Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Conference
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 7.25 CEUs, this conference is for you!
VOYCE hosts the 8th annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference on June 13, 2019 to answer these questions and bring together the long-term care community.
This all-day, educational conference brings together professional long-term leaders and caregivers to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options.
When: June 13, 2019 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
Registration (includes continental breakfast and lunch):
Long Term Care Professionals Registration Without CEUs: $75 Early Bird Special Through May 15, $85 Thereafter
Long Term Care Professionals Registration With CEUs: $125 Early Bird Special Through May 15, $135 Thereafter
Administrators and Social Workers: opportunity to earn 7.25 CEUs on day one!
Proven Technologies for Recruiting Talented Coworkers and Superior Staff Retention
It's All About the Culture! Workforce Development for All Levels
Organizations can reap substantial, tangible outcomes through a consistent, stable, and dedicated workforce that directly improves residents' care and better meets the expectations of families. But how do successful organizations retain coworkers and find the talent they need to grow and prosper? What has proven to really reduce turnover and increase retention? Using teams, providers can create an "Employer of Choice" culture in as little as 5 months. Laser-specific targeting of key tactics, initiated, and continued on a weekly basis, will measurably improve recruitment, targeted selection, and turnover reduction. This session will focus on the detailed methods, programs, and proven efforts of your healthcare peers. Current organizations' success stories will be shared, with specific examples of how resident care has been enhanced and impacted because of reduced employee turnover.
Speaker: Clint Maun, CSP, is co-founder of Maun-Lemke Speaking and Consulting, LLC. If you have not attended a Clint Maun program before, you're in for a treat! Not only will he enlighten you with proven, innovating ideas and information that he's implemented in thousands of organizations nationwide, but he'll also make you feel good about choosing healthcare as your profession. Clint Maun is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare consulting, speaking, and research. He's one of the select few to receive the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation of distinction from the National Speakers' Association.
Clint's entire career experience has been in healthcare. A unique combination of Missouri farm background and educational study in psychology, focused in the healthcare profession and delivered through humorous stories, lessons, and examples, lets you know he's "been there." Clint's dedication to the healthcare profession is evident as he brings advocacy for positive self-esteem and motivation to a new level. His free daily podcast, available on ClintCast.com, has gained a loyal and global audience. By the close of Clint's keynote presentation, you'll be eager to try his ideas. Implementing Clint's healthcare concepts are highly effective in "Changing the Rules of Healthcare."
Without a Home: Transfer and Discharge Dos and Don'ts
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released revised nursing facility regulations for involuntary transfers and discharges of residents. Facilities may still initiate transfers/discharges using one of six specified circumstances. These changes have created some confusion among long-term care staff, particularly in light of CMS' new requirement to provide a list of transfers to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Learn the new requirements and work through case studies demonstrating best practice implementation of these new regulations.
Speaker: Tracy Niekamp, Assistant Administrator, The Section for Long-Term Care Regulations, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Partnering with Family Members in the Care of Their Loved Ones with Dementia
Having meaningful interactions with a person living with dementia starts with understanding their behavior. Long-term care staff members will learn techniques to enable family members to interact with their loved ones with dementia. As the disease progression occurs, family members have difficulty dealing with, and are upset by, the changes in behavior of their loved ones. Staff can play a critical role in partnering with the family as co-caregivers by teaching these techniques to change the family's approach. In this session, you will understand the link between behavior and communication for people living with dementia; identify and remove triggers that cause problem behaviors, and identify strategies to support and have meaningful engagements with people with dementia. Learn how to better understand the family's perspective when mom and dad act in a way they can no longer recognize or understand.
Speaker: Leslie Pedtke, LHNA, Educator for Quality Improvement and Owner, King Management
The Guide to Guardianship: Balancing Resident Rights
The law has long been clear that an adult who is able to give informed consent to medical treatment has the sole right and authority to make those decisions. Advanced Directives, Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, and Living Wills are put in place to document the wishes of the individual. Residency in a nursing home does not diminish these rights, except where capacity is lacking. The law concerning who has authority to make medical decisions if an adult lacks capacity involves such legal topics as Power of Attorney, Guardianship, and Conservatorship. What is the balance between resident rights versus the authority of the guardian? Hear from a Public Administrator and a State Surveyor on the balance of these rights. Also hear about the new regulations enacted by Missouri's rewrite of the guardianship and conservatorship laws, passed in 2018.
Speakers: Jill Hanley, Public Administrator, St. Louis city and Michael Ponder, Regional Manager, Region 7, DHSS Division of Regulation and Licensure
Activity Refresh: Younger Populations in Long-Term Care
In Missouri, 30% of long-term care residents are under the age of 55. Some of these residents have psychiatric diagnoses but are physically able; others are physically disabled but cognitively intact. Both of these populations have one thing in common: the desire to find purpose and to participate in age-appropriate activities even though they are in long-term care. The CMS survey process is increasingly focused on person-centered care, particularly with the implementation of Phase III on November 28, 2019. With this implementation, activities are an ever-more important component of quality of life considerations, In this session, attendees will learn about activity options that will engage a younger population of long-term care residents to create greater fulfillment.
Speakers: Katrie Spink, Director of Lifestyle Enrichment, LSS Meramec Bluffs; Sandi Antalick, Activity Director, Dolan Memory Care Homes; and Christine Baker, Senior Life Enrichment Director, Stonecrest Senior Living
Right to Die and Suicide Prevention in Older Populations
Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to suicide as they experience one of the most common conditions associated with suicide: depression. Depression can range in severity and can occur at any time during a resident's placement in a nursing home. Depression ranges in prevalence from 22.2% (among hospice patients) to 48.5% (among general nursing home residents). However, depression continues to be "under-recognized and undertreated" in nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care settings. How should staff respond to signs of depression and suicidal ideation of long-term care residents, and what suicide prevention resources can be accessed in the community?
Suicial ideation raises problems that are not just clinical but also ethical: how do we separate the desire to die from a legitimate expression of patient autonomy? Should we do so at all? As "aid in dying" continues to become legal in a number of U.S. States, these questions will grow in importance.
Speaker: Harold Braswell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll in Long-Term Care
The generation of baby boomers is now entering long-term care settings and bringing a new dynamic to the culture and practice of preference-based living. This session will address sexual rights and safer sex practices for all residents in nursing homes, and discuss how to promote ongoing sex education for long-term care staff and residents. Participants will learn how to assess for the capacity to provide sexual consent when cognitive impairment of psychiatric disorders complicate the picture. This session will also address more specific needs and preference of long-term care residents who are LGBTQ+.
Speakers: Ann Steffen, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Gerontology, University of Missouri St. Louis and Dan Stewart, MSG, Special Programs Coordinator, PROMO
Become a Sponsor
Consider a sponsorship for access to more than 300 long-term care providers, individuals seeking long-term care and their families. Sponsorship reflects your commitment to support educational programming for professionals and consumers of long-term care and their families.
By supporting the work of VOYCE, your organization gains excellent visibility through signage, recognition and printed material at the conference as well as advance exposure through VOYCE e-marketing, the VOYCE website and other online media platforms. Learn about Sponsor Levels and Benefits.
Each sponsorship level includes a designated number of all-day registrations (non-CEUs; includes lunch) for representatives of your organization to attend this full day. Depending on the sponsorship level, your organization also may receive additional benefits. Check out the list of specified benefits for each sponsorship level on the Sponsorship Commitment Form.
If you have any questions, contact Meaghan Bailey, Administrative and Development Associate, at 314-919-2400. Learn More Here
Secure your sponsorship for the 2019 Conference by following the link below!
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