Five Year Refresher – October 28, 2014 – Center Valley

Monday August 11th 2014
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On October 28, 2014 we are offering a five-year refresher training in Center Valley.

This one-day training will refresh and review critical elements of doing protective services in the Commonwealth including investigative techniques, updates to the regulation, interpretation of regulations, guardianship and power of attorney laws, etc.

The Department of Aging is requiring all protective service investigators to take this course every 5 years, in addition to their annual enrichment training.  This year, all PS investigators and PS supervisors with 5 years of experience must attend one of the classes. Read more »

Five Year Refresher – September 25, 2014 – Greensburg

Monday August 11th 2014
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On September 25, 2014 we are offering a five-year refresher training in Greensburg.

This one-day training will refresh and review critical elements of doing protective services in the Commonwealth including investigative techniques, updates to the regulation, interpretation of regulations, guardianship and power of attorney laws, etc.

The Department of Aging is requiring all protective service investigators to take this course every 5 years, in addition to their annual enrichment training.   This year, all PS investigators and PS supervisors with 5 years of experience must attend one of the classes. Read more »

Personal Care Home Administrator Training: 2014-2015

Sunday August 10th 2014
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The Institute on Protective Services, funded by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Human Services Licensing, offers training for Personal Care Home Administrators. Course provide 6 credit-hours of continuing education and are offered at no cost to administrators.

Sign-in for trainings is from 8:00 am – 8:30 am and the training runs from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Please be prompt. Certificates will not be issued for late arrivals. Lunch is on your own at each training location. Read more »

Understanding Hoarding Behaviors and Interventions for Common Medical Disorders

Sunday August 10th 2014
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This course will provide Personal Care Home Administrators with a three-hour overview of hoarding behaviors and a three-hour review of common resident medical diagnoses and interventions. Read more »

Protecting Residents by Recognizing and Reporting Financial Abuse

Sunday August 10th 2014
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This course will provide Personal Care Home Administrators with an overview of financial exploitation and theft. Identification, legal issues, response and reporting will be explored.

Registration is Required for this Training

Sign in – 8:00 am – 8:30 am / Training – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Read more »

Four charged in connection with ‘grandparent scam,’ Pa. Attorney General’s Office says

Thursday August 7th 2014
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Four people, including three from the Philadephia area, have been charged in connection with a scam that targeted elderly victims throughout the country to steal thousands of dollars in a “Grandparent Scam,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today.

The scammers allegedly stole at least $162,600 and are accused of attempting to steal approximately $37,325 more. One victim alone, a woman from Texas, was allegedly defrauded out of $64,900, according to the attorney general’s office.

“Today, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shut down a scam that’s as sinister as it is pervasive,” Kane said in a press release. Read more »

Homicide charge filed against niece in Hanover Township

Friday August 1st 2014
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HANOVER TWP. — Township police and Luzerne County detectives have charged Isis Ann Brown with the deadly assault of her aunt in March.  Brown, 34, has been jailed at the county correctional facility since her arrest on aggravated assault charges on March 28.Authorities allege Brown threw items at her aunt, Dorothy Koreny, 78, outside their home on Solomon Street in Hanover Township.  Koreny died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township on April 8.  An autopsy by forensic pathologist Dr. Mary Pascucci found Koreny died from traumatic head injuries, according to the county Coroner’s Office. Her death was ruled a homicide. Read more »

DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans

Friday August 1st 2014
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Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem
 

Today, leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Research suggests that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse or neglect, and that people with dementia are at higher risk for abuse.

Supported by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Elder Justice Roadmap was developed by harnessing the expertise of hundreds of public and private stakeholders from across the country and by gathering their input. The goal of these expert summits was to identify the most critical priorities and concrete opportunities for greater public and private investment and engagement in elder abuse issues.

The Elder Justice Roadmap reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse. Read more »

Police: Kingston man cheated landlord out of more than $1K

Thursday July 31st 2014
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A Kingston man led his landlord to believe he was helping him out by writing out checks to pay bills for him, but instead was writing them out to himself, according to an affidavit.  Ernest J. Taylor, 52, of 34 S. Loveland Ave., was charged with a single misdemeanor count of theft and seven felony counts each of forgery and identity theft for financially exploiting 84-year-old Stanley Kuboski for $1,246.

Kingston detectives started investigating after the area Agency on Aging received a confidential complaint July 10 about “seven suspicious checks made out to Mr. Taylor,” the affidavit said.  Investigators interviewed Kuboski, who said Taylor would often offer to help pay Kuboski’s bills by filling out checks since Taylor moved in next door about a year ago, the affidavit said. When investigators showed him the checks that were made out to Taylor, however, Kuboski said he never authorized any of them. Read more »

Sexual Abuse Identification, Response and Personal Care Home Obligations

Thursday July 31st 2014
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This course will provide Personal Care Home Administrators with an overview of sexual abuse.  Identification, response and reporting obligations will be discussed.

Registration is Required for this Training

Sign in – 8:00 am – 8:30 am / Training – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Please be prompt – certificates will not be issued for late arrivals. Training certificates for six credits will be issued to those who participate in the entire training.

Lunch is on your own

The course is offered at the following locations:

September 23, 2014 (Tuesday)
Harrisburg East Holiday Inn
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

October 9, 2014 (Thursday)
Holiday Inn
100 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

October 10, 2014 (Friday)
Holiday Inn*
600 Wildflower Drive (RT 115)
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
*Formally Best Western

October 16, 2014 (Thursday)
Days Inn Meadville
18360 Conneaut Lake Road
Meadville, PA  16335

October 17, 2014 (Friday)
Four Points by Sheraton
910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046

November 6, 2014 (Thursday)
Ebensburg Center
Renaissance Room*
4501 Admiral Peary Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
*Building name is “Renaissance Room”

November 20, 2014 (Thursday)
Temple University
Health Sciences Corporate Offices
2450 West Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

November 21, 2014 (Friday)
Temple University Ambler Campus
Learning Center
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Seating is limited and Registration is Required. Limit 2 staff per home. If you register and later determine that you are unable to attend please be courteous and contact the Institute to remove your name from the registration list.

Please call us at 717-221-1695 for further information.

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