Video instructions and help with filling out and completing va caregiver training program

Instructions and Help about va caregiver training program

Hello a good day to everyone my name is CB memorial and on behalf of the citizens for action national coordinating Center I'd like to welcome you all to today's research in progress webinar series on strategies to achieve alignment collaboration and synergy across delivery and financing systems we have a great topic for us today from one of our new core of grantees on their research on integrating health and social services for veterans by empowering family caregivers before we get started though I'd like to first acknowledge the funding and support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation systems for action is a national research program the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a collaborative effort with the Center for public health systems and services research in the College of Public Health and the Center for poverty research in the Gatton College of Business and Economics here at the University of Kentucky and today's presentation the slides and audios for today's webinar like all our webinars will be available for download from our systems for action website also I'd like to encourage everyone that at any time during today's presentation please type in your questions in the chat box located in the lower left-hand corner of your screen and we will try to get to them later during the Q&A portion of this webinar so without further delay it is my pleasure to introduce to you today's webinar presenter and commentator our presenter for today is dr. Megan Shepherd Vanagon Megan received her PhD in health services research from the University of Washington in Seattle and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Durham VA HS R & D Megan currently is an investigator at the Durham VA HHS R & D and an assistant professor at the Duke School of Medicine's department of population health sciences Megan specializes in mental health services research and family systems approaches improving health social and economic contextual factors our commentator for today's webinar is jennifer heinous is a life and clinical social worker with nearly 15 years of service at the VA and has served in a variety of clinical and administrative positions Jennifer completed her master's degree in social work at the University of South Florida and is an alumnus of VA s Graduate Healthcare Administration's training program which serves to develop high-performing leaders for career and Healthcare Administration Jennifer serves as a senior health systems specialist for VA s for the VA caregiver support program office and provides high level of staff work in support of the National Director in implementing and the oversight of the caregivers and veterans omnibus Health Service Act 2010 she's also had the lead for drafting the program's published national policy guidance and is responsible for the Secretary's annual report to Congress and Jennifer also serves as a program lead for the collaborative partnership with VA cares and is served in an integral role in its inception so without any further ado I first turn it

