Engagement is essential to building relationships and knowing each person, and these are two of the keys to Quality of Life for the residents and staff. Understand how to better communicate with each other as well as ideas for how to engage in ways that promote meaning and purpose for all.

Activities of Daily Living – Supporting Independence (Focus on ADL and Rehab Restorative CEP)

Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, Select Rehab Session Objectives At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Explain the role of the Rehab/Restorative Nursing Assistant in facilitating independence in activities of daily living Identify common adaptive devices and techniques used for self-care activities Describe evidence-based task-centered ADL approaches for individuals with cognitive decline (i.e., dementia) State the correlation and purpose of the ADL and Restorative Critical Element Pathways for nursing care List resident characteristics that might trigger a referral to skilled OT, PT, or SLP therapy service

Can People with Dementia Read?

Shake up conventional notions about what it means to read and what adult text should look like.

Empowering Elders with Technology

A can’t-miss discussion on empowering elders with technology.

Giving and Receiving: Creating a Culture of Relationship with Persons Living with Dementia

Speakers: Anna Ortigara, RN, MS Chris Mulrooney, MPS, PhD Direct care workers face many challenges every day. Leaders also face many challenges if we are to be in right relationship with direct care workers. Do we understand, and are we... Read more

Innovative Intergenerational Arts Programming in Response to the Pandemic: Five Programs in Three Countries

Learn to maintain intergenerational connections around the arts when in-person visits are not possible.

Meet and Go Beyond New CMS Regulations by Engaging Residents with Real Life (focus: Activities Critical Element Pathway)

Guide: Carmen Bowman, MHS, BSW, Owner Edu-Catering  

Purposeful Engagement: The Challenge, the Opportunity, the Example

A discussion of the key components of purposeful engagement, ideas for integrating purpose into the resident experience, and how technology can amplify the engagement experience for elders, family, and staff.

Rules of Participation: Helping to Drive Person Centered Engagement

Join us as we take a deep dive into this hot topic. For those communities on their culture change journey, the Rules of Participation, the first major overhaul in the federal regulation and survey process in over 30 years, is good news, with Person-Centered Care and Engagement at its epicenter. This focus on Quality of Life has been long over-due and is great news for Activity Professionals and for all who are serving Elders in long-term care settings.

Story Sharing: Connecting with Residents and their Families — Toward Person-Centered Meaningful Care

Diane Heliker, RN, PhD The focus of this presentation is to illustrate how story, the narrative of one’s lived experiences, reveals what is most meaningful to each unique resident in long-term care communities. A sampling of research findings addressing story... Read more