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Concurrent Educational Session F

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 2:15 to 3:45 pm

Session F1
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association "essentiALZ® Dementia Care Certification Program":
Enriching the Person with Dementia through Person-Centered Care Planning
ROOM: New York A
The care plan, serving as the cornerstone for how we engage with residents living with dementia, is a critical part of resident-centered care. This session provides the opportunity to develop care planning that moves beyond the medical model with the nurse identifying and addressing "deficits." We will explore a structure, language and issues that enhance the reader's connection with the resident before he/she even meets them.

Judith (Judy) Beggs-Ruegamer, Interim Director, Vashon Community Care

Session F2
Promoting Sleep IS Good Nursing Care!
ROOM: Chicago A-B
Did you know that sleep deprivation is the #1 risk factor that residents in nursing homes face? We often think that there is nothing we can do about it as residents need good care and for most of us, that means turning and toileting residents q2h. Our journey has included taking on the challenge of promoting sleep and learning to use the regulations and standards of care to support sleep. Learn what we did and the positive impact it had on the residents.

Marilyn Oelfke, Nurse Consultant, Action Pact

Session F3
Beyond Crown Molding - The True Elements of Home
ROOM: Empire A
As the Household Model has evolved, organizations have advanced considerably in making their physical environment look more like home. However, it is the small details that have eluded most and kept organizations from achieving true home. In a highly regulated environment, it is easy to put in a kitchen, dining room and living room and call it home. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Participants will learn about what elements are needed in creating true home. Discussion topics will include scale, adjacencies, sight lines, etc., all contributing to providing an environment that is true home for elders.

Tracy Anderson, Principal Architect, Action Pact Design
Casey Culbertson, Project Manager, Action Pact Design
Martin Dickmann, Chief Financial Officer, Action Pact Development

The Journey to "Know The Person": Exploring New Questions
ROOM: Atlanta
Clinical care providers (Nursing, PT/OT and others), as well as chaplains, gather volumes of data about each resident. Much of the data frames "what" the patient is (widowed, school teacher, Methodist) and "how" she is (CHF, diabetes). If we knew more of "who" she is (her character, interests, even passions), would it change the way we care for the resident? This session will explore this question and provide a tool for discovery of the resident as she would want to be known.

Jennifer Paquette, Director, Spiritual Care, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Session F5
Hand Massage: A Person-Centered Tool to Promote Well-Being in Dementia Care
ROOM: Heartland Café Theater
A five-minute hand massage can go a long way in calming elders with dementia, decreasing the risk of unnecessary agitation and negative behavior. Discover the reasons why as you learn the practical application of a hand massage protocol. You will learn the benefits of skilled touch in dementia care as supported by research as you experience how human touch enhances the care-partner relationship and decreases caregiver stress. The knowledge and skills learned in this workshop can immediately be incorporated into daily care routines.

Ann Catlin, Owner/ Director, Center for Compassionate Touch LLC

Session F7
IMAGINE! Recreation Teams Facilitating Culture Change Through a Leisure and Well-Being Model!
ROOM: New York B
This session will focus on the process/outcomes of the culture change journey of our recreation teams working in long term care. We will share how one Canadian organization providing services to over 95,000 residents across four provinces is advancing person-centeredness by embracing the Leisure and Well-Being Model (LWM). Design and national implementation of the training modules will be shared. How the LWM is shaping the development of more person-centered clinical tools will be outlined. The expansion of community and academic affiliations through connecting these care models will be discussed. Finally, national Resident Satisfaction outcomes will be shared.

Krista Griffin, National Director, Recreation & Rehabilitation, Revera Inc., Ontario
Kim Penner, Provincial Director, Education & Resident Services, Revera Inc., Ontario

Heather Daily, Recreation Manager, West Oak Village, Ontario
Carol Lavoie, Regional Manager, Education & Resident Services, Ontario
Shereesse MacDonald, Manager of Recreation & Volunteer Services, British Columbia

Session F8
One Vision Moving Forward: Ensuring a State-Wide Person-Centered Approach through Stakeholder Collaboration
ROOM: Van Horn B-C
"One Vision: Moving Forward" is a civil monetary penalty (CMP) funded project in Michigan that seeks to remove the barriers to person-centered approaches in the state's nursing homes. Through in-depth discussion and a consensus process, key stakeholders representing government agencies, providers, provider associations, resident and culture change advocates have clarified perceived regulatory barriers and developed numerous projects in support of person-centered supports and services. An added benefit of "One Vision" is the growth of on-going, positive relationships among stakeholders that will impact long term supports and services (LTSS) in Michigan in the future. This session will share key information to help you move forward as advocates in your state.

