CE Webinar - Serving as a Client's Decision Maker

CE Webinar

Serving as a Client’s Decision Maker:

The Pro’s, The Cons and What the

Aging Life Care Professional® Should Consider


Tuesday February 27, 2018

4:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm PT


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Registration deadline February 20, 2018

Sometimes you know a client best.  And you are skilled in supported decision making.  Should you take on a formal decision-making role or limit your role?

Many Aging Life Care Professionals struggle with this boundary.  Explore what the Aging Life Care Association Standards of Practice say, what Aging Life Care Professionals® do in real life, and how to determine your most appropriate role for your clients and your business.

The goal of this webinar is to help Aging Life Care Professionals understand the pros and cons of taking on a decision-making role with clients and how to integrate into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the Standards with respect to decision-making and the role of the ALCP.
  • Participants will be able to articulate the pros and cons of serving as a client’s decision-maker.
  • Participants will be able to articulate a process for taking on a decision-making role, if determined to be appropriate for an individual practice.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

ALCA has been approved for 1 CE contact hour from CBRN, NACCM, and NYSED, and has applied for approval from NASW and CCMC.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 15884, for 1 Contact Hour.

Aging Life Care Association, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0166. This event has been approved for 1.0 contact hour (ALCAWB17-04).

Attendee must attend the entire LIVE webinar to receive any CE certificates. Attendees requesting a CE Certificate for Social Work (NASW or NYSED) must successfully submit and pass a post-test prior to receiving CE certificate. CEs are not available for listening to a recorded webinar post event (with the exception of those purchased through the store).


Cancellation Policy

The registration fee for webinars is non-refundable. Registrants who are not able to attend the webinar will receive audio & video files following the event. For clinical webinars, CE contact hours will not be available to those who are not able to attend the entire live event.

In the unfortunate event that a webinar needs to be cancelled or rescheduled ALCA will notify the registrant by email and provide information on the new date or alternative arrangements. If the registrant is not able to attend the new date ALCA will refund the registration fee or place a credit towards a future event. 


About the Presenters:

DEBORAH LISS FINS is president of Deborah Fins Associates, PC, an elder care issues and organizational consulting firm.  She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and certified care manager, since certification was initiated in the late 1990's.  Debbie has lectured extensively in the areas of care options for elders, financing of care, planning for aging parents, caregiver stresses, and guardianship and related matters.  She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) and its New England chapter.  She has served on the National Board of ALCA since 2014, and chairs the Standards Committee.  Debbie was the 2013 President of ALCA New England Chapter. She co-chairs the Worcester Alzheimer’s Partnership and is an “Elite Feet” individual fundraiser for the Central Mass. Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National and Massachusetts Guardianship Associations, the Worcester Area Geriatric Social Workers (WAGS) and Worcester Elder Networking Group (WENG).  Debbie is a graduate of Brandeis University and the Columbia University School of Social Work. 

STEPHANIE SWERDLOW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Advanced Professional/Fellow Member of the Aging Life Care Association.  In 2003, Stephanie founded Elder Options, Inc. after working as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager since 1995. Stephanie is currently serving on the Board of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. She has served on the Board of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) for 6 years and has also served as the President of the Aging Life Care Association Florida Chapter.

2/27/2018 - 2/27/2018

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