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Homebridge: Overview of Services within A Client-Centered Model of Care

November 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


On November 15th, Institute on Aging welcomes Homebridge, as their Director of Programs presents a 60-minute overview of their services.

This program is being organized by Citywide Clinical Consultation Services (aka Clinical Collaborative)

Continuing Education will be available for this resource-based informational training.

Homebridge was founded in 1985 by a group of non-profit community-based organizations who wanted to improve the delivery of In-Home Supportive Services in San Francisco. Over time, they evolved to become one organization while retaining deep relationships with their partners in service. In March 2015, they changed their name from In-Home Supportive Services Consortium to Homebridge.

As San Francisco has changed, Homebridge has adapted and refined their approach to care, so that it fits the needs of an increasingly-complex society… and the people who call it home.  Throughout their history, Homebridge has provided home care and supportive services to clients throughout the Bay Area, trained thousands of caregivers, and partnered with hospitals to safely transition patients home.

Today, Homebridge’s innovative, client-centered model of care consists of continually-trained small care teams that assist and support clients in achieving their individualized goals. Their care is designed to tailor to the personal, changing, and frequently-intensive needs of clients. Homebridge celebrates diversity and is proud that their staff of 350 caregivers and 100 support/administrative staff represent dozens of cultures and backgrounds— and speak over 25 languages.

This introductory training will be appropriate for those in aging services, including: psychologists; family therapists; social workers; nurses; elder-law practitioners; long-term care administrators; gerontologists, human resources professionals; and assorted professionals and paraprofessionals who work with older adults and people with disabilities.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

– Briefly explain the origin and evolution of Homebridge

– Describe at least three services provided by Homebridge

– Practice the two+-step process for referring clients to Homebridge

About Your Instructor:

Ricki DeArmon, Director of Programs

Ricki DeArmon joined Homebridge as Director of Programs in 2018 and oversees the overall management, design, and operation quality of the San Francisco based Home Care Services Programs. Prior to Homebridge, Ricki worked for five years at Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC), most recently as Director of Transitional Housing Programs where she led the development of the new department for THC in partnership with San Francisco Adult Probation Department and San Francisco Collaborative Courts. With over 18 years of service in the non-profit sector, she specializes in community based, results driven programs serving adults with chronic mental health, co-occurring, and housing needs. Ricki holds a BSW from Southeast Missouri State and a MPA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Doors to the training will open at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

No snacks or beverages will be provided.  Feel free to bring your own, however.


Continuing Education Information (1.0 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.

If you seek 1.0 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required—you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 working days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.0 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).


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