If you are working in long-term care and want to explore trends and developments in our field and shares best practices as well as innovative solutions to issues related to long-term care, while earning CEUs, this conference is for you!
Due to the threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to older populations, especially those in community living environments, VOYCE will host its 9th Annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference in a VIRTUAL format this year! We are excited to bring you a series of webinars discussing lessons learned, best practices, policies, next steps for long-term care, and MORE from local experts.
More information on speakers and schedules will become available as soon as possible. Thank you for your flexibility!
Where: ONLINE! See you on Zoom!
September 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Legal Rights for Residents in End-of-Life Planning with Paul Gantner, Attorney, Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, LLC
The COVID-19 pandemic raised many questions about preparing for the end of life. Residents should be encouraged to carefully examine their rights and options in specifying end-of-life care, disease and pain management, and estate planning. Attorney Paul Gantner will discuss what those options are and what staff need to know while both helping residents plan and while caring for them.
September 29, 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Disaster Preparedness for Long-Term Care Organizations with Debbie Pool, QIPMO Clinical Educator, St. Louis area
The pandemic took us all by surprise, but without a doubt affected long-term care organizations to a disproportionate degree. Many of the challenges faced were a result of insufficient planning for the worst-case scenarios - caregiving organizations rushed to design quarantine infrastructure, implement patient care and administrative policies, and gather adequate PPE and other supplies to maintain their resident census. Now that we know the impossible is, in fact, possible, the LTC industry should ensure that procedures are in place for future crises. Debbie Pool of QIPMO will discuss the considerations, best practices, and tools that LTC staff can utilize to craft and maintain effective disaster preparedness policies that ensure the well-being of residents.
October 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Reflections on Changes to LTC Pt. 2: Money Follows the Person, Assisted Living, and Residential Care
October 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Opioid Epidemic in Long-Term Care: Challenges and Solutions for Care Providers with Amy Konsewicz, MSW, Team Leader Outpatient Behavioral Health, SSM Health and Bethany Bramwell, BSPharm, BCGP, Clinical Consultant Pharmacist and Director of Clinical Services, Guardian Pharmacy
July 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Resident Rights and the Ombudsman Program with Chien Hung, MSW, MA-G, Program Director, VOYCE Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Learn what rights long-term care residents have to make their own care and lifestyle choices. VOYCE Program Director Chien Hung will also discuss how the various Ombudsman Programs across Missouri can assist facilities in providing high-quality care for senior and disabled populations.
July 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Reflections on Changes to Long-Term Care Due to COVID-19 with Jennifer Gettman, CEO McClay Senior Services; David Murphy, CEO, REACH LTC; and Ryan Whittington, CEO, Seniors Home Care
Panelists discuss the challenges, triumphs, and lessons from COVID-19 and examine where long-term care goes from here.
July 21, 1:30 - 2:30 pm: "Tele" Me About It: Tele- and Virtual-Health Innovations in Long-Term Care with Bart Andrews, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Behavioral Health Response; Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACD, CMD, Medical Director of Post Acute Care Services, BJC Medical Group ACO; Bill Wynn, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Virtusense Technologies
During this panel discussion, leaders in the healthcare community will present considerations for implementing tech-health in a variety of long-term care settings.
July 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Mental Health Needs of Staff and Residents in Crisis with Amy Michaelson, Palliative Care Coordinator, VNA Advanced Illness Management and Tara Stevens, MS, MA, LPC, CCTP, Community Engagement Liaison, Behavioral Health Response.
When vulnerable populations experience a crisis, both residents and their caretakers are left coping with lingering distress. This session will present the negative mental health effects faced by residents and staff and how we can help them cope.
August 4, 12:00-1:00 pm: Weathering Storms: Managing COVID-19 at the Nation’s Oldest African American-Founded Nursing Home with Danny R. Williams, JD, MNO, LNHA, President and CEO, Eliza Bryant Village
Join Danny Williams, CEO of Eliza Bryant Village in Cleveland, OH. Eliza Bryant Village has the impressive distinction of being the nation’s oldest continually operating African American-founded long-term care community. Mr. Williams will discuss policies and procedures, resources, and anecdotes of caring for a predominately minority population during COVID-19, the pandemic virus disproportionately affecting minority and older populations. He will share how Eliza Bryant Village has (thus far) survived the threat of co-morbidities, financial difficulties, and politics that affect the predominately African American population it serves.
August 18, 12:00-1:00 pm: Authorized Electronic Monitoring in LTC Facilities with Missouri Representative Jim Murphy and Nicole Lynch, MSW, Grants and Public Policy Coordinator, VOYCE
This panel discussion will examine all of the details of the recently passed bipartisan Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act (Missouri House Bill 1387). Topics include benefits of Electronic Monitoring to both residents and staff, common concerns regarding provisions of the law, and details of legal implementation.
September 1, 12:00 -1:00 pm: Ethics of Shared Medical Decision Making in a Time of COVID: when worse case scenarios are all too real with John G. Carney, MEd, President and CEO of Center for Practical Bioethics
Myriad ethical issues impacting persons at high risk for poor health outcomes have seriously impact older adults and those living with chronic and life-limiting conditions in recent months, especially those receiving care in acute and congregate living settings. Tools and resources to assist with accelerated advance care planning can be used to elicit treatment preferences, manage stressful family communication, and clarify goals of care that can be implemented even in times of crisis.
Partner with us in bringing innovation and high-quality care to Missouri seniors and disabled! We are thrilled that our new *virtual* direction allows us to reach long-term care caregivers across the entire state, providing vital education even outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Sponsorship reflects your commitment to support educational programming for professionals and consumers of long-term care and their families.
We have restructured our benefits packages this year to accommodate the online format. Each sponsorship level includes a designated number of all-day registrations (non-CEUs; includes lunch) for representatives of your organization to attend the entire conference. We are always happy to discuss the unique needs of your organization!
To find out how your organization can support vulnerable populations in the great Show Me State, contact Meaghan Bailey, Administrative and Development Coordinator, at 314-919-2410 or email@example.com.
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