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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

 

How social determinants of health impact older adults, nutrition risk, chronic disease, and active aging and models for successful intervention

Presenter: Kaitlyn Saal-Ridpath, JD, MPH, Tina Sadarangani, PhD, Yanira Cruz, PhD

Date: August 10th, 2021

Moderator: Meredith Whitmire, JD

Time: 1:00pm EST

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Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of many populations and has greatly impacted Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and opportunities for active aging. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define the five SDOH as economic stability, education access and quality, healthcare access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context. In this webinar, leaders from the Better Medicare Alliance, New York University, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging will share how their organizations are successfully working to address the SDOH that impact older adults, outline the intersection of SDOH, nutrition, chronic disease, and active aging, and discuss how racial disparities are increasing nutrition risks for older adults in our communities.

Learning objectives
After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the core Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and how Medicare Advantage plans can positively impact SDOH for older adults
  • Describe how SDOH can influence nutrition, chronic disease, and active aging and how these factors relate to health outcomes for older adults in the adult day health setting.
  • Explain how racial disparities and health inequities may impact nutrition risk and chronic diseases for community-living older adults.

Presenter biography

Kaitlyn Saal-Ridpath joined the Better Medicare Alliance as a Policy Associate in early 2021. Prior to joining the Better Medicare Alliance team, Kaitlyn worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals across the country. She brings with her a range of public health, health law, and policy experience, focusing primarily on Social Determinants of Health. Kaitlyn holds a JD and MPH in Health Policy & Management from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Graduate School of Public Health, as well as a bachelor's degree in Public Health from Elon University.

Tina Sadarangani is a PhD-prepared, board-certified adult and gerontological nurse practitioner with expertise in managing older adults with complex health and social needs. She is currently an Assistant Professor at NYU, and a principal investigator on two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her work is rooted in a commitment to improving the health of vulnerable populations by leveraging the strengths of community-based organizations. She focuses on developing culturally tailored interventions for persons with dementia that leverage the strengths of adult day care centers. Some her recent work identified racial disparities in nutritional risk in these settings, as well as the role overly restrictive nutrition policies play in exacerbating malnutrition in cognitively impaired Asian American older adults.

Yanira Cruz, PhD is the President and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). She also currently serves on the Boards of the Consumer Health Foundation and the American Society on Aging. She has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (APME), which advises the Secretary of DHHS and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the federal government’s effectiveness in implementing a national Medicare education program. She also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at The George Washington University School of Public Health.

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Uncovering a surprising advocate for preventing falls for those living with dementia

Presenter: Nickels, Tighe Hammam, Adrienne Goree

Date: August 26th, 2021

Time: 1:00pm EST

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Description

There is usually a great deal of uncertainty when a resident is found on the ground, including when and how the fall happened. It's difficult to determine the root cause without knowing these critical details, so putting preventative measures in place can be challenging. Technology can now play the role of advocate for resident safety. Join this webinar to learn how artificial intelligence-enabled video reviews can help reduce falls and keep residents out of the ER. Based on witnessing 15K+ of these previously puzzling fall events in senior living community bedrooms, the presenters will cover best practices that you can implement to keep your residents safer.

Learning objectives
After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • See how AI technology can be the voice for those living with dementia to enable safer living.
  • Understand how video review helps determine the root cause of falls and the potential that unlocks.
  • Learn proven best practices to reduce falls in your communities.

Presenter biography

Shirley Nickels, COO of SafelyYou, is an entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare technology. She is responsible for SafelyYou's product strategy, marketing, customer experience, and operations. Focused on client success, Shirley applies her vast knowledge in technology and artificial intelligence to enhance SafelyYou's program. This technology has decreased resident falls by 40% and emergency room visits by 80% in partner memory care communities. She manages a team that has reviewed more than 15K+ videos of resident falls and is passionate about sharing this information to help address falls, especially those older adults living with dementia. In addition, Shirley leads educational webinars on fall insights and speaks at national conferences with customers to share success stories to help others prevent falls.