FAQ

Where do you search for additional caregiver training? Is there a program that teaches you skills needed to become a caregiver?
If you mean a professional caregiver who is paid to perform the work of caregiving, yes. There are classes, courses, and certification seminars in all states that certify caregivers.If you mean a home caregiver who provides unpaid care to someone who has a chronic, terminal, catastrophic or other illness requiring care, yes. There are often specific disease related caregiving seminars and trainings to help the family (non-professional) caregiver learn to do the tasks of caregiving.
How do I resume to my weight training program after missing out 4 weeks of gym?
You are thinking too much. Just jump back right into your workout, sure you will be sore for a week but after that you will be fine again.The only thing you should keep in mind is that since you have not worked out for a month, you might have lost some strength. So just be a little careful with the weight that you will lift. You might not be able to lift as much weight as you used to 4 weeks back. Maybe you can decrease the weights by 5–10% for your first set to see how you feel and then increase the weight accordingly.In most cases, if you have been eating fine, then 1 month is not that long that you should lose strength, but it doesn’t hurt to play it safe.I hope this was helpful. To learn more on fitness visit our blog or subscribe to our youtube channel
What are some of the best ways to learn programming?
It's been my sole focus to answer this question for the last two years, and I think a lot of the resources mentioned here are great but I've noticed there are three strategies that successful students consistently use better than anyone else regardless of what resources they use:1. Focus on habits, not goals2. Learning alone is painful3. Build thingsNote: some of this is borrowed from my answer to another Quora question: How can I prepare for Bloc?1. Focus on habits, not goalsIt seems counterintuitive that you shouldn't focus on goals, but hear me out -- it's all about leverage. Anyone who works with me knows that I dweebishly reference the R'as Al Ghul scene in Batman Begins pretty much 3-4 times a day:Our investors at Bloc are getting tired of board meetings starting with Batman clips.R'as tells Bruce: "Rub your chest, your arms will take care of themselves."If you focus on building the habit of programming for 20-30 hours a week, you will reach your goal of being a web developer. If you focus on the goal of being a web developer in X months, you get nothing from that but stress and insecurity about how far along you are. Focus on the habit, not the goal. Rub your chest, your arms will take care of themselves.So here's what you should do right now: put 15 minutes a day on your calendar to spend time programming. Don't do more than 15, just focus on doing 15 minutes a day. If you can do it successfully with no excuses for a week, try bumping it up to 20 minutes a day. Don't try to overextend yourself by doing an hour a day right off the bat, this is going to be a 10,000 hour marathon so we're focusing on developing the habit right now. The number of minutes you put in isn't as important as you showing up each day.2. Learning alone is painfulWhen I was learning web development, the two biggest social components to my learning were having a mentor and belonging to a community.Having a mentorI worked at a small startup called merge.fm while in college. I learned more in the summer I spent working with one of their cofounders than I did in the entire previous year at my university. There's just something about working alongside an expert who knows more than you that really accelerates your learning, you're able to pick up on how they think and unveil what you don't know you don't know. There's a reason why mentorship used to be the de facto standard of learning a new trade, it's very effective.Belonging to a communityFor me, the two communities I belonged to were the Illini Entrepreneurship Network (a student organization at my university) and HackerNews (a large hacker/startup oriented online community).I didn't learn what objects and classes were from HackerNews, but I learned a different category of things. I learned that nobody likes Javascript. I learned that Rubyists are the hipsters of programming. I learned that Bret Taylor, Rich Hickey, and John Carmack are programming gods, and that software companies that are truly serious about coffee have kitchens that look like meth labs.In short, I learned how to talk shop. That turns out to be important when you're working with other developers, but it's also the thing that makes you feel like a developer.3. Build thingsIn the first year of learning web development, I built:A Digg Clone (from a Sitepoint book on Rails, I believe it's out of date now though)An E-Commerce App (from Agile Web Development with Rails 4)A GeekSquad-esque App (personal project)A Realtime, Online Classroom (personal project)A Foreign Language Flashcard App (class project)I think building real projects is important for many reasons, but the most important one to me is because it's fun. That's something that is tragically lost in classical education, but I think it's important enough to be on this list. Look for resources that show you how to build things, http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ is a good one.4. Be a cockroachI secretly added a 4th item for those of you who've stuck around to read this far down the page.Paul Graham once told the founders of Airbnb:"You guys won’t die, you’re like cockroaches."You'll probably want to quit learning how to code at some point. Like anything worthwhile, it's difficult and will make you feel stupid at times. This is why #1 on this list is so important -- stop worrying so much about whether you're making progress or how much longer it'll be until you feel like you've "made it." All you have to do is focus on showing up, for 10-30 hours a week. Be as mindless as a cockroach about everything else, and don't "die."I made the statement years ago which is often quoted that 80 percent of life is showing up. People used to always say to me that they wanted to write a play, they wanted to write a movie, they wanted to write a novel, and the couple of people that did it were 80 percent of the way to having something happen. All the other people struck out without ever getting that pack. They couldn’t do it, that’s why they don’t accomplish a thing, they don’t do the thing, so once you do it, if you actually write your film script, or write your novel, you are more than half way towards something good happening. So that I would say was say my biggest life lesson that has worked. All others have failed me.Woody Allen
Why do ex-employers refuse to fill out the VA form 21-4192 for a vet?
VA Form 21–4192 is an application for disability benefits and like similar state benefits, it must be filled out by the veteran or by his or her qualified representative. This is a private, sensitive, legal document and every dot or dash in it can be critical, so must be accurate and verifiable.Employers have zero responsibility to fill out this form or furnish information for it, however, Social Security would have all the information required that the Department of Defense did not have. The veteran’s DD-214 is likely required, but does not furnish all the information required on the form.