|SUNDAY, AUGUST 5|
|NEW THIS YEAR! Two "Mini-Conference" Options! Lead off your conference experience with your choice of two in-depth days of learning and sharing dedicated two of the most important issues in culture change today – Living With Dementia and MDS 3.0.|
| 8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Relationship, Engagement and Purpose: Living Life with Dementia |
(Lunch included with all day session)
This day will be about changing our perspective of how to support PERSONS with dementia in having meaningful lives, no matter where they call home. The content of this day will be for any and every one. The conference will be for anyone who works with PERSONS with dementia; regardless of their environment or job description.
Speakers include: Virginia Bell, Anna Ortigara, Al Power, Teepa Snow, Karen Stobbe and David Troxel
The Speakers will repeat their breakout session three times to give each topic a smaller learning environment and the chance for all attendees to hear each presenter.
| 9:00 am – 3:00 pm|
A Blue-print to Reduce Use of
Anti-psychotic Medications by Integrating
Quality of Life and Quality of Care
Syzygy - Quality of Life, QAPI, and the MDS
(Lunch included with all day session)
While quality of life and quality of care are often seen as separate and competing, the challenge to reduce use of anti-psychotic medications provides a perfect example of how quality of life and individualized care actually gets you better clinical results. CMS is emphasizing individualized care and environments as approaches to reduce and prevent residents' agitation. This day-long session provides a how-to for reducing anti-psychotic medications as a high-involvement performance improvement initiative. It guides participants in organizational practices for using the assessment tools of MDS 3.0 as a real tool for integration of quality of life and quality of care, through high staff involvement in the process, and meaningful use of assessment and care planning in every day practice. Learn how to tap into the human potential and bring out the best in your entire staff through this inclusive approach. Have everyone's contribution be important. Syzygy in astronomy means the alignment of three celestial bodies - learn how to align three CMS initiatives - quality of life, QAPI and MDS - to reduce medications by promoting each resident's individualized customary routines. Dr. Susan Wehry and a panel of practitioners will highlight non-pharmacologic interventions to know your residents and individualize their daily routines. A national quality improvement expert will help participants develop your own plans to reduce medication use in your organizations. This day will be educational, inspiring, and practical and you'll leave with a blue-print for action.
Improve with Improv
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Flexibility. Courage. Trust. Teamwork. Listening. Adaptability. Acceptance. These are all some of the qualities that it takes to make culture change happen. We will use creativity and improvisational exercises that showcase these qualities to help you and your team to make your journey interactive, supportive and maybe even fun.
Audience: Anyone willing to participate. Free with registration
Guides: Mondy Carter, Actor, Improviser and Jack of All Trades Karen Stobbe, Conference Chair, Pioneer Network
Conference IntensivesChoose from 12 all-day intensive learning sessions, including a special session for Ombudsman with Consumer Voice, a session on Households where we bring the household to you and of course our Getting Started for those of you who are new to culture change. We encourage you to sign up early! In past years most of the intensives have sold out. Lunch is included.
We also have 2 half-day sessions. Research and a session for Surveyors presented with the Rothschild Foundation.
Take a look at all of our Intensives Sessions. It will be hard to make a choice!
First Timer's Welcome Session5:00 pm – 6:00 pmIs this your first Pioneer Network Conference? Join other first-timers in this traditional session. We will share a bit of Pioneer history, help you choose sessions that are right for you, give tips on effective networking and tell you the secrets of getting the most out of this conference.
AND MORE! The "Board is In" Booth
This table will be manned (or wo-manned) by Pioneer Network Board Members who would love to meet you. Are you new to the conference and want to identify specific sessions regarding certain topics? Maybe you have come to the conference with a special question in mind? Or perhaps you are looking for more information about Pioneer Network? Come pay us a visit!
Availability will be posted
A Bridge to Learning – Learning Stations
Kathy Laurenhue from WiserNow.com has created rich tools using our theme of bridge as a metaphor for learning and exploring with a creative spirit. Look for all 8 Learning Stations through out the Conference Halls.
