Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care (FULL DAY WEBINAR)

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Registration/Dial In ………………… 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Program ……………………………… 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lunch ……………………………….. 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Program ……………………………… 11:40 AM - 2:30 PM

Presenter: Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Care Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia. Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS dementia classification model and the Positive Approach to Care training strategies. Teepa is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience.

Webinar description: The session is designed to help care partners better understand why the person they are trying to help may at times exhibit ‘challenging behaviors.’ It will focus on looking beyond the disease to recognize other possible factors. This problem-solving approach will be presented to help reduce the intensity, frequency, or occurrence of challenges. This will also help develop better communication skills when working with people living with dementia by emphasizing the value of empathetic and supportive communication. The overall goal is to reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and resistive behaviors by using effective verbal and physical skills. It will also focus on helping develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur.

This session will include:

  1. List of six factors that may be used to determine what may be contributing to ‘challenging behaviors’
  2. Discuss the value of knowing the person and their history in effective communication efforts.
  3. Describe & use empathetic & supportive communication techniques when interacting with a person living with Dementia.
  4. Identify the degree of involvement the person with dementia is experiencing
  5. Discriminate between helping at the ‘just right’ level and neglect or ‘taking over’

LeadingAge Nebraska members:
$95 for the first attendee, $40 for each additional from the same facility.
Non-members: $115 for the first attendee, $50 for each additional from the same facility.

Continuing Education: No nursing CEs are available for this program. 6.3 hours of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this workshop. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations.


Webinar: Medical Marijuana and CBD in Senior Living

Postponed Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00pm CT
Registration deadline: Friday, Setpember 11, 2020
Cost: FREE

Overview: In this webinar you will explore the conflict between state and federal laws with medical marijuana and learn best practices if allowing medical marijuana and CBD use by residents or staff.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the conflict between state and federal laws that impact how senior living providers address medical marijuana use by residents and staff.
  • Consider legal and practical differences between use of medical and recreational marijuana and CBD products.
  • Identify best practices for mitigating risk if allowing medical marijuana or CBD use by residents or staff.


Cory Kallheim, LeadingAge Cory Kallheim is Vice President, Legal Affairs and Social Accountability and oversees all legal-related issuesaffecting LeadingAge members, particularly but not exclusively in the areas of social accountability/tax exemption, fair housing/discrimination, disability law, professional liability, compliance, nonprofit governance issues, and tort law.  In addition, Cory oversees LeadingAge’s legal committee activities.

Sharon Caulfield,  Caulfield Law, LLC.   Sharon Caulfield established her health law practice in 1982, and retired from the full-time practice of law in 2019.  She is now available for special projects such as policy initiatives, internal investigations, and compliance.  Ms. Caulfield's professional experience has been to work with health care providers on governance, regulatory and billing compliance, corporate transactions, fraud and abuse strategic advice, government investigations, antitrust advice, employment matters, and managed care contracting. A significant portion of Ms. Caulfield's activities have been in long term care and senior living ventures. 

Registration Information: Connection instructions and handout materials will be emailed to the primary person listed on the registration 1-2 days prior to the program.

Continuing Education Credit: 1 hour of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this webinar. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations.

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Fearless in the Face of Crisis - On-demand training from Denise Boudreau-Scott, President of DRIVE (and the keynote presenter at the 2020 Virtual Fall Conference!)

Now more than ever leaders need to be FEARLESS. Not an easy task since these are downright terrifying times. Why fearless? Because when I’m talking to my friends, who are leaders and supervisors, they secretly they tell me they are scared. Not only about getting sick or bringing the virus home to their families. They’re scared they don’t know what they are doing. That they are doing it wrong. And that the stakes are too high right now to screw anything up! When they tell me their deep dark secret of being afraid, they think they are the only one. I know the truth. RIGHT NOW, EVERY LEADER IS DOING THE BEST THEY CAN BUT THEY ARE SCARED.

I want to scream to my friends, to every stranger posting about their supposed leadership inadequacy online, you can (bleeping) do this! You can be an exemplary and fearless leader – now and always! Instead of screaming expletives (because I am feeling crazy enough these days) I decided to create this virtual leadership retreat, Fearless in the Face of Crisis.

The leadership theory we use at Drive is not something we just dreamed up. It’s backed by 40 years of research and it’s the exact type of leadership that is needed right now. This program will outline the tried and true 30 leadership traits needed to lead fearlessly, in and out of crisis. How can a leader be so exemplary in their skillset that they can handle anything that comes at them, no matter how tough times are, while inspiring and motivating those who depend on them to deliver the best care possible? We’ll take the mystery away and give participants the confidence to embody all that is fearless leadership.

Fearless in the Face of Crisis will walk your members through, step-by-step, relevant actions that they can use immediately to lead with positivity and confidence. Recalling my own days as a leader, I know this is exactly what they need to motivate their staff through these scary and ever-changing times. So, expect tips, hope and a side of sass because information alone isn’t enough, people have to be inspired to use it.

XO, Denise

What’s the Curriculum and What’s Included? Through bite-size videos, that total five hours of content, we will walk attendees through the 5 principles and the 30 behaviors that support exemplary leadership. And this is all tried and true, research-based information. 40 years of research has already shown us what makes great leaders, great. We want to make this information easy for attendees to translate into action.

We want them to take this challenging time and turn it into an opportunity to stretch their skills to be their best, most fearless and exemplary, leader possible. We believe in them and we want them to believe in themselves by:

  • Watching short videos on their own schedule.
  • Completing worksheets for each of the 5 modules.
  • Participating in monthly LinkedIn live sessions.
  • Enjoying bonus video content for deeper learning.

The Bottom Line? All attendees will learn simple, daily actions, that take no more than five minutes, that can impact their organization immediately and make leading through this time of crisis a bit more manageable!

During the Course Participants Will:

  • Participate in simple, daily exercises that can be implemented immediately within their communities.
  • Recognize the importance of praise and appreciation in recruiting and retaining staff during this pandemic and afterwards.
  • Create a culture where positivity and hope is encouraged by leaders.

Module 1: Encourage the Heart
Module 2: Model the Way
Module 3: Challenge the Process
Module 4: Enable Others to Act
Module 5: Inspire a Shared Vision

Pricing: Pricing for the entire program, including life time access and bonuses is $247.

Who Should Attend? Anyone who leads! Leadership from the frontline to the C-Suite will benefit from this comprehensive and confidence-boosting program!

Flexibility in Delivery: Members can watch content on their own time, at their own pace! Online programming makes this a super user-friendly experience for all learners.  

Drive Faculty: Denise Boudreau-Scott, MHA, LNHA & Arleen Smith, RN

Collaboration Helps Attendees Act on What They Learn: A private LinkedIn group will provide learning as well as support, accountability, and sustainability! What does collaboration look like?

  • Answer questions: A monthly LinkedIn Live group allows for interaction.
  • Stop thinking and start doing: Act on the actions that are shared in each module.
  • Share practical tips: Members can share ideas and best practices with each other.
  • Get unstuck: Reading feedback from The Drive team and fellow participants can help between modules.
  • Share helpful resources: Sharing articles, policies and other items help us all to rise together.
  • Develop continually as a leader: Self-reflective questions help with insights and growth.

Continuing Education: 5 CEUs are being offered through NAB. Please note that only one person can receive CEUs for each program purchased.


Presented by LeadingAge Iowa: 
PDPM Master Class Webinar Series
12-Month Webinar Series with Optional Certification

This 12-month webinar series focuses on developing mastery of the skills required to successfully lead clinical reimbursement excellence under Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Participants may register for each session individually or register for the full series at a discounted rate. Recordings of live sessions are included with the full-series purchase (CE credit available for live sessions only).

Optional certification is available for individuals completing the entire series and passing the certification exam at the end of the completed series. View brochure here.

All webinars in the series will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15 pm CST.

Here's what you can expect each month. Click on each one to view individual descriptions:

January 8, 2020: Build & Implement Crucial PDPM Policies (e.g. IPA, Interrupted Stay, Therapy Delivery)

February 5, 2020: Getting the PDPM Initial PPS Assessment Right! Best Practices for Pre-admission, Admission & Day 1-8 Processes

March 4, 2020: Applying Dollar Values to PDPM Characteristics & Avoiding Top Missed Opportunities with Case Studies

April 1, 2020: Effective Meetings for PDPM (UR/Medicare, Clinical, Triple Check)

May 6, 2020: PDPM: Staff Development and Core Competency Essentials

June 3, 2020: Care Planning for the Complex Resident Under PDPM

July 8, 2020: All In! PDPM Supportive Documentation for Physicians, Nursing, Rehab, Dietary, and Social Services

August 5, 2020: PDPM Quality Assurance and Outcomes Tracking

September 2, 2020: Addressing PDPM Medical Review Risks in the SNF Compliance and Ethics Work Plan

October 7, 2020: PDPM: Advancing Clinical Capabilities and Care Delivery

November 4, 2020: What We’ve Learned: Insights into Successful Providers from the First Year of PDPM

December 2, 2020: Year End PDPM Updates and 2021 Policy Changes

Who Should Attend: Nursing Home Administrators, RAI Coordinators/MDS, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers/Staff and Leaders, QA, Social Services, Staff Development, Rehabilitation Services, Therapy, CFO/Business Office, Compliance Officer, Board Members. Intermediate instructional level.

Registration Information & Fees

Individual webinar prices:
LeadingAge members: $70
Non-members: $130
Individual webinar purchases do NOT include recordings.

Full series package prices:
LeadingAge members: $700
Non-members: $1300
Recordings of live sessions will be included with the full series purchase only.

How to register

This webinar series is being offered by LeadingAge Iowa. However, LeadingAge Nebraska members will be given the member rate. Please contact Dawn Balder at or call 515-440-4630 to register at the member rate.

Continuing Education credit

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 –1.25 contact hours for each live webinar. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. Retain certificate for four years.