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National Aging Conference to Feature PHI Experts on the Direct-Care Worker Shortage, Training Needs, and New Roles in Coordinated Care Models, and Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia

March 20, 2015

Bronx, NY — PHI staff will be sharing their expertise during four sessions at the annual conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) in Chicago next week.

The dates and topics of the sessions in which PHI staff is presenting at the ASA's 2015 Aging in America Conference will be:

March 23:

Peggy Powell, PHI National Director, Workforce and Curriculum Development, and Carol Rodat, PHI New York State Policy Director, with Penny Feldman and Miriam Ryvicker of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Center for Home Care Policy and Research

March 24:

Carol Rodat and Anna Ortigara, PHI Organizational Change Consultant

March 25:

Anna Ortigara and nine other presenters, including Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging

Tameshia Bridges-Mansfield, PHI Midwest Director, and Clare Luz of Michigan State University

To learn more about the direct-care workforce (nursing assistants, home health aides, and personal care aides), which provides 70 percent of the hands-on long-term care to elders and people with disabilities, visit the PHI website.

More information about the ASA conference is available online.

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