Old Colony Elder Services Announces Ethical And Risk Management Conference On October 28th

Top Quote Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving elders, their caregivers and families in 23 towns in the Plymouth county and Brockton areas. End Quote

    recently announced that a "Documentation in Elder Services: Ethical and Risk Management Issues" Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at OCES, Donovan Centre, 144 Main Street in Brockton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

    This conference is intended for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Nurses, and other health and
    human service professionals. 4.5 CEUs have been approved for this conference. A light lunch will be provided. Due to limited space, registration will be accepted on a first paid, first-served basis.

    Professor Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. of the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Reamer is the author of a number of books and articles on social work ethics. He will provide conference participants with an overview of ethical, malpractice and risk-management issues pertaining to the documentation of services and critical incidents.

    To register, download the registration form at www.oldcolonyeldervices.org and complete 1 form per registrant. Mail the forms and $50 payment per person to OCES by October 19, 2011. For more information, visit our website or call Phyllis Martin at 508-584-1561 extension 293.

    About OCES
    Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is a private, non-profit corporation designated as one of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers such as Family Caregiver Support; Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services and Home Care.

    OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in 23 towns in Southeastern Massachusetts:
    Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.

    The organization's mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization.

    In 2009, OCES was honored with the Metro-South Chamber of Commerce's "Economic Impact Award". The agency has 157 employees. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.

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