- June 8-9, 2017: 2017 Changing the Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
- Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills
Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.
The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.
See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers.
Throughout the day there are multiple opportunities to interact with exhibitors who showcase long-term care services across Greater St. Louis.
In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earn 7.25 CEUs.
Registration for all includes breakfast and lunch.
- Register online to join over 300 expected attendees
- Sign Up as a Sponsor to reach the long-term care community including families needing your services
Please see the VOYCE event page for more information.
MU Leadership Development Academy for Long-Term Care
- April 2016 – October 2016: Kansas City and Springfield
Enrollment is now open for the next professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri. Long-term care can be challenging, but the academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees. The academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.
Please see the brochure and registration details on the MU Leadership Development Academy’s web page here.
Conversations with Carmen
- April 14, 2017: From Annoyances to Conflict: How Much is Miscommunication Costing Your Organization?
- Guest Presenter: Ray Rusin, Quality Training Associates; Certified Workplace Conflict Mediator, retired RI Survey Agency Director
Day-to-day petty annoyances are experienced by each of us and are a fact of life. Without a strategic focus on recognizing and dealing with natural annoyances early, many grow into costly conflict events negatively impacting residents’ quality of care and quality of life. We will discuss how ordinary annoyances interrupt the smooth operation of any organization, how to best prepare team members for coping with annoyances and ways to wisely handle any resulting conflicts. Find out what conflict may be costing your organization.
For more information and registration, please see the event details here.
MALA Training & Events
More information about these and other training events can be found on MALA’s training & event webpage.
Consumer Voice Webinar
- March 15, 2017: A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations-Part II
- Presenters: Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
Toby Edelman, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Robyn Grant, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Consumer Voice
Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, Consumer Voice
The Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging, and Center for Medicare Advocacy are continuing to examine the revised federal nursing home regulations the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released on October 4, 2016. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the following sections of the revised regulations:
- Admission, Return, and Bedhold
- Visitation Rights
- Rehabilitation Services
Join this webinar to hear experts from all three organizations discuss changes in the regulations and their impact on the care delivered to consumers.
Space is limited. Register here.
Action Pact Workshop
- March 9, 2017: The recipe for Self-Led Teams
- Location: The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Care, Kansas City, KS
This interactive, experiential learning session will set you on the path to cooking up self-led teams in your environment. We all talk team and face the challenges of creating, maintaining and supporting teams. Team experience, shared leadership tools, and take away resources will flavor your own successful recipes for self-led teams. Don’t expect to sit still!
Please see the Action Pact event page for more information and registration.
MU Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop
- March 15-17, 2017: Second Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop
- Location: Pre-Conference at Sinclair School of Nursing (March 15)
Main Conference at Peachtree Banquet Center (March 16-17)
The purpose of the Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop (regular conference) is to enhance the knowledge and skills of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in all settings regarding how to assess, manage and treat commonly occurring health disorders across the lifespan. Hands-on workshops will be offered for advanced chest, abdominal and skeletal X-ray interpretation as well as basic and advance suturing. Topics will focus on the entire lifespan, including opioid addiction, chronic pain, ADHD, autism, geriatric mental health issues, common cardiac conditions, infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship, skin assessment, and wound care techniques.
Please see the full description on the event page for more details.
Montessori for Aging and Dementia
- May 18-19, 2017: Montessori for Aging and Dementia
- Location: The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, St. Louis
Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, their community, and their choices so that they may live as independently as possible. This two-day program focuses on the Montessori for Aging and Dementia program criteria as established by the AMI. Participants will receive handouts, a copy of the book I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and a certificate of completion from AMI.