Spring 2015 Protective Services Basic Training – May 12 to 15

Monday August 11th 2014
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May 12 to 15, 2015, we are offering Protective Services Basic Training in State College.

This 3 ½ day course is the mandatory training for staff that will conduct protective service investigations. The training is focused on the basic knowledge and tools that AAA staff need to know to conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations. Training modules are based on OAPSA and related regulations. Participants must complete all 3 ½ days of training. Read more »

OAPS Basic Enrichment – Financial Exploitation Investigations – October 15, 2014 – State College

Monday August 11th 2014
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On October 15, 2014 we are offering the training Financial Exploitation Investigations in State College. This training is open to Area Agency on Aging staff and provides protective services enrichment credits.

This course will review and build on the investigative foundations developed by Certified Fraud Examiner Linda Mill.    It will focus on standardized forms, case studies and complex investigations, as well as a discussion of key legal issues by Dr. Costen. 

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OAPS Basic Enrichment – Financial Exploitation Investigations – November 18, 2014 – Wexford

Monday August 11th 2014
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On November 18, 2014 we are offering the training Financial Exploitation Investigations in Wexford. This training is open to Area Agency on Aging staff and provides protective services enrichment credits.

This course will review and build on the investigative foundations developed by Certified Fraud Examiner Linda Mill.    It will focus on standardized forms, case studies and complex investigations, as well as a discussion of key legal issues by Dr. Costen. 

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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 »

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