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The Avila Institute of Gerontology offers many opportunities for long-term care professionals to earn continuing education credit hours through webinars, on-demand recordings, and in-person events. Although it varies per program, continuing education may be available for different disciplines including Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, Recreational Therapists and Catholic Chaplains.  Check the “Continuing Education” tab to see if credit hours are available for your discipline.

 

  • Making Informed Choices: How to Assess the Need for and the Availability of Mental Health Services in your Community (2/19)

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/19/2021 at 12:30 PM (EST)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Dr. Richard Pulice will cover a very important topic on how to assess the need for mental health and how to find mental health and related services in your community. Please note that this livestreamed webinar is a repeat of the December 10, 2020 livestreamed webinar.

    COVID-19 has expanded the level of stress and anxiety in healthcare workers in ways that we could not have imagined, leaving many trying to decide whether they should go it alone or seek support. This workshop addresses how to determine whether support is advisable and how to find mental health and related services in the community. It begins by examining the barriers to accessing care, including societal and self-stigma, cultural and ethnic biases, availability, accessibility, and some basic concerns related to a person’s ability to pay. We will discuss the types of services available, who provides them, and what the commitments to participation are. The services discussed will include peer support, individual and group counseling, and holistic and pastoral approaches as well as traditional psychiatric care. At the conclusion of the event, we will discuss strategies for self-evaluation and the determining the next steps in care and support. 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Recognize whether support is advisable and how to find mental health and related services in the community.
    2. Identify barriers to accessing care, such as self- and societal stigmas, cultural and ethnic biases, availability and accessibility, and basic concerns related to a person’s ability to pay
    3. Discuss types of services available, who provides them, and commitments to participation

    Please note that this livestreamed webinar is a repeat of the December 10, 2020 livestreamed webinar.

    Dr. Richard Pulice, PhD

    Professor of Public Health, Regis College

    Richard Pulice is an experienced motivational speaker, trainer, teacher and researcher, who focuses on issues related to social justice and equity for persons with disabilities. He presently serves as a Professor of Public Health at Regis College (Weston, MA) and is a Professor Emeritus in Social Work and Public Health at the College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY). While at Saint Rose, he was the founding Director of The Institute for Community Research and Training and the Coordinator of the Public Health Program. In 2019, Dr. Pulice was appointed as a Permanent Visiting Professor of Social Science, Psychology and Public Health at the University of Kisubi in Entebbe, Uganda. Dr. Pulice has graduate degrees in community clinical psychology from Marist College, in public health from Columbia University, and in social welfare from Brandeis University. He completed a Research Fellowship at the Columbia University School of Public Health in Psychiatric Epidemiology. In addition, he has had advanced training in health economics, research design and statistics (quantitative and qualitative), labor mediation, clinical practice and gerontology. Dr. Pulice has over 40 years of experience in public and mental health. Among other experiences, Dr. Pulice has consulted on program development for mental health services in the Netherlands, and worked in Puerto Rico, Romania, the Czech Republic and Uganda on issues related to the social reintegration and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities. He served as a Trustee for the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as a grant and peer reviewer for several federal, state and private organizations and as a Mentor for the IREX Community Solutions Program (a program sponsored by the US State Department).  

    In 2015, he was awarded a grant and was designated a Specialist in Global Public Health by the Fulbright Organization. In his home communities, he has served as a Trustee for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, a volunteer for the Homeless Action Committee in Albany NY.  Relocating to Massachusetts in 2015, he is as a volunteer for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, a member of the Knights of Columbus and is the State Chairman for Special Olympics for the K of C in Massachusetts. 

  • The Resilient Leader: Guiding Your Organization in Times of Crisis and Change (1/29)

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/29/2021 at 12:30 PM (EST)

    In this live 1-hour presentation, Dr. Francis Battisti will direct participants in how to lead with a resilient, affirmative mindset while learning ways to better understand and assess individual team member's readiness for change. Please note that this livestreamed webinar is a repeat of the December 10, 2020 livestreamed webinar.

    As a leader within your team, a key responsibility is to lead with a resilient, affirmative mindset. Through this program, you will learn ways to better understand and assess individual team members' readiness for change. Drawing from the principles of Resilience theory, participants will also better understand the importance of creating a resilient, life-enhancing culture and the activities that help us do that. 

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize psychological impacts of ongoing crisis and isolation
    2. Describe the Six P’s of Resilience
    3. Apply principles of a resilient leader management style
    4. Develop a plan of action for implementation

    Please note that this livestreamed webinar is a repeat of the December 10, 2020 livestreamed webinar.


