Join us at 

Cherry Valley Country Club 

for another amazing day of golf!

Schedule:

10:00am   Registration & Brunch 
12:00pm   Shotgun Start / SCRAMBLE!
5:00pm     Cocktail Reception 
 
Fees:

Registration fee includes:
Green Fees, Brunch & Cocktail Reception
 
$350 / single 
$1200 / Foursome


Those who wish to only attend the cocktail reception and not participate in golf may register for the Cocktail Reception only at a rate of $75/person




ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECIEVED 
PAID IN FULL BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th


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Upcoming Events
 


in partnership with
LeadingAge New Jersey

Executive Certificate
Senior Care Management
 
September 26 - December 12, 2019 | 5-8 p.m.
Rutgers University | Levin 102, Piscataway NJ Campus
 
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is partnering with LeadingAge New Jersey once again to bring to you the Executive Certificate- Senior Care Management 10 week program in the fall of 2019.
 
Did you know that in the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65?  Plus, life expectancy in the US has increased 15 years since the 1930's.  What do all these numbers mean?  

The need for senior care services is on the rise in a big way.  That's why today's senior care leaders need a keen understanding of strategy and finance in addition to keeping current in their knowledge and expertise in senior care services.  The Senior Care Management Executive Certificate is designed to address this need.

Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
 
PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Acquire new vision for senior care management focused around patient outcomes and experiences.
  • Understand the economic, management and operational complexities of senior care, senior care providers and practitioners.
  • Learn about the senior care marketplace, business strategies in non-profit institutions and the use of information technology in senior care.
  • Adapt to the challenges of senior care delivery, strategic management issues and operations.
  • Apply analytical tools to determine tradeoffs across economic options.
  • Gain insight into managing people, processes and organizations for strategic transformation in senior care.
  • Best practices of senior care providers nationwide.
  • Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This Executive Certificate is designed for professionals involved in or interested in senior care and individuals seeking to move into an executive level position. A Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for this certificate program.
 
PROGRAM FEE

$2,995 for LeadingAge New Jersey and NJHA members
$3,495 for non-members
 
CURRICULUM 
 
Taught using focused learning experiences and relevant case studies, the highly interactive Senior Care Management Executive Certificate covers a wide range of topics important to today's health care professionals. The program consists of 10 three hour modules, all of which must be taken to qualify for the certificate. Sessions cannot be taken a la carte. Credits will be provided for LNHA and CALA.

Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers


Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series,
sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.


Includes Complimentary CEs

The irreversible and progressive nature of dementia underscores the importance of planning for the future as soon as is practical for the person living with dementia and their caregivers or family. As dementia progresses, a person living with dementia will lose the ability to manage care and finances. Future planning for those affected by dementia can include identifying healthcare and supportive service options, determining how care will be funded and examining useful financial and legal resources. This web seminar will discuss key aspects of financial, legal, and healthcare planning that can help to ensure a more stable future for persons living with dementia, and their caregivers.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
  • Describe how the cost of caring for a person living with dementia differs from the cost of caring for other conditions;
  • Describe healthcare programs for older adults and what they cover;
  • Describe the financial capacity options available to older adults; and,
  • List legal and financial documents that may help families and caregivers of people living with dementia.
Presenters:

Cindy Hounsell is an attorney and retirement expert who has spent her career helping women secure their financial futures. She directs the National Resource Center for Women and Retirement Planning and is founder and president of the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face and to support women's opportunities to secure adequate retirement income through research, workshops and partnerships.

Laurel Beedon, Ph.D., has spent her career working on retirement income policy as a researcher, writer, speaker and educator.
In addition to policy research, Beedon's experience includes: staff member of the American Indian Policy Committee for Senator James Abourezk. She is also a member of the Alumni Advisory Board at Virginia Tech.






For more information, contact Amy Greenbaum, Association Services Coordinator at :
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
DHS Update
 
Human Services Commissioner Names New Medicaid Director

Jennifer Langer Jacobs to lead NJ FamilyCare, which provides health care coverage to 1.7 million New Jerseyans

July 9, 2019

(TRENTON) - Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that Jennifer Langer Jacobs will lead New Jersey Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs, which together are known as NJ FamilyCare and provide affordable health care coverage to 1.7 million New Jersey residents. 

Jacobs most recently served as Senior Vice President of Long-Term Care at Sunshine Health, Florida's largest Medicaid long-term care health plan. From 2010 to 2016, she was a member of the Medicaid leadership team at Amerigroup New Jersey, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in her career, Jacobs worked in the New Jersey Senate Majority Office on a range of legislative initiatives.

"I am thrilled that Jenn is coming home to New Jersey to join the Human Services team as Medicaid Director," said Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson. "Jenn's commitment to ensuring health equity in maternal and infant health, supporting older and disabled New Jerseyans who want to live as independently as possible in their communities, and turning the tide of the opioid epidemic by expanding access to treatment make her ideally suited to lead these vital programs."

Jacobs is expected to start in her new position later this month.

"My passion is making government programs work better for the people they serve. I am delighted to have the chance to lead this essential program in New Jersey where I have spent so much of my career," Jacobs said.  "Medicaid provides comprehensive health care to individuals and communities, requires high quality partnerships across organizations, and represents a critical part of the State's economy. I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead the Medicaid team at such an exciting time." 

