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Making Spirits Bright: Celebrating the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist
Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00pm CT

Is your facility ready to face a most unusual holiday season? The COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged everyone to find new ways to celebrate this year. Join us in exploring the variety of ways in which your facility can maintain the warmth and good cheer of the holidays while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Inspiring your residents and staff to come together as a community to create new holiday traditions can be the most effective way to ease the pain of separation. This session offers practical approaches to satisfying the psychosocial needs of your facility family at this very significant time of year.

Intended Audience: Appropriate to all long-term care disciplines and positions.

About the Speaker: An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well. In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist. She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

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

Registration information and fees: Fees are per connection at a campus. Registration instructions and handout materials will be sent to the contact person listed on the registration.

LeadingAge Nebraska Members: $50
Non-members: $85

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to the live webinar, and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate. A recording of this webinar series is NOT included in the registration fee.

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Optimizing Therapy Services Considering COVID Challenges 2-Part Webinar Series:

Part 1: Managing Therapy Needs to the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 12:30–1:30pm CT

Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, therapists are treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, rehabilitation professionals must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This webinar will review the background and scope of respiratory illness especially as it relates to older adult populations. It will also introduce strategies for assessing and implementing treatment interventions designed for clients with compromised lung function across rehab settings. Finally, it will review reimbursement and documentation principles to ensure efficacy in this area by healthcare providers.
• Outline how to best assess patients with compromised lung function.
• Identify Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Language Pathology (SLP) interventions for clients with compromised respiratory function.
• Describe components of appropriate client and caregiver education for managing respiratory disease.
• Explain associated reimbursement and documentation principles.

Part 2: Treatment and Documentation for In-Room Therapy Sessions
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 12:30–1:30pm CT

Social distancing and isolation may be necessary during COVID-19, but it can be detrimental to our client’s physical and cognitive health. Therapy plays an important role in the success of those who are isolated or unable to leave their living spaces. Therapists have the opportunity to work with clients in their living spaces to offer tools and treatment strategies to enable our clients to achieve their highest quality of life. This webinar provides an in-depth review of treatment ideas, home safety strategies to integrate into client care, ways to integrate technology into treatment sessions, and documentation principles for in-room sessions.
• Outline in room treatment ideas and then apply using a case example.
• Explain the importance of incorporating principals of home safety into an in-room treatment session.
• Describe ways to incorporate technology into an in-room treatment session.
• Outline the essential components of documentation in the medical record for in-room treatment sessions.

Presenter: Neely Sullivan, PT, CLT-LANA, CDP, Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation

Who Should Attend: Nursing Home Administrators, DONs, Nurse Leaders, PT, OT, and SLP. Appropriate for nursing home providers.

Continuing Education Credits: This event is scheduled in a virtual, live-streaming webinar format. To meet the regulatory and education requirements, participants must stay for the entire event to receive credit. Sign-in and sign-out times, as well as attentiveness, will be verified before credit is issued.

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1 contact hour for each webinar. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. You must attend the entire session to receive credit. Retain certificate for four years.

1 hour of continuing education for each webinar from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for these webinars for live participants. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations. Participants whose attendance was verified can request a certificate of completion from LeadingAge Nebraska by emailing Natalie McCormick at natalie.mccormick@leadingagene.org.

Registration information and fees: Fees are per connection at a campus. Registration instructions and handout materials will be sent to the contact person listed on the registration.

LeadingAge Nebraska Members: $95
Non-members: $190
Webinars available for individual purchase: $70 for members; $110 for non-members

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to each of the live webinars, and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate. A recording of this webinar series is NOT included in the registration fee.

REGISTER