Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Sunday August 4, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Surveyor/Ombudsmen Session
(Providers, residents and families welcome)
Location: Grand Ballroom C

Recognizing a Shared Vision: Building and Maintaining Collaborative Working Relationships for Lasting Culture Change

Marianne Bradshaw

Marianne Bradshaw, Ombudsman Team Leader, Direction Home
Sherry Culp, KY State LTC Ombudsman, Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
Charles “Chuck” Ballou, BSN, MBA, RN, Human Services Surveyor / Assistant Regional PRomgram Manager, Office of Inspector General, Louisville, KY

Sherry Culp

Session Summary: As regulators, advocates and providers, we all understand the importance of communication and collaborative relationships in achieving real culture change. This session will explore team development, the role of leadership in building effective teams, and the behaviors or events that can undermine our best efforts. We will identify ways to build trust through open and respectful dialogue and work through disruptive conflict. Though our goals are the same, we recognize that there is often a difficult working relationship between care providers, surveyors and ombudsmen. Through facilitated discussion, we will explore options for a more collaborative approach to the shared goal of person-centered care while respecting necessary roles in the survey process.

Sunday August 4, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Combs Chandler

Implementing the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Across the Continuum of Care

Sam Fazio

Doug Pace

Sam Fazio, Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research Care and Support, Alzheimer’s Association
Doug Pace, MHA, Director, Mission Partnerships, Alzheimer’s Association
Home Care Provider

Session Summary: This session will explore some of the key recommendations of the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and an update on the latest in dementia care research. Three providers from across the continuum of long-term care and community-based settings will discuss how they are implementing the recommendations in their organizations and highlight the importance of tracking outcomes to ensure the delivery of quality dementia care. This interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to also share their best practices, successes and challenges.

Sunday August 4, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom A/B

Welcome: Exploring How to Make it Happen!

Join fellow conference attendees for a fun and interactive experience. A great place to meet up with old friends, and an opportunity to begin making new friends — this is a chance to get to KNOW EACH PERSON! What better way to see who is at the conference than with the traditional Roll Call of States, Provinces and Nations. And there’s more. Joan Devine, Pioneer Network Director of Education, will lead an interactive presentation where together we will explore the “Language of a New Culture of Aging.” And of course, there will be practical information shared like tips for getting around the conference site, navigating the conference App and where to find what you need to make the 2019 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging a person-centered experience for you!

Sunday August 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. – ?
Meet at the registration area
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Discover Louisville Walk

As they tell us when we fly, you have to “put your oxygen mask on first.” The need to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others is certainly true for the Pioneers who will be joining us in Louisville. And to help you find ways to put this into action, there will be opportunities throughout the conference to participate in short activities designed to help you take care of you — to put your oxygen mask on first!

The Discover Louisville Walk is a great way to do something good for yourself and since we are all “multi-taskers,” Pioneer Network would like to help you put that skill to good use as you take a leisurely guided walk through downtown Louisville. You will be taking care of yourself as you learn about things to do and see during your stay — including where to eat, a good last stop on the walk!

Monday August 5, 2019
10:40 a.m.- 11:10 a.m.

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Yoga Anywhere

Join Lisa Milliken, Education Specialist with Select Rehabilitation, as she teaches you Yoga poses that you can do at work. Poses like Seated Crescent Moon pose, wrist and finger stretches, Chair Pigeon Pose, Desk Upward Dog Pose and more.

Monday August 5, 2019
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Chair Chi for Everyone

Have you heard of Chair Chi and the benefits it has for elders, but not sure just what it is all about? Then join Lisa Milliken, as she demonstrates some techniques to help you and for you to bring home for the elders you support.

Monday August 5, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsor/Exhibitor Gallery

Networking Reception: Putting the FUN in Relationships

Pioneer Network Values and Principles tell us that relationships are fundamental building blocks of a transformed culture. Enjoy appetizers and drinks as you network with our exhibitors, sponsors and your fellow pioneers. You’re sure to find the FUN in those FUNdamental building blocks as you form new relationships!

Tuesday August 6, 2019
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Meet in the main lobby of the Galt House

Explore the River Walk

What better way to start the day than to step out the doors of Galt House and take a stroll along the beautiful Ohio River?  Walking at a leisurely pace, you can chat with fellow pioneers as you take in the view, and return to the Galt House in plenty of time to catch the morning session.

Tuesday August 6, 2019
9:40 a.m. – 10:100 a.m.

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First:  Strategies to Decrease Daily Stress

Ever get stressed while working?  Then how about joining Lisa Milliken from Select Rehab as she shares with you some stress relievers that you can do at work?  You’ll learn some progressive relaxation, visualization, deep breathing, engaging your senses, and even laughing!

Tuesday August 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the registration area

Gallery Walk:  Exploring the 2019 Poster Sessions and Story Boards

Storytelling…what great way to learn and a fun way to share.  That is what will be happening as you check out the Poster Sessions located in the Sponsor & Exhibitor area.  Using their posters to guide in the storytelling, guide Margie McLaughlin will take you on a guided tour where you will have an opportunity to hear about the work being done by fellow pioneers and engage them in a conversation that might spark an idea for your community.  What a great way to promote growth and development for all.