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BENJAMIN ROSE INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESENTATIONS AT 2017 AGING IN AMERICA CONFERENCE

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

February 27, 2017

Experts from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will share their knowledge in 14 presentations and programs during the 2017 Aging in America Conference, March 20-24 in Chicago, IL.

On Tuesday, March 21, Richard Browdie, President and CEO of Benjamin Rose, will participate in a National Forum to discuss aging of the American population, brought on by the long-awaited and now-present retirement of the Baby Boom Generation, and the challenges and opportunities that this demographic cohort present to American society.

On Wednesday, March 22, Benjamin Rose will host a cocktail reception to celebrate SHARE and BRI Care Consultation, our two evidence-based programs utilizing innovative technology to serve people with dementia, and other chronic conditions, and their caregivers. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Plaza B (East Tower, Green Level) at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Other highlights include presentations identifying and reporting elder abuse in primary care settings; the future of the aging services network; using the evidence-based programs SHARE and BRI Care Consultation to provide support to older adults with dementia; ensuring access to affordable treatment.

Complete schedule of presentations by Benjamin Rose researchers and advocates appears below.

For the full conference schedule, visit http://www.asaging.org/general-info-aia.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse in Pimary Care Settings (symposium)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Michigan 3 (East Tower, Bronze Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II; Miriam Rose, MEd, Senior Research Analyst

Other Presenters: Deborah Billa, WellMed Charitable Foundation; Ann Cortez, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services; Carol Zernial, MSG, WellMed Charitable Foundation

The WellMed health care system partnered with Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) to identify and report abuse of older, primary care patients. Two APS caseworkers embedded in WellMed trained 826 clinicians in 63 clinics on abuse and its screening using the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI); 11,000+ EASIs were completed and 529 suspected abuse victims were reported to APS. Findings from APS worker interviews, clinician training, EASI screenings, and a caregiver intervention will be described.

ASA Chairs' Lecture: Provocateurs and Predictions

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Columbus AB (East Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: John Feather, PhD, Grantmakers in Aging; Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, Rush University Medical Center; Joanne Handy, RN, MS, LeadingAge California

Based on the popular TV show format of "The View", this session will engage you in a lively and provocative repartee about the new world of aging. Noted leaders in our field will opine on the latest research on the image of aging, reasons why advocacy has not delivered more results, new players and disrupters in aging services, and the future of the aging network. Join us in this wide ranging exchange that will stimulate, inform and entertain.

ASA Chairs' Lecture: Future of the Aging Services Network: Community Services

4:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m., Columbus AB (East Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Rich Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

The direction of financing services for older people is creating incentives for organizations that serve older people in the community to become healthcare organizations eligible for payment under Medicare and Medicaid, becoming fundamentally different in character. Medicare rules and policies regarding plan coverage bring with them significant organizational challenges and differences. Learn about the implications for the agencies, for communities and for the future of the aging network nationally.

Quality Improvement: Consumer Satisfaction Surveys in Home Health Agencies and Hospices(workshop)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Comiskey (West Tower, Bronze Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II; Julie Rentsch, MA, Senior Research Analyst

The provider and researcher perspectives come together to discuss effectively participating in consumer satisfaction surveys such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, how to use the findings to improve quality of care, and how to increase response rates in order to have reliable findings.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

From Early Stage and Beyond: Two Evidence-Based Programs Working Together to Bridge Gaps in Care (workshop)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Randolph 1 (East Tower, Bronze Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, MA, Senior Research Analyst II; Carol Whitlatch, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Research for Research and Education

There are many evidence-based programs designed to provide support for persons living with dementia and family caregivers, but many do not provide ongoing support. Learn about SHARE, a six-session care planning intervention for early stage dementia care dyads. BRI Care Consultation provides ongoing, telephone-based information and support. Together, these two programs provide assistance from diagnosis through the entire care journey.

National Forum: Message to the President on Aging Policy

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Regency AB (West Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: Jean Accius, PhD, AARP Public Policy Institute; Gretchen Alkema, PhD, MSW, LCSW, The SCAN Foundation; Larry Atkins, Long-Term Quality Alliance; Cynthia Banks, County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services; William Benson, Health Benefits ABCs; Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Kimberly Callinan, PMP, MPP, Compassion & Choices; Robert Espinoza, MPA, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI); Paul Forte, PhD, MBA, Long Term Care Partners, LLC; G. William Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Center; Cindy Hounsell, JD, Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER); James Johnson, PhD, MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School; Brian Lindberg, MMHS, Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care; Cindy Mann, JD, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; John Rother, JD, National Coalition on Health Care; Charles Sabatino, JD, American Bar Association; Robyn Stone, DrPH, LeadingAge; Edwin Walker, JD, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging & Acting ACL Administrator, Administration on Aging

The first hundred days of a new Presidency affords a brief period of good will during which the newly elected leader can convert the lofty goals and rhetoric of a campaign to a practical plan of action and begin achieving little victories with both short and long-term initiatives. This is the right time for action on aging issues and a great opportunity to champion solutions that appeal not only to the powerful political constituency of America's older adults but to their families who often share their burdens and who, themselves, face a future of old age. It is also an opportunity to frame a positive message that reinforces core American values of individual responsibility and self-reliance as well as supporting families and the important of the family cohesion and social engagement in successful and healthy aging.