    “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient”

         ~  Dr. Steve Maraboli

    Dr. Francis Battisti, PhD

    Principal, Battisti Management Affiliates

    Noted educator, speaker, psychotherapist, consultant, and author, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, offers individuals and organizations a pathway to explore their potential and move toward desired transformation. His national reputation in the fields of healthy aging, motivation, health enhancement, and conflict disposition is manifest in his work with numerous corporations, major healthcare organizations, as well as governmental committees. His presentations have been offered throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. 

    Dr. Battisti was the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer and Full Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Broome Community College, where he was the 2011 Recipient of the State University of New York Distinguished Professorship for Service and a 1989 Recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a member of the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Academy. As a Full Professor he taught courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theory and Practice, and Introduction to Social Work and Welfare, which motivated many of his students to continue their studies as Social Workers and Psychologists. 

    Dr. Battisti maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over thirty years, treating individuals and couples. He also has consulted to long-term care communities throughout the United States. His emphasis now is in community responses to mental health needs and how to address them. 

    Francis has been recognized by “The Morning Knights Toastmasters Award” for Excellence in Communication and Leadership as well as The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter as the honoree of the “Memory Makers Award,” for his efforts to make the Southern Tier a better place to live and work. He is also the recipient of “The David Malcom Award”, in recognition of his Exemplary Service to the Homeless. Francis is the author of, Checchino: A Father & Son Journey Toward Dusk and co-author of Tomorrow’s Weigh…The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight. His articles include: “Leveraging Workforce Research to Attract, Manage, and Retain High-Performance Employees”, “Harnessing the Diversity and Power of Your Team! Developing and Sustaining Highly Effective Teams Ensures Your Competitive Edge”, and “Advancing the Bottom Line and Service Quality via a Culture of Employee Retention”. 

    Dr. Battisti received his Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University. He lives with his wife, Dr. Helen Battisti in Upstate New York and is an avid believer in pursing one’s passion. 

  • Disorders and Diagnoses that Differ from Dementia

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hour presentation, Alfred W. Norwood will discuss the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia while exploring how depression and delirium also differentiate from dementia. It is broken down into two parts, "Is It Alzheimer's?" and "The 3D's: Depression, Delirium, and Dementia."

    Webinar Description

    This webinar discusses the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia while exploring how depression and delirium also differentiate from dementia. It is broken down into two parts:

    Is It Alzheimer's? 

    There are multiple diseases that can cause dementia, which is an umbrella of symptoms that affect memory, thinking and can make daily life very complicated. Since more than one disease can cause dementia, it can be difficult to decipher what is actually causing the dementia. Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, will describe:

    • How Alzheimer's disease (the most common disorder that causes dementia) affects the brain
    • Causes and effects of Alzheimer's disease
    • How caregivers define resident quality of life 

    The 3D's: Depression, Delirium, and Dementia

    Depression, delirium and dementia can be difficult to differentiate. It is important that caregivers understand typical resident behaviors so that they accurately observe any changes. Understanding the resident ensures he or she is appropriately treated for depression, delirium or dementia. This provides valuable insight to the healthcare team on the differences between these three diagnoses. You will learn:

    • About dementia and other common diseases of aging
    • Depression and its causes and symptoms
    • How depression differs from dementia and how to help
    • Delirium and its causes and symptoms
    • How delirium differs from dementia
    • Improper medication use as a source of delirium



    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at support@avilainstitute.org. 

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— Approval #20210421-1.25-A66823-DL.
    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours.
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. Participants can earn 1.0 contact hours.

    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

  • How to Find the Leader Within You

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This two-part series explores leadership by looking within yourself and reflecting on actions first.

    Identifying Your Inner Leader

    It is a challenging task to be in a leadership position. You are directing a team and leading others by example. Author Thomas Mann once said, “If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t understand anybody else.” Terrance McGuire, Ed.D begins this session by asking, “Does knowing who you are benefit you as a leader?” In this insightful talk, Mr. McGuire discusses the importance of knowing who you are as a leader because, as a leader, you have the ability to influence people in your personal and work lives. He offers a reflective discussion on how finding your inner leader is not only a spiritual journey, but a journey that takes time to feel secure in a new leadership role.  In this presentation we will discuss:

    • How knowing yourself can help you to be a better leader
    • The 5 principles of developing your inner leader

    Becoming a Reflective Leader and an Effective Mentor 

    Leadership and mentoring are important skills for all staff to strengthen. Building this skillset can increase collaboration and productivity, helping staff to handle everyday challenges with confidence. The reflective leadership method can provide personal insight to the way staff approach, understand, and resolve events in their work. In this in-service, presenter Terrance McGuire, Ed.D will discuss reflective leadership and the qualities for an effective mentor. This section will cover: 

    • What reflection is and why it’s important 
    • Reflection IN action and reflection ON action 
    • How reflection can make a better leader 
    • The 4-step model for reflective leaders 
    • Why effective leaders make good mentors 
    • What makes a good mentor 
    • 7 skills of an effective mentor

     

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at support@avilainstitute.org. 

