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Education Session F

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 2:15 to 3:45 pm

Session F1
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association "essentiALZ® Dementia Care Certification Program":
Using a Golden Compass to Navigate Toward Excellence in Assisted Living Memory Care
ROOM: Rosemont C-D

Lutheran Senior Services has been providing care to individuals living with dementia for a number of years. It has been good care – but is it the best it can be? Are the residents in our communities living the best life they can live? Are the best practices in one community being shared with other communities? In pondering these questions, the concept of developing Gold Standards for our Memory Care Neighborhoods was born. In this session, we will share with you the development, implementation and initial outcomes achieved over the past year as we have implemented Assisted Living Memory Care Gold Standards.

Joan Devine, Director of Performance Improvement, Lutheran Senior Services
Sherry King, Executive Director, Heisinger Bluffs

Session F2
Designing a Better Bathroom: Research into Ideal Grab Bar Configurations

The Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) are designed to support independence in everyday activities, recommending grab bar placement at toilets to support a side-slide transfer. Yet many elders do not have the upper body strength/mobility to do a sliding transfer onto a toilet. Further, many elders require assistance from care partners to transfer safely. Recent research has compared ADAAG compliant grab bar design with bi-lateral fold up grab bars. Results of user preference and biomechanical studies suggest a different configuration may better support how elders, independently or with assistance, actually transfer on and off of the toilet. This session will provide current information and conclusions from this research.

Margaret Calkins, President, IDEAS Institute
Jon Sanford, Director, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Tech

Session F3
Family Matters: Creating Person-Centered Care Partners
ROOM: Florence

Many discussions about person-centered care that include the family of residents are focused on the challenges of working with family members or how they stand in the way of person-centered care. Not this one! We will explore the importance of creating person-centered care partners out of the residents' family members. The barriers that make this relationship difficult and solutions for overcoming them will be discussed. Individualized care plans and acceptance of risk are critical pieces of person-centered care and we'll show you how family partners can be an integral part of these processes.

Stephanie Gfeller, Long-Term Care Program Coordinator, Kansas State University Center on Aging
Judy Miller, Project Consultant, PEAK 2.0 Kansas State University

Session F4
Creating a World Steeped in Independence, Wellness, and Integrated Care Delivery: Learn How to Collaborate with Hospitals and Healthy Living Providers
ROOM: London International

Through this experience, you will examine the integration of primary, acute and post-acute healthcare services within an inter-generational living community and healthy living center. Evaluate an example that is mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented, includes restaurants, retail, office space, a short-term stay recovery hotel, long-term care, assisted living and independent living as well as homes for people of all ages. Explore the exciting values of high involvement –all stakeholders - the elders, staff, board, donors and community in an exciting partnership. Think village and create community as you listen to Carter Catlett Williams call on us to eliminate "ghettos" of old age or single age culture ... because we belong together!

Steve Shields, CEO, Action Pact, Inc.
Martin Dickmann, CFO, Action Pact, Inc.
Chris Cole, Chief Development Officer, Action Pact, Inc.

Session F5
Emotional Memory as a Pathway to Connection and Meaningful Experiences for People Living with Dementia
ROOM: DaVinci A-B

All people continue to experience emotional memories, or the memory of feelings, long after an event has passed. For those with dementia, their emotional experience of the world around them may be heightened. While they may no longer recall an event, they are still filled with feelings from the emotional memory of the experience. This retained emotional memory continues to impact the person's affect and mood for hours or days. This session will teach care partners how to have a powerful impact by generating positive emotional memories from experiences of connectedness, happiness, joy, love, humor and hope, thus creating the conditions for a richer and more meaningful life.

