Register Today! Resident Service Professionals Summit

  • 02 Aug 2018 3:08 PM
    Message # 6411034
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sharing with our Washington Long Term Care Professionals! Pass it on to your Resident Services, Social Workers and Chaplains!  This Summit is for you! Bring your team! Great opportunity to network!  Agenda below!

    Resident Service Professionals Summit

    Date: August 23, 2019

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Location: Embassy Suites, 14920 W. Valley Hwy., Tukwila  Directions

    1. DSHS Education Credits


    • Fair Housing Recap & 50th Anniversary of the FHA – Amanda will cover the most recent change, latest news, the FHA 50th Anniversary, and current trends in the Fair Housing industry. This session will address Fair Housing topics in Section 8 and other HUD subsidized and/or affordable housing, residents bullying, senior and other sensitivity, non-discrimination, current FHA cases, and similar areas. Amanda Atkins, Property Management Consultant, Atkins Consulting Professionals
    • Reasonable Accommodations: Common Requests, Policies & Implementation – Amanda will address live-in aides, hoarding and other health-related reasonable accommodations, the request and verification process, steps and forms, potential areas of liability and Fair Housing challenges, and other common issues.

    Amanda Atkins, Property Management Consultant, Atkins Consulting Professionals

    • Stopping Falls, Saving Lives:  Helping Older Adults Stay Safe and Independent – Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalization for adults ages 65 and older, and frequently cause limited independence and decreased quality of life. Falling is not a normal part of aging, and most falls are preventable. This presentation will educate Resident Service Coordinators on falls risk factors and evidence-based strategies to decrease the risk of falls in older adult patients. This will include the CDC’s STEADI screening tool and information on evidence-based falls prevention programs in the community. Carolyn Ham, Older Adult Fall Prevention Specialist, WA Department of Health
    • Behavioral Management - Understanding Untreated Mental Health Conditions -- According to the American Psychological Association, Twenty percent of people over 55 suffer from a mental disorder, and two-thirds of nursing home residents exhibit mental and behavioral problems. Yet, less than three percent of older adults report seeing a mental health professional for their problems. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges of untreated mental illness in older adults, including mental health and dementia, within long-term care communities.  Erika Campbell, Ed.D, MA, LMHC, Resident Services Director, Mirabella, Seattle
    • Catered Living Services; Lisa Meinecke, Resident Services Administrator, Wesley Des Moines and Darlene Storti, Executive Director, Northaven Retirement, Seattle
    • Aging Rainbow: Addressing the Unique Aging Needs of LGBTQ Older-Adults –There is a distrust of Health Care and Social Services by LGBT Older-Adults. As Baby-Boomers engage with health and social services sector it will be important for aging services providers to deliver services that are respectful and culturally competent. Many aging services providers see no need to discuss LGBT aging issues because: “They don’t want to discriminate.” Or “They don’t want to make people feel uncomfortable.” While well-intentioned, it leaves many LGBT older-adults feeling that they must hide who they are, in order to take advantage of health, housing, and social service programs.  The goal is to prevent LGBTQ older-adults from having to re-enter the closet in their golden years. Ruben Jackman, Resident Support and Services Director, SHAG

    Register today!   Registration Fee:  $99.00 - includes: light breakfast, lunch, DSHS education credits and materials!

    Professional Resident Service Coordinators fulfill a variety of functions each day… and more:
    • Coordinating service-delivery through partnerships with community agencies, so that residents can live with independence and dignity;
    • Linking residents to social service intervention and support, to achieve and maintain successful tenancy;
    • Maximizing resident well-being and quality of life through coordination of onsite health and wellness programs;
    • Facilitating family education and enrichment programs to build a sense of community and promote resident self-sufficiency;
    • Promoting healthy resident interaction and creating opportunities for resident leadership and community engagement.

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