Schedule / Speakers

Burbank Airport Marriott Convention Center, Oct. 1, 2016

 

9:00am – 3:00pm  Exhibitor & resource booths open to the public

Event Schedule (seating is limited to room capacities and schedule is subject to change.)

9:15am – 9:50am, Stage 1

“How to Convince Mom and Dad It’s Time for Help” – This panel will focus on when is the right time to decide when parents can no longer live independently, and how to approach the topic with your loved ones.  Discussion featuring clinical psychologist/life transition specialist Dr. Francine Lederer; memory expert Dr. Karen Miller, Health Sciences Clinical Professor and Neuropsychologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; and Ardis Shubin, Community Services Specialist at Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P). Moderated by KNX 1070’s Diane Thompson.

 

9:30am – 10:00am, Stage 2

“Time Matters – Understanding fall risk and prevention” #1 – Hear Nick Padula, VP of Philips Home Monitoring business discuss the many aspects of falls management including long-term health management within the home.  Learn about solutions available to not only help prepare before a fall but how technology can reduce the considerable complications of a long lie time, how chronic medical conditions can increase the risk of falls, and how a Personal Emergency Response System can help you with advanced alerts to reduce the need of emergency transport so that your loved ones can continue to age gracefully and in the place where they are the happiest, in their homes.

 

9:55am – 10:40am, Stage 1

“Caregiver Burnout” – One of the great challenges for the caregiver is to ensure that they take care of themselves. This panel will focus on how to prevent burnout when you are taking care of the elderly. Discussion featuring Dr. Anat Louis, psychologist with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging; Shawn Herz, licensed marriage and family therapist with the Heritage Clinic; and Jony Weiss, health educator and Sandwich Generation Caregiver. Moderated by KNX 1070’s Diane Thompson.

 

10:10am – 10:40am, Stage 2

“Less Worry / More Peace of Mind – Being a pushy daughter gave my Dad a second chance at life” – Hear Leeza Gibbons’ story of how long distance caregiving worried her sick until she insisted her father get a Phillips Lifeline medical alert system. It was no easy task, but that medical alert button helped her father get access to the assistance he needed in an emergency. Get Leeza’s tips for talking to your loved one about a medical alert device and learn about the technology you can leverage to support your loved one’s independence and well-being, from preventing depression to managing their medication.

 

10:10am – 10:55am, Breakout Room B

“Reverse Mortgages” – Mike Harris answers your questions regarding reverse mortgages and how they work. The pros and cons and who benefits from reverse mortgages. What you can and cannot do. Issues seniors face today and cost reverse mortgages and common misconceptions. This special presentation is sponsored by United Mortgage Corporation of America.

 

10:30am – 11:15am, Breakout Room A

“The California Telephone Access Program offers free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call.” #1 – Terri Howell, who has been an Outreach Specialist for over 10 years for the California Telephone Access Program will give an overview of the Program, including a demonstration of various equipment, information on eligibility and the application process. She will also discuss the California Relay Service or CRS. This service provides specially-trained Relay operators who relay conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled with those they communicate with by telephone. These Free Programs are state-mandated and managed by the California Public Utilities Commission under the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program. This special presentation is sponsored by California Phones.

 

10:45am – 11:15am, Stage 1

Performance by Fritz Coleman – The stand-up comedian presents a comic look at getting older.

 

10:55am – 11:30am, Stage 2

“Connected Caregivers – How technology can assist Caregivers and keep family members connected– Join Kimberly O’Loughlin, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Philips Home Monitoring business as she reviews the many ways technology can assist caregivers. Hear Kimberly relay her views on the future of healthcare technology and how predictive analytics and connected solutions and services can help improve quality of life and peace of mind for caregivers.

 

11:05am – 11:50am, Breakout Room B

“Behavioral Expressions in Dementia: It’s a Need, Not a Behavior” #1 – In this session we will explore a new way to consider the behavioral symptoms of dementia. Caregivers will explore a new perspective; viewing behaviors as unmet needs. Participants will explore the latest thinking on well-being and dementia and learn a person centered approach to resolving common behavioral expressions. Learn how creating a day filled with meaningful and purposeful engagement can prevent most common sources of agitation and reduce caregiver frustration. This special presentation is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.

 

11:20am – 12:05pm, Stage 1

“Too Much Medication?” – This panel will discuss medication management for the elderly and provide information on how family members can talk to their parents’ physicians about pain management and also how to detect the signs of substance abuse Discussion featuring Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director at the Betty Ford Center and Dr. Carolyn Kaloostian, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Geriatrics at USC. Moderated by KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman.

 

11:25am – 12:10pm, Breakout Room A

“Eyes are the Window to Systemic Illness” – Eyes are the “windows to the soul”. Through them, one can notice and evaluate signs of certain health problems such as cataracts and glaucoma as well as systemic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and recently Alzheimer’s Disease. This special presentation is sponsored by Pasadena Eye Medical Group.

 

 

11:45am – 12:15pm, Stage 2

“Caregiver Confessions: Everything I Learned about Myself Happened After My Loved One Got Sick” – You never know how strong you can be until you have to care for someone you love who is sick or dying.  Hear real stories from real people and know you are not alone.  Leeza Gibbons leads this panel of caregivers and experts who will reveal the top 10 secrets behind successful caregiving.  Learn how to keep your friends, stay sane and summon the strength you need to make it through the duties and dilemmas of taking care of a family member.

