2019 Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Sunday August 4, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Surveyor/Ombudsman Session
(Providers, residents and families welcome)

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

Guide:
Marianne Bradshaw, Ombudsman Team Leader, Direction Home

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.

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

Guides:
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.

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. – ?
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
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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!