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Concurrent Educational Session B

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Does Your Care Plan Capture the Voice of the Elders?
ROOM: Atlanta
Care Plans currently are in the top ten deficiencies found during the annual survey process. Care Plans need to capture our elders' voices, use their strengths and needs to develop the plan and be implemented by high performing interdisciplinary teams that are focused on hearing our elders, all the while balancing regulations. This session will guide the participants in utilizing the MDS, Care Area Assessments and Elder participation to enhance the care planning process and ensure regulatory compliance is met.

Barbara Bates, LTC Nurse Educator/Consultant, Independent Nurse/Educator/Consultant

Session B3
The Continuing Journey in Regulatory Reform
ROOM: Chicago C
Through the tenacious efforts of the Rothschild Regulatory Task Forces, a number of national codes and standards are increasingly becoming more person-centered, particularly but not exclusively in nursing homes and other environments for seniors. The changes to the 2012 Life Safety Code that allows kitchens to be open to the hallways in residential living areas and furniture in corridors was only just the beginning. Come learn about the latest Rothschild Regulatory Task Force initiatives: including the 2015 Life Safety Code, 2014 ICC Codes, ADA, Facilities Guidelines Institute and NIBS Design Guideline for Health and Safety in the Visual Environment.

Maggie Calkins, President/Board Chair, IDEAS
Amy Carpenter, Senior Designer/Project Manager, SFCS
Robert Mayer, President, Rothschild Foundation

Session B4
We Treasure What We Measure: Person-Centered Care Across Settings
ROOM: Van Horn A
In this session you will learn the basics of assessing one aspect of person-centered care via preference-congruence. This session will introduce tools utilized to measure how well residents' preferences are being met. Use of the tool across different residential settings will be discussed. This information can guide care planning and provide a measure of person-centered care at the individual, household, residence and organizational level.

Karen Allizi, Nursing Home Administrator, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
Michelle Morton, Assisted Living Administrator, The Hill at Whitemarsh

Session B5
Incorporating Family in Elder Care
ROOM: Van Horn B-C
This session will blend professional expertise and personal experience to explore ongoing challenges in the integration of caregiving strategies that are important to family members in healthcare delivery for the elderly. From the Guide's nurse-as-family experiences, she recognized that in the occasionally impersonal world of healthcare, staff are so overwhelmed and busy that they can overlook the importance of developing a potential ally, the family. This session will offer specific examples of caregiving approaches of value to family members, discuss problems that can arise and escalate, and describe examples of solutions to develop a positive, person-centered approach that will benefit the elder, their family and staff.

Lois Neuman, President, lhneuman Consultants

Session B6
Culture Change Tips to Meet Emerging Dining Trends in Long Term Care
ROOM: Chicago A-B
This session will advance data-driven evidence about the emerging trends in the dining habits and preferences of long-term care residents; identify and showcase innovation in long term care settings currently implementing operations that address these trends; and discuss strategic and tactical implementations. This session will also integrate the New Dining Practice Standards and hands-on tips on how to update operations to honor the right to choice.

Kate Dockins, Executive Director, Nutrition & Food Service Education Foundation


Carmen Bowman, EduCatering
Linda Bump, ActionPact
Jeremy Manners, Board of Trustees/Culinary & Nutrition Director, NFEF/West Haven Manor

Session B7
Missed Opportunities for Relationship: Learning to Use a New Observational Tool for Resident-Centered Quality Improvement
ROOM: Empire A
The Pioneer Network affirms that "RELATIONSHIP IS A FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCK OF A TRANSFORMED CULTURE." Yet how do you, as a culture change champion and leader, coach support staff to PUT THE PERSON BEFORE THE TASK when so much needs to be done? How can you respond to this commonly heard phrase: "We don't have time for culture change!" In this session we will discuss the concept of "Missed Opportunities for Relationship" and teach you how to use and integrate a simple observational measure into your quality improvement program to encourage staff to make the most of every interaction with residents.

A Lynn Snow, Research Clinical Psychologist, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center/University of Alabama
Christine Hartmann, Assistant Professor, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

Session B8
Sharing the Soul through the Expressive Arts
ROOM: Empire C
Drawing hope and inspiration from his father's amazing story of transformation from saw miller to watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer's disease, our neurologist Guide touts the benefits of the expressive arts and life story preservation in person-centered care paradigms. This session highlights the story and art of Lester Potts, explores the neuroscience behind artistic expression in dementia, and shows how honoring life stories promotes well-being. His Co-Guide and art therapist shares her extensive experience using art therapy diagnostically and therapeutically with persons living with dementia.