Hint: Look for the popsicle bridge creations by Grace Carter, our Conference Gopher
Pioneer Network Bookstore and Resources
A Tale of Transformation DVD & Workbook, Getting Started, Household Matters: A Good Life 'Round the Clock and video The Big Uneasy: Katrina's Unsung Heroes are among the resources we have available for you to purchase at the conference. Take home some good books and resources!
| Sunday|| 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm |
| Monday||11:30 am – 1:00 pm|
| Tuesday||4:30 pm – 7:00 pm|
| ||10:00 am – 11:00 am|
| ||12:30 pm – 2:00 pm|
| ||5:30 pm – 7:30 pm|
| Wednesday||7:00am – 8:30am|
| ||10:00 am – 11:00 am|
We are also offering Book Signings during the run of the conference. Please see the sign at the bookstore.
The Chrysalis Room
Symbolized in the quiet, still, miraculous chrysalis stage in which the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.
Sacred spaces have common elements. They are protected and safe from danger. They are quiet, serene, comforting, contemplative places. They are spacious yet private. They are symbols of the human search for meaning in life. They invite people to be there. Emotions are evoked within them, encouraging personal transformation.
The Chrysalis Room™ provides these elements to the person making his or her transition and to the loved ones who desperately want to "be there with them;" as well as to the professional caregivers who serve them and to the home community sharing this holy passage. The Chrysalis Room allows everyone to bear witness to natural death in a safe place, and to participate in one of life's great miracles.
A supportive environment like this becomes a sanctuary for the reverent ritual of keeping vigil with the dying. It encourages meaning making, reconciliation, completion, healing, and peace for everyone involved.
Visit our Chrysalis Room and learn from founder Loretta Downs how to create sacred space for your residents
Pioneer NetworkingDefinition of network: An extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support.There are many spots you will find to sit and catch up with an old friend or discuss possibilities with a colleague.
Sage ConversationsSage (seyj) –noun 1. a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom. 2. wise through reflection and experienceEach Sage has chosen their own topic. They will speak about it for the first 30-45 minutes. For the remaining time participants will have the opportunity to engage with them in active, compelling and thought provoking conversations.
Think Tank TalksHave you ever sat with another person who is on the road of culture change and had an in-depth discussion about one training idea, one challenge or even one word? This is what we will do except with a whole room of people. This is how it will work: 1. Each Think Tank Talk will have a set topic and a facilitator.2. The facilitator will set the stage for the discussion.3. We will discuss.4. We will not want to end our discussion. 5. We will walk away with new insight, inspiration and fuel for our next discussion. Come join us and come with an open mind.
Enter a Raffle for WhisperGlide swing or Free Registration to 2013 Conference Just visit either the Pioneer Network Board is In Booth or the WhisperGlide booth, and enter a raffle to win a free registration to our 2013 Conference in Bellevue, Washington (near Seattle) and a beautiful baskets of goodies from the Town of Bellevue , Washington or you might win a WhisperGlide swing valued at $6,000! Drawing will be on Wednesday at the luncheon and yes you must be present to win.
Pioneer Quilts As you can see, our Pioneer Network logo resembles a quilt square. Since our beginning we have showcased a special quilt at our conference. We invite you see our quilts from past conferences and to write a thought or two on this year's quilt to inspire fellow and future attendees.
Renewing Home: Student Design CompetitionFor the past 3 years SAGE and the American Institute of Architecture Students, (AIAS) have teamed to create an exciting national architecture student design competition. The goals of this competition are to introduce into the architectural curriculum the language and concepts of culture change as they relate to the building, educate the next generation of architects to this new typology, challenge the architecture students to investigate new and innovative solutions in building design, change perceptions of what a nursing home can be, test the new building code design criteria, and promote the spread of more home like environments for elders living in residential homes.This competition has grown exponentially and is quickly becoming the premiere national design competition offered each year by AIAS. Students from architecture schools across the nation and Puerto Rico have submitted designs to compete for cash prizes and national recognition.Some of the winning designs from the first two years will be on display during the conference. Don't miss this opportunity to visit the AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition display to see the very latest in cutting edge nursing home design.
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