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Upcoming Webinars

  • Exploring Ageism: Are We Guilty Too? (Live Webinar)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Michelle Pandolfi will explore the “ism” of age. We will discuss how it impacts every age and even our unconscious contributions to it. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about age as the last “ism.

  • Theoretical Models and Modalities Utilized in Dementia Care (Live Webinar)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 1:15 PM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, speaker Ed Owen will discuss the theoretical models for understanding dementia that are used and taught in long-term care and how they affect the care given to residents. Additionally, Mr. Owen will discuss the modalities and their effectiveness in providing care to the person with dementia in a residential setting.

  • Washington Update 2019 (Live Webinar)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 11:15 AM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Julie Trocchio will describe how the federal government and others are working to reform the continuum of long-term care services and supports and strategies for long-term care in the face of these efforts.

  • Legal and Regulatory Updates: The Changing Post-Acute Care Landscape (Live Webinar)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    In this live 2-hour presentation, Janet Feldkamp will provide information and potential action items regarding survey and certification protocol and requirements, including recent changes and proposed changes. CMS and state agencies frequently re-adjust their focus regarding procedures and processes for surveys. The Office of Inspector General annual work plan provides information on current focuses and understanding the importance of compliance with requirements is imperative for good leaders. Also, discussion will include other hot topics for nursing facilities

  • Spiritual, Religious and Existential Aspects of Care (Live Webinar)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Betty Ferrell will discuss the role of spirituality in palliative care. Spirituality is recognized as a fundamental aspect of compassionate, resident and family-centered palliative care. It is a dynamic and intrinsic aspect of humanity through which individuals seek meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and experience relationship to self, family, others, community, society, and the significant or sacred. Spirituality is expressed through beliefs, values, traditions, and practices. Palliative care interdisciplinary teams (IDT) serve each resident and family in a manner that respects their spiritual beliefs and practices. Teams are also respectful when residents and families decline to discuss their beliefs or accept spiritual support.

Long-term Care Conference 2019 in Germantown, NY

On-Demand Recordings

  • Well-Being and Dementia

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/21/2019

    During this presentation Mr. Owen will discuss the pattern of the progression of Dementia and the five basic psychological and spiritual needs of people with dementia. Additionally, he will discuss the essential components of person-centered care, along with the utilization of visual and experiential arts in facilitating a sense of well-being in the person with dementia.

  • Medically Administered Nutrition and Hydration: Is it Ethically Required with Dementia and Stroke Patients? (On-Demand)

    Contains 10 Component(s)

    Those participating will develop a better understanding of the use or decisions not to use tube feeding, with a particular focus on patients with dementing illnesses and stroke. Participants will be able to discuss feeding tube use in the following areas: clinical details on feeding tubes, dementing illnesses and difficulty in feeding and hydration, and the use of feeding tubes in strokes, differentiating between different types of stroke and probable outcomes; ethical grounding on the use or decisions not to use medically assisted nutrition and hydration; considering the right paradigms in differing situations.

  • The Nature of Human Suffering and the Preservation of Dignity at the End of Life (On-Demand)

    Contains 10 Component(s)

    The lecture will include a discussion of the nature of spiritual suffering and its treatment, as well as common mental syndromes and their psychiatric approach (such as delirium, depression and panic). Participants will explore emotional suffering, its nature, approaches to treatment, severity, and outcomes. They will learn about physical suffering, common forms of therapy and drug usage for pain control, dyspnea and obstruction. The session will touch on challenges of family care and approaches to therapy, as well as grief and the challenges it presents to staff and families.