2017 Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
Thank you for joining us for the 2017 Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference on June 8 - 9, 2017 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. This two-day conference brought together almost 400 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 48 sponsors who showcased long-term care services across Greater St. Louis. In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earned 7.25 CEUs. View program here.
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Morning Keynote Speakers
Riding the Waves of Change - Professional Track
Presented by nationally-known authority, Lisa Thomson, LNHA, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Pathway Health Services
The “waves of change” are now engulfing the long-term care industry. Did you prepare for the future or are you drowning? It’s not too late to meet the challenges impacting providers and their organizations. Leave with leadership strategies and an implementation plan to immediately apply to your communities. The time for action is now!
The Brain Body Connection: Staying Vibrant Through Your Golden Years - Community Track
Presented by Joan Sievert, Clinical Social Work Supervisor/Quality Services Manager
The aging process takes its toll on both our physical and brain health. However, knowing the triggers for this decline provides effective prevention strategies to remain vibrant. Hear how to maximize your chances of your later years truly being your "golden years."
Artfully Aging, Vitality Ballet and Support Dogs helped conference attendees discover fulfillment through creativity, movement and connection. Lifelong personal growth shouldn't end for residents in long-term care settings. Attendees learned about the empowering effects of the arts and the process of creative expression through visual art, dance and the health benefits, both physical and emotional, that dogs can provide for those in long-term care settings.
Listen to Artfully Aging, Vitality Ballet and Support dogs help you create fulfillment through creativity, movement and connection. Lifelong personal growth shouldn't end for residents in long-term care settings. Discover the empowering effects of the arts and the process of creative expression through visual art; excite your curiosity and push past perceived limitations through dance; and discover the health benefits, both physical and emotional, of a wagging tail or a sloppy wet kiss for those in long-term care settings.
Strategies to Help Ensure the Delivery and Maintenance of High Quality Patient Care
Acute and Post-Acute Collaborations by Daniel Rothery, President, BJC Home Care and Community Services. CMS initiatives are driving dramatic changes in how care is being delivered across the broad spectrum of post-acute providers. Relationships are being redefined and new paradigms are evolving between hospitals and long-term care communities. Learn what is important, what is measured and how a long-term care community must differentiate itself to survive and thrive in the new and evolving landscape.
Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative Journey - Sinclair School of Nursing by Marcia Flesner, Ph.D., RN, MHCH, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri; Cathy Murray, EdD, MBA, BHSM, RN, NHA, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri. Hear the findings of the 4-year federally-funded CMS project in Missouri nursing homes to reduce unnecessary transfers to hospitals, reduce antipsychotic use among residents with dementia and increase the use of advanced directives to assist with end of life planning for residents. The staff from the initiative and leaders from the nursing homes share their experiences and discuss the value and challenges of the initiative through a series of fast-paced, interactive videos.
CMS Regulations: Strategies for Implementation by nationally-known speaker Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging. He will examine the recently-revised federal nursing facility regulations. The new regulations are the first major revision since the regulations originally were released in the early 1990s, and cover virtually every aspect of nursing facility operations. The presentation will focus on how the regulations can be used to protect residents, and will include such important topics as admission, care planning, staffing, resident rights, community access, and transfer/discharge.
Unnecessary Drugs and Anti-psychotic Medication by Dr. John Morley, Dammert Professor of Gerontology, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Residents of longterm care communities are often times placed on antipsychotic medications despite having no proper diagnosis to warrant their use. In a recent study 68% of residents with dementia across 57 nursing home facilities were given antipsychotic drugs - the very individuals that the Food and Drug Administration warns are at serious risk of medical complications and death from taking antipsychotics. So why are they still being prescribed? This session will stress the problems of polypharmacy and drugs in older persons. It will outline the dangers of antipsychotic medications and provide more effective alternatives to drugs.
Falls Technology for CMS Initiatives by George Chronis, CEO, Foresite Healthcare. The best way to treat illnesses and other negative life events is to prevent them from happening. Earlier detection of deteriorating health conditions reduces hospitalizations and emergency room visits, lowers the cost of care and slows the progression through the continuum of care. Hear how technology can allows caregivers to make observations earlier, with more complete information, and then to act upon that information quickly.
Everything You Need to Know About Long-Term Care: Planning, Educating, Communicating and Advocating
Demystifying Long-Term Care Options by Katelyn Eichorst, MSW, VOYCE. Overwhelmed by all the options and services for long-term care that confront our parents and ultimately ourselves? Don’t wait for the unexpected to force you into action. Receive a primer on where to begin.
Community Resource Session with Vendors and One-On-One Time with Presenters. Browse through exhibits to connect with community resources and/or sign up for a one-on-one 15-minute time slot with conference speakers for coaching and advice. This will ensure you maximize the benefits of the conference, and leave with the information and resources you need to move forward.
Communication and Coaching Strategies for Improved Family Relationships by Sylvia Nissenboim, MSW, Lifework Transitions, LLC. Long-term care discussions can be stressful on families. Emergency health decisions, without proper planning, can tear a family apart. Ms. Nissenboim will coach families on how to work together as caregivers for the benefit of your loved ones and strengthen the family bonds.
Post Conference Intensive - June 9
Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, Executive Director, VOYCE poses with Support Dogs and Vitality Ballet.
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2017 Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference Committee
Daniel Rothery, President, BJC Home Care and Community Services
Marcia K. Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCH, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Cathy Murray, EdD, MBA, BHSM, RN, NHA, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
John Morley, MB, BCh, Dammert Professor of Gerontology, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Dr. George Chronis, CEO, CTO, Foresite Healthcare
Katelyn Eichorst, MSW, VOYCE, VOYCEconnect and Community Engagement Coordinator
Sylvia Nissenboim, MSW, LCSW, Lifework Transitions, LLC
David Farrell, MSW, LNHA
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