2023 Care of the Older Adult

November 3-4, 2023: 2023 Care of the Older Adult
In-Person Location: MU School of Medicine, Columbia
Live Virtual: EventsAir

Health care providers need the opportunity to gain knowledge in interdisciplinary approaches to clinical management and ethical treatment of older adults. This conference provides a forum to discuss complex care issues common to all who care for the older adult, and an awareness of innovative models of geriatric care delivery. The focus is on promoting excellence in gerontology health care by keeping abreast of the latest evidence-based practice.


LeadingAge – Leadership and Management Excellence Strategies for Success Learning Series

Leadership and Management Excellence: Strategies for Success Learning Series

LeadingAge Missouri in Partnership with LeadingAge Kansas is proud to offer this engaging seven-part learning series will provide practical and relevant strategies to help you improve your leadership and management skills.

November 7, 2023: Personal Effectiveness and Replenishment: How to be In Control, Make the Most of Your Time, and Enjoy Life


Medicare from Start to Finish

November 8, 2023: Medicare from Start to Finish Workshop

This workshop will review the SNF QRP reports from CASPER that provides information about the Medicare Part A stays in your SNF. It will also explore factors impacting SNF PPS assessment schedule, PDPM basics, and consolidating billing that can impact the financial facet of the facility. It also explains Medicare eligibility, coverage, and skilling criteria. The completion of the MDS is becoming more difficult and confusing, this workshop will help clear up the confusion surrounding this process. This workshop is geared towards those individuals working in long‐term care who have a leadership role such as ADM, DON, ADON, or MDS Coordinator.


Professional Development Webinars from VOYCE

November 9, 2023: Professional Development: Approaching Dementia with Determination and Dignity

When it comes to interventions for dementia, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The key to treating patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s is understanding the signs and symptoms of progression, behaviors that arise, and the notion that drugs aren’t the only treatment option. Join VOYCE to learn about interventions to bring relief to and preserve the dignity of residents in all care settings.


PDPM for Leaders

November 14, 2023: PDPM for Leaders

The Patient Driven Payment Model is the payment methodology used for traditional Medicare Part A residents, some managed care companies, and for some state Medicaid systems. This session will highlight what SNF leaders need to know and monitor for financial integrity and documentation compliance. We will discuss effective oversight of the MDS process and what data/reports exist that can be used for monitoring.


LeadingAge Long-Term Care Legal Education Series

Legal Series Webinars

Long-Term Care has been among the most litigated field in the USA. This series, delivered by expert attorneys, will share experiences and best practices to incorporate into your community. The entire series or individual sessions can be purchased.

November 15, 2023: Hot Survey Issues
November 28, 2023: Best Practices for Policies


Center of Excellence for Behavior Health in Nursing Facilities Cohort Sessions

Beginning September 2023, the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) will host six (6) one-hour monthly cohort sessions. These sessions are FREE to attend! Join us for the opportunity to learn industry best practices from other nursing facilities and behavioral health subject matter experts. With the support of COE-NF behavioral health specialists, you will be able to implement the learnings in your facility.

November 16, 2023: Screening for Mental Health & Substance Use in the Skilled Setting
December 14, 2023: Engaging with Residents: Effective Communication Skills
January 18, 2024: Incorporating BH & SUD into Individualized Assessment & Person-Centered Care
February 15, 2024: De-escalating Behavior

Please see the flyer and register here.


LeadingAge Missouri – Sales Webinar

November 16, 2023: Reaching Maximum Capacity: Improving Sales & Customer Experience

The selling landscape has changed: more competition, more individuals involved in the decision-making process, and more ways for buyers to research their options before ever talking with someone on your team. To reach and maintain maximum capacity, there are two key areas where you need to excel: (1) delivering a customer experience that creates champions for your community’s brand and (2) providing a prospect experience that sets you apart immediately and moves them forward efficiently. With the right strategies, you’ll not only convert more prospects but also foster strong customer–and employee–satisfaction.


VOYCE’s Upcoming Education Events

VOYCE Community Education Series

November 16, 2023: Put Yourself First While Planning the Last Chapter
December 12, 2023: Aging in Place Part 1: What’s in it for Me?
January 16, 2024: Aging in Place Part 2: Comparing Programs and Financials

VOYCE believes it is essential for long-term care residents, their loved ones, and the professionals who care for them to have up-to-date knowledge on topics affecting their community. That is why VOYCE’s Education Program is vital to fulfilling its mission. VOYCE provides free education to empower individuals and families to make better-informed decisions about the continuum of care and better understand those personally and professionally connected to aging adults. Join VOYCE for free webinars monthly on imperative topics affecting individuals and their families across the continuum of care.


Action Pact’s Conversations with Carmen

This year Carmen Bowman will be hosting and presenting the Back to the Future: Moving Dining Forward series with Linda Bump MPH, RD (Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Action Pact consultant).

November 17, 2023: Are you still not celebrating various ethnicities & incorporating themes into the life of your home starting with food and the dining experience?


MALA 2023 ALF Community Based Assessment Training

November 28-30, 2023: ALF Resident Assessment Training
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia

As required by 198.005 RSMo and 19 CSR 30-86.047, residents of Assisted Living Facilities are required to undergo a community based assessment performed by an appropriately trained and qualified individual. This individual must complete a DHSS approved 24- hour training program prior to performing resident assessments. The MALA ALF Assessment Training satisfies this regulatory requirement.


Missouri Medicaid Reimbursement Update – Webinar

November 29, 2023: Missouri Medicaid Reimbursement Update
Speakers: Camille Lockhart, Sherri Robbins and Juli Pascoe

Join LeadingAge for this webinar that will include the implementation of the MO Medicaid plan and the impact on providers, strategies on what matters now, and discuss findings in other CMI states that are calculating CMI under PDM.


VOYCE Transportation Resources Presentation

December 5, 2023: Transportation Resources for Older Adults
Location: St. Louis County Library Lewis & Clark Branch

What can I do when my ride cancels, and I cannot attend doctor appointments, shopping, church, and other social events? Learn about community resources and organizations specializing in transportation for older adults that help to address loneliness and isolation in our community.


RAI Process from Start to Finish

December 5-6, 2023: RAI Process from Start to Finish Workshop

This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end and at each item of the MDS. The MDS is used for both a clinical and a financial assessment and will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the clinical & financial requirements. This includes a basic understanding of PDPM and how it correlates within the RAI process. This workshop reviews how to gain access to and read the MDS reports from CASPER to self-audit your RAI process and look at your QMs. This workshop is designed for the MDS Coordinator and Care Plan Coordinator, or for the DON or ADM who needs a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI Process.


MALA Train the Trainer

December 6, 2023: 2023 Train the Trainer

Participants must receive approval in order to attend this workshop. Those wishing to attend must submit the application and all other necessary paperwork to MALA at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.