Jacobs' leadership roles in New Jersey also included serving on the board of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans and as Chair of its Medicaid Committee.  She holds a master's degree in planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Jenn is a dynamic leader with deep roots in health policy and Medicaid operations.  I am confident she will help us advance the critical work that has been happening in Medicaid under the Murphy Administration to expand access to care," said Human Services Deputy Commissioner Sarah Adelman.  "Medicaid is life-saving and life-sustaining for so many New Jerseyans, and our top priority is to ensure that it delivers high quality, affordable health care coverage."   

Jacobs replaces former Medicaid Director Meghan Davey, who recently left Human Services to pursue other opportunities.  Commissioner Johnson applauded Davey's leadership and dedication to the people of New Jersey. 

"Meghan is an outstanding example of a tireless public servant who worked every day for 20 years to help New Jerseyans get the health care services they need to thrive," Commissioner Johnson said. "We are thankful for her work and the incredible team of dedicated staff she built in Medicaid who continue her legacy."

Commissioner Johnson noted that Jacobs will join a Medicaid team that has been working aggressively under Governor Murphy to expand access to care and address critical health care challenges, including:
  • Expanding access to opioid addiction treatment by improving how Medicaid pays for treatment, removing prior authorization requirements for medication-assisted opioid treatment, and investing in training more health care providers to offer opioid addiction treatment;
  • Creating new autism benefits under the New Jersey Medicaid program to dramatically expand access to these important services;
  • Establishing doula services in Medicaid to provide additional supports to pregnant women and to respond to evidence showing the impact of doula care on improving health outcomes for women of color;
  • Implementing new ways to support mental health care providers in designing services and offering care to individuals with co-occurring developmental disabilities and behavioral health conditions; and
  • Removing barriers to tobacco cessation benefits in Medicaid to make it easier to tackle this leading preventable cause of death.
The Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs, together known as NJ FamilyCare, are jointly funded by state and federal resources totaling more than $14 billion and provide health coverage for more than 1.7 million New Jerseyans with low-to-moderate incomes.

This announcement is from: 


Legislation Update
The Briefing
"Stop the sale of troubled nursing home to 
buyers who face 'serious charges' elsewhere"


The state Health Department should reject a request from two nursing home operators with troublesome track records to buy a facility where 11 disabled children died from a viral outbreak last year, a state Senator said.

Sen. Richard Codey, D-Essex, sent a letter to Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal Monday urging him to deny a pending application to sell Wanaque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Passaic County, considering what "patients at this facility and their families have dealt with...in the past year."

NJ Advance Media reported Friday that Wanaque's owners and potential buyers filed an application to sell the facility in Haskell to veteran nursing home operators Brent Philipson and Abraham Kraus.

Philipson is a principal in Sentosa Care, which was been named in a federal class action lawsuit two years ago alleging the company had recruited hundreds of Filipino nurses and treated them like indentured servants. Sentosa and other related companies shortchanged the nurses' pay and hit them with a $25,000 penalty if they quit before the end of the contracts, according to the lawsuit.

Sinai Post-Acute Nursing and Rehab Center in Newark, which Kraus owns, was ordered in December by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay $260,000 in back wages and other damages to 174 employees to resolve overtime and record-keeping violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act....

View the full article on NJ.com



Murphy Recommends Middle Ground for 
Home Care Wage Measure

 
By Lilo H. Stainton | July 3, 2019

Iss uing a conditional veto, governor urges new hourly rate of $18 rather than the $20 legislators had wanted
Agencies that dispatch home care workers to help elderly and disabled Medicaid members with bathing, dressing and other daily tasks could soon earn $2 more per hour under legislative changes the governor is urging lawmakers to adopt.

Gov. Phil Murphy issued a conditional veto on Sunday that returned to lawmakers a bill designed to raise the rate for this work to $20 an hour, starting this week, and to $25 by 2025. Murphy urged them to amend this to $18 hourly, a rate he said is supported by the new state spending plan; Medicaid currently pays just over $16 for these so-called personal care services. Any change now requires legislative action.

"I agree with my legislative colleagues that this is inadequate, particularly when compared to our peer states. Competitive wages are critical to recruiting and retaining quality workers and ensuring consistent, high-quality care," Murphy wrote in his veto message. According to the legislation, Pennsylvania reimburses providers at $19.50 an hour and New York pays $23 hourly.

But Murphy also noted that the fiscal year 2020 budget lawmakers sent to him, which he signed Sunday and which took effect the following day, includes $21 million funding to boost Medicaid payments for these services; the Assembly appropriations committee acknowledged it would require more than $65 million in state money - plus equal federal matching funds - to cover the $20 rate proposed in the legislation.

"Curiously, this bill and the budget passed by the Legislature, which were delivered to me on the same day, do not align," he said. The funding gap had also raised questions for representatives of Medicaid managed-care companies, which would be tasked with paying the higher rates and wanted to make sure the state would cover the additional costs....

View the full article at NJspotlight.com

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