Tighe Hammam, Vice President of Residential Services. Mr. Hammam oversees operations at the Eskaton independent, assisted, and memory care Lodge communities. He helps ensure excellent residential living services and compliance with regulations that govern residential care communities in California. Serving as Assistant Executive Director at Eskaton Village Carmichael since 2015, Tighe was the licensed nursing home administrator and RCFE administrator overseeing skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care. He was awarded the prestigious American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, where only 7% of care communities nationwide were qualified. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Adrienne Goree, Customer Success Manager works closely with SafelyYou's customers to conduct team fall huddles and collaborate on fall reduction strategies. Her background working in assisted living communities, combined with the expertise gained from observing thousands of SafelyYou fall videos, drives the insight she provides to our partner communities.

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Outside the gym: Activate residents with outdoor fitness

Presenter: Rob Boogsman and Morten Zacho

Date: September 9, 2021

Time: 1:00pm EST

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Description

In this session you will learn about the difference between effective and ineffective outdoor exercise equipment based on empirical research and user testing. We will discuss how effective outdoor cardio training increases user engagement, site effectiveness, and public health outcomes. The presenters will link research and case studies to site design for optimal outdoor fitness installations.

Presenter biography

Rob Boogsman, Fitness Concept Director @Kompan Fitness Institute. Rob is a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer. He has been a pioneer in outdoor fitness since 2008 when he founded Standing-Strong Outdoor Fitness. Standing-Strong was the first company to introduce adjustable and functional training in the outdoor environment. By 2010 Standing-Strong was the market leader in outdoor fitness and had multiple patents. In 2015, Rob joined KOMPAN to start the KOMPAN Fitness Institute and develop the new outdoor fitness product lines. Since 2015, KOMPAN has created more than 1000 new outdoor fitness sites and is widely recognized as the most innovative and professional company in outdoor fitness.

Morten Zacho, Associate Professor @University of Southern Denmark Morten is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. He manages the KOMPAN Fitness Institute focusing on implementing knowledge, trends, scientific research, and functional tests in the innovation of new outdoor fitness. Morten has worked at international recognized research institutions and has co-authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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Specialized seating for seniors, designed for caregivers

Presenter: Randy Schellenberg

Date: October 27, 2021

Time: 12:00pm EST

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Description

The journey of aging has robbed many of the freedom to enjoy independent living in the home. Reduced mobility has prevented many elders the privilege of being able to enjoy a meal at the table with the people they love. A family caregiver, often an aging spouse or an adult child, must push-pull-shove-twist to get the seated person up to or away from the table. This presents a greater risk of personal injury to the caregiver. So, how should a caregiver get a seated person up-to and away-from the table with ease and without risk of personal injury? We believe that, by design, dining chairs should swivel…turn …roll …and lock for safety.

Presenter biography

Randy Schellenberg, President @ComforTek Randy Schellenberg is the president of ComforTek Seating, a company he founded in 1999. His passion for finding unique solutions to seating problems launched a line of hospitality and worship chairs. In 2010, Randy developed a new type of mobility chair that would provide a caregiver the ease and comfort as they moved those with reduced mobility up-to and away-from the table.

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No more falls? How One simple motion can increase balance

Presenter: Lisey Good

Date: November 23, 2021

Time: 1:00pm EST

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Description

Recent research has shown that balance can be quickly improved in older Americans-- if they were to simply incorporate different moves into their fitness activities. Just as there are three dimensions to the physical world, so, too, there are three planes of human movement. Yet, in daily life, most seniors move in one plane only: the sagittal plane. This creates strength imbalances that lead to injury, pain, decreased balance, and increased risk of falling. The good news? Adding a simple 3D fitness element has been clinically shown to dramatically increase balance in as little as 4 weeks.

Presenter biography

Lisey Good, Director of Marketing @Helix Fitness Lisey Good has been involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years. A former contributor to Women’s Health Magazine (UK), she is a journalist and frequent public speaker with extensive television experience. As a consultant with some of the world’s best-known brands, Lisey has been intimately involved with the introduction of numerous fitness products, including the Gold’s Gym® brand, Helix® Lateral Trainers, and Scoop.® She is a passionate advocate about the role that fitness plays in active aging and has conducted extensive research into ways to use the latest technologies to maintain vitality as we age.

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