8th annual ‘Vulnerable Adult Summit’ May 10

ALGOOD – The 8th annual Upper Cumberland Vulnerable Adult Summit will be held at Trinity Assembly in Algood, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. Discussion topics include abuse, financial exploitation, end of life planning – and other issues often affecting vulnerable adults.

Steve Field, Field Training and Consulting LLC, one of three featured speakers, will be presenting “The Link Between Animal Abuse and Other Forms of Family Violence,” “Slippery Slope (Financial Exploitation) and Weighing the Ethical” and “Practical Issues of Lifestyle vs. Risk to Community Safety (Hoarding).” He is a member of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) education committee and has held the role of trainer and curriculum development for the past 14 years.

Other presenters include John Robert Toy II, attorney at Parker, Toy and Associates, who will present “End of Life Planning,” and Stacey Crudup, ethics and compliance officer at Highpoint Health System, who will present “HIPAA and Ethics.”

Attendee registration is required by April 29 with seating limited to the first 100 participants; targeted attendees include attorneys, law enforcement officers, medical staff, elected officials, social workers, ombudsmen, conservators, adult protective services, district attorneys, financial Institutions, post office employees, in-home service providers, senior centers, advocates, caregivers and college students majoring in criminal justice, sociology, nursing, gerontology, etc. The cost to attend is $20 per person, or $40 per person for those using the program to earn CEU and CLE credits. The registration fee includes lunch and break refreshments. Each participant will be entered into the drawing for door prizes. You can find registration and contact information at www.ucdd.org.

The conference is hosted by the Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition in partnership with Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System, Livingston Regional Hospital, St. Thomas Highland Senior Care, Aid and Assist at Home LLC, TSPN, Infinity Adult Day Services, TN Senior Medicare Patrol, Quality Home Health, Amedisys Home Health, Home Instead Senior Care and Dominion Senior Living.

For more information about the event, email Melody Miller at mmiller@qualityhomehealth.com.

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