Can’t make the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference in Chicago? Tune-in via livestream video August 3-4 for select education sessions brought to you by ChangingAging with support from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
The YouTube livestream feed will be available free to the public at www.PioneerNetwork.net. The Pioneer Network Annual Conference is the premier event of the year showcasing the latest developments in the long-term care culture change movement.
Here’s a sample of livestream sessions we will be featuring:
- What’s New in Dementia Research and Care? The session will begin with an update on current biomedical and clinical research, directly from the July 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® in Washington, D.C. It will also provide an update on new research on social, behavioral and care treatments and interventions.
- The Chrysalis Room: Transforming the End-of-Life Experience: Increasing numbers of people are experiencing the end of life in long-term care communities. Regulations, lack of preparation, inability to acknowledge turning points, and denial of death often lead to underutilization of hospice care, poor pain management, lack of support for the person dying and distress in staff and family. This session reveals ways to transform the end-of-life by integrating “Quality of Death” into “Quality of Life”.
- Inside the Black Box of Green House Homes® – The Impact of Decision-Making to Reinforce or Erode Culture Change: This session utilizes new insights from The Research Initiative Valuing Eldercare (THRIVE), a collaborative of top researchers created to learn more about what contributes to higher quality in nursing homes. We will explore the factors impacting problem-solving in long-term care organizations that lead to reinforcement or erosion of an empowered workforce, and person-centered models.
- ManActive: Getting Men Engaged in Living Life to the Fullest: Most activity plans or Life Enrichment programs continue to be based around large group activities. These activities often include crafts, cooking and maybe even visits from the Red Hat Society. The reality is that these types of activities appeal more to women. This session will explore a variety of ways to get men more engaged with living active lifestyles, whatever the setting of care. Ideas for independent leisure pursuits, small peer group development and other options will be discussed.
Anyone involved in this effort knows that creating and sustaining momentum for culture transformation is an enormous undertaking. Conferences like the Pioneer Network’s are critical to propelling the culture change movement forward and we’re excited to extend the reach of the conference to a broader audience via livestream video.
Make sure you sign-up for the Pioneer Network’s email news alerts for Livestream updates and reminders. ChangingAging will also update our email list and we’ll be live-tweeting from the conference using the Hashtag #Pioneer15.
Click here to view the full Livestream broadcast schedule, including sessions by Karen Schoeneman, Glenn Blacklock, Megan Hannan, Peggy Brenner, Susan Frazier, Loretta Downs and more!