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LeadingAge’s 2015 Annual Conference – Registration Now Open

September 1-3, 2015:  “Be the Voice”
Location:  Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO

LeadingAge Missouri is gearing up for a new and exciting conference this year.  LeadingAge Missouri is able to offer this annual conference in large part because of the support from exhibitors, and sponsors and advertisers.  LeadingAge Missouri also understands how valuable vendors are to the success of the Annual Conference.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest products, services and technologies across the variety of aging services.  This annual meeting offers the supporters a chance to reconnect with current customers and opportunities to make new contacts.

Please visit LeadingAge Missouri’s 2015 Annual Conference web page here for a list of presenters, registration details, and sponsorship and advertising information.


Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ ALF Assessor Training

September 2-4, 2015:  Cheryl Parsons, RN, LNHA – presenter
Location:  MANHA Training Facility, Jefferson City, MO

Individuals who attend this training will meet the 24 hours of training required to fill out and sign ALF Assessment forms.   Attendees will understand the process of aging, be able to assess those problems/issues and complete the planning and documentation required by SB 616 regarding the training needs for the Assisted Living Assessor.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ calendar of events web page here.


Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 3, 2015:  Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.


Advancing Excellence’s Do you…Webinar Series

September 16, 2015:  Do you…Want your Residents to Remain Mobile?
September 30, 2015:  Do you…Minimize Infections & Hospitalizations in Your Community?
October 15, 2015:  Do you…Know the Impact of Green House on Medicare Spending and Nursing Home Quality of Care?
October 28, 2015:  Do you…Know How High Tech Meets High Touch?
November 18, 2015:  Do you…Know Your Residents’ Preferences?

Sign up for the Advancing Excellence 2015 Do You Webinar Series.  Latest insights, trends and tips on hot topics in the field to be presented by AELTCC-affiliated power-house thought leaders.  Learn from top experts in areas ranging from dementia care to wellness, staff engagement and beyond.  Most webinars dig deeper into an Advancing Excellence Goal plus a couple more spotlight some of the hot topics to LTC and LTSS.

Please visit the Advancing Excellence’s at www.AELTCC.org/ for more details including immediate registration.

Not sure you’ll be available for one or more or has the webinar already happened?  No worries.  We’ll send the link to the webinar to those who don’t get on the live event.  Note: no administrator CEUs will be given for those not watching the live event.


 Person-Directed Webinar Series

September 21, 2015:  Opening Our Eyes to a Person-Directed Culture
October 1, 2015:  Communicating in a Person-Directed Culture
October 27, 2015:  Rolling Out the Person-Centered Care Tool with Advancing Excellence
November 5, 2015:  Learning from the Experts: Using Data to Improve Care with Abramson Center
November 19, 2015:  Engaging Lives – It’s So Much More than Bingo!

MOLANE (Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence) is part of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home Campaign.  MOLANE and MC5 are sponsoring this five part webinar series on the topic of person-directed culture.  And it’s FREE!

Please see the brochure here or visit the MC5 website here for details including registration and speaker information.


The Other Talk

September 22, 2015:  Tim Prosch presents “The Other Talk”
Location:  The Bridge at Florissant, Florissant, MO

Tim Prosch, author of the book “The Other Talk” will give a presentation about decision-making advice designed to help older adults and their kids develop a plan to finance the future.  He will discuss legal documents, living wills, living arrangements, and medical expenses.

Please see the brochure and registration details here and on the MC5 website here.


Director of Nursing Institute; Charge Nurse Day; and CNA Day

September 22, 2015:  DON/Charge Nurse/CNA
September 23, 2015:  DON
Location:  Orlando’s Event & Conference Center, St. Louis, MO

Missouri League for Nursing invites Directors of Nursing, Charge Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants to attend an educational event catered to YOUR needs!  This conference will be energetic and hands-on all while being in a learning environment.  Useful information will be available to take back and implement in your home along with the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation needed to help enhance your role of caring for the elderly.

Please see the brochure here or visit Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more details and registration information.


Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

September 22, 2015:  SESSION ONE – Pain Assessment in Dementia: One Person at a Time
October 20, 2015:  SESSION TWO – Pain Assessment in Dementia: One Person at a Time
Presenter:  Kristen Swafford, RN, PhD, CNS

SESSION ONE – Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of assessing pain in the person living with dementia.  Clinically feasible, evidence-based observational tools will be discussed, promoting a team approach to addressing pain in this unique population.

SESSION TWO – Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of managing pain the older adult with dementia. This session provides follow up to the pain assessment session. An overview of options for individualized pain care will be provided, focusing on the importance of analgesic trials, communication, and documenting results.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for these webinars.


The Conversation Project Event

September 29, 2015:  How to Express Wishes about Health Care Preferences
Location:  Ethical Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Many people experience uncertainty when faced with having to make medical decisions for a loved one.  The Conversation Project is a national initiative created to encourage and assist people to talk with their families and their health providers about their wishes for care if they become seriously ill.  The aim of the program is to change the culture from silence about death to one in which end of life care is openly discussed.

Please see the flyer here for more details including time, specific location, and all sponsors.


2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings – Save the Date

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Coming to the following locations:
October 2, 2015:  Region 5 – Macon, MO
October 23, 2015:  Region 1 – Springfield, MO
October 28, 2015:  Region 4 – St. Joseph, MO
October 29, 2015:  Region 3 – Kansas City, MO
November 3, 2015:  Region 2 – Cape Girardeau, MO
November 4, 2015:  Region 7 – St. Louis, MO
November 16, 2015:  Region 6 – Jefferson City, MO

As requested, SLCR will be hosting separate meetings for ICF/SNF and RCF/ALF care providers this year!  More details will follow closer to meeting dates.  Registration is not required.  Please see the flyer here for more details.


MDS Training Announced for 2015

RAI Process from Start to Finish

  • October 6-7: Columbia

Medicare from Start to Finish

  • November 11: Columbia

Please see the brochure here or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS for more details and registration information.


Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative Presents Disrupt Infections

October 9, 2015:  Disrupt Infections:  Creating a Community of Prevention
Location:  Meramec Bluffs, Ballwin, MO

This workshop explores how creating commUNITY immUNITY in the care setting can help break the web of infection in simple, practical ways.  It also describes a continuum of organizational infection prevention, raising awareness of how acceptance of some current practices inhibits additional practical actions that would better disrupt infections.  Attendees will have an opportunity to start developing an organizational plan for infection prevention with elevated steps to apply to their usual infection care routines.  Lynda Crandall (CEO of Pioneer Network), Carol Scott (Executive Director of Advancing Excellence), and Dr. Bill Thomas (founder of the Eden Alternative and Green Houses) will be presenting the 2-hour production.

Please see the brochure here or the link on Advancing Excellence’s website here, or the Dr. Bill Thomas’ Disrupt Infections web page here.  You may also click here to go directly to the registration page.


Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Fall Conference

October 11-13, 2015:  MALA 2015 Fall Conference
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

This fall conference agenda includes several speakers and presentations over a three-day time frame.  The option to attend all or just one day is included on the registration form.

Please see the tentative conference agenda and attendee registration form attached or visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s conference web page here.


Nursing Home Administrator Oktoberfest Conference

October 14-16, 2015: Oktoberfest 2015
Location:  Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

This conference will assist the attendee in acquiring knowledge and skills to better care for the elderly.  Expert speakers will get you recharged while providing the latest information on hot topics in long-term care.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri League for Nursing’s conference web page here.


Learning to Use Dementia Care Mapping

November 9-12, 2015:  Basic Level – Edition 8
Location:  Primaris, Columbia, MO

Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is a process of evaluating the delivery of person-centered care and, in general, to improve the quality of care delivered to persons with dementia.  DCM goes to the real heart of caring by striving to assess care from the viewpoint of the person with dementia and provides valuable, clear and reliable information for those concerned with quality care.  This four-day course assists participants becoming thoroughly familiar with the method and theory of DCM in order to immediately apply learning in practical ways.  The course is designed for care partners of persons with dementia and those responsible for improving care practice.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration details.