4th Annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference Was Another Success!
Thank you for joining us for the 2015 Annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference on June 12, 2015. This all-day conference at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel brought together almost 300 professional long-term caregivers with individuals and families from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options. Participants visited with 43 sponsors who showcased long-term care services across Greater St. Louis. In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earned 7 CEUs. View Workshop Program.
Morning Keynote Speakers
300 attendees listened to three panelists discuss what the future of long-term care may look like based on innovations within their own organizations.
Dr. Susan Pearson, Doctor of Osteopathy, Medical Director for Mercy Center for Palliative Care and board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care, discussed Mercy's Virtual Care Center and how technology is changing and improving the way in which long-term care recipients receive healthcare treatment.
Scott Mosher, Founder and Vice President of Business Development of SmartCare, discussed his company's ability to transform the experience of aging at home into one that is safe, affordable, and improves the lives of seniors and their families. SmartCare advances the integration of technologies with daily life activities. SmartCare has the technology to help one safely and successfully age in place.
Bryan Jefferson, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SmartCare, discussed SmartCare's ability to provide transparent care through nonintrusive, intuitive devices that monitor seniors' daily activities, reporting and helping caregivers respond to problems, making sure seniors are safe and remain active.
Jack Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Real Home Communities, LLC, discussed bringing the household model for long-term care communities back to Missouri by adopting The Greenhouse Project. This philosophy transforms the institutionalized version of long-term care by creating viable homes that create a real home environment with private room/baths, open kitchen and great room.
Adopting a Holistic Approach to Resident Wellness in Long-Term Care Communities
Joan Devine MA, BSN
Joan leads Person Centered Initiatives and facilitates active engagement in Culture Change for Lutheran Senior Services at the organizational level as well as with 10 Continuing Care Retirement Communities. At this year's conference, Joan debunked many myths associated with aging. The focus of Joan's presentation was culture change in regards to how we view the aging population.
As the Director of Palliative and Elder Care at Midwest Music Therapy, Teresa engaged the audience with several acoustic performances. Teresa was able to demonstrate the importance of music therapy and how music can help us connect and stay connected through all stages of aging.
Participants attended four breakout sessions throughout the day organized into two tracks for Professionals and members of the Community.
Strategies to Help Ensure the Delivery and Maintenance of High Quality Patient Care
Everything You Need to Know About Long-Term Care: Planning, Educating, Communicating, and Advocating
Approximately 300 attendees gained a wealth of information, CEU credits, or both during a full-day session, including access to 43 long-term care exhibitors to connect with community resources all in one place.
Forty-three sponsors gained access to nearly 300 long-term care providers, individuals seeking long-term care and their families. By supporting the work of VOYCE, these organizations received 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.
We thank our sponsors for their commitment to support educational programming for professionals and consumers of long-term care and their families. If you would like to be a sponsor for the June 2016 conference, please contact VOYCE Development Coordinator, Kristin Pendleton, at 314-919-2410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors!
View video of the 2015 conference highlights
Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, Executive Director, VOYCE
Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator, Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation & Licensure, State of Missouri
Dr. Gregory Alexander, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Dr. Amy Vogelsmeier, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Dave Walker, BSE, LNHA, LTC Leadership Coach, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Adrienne Holden, MSW, MPH, LMSW, ACSW, Care Transitions Coach, MOQI Project
Annette Lueckenotte, MSN, RN, FNGNA, Project Supervisor, Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Dr. Marcia K. Flesner, Ph.D., RN, MHCH, Clinical Educator, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
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