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Conference on Long-Term care workers


The Scripps Gerontology Center will hold a conference, "Recruiting and

Retaining Paraprofessional Frontline Workers in Long-Term Care," Thursday and

Friday, May 15-16, at the Marcum Conference Center.

The conference will try to answer questions about who will provide

long-term care services and how to attract and keep home health aides,

certified nursing assistants, dietary aides and other front-line workers to

meet current and projected needs.

Presenters will include keynote speaker Karl Pillemer, nationally

recognized gerontologist and author of Solving the Frontline Crisis in

Long-term Care; Marcus Molea, chief of community services development at

the Ohio Department of Aging; Margaret McNally, national program director of

Project L.I.N.C. (Ladders in Nursing Careers); and Margaret MacAdam, senior

vice-president at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto.

Cost of the conference is $75 and includes conference materials and

breakfast and lunch Friday. Scholarships are available for paraprofessional

front-line workers. Registration is first-come first-served.p

For information, contact the Scripps Gerontology Center at 9-2914 (phone)

or 9-1476 (fax). Information is also available online at

The conference is sponsored by the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project at

Scripps with support from the American College of Health Care Administrators

(Ohio chapter); the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes, Housing and

Services for the Aging; the Council on Aging of the Cincinnati Area; Frontline

Publishing Corporation; the Ohio Assisted Living Association; the Ohio

Department of Aging; the Ohio Health Care Association; and Ohio Presbyterian

Retirement Services.


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