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Thursday, March 22
 

1:30pm

TH10 | An Evolution in Transitions: Improving the Skilled Nursing Facility and Emergency Department Relationship
This session will lay the foundation for understanding, appreciating, and improving the compromised relationship that has existed between the emergency room and the skilled nursing facility. Experts from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will describe the current state of affairs and how these two institutions can begin to work together in a meaningful and collaborative way as advocates for their mutual patients, based on enhanced communication, education, and the recognition of common goals.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the challenges that exist in the transitions of care environment that act to compromise a purposeful relationship between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and emergency department (ED).
(2) Realize how the ED, through the work of ACEP, is understanding how it needs to re-define itself in it's care of patients and it's relationship to PA/LTC providers,
(3) Consider how "best practices" in transitioning patients between the ED and SNF can be implemented in both locales
(4) Appreciate how the "geriatric" emergency room can augment the care of patients and positively impact Population Health programs and the Triple Aim.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, CMD, PhD, completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric medicine, and Hospice and Palliative medicine. He is an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts medical school, and... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Beth Eber, MD CMD, received her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified Medical Director. She divides her time between... Read More →
avatar for Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO, MS, FACEP, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, is the Senior Vice President for the East Florida Division of Envision physician services where he oversees both Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine in a partnership with HCA. Prior to this, he was the Chief of Emergency Services for LifeBridge Health... Read More →
avatar for Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS, is a Hospitalist at the Denver VA Medical Center, where he was a former Chief of the Hospitalist service and former acting associate Chief of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the U of Colorado Medical School. He has a Master's Degree in Clinical... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas Ballroom D
 
Friday, March 23
 

11:00am

FR2 | Are we Doing Enough? A Need for New Approaches to Address Transitions of Care for the Older Adults Across Continuum of Care
This session will discuss key factors leading to ineffective care transitions, emphasize the need for a new approach to delivering transitional care, and describe an integrated approach to achieve optimal transitional care. This approach is based on best practices of different models of care transitions and has not been implemented yet. It has seven key elements based on factors that can help achieve effective care transitions: (1) effective communication among providers; (2) discussion of goals of care and advance directives; (3) functional assessment; (4) medication reconciliation; (5) co-ordination and effective implementation of a care plan; (6) timely and quality discharge summaries; (7) patient-centered instructions and risk-related education.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Implement key elements of an effective care transitions into patient care.
(2) Establish strong communication and collaboration with community physicians, and hospital, and home care teams to provide optimal patient care during care transitions.
(3) Implement strategies for effective communication with patients, families and care teams during care transitions.

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD

Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD

Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD, is medical director of multiple skilled nursing/long-term care facilities in Baltimore. She was trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Geriatrics and currently holds a part-time faculty position as assistant professor with Geriatric Medicine Department... Read More →
avatar for Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director of the Specialty Hospital Programs of the Johns Hopkins... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Arbaje, MD, MPH, PHD

Alicia Arbaje, MD, MPH, PHD

Alicia Arbaje, MD, MPH, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Transitional Care Research. She is based at the Center for Transformative Geriatrics Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is leading several studies that aim to develop performance measures... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas 1-2

11:00am

FR3 | Care of the Actively Dying
This session will discuss the special care needs of the actively dying resident, the special care needs of those in the last few hours to days of life, and review the barriers to meeting those needs. An interdisciplinary protocol developed at the Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility will be presented as an example of a successful model to overcome these barriers.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Identify four common physical findings associated with active dying.
(2) Recognize five common institutional barriers to provision of optimal care for the actively dying.
(3) Strategize solutions to overcome these barriers in their institutions.
(4) Recognize how the actively dying phase may affect the care planning for different members of the interdisciplinary team.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD

Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD

Jeffrey Nichols MD, CMD is the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health+Hospitals and a clinical affiliate of  NYU Langone Medical School. He is a regular columnist for Caring for the Ages and is the Treasurer... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Torres, MSW

Yvonne Torres, MSW

Yvonne Torres, LCSW, is the Director of Social Work at Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health and Hospitals. She is a graduate of Hunter College with an MSW from Columbia University. She has 24 years of experience in long term care and currently manages... Read More →
avatar for Sydonie Clementson, RN

Sydonie Clementson, RN

Sydonie Clementson, RN, is the Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Educator at Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health and Hospitals. She received her nursing degree from Helene Fuld College of Nursing in 2005, and was certified in Bioethics and Medical... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas Ballroom D

1:30pm

FR12 | Demonstrating Improvement in Pain Management Through a Novel, International Collaborative Approach to QI
This session will present the results of a 2-year improvement project to improve pain management for LTC residents among 12 senior care organizations in Canada and the United States. Beginning in January 2014, the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) initiated an improvement project to improve site and average performance on a number of quality improvement measures related to pain in LTC. Using the evidence-based InterRAI Clinical Assessment Protocol (CAP) for pain as well as the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) best practice guideline for pain, the SQLI developed a method to conduct an in-depth gap analysis based on best practice to develop an improvement plan based on individual gaps. This novel, collaborative approach is the first of its kind in the long-term care sector.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Define the organizational based interventions that have shown to lead to significant improvement in quality measures related to pain in LTC in both Canada and the US.
(2) Describe the best practice approaches to pain management in post-acute and LTC,
(3) Describe the elements of the gap analysis and how it can be applied other quality improvement projects in the LTC sector.
(4) Identify strategies, resources and supports necessary to drive change and success and the impact of this quality improvement approach on LTC policy.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Katz, MD, CMD

Paul Katz, MD, CMD

Paul Katz, MD, CMD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Florida State University, and a Past President of the American Medical Director's Association. He is the lead physician of the Working Committee of the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Plant, MSc

Jennifer Plant, MSc

Jennifer Plant, MSc, is the ‎Director of Clinical Practice at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. As a leader in the implementation of best practices, project coordination and quality improvement, Ms. Plant supports the Perley Rideau team in professional growth as well... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Retalic, MS, RN

Tammy Retalic, MS, RN

Tammy Retalic, MS, RN, is Hebrew SeniorLife’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. She has nearly 28 years of health care experience and spent the past thirteen years at HSL working with the organization's leadership team, employees and seniors as the... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Texas Ballroom D

1:30pm

FR13 | Drugs, Sex and Rock 'N Roll: Changing Times in LTC
The purpose of this session is to present a diverse panel of experts who will discuss the development of programs, policies, and clinical interventions at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale involving sexual expression and medical marijuana. This is a very unique opportunity for conference attendees to gain the perspectives of a CEO, CMD, and LTC consulting attorney in a fascinating 90-minute session that should not be missed.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe three novel programs at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale which may be used as models for change in participant facilities.
(2) Discuss strengths and limitations to use of medical marijuana in LTC.
(3) Review current or pending legislation which may impact the use of medical marijuana in LTC.
(4) Discuss leadership skills which facilitate change in the LTC environment.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Palace, MD, CMD

Zachary Palace, MD, CMD

Zachary Palace, MD, FACP, CMD, joined the medical staff of the Hebrew Home as a staff geriatrician in 2000 and was appointed Medical Director in 2006. He serves on various committees, including quality assurance, ethics, pharmacy, infection control and re-hospitalization review. He... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Reingold, JD, MSW

Daniel Reingold, JD, MSW

Daniel Reingold, JD, MSW, is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader and visionary in the field of aging. As President and CEO of RiverSpring Health, he has led breakthrough efforts to create revolutionary programs in elder care, has won numerous industry honors and has spoken... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN is a consulting clinical gero/neuropsychologist in Roseville, California and active AMDA member for the past nine years. She currently serves on the Boards of CALTCM and ABPLM, and is president of Psychologists in Long-Term Care.
avatar for Alan Horowitz, JD, RN

Alan Horowitz, JD, RN

Alan Horowitz, JD, RN, is a partner in the firm of Arnall, Golden, Gregory, LLP, and has specialized in legal matters related to nursing homes for the past 25 years. Mr. Horowitz previously served as counsel for CMS and now provides defense counsel for nursing homes and LTC provi... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Texas 5-6

1:30pm

FR16 | Antibiotic Stewardship in PA/LTC Facilities: Evidence-Based Approach on Starting and Sustaining a Successful Program
This session will provide guidance on starting and sustaining an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in their facilities. This will be achieved by introducing the core elements that are essential to a successful ASP. The presenters will provide practical tips on implementing all the core elements using easily available free resources. The audience will also have the opportunity to interact with experts, including those who are currently helping various LTC facilities in developing their own ASP. The ultimate goal of this session is to prepare medical directors, other clinical practitioners, and nursing home administrators for implementing a sustainable ASP at their facilities, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended core elements.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program and the related CMS regulations.
(2) Discuss the need for implementing antibiotic stewardship program with all seven CDC recommended core elements and the role of medical director in the implementation.
(3) Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken to implement each element of antibiotic stewardship program using easily available resources.
(4) Review the available resources needed to successfully start and sustain an antibiotic stewardship program.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS

Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS

Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE where he also serves as the medical director for Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion... Read More →
avatar for Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, is an infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has research support by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Her interests focus on surveillance and prevention of healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH, is a Principal Research Scientist in the Effective, Efficient, and Patient-Centered Health Care Program at the American Institutes for Research. She is a member of the Infection Control Sub-Committee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine... Read More →
avatar for Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jointly... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician and a medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Texas 3-4

1:30pm

FR17 | New Approaches to Healthcare: How Society Plans to Facilitate Innovative Experimentation
Health care is changing fast and no setting is being affected more than the PA/LTC setting. Stakeholders are demanding high quality, and so are patients and their families. In the context of these changes and funding constraints, the value of innovation and implementation has been amplified. Last year, the Society conducted an Innovations Forum that provided members a platform to voice their ideas around the Society's role in PA/LTC innovations. The message was clear: the Society needs to be the leader in PA/LTC innovation and change. In response, the Board of Directors nominated the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (IPAC) that consists of clinicians, entrepreneurs, and academicians to promote the Society as an innovations leader in the PA/LTC setting. In this session, IPAC leaders will provide an overview of the IPAC charter and initial projects undertaken by the group. The session will also invite several PA/LTC innovators to present their work to the audience who will then select the two winners of the first ever Society Innovations Challenge.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (IPAC) Charter for AMDA Innovations.
(2) Discuss next steps to incorporate Innovations in to AMDA's culture.
(3) Review finalists selected by the IPAC to compete in the Shark Tank competition.


Are YOU an Innovator? Have you created a system, device, or technology that will revolutionize care in PA/LTC medicine?

Submit your innovation to the Society’s Shark Tank Competition to promote your idea to the largest national audience in PA/LTC.

The Society’s first-ever Shark Tank Competition will highlight how innovators are tackling PA/LTC issues. This competition will feature innovation in the PA/LTC setting by showcasing new systems, devices, and technology with the goal to improve PA/LTC processes and outcomes.

DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE TO GAIN NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUR DISCOVERY!

For more information about this opportunity or to submit your idea, please go to https://paltc.org/shark-tank.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Laxton, CAE

Christopher Laxton, CAE

Christopher Laxton, CAE, is a career association professional with over 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, governance and operations and has been the Executive Director of AMDA since February 2013.
avatar for Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She began serving as a nursing home medical director in 2003 and as Director of Palliative Care at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for Arif Nazir, MD, CMD

Arif Nazir, MD, CMD

Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, is a geriatrician and the Chief Medical Officer for Signature HealthCare and in that capacity oversees delivery of innovative clinical programs in more than 130 skilled facilities across ten different states. Among many other previous roles, Dr. Nazir provided... Read More →
avatar for Charles deVilmorin, MA

Charles deVilmorin, MA

Charles DeVilmorin, MA, is the CEO and Co-founder of Linked Senior, Inc., the leading therapeutic engagement solution for senior care. His passion for Elders and the senior care industry started with his relationship with older members of his family and the thesis he wrote while attending... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Antonio 4-6

3:30pm

FR23 | Reducing Re-Hospitalizations Through Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration (ASCP/AMDA Joint Session)
Safe medication management in the vulnerable senior population and the avoidance of preventable medication errors during care transitions are building blocks of value-based care. Consultant pharmacists and medical directors are vital players in improving medication safety practices during these transitions to improve quality, reduce adverse drug events, prevent re-hospitalizations, and increase patient satisfaction. Join ASCP and AMDA leadership as they discuss how recent regulatory and legislative efforts affect transitions of care, how medications contribute to rehospitalizations, and how a collaborative effort between the medical director, consultant pharmacist, and facility staff can avoid readmissions. .

Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain how the Impact Act and Mega-Rule affect transitions of care.
(2) Describe potential financial penalties for skilled nursing facilities.
(3) Describe how medications contribute to the frequency of re-hospitalizations.
(4) Discuss how pharmacists, physicians, and other facility team members can collaborate to reduce hospital re-admissions.

Speakers
avatar for Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She began serving as a nursing home medical director in 2003 and as Director of Palliative Care at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA

Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA

Lori Aronson, NHA, MBA, is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership experience. She currently serves as a Vice President with the Lumeris Advisory Solutions team, a technology enabled services organization who serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations... Read More →
avatar for Chad Worz, PharmD

Chad Worz, PharmD

Chad Worz, PharmD, received his Bachelors of Science and PharmD from the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He developed an innovative clinical practice in the long-term care setting in Ohio and directed the pharmacy practice of a regional, independent pharmacy... Read More →
avatar for Marylee Grosso, RPh

Marylee Grosso, RPh

Marylee Grosso, BSPharm, RPh, PD, FASCP, is Managing Partner for HealthCare Consults, LLC an independent consulting company providing services to the LTPAC sector. Marylee’s expertise is in the many challenging LTPAC areas such as pharmacy relationship and management, medication... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Austin 4-6
 
Saturday, March 24
 

11:00am

SA3 | To D/C or Not to D/C: Implementing Deprescribing Into Your Clinical Practice
By reviewing the quality improvement (QI) process, this session will offer the PA/LTC health care provider evidence-based and practical suggestions to implementing deprescribing, or more specifically a deprescribing initiative, into clinical practice. It will also review communication techniques for deprescribing utilizing case-based vignettes.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Review the role of deprescribing in management of polypharmacy or potentially inappropriate medications in PA/LTC residents.
(2) Explore and debate the elements of a successful PA/LTC deprescribing initiative within the QAPI format.
(3) Practice communication strategies for deprescribing with residents, family and caregivers, and other practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, CGP

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, CGP

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, within the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and the palliative care clinical pharmacy specialist within the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute... Read More →
avatar for Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD, is an Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Programs. He has secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Clinical and... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Texas 1-2

11:00am

SA9 | What the Multidisciplinary Team in Nursing Homes Need to Know About Changing Models of Healthcare in the Community
This panel will discuss how changes in our care delivery systems across the country are integrating medical and social supports services for better outcomes for patients and families living in the community and skilled nursing facilities A range of models will be discussed to better deliver care such as case managers for high risk patients and how different states are moving to managed LTC services and supports (MLTSS) which include services for those living in nursing homes. Topics include: 1) how different states are changing how LTC services are delivered and financed, 2) how high risk patients are being managed more in the community with waiver programs, 3) how one state is using a social justice model to help older adults live at home, and 4) how a state is making accountable care organizations and incorporating LTC into the medical system.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe how different states are changing how long term care services are delivered and financed.
(2) Discuss how high risk patients are being managed more in the community with waiver programs.
(3) Explain how one state is using a social justice model to help older adults live at home.
(4) Review how one state is making Accountable Care Organizations and incorporating LTC.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Infussi Dobson

Camille Infussi Dobson

Camille Infussi Dobson is the Deputy Executive Director at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities. In that role, she provides executive leadership and policy guidance to state aging and disabilities agencies, focused on managed long-term services and... Read More →
avatar for Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, GNP

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, GNP

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, GNP, is the Secretary of Elder Affairs for the state of Massachusetts and who previously directed the nursing home division for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Obama administration.
avatar for Steven Counsell, MD

Steven Counsell, MD

Steven Counsell, MD, is CMO for Principium Health and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor in Geriatrics at Indiana University, School of Medicine. He was the Founding Director of the IU Geriatrics program from 1997-2016 and developed the Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Grapevine 1-2

2:30pm

SA19 | Pioneer Network: Helping You Find the Processes to Support Your Passion
For many providers, passion drives the desire to implement person-centered practices in their community. For others, the driver may not be passion, but the need to comply with the new regulatory requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We know that passion alone will not assure sustainable practices and certainly we have all seen attempts at regulatory compliance which are short lived, more of a band aid than a cure. Pioneer Network has long supported the need to create processes and systems to support passion and provide the foundation needed to sustain person-centered practices. In this session, we will explore some foundational practices that can support your passion and drive the implementation and sustainability of person-centered practices. We will identify resources to help build and develop the processes and systems, discuss how to use quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) to help in the development and sustainability of the person-centered practices, and discuss the role of the medical director in assuring that person-centered practices are the standard in the community.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Identify practices that are based on a medical model and describe ways to replace them with person-centered practices as required by CMS and consumers.
(2) Explain how to develop processes and systems that will support the sustainability of person-centered practices.
(3) Implement strategies within QAPI to implement PCC practices in a systematic way to ensure sustainability.
(4) Find resources to help in the development of processes and systems supporting person-centered practices and recognize how medical practitioners can serve as leaders in this change effort.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD

Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD

Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD, is a graduate of Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Evans is a member of Blue Ridge Long Term Care Associates, which is based in Charlottesville... Read More →
avatar for Joan Devine, RN-C, LNHA

Joan Devine, RN-C, LNHA

Joan Devine, RN-C, LNHA, is Director of Education for the Pioneer Network. She has worked with organizations for the past 18 years aiding them in the implementation of person-centered practices working primarily in skilled and assisted living communities. Ms. Devine has spoken nationally... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grapevine Ballroom B

4:00pm

SA23 | Addressing the Needs and Challenges of Younger Adults in LTC
This session will examine differing needs and risks associated with younger residents in LTC. Speakers will discuss reasons for the growth of this population, and associated challenges as LTC facilities and staff adapt to individuals who may be very long-term residents whom are tech savvy, may retain considerable physical or cognitive capacity, and also may retain interests or personality traits that can be very difficult to manage in a traditional SNF setting.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe common medical conditions affecting younger residents and psychosocial correlates of these conditions.
(2) Identify risks that may be associated with younger residents and a strategy to mitigate them.
(3) Develop a care plan to address psychosocial issues of younger residents including activity and risk management components.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, is a full-time medical director for the County of San Diego 192-bed distinct part skilled nursing facility serving a younger, safety net population for 18 years. Her facility is 5 stars (CMS 20/20), has been named a top nursing home in US News and World... Read More →
avatar for Robert Gibson, JD, PhD

Robert Gibson, JD, PhD

Robert Gibson, PhD, JD, is the psychologist at Edgemoor DP SNF. He is also licensed as an attorney. In addition to provision of psychological services and evaluations, Dr. Gibson has focused on a range of subjects including surrogate decision-making, assessment of decision-making... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dallas 5-7