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2022 Summer Webinar Series

2022 Summer Webinar Series

WEBINARS

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon

Support Your Environmental Services Team with the Tools they Need for Success

Covid-19 has been a stress test for environmental services/housekeeping departments within long term care facilities. This session will help you explore strategies for training and education housekeeping staff. You will leave with new tools in your efforts to recruit and retain these important team members in your homes. Help your teams streamline their cleaning processes while upholding high quality standards. This session is a “must attend” for those wishing to breathe new life into this crucial department within your homes.

Dan A. Smith, T-CHEST, CIC
Manager of Healthcare Solutions East
Hillyard, Inc.

PRESENTATION (PDF)


Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon

PA DOH Regulations - An Overview

PA DOH has proposed regulation changes to begin in 2022, aligning with CMS' Requirements of Participation. By the end of the session, participants will gain insight into the changes, develop a checklist to ensure compliance, and identify areas of focus for their facility. Information will be provided as to how to obtain the latest updates from the PA Bulletin.

Jennifer R. Dunlap, MSN, RN, WCC, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA
Senior Nurse Consultant
Lewis Litigation Support & Clinical Consulting, LLC

Linda K. Lewis, MPM, RN, CNHA, RAC-CT, CHC
Managing Member
Lewis Litigation Support & Clinical Consulting, LLC

PRESENTATION (PDF)


Wednesday August 17, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon

#MDS-LIFE-PA:  PA Now and for Your Future

In this session, attendees will learn about common areas that are overlooked during the Minimum Data Set (MDS) completion process that can have a positive impact on payments.   We will discuss opportunities to impact quality measures, which will have an impact on Medicaid payments in Pennsylvania in 2023 in addition to reviewing common coding opportunities that can impact payment under the Medicare Payment Driven Payment Model (PDPM).  

Kristopher Pattison, RN, RAC-CT
Senior Manager, Clinical Consulting
Baker Tilly

PRESENTATION (PDF)


Wednesday August 24, 2022
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Multi-Sensory Stimulation Rooms for Persons with Dementia: Design on a Dime

Sensory stimulation uses everyday objects to arouse one or more of the five senses with the goal of either engaging or calming an individual. Multi-sensory stimulation rooms or spaces are designed for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia so they can safely explore and stimulate all five senses. The room combines gentle light, movement, music, aromas and tactile objects designed to either calm or stimulate individuals, depending on each person's needs. Some ways in which the sensory room has shown to be a positive health promotion tool are through creating a safe place for the patient to go, encouraging a positive therapeutic relationship between staff and patient, providing a place to teach skills and conduct therapeutic activities, establishing a place where crisis de-escalation strategies can be implemented, and helping to promote self-care and recovery. 

There are a variety of activities and equipment that can be used in this setting and there are many ways the room can be set up to help individualize the sensory room to the person using it. Often times, multi-sensory rooms are designed in collaboration with a vendor and the result is something that appears juvenile or possibly futuristic with the use of high-tech light displays and gadgets.  It doesn't have to be that way!  The number one principle in designing a space is “less is more.”

In this session, participants will learn how sensory stimulation impacts the person living with dementia. Participants will learn how to set up a room or a space in their community using best practice design principles.  This session will offer a “design on a dime” approach to a sensory room and demonstrate to providers how to set up a room or space of their own so they can further impact the quality of life of persons with dementia without relying on pharmacology.

Objectives:

  • Identify calming and stimulating sensory interventions for persons with dementia 
  • List the benefits of multi-sensory stimulation for persons living with dementia
  • Enumerate design principles to consider when designing a multi-sensory space
  • Recognize everyday objects, activities, lo-tech and sensory inputs to include in a multi-sensory environment to facilitate purposeful engagement

Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS
National Director of Education 
Select Rehabilitation

PRESENTATION (PDF)

HANDOUT (PDF)