2018 Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
Thank you for joining us for the 2018 Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference on June 14 - 15, 2018 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. This two-day conference brought together professional long-term caregivers from across the St. Louis region to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options. Participants visited with 37 sponsors who showcased long-term care services provided across Greater St. Louis. In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earned 7.00 CEUs each day. To read more about the conference content, view our full conference program.
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"The topics covered by the speakers were so relevant to my interests and the current needs of my community. Some of this information isn't being spoken about anywhere else." - Conference Attendee
Morning Keynote Speaker
Digital Medicine: Extreme Engagement Through Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Outcomes in Long-Term Care
How can the increasingly cited promise of artificial intelligence and timely clinical data combine to drive long-term outcomes for long-term care? This session explores three crucial pillars of outpatient engagement in the context of value-based care in the management of high-risk and rising-risk resident populations.
1. It's not the data it's how you use it. Why data all have a shelf life: how to know your data is defunct.
Luncheon Keynote Speakers
Innovative Concepts in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Dining
A lively panel discussion on innovative dining concepts in long-term care. Bringing creativity to food preparation, trying new recipes, new cooking techniques and food combinations, and flavor enhancements along with new dining options is key to enhancing the residents' experiences and creating a home-like environment.
Speakers: Mark Golliday, Food and Beverage Director, Friendship Village Chesterfield; Mark Dubro, Executive Chef, The Sheridan at Creve Coeur; Lila Shepley, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, A+ Aging
Delivering the Care: New CMS Regulations and the New Survey Process
Shelly Williamson, Administrator, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Department of Health and Senior Services. The Head of the survey process in Missouri spoke about the rollout process of new survey guidlines and CMS regulations and touched on the lessons learned, providing attendees with an understanding of the new CMS requirements, knowledge on the differences between the old survey process and the new survey process, and tips on how to utilize the new survey process as a tool to improve the quality of their services.
Behavior Management of Personality Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury
Cynthia E. Baker, LCSW, CSW Gerontology Regional Clinical Manager and Social Work Consultant, Deer Oaks Behavioral Health - Providing care in community-based and home-based settings presents significant challenges when those we care for have serious personality disorders or traumatic brain injuries. This presentation provided attendees with key information and increased understanding about types and symptoms of personality disorders. Attendees learned helpful behavior intervention strategies for working with this resident/client population. In addition, attendees learned strategies for constructive and supportive behavior management for residents with traumatic brain injury.
The Value of Health Information Exchange (HIE) to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations in Post-Acute Care
Susan Shumate, RN, HIT Coordinator, MOQI, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri - This session described the value propositions for stakeholders in an HIE network in post-acute care nursing homes; identified processes of care crucial for achieving value propositions in an HIE network to prevent avoidable hospitalizations; gave potential solutions to common barriers to HIE in post-acute care and construct some strategies using health IT in care delivery to help attain value propositions and prevent avoidable hospitalizations.
In Their Shoes: What Living as a Resident Can Teach Long-Term Care Staff
Leslie Pedtke, LNHA, Educator for Quality Improvement and Owner of King Management - In this session, attendees were provided with the experience of staff members who spent time living as a resident of a long-term care facility. This presentation gave attendees an opportunity to feel what is like to draw a challenge and have that feeling of dependency and helplessness that many residents experience on a daily basis.
Panel Discussion on Hot Topics in Long-Term Care
Jonathan McCrary, Attorney, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard: Disaster Relief – You and Your Emergency Preparedness Plan. This presentation covered issues faced by senior living communities across the country during recent natural disasters in California, Florida and Texas, the issues faced by those facilities in caring for their residents during those emergencies and how the recently revised CMS regulations have changed the emergency preparedness requirements. The attendees learned about what they need to do to be in compliance with the CMS regulations on emergency preparedness.
Jamie Bracewell, Attorney, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard: “Everybody is Recording Something” – Social Media and “Granny Cams” in Senior Living. Expanded CMS regulations instituted November 2017, require long-term care communities to develop, implement, review and revise its written abuse prevention policies including prevention of mental abuse through the use of photographs and recordings. This addressed social media use by residents, family members and staff, what is permitted and not-permitted by law. Also discussed was the placement of cameras in residents' rooms allowed by legislation in several states as a protection against abuse and neglect and how these devises are being used in neighboring states.
