Recordings of Past Webinars
Dream Foundation: Making End-of-Life Dreams Come True for Adults
Click HERE to listen to recording
Click HERE for hand-out of powerpoint (3 pages)
Speaker: Kristy Raihn, Outreach Coordinator, Dream Foundation
The only national dream-granting organization for adults, Dream Foundation has been touching lives, meeting needs, reuniting families, and providing peace, closure and joy at the end of life’s journey since 1994. Together with hundreds of volunteers and more than 600 hospices and healthcare organizations nationwide, we serve approximately 2,500 dreams each year and have never turned down a qualified dream request. In 2014, we served our milestone 20,000th dream.
Dream recipients are adults 18 and over who have a life expectancy of one year or less and lack the resources to fulfill their dreams themselves. These dream requests vary from basic need items, such as a mobility scooter, lift chair, TV, to bedside reunions, or the fulfillment of life-long dreams. Many of our recipients’ dreams are for meaningful experiences with loved ones, meeting a hero, or for an opportunity to attend a favorite sporting event. While we cannot cure their illnesses, we can dramatically impact the quality of their lives with the joy experienced from a dream come true.
For more information, visit www.dreamfoundation.org or call 888-4DREAMS | 888- 437-3267.
Proposed Federal Rule Changes to Requirements for LTC Facilities: How to Make Comments with Impact
This webinar is geared toward enhancing the nursing home residents' quality of life, through social work.
Sections most applicabe to social work practice are reviewed. Information about how to craft your comments and submit them to CMS is discussed.
Presenter: Joan Zlotnik
Co-hosts: Mercedes Bern-Klug and Bob Connolly
This webinar starts out with Mercedes Bern-Klug providing context for the federal agency rule making process, as it applies to provisions in the Social Security Act, namely Medicare adn Medicaid, and the Administrative Procedures Act. Joan Zlotnik then taps her years of experience to review the process for submitting comments with impact on proposed federal rule changes. Bob Connolly discusses a summary of some of the proposed changes most relevant to social workers and others who are concerned about psychosocial care, advocacy, and behavioral health of long-term care residents. By the end of the webinar you will know how to submit your comments and what happens to the comments after they are submitted. Let those years of hard-earned practice wisdom convert to useful comments! Your insights are needed! Please note: To be included, your comments must be submitted to CMS by 5pm on Monday September 14th. Rather than just disagreeing with an aspect of the proposed rule, make the effort to provide an explanation, offer an alternative, include citations to research or experts if possible, and help the CMS staff think through unintended consequences. THANK YOU!
Click HERE to review the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2015.
Click HERE to listen and watch the 8-17-15 webinar (70 minutes)
Click HERE for a two-slides-per-page of presentation power point
CLick HERE for a 1-page list of ten proposed changes of particular interest to social workers
Click HERE for a 26 page table that summarizes the key proposed changes that affect resident quality fo life and pertain to social work. (This table indicates which section in the Code of Federalregistration and/or which page in the Federal Register the item can be found. DO include the citation in your comment, so the CMS staff person who reads your comment knows what you are referrring to.)
Your Life Choices: An Approach to Advance Care Planning
Learn why and how primary care providers and their clinic staff can facilitate advance care planning discussions including end of life conversations. We will explore how to initiate the conversation with patients and family members in a clinic setting and what resources are available to assist with this process and the completion of advance directives. Presenter: Paige Hector, LMSW Clinical Educator and Consultant
Click HERE to view the recording of the webinar.
Click HERE to see "Your Life, Your Choices Guidebook: Preparing for Medical Decisions" authored by R. Perlman, H. Starks, K. Cain, W. Cole, D. Rosengre,and D. Patrick (no publication date provided) Click HERE for just page 21 of the booklet--which will be discussed in detail during the webinar
Achieving Cultural Competence for the Younger Adult in the Long Term Care Setting (two part series)
Click HERE to listen to the recording of Part ONE.
Click HERE to listen to the recording for Part TWO
The younger adult population in the nursing home poses unique challenges and opportunities for staff. This talk will address best practices such as identifying needs and wants and how to prioritize competing interests. Emphasis on facilitating relