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Professional Development Update July 8, 2020

Posted By Leslie Roseboro, Wednesday, July 8, 2020


July 7, 2020


We are pleased to offer the following distance learning opportunities...registration is open...join us! Be sure to forward this email to your co-workers and plan to attend together.


July 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Historically, most residents move to an assisted or independent living center because they have experienced some level of functional decline but, as a response to our current healthcare pandemic, we are also seeing more acute presentations of residents – both new and current. What does that really mean? In this presentation, attendees will understand the short-and long-term ramifications of higher acuity residents in your communities and resultant risk of functional decline for the resident and facility staff. Additionally, the most common conditions and presentations will be reviewed and how identification, management and prevention through therapy and wellness programming are key to ensuring residents age in place longer, healthier and happier.

Members: $75/connection; Non-Members $100/connection

July 21
8:00am - 3:30pm

The session is designed to help care partners better under- stand 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. The session will emphasize the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. Grading and providing helping behaviors based on the person’s abilities and needs will assist in fostering positive interactions during care activities rather than struggles.

Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.


July 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm

This presentation will focus on behavioral health issues that are increasing due to social isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important for caregivers to stay focused on patients to quickly identify changes in mood due to social isolation. Rehabilitation has a role in evaluating the physical issues as well as behavioral health issues that are on the rise due to social isolation. An individualized, person-centered plan is developed by rehabilitation and education is provided to the staff for keeping resident’s engaged in meaningful activities to keep them functioning at their highest level and improving quality of life.

Be on the lookout for additional information on the following upcoming programs:

NC/VA Finance Symposium
August 5 and August 12

2020 Fall Conference
September 24

Click here for additional distance learning opportunities.

Southminster is delighted to be partnering with Sky Bergman to host a virtual film screening of Lives Well Lived, a film that highlights the resiliency of elders in the midst of great challenges. Members are invited to a screening and follow-up discussion with Bergman! To view the trailer and to register please visit:

We will begin hosting affinity group calls to provide opportunities for members to connect with their peers at different communities. We will initially begin with workforce, finance and marketing, with plans to expand to other groups. We are seeking volunteers to moderate calls and assist with topic development. Please contact Leslie Roseboro if you would like to volunteer.

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