On April 29, 2015 we are offering the training on Self Neglect & Executive Functioning. This training is open to Area Agency on Aging staff and provides protective services enrichment credits.
Consumers that self-neglect frequently present as cognitively intact but may have executive functioning limitations. Impaired executive function is not always as easily identified as impaired memory. This training will examine executive functioning and how to assess the consumer’s abilities, limitations and needs when allegations of self-neglect are received. This training will be taught by Linda Shumaker and Lori Knockstead.
Linda Shumaker, RN-BC, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Outreach Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. She has extensive clinical experience working in community mental health, geriatric assessment teams and long-term care.