Developing Marketing Communication Plans for Selling Evidence-Based Programs(workshop)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Columbian (West Tower, Bronze Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: Jennifer Cardellini, BA, Marketing Manager; Anne-Marie Connors, MEd, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

With much public emphasis on the development of evidence-based programs for older adults and family caregivers, there have been few resources available to educate service providing agencies and consumers about the availability of these programs. This workshop focuses on best practices for taking evidence-based programs to the marketplace through the development and implementation of marketing communication plans.

Ensuring Access to Affordable Treatments

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom (East Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: Leigh Purvis, MPA, AARP Public Policy Institute; Lori Reilly, JD, PhRMA

Prescription drug costs and coverage are under increased scrutiny. As we enter an age of cutting edge developments in medicine, including personalized therapies, conversations about value and delivering affordable treatments to consumers are more important than ever. Now is the time to have a larger conversation about the total cost of care and how to deliver better value to ensure consumers have access to the treatments and cures they need.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

Generations Editorial Advisory Board Meeting (by invitation only)

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Participants: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO; Carol Whitlatch, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Research and Education

2017 Panel of Pundits

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Regency AB (West Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Yanira Cruz, DrPH, National Hispanic Council on Aging; Brooke Hollister, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Jay Newton-Small, MemoryWell; John Rother, JD, National Coalition on Health Care; Joel White, Horizon Government Affairs, LLC

What are the carry-over issues from the 2016 election that will drive the 2017 agenda in Washington? Will progress replace gridlock? Will issues of importance to older Americans and their families gain more visibility? What is the future of Social Security and Medicare in the new world of 2017? How much of a role did the older voter really play and did they vote their interests? These and other topics will be discussed.

Ohio Partners in Dementia Care: Results From a Translation Study of BRI Care Consultation(poster session)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Riverside Center East, Board 411 (East Tower, Purple Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President; Keith Kearney, MSW, Senior Research Analyst; Branka Primetica, MSW, Senior Research Analyst II

This poster presents results of a translation study on "Partners in Dementia Care" (PDC), the partnership version of the evidence based program "BRI Care Consultation." Along with a detailed program description, the impact of PDC on three categories of outcomes, from before to after 12 months, are discussed: 1) Caregiver and person with dementia psychosocial well-being; 2) Informal support from family members and friends, and 3) community service use.

Research Peer Group

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Columbus AB (East Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II

Other Presenter: Joann Reinhardt, PhD, The New Jewish Home

This peer group will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss issues related to applied research and its application to policy and practice.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

Politics of Aging in the 21st Century (symposium)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Crystal C (West Tower, Green Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenters: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Larry Polivka, MSW, PhD, Florida State University; Robyn Stone, DrPH, LeadingAge

The politics of aging are becoming increasingly significant with the aging of the population and the growth of the Social Security and Medicare programs. This session will focus on the implications of the 2016 elections for aging public policy.

Preparing to Care: Supporting the Needs of Caregivers (symposium)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wrigley (West Tower, Bronze Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Miriam Rose, MEd, Senior Research Analyst

Other Presenters: Claire Dowers-Nichols, MHR, University of Oklahoma Department of Geriatric Medicine; Christie North, MBA, Taking Care of Our Parents; Tonya Rideaux, MSN, Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative; Debra Scammon, University of Utah

Join us as we explore two fundamental pillars of caregiver support: respite and training. We will discuss the characteristics of caregiver and care receiver that predict unmet needs for respite and what are some evidence-based solutions, how to evaluate a caregiver's preparation and readiness to care during transitions, the value of including caregivers in professional healthcare teams, meeting the training and support needs of caregivers, and more.

ASA and NCOA United: A Stronger Voice for Advocacy (highlighted session)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Columbus AB (East Tower, Gold Level), Hyatt Regency Chicago

Benjamin Rose Presenter: Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO

Other Presenters: Howard Bedlin, JD, MPS, National Council on Aging; William Benson, Health Benefits ABCs; Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Josefina Carbonell, BA, Independent Living Systems, LLC; Kevin Prindiville, JD, Justice in Aging; John Rother, JD, National Coalition on Health Care; Carol Zernial, MSG, WellMed Charitable Foundation

The Board Chairs of ASA and NCOA recently came together to discuss how we could leverage the combined strengths of our two organizations to jointly advocate for low-income older adults. This session brings us together to understand the perceived threats and opportunities under the new political landscape. Participants will leave with both understanding of ASA's and NCOA's mutual advocacy priorities, ideas for the best tools and specific steps they can take in their own communities that have a national impact. Don't miss this lightening round of insights and ideas designed to move all of us to take action.

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About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org): The mission of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies. Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose provides direct service to older adults and their caregivers, engages in applied social research, and leads advocacy efforts in support of older adults.