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Action Pact Workshop – The Benefits of Household Dining

July 21, 2016:  The Benefits of Household Dining; Maxinizing Choice and Relationships in this Pleasure of Daily Life
Location:  The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Care, Kansas City, KS
Presenter:  Linda Bump

So, does dining really matter anymore?  Have we already done as much as we can in changing dining to be more resident directed?  Why must we continue to move our systems forward in honoring resident choice in dining and in creating relationship-based dining service systems?

There are many reasons:

  • Because our residents are demanding it
  • Because our residents deserve it
  • Because CMS is advocating for increasing change
  • Because we CAN, and simply
  • Because it is the right thing to do!

Participants will explore each topic (see agenda) through lively discussion, the experiences of staff and residents pioneering work and personal exercises.  Using the guidance and challenges of the New Dining Practice Standards to guide our thought from Mazlov’s early work to creating The Kitchen as a Great Good Place in our residents’ lives, participants will leave feeling prepared to meet the challenges ahead in maximizing dining as a pleasure of their residents’ lives.

For more information including registration, please visit the Action Pact event page here.

Conversations with Carmen

June 17, 2016:  Reducing Unnecessary Wheelchair Use
Guest:  Leslie Jarema, LNHA, Director of Health Services, The Forest at Duke CCRC

Approximately two-thirds of nursing home residents are in wheelchairs the majority of the time.  Although not talked about much, the negative, iatrogenic consequences of overuse of wheelchairs are many: accelerated loss of muscle mass, pressure sores, significant discomfort and physical strain from operating chairs which increase risks for falling, injuries from falls, depression and pneumonia.  Older people’s health, mobility and self-image can suffer from too much time in wheelchairs.  They are treated as less able, even spoken to differently, promoting a cycle of helplessness.  The Forest at Duke is part of a movement that gives priority to the well-being of residents and their caregivers – above the functions of the nursing home or convenience of the staff.  Join us and our guest Leslie Jerema to learn how she led her community to use wheel chairs for transport only and helps residents be as active as possible.

For more information, please visit the event registration page here.

Nurse of the Year

The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession and recognize extraordinary nurses throughout our community.  The remarkable efforts of these individuals often go unsung and through Nurse of the Year, we are able to honor those who make a difference in the lives of so many.

To nominate a nurse, please complete the nomination form.  March of Dimes will accept nominations from April 1, 2016 until June 27, 2016.  Nominees will receive a Nominee Confirmation Email, and must complete an application by July 25, 2016 in order to be included in the selection process.

For more information, including a nomination form, please visit the Nurse of the Year event page here.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Rules Impacting Overtime and Exemption Status Webinar

June 16, 2016:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline is June 13, 2016

On March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor submitted the final proposed overtime rule updates of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the Office of Management and Budget.  As a result, these updates could go into effect by late summer 2016.  This webinar will present the finalized regulations and any unexpected surprises as nearly every employer in the nation will be affected by the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed revisions.  Their impact will touch not only how employers classify their exempt and non-exempt employees, but also the organization’s bottom line profits.  Soon, employers will have to pay time-and-one-half overtime pay to many employees for hours worked over 40 in a workweek, and who had previously earned a straight salary under one of the white-collar exemptions.

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Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

June 14, 2016:  The Role of the Medical Director and Attending Physician in Advancing Person-Centered Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
Presenters:  Jonathan Evans, M.D., Past President, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and Christopher Laxton, Executive Director, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

How can we make life better for our elders and others who need care in our long-term care settings?  Learn about the nursing home medical director and attending physician’s perspective on ways to improve quality, person-centeredness, and individual resident/patient choice.

For more information including registration, please visit the Hot Topics event page here.

VOYCE’s Long Term Care Conference

June 10, 2016:  The Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
Location:  Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.

The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.

See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers on the VOYCE event web page here.

2016 Pioneer Network Conference

July 31-Auguest 3, 2016:  Revolutionizing the Culture of Aging
Location:  Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

This highly regarded, dynamic meeting weaves together the experiences and expertise in all sectors of the aging field, from C-suite corporate staff, administrators, managers, nurses, social workers, activity professionals, researchers, regulators to elders and care partners, etc.  Attendees are self-selected learners and “movers and shakers” interested in improvement and excellence in care and support of elders.  Attendees from past conferences enthusiastically report high satisfaction and comment on how different the Pioneer Network conference is from other conferences.  They share receiving benefit from:

  • Being with like-minded people from across the United States and internationally who share their passion for changing the culture of long-term care
  • Learning from experts who are on their “culture change journey”
  • Making connections that will help them with their personal and professional journey
  • Connecting with resources and vendors that can help them achieve their goals

Please visit the Pioneer Network’s Conference webpage here for more information including registration.