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— APPROVAL #20210521-1.00-A67280-DL
    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of .75 Continuing Education Hours.
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. Participants can earn up to .75 contact hours.

    Terrance McGuire, Ed.D, D.Min

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.

    Terrance McGuire is a specialist in the area of organizational mission and human development. He brings leadership experience from 40 years in the not for profit sector as an educator, corporate executive, and consultant. His experience includes working with all levels of religious and lay leadership and boards in Catholic health care, Catholic social services, and other ministry-based organizations in the USA and Canada. He presently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Terry holds a Doctorate in Education Degree (Ed.D) for the International Graduate School and a Doctorate in Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. Terry is a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Chicago serving the faith community of St. Alphonsus in Lemont, IL.

  • Understanding the Dementia Resident

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hr presentation, we will discuss the ways caregivers can identify stress in a dementia resident and how to effectively communicate with that person. It’s broken down into two parts, "Is the Person with Dementia Stressed?" and "Communicating in Dementia."

    This webinar discusses the ways caregivers can identify stress in a dementia resident and how to effectively communicate with that person. It’s broken down into two parts:

    Is the Person with Dementia Stressed?

    There is no doubt that loss of ability, memory, and increased disorientation lead to stress, behaviors, and dependence. In this webinar, Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, will discuss how and why stress originates for residents with dementia and how to reduce stress in their dementia experience.

    Participants will learn:

    • Key dementia facts and stages
    • How changes in dementia affect the ability to predict events, thereby causing stress
    • The body’s reaction to stress: fight, flight, or freeze
    • How constant stress impacts long-term health
    • The 3 causes of stress and how caregivers can minimize each cause
    • What psychotropic drugs are useful for and when they are inappropriately prescribed
    • Psychosocial interventions for caregivers that are more effective than drugs to reduce stress

    Communicating in Dementia

    Memory loss accumulates for the person with dementia, and they may have difficulty responding to questions, remembering details, or keeping pace with a conversation. This poses unique communication challenges that require empathy, patience, and knowledge. This session will discuss an array of practical skills for communicating with those with dementia.

    Participants will learn:

    • A breakdown of each step necessary in naming and communicating an idea in a healthy brain and how dementia impairs those steps
    • Symptoms of memory loss on communication
    • The impact of dementia, memory loss, and stress on communication
    • The 3 major causes of stress and how it impacts behavior for someone with dementia
    • 4 Rules for improving communication
    • How to build your listening skills
    • Person-centered, practical tools for effective communication with the person with dementia
    • How to negotiate challenging behavioral situations
    • How to cultivate the right environment for making communication successful

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at support@avilainstitute.org. 

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— APPROVAL # 20210421-1.00-A66849-DL
    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of .75 Continuing Education Hours.
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. Participants can earn up to .75 contact hours.

    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

  • Dementia Progression from Moderate to Advanced

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar discusses the effects of dementia in moderate to advanced stages. It’s broken down into two parts: Understanding Moderate Dementia and Advanced Dementia.

    This webinar discusses the effects of dementia in moderate to advanced stages. It’s broken down into two parts:    

    Understanding Moderate Dementia

    It’s challenging to understand how life changes brought on by moderate dementia will affect a person. Some days will feel normal with the person having full ability to remember and carry on normal activities. Some days will be full of confusion and disorientation which affects communication and understanding. This can be extremely frustrating to persons with dementia as well as to their caregivers. Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, addresses the knowledge necessary for providing excellent care through the middle stage of dementia.

    Participants will learn:

    • What it feels like to have moderate dementia: confusion, stress, and disorientation
    • The five burdens of family caregivers
    • Details of changes in thinking, emotions, personality, and physical ability
    • Best communication strategies to use for moderate dementia
    • Techniques to assist residents with ADLs
    • How to master the three steps of any ADL: Approach, Gain cooperation, and Reward
    •  

    Advanced Dementia 

    Care staff work endlessly to provide quality care for residents with advanced dementia. It’s a very difficult but rewarding job. Residents with advanced dementia are unable to verbalize their wants and needs and are completely dependent during ADLs. Understanding the look and feel of advanced dementia is key when caring for these residents. Caregivers must be fluent in communicating with residents with dementia and recognize that behaviors are attempts at communication. It’s crucial that caregivers of residents with advanced dementia be educated in the fragile experience of the dying process for the resident, as well as the grieving process for the family.

