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Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services is sponsoring a Comfort Care as the New Medicine: Creating a Culture of Comfort Symposium on March 13.

The symposium is designed to teach care givers and long term care providers the principles and implementation of a comfort-centered approach to dementia care.

Presenters include Dr. Jonathan Evans, chief of Geriatric Medicine at University of Virginia and Chair of the Ethics Committee for the American Medical Directors Association and Tena Alonzo, M.A., co-director, Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia, The Beautitudes, Phoenix, Arizona.

The symposium is geared for nursing home and community care facility staff, health care providers, pharmacy staff, ombudsmen, regulatory agency staff, healthcare advocates, and other stakeholders.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Main Theatre in Napa. Six continuing education credits are available. The fee is $35. To register, call 707-258-9087.

This event is co-sponsored by Share the Care, Napa Valley; Long Term Care Ombudsman; Long Term Care Justice & Advocacy; Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano and Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services.

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