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Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

MANHA’s 2015 Annual Convention

May 31 – June 3, 2015:  Create a “Monopoly Empire” of Care with MANHA Education
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ 2015 Annual Convention is now available.

Please see the brochure here or visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.

Missouri Assistive Technology Conference & Expo 2015

April 13-14, 2015:  Power Up 2015
Location:  Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
Speakers:  Mark Richert and Josh Blue

This year’s conference features a host of national and regional presenters to appeal to disability organizations, rehabilitation and other health professionals, case coordinators, social workers, state and local agencies, and more.  Sessions include a wide variety of AT topics like what’s new with mobile devices, augmentative communication devices and apps, remote monitoring systems, AT for intellectual disabilities, AT in the community, electronic health records, and more.  Transition will be another big focus this year.  And don’t miss this year’s Expo which will include more assistive technology and disability exhibitors than ever.  A limited number of scholarships for individuals with disabilities and family members are available.

Please visit Missouri Assistive Technology’s conference site here for all of the details including on-line registration, conference schedule, and session descriptions.

MANHA’s Spring 1 day Seminars

April 9, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Ramada Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO

April 10, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

April 15, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Comfort Inn, Macon, MO

April 16, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

April 28, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

April 29, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Courtyard By Marriott, Columbia, MO

April 30, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

The brochures are located here:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled and Dementia: Connecting Through Music.
Please visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #5:  “The Power of Huddles: Making sure we all see the same picture”

As in football, a caregiver huddle gathers to briefly exchange information, share observations and develop strategy.  Use huddles to pass insights about what really helps each resident feel comfortable and understood, so that all caregivers are equipped to provide the best person centered care.

Please see the attached tip for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

March 19, 2015:  Using the Dining Standards and Toolkit to Balance Compliance with Honoring Choice, Mitigating Risk and Preventing Accidents
Presenter:  Carmen Bowman, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change

This is your opportunity to learn practical strategies to use the Dining Standards and tools to balance your home’s compliance with the requirements to both honor choice and prevent accidents.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is March 8-14, 2015

The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators commends and thanks our licensed administrators for their commitment in providing quality of care and quality of life for the residents.  Take time during this week to honor our administrators for their leadership and hard work.