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Conference details:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019:

8:00-9:30 am       Opening Keynote, “Dream Big, Dream Like a Champion!”—John Cook, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Volleyball Coach

9:30-10:00 am      Book signing and photo opportunities with Coach Cook

10:15-11:15 am:   

1A- What If … We Merged Emergency Preparedness Regulation into our Person-Centered Practice? - Jeff Ahl & DeAnn Larson, ArCuretecture

1B- Trauma-Informed Care - Kathleen Weissberg, Select Rehab

 1C- It’s My Life, What If I Make the Choices - Jeanette Denson, Custer Care Center

11:30–12:30 pm: 

2A- Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Caregivers - Kathleen Weissberg, Select Rehab

2B- RoPs Phase 3 – Is Your Community Ready? - Janine Finck-Boyle, LeadingAge National

2C- How Music and Technology are Elevating Cognitive Care - Andrew Tubman, SingFit

12:45-1:45 pm      Interactive Business Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm:       

3A- What If You Maximized Each Employee's Natural Talents? - Roger Stortenbecker, Collaborative Industries, Inc.

3B- What is a Table Top Drill or Full-Scale Exercise, How Do I Find and/or Conduct One and Why Should I Care? - Jerry Nevins, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home 

3C- Montessori Method of Dementia Care, Part 1 - Dr. Anna Fisher, Hillcrest & Alice Roberts, Montessori teacher

3:15-4:15 pm:        

4A- NEHII–Taking Data to a New Level - Jaime Bland, CEO NEHII

4B- Vital Signs for Your Team’s Communication - Betty VanWoert, MMIC

4C- Montessori Method of Dementia Care, Part 2 - Dr. Anna Fisher, Hillcrest & Alice Roberts, Montessori teacher (no break at 4:15)

4:30-5:30 pm:        

5A/B- Addressing the Opioid Crisis and Medication Reconciliation with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Kevin Borcher, PharmD, NEHII PDMP Program Director 

5C- Montessori Method of Dementia Care, Part 3 - Dr. Anna Fisher, Hillcrest & Alice Roberts, Montessori teacher

Thursday, March 7, 2019

8:00-9:30 am  LeadingAge National update and keynote - Carol Silver Elliott, LeadingAge National Board Chair-elect, CEO/President of Jewish Home Family, Rockleigh, NJ

9:45-10:45 am:      

6A- Through the Eyes of a Serial Entrepreneur: Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships, and New Business Models in Long Term Care - Mike Schied, Clinical Synergy

6B- Survey Process – Beginning, Middle and End:  How to be Ready, Steady and Stay Calm! – Janine Finck-Boyle, LeadingAge National

6C- Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Resident’s Rights - Penny Clark, State LTC Ombudsman

11:00 am-12:15 pm   Interactive Business Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm:     

7A- Critical Elements of a Plan of Correction - Connie Vogt, DHHS

7B- Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment: Improving Quality of Care by Empowering your Team to Build a Stronger Nursing Home Foundation - Tammy Baumann, HCQIS



Join us Wednesday evening from 6-8:30 (March 6th) for our social, Casino Night! Each attendee will receive $1000 play money to use for blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and chuck-a-luck. At the end of the evening all play money can be exchanged for raffle tickets to be entered in a drawing for prizes! The Casino Night is being provided free of charge by Martin Bros, Quality 1st Insurance, and HCIS/MBS.



Future Conference Dates:


Fall Conference - October 9-10 (Lincoln, NE)

National Conference - October 27-30 (San Diego, CA)



Spring Conference - March 11-12 (Kearney, NE)

Fall Conference - October 14-15 (Lincoln, NE)

National Conference - November 1-4 (San Antonio, TX)