Establishing an Emergency Operations Plan
Recorded on February 11, 2014
This webinar will provide an overview of the criteria needed to establish an Emergency Operations Plan. All emergency operations plans should include plans for organization recovery as well as some suggestions for training and drills. Training on the Emergency Operations Plan is critical to support your response and recovery from a potential disaster. Paul McManus will describe the purpose of a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) as well as how to complete one for your community living space. The HVA will help identify what procedures are necessary, what emergency situations could have the most significant impact, and what areas should be the focus of mitigation and training efforts. The webinar will also outline how to develop and emergency policy and review the pieces that are important to include.
The Art of Self-Care for the Caregiver
Recorded on January 28, 2014
This presentation will discuss how the stress experienced by caregivers, impacts the body and the long term effect this stress has on caregiving. Mary T. O'Neill will provide solutions with some self-care steps that reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, and empower us as caregivers. Participants will also learn about setting goals, staying motivated and dealing with feelings of anger, guilt and depression, and ways to develop increased confidence and ability to cope with the demands of caregiving.
Engaging Aging: BLESSING OR BURDEN?
Recorded on November 19, 2013
This webinar will examine several aspects of aging including our own attitudes toward aging. Some of the topics to be covered: where am I in the aging process; value of reaching out; ongoing formation; living and working with negative personalities; working with non-compliant elders; and can we laugh at ourselves as we age?
2013 Legal and Regulatory Updates for Long-term Care
Recorded on November 6, 2013
This session will provide an overview of survey and certification protocols and requirements. The discussion will also focus on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discretionary authority in levying fines and sanctions against Medicare and Medicaid long term care facilities. A presentation of recent CMS imposed sanctions, along with frequently cited deficiencies and how to proactively address situations will be included. The session will cover current actions taken by the Office of the Inspector General and other law enforcement bodies to fight healthcare fraud and abuse.
Caring for Aging Persons in Body, Mind and Spirit
Recorded on October 31, 2013
This webinar will provide the importance of using appropriate interventions in the care of a frail older person. Fr. Myles, using the Catholic Tradition as an example will discuss the common barriers to good palliative care and explain some of the guiding principles on the value of life and the excessive use of medical interventions. A review of three trajectories of dying will be included along with a discussion of the common findings that are associated with frailty in elders. This session will cover the different palliative care paradigms and outline key questions for the assessment of the frail older person.
Understanding Dementia and the Approaches that Work
Recorded on August 20, 2013
The presentation will cover the presenting signs and symptoms of dementia, how a diagnosis is confirmed, the stages of the disease, what to expect, and successful strategies for continuing to support quality of life including communication skills, connecting with things remembered, managing environments, supporting safety and assisting with day to day care.
Seeds for Contemplation: Giving Yourself a Holy Aging
Recorded on May 14, 2013
Using insights from the social sciences this webinar will offer guidance to meet the challenges we will all face, so as to turn the last quarter into the richest time of our lives.
Care for the Caregiver
Recorded on February 12, 2013
Caring for others requires caring for oneself - an understandable statement but not always easy to implement for those who dedicate their lives to the service of others. This one-hour webinar will examine the issues that cause caregiver burnout, and offer some solutions to keep caregivers refreshed, rejuvenated and able to balance care for themselves, as well as those in their care.