Cean Eppelheimer, Oganizational Change Consultant, PHI

Session F9
Driving a Culture of Change with "Lean Six Sigma"
ROOM: Chicago C
At its core, "Lean Six Sigma" is a quality improvement philosophy that puts the customer at the center of thought. With tools and strategies that have proven to improve outcomes across business lines, this session will show how a "Lean Six Sigma" QI program can help accelerate your culture change journey while driving meaningful improvement in outcomes and practices.

Sean Carey, Owner, eSSee Consulting

Session F10
Brain Foods: Bringing An Evidence-Based Healthy Nutrition Program to Long Term Living
ROOM: Empire B
This session will introduce a multi-faceted intervention consisting of a practical evidence-based nutrition program to benefit both older adults and staff wellness. We focus on methods and results in assisted living residences in Massachusetts and an adult day program for people with dementia in Texas. We will show why and how menus, recipes, pantry ingredients and other food service practices typical to our industry need to/can be changed to dramatically improve healthfulness of food, sharing success stories, key factors, and priorities. Attendees will gain insights and knowledge about how to begin making changes in their own organizations.

CC Donelan, Director of Education and Brain Wellness Coordinator, Brain Health and Wellness Center®/HealthCare Insights, LLC
Nancy Emerson Lombardo, President, Brain Health and Wellness Center

Session F11
The Culture Change Journey from a Resident's Perspective
ROOM: Empire C
We in the world of long-term care are pretty much convinced that we know what our residents want and need when it comes to traveling the culture change journey. We go to conferences, listen to webinars, spend countless hours in our Steering Committees and read all the most popular books suggesting how we can build a new bridge to the aging community. The question is this: Is our approach to culture change on target or are we missing the important point, the resident's perspective? Who knows the culture in which they reside in everyday better than they do? (NOTE: This session is designed to provide new resources for staff in gathering culture change information from residents through conducting interviews.)

Pastor Gary A. Gibson, Chaplain & Director of Pastoral Care, Presbyterian Senior Care

Session F13
Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care: Part 1 - Your Systems Create Your Outcomes
ROOM: Chouteau A-B
How do staff talk through with each other what is needed to care for residents? What systems are in place to help them do this? If staff can solve everyday problems, they can prevent negative outcomes and continually maximize positive ones. Pioneer Network shares how-tos from its National Learning Collaborative in which 49 nursing homes in nine states incubated communication systems to support their staff to work better together and used these systems to improve in clinical areas by meeting the individual needs of residents. (Part 2 is G13)

Sonya Barsness, Owner, Sonya Barsness Consulting LLC
Barbara Frank, Co-Founder, B&F Consulting

Julie Ballard, Health Systems
Lynda Crandall, pioneer Network

Session F14
One Step Further in Resident-Centered Care: Elders Making the Final Decision in Staff Hiring
ROOM: Benton
From a retrospective of eight years, this session will challenge you in your thinking about the role of residents in staff recruitment and hiring. A county-based care community turned over the final decision in hiring new staff to the residents in March of 2007. This interviewing and decision-making process has empowered the residents, opening new and unexpected doors of opportunity, as well as improving communication and respect between residents and staff. This group of residents has stepped up and become pioneers in the unusual ability to "speak for those who can't speak for themselves" in choosing their caregivers. The resident interview committee establishes relationships before the person is hired; therefore the interactions between residents and staff are maintained on a more personal level. Come look at our lessons learned and see how "giving up control" might be a good experience after all.

Becky Haldorson, Assistant Administrator, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

Session F15
Integrating Person-Centered Programming with Person-Centered Technology – Today Innovative, Tomorrow Demanded!
ROOM: Van Horn A
Today's adult utilizes technology for virtually every facet of their life. We are connected 24/7 to the world through email, skype, smartphones, laptops, tablets and a myriad of other programs and devices. Yet the older adults living in senior living communities, particularly those individuals with dementia, are often times left out of this entire revolution. This presentation shows you how to change that reality, and will highlight real-world examples of how multimedia technologies, delivered through various adaptive computer systems, should be an integral part of an organization's culture change philosophy. Participants will learn through various outcome-based research projects the benefits of technology for people with dementia and the fullness of life they deserve.

Juliet Holt Klinger, Senior Director of Dementia Care and Program Development, Brookdale Senior Living
Jack York, Founder, It's Never 2 Late

 Schedule at a Glance
 Concurrent Educational Sessions
 Session A  |  Session B  |  Session C  |  Session D  |  Session E  |  Session F  | Session G
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