Missed the first session opportunity still remains for the next sessions:
Links to session handouts will be sent to registered attendees 5 days prior to the presentation.
Overall Conference Objectives:
Upon completion of this series attendees will be able to:
- Explain the innovative approaches developed to reimagine community-based health and social care for Aging Adults.
- Discuss the most recent evidence-based research and guidelines regarding the treatment of depression among older adults.
- Discuss the impact of the pandemic on creating new opportunities for Aging Adults in their Advanced Care Planning.
- Cite the progress that has been made in diagnoses. treatments and interventions to different types of dementia.
Please join CMSNE for this exciting webinar series to be held Wednesdays May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 6 pm. Cost for CMSNE members $50, non-CMSNE members $70 for registration to the full 4 part series. A la Carte session option registration available. Attend only those sessions you want, price per session is $20 CMSNE member, $30 non-CMSNE member.
May 5 – New models of accessing care for the Aging Adult Population – Panel Moderator Irving Stackpole, RRT, MEd, President, Stackpole & Associates, Inc. Panelists include Jamie Sanford, LNHA, LCSW, Administrator at Linn Health & Rehab, Paul Lanziikos, former Executive Director of North Shore Elder Services in Massachusetts. This session is sponsored in part by Interim NH.
Session Summary: Case managers consistently find tremendous inequities in access to health, medical and social care and the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a system that focuses on problems, not possibilities for Aging Adults. Determined to address these issues, certain innovative providers are developing collaborations and programs to reimagine community-based health and social care.
May 12 – Clinical Guidelines to Managing Depression in Older Patients presented by Paul Fanikos, R.Ph., MPA/HA, Chief Operating Officer Alosa Health and Dominick Trombetta, PharmD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Research and speakers from this session are from Alosa Health This session is sponsored by Assisted Living Locators.
Session summary: The goal of this activity is to provide case managers with the most recent evidence relating to the burden and diagnosing of depression in older adults as well as different treatments used to manage the condition.
May 19 – The Impact of Advanced Care Planning during the Pandemic will be presented by Emily Palmer, NP, Clinical Director, Palliative Care, Hebrew SeniorLife and Ellen M. DiPaola, Esquire, President & CEO, Honoring Choices Massachusetts. This session is sponsored in part by Hebrew SeniorLife
Session Summary: This session will discuss the barriers experienced and new innovations developed to address the escalating need of advance care planning during the pandemic.
May 26 – Understanding the Different Dementias will be presented by nationally known speaker Teepa Snow. This session is sponsored by Benchmark Assisted Living.
Session Summary: In recent years, significant progress has been made in differential diagnoses and in tailoring treatments and interventions to different types of dementia. Current understanding is that labeling someone as simply having “dementia” in the early stages of the condition is inadequate for best quality care management. This session will distinguish between normal cognitive changes during aging with those of abnormal brain changes. It will also provide specific and distinguishing characteristics of some of the more common forms of dementia including Alzheimers’ disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementias, and how care and expectations may need to be changed for each condition.
Special thanks and appreciation to conference sponsors, their support has allowed CMSNE the opportunity to bring a quality educational program to our membership. Acceptance of support from these sponsors in no way implies endorsement of their products and/or services by CMSNE, the program’s accreditation agencies and session speakers.
Ellen M. DiPaola, Esq. – Ms. DiPaola is an attorney, with a former practice concentrated in Guardianship and Conservatorship and health care planning. Ellen has worked extensively in helping adults and families create personal health care plans as a Respecting Choices Certified Instructor. She is an appointed member of the Department of Public Health Palliative Care & Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council, chairs the Health Care Planning and MOLST Sub-Committee. Ellen is a certified Mediator, and is an experienced advocate for the rights of adults with cognitive challenges.
From 2004 until July 2019, Paul Lanzikos served as the Executive Director of North Shore Elder Services, Inc., a not for profit aging service agency that functions as a state-funded Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) and a federally-funded Area Agency on Aging. He has held many positions in organizations addressing the health, housing, and service needs of older adults. During the last term of Governor Michael Dukakis he was the Cabinet Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. From 2018 until October 2019, he served as a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Council appointed by Governors Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker.
He has almost fifty years’ experience in designing, implementing, analyzing, and managing programs serving older adults. Testifying before Congressional panels, federal executive agencies, and state legislative bodies, Mr. Lanzikos has contributed to elder care policy and program development at the state and national levels. Mr. Lanzikos has held faculty appointments in the graduate health care management programs at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts and at St. Joseph’s College, Windham, Maine.
Mr. Lanzikos received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Boston College. He earned a Masters in Business Administration with a certificate in health care management from Boston University. In May 2015, he was awarded a Doctorate in Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Salem State University. He was the recipient of a Distinguished Leader Award in 2011 presented by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. He resides in Beverly, Massachusetts with his wife, Suzanne, his son, Sasha, and his daughter, Tema.
Following his graduation from Stonehill College, Irving began his career as a respiratory therapist for New England Baptist and Massachusetts General Hospitals where he rapidly established himself as an early pioneer in the respiratory care field. While President of the American Respiratory Therapy Foundation and an industry representative in Washington DC, he helped to write national respiratory therapist licensing guidelines. Branching out into other areas, Irving developed NCME, the largest national network of medical educational videotapes, and he founded Amcare Medical Services, which became the largest home healthcare company in New England.
His career quickly moved to the senior executive level. He gained experience as the CEO of home health for a regional system and then as the Director of Marketing for a national network of subacute facilities, winning two national awards for marketing campaigns. After working as National Vice President for Rehabilitation for the largest home health care company in the United States, Irving established Stackpole & Associates in 1991, applying his skills for the direct benefit of client organizations.
Under Irving’s direction, Stackpole & Associates has conducted consulting assignments including customer satisfaction measurement and reporting, customer service training, market research, sales skill training, sales management, and business development planning and execution.
- Charlene Neu, MA, MS, CCM, Committee Chair
- Maureen Hurton, MSN, RN, CCM,CMCN
- Tracey Driscoll, RN, MHA, CCM, CDP
- Mary Lou Woodford, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM, Board Liaison
- Kristie Badger, CDC
- Glen Badger, CDC