2024 October Long-Term Care Conference - Day 2 Package (Tuesday, October 8, 2024)

Purchasing this package provides access to the following webinars: 

  • Session #4: Current Advocacy Issues in Long-Term Care, Tuesday, October 8, 2024 @ 8:45am-9:45am ET. Presented by Kathleen A. Curran. 1.0 CE Hour.
  • Session #5: Federal and State Regulatory and Market Update, Tuesday, October 8, 2024 @ 10:00am-12:00pm ET. Presented by Brian Ellsworth. 2.0 CE Hours.
  • Session #6: Living and Leading with Organizational Values, Tuesday, October 8, 2024 @ 12:45pm-1:45pm ET. Presented by Darren M. Henson. 1.0 CE Hour.
  • Session #7: Dementia Update, Tuesday, October 8 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm ET. Presented by Phil McCallion. 1.0 CE Hour.

Registrants may earn up to 5.0 CE Hours.

For more information about each session, please view the

2024 October Long-Term Care Conference Flyer

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 8:45 AM (EDT)

    The voice of the most vulnerable must be heard through those who care for them. This session will describe the current state of health care and related policy at the federal level. It will also discuss the importance of advocacy issues and their relevance to long-term care.

    This session will describe the current state of health care and related policy at the federal level. It will also discuss the relevance to long-term care.

    To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this two-hour webinar in its entirety.

    Learning Outcome:

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Describe how public policies impact nursing practice and long-term care administration. 

    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

    Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

    Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

    Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

    Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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 #SW-0265. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.


    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Kathleen A. Curran

    Senior Director of Public Policy

    Catholic Health Association

    Kathleen A. Curran is Senior Director of Public Policy at the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Ms. Curran coordinates the development of public policy positions for the Association and works with other CHA staff to communicate CHA's public policy positions to Congress, the executive branch, the membership and other outside organizations. Ms. Curran has previously held positions at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. 

    Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Ms. Curran practiced law in Boston, MA, with the firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart. Ms. Curran is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law and Yale University.

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    The ever-changing regulations continue to challenge all staff as they navigate best practices in caring for elders. In this session, the speaker will provide an update on federal and state trends affecting long-term care providers, including the hot issues on survey, the federal staffing rule, payment policy and market trends.

    In this session, the speaker will provide an update on federal and state trends affecting long-term care providers, including the hot issues on survey, the federal staffing rule, payment policy and market trends. To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this two-hour webinar in its entirety.

    Learning Outcome:

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify the latest, federal and state regulatory trends and policy climate affecting long-term careers well as strategies for success. 

    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

    Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

    Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

    Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

    Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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 #SW-0265. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.


    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Brian Ellsworth, MA

    Vice President, Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Health Dimensions Group

    Brian Ellsworth has more than 30 years of experience in health care financing, delivery, and policy from both payor and provider perspectives. He has worked at Optum (UnitedHealth Group) and as a policymaker in New York’s Medicaid program. His extensive provider experience includes positions at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and senior leadership roles at statewide associations of home health, hospice, and long-term care providers. At HDG, Mr. Ellsworth leads efforts to develop value-based payment approaches for skilled nursing facilities and home- and community-based providers, including the development of continuing care networks and analysis of bundled payment opportunities. 

    His expertise includes the following: development of cutting-edge episodic and value-based payment systems; managed care strategy development for providers and payors seeking to bring value to the health care delivery system; development of regulatory streamlining and cost-saving proposals through leveraging technology and programmatic change; and analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals affecting all post-acute sectors and dual eligible managed care plans.