Nicole Larch, Attorney, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard: How to Say “Sorry” – The Easiest Way to Avoid a Lawsuit. This presentation discussed ways to ease the concerns of an angry resident or family member, apologize if an error has been made and hopefully alleviate the need for contentious litigation. This presentation offered a simple but effective technique for stemming the ever increasing tide of senior living litigation. The attendees also learned about diffusing contentious situations and avoiding litigation.
Addressing Sexual Abuse in Long-Term Care Settings, Part 1
Karla Vierthaler, MPA, Advocacy and Resources Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA; Christopher J. Dubble, MSW, Director, Institute on Protective Services, Temple University, Harrisburg, PA - Sexual violence can impact a person at any point across the lifespan. People in later life who experience sexual violence are often overseen or ignored. National experts presented here with a focus on sexual violence in later life, and the impact sexual abuse can have on older adults as well as the dynamics of working with elder victims. Age-related disabilities, diverse living situations, and ageism are barriers to reporting. There are also many risk factors for sexual violence associated with the aging process. Part 1 of this presentation provided an overview of sexual assault and abuse in long-term care settings and in the community.
Insights in Working with Families, Psychosocial Care and Advance Care Planning Techniques
Angelita Pritchett, MSW, LMSW, Care Transitions Coach, MOQI, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri - So often, residents/clients and families are not aware of how their disease could impact their lives and how their choices affect their quality of life. Plan with them what to do the next time a symptom is exacerbated. Ask the question if the care plan should focus on curative measures or quality of life goals. By being proactive in these cases, it will help the resident/client be able to know their plan of care and may relieve some anxiety they are feeling about their condition. This session was invaluable to long-term care staff, home care agencies and families about choices and how these choices may impact their quality or quantity of life.
Addressing Sexual Abuse in Long-Term Care Settings, Part 2
Christopher J. Dubble, MSW, Director, Institute on Protective Services, Temple University, Harrisburg, PA; Karla Vierthaler, MPA, Advocacy and Resources Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA - As caregivers, we have a responsibility to keep those in our care safe from all forms of abuse, including sexual violence. While there is no guarantee that any community can prevent sexual abuse from occurring, an approach to address the issue that includes appropriate policies and procedures and multiple trainings has proven to be effective. Effective policies would address mandated reporting requirements and procedures, clear guidelines around resident rights and definitions of abuse, creating a culture where abuse is unacceptable, and how to care for a survivor of sexual abuse in the facility. Training would be around sexual abuse in general and provide clarity and rationale for the policies outlined.
Conference Post Intensive - High Performance Staffing
Systems for Success with the Requirements of Participation: A Nursing Home Leader’s Guide
The new Requirements for Participation emphasize two key elements: quality improvement and person-centered care. In this highly interactive session, participants examined their current systems for engaging staff in teamwork and communication, and learned how to put in place daily systems to support high quality individualized care. The session specifically applied these systems to behavioral health, improving dementia care and person-centered care planning.
Barbara Frank and Cathie Brady, co-founders of B&F Consulting - Barbara and Cathy help nursing homes be better places to live and work. They focus on the how of change. They provide step-by-step help to achieve staff stability and to involve staff in working well together every day. They explain how to implement systems for involving everyone in improving every day care. With David Farrell, they co-authored A Long Term Care Leader’s Guide to High Performance: Doing Better Together (Health Professions Press 2018) and Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care: What You Do Matters (Health Professions Press 2011). Barbara helped establish the national network of ombudsman programs and served for four years as Connecticut’s State LTC Ombudsman. Cathie Brady has more than thirty years’ experience providing services and advocating for the elderly in a variety of settings, including serving as Executive Director of the Department of Aging Services for the city of Bristol, Connecticut, and for 10 years as the Regional LTC Ombudsman for Eastern Connecticut. Cathie directed the Connecticut Culture Change Initiative
High Performance Leadership: A Nursing Home Leader’s Guide
The session examined what effective leaders consistently do and say to trigger and sustain high staff engagement. The session facilitator, a skilled nursing facility administrator, highlighted how he focuses on making specific changes to create the conditions to bring out the best in staff.
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David Farrell, MSW, LHNA, Telecare Corporation - David is a licensed nursing home administrator who has spent over 30 years in the health care profession. He has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology and administration from Boston College. Throughout his career in various leadership positions, David has advocated for patient-centered care using quality improvement practices. A published author and nationally recognized leader in the post-acute care field, his award winning book, “Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care: What You Do Matters!” co-authored with Barbara Frank and Cathie Brady, has received widespread acclaim. David is the Vice President of Subacute Services at Telecare Corporation.
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