& Directory

2020 Speakers

July 22, 2020 (via Zoom)

Kelly Kernan

Director of Marketing Insight, Amwell

Telehealth During COVID-19

Summary Points from Presentation:

  • Indications for Telehealth: On Demand (e.g. urgent care), Follow-up Care (e.g. post-discharge care), subacute care, acute care.  The latter 2 have taken off since COVID.
  • Definition of Telehealth:  the interactive electronic exchange of information for the purpose of diagnosis, intervention, or ongoing care management between a patient and/or health care providers remotely.
  • Telehealth has grown exponentially at this time, primarily to prevent exposure.  Other benefits of Telehealth include ability to triage maintain continuity of care.
  • Telehealth is not indicated just for COVID, but can be used for diagnosis of other conditions (e.g. rashes, other infections)
  • Telehealth restrictions  are now waived during this Public Health Emergency.  Examples include requiring HIPPA compliant software, geography (rural areas only), and performing only in a previously designated medial setting. This has resulted in greater access to Telehealth medical care.
  • Most insurance policies are providing reimbursement for at least short-term Telehealth.
  • Medicare Advantage plans have been more flexible than Traditional Medicare with regards to Telehealth.
  • Seniors can access Telehealth  through an app or through their provider.

June 24, 2020 (via Zoom)
Charlotte Mather-Taylor
Executive Director, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County (ADRC)

A graduate of University of Florida, Ms. Mather-Taylor earned her BA in Political Science, an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, graduating as a 2008 National Association of Public Hospitals Fellow.  Previous work experience includes serving as CEO of the Ann Storck Center. In addition, Ms. Mather-Taylor has over 26 years serving as an experienced lobbyist, including serving as VP Government Relations, Community and Public Affairs for one of the top 5 largest public hospital systems in the nation. Her expertise lies in nonprofit, hospital, health care, crisis management, public affairs, nonprofit, lobbying and issues related to individuals with disabilities and seniors.

Summary Points from Presentation:

  • The ADRC is a non-profit organization that assists seniors, with a number of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • They offer several programs and provide information, including community referrals.
  • Health Food Assistance delivers food, utilizing food from local restaurants and caterers.
  • Connecting with U is a telephone reassurance service where seniors can express their feelings and concerns in the comfort of their home.
  • Shine provides counseling on Medicare and long-term care insurance. 
  • Emergency Home Energy Assistance (EHEAP) provides assistance for home-energy emergencies to qualified low income senior households. 
  • Senior centers are currently closed; a few senior day care centers are open.
  • A summary of programs are listed in the below Power Point presentation and on ADRC website.

ADRC June2020 Powerpoint..pptx

Helpline: (954) 745-9779


Administrative office: (954) 745-9567

May 27, 2020 (via Zoom)

Campbell Eps

Executive Director, Pacifica Forest Trace

Summary Points from Presentation:

  • During this pandemic, operations of Assisted Living Facilities are regulated by both the state and department of health (county.)
  • Social interactions with residents, with the exception of essential services, has been restricted for the past 2 months.
  • Some resources (e.g. fresh fruit) are sometimes short in supply.
  • New residents are being accepted- they are tested prior to moving in.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic poses the question, "How will senior living communities fare in the future?"

(954) 793-4723

April 22, 2020 (via Zoom)

Michael Dill

Certified Business Coach, ActionCOACH

(954) 596-0715

March 25, 2020

February 26, 2020

Heidi F. Friedman, Esq.

Friedman Elder Law

Veteran's Benefits

(954) 866-1055

January 22, 2020

Lisa Peters

Director of Senior Services, Sunserve

Lisa Peters started her career in Child Welfare. After working with children and their families for over 25 years, Lisa began her career working with the elderly. Lisa has been with SunServe as the Director of Senior Services since January of 2015. She also serves as the Director of the Noble A. McArtor Adult Day Center, the first LGBT Adult Day Care in the world. She is a certified SAGE trainer in LGBT Proficiency.

(945) 764-5150

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