 

12:00pm – 12:45pm, Breakout Room B

“The Golden Years: Transitioning into Medicare, Coverage Options and Considerations” – It can be overwhelming at times to manage all the details about transitioning from Individual Health Coverage into Medicare. What do all the parts of Medicare mean? What do they cover and what timelines require certain actions to be taken to secure coverage and avoid penalties. Come explore what you need to know about Part A, B, C and D. Identify your coverage options, once eligible for Medicare and how to maximize coverage. Everything you need to help you or your loved ones manage the golden years. This special presentation is sponsored by Facey Medical Group / Providence Medical Institute.

 

12:10pm – 12:55pm, Stage 1

“Scams and Abuses” – This panel will feature a discussion of how to protect your loved ones from fraud. Discussion featuring L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Belle Chen; Julie Schoen, Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the Keck School of Medicine at USC; and David Kochen, Human Services Administrator with the Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services (APS). Moderated by KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman.

 

12:20pm – 1:05pm, Breakout Room A

“The California Telephone Access Program offers free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call.” #2 – Terri Howell, who has been an Outreach Specialist for over 10 years for the California Telephone Access Program will give an overview of the Program, including a demonstration of various equipment, information on eligibility and the application process. She will also discuss the California Relay Service or CRS. This service provides specially-trained Relay operators who relay conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled with those they communicate with by telephone. These Free Programs are state-mandated and managed by the California Public Utilities Commission under the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program. This special presentation is sponsored by California Phones.

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm, Stage 2

“Demystifying Changes in the Healthcare Industry and Impacting Your Life – What can you expect from the changing medical industry” – Join Linda Schertzer, Sr. Manager of Product Management at Philips Home Monitoring business as she “demystifies” recent changes in the healthcare industry due to healthcare reform, how healthcare organizations are reacting and changing the way they provide care to older adults and seniors with chronic illness. Linda will discuss the implications to the caregivers, the care recipient and how organizations work together to solve care gaps with technology and data.

 

12:55pm – 1:40pm, Breakout Room B

“The Art of Caregiving: Navigating Your Family Member’s Health Plan Benefits” #1 – Learn how the health plan benefits of the person you care for can help you in your caregiving, and how you can access those benefits and work with the health plan’s care team to help ensure your family member is getting the care he/she needs. This special presentation is for caregivers of older adults and sponsored by L.A. Care Health Plan.

 

1:00pm1:35pm, Stage 1

Discussion with Patti Davis ­– The daughter of President Ronald Regan runs the group Beyond Alzheimer’s, a support group for caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Moderated by KNX 1070’s Diane Thompson.

 

1:15pm – 1:45pm, Stage 2

“Time Matters – Understanding fall risk and prevention” #2 – Hear Nick Padula, VP of Philips Home Monitoring business discuss the many aspects of falls management including long term health management within the home.  Learn about solutions available to not only help prepare before a fall but how technology can reduce the considerable complications of a long lie time, how chronic medical conditions can increase the risk of falls, and how a Personal Emergency Response System can help you with advanced alerts to reduce the need of emergency transport so that your loved ones can continue to age gracefully and in the place where they are the happiest, in their homes.

 

1:15pm – 2:00pm, Breakout Room A

“Behavioral Expressions in Dementia: It’s a Need, Not a Behavior” #2 – In this session we will explore a new way to consider the behavioral symptoms of dementia. Caregivers will explore a new perspective; viewing behaviors as unmet needs. Participants will explore the latest thinking on well-being and dementia and learn a person centered approach to resolving common behavioral expressions. Learn how creating a day filled with meaningful and purposeful engagement can prevent most common sources of agitation and reduce caregiver frustration. This special presentation is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.

 

1:40pm – 2:20pm, Stage 1

“Preventing Family Feuds When Preparing for the Road Ahead” – This panel will discuss how to plan for long-term care through insurance and trusts. Discussion featuring financial planning expert and attorney Zoran Basich; Janet Morris, attorney and head of the caregiver unit at Bet Tzedek Legal Services; and eldercare attorney E. Bonnie Marshall. Moderated by KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek.

 

1:50pm – 2:35pm, Breakout Room B

“The Art of Caregiving: Navigating Your Family Member’s Health Plan Benefits” #2 – Learn how the health plan benefits of the person you care for can help you in your caregiving, and how you can access those benefits and work with the health plan’s care team to help ensure your family member is getting the care he/she needs. This special presentation is for caregivers of older adults and sponsored by L.A. Care Health Plan.

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm, Stage 2

“Compassion Fatigue Goes Beyond Exhaustion for Family Caregivers” – Did you know the stress of caregiving can take 10 years off your life?  Learn how to be a Warrior of Wellness and beat the odds!  Hear tips, tricks, strategies, and survival techniques to help you care for someone with a chronic disease from our panel of experts and host Leeza Gibbons.  These true stories will inspire, and don’t be afraid to share what has worked for you!

 

2:20pm – 3:00pm, Stage 1

“The Unexpected Departure” – This panel will discuss what to do when your parent died without leaving a plan, the legal ramifications of any debt left behind and how to best deal with other siblings and spouses to minimize infighting. Discussion featuring eldercare attorney William Remery; estate planning attorney Brad Baker; and probate attorney Jeffery Cohen. Moderated by KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek.

 

 

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