential Resources for adults, families & caregivers

Who Should Attend:  All care providers and community professionals. Learn how to become a Health Care Planning Ambassador: attend and learn more!

No Cost. Seats Limited.

 

 

 

Planning Ahead to Age Well With Dementia

For Western MA Care Providers: Alzheimer's Association & Honoring Choices Massachusetts Joint Workshop

Enhance your knowledge & skills to help adults with memory concerns make a plan to know and honor care their choices.

Thursday, November 8, 8:30 am-10:00am

Linda Manor Assisted Living at 345 Haydenville Rd, Leeds, MA.

Planning ahead and all through a progressive dementia diagnosis is essential to ensure we know an adult’s values and care choices, and can help family & doctors match quality care for healthy aging. In this joint workshop, Denise Skrocki, Director Ambassador Program, Honoring Choices will provide a structured approach to health care planning and easy to use tool kits to help all adults make a health care plan. Meghan Lemay, M.S., Regional Manager, Western MA Alzheimer's Association will provide up-to-date information and strategies to help care providers start early and on-going discussions with adults, families and caregivers.

You’ll learn about:

  • Starting a Planning Discussion using the “Getting Started Tool Kit”
  • Early Detection & Diagnosis: “Know the 10 signs” for early discussion and needed care
  • Healthy Aging to End of Life Care: What to expect as the disease progresses, and helpful communication strategies
  • Tools & Discussion guides including the “Next Steps Tool Kit”
  • Essential Resources for adults, families & caregivers

Who Should Attend:  All care providers and community professionals. Learn how to become a Health Care Planning Ambassador: attend and learn more!

No Cost. Seats Limited.

 

 

 

Recorded WEBINAR: Palliative Care: Aligning the Team Around the Patient

Engaging in effective discussions to help your patients live well through serious illness.

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Medical Society, Honoring Choices MA, American Cancer Society, Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA, Lahey Health.

Many physicians and clinical care teams have not received formal training in palliative medicine yet are being asked to initiate palliative care discussions with patients diagnosed with a serious illness. The webinar will offer primary and specialty clinicians a set of key questions to open a palliative care discussion with patients and families at any phase of serious illness, from first diagnosis through to end of life care, and suggest when and how to refer to specialty palliative care where appropriate. Clinicians will also gain a fuller understanding of the differences between palliative care and hospice care.
This live webinar will provide a useful framework of the phases of serious illness and how palliative care can be an effective layer of support at each phase and as a patient’s illness advances. Participants will be taught a common palliative medicine language and receive a set of discussion tools. INTRODUCING new Palliative Care Directory for Massachusetts.

FACULTY:
Elizabeth J. Collins, MD
Palliative Care Medical Director, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ellen M. DiPaola, Esq.
President & CEO
Honoring Choices Massachusetts

 

 

GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

November 14-18, 2018 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice. Through its Annual Scientific Meeting, GSA offers nearly 4,000 international professionals in the field of aging the opportunity to learn the latest trends and development from industry leaders, build strategic partnerships to address aging challenges, and network with peers.

Recored Webinar: "More, Earlier & Better Conversations to Improve Serious Illness Care"

Ariadne Labs and Honoring Choices Joint Webinar For Health Care Providers.

Ariadne Labs and Honoring Choices teamed up to offer a "Health Care Planning Road Map" for early and effective conversations all through an adult's health care journey. The new road map provides discussions guides & planning tools to use at every phase health. Dr. Rachell Bernaki, Ariadne Labs, will provide a comprehensive review of the  “Serious Illness Conversation Guide".  Learn how to start difficult conversations for adults with serious illness to better align care to a person's values, goals and choices. The recorded webinar:

1. Offers interdisciplinary clinicians a structured approach to planning discussions that begin at 18 years old and continue through adulthood

2. Provides a road map of the types of advance care planning discussions on the health care journey that outlines who, when, and how to have these discussions

3. Describes a structured, evidence-based approach for patient-clinician conversations about values, goals and choices for patients with a serious illness

To view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBO4_IRnrg&feature=youtu.be

 

 Free. 

 All Partners & care professionals welcome.