Angel Duncan, Executive Director, Cognitive Connections
Daniel Potts, Founder and President, Cognitive Dynamics Foundation

Session B9
Chair Chi: Seated Tai Chi for Our Challenged Elders
ROOM: Heartland Café Theater
Chair Chi is a gentle exercise program developed to help people receive the benefits of the traditional Tai Chi Chuan in the comfort and safety of their chair. This allows people who cannot stand or lack confidence with their balance (walker, wheelchair, and movement challenges) to participate and benefit. Those benefits include balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength, energy, pain relief, tranquility, stress reduction and peace of mind.

Patrick Griffith, Founder, Chair Chi

Session B10
Moving Person-Centered Care Forward in Kansas Through A Medicaid Pay-For-Performance Incentive
ROOM: Empire B
Nearly two years ago the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) initiated a tiered pay-for-performance Medicaid reimbursement incentive for nursing homes in Kansas adopting person-centered care practices, PEAK 2.0. KDADS contracted with Kansas State University to administer the program. This session will provide information about the program, share tools developed through the program, and report on outcomes. Secretary on Aging, Shawn Sullivan, will be among the presenters available to answer questions about getting the program into place in Kansas.

Laci Cornelison, Project Coordinator, Kansas State University
Gayle Doll, Project Director, Kansas State University
Shawn Sullivan, Secretary on Aging, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Session B11
Taking a Person-Centered Journey Down a Clinical Pathway
ROOM: New York B
Interact III Clinical Pathways, Standardized Processes for Admission and Discharge, Milestones: These are some of the standardized practices used by our team to support quality of care for the guests served on our REACH short stay rehab neighborhoods. But how can a standardized approach support resident choice – and what about honoring the individual and their needs? Join us as we tell the story of our journey. Learn how we developed and implemented through QAPI, tools and processes that support best practices – and how we work to assure that these practices support the individual needs of each guest we serve.

Joan Devine, Director of Performance Improvement, Lutheran Senior Services
Tonya Warren, Nurse Practitioner, Laclede Grove


Janine Lange, Clinical Educator, Laclede Grove 

Session B12
A PEAC View of Automation Technology: Providing Independence for Persons Living With Cognitive and Physical Disabilities
ROOM: Benton
This session will first provide an overview of the many options unfolding to support maximized independence for residents, especially those living with severe disabilities. Your Guide will focus on the PEAC automation system, how it can improve your residents' independence and quality of life, while at the same time allowing care-giving staff to focus on tasks that need a personal touch. Evaluation and consumer satisfaction results will be shared, including a talk by Steve Saling, a person living with ALS in a Boston Green House project at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. A small demo will be available.

Ron Bessems, CEO, Promixis, LLC

Session B13
New and Old Strategies for Attracting AND Retaining the Best Direct Care Staff for Person-Centered Care
ROOM: Chouteau A-B
Attracting and retaining direct care staff members is a growing challenge in all settings of care. Through this session participants will develop tools for better knowing and measuring the attractiveness of your organization in the workforce marketplace. You will also learn how to coach your staff in growing their engagement with the elders they serve, developing strategies for teamwork that will empower staff enthusiasm and longevity. Walk away with tools that you can implement next week with your managers when you go back to work.

Kelly Sheets, Founder,

Session B14

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association "essentiALZ® Dementia Care Certification Program":
Evidence-Based Memory Care: A Case for Quality and Safety
ROOM: New York A
Evidence-based standards serve as the foundation on which organizations are able to measure, assess and improve performance. Evidence-based standards of care focus on important resident care and organization functions that are essential to providing safe, high quality care. Research shows an increasing prevalence of dementia in nursing homes. As such, caregivers must possess the knowledge and competency to provide high quality and safe care for individuals with dementia. This session will demonstrate how national health standards improve care for people living with dementia.

Beth Ann Brehm, Associate Project Director, Specialist, The Joint Commission, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation
Gina Zimmermann, Executive Director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission

Session B15

Paycheck to Paycheck: An Exploration of the Impact of Wages on Direct Care Jobs
ROOM: Exhibit Hall B
The upside: direct care worker jobs — including CNAs, home health aides, and personal care attendants — are among the fastest growing jobs in the United States and can provide deeply rewarding employment and growth opportunities. The downside: These same jobs are amongst the lowest paid.  Your Guide will share an edited version of the HBO special, "Paycheck to Paycheck", and facilitate a discussion highlighting the challenges and opportunities of one of the most important roles in person-centered care.

Tameshia Bridges Mansfield, Midwest Program and Policy Manager, PHI

 Schedule at a Glance
 Concurrent Educational Sessions
 Session A  |  Session B  |  Session C  |  Session D  |  Session E  |  Session F  | Session G
 General Sessions
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 Our Host Hotel: Sheraton Kansas City - Crown Center
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