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A Symposium for Professionals in Health Care <br />and Long-Term Care

A Symposium for Professionals in Health Care
and Long-Term Care

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Keynote Speakers

The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Older Pennsylvanians

A joint presentation by:

Secretary Teresa Osborne

PA Department of Aging

Secretary Osborne was confirmed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging by a unanimous vote of the Senate in May 2015. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, she earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree and Masters of Health Service Administration from Marywood University. Secretary Osborne has over two decades of professional experience working with and advocating for older Pennsylvanians and other vulnerable populations. She has served as the Executive Director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging; as Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services; and also as Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging. Secretary Osborne has volunteered with numerous not for profit and community organizations focused on improving conditions for seniors, persons with disabilities and the marginalized. She has received many awards for academic scholarship, professional accomplishments and community service.

Secretary Jennifer Smith

PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Secretary Smith was confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) in October 2017 after becoming the department’s deputy secretary in 2015 following 11 years in various roles for the Office of the Budget (OB). A Dauphin County resident, Secretary Smith desires to collaborate with other healthcare and human services agencies to make a tangible impact to improve access to client-focused services for vulnerable populations through the use of tools to enable tailored treatment of opioid abuse, including an expansion of access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), improving “the warm handoff process,” and increasing the use of other evidence-based treatment practices, including motivational interviewing and family-oriented therapy. Secretary Smith’s experience includes serving as Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Chair of the Methadone Death and Incident Review Team; member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; and Chair of the Overdose Rapid Response Task Force.


Grieving and End-Stage Planning

John Reese, BA, M.S.

Former Care Coordinator at Keystone Elder Law.

Jill Lazar, Certified Pre-Planning.

Consultant/Licensed Funeral Director at Hoffman Funeral Home.

Long-Term Care Planning with Trusts and Eligibility for CCRCs

Nicole Bowser, JD, LL.M.

Credit and Collections Council at Presbyterian Senior Living

Jessica Fisher Greene, JD, CELA*, LL.M.

Attorney at Keystone Elder Law.

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Medicare Choices and Appeals

Kellie Fogarty.

Area Manager at Regional Financial Security Agency

Ryan A. Webber, JD.

Attorney at Keystone Elder Law.

Sexuality and Aging

Jennifer Holcomb, M.S., NHA, CDP, CDCM, CADDCT.

Director of Memory Support at Cross Keys Village.

Latest Research about Alzheimer’s

Candy Yingling, CTRS.

Education and Outreach Coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania.

Nutrition and Seniors

Amy Sagen, LSW, ACSW, MSG.

Chief Operating Officer at the National Association of Social Workers PA Chapter.

Empowering Professional & Lay Caregivers to Provide Resources

Dawn Hippensteel, M.S., BSN, RN, CCRN.

Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist at Community General Osteopathic UPMC Pinnacle.

Elder Fraud and Abuse

David Shallcross.

Education and Outreach Specialist at PA Office of the Attorney General.

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At Keystone Elder Law, we believe that the physical, social, legal, and financial considerations of our clients all intertwine. We utilize an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate each area, which allows for the creation of a plan that addresses the concerns of the individual as a whole as well as the family. To this end, our model of practice includes a Care Coordinator (usually a nurse or social worker), whose expertise complements our team of attorneys.

When the road of life is smooth, decisions about legal and financial matters are easy to push aside for “a rainy day.” Planning ahead, however, will allow for more options as you view the map of where you’ve been and where you want to go. Don’t let a crisis limit your choices or derail your plans.

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