    This webinar will review many important topics, such as:

    • The look and feel of advanced dementia
    • End-stage dementia and dying
    • Advanced dementia and memory
    • Advanced dementia and cognition
    • Behaviors
    • Positive environment modifications
    • Advanced dementia and pain
    • Advanced dementia and spirituality
    • General communication in severe dementia
    • How not to communicate with a resident with advanced dementia
    • ADLs (activities of daily living) communication in advanced dementia
    • Grief and grieving

     

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at support@avilainstitute.org. 

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— APPROVAL # 20210421-1.25-A66848-DL
    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.00 Continuing Education Hours.
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. Participants can earn up to 1.0 contact hours.

    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

  • Dementia Stages and their Effects on Independence

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 1-hour presentation, Alfred W. Norwood will discuss the stages of dementia while describing actions to take once it becomes more advanced. It is broken down into two parts, "Stages of Dementia" and "Strategies to Promote Independence for People with Dementia."

    Webinar Description

    This webinar discusses the stages of dementia while describing actions to take once it becomes more advanced. It's broken down into two parts:

    Stages of Dementia

    Dementia is a collection of symptoms that progressively worsen. It’s essential that care staff understand how to interact with residents with dementia. The better the care, the better the quality (and often length) of life. Caregivers searching to improve their methods for residents with dementia will find information in this webinar valuable, as Alfred W. Norwood, BS, MBA, presents:

    • Why dementia is a diagnosis and not a disease
    • Understanding dementia’s progressive stages
    • How to get to know the residents to improve quality of life
    • Adjusting activities depending on the stage of dementia
    • Age-associated memory impairment
    • Risk factors for memory impairment
    • Early signs of possible dementia

     
    Strategies to Promote Independence for People with Dementia

    Since dementia is a combination of symptoms that worsen over time, residents’ coordination and mobility progressively deteriorate, leading to difficulty walking and even swallowing. The cumulative loss of independence leads to eventual dependence on caregivers, with resident behavior ever less predictable and more difficult to manage. In this webinar we will discuss strategies to help promote residents’ independence even as dementia worsens.  

    Participants will learn:

    • How dementia, stress and dependence are linked  
    • How to use procedural memory to help residents improve memory ability, language, and everyday function  
    • How to use errorless learning and rituals
    • How to build rituals and use errorless learning to promote independence   
    • How to provide control and social support to residents to alleviate behaviors



    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at support@avilainstitute.org. 

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— APPROVAL # 20210421-1.00-A66847-DL.
    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of .75 Continuing Education Hours.
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. Participants can earn .75 contact hours.

    Alfred W. Norwood

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology

    Alfred is an expert in physiological psychology who has worked with the Avila Institute for the last 15 years, developing and presenting workshops and in-services on a number of topics associated with aging. He has years of experience working as a consultant for long-term care systems and facilities and trained staff in the use of non-pharmaceutical, individualized care plans for residents with moderate to severe dementia.

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

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    Webinar Description

    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.

    This archived version is recorded from our live long-term care conference, "Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-Term Care."  The video features footage of the speaker and the presentation slides.


    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the recording in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours. No expiration date
    • Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Approval # 142503. Learning Need Code (s) # 1050, 5430. Expires 10/8/2021
    • Nurses: This recording was part of the program “Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-term Care.” People who complete this recording in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved Contact Hour(s): 11.0, Program Code #: 002-169-070618. Expires 7/6/2020
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. No expiration date


    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact Tricia Misonznick or Erica Balazs at (518) 537-5000.

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

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    Webinar Description

    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.

    This archived version is recorded from our live long-term care conference, "Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-Term Care." The video features footage of the speaker and the presentation slides.


    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the recording in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours. No expiration date
    • Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Approval# 142500. Learning Need Code (s) # 5430, 5450, 1050. Expires 10/8/2021
    • Nurses: This recording was part of the program “Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-term Care.” People who complete this recording in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved Contact Hour(s): 11.0, Program Code #: 002-169-070618. Expires 7/6/2020
    • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. No expiration date

    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact Tricia Misonznick or Erica Balazs at (518) 537-5000.

  • Washington Update (On-Demand)

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session 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.

    Webinar Description

    This session 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.

    This archived version is recorded from our live long-term care conference, "Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-Term Care." The video features footage of the speaker and the presentation slides.


    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the recording in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

    • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours. No expiration date
    • Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Approval #142508. Learning Need Code (s) # 1080, 1050, 5430. Expires 10/9/2021
    • Nurses: This recording was part of the program “Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-term Care.” People who complete this recording in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved Contact Hour(s): 11.0, Program Code #: 002-169-070618. Expires 7/6/2020
      New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265. No expiration date



    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact Tricia Misonznick or Erica Balazs at (518) 537-5000.