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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.

Conversations with Carmen

May 20, 2016:  Improving Mobility the “Advancing Excellence” Way
Guest:  Carol Benner, Advancing Excellence Campaign

For years we have talked about preventing and reducing falls, searching for the right solution.  We even tied people to their chairs to keep them from falling, not yet realizing that the key to preventing falls is to improve mobility.  Then we “alarmed” them, which only resulted in increased immobility.  Mobility is the key to maintaining both physical health and quality of life.  The Advancing Excellence Campaign has selected Mobility as one of its nine goals.  With an expert panel, it has prepared a full set of quality improvement tools to help assess, measure and improve mobility for nursing home residents.  This conversation will focus on:

  • What mobility is
  • Why maintaining/improving mobility is important
  • How to measure mobility using an evidence-based tool
  • How to incorporate mobility in your QAPI efforts
  • How to use a root cause analysis to help you identify areas for improvement

Please visit the event page here for more information including registration.

Coordination of Care

May 25, 2016:  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Join us for this session that will cover the beginning-to-end journey between Hospice and Nursing Facilities.  Learn how to know when it’s time for hospice, how hospice can benefit the facility, the resident, and the family. There will be panel discussion on Care Planning and End of Life Decisions, as well as providing grief counseling for family and facility employees.

Please see the brochure attached or visit MHCA’s event page here for more information.

Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health Open Forum

May 4, 2016:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT

Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance.  During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as:

  • Care Transitions
  • Readmissions Reduction
  • Medication Safety
  • Adverse Drug Events
  • Behavioral Health
  • Other issues your project may have

Registration is not required for this event.
Day of Event:  Please join 10 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure proper set up.
Call-in Number: 888-884-2150.  An operator will greet you and place you into the conference.
Note:  This open forum will only have audio.  Participants will not need to access a visual component.

Sexuality in Long Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Shut the Door, Please)

May 11, 2016:  Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is May 6, 2016

What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care?  This session explores the perspectives of residents, staff, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy.  Through case studies, it helps staff consider their views, identify barriers, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic.  Strategies for meeting resident sexuality needs without intercourse are explored.  Sexuality and intimacy as these relate to dementia, issues with consent, problematic behaviors, and the dilemma of “adultery” are addressed.  Finally, concepts important for guiding policy and procedure development are reviewed.

Click here for more information or to register

Mental Health First Aid

May 19, 2016:  Jefferson City, MO

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental Health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Please visit MALA’s event page here for more information and to register.