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Category Archives: Culture Change

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

July 23, 2015:  “Light ‘em Up or Let ‘em Go!”
Presenter:  Christopher Ridenhour, Director of Employee Engagement and Hospitality Training

Transforming organizational cultures requires each of us to become role models for the behaviors and attitudes we expect from others.  This session will be useful for anyone who recognizes they haven’t fully reached their full potential as a role model and champion for change; needs research-based tools for inspiring and motivating colleagues to higher levels of performance and cooperation; and seeks a clear road to establishing a positive and lasting leadership legacy.

Please visit for more information and to register for this webinar.

Making a Difference: Best Practices in Dementia Care

July 31, 2015:  Teepa Snow
Location:  Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO

After watching her role-play and hands on training, you will leave with techniques and an understanding of your dementia residents that you did not have before.  Return to your community with a new outlook and with resources that you can implement immediately to see results.  This seminar is hosted by Martin Bros Distributing Company, Inc. and the Missouri Health Care Association and has been approved for six (6) Patient Care hours.

Please see the brochure along with discount information on the MC5 website here or you Teepa Snow’s event page for the Columbia seminar located here.

Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative 2015 Do You…Webinar Series

Nationally-known speakers partner with Advancing Excellence to bring you subjects aligned with the 9 AE Campaign goals.  This series will be a great team-based training!  Sit with your staff and learn together how to make the latest topics work for you.  Choose 1 or all 10!  Webinars start July 1, 2015!

Please see the brochure here or visit the Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative website here for more information and to register.

2015 Pioneer Network Conference

August 2-5, 2015:  Navigating the Winds of Change
Location:  Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont/Chicago, Illinois

This year will be the 15th annual meeting put on by Pioneer Network and can be enjoyed by all – elders, families and other consumers, providers, owners, nurses, CNAs and direct care staff, physicians, social workers, activity staff, food service staff, maintenance staff, advocates, researchers, academicians and others interested in improving the lives of elders.  There are nearly 90 sessions offering the opportunity to learn about and discuss ways to change thinking, practice, policy and research.  This conference is a place where people are learning, smiling, connecting and changing.

Please visit the Pioneer Network’s Conference web page here for more information and registration details.

Person-Centered Care Tips

Selfie Tip #8:  Please Pass the Hot Sauce

Food preferences along with the way meals favored (and sometimes flavored) depend on the individual.  Dining should be about more than nutrition.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Lincoln Community Care Center (Update)

In 2011, I visited Lincoln Community Care Center (LCCC), a 66-resident skilled nursing and 14-resident assisted living home located in Lincoln.  Recently, Administrator Donna Bowers invited me back to share the changes that have taken place since.  I visited again in March 2015.  One of the first things I noticed was… to read more and view photos, click here: Lincoln Community Care Center Update

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Parc Provence

In April 2014, University of Missouri Nursing Home Leadership Coach Dave Walker and I led a staff, resident, and family team in completing the Artifacts of Culture Change assessment at Parc Provence.  Parc is a 140-resident skilled nursing home that specializes… to read more and view photos, click here: Parc Provence.