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Education Session E

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00 Noon

Session E1
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association "essentiALZ® Dementia Care Certification Program":
Implementing Dementia Capable, Person-Centered Programs Utilizing a Planned Organizational Change Process
ROOM: Rosemont C-D

Creating a culture that empowers staff to provide person-centered, abilities-based care for persons living with dementia requires key stakeholders to engage in a process of organizational change and development in which systems, culture, resources, and practices are enhanced to create a culture of care that prepares and encourages employees to adapt approaches, activities, and the environment to the just right level of challenge for individuals at every dementia stage. This session describes key stages of the Organizational Change Process and illustrates how one Memory Care Assisted Living Community used this process to successfully implement a Dementia Capable, Person-Centered Memory Care Program.

Kim Warchol, President, Dementia Care Specialists
Mary Secor, Vice-President, Curriculum, Crisis Prevention Institute

Session E3
Translating Our Professional Experiences of Death into Meaningful Service to Elders (Wherever They Choose to Live and Die)
ROOM: Grand B

The Pioneer Network is committed to changing the culture of aging in America — not just in residential, age-segregated settings, but outside of these settings as well. This session's cutting edge think-tank approach is bigger than how we help individuals. It asks those of us who serve elders (in all kinds of settings) to look inwardly at our own attitudes toward dying and death, as shaped by our professional experiences with witnessing end-of-life dilemmas in multiple contexts. We will also be challenged to think out loud about how to change the culture of our workplaces to better serve elders in this crucial aspect of life.

Wendy Lustbader, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

Session E4
Reframing the Organization / One of the Three Pillars of Culture Change – But What do you mean: "We're going to work differently"?
ROOM: Rosemont A-B

Renewal of the spirit, renovating into home, and reframing the work we do to bring decisions to the elders, or as close as possible, are the three pillars of culture change. This session will focus on reframing - changing the organizational design, new roles, versatile work and the outcomes experienced by a variety of homes. Come hear from those who are doing it, and take home practical ideas to continue your journey of deep change.

Megan Hannan, Executive Leader, Action Pact, Inc.
Wendy Ager, Administrator, Western Homes Communities
Nancy Hamilton, Administrator, Hearthstone
Brad Stanford, Assistant Administrator, Rosedale Green

Session E5
The Journeys of Persons with Younger Onset Alzheimer's and their Family Members
ROOM: International D-E-F

For 10 years, the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center has offered "Without Warning", a unique program for people with younger onset Alzheimer's disease and their family members. "Without Warning" members speak often of identity, purpose, frustration, connection, confusion, loss, grief, and family. They show us the strength of facing life's challenges with honesty, humor and grace. Ultimately, they show the importance of staying in community, going through the journey with others who understand and embrace you unconditionally. Through hearing their journey stories, we learn much about each other and ourselves.

Susan Frick, Social Worker, Rush Alzheimer Disease Center

Session E6
Optimizing Medication Systems and Usage Through a Collaborative Learning Environment
ROOM: London International

Evidence shows that quality of life improves significantly when medication use is optimized, rather than maximized. Through person-directed approaches, providers can more effectively assess the risks, burdens, benefits, and prognosis for the resident, all of which drive decisions about medication use. This session focuses on a Colorado-based project focused on optimizing resident medication use, from prescribing through administration. Based on a learning collaborative model, this project revealed that intensive learning environments composed of small participant groups have the potential to deeply integrate and apply learning, leading to stronger outcomes that are then internally replicated in other parts of the organization.

Vickie Burlew, Health Care Consultant, Lebenbom & Rothman, P.C.
Denise Hyde, Community Builder, The Eden Alternative

Session E7
The Role of Therapy in Cognition-Establishing "Real Lifestyles" in Treatment of Persons with Cognitive Loss

This session will discuss the characteristics of cognitive levels in relation to functional activities. We will review the cognitive abilities in relation to "Real Lifestyles" with respect to person-centered programs to enhance meaningful and purposeful activities of daily living. The goal is to improve the overall quality of life for individuals with cognitive loss. This session will also discuss how to implement ability-based activities appropriate for various cognitive levels.

