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One of the Institute's unique services is individualized conference presentations. The IfCE team is able to sit down with a provider who may want a full-day event created for that organization's staff. Preparation of this type demands a team that can create the learning material, deliver it in an enthusiastic manner, and possess the expertise to tailor the material to best meet the needs of the provider.

The following is a list of seminar training topics that the Institute for Caregiver Education team offers to organizations actively involved in Cultural Transformation. These seminars can be custom designed to meet the specific needs of your organization. The Institute is able to present these seminar topics in a variety of time periods, be it a single-topic, one-hour presentation to staff in a home, or a multi-topic, two-day train-the-trainer seminar for an association or a group of homes.

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Culture Change 101 — An introduction to the philosophies of person-centered care; including the philosophies of the Institute for Caregiver Education. This facilitated learning experience offers insight to the theory, practice, and implementation of person-centered initiatives. The one-hour program ends with a multi-media presentation exploring the best practices of culture change.

A Day in the Life — A 45-minute facilitated learning experience to have participants understand the perceptions, and for some homes the realities, of the medical model. Participants will discover the need for change in long-term care and how to begin the journey.

Building and Sustaining Teams — A fundamental learning experience for any home beginning their journey to transformational change. Participants will discover, in this presentation, “the basics” of team building, team member styles, outcomes of neighborhood teams, and the leadership needed to make it happen.

Creating Community — A 10-minute visual presentation that illustrates the importance of community in a nursing home setting.

The Impact of Culture Change-Infused Education & Training on Nursing Home Outcomes — A 30-minute presentation dedicated to connecting positive nursing home outcomes with Culture Change-based education programs. Includes a study of current issues facing long term care and illustrates education as a proven answer to these issues.

ESL to Healthcare Professions — An hour-long examination of the current workforce crisis regarding nurse aides and how ESL programming combats this issue by providing supportive and nurturing environments in which nursing assistants can gain the needed skills to remain viable and “plugged in” to long term care.

Building Relationships — Relationships are the building blocks of transformed care. In this two-hour presentation participants will learn how to take relationships of task and create deep meaningful relationships that improve quality of life and quality of care.

Creating Person-Centered Care through the Five Core Principles — Participants in this presentation will learn the Institute for Caregiver Educations Five Core Principles of Culture Change. Through facilitated discussion participants will discover, in this one-hour presentation, how each principle relates to all members of the community.

Leading Transformation — A leadership overview, one-hour; which raises pertinent questions regarding leading and transformation. Participants will discover much about their leadership style and leadership qualities through facilitated self-evaluation. Additionally, the participants will discover the differences between Power leadership, transformational leadership, and servant leadership.

Community Life and Life Histories — An introduction to transforming the activities department into a vital and life affirming Community Life program. Participant will discover, through facilitated discussion in this two-hour, how the current role of activities can be transformed to include fulfilling elders and teams personal, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual fulfillment. Life histories are introduced to assist participants in the process of building relationships and creating community through the value of knowing each person.

Creating Community in a Dementia Setting — Dementia settings require specialized teams that are capable of fulfilling each person’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and personal fulfillment. In this one-hour presentation participants will learn the challenges and solutions to bringing Community Life to a dementia setting.

Language and Labels — A 20-minute presentation that gets to the heart of the matter. Introductory facilitated discussion describes how language changes can alter perceptions and create a positive environment.

Clinical Compliance and Culture Change: An Introduction — A three-hour introduction to clinical compliance through culture change. Participants will discover how to cross-walk culture change values to federal regulations to enhance and maintain compliance. Participants will work in small groups with scenarios to cross-walk specific federal regulations to culture change values. Appropriate for leadership, nursing, board of directors, and ombudsmen groups.

Caregiver Curriculum to Enhance Care — Each 3-hour presentation is designed to bring awareness, enhance current skills, and teach new skills to direct caregivers at all levels; nursing, activities, dietary, housekeeping, and maintenance. Each session is designed to create a positive, fun learning environment that supports the philosophies of person-centered care. *Customer Service and Family Dynamics *Communication and Conflict Resolution *Cultural Awareness and Dispelling the Myths of Aging *Behavior Management and Cognitive Impairment

Fine Dining — A one-hour introduction to the processes and outcomes of transforming institutional dining to a fine dining experience. Clinical and financial outcomes are discussed.

Change Begins With You! — A guide for eldercare workers to identify the change agent within. This interactive 3 hour presentation includes group work and personal leadership assessments.

Value-Based Care Planning — This two-hour presentation will provide participants with the history of care planning, the interdisciplinary team work required to create and use relevant person centered care plans. The program includes discussion on assessment, implementation, and creating a care plan based on values and choices.

Personalized Bathing — This two-hour presentation discusses bringing advanced personalized bathing concepts into the home. Discussion focuses on choice and respect and how to implement and create a bathing experience from a task.

End of Life: Fulfilling Our Promise of Person-Centered Care — This three-hour presentation focuses on the concepts of death and dying, funeral practices, and traditional death in long term care. The final portion of the education focuses on creating new traditions in long-term care that celebrate life!

Neighborhood Teams: Cooperating for Quality — This three-hour presentation educates team members at all levels about team dynamics, team functions and changing roles for team members. Specific education is on implementation and the perceived barriers to neighborhood implementation.

Fostering and Sustaining Family Involvement — This three-hour education presentation educates teams to understand the adjustment period for resident and for families. The presentation discusses specific opportunities for first impressions, the creation of tip sheets for families, family peer groups, and family inclusion into the activities of the home.

Holistic Advances in Long Term Care — Hour long presentation discusses advances in aroma therapy, massage therapy, and Snoezelen. Presentation also offers education on the development of a wellness program.

Empowering Frontline Caregivers —This 75-minute presentation explores the benefit of empowered frontline caregivers. It identifies the psychological influence of empowerment and the resulting impact on resident outcome, job satisfaction and retention. Five principles of culture change are infused to provide practical application in empowerment. This session includes audience participation and group practice.

Leadership — The session explores the significance of leadership as the pivotal element for lasting change. This 60-minute session: a) Identifies the significance of strong leadership; b) Explains why titles alone do not promote followers; c) Infuses leadership philosophies based on culture change; d) Explores the power of leadership and vision; e) Defines how leadership drives shared vision and values; f) Identifies leadership styles; g) Explains the importance of developing new leaders; and h) Provides applicable tools for development.

Retention and Work Force Development — A 90-minute presentation which identifies current challenges faced by LTC and offers a systematic approach for change through a new model of work force development and retention. It identifies fundamental principles necessary to move from traditional to transitional work force development and retention.

Back to The Table — This 30-minute presentation identifies one Culture Change initiative which can positively impact dining, community life, neighborhood development, quality of life, resident empowerment and quality of care. A crosswalk to seven F-tags is identified and discussed. Quality outcomes are provided and infused throughout the presentation. Five Culture Change principles are presented as the foundation for the program.

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