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Believing You Know What’s Best: Understanding and Assisting in Cases of Hoarding and Self-Neglect with Older Adults

September 24 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Join us for an educational webinar

Believing You Know What’s Best: Understanding and Assisting in Cases of Hoarding and Self-Neglect with Older Adults

Do older adults have the right to self-neglect or make ‘bad’ decisions? What are the ethics behind self-neglect and decision-making capacity? What is hoarding? Why do people start hoarding? How do things get so bad? How and when can you intervene? While cases of self-neglect and hoarding can be extremely complicated, these are questions we will address in our upcoming webinar. Using case examples, experts will discuss balancing safety and self-determination, the psychology behind hoarding, and the resources and interventions available to older adults in need of assistance.

This webinar is designed for Villages, community members, caregivers, and professionals working with older adults.

Speakers:

KerryAnn Aleibar, LCSW-C, ElderSAFE Center Program Manager, Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Frederika Granger, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Positive Aging Program, Aspire Counseling, specializing in older adults, anxiety, depression, hoarding and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Julia Frank McGlamary, LCSW-C, Montgomery County Adult Protective Services Supervisor

Health Facilities Association of Maryland LogoHFAM is an approved sponsor by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 1.5 Social Work Category I Education Units