Theresa Meyer, Operational Consultant, RehabCare
Tonya Freeman, Operational Consultant, RehabCare

Session E8
Planning & Implementing Organizational Change: What Does It Look Like & How Does It Work?
ROOM: United A-B

Providers from two different settings will share specific lessons they are learning as they plan and implement strategies to change the cultures of their organizations. They will share all aspects from discovering the need for change, to forming teams, to shaping and using the potential of the environment in all its aspects: physical, organizational, psycho/social/spiritual, and finally to observing successful change in the cultures of their organizations.

Walter Coffey, President/CEO, LeadingAge Georgia
Mark Lowell, Executive Director, St. George Village
Mary Anderson, Director of Wellness and Vitality, St. George Village
Meredith Swinford, St. George Village
David Sprowl, Executive Director, Lutheran Towers

Session E9
Lessons Learned in Developing a Shoestring-Budget Household Model of Nursing Home Care for Individuals with Dementia
ROOM: International A-B-C

Are you interested in a household model but don't have a new building in your immediate future? Hear how our residence had the opportunity to create a "rehearsal" person-directed household within our existing residence without significant renovations or the addition of staff. This session will include information on what we mean by "rehearsal" household, the steering team, resource utilization, promoting growth and development in our residents and staff, communicating ideas and monitoring quality. We will share lessons learned along the way and discuss ways to start the implementation process to create a home environment for residents. Come join us on our journey in progress.

Rebecca Rieber, Recreation Therapy Manager, Lakeview Health Center
Kari Coaty, Household Coordinator, Lakeview Health Center
Paul Kaiser, Social Worker, Lakeview Health Center
Erica Schultz, Nurse Quality Manager, Lakeview Health Center
Anne Sommers, Nurse Manager, Lakeview Health Center
Wanda Plachecki, Administrator, Lakeview Health Center

Session E10
Making an Impact in Neurological Disorders: Engagement through Expressive Arts and MIND App
ROOM: Heathrow A-B

This program will review the MIND technology created by General Electric (GE Healthcare) specifically for uses in expressive arts therapies and their impact on treatment and care for persons affected by neurological disorders. Participants will learn how to access and effectively utilize GE's cutting-edge art, music, and movement applications for the use of persons living with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and related dementias. Additionally, other arts interventions for community-based arts communities will be discussed, as well as methods for identifying cognitive symptomatic change interventions for clients experiencing memory loss.

Angel Duncan, Clinician, Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida

Session E11
Educating the Next Generation of Nurses in Person-Directed Care through Exemplary Clinical Experiences in Nursing Homes
ROOM: Florence

Learn about how your organization can be a place to foster enthusiasm in nursing students about working with elders in long-term care and develop competency in providing person-directed care. This session will provide specific strategies about how to partner with schools of nursing and engage your nursing staff in being the guides and mentors for nursing students in providing person-directed care. This model of clinical teaching shifts the paradigm to co-create exemplary clinical experiences for nursing students resulting in their desire to be employed in your organization with competence in providing person-directed care.

Christine Mueller, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Nursing - University of Minnesota

Session E12
Measuring Your Culture Change Journey through Certification
ROOM: DaVinci A-B

Measuring culture change may be elusive and while "certification" implies an "end" and there is no end on a culture change journey, certification can be instrumental in defining the path and celebrating the successes along the way. In this session, participants will learn the value of a certification program and be provided insight and resources to advance and measure their culture change efforts through the development of their own certification program.

Janice McCoy, Consultant, ABCM Corporation

Session E13
Care Plans that Support Living
ROOM: Grand A

Are your care plans computer-program generated plans that meet the requirements, but aren't really very individualized? This session will overview a collaborative care planning process that blends medical and clinical information with elements that add happiness and quality of life. Learn how to create distinctive, individualized plans of well-being that reflect the unique person they are written to support and care for.

Lynda Crandall, Executive Director, Pioneer Network

 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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