Angela Huffman, Affinity Health Services’ Vice President of Clinical Services and an RN, recently added to her expertise by earning a certificate in Elder Law and Chronic Care from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The certification is part of the school’s Professional Legal Education program.
“I am pleased to gain this certification and enable myself to better serve our aging population in those matters,” she said. “As the number of older Americans increases, there is a growing likelihood that a greater among professionals to respond to elder abuse, whether physical, emotional, or financial in nature.”
The certificate gives those in the elder care industry the skills to navigate complex legal and policy issues that surround the aging population.
The course of study included an overview of aging and elder law, government benefits and long-term care regulation, assisted decision-making and end-of-life considerations, and harm and readiness.
Huffman has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and long-term care fields and worked as a compliance investigator, having served a region of 68 long-term care facilities spanning eight states. Huffman also has more than 20 years of experience as a clinical services consultant and compliance field investigator.
She has also earned a Certificate of Training in Infection Prevention in the long-term care setting, is wound care certified thru the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and is certified in healthcare compliance.
Affinity Health Services Inc. is a consulting and management company specializing in administrative solutions for senior living communities. Affinity can provide full turnkey management or service the client’s needs in clinical, regulatory, marketing, human resources, financial and third-party billing. Affinity provides a full menu of training services and is an approved directed in-service training provider.