Jennifer Weiss, Director of Humanities, The Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut
Eileen O'Connor, Director of Nursing Services, The Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut
Michael Smith, CEO, The Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut

Session F6
Who is the "Person" in Person-Centered Care?
ROOM: Grand B

Everyone involved in eldercare is a "person" and has needs. We cannot be "person" centered by just being centered on the person receiving care. Who are the individuals involved in eldercare? What are their unfulfilled needs? As human beings we share common needs: To be; to become; to do your best; to belong and to go beyond. How does this apply to managers, caregivers, care receivers and their families? This session will explore how the notion of "person" centeredness applies to each of these "persons".

Mary Tellis-Nayak, Vice President, Quality Initiatives, MyInnerView / National Research Corporation

Session F7
ManActive: Getting Men Engaged in Living Life to the Fullest
ROOM: Rosemont A-B

Most activity plans or Life Enrichment programs continue to be based around large group activities. These activities often include crafts, cooking and maybe even visits from the Red Hat Society. The reality is that these types of activities appeal more to women. This session will explore a variety of ways to get men more engaged with living active lifestyles, whatever the setting of care. Ideas for independent leisure pursuits, small peer group development and other options will be discussed.

Glenn Blacklock, Consultant/Trainer, Action Pact, Inc.

Session F8
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Knowing the Real Person, Including the Quirks and Challenges
ROOM: Heathrow A-B

As human beings, our stories begin from birth. Culture change begins here, in the individual's first words and steps, the gaining of knowledge and skills, and ultimately forming a purpose in life. For the caregiver of someone with dementia, recording the life history is imperative in providing a quality of life for that person and adopting a person-centered philosophy beginning at home. In this session, you will practice how to be thorough in capturing the good, the bad and the ugly in the person with dementia – the REAL person—to make the best possible plan of care at home or for transitioning to other settings.

Dana Territo, Director of Services, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
Katherine Schillings, Licensed Social Worker/Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Session F9
Person-Centered Care Leadership: Meeting the Challenges Together
ROOM: Grand C

The leadership challenges for person-centered care are HUGE. This transformation begins with and depends upon the formal leaders' ability and willingness to transform themselves first, then to change the context of their communities so that others may embrace their own growth and transformation. In this session, join other formal leaders on this journey as we support each other in meeting our own leadership challenges. A group discussion facilitated by the Guides will speak to your individual challenges. Come be a part of this dynamic process of growing and becoming better leaders in person-centered care.

Nancy Fox, Chief Life Enhancement Officer, Vivago Quality Health Partners
Denise Hyde, Community Builder, The Eden Alternative

Session F10
Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care
ROOM: International A-B-C

During this session, we will practice self-examination, searching for new opportunities for doing better, as it relates to teamwork between nurses and nursing assistants. We will review the concept of teamwork; what attitudes, beliefs, values, knowledge, and behaviors promote teamwork and those that stifle it. We will review research findings about personal characteristics and behaviors that promote teamwork in our work setting. We will practice using communication skills that promote teamwork, using situations and scenarios familiar to those working in nursing homes.

Mary Dellefield, Research Nurse Scientist, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Session F11
The "A" Word
ROOM: United A-B

The good news is we are hearing more and more about the "A" word (aging). We are bombarded with statistics about the "greying" world, how to age "successfully", and even in light of pervasive ageism, some positivity about growing older. Yet, when we do talk about it, are we having the right conversations? It often seems like no one really wants to talk about the "A" word - what it means for each of us as individuals, as well as the possibilities and challenges. Or is it really ageism that we are worried about? Come help us sort things out.

Sonya Barsness, Owner, SBC Consulting, LLC
Karen Stobbe, Owner, In The Moment

Session F12
A Pioneer in Culture Change: Providence Mt. St. Vincent 25 Windy Years Later!
ROOM: International D-E-F

In 1990 Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle began its journey of "culture change". Simultaneously, this session Guide started her Ph.D. studies and did a single case study there. Where is "The Mount" now? What lessons can be learned? This session will answer these questions through documentation, photos and stories from residents, staff, volunteers, and families of these past 25 years. You will also have the opportunity to compare your Journey to "The Mount", considering successes and key barriers along the way.

Jeannette Franks, Gerontologist, Seattle

 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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