    At Optum, Mr. Ellsworth led efforts to develop a mobile technology solution to improve quality and program integrity for home care and medical transportation providers. His experience also includes federal and state demonstrations on home health pay for performance, Medicare capitation for the chronically ill, and dual eligible integration. At AHA, Mr. Ellsworth analyzed the impact of payment and quality monitoring policies for SNFs, hospital swing beds, IRFs, LTACHs, home health, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Throughout his career, Mr. Ellsworth’s thought leadership has resulted in a number of important refinements to post-acute, long-term care, and inpatient payment and quality monitoring systems for both Medicare and Medicaid. As a policymaker in New York, he led early efforts to develop managed long-term care plans for the dually eligible. He has served on federal and state technical advisory panels on a wide range of topics, such as long-term care financing reform, episodic reimbursement, and development of process and outcome measures for home health. 

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 12:45 PM (EDT)

    At a basic level, organizational ethics is the art and practice of living the organization’s stated values and mission, clearly and with integrity. Stated differently, when problems or complaints arise that pertain to organizational ethics, the issues can be traced most often to weakened lived expressions of the organizational values. This session will highlight the vital role leaders provide in enlivening organizational values from formal written and spoken communications, to team meetings and review processes. These leading practices strengthen organizational ethics.

    At a basic level, organizational ethics is the art and practice of living the organization’s stated values and mission, clearly and with integrity. Stated differently, when problems or complaints arise that pertain to organizational ethics, the issues can be traced most often to weakened lived expressions of the organizational values. This session will highlight the vital role leaders provide in enlivening organizational values from formal written and spoken communications, to team meetings and review processes. These leading practices strengthen organizational ethics.

    To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this two-hour webinar in its entirety.

    Learning Outcome:

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify the presence or absence of values in organizational life and techniques for values integrations. 

    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

    Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

    Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

    Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

    Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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 #SW-0265. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.


    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Philip McCallion, PhD

    Philip McCallion, PhD, is professor and director of the School of Social Work within the College of Public Health at Temple University. His research advances evidence-based interventions in health promotion, falls reduction, caregiver support, dementia management and service system redesign. McCallion is co-founder/co-principal investigator/co-applicant of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging, and co-investigator on longitudinal studies of dementia in persons with Down syndrome.

    McCallion is visiting/adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin, a John A. Hartford Foundation Social Work Faculty Scholar and Mentor, and a fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and of the Gerontological Society of America. Serving on international consensus panels and the board of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia, McCallion is the national consultant on intellectual disabilities and dementia for the U.S. National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center. 

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, Phil will discuss the latest updates on dementia including recommendations for prevention, treatment, and care. He will identify the most common types of dementia, brain changes, statistics and key characteristics. Phil will describe new approaches to assessment, medications, and brain health to help answer the question “What can we do for residents?” Along with caregiver support of family and staff, we must continue to build a workforce to maximize residents’ quality of life and care.

    This session will present the latest updates on dementia including recommendations for prevention, treatment, and care. Participants will learn about the most common types of dementia, brain changes, statistics and key characteristics. New approaches to assessment, medications, and brain health will be discussed to help answer the question, “What can we do for residents living with dementia?” Along with caregiver support of family and staff, it is critical to build a workforce to maximize residents’ quality of life and care.

    To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this one-hour webinar in its entirety.

    Learning Outcome:

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify dementia prevention, treatment, and care to maximize residents' quality of life and care. 

    Continuing Education

    Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

    Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

    Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

    Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

    Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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 #SW-0265. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.


    More Information

    If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

    Philip McCallion, PhD

    Philip McCallion, PhD, is professor and director of the School of Social Work within the College of Public Health at Temple University. His research advances evidence-based interventions in health promotion, falls reduction, caregiver support, dementia management and service system redesign. McCallion is co-founder/co-principal investigator/co-applicant of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging, and co-investigator on longitudinal studies of dementia in persons with Down syndrome.

    McCallion is visiting/adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin, a John A. Hartford Foundation Social Work Faculty Scholar and Mentor, and a fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and of the Gerontological Society of America. Serving on international consensus panels and the board of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia, McCallion is the national consultant on intellectual disabilities and dementia for the U.S. National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center.