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Friday, March 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
FR14 | Advanced Care Planning: Using the PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly Model Practice)

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This session will demonstrate the benefits of integrating the National PACE Association (NPA) model practices in discussion of goals of care in LTC facilities. The three presenters will discuss how the NPA model practice was developed and the synergies that these model practices bring to LTC facilities. The presenters will also detail the “nuts and bolts” in implementing these goals of care discussion including approaches to staffing, training, care coordination, as well as with challenges and opportunities. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore with presenters the details of the program and identify elements applicable to their own programs.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe a process to identify goals of care utilizing the National PACE Association Model Practice and how they may be utilized for advanced care planning.
(2) Explain how integrating goals of care discussion increases the quality of care of all residents in nursing home.
(3) Describe the fundamentals of shared decision making in the application of person-centered care.
(4) Utilize effective communication with patients, staff, families and caregivers.

avatar for Renee Connolly, DNP, APRN

Renee Connolly, DNP, APRN

Renee Connolly, DNP, APRN, is a full-time nurse practitioner at Germantown Home (180-bed post-acute and long-term care facility) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acquired her Masters at University of Pennsylvania and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Widener University. She... Read More →
avatar for Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD

Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD

Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, is Medical Director of Geriatrics Service and PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) for CentraHealth in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Sellers is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Geriatric Medicine and in Hospice and... Read More →
avatar for Luz Ramos-Bonner, MD, MBA, CMD

Luz Ramos-Bonner, MD, MBA, CMD

Luz Ramos-Bonner, MD, MBA, CMD, is the Network Medical Director for NewCourtland Senior Services overseeing the Primary Care Practice that provides medical directorship and primary care to all NewCourtland’s LIFE programs, nursing homes and other initiatives such as transitions... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Dallas 5-7
  Clinical Medicine