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M4A PRESENTS OUR DEMENTIA FRIENDLY LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIRST RESPONDER INITIATIVE AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING (N4A) WEBINAR
 
Description:  Law enforcement and first responders have a vital community role when encountering people living with dementia and care partners in the course of their work. They may encounter individuals in a range of situations such as wandering and search/rescue situations; driving related calls; abuse and neglect issues; disaster response; and theft/shoplifting calls. Over 70 percent of Dementia Friendly America communities are partnering (or plan to partner) with law enforcement and first response.

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) will share the success and outcomes of its Dementia Friendly Law Enforcement & First Responders Training & Certification Program, as well as the broad spectrum of new initiatives that have been realized since partnering with these professional groups. Montgomery County, MD will also share their experiences on this important topic. Attend this webinar to learn and get ideas from other community initiatives and resources! 
 
Speakers:
  • Robyn James, Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A)
  • Lylie Fischer, Dementia Friendly Montgomery County, MD
The M4A State Health Information Assistance Program (SHIP) is gearing up for this year's Open Enrollment Period which runs from October 15th - December 7th. SHIP is in need of Certified Medicare Counselors who can assist with completing Medicare Plan Comparisons and helping Medicare beneficiaries navigate their health coverage options at our local open enrollment events.

SHIP will provide training and extensive support to those wanting to become certified as a Medicare Counselor.

IF YOU ARE WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICARE AND GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, BECOMING A CERTIFIED MEDICARE COUNSELOR WITH OUR SHIP PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

PLEASE CONTACT LATOYA SHELTON, OUR M4A SHIP COORDINATOR AT LSHELTON@M4A.ORG.

You can also sign up as a SHIP Volunteer on our website at www.m4a.org. 

ACL Announces Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention Grantees

ACL is please to announce the 2018 cohorts of CDSME and Falls Prevention grantees. The project period for these grants is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021.

The new CDSME grantees will reach more than 16,000 participants through evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs. The cooperative agreements are intended to increase the number of CDSME program participants, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these proven programs in the aging and disability networks.

The new Falls Prevention grantees will reach approximately 25,000 older adults with evidence-based programs to reduce the risk of falling and safeguard their independence. Grantees are tasked with delivering these programs while also increasing their sustainability beyond the life of the grant.

Grantees are undertaking a variety of activities under the scope of these awards, including delivering programs in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging, local health departments, rural clinics, and hospitals; documenting health care savings via health information exchange systems; and securing reimbursement via Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid.

CDSME Grant Recipients ($6.2 million combined funding)
  • Central Maine Area Agency on Aging
  • Innovations for Aging, LLC (Minnesota)
  • MAC, Incorporated (Maryland)
  • Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
  • Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Open Hand Atlanta (Georgia)
  • The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • The Curators of the University of Missouri
  • Wyoming Department of Health
Falls Prevention Grant Recipients ($4 million combined funding)
  • Innovations for Aging, LLC (Minnesota)
  • Marymount University (Virginia)
  • Michigan State University
  • The New York State Department of Health/Health Research, Inc.
  • The Oasis Institute (Missouri)
  • The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
  • Tule River Indian Health Center (California)
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Wyoming Department of Health
  • YMCA of the Suncoast, Inc. (Florida)
Aging and Disability Center (ADRC) Intake Specialist
 
Position Summary:
The ADRC Intake Specialist, under the direction of the ADRC Coordinator is responsible for ADRC activities of the agency. Provides assistance, information and referrals for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.  Provides information to individuals seeking long term care solutions. Performs intake activities to include interviewing and screening applicants for long-term services and support (LTSS) services and making referrals to LTSS program.  Maintains resources information directory and referral files. Enters data and generates reports from multiple data systems within the department. Develops and maintains general knowledge of the Medicaid Waiver program and of any other programs for which job duties are performed.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Interviews and screens individuals, either in-person or by telephone, to determine needs, and eligibility for benefits, services and programs including Medicaid Waiver.

Makes referrals to appropriate programs and services as needed.

Provides information to individuals, families or professionals seeking services/programs, data and resources in the field.Documents data regarding information and assistance and referral. Disseminates relevant information, materials and applications as requested.

Provides technical assistance on how to access benefits (completing applications).

Makes follow-up calls to determine outcomes of accessing benefits and services.


Education / Experience
  1. Possess a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, preferably in human services related field, from an accredited college or university.
  2. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software, preferably Microsoft Word, and spreadsheet software, preferably Microsoft Excel and be able to learn program software. 
  3. AIRS certification preferred and required after one year of employment.
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements and to: Lisa Adams, LMSW - HR and Operations Manager at LAdams@m4a.org CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
http://www.m4a.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/80/2017/01/Job-Announcement-ADRC-Intake-Specialist-2018-07.pdf 

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday 7/24/2018. 
 
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