October 22, 2019: Restorative Sleep: Lessons Learned, Barriers Encountered, Successes Achieved
Location: Orlando’s Event Center, Maryland Heights
October 29, 2019: Restorative Sleep: Lessons Learned, Barriers Encountered, Successes Achieved
Location: St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City
Restorative Sleep: Lessons Learned, Barriers Encountered, Successes Achieved
Presenters: Dave Walker, BSE, LNHA and Mendy Wibbenmeyer
The Restorative Sleep Vitality Program (RSVP) was an 18-month grant program sponsored by MC5. Thirty (30) skilled homes from across the state started this project and this presentation will explain some of the lessons learned, barriers encountered, and successes achieved. The goal of the program was to create a sleep culture for elders by promoting active engagement during the day and restful restorative sleep at night. This presentation will explain how sleep and lack of sleep affects a person’s 24-hour day, and will give participants some practical tips and strategies to create a Sleep Culture for their own residents. Staff from one of the collaborative homes will share their own personal experience.
This presentation will teach you the importance of Restorative Sleep by learning to identify and implement at least ten interventions to re disturbances to nighttime sleep. You will also discover the negative affect of fragmented sleep on the human body. Participating homes will share their insight and discuss how implementing Restorative Sleep as changed their culture. You will learn to apply this knowledge and make it work for your environment!