Workshops for long-term care professionals

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Long Term Care Association and Penn State Wilkes-Barre are teaming up to provide a series of workshops specifically designed for nursing home administrators. Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation in percentage of population age 65 and older, behind Florida and West Virginia; the Congressional Quarterly Report, "Caring for the Elderly," states that nearly 70 percent of those turning 65 this year eventually will require long-term care.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Continuing Education department is offering a series of workshops addressing the educational needs of long-term care professionals. Upcoming is "Medicare, Medicaid, and Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania," which is being offered on Wednesday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Care Center in Scranton. The event includes a breakfast and the opportunity to network with other long-term care providers. The event is free for Northeastern Pennsylvania Long Term Care Association members and $50.00 per workshop for non-members. During the program, participants will be updated on the latest news related to government reimbursement programs for long-term care facilities. Those who attend will also gain a basic understanding of the Medicare and Medicaid process as well as obtain information regarding changes affecting eligibility, benefits, and payments. Special guest presenter will be Attorney Daniel K. Natirboff of Capozzi and Associates, P.C.

Nursing home professionals who participate in the seminars will also have the convenience of staying close to home to complete their state requirements for re-certification. "Nursing home administrators are required every two years to earn a certain number of credits to keep their certification. By providing these workshops locally, administrators will not have to leave the area to receive this type of quality programming," said Ina Lubin, continuing education director at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. 

For registration information contact the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education department at 570-675-9219 or visit them at