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Program & Schedule

Full Conference Schedule coming soon!

  • Education sessions will begin at 1:00 on September 23rd and conclude at noon on September 25th
  • Monday night will feature a Welcome Reception.
  • Our Keynote session and our tradeshow luncheon will both be held on Tuesday the 24th.

Keynote Session

Igniting Creative Courage

Presented by Claudia Blumenstock, LNHA

Please join us for an exciting Keynote Session on Tuesday, September 24th!

As long-term care leaders gain footing in this “new normal” environment, there are opportunities to adapt leadership practices in ways we may have never previously considered. This means being bold and trying new ideas and approaches. It requires courage to change our mindsets and a willingness to experience the discomfort of creative change. This interactive presentation invites leaders to challenge the status quo. It explores courageous decision making from the perspective of taking calculated risks when faced with discomfort, uncertainty and opposition. Courageous creativity is an imperative for meaningful and effective ideas and solutions to address organizational issues. Through this lens, a fresh perspective can produce new tools and strategies to enhance the living and working environment.

 

Claudia Blumenstock, Founder and CEO of Copernicus, Inc., is a nationally recognized presenter and consultant with over 30 years of experience in long-term care. As a licensed nursing home administrator and health care professional, she has helped bring facilities through crises by creating work environments that value staff and focus on respectful and trusting relationships. Her innovative and interactive techniques, educational programs and consulting services provide practical strategies to manage adversity, enhance communication skills, build relationships and improve recruitment and retention. Working with facilities throughout the country, Claudia has helped leaders grapple with COVID and its effects on workforce hiring and retention, identifying strategies to manage the changing employment marketplace and to attract younger staff to long term care work. Copernicus has been a sub-contractor on a Utah Department of Health and Human Services grant project to improve leadership skills in long-term care settings.


 

Monday, September 23, 2024

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Correcting Deficiencies

Presented by Kimberly Bloor

Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office

You get some citations on your annual survey. What the heck do they mean? This session will help you decipher what the requirements are and how to effectively correct them to prevent a re-citation and yet another survey.

 

Assessing and Documenting Skin Failure Due to Multiorgan Involvement: Looking Beyond the Skin

Presented by Pamela Scarborough

United Wound Healing

This talk will review end-of -life skin failure as a diagnosis and list communication interventions that are important for family and residents’ representatives to prepare everyone for the coming event, the end-of-life. Specifically, the end-of-life in the presence of skin failure.

 

Igniting Creative Courage

Presented by Claudia Blumenstock, LNHA

Copernicus, Inc.

This interactive presentation invites leaders to challenge the status quo. It explores courageous decision making from the perspective of taking calculated risks when faced with discomfort, uncertainty and opposition. Courageous creativity is an imperative for meaningful and effective ideas and solutions to address organizational issues.

 

Substances Use Disorder in Nursing Home Residents

Presented by David Rodriguez

Comagine Health

In this presentation we will discuss management of residents with a substance use disorder diagnosis —what it is, how to address symptoms and communication as well as some key strategies for success to improve resident care.

 

Building Your Bench: Employee Recruitment and Retention

Presented by Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones Consulting LLC

In this workshop-style session, we will take a deep dive into strategies to help recruit, retain and engage a workforce. Participants will have the opportunity to apply key strategies using tools provided to Executive Coaching clients, that will allow them to bring a tangible strategic plan and interventions back to their own business.

 

The New Restorative Era- An Operational Approach to Restorative Services

Presented by Stephen Brown

EnerG by Aegis Therapies

Attendees will be provided with tools and best practices that help create a successful operational model that encompasses the requirements from an RAI/CMS perspective. Prepare to walk away with a better understanding of the requirements within PDPM, on top of the clinical benefits your residents will receive.

 

Psychotropic Stewardship – Practical Solutions to Impractical Challenges

Presented by Matthew Palmer

PharMerica

Psychotropic utilization is an ongoing priority in the LTC industry. This program will introduce attendees to strategies and best practices for optimizing psychotropic use through interdisciplinary team settings and will demonstrate how to develop successful recommendations that positively impact residents.

 

Emergency Preparedness: Moving Away from Paperwork Compliance to Actionable Plans

Presented by Jennifer Olson

Wallowa Valley Senior Living

In this session, we will cover emergency and disaster preparedness planning, give actionable tips to set up communities for success when completing drills or evacuations, review service plan best practice considerations, safety zone planning, how to write shelter agreements, community partnerships and After-Action Reviews.

 

Diabetes Treatment Updates for the Older Adult: Do We Really Need All These Medications?

Presented by Matthew Palmer

PharMerica

During this presentation, attendees will hear from two board certified geriatric pharmacists as they review and discuss the updated 2024 ADA guidelines for older adults. We will review current treatment options and discuss strategies designed to meet our residents’ goals of therapy while consolidating and minimizing medication burden.

 

Beyond Burnout – Why Overwhelm is a Serious Threat and What You Can Do to Prevent it

Presented by Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones Consulting LLC

This isn’t another basic session that teaches you how to take deep breaths, but rather takes an in-depth approach into the neuroscience of how our brains process stress and offers tangible steps that leaders can take today to help decrease their chances of burning out and how to help their team do the same.

 

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