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Education Session B

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Session B1
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association "essentiALZ® Dementia Care Certification Program":
The Dialogue Project: Expanding Possibilities of Living Well with Dementia
ROOM: Rosemont C-D

In order to change the culture of dementia care, we must change the culture of education about dementia care. We need training and educational programs that include and offer meaningful roles to persons living with dementia – the true experts – and their care partners as people work together to expand the possibilities of living well with dementia. This is the aim of "The Dialogue Project", which provides a transformative educational experience, bringing family and professional care partners together to learn with and from persons living with dementia as they collaboratively plan and take action to promote and support well-being.

Jennifer Carson, Chief Learning Officer, Alzheimer's Resource Center
G. Allen Power, Geriatrician, Author & Consultant, Rochester
Jennifer Terray, Assistant Director of Nursing, Alzheimer's Resource Center

Session B2
The Chrysalis Room: Transforming the End-of-Life Experience
ROOM: Rosemont A-B

Increasing numbers of people are experiencing the end of life in long-term care communities. Regulations, lack of preparation, inability to acknowledge turning points, and denial of death often lead to underutilization of hospice care, poor pain management, lack of support for the person dying and distress in staff and family. This session reveals ways to transform the end-of-life by integrating "Quality of Death" into "Quality of Life". A case study of the Chrysalis Room at an Illinois long-term care community will be presented.

Loretta Downs, Founder, Chrysalis End-of-Life Inspirations
Dawn Mondschein, Administrator, Central Baptist Village

Session B3
Build This, Not That: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Green House® Home Experience
ROOM: International D-E-F

The Green House® model has over a decade of experience. Since the first home opened in 2003, there have been variations in layout and design. Through a formal Design Survey, The Green House Project® asked every Green House® adopter what works and what doesn't for building design and regulatory challenges, and what strategies worked to overcome perceived code barriers. Also, insights from newly completed THRIVE research help us understand how the design contributes to sustainability, from operating cost and quality of care perspectives. Learn about elements to emulate and opportunities for improvement when designing a Green House® small house, or household environment.

Rob Simonetti, Architect, SWBR Architects
Debbie Wiegand, Project Guide, The Green House Project®
Rhonda Wolpert, Guide, Mennonite Homes of Ohio

Session B4
Looking in the Movie Mirror: How Mainstream Films Portray Life in a "Long-Term Care Home"
ROOM: Grand A

Movies can tell us a lot about our cultural sensitivities and values. They are, in fact, a kind of mirror in which we can see various societal understandings, perceptions, attitudes, and fears as they are played out through dramatic and/or humorous stories. This session will look at how societal perceptions of long term care are reflected in several mainstream films. We will look at short but illustrative clips and then reflect together on current attitudes about living in a "nursing home", and what this says about our cultural values and preferences relating to life in its later years.

Jim Vandenbosch, Executive Director, Terra Nova Films

Session B5
Building Community, Promoting Strengths, and Helping Residents Find Their Voices through Creative Programming
ROOM: London International

This program will explore the benefits of creative, multi-modal approaches to activities planning. Emphasis will be placed on engaging older adults with varying levels of physical and cognitive functioning within a single program. Techniques related to the Creative Arts Therapies will be discussed. The Guide will present examples of successful programs that have been implemented in a long-term care setting. In the second half of the session, attendees will break into small groups to brainstorm creative programs that could be implemented in their communities. These ideas will be presented to the larger group so that all may benefit from them.

Andrea Koch, Manager of Life Enrichment and Creative Arts Therapy, CJE Senior Life-Lieberman Center

Session B6
Many Roads, One Mission - How Large Organizations Can Achieve Person-Directed Care through Mission Integration
ROOM: Florence

This session will provide participants with the strategies that Jewishhome Lifecare used to provide the organization with a shared visionary direction despite multiple locations and person-directed care programs occurring at one time. We share the tools and tips that helped us move from silo thinking to the collective Mission. We will touch on the role that leadership, language and mental inertia plays in shifting from an "I" to a "We" care model. We have both funny and not- so-funny examples of how we were doing it "right" and what we learned from our mistakes.

Tammy Marshall, Vice President of Strategic Planning, The New Jewish Home
Miriam Levi, Community Coordinator, The New Jewish Home
Noel Auld, Member, The New Jewish Home
Lori Grossman, Social Work, The New Jewish Home

Session B7
From Tundra to Table: A Great Alaskan Collaboration of the Inupiat Elders with Government Agencies to Support Nutrition and Tradition
ROOM: Grand B

What can you do when regulations are not in the best interests of your elders? Follow the path of building inter-agency relationships and trust to overcome regulatory restrictions. Utuqqanaat Inaat (A Place for Elders) challenged the regulations and found the solution to serving traditional wild game and foods in the long-term care center. The benefits to the elders were astounding and the community saw significant improvements related to unplanned weight, mood, depression, and the use of psychoactive medications. This program adds new meaning to the concept of "culture change".

Valdeko Kreil, Administrator, Maniilaq Association
Helen McGaw, Director of Nursing, Utuqqanaat Inaat

Session B8
Tools to Track Resident Preferences and Activities to Drive Quality Improvement Across Settings
ROOM: DaVinci A-B

This session will highlight the importance of providing a person-centered approach to recreational programming across various settings that provide long-term care services and supports. Participants will gain insights into the development, implementation, and best practices of a Match-QI tool. Participants will learn the benefits of this Match-QI tool for capturing resident preferences, trending resident activity, and driving quality improvement processes.

Karen Alizzi, Vice-President for Residential Care, Madlyn & Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Session B9
Health Care Reform and Person-Centered Care? Are our Elders Getting the Rehabilitation Services They Need?
ROOM: United A-B

Impacted by health care reform and the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), funded person-centered rehabilitative services are being challenged. Services are being shortened as demands increase. The Medicare spending per beneficiary may limit services. Demonstrations are being held nationwide that explore alternatives to the Prospective Payment System (PPS). A 2015 CMS Final Rule included the second phase of a study being completed to change therapy reimbursement. Changes are being explored for payment of Part B therapy. This session will identify what is on the horizon with changes to funded therapy, and will show that a person-centered approach can be maintained regardless of payer demands and changes.

Cindy Gensamer, Vice President, Absolute Rehabilitation & Consulting

Session B10
Live Well: Creating a Culture of Wellness
ROOM: Heathrow A-B

Creating a culture that encourages employees to take care of themselves and each other is vital to building healthy communities. Frederick Living has initiated a three-hour employee learning program entitled "Live Well". This program encourages staff to find better ways to take care of themselves and others. Participants will learn about the creation of the "Live Well" training and engage in a sample of the learning experiences from "Live Well Year One": "Helping ourselves and others to live well" and "Live Well Year Two: Engagement". This interactive session will include a learning circle, self-reflection, movie analysis, and relaxation techniques.

Russell Mast, Health Services Administrator, Frederick Living
Emily Messner, Resident Life Team Leader, Frederick Living
Vicki Kriczky, Director of Marketing, Frederick Living

Session B11
The Role of the Medical Director and Attending Physician in Advancing Person-Centered Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
ROOM: Grand C

How can we make life better for seniors and others who need care in our long-term care settings? Learn about the nursing home medical director and attending physician's perspective on ways to improve quality, person-centeredness, and individual resident/patient choice.

Jonathan Evans, Physician, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Christopher Laxton, Executive Director, AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Session B12
Who Said There is No Research in Culture Change?

There seems to be a common belief that little is being done in research about "culture change" and "person-centered care". However, there is actually a good bit of research going on! This session will review highlights of research from the last year and reflect upon how to access research, translate it to those who need it most, and identify opportunities for additional research.

Sonya Barsness, Owner, Sonya Barsness Consulting LLC
Tammy Marshall, Director of Education, The New Jewish Home

 Session A: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
 Session B: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm
 Session C: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 4:00 to 5:30 pm
 Session D: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:00 to 9:30 am
 Session E: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00 Noon
 Session F: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 2:15 to 3:45 pm
 Session G: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:00 to 5:30 pm




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