Friday, February 21, 2014

Webinar on Preventing Financial Exploitation in LTC Facilities

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has announced a March 5, 2014 free webinar on Tips and Tools for Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation in Long-Term Care Facilities. Here is the description of the webinar:

Join us to discuss financial exploitation in long-term care facilities and learn how to prevent and respond to allegations of financial abuse. Naomi Karp, Policy Advisor, Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Older Americans, will explain CFPB’s role in financial protection and education of older adults and share new resources attendees can use with consumers to increase financial literacy and prevent financial exploitation. Ann-Maria Beard, Deputy Director, Office of Supplemental Security Income and Representative Payment Policy of the Social Security Administration will discuss the Representative Payee Program, specifically the responsibilities and oversight of representative payees and how attendees can support the rights of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries and report suspicion of misuse of benefits by a representative payee. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss case scenarios and learn about new consumer facts sheets regarding the prevention, detection and reporting of financial exploitation in nursing home and assisted living facilities produced by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).

There are a limited number of seats available, and once registration is filled, a wait-list will be started.  To register, or learn more, click here.

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