Join us for a learning celebration of person-directed living!
November 14, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton-Cranberry
910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046
Join senior living leaders, care partners, and elders from across PA at the state’s premier Person-Directed Living Conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton-Cranberry. Join us as we Celebrate Person Directed Living and all who passionately pursue honoring our elders’ Voices! Be inspired by featured keynote speakers Howard Manns and Christopher Ridenhour and learn from experienced leaders and care partners in a variety of breakout sessions. CEUs for the following professions have been applied for: NAB, RN, SW, NCCAP, PCHA, CDM, RDN, DTR.
2018 ACCORD Conference Breakout session overviews
Celebrate Freedom with Wearable Technology; Individualized Data; and Remote Monitoring
Presenter: Robert Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO
Technology changes at an exponential rate. This means we can fit more processing capability on a smaller device for the same cost. The result is wearable technology is more affordable, more accurate, and more functional than ever before. We can use this wearable technology to collect data and track changes at an individual level. The user (or family/caregiver) can decide who receives this data, which can be monitored remotely. Join us for a discussion related to the “current state” of functionality, requirements, concerns, and opportunities for wearable technology…including what data might be “most important” to collect.
Celebrate Life: How to Live Longer and Better
Presenter: Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC
We are all concerned about maintaining our health as we age. This presentation will focus on the latest research of the components of healthy aging and how diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices impact our quality of life. We will look at diet fads and supplement practices as well as exercise intensity and frequency. Tips on making common sense improvements in day to day living will be discussed.
Presenter: Debbie McKee, Certified Activity Director
Enabling Gardens provide horticultural experiences for people of all ages and abilities. The garden features an accessible path and plants that offer sensory stimulations such as colors, textures, and fragrances. The immense contributions that gardens make to our cultural well-being cannot be measured, but it will always be felt. A visit to a garden is a visual experience, a universal one where no language exists. In a garden the eyes, heart, and spirit do all of the translating for us. As we age it’s important to keep our senses as keen as possible, as they tell us about the world we live in. Creating a sensory garden can help us re-engage with senses that may be underused while adapting to a healthier way of life.
Finding Joy in Healthcare; Handbook for Humanity
Presenter: Timothy M. Campbell, MD
Healthcare Professionals will engage in their daily practice feeling better themselves as well as more refreshed and energized to better serve their patient/clients having revisited their touchstone and learning strategies to enjoy healthcare and find joy in their own life. Clinicians are often challenged to professionally and appropriately separate one’s personal feelings and emotions from the professional and clinical duty/responsibility. This presentation will review the risk factors of decompensation allowing professionals to better recognize and identify their own triggers that may engage him/her in transference/countertransference scenarios and situation.
FaceAge: Innovative Films and Training Supporting Caregivers
Presenter: Amy Lorek, PhD
This FaceAge workshop offers an experience of how FaceAge films lead to powerful training. FaceAge’s award-winning and immersive video program weave together interconnected chapters in which young adults (18-22) and older adults (65+) reflect on life while studying and describing one another’s faces. The FaceAge films serve as a powerful catalyst for a broad platform of customizable training, engagement, and curriculum programs. Starting with a showing of the FaceAge film Mask of Deception, the following experiential training explores the natural capacity to “put a good face on” vulnerable parts of ourselves, while offering a close-up view of faces of people more fully revealing their humanity. FaceAge’s innovative training approach blends contemporary research in neuroscience and healthy aging with active learning practices drawn from our team’s experience in mindfulness and professional performance training. The FaceAge platform is a breakthrough mechanism for establishing a meaningful, positive impact on the relationships between generations.
Celebrate YOU – through 6 Wellness Choices
Presenter: Fabiana Cheistwer, M.S
Fabiana has 30 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating the efficacy of Wellness holistic programs for all ages and has a person-centered approach to living a health-filled lifestyle. Discussion of how the six dimensions of Wellness (The SPICES of Life) work together to create a good lifestyle or enhance one’s current lifestyle choices. Learn why they are crucial to overall health and well-being, not only for YOU but for your family, friends, co-workers and those you care for and serve. Tips for setting measurable, realistic goals will be provided.
From Planning to Celebration
Presenter: Jean Dobay, RN, Ombudsman
This presentation will help the participant answer the basic question of “How do I change the culture where I work”. Jean has conducted over a dozen strategic planning sessions by combining the concepts of TQM/CQI and the Eden Alternative. She will take you through the steps of forming an effective planning team, plan development, and implementing a culture change process.
Celebrating the Spirit
Presenter: Pastor Gary Gibson, BS
We all take our spirit to work with us, the question is how healthy is it and do we take the time to celebrate it on a regular basis. Contrary to popular belief, we do not leave our spirit at home on the kitchen counter or on the hall table as we are leaving the house in the morning or on the front seat of the car. Our spirit needs to be nurtured every day as well as being encouraged. Assessing the condition of your spirit involves asking some serious questions and looking to your inner self for answers. Such a process can be frustrating initially since we rarely are encouraged to look within for answers. We have been taught by both society and our culture that the most powerful solutions to our difficulties are provided by outside sources. In fact, your spirit probably receives more energy, attention, and enthusiasm through what you do each day than any other time and place in your life. So let’s celebrate the spirit.
The Future’s So Bright: The Intersection of Technology and Aging
Presenter: Jack York, Co-founder of Its Never Too Late software
Today we utilize technology in virtually every facet of our lives. Countless individuals are connected 24/7 to the world at large through email, Skype, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and a myriad of other applications and devices. Yet, many older adults, particularly those individuals living with dementia, have been left out of the technological revolution that’s taking place. Why must we change this? As gerotechnology becomes more ubiquitous, an increasing number of senior living organizations are making person-based technologies (that focus on the needs and preferences of older adults) an integral part of their culture change initiatives with transformative results. Among the best practices that have been identified by the early adopters is the successful implantation of person based technology, which requires buy-in from staff, families, and the residents themselves. Those in attendance will take a whimsical look at the past, present, and future as it relates to technology and specifically aging.
Celebrating PEER – Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents
Presenter: Jan Brown, Regional Ombudsman Specialist
The Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident Program “PEER” trains residents of long-term care to advocate and empower consumers to step u and go beyond their own expectation. Join us to explore how Facebook Live made our residents’ superstars this year during Resident Rights month. Celebrate the accomplishments of these amazing residents from facility specific tasks – welcoming new residents, training staff on residents rights to local and community activities – lobbying local county commissioners for improved absentee ballot applications to systems advocacy – testimony before the PA Joint Aging and Older Adults sub-committee just to name a few. Our involvement with these amazing residents is certainly something to celebrate.
No Patient Left Behind: Differentiating Hospice vs. Palliative Care
Presenter: Eric Horwith, MSW, LSW
Advancements and improvements in hospice and palliative care are a part of a specialty practice that does not always make its way to other areas of health care. This presentation will afford the participant the opportunity to increase their understanding of the most up to date practices in this area of concentration. Attendees will gain a better understanding of hospice and palliative care techniques it pertains to providing high-quality compassionate care and will also hear of the expanding scope of treatments, diagnoses, circumstances and populations that clinicians meet within the care of patients and families navigating chronic or life-limiting illness.