Primaris Presents: Using PDSA to Prevent Free Fallin’
View flyer here: Primaris Presents Prevent Falls-QAPI June 2013
June 7, 2013: Kansas City
June 14, 2013: Columbia
June 21, 2013: Springfield
June 28, 2013: Chesterfield
Join Primaris for a free workshop to help homes achieve their goals for reduced falls and prepare for QAPI. This session is designed to be interactive, practical, and applicable for your entire team. Networking and sharing best practices will be promoted throughout the session. NHA PC hours may be purchased at the event. During this interactive session, we will:
- Explore fall management quality improvement techniques
- Practice techniques used in the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle
- Prepare for the upcoming QAPI requirement
- Maximize your resources and improve care for residents
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15
Show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect – wear purple on June 15, 2013. Visit www.inpea.net/weaad.html for more information.
STOP ELDER ABUSE – If you suspect that someone is experiencing any form of elder abuse, please – Speak Up and Report It Now
To report suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an elderly person or an adult with a disability, CALL 1-800-392-0210. For more information, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at http://health.mo.gov/seniors/abuse.php.
Conversations with Carmen – Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls Webinar Series
June 21, 2013: Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life
Third in the 6-month series
Guest: Theresa Laufmann, RN, Co-DON Oakview Terrace, SD
This conversation will focus on how Oakview Terrace has remained alarm free for 6 years. Hear how they did it and how they have stood strong in the face of questioning: from surveyors, from families and even from each other. You may register by visiting: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7dhinak4b5d6743&llr=aievf5bab.
Techniques for Individualized Mouth Care: Mouth Care Without a Battle – Webinar
June 27, 2013: Presented by Pioneer Network and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research has linked poor oral hygiene to bad outcomes such as pneumonia, chronic pain, poor oral intake and reduced quality of life. This webinar will introduce evidence-based training that combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistance to care among persons with dementia and related conditions. It is designed to empower caregivers to turn mouth care from a challenging, often onerous task, to a special, personalized service that elders and caregivers look forward to having performed. To learn more about this webinar, please visit the Pioneer Network website at www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/Webinars/MouthCare.
Level I Medication Aide- Train the Trainer Course July 2013
July 10, 2013: For more information, please visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association website at www.malarcf.org/forms/schedule.html.
RAI Process Workshop
July 10 – 11, 2013: RAI Process from Start to Finish
This workshop reviews the RAI process from beginning to end. This workshop is for individuals in long-term care who coordinate and/or code the MDS and need a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI process. To register and view the brochure, please visit: www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.
2013 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation
View the flyer here: 2013 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings
LeadingAge Missouri 2013 Housing Summit
July 24, 2013: LeadingAge Missouri is hosting a one-day Housing Summit for market-rate and HUD housing providers. Keynote speakers include nationally recognized hoarding expert, David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP and Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge National HUD expert. Location: The Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.leadingagemissouri.org/leadingage-missouri-2013-housing-summit/.
Pioneer Network’s 13th Annual Conference
August 11 - 15, 2013: Hear the Voice, Honor the Choice
The Nation’s Largest Conference Focused Solely on Culture Change and Person-Centered Living
For more information, please visit the website at http://pioneernetwork.net/Events/2013Conference/.
23rd Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference
August 16 – 17, 2013 Caring for the Frail Elderly
Please visit http://medicine.missouri.edu/cme/.
2013 Show Me Summit on Aging and Health – Save the Date
August 21 – 23, 2013: It’s All About Seniors – Aging Well
The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4) invites you to attend the 10th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Jefferson City. More information will be available soon on MA4’s website at www.ma4web.org.
Missouri Health Care Association’s 65th Annual Convention
August 25 – 28, 2013: Adventures in Long Term Care…Exploring the Changes Ahead!
Branson Convention Center, Branson, Missouri. The 2013 Trade Show Prospectus is now available – please visit www.mohealthcare.com/convention#.
National Assisted Living Week ®
This year’s theme, “Homemade Happiness” celebrates the bond created by staff, residents, and families as they build warm, welcoming, and vibrant homes for residents. To learn how you can celebrate in your community, visit the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) website at www.NALW.org!
44th Annual LeadingAge Missouri Conference & Exposition
September 18 – 20, 2013: Expanding the Possibilities
Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Please visit www.leadingagemissouri.org/events/.
Essential Tools for the Director of Nursing in Long-Term Care
September 24 – 25, 2013: The DON Institute is for new and seasoned DONs. For more information, please visit the Missouri League for Nursing website at www.mlnmonursing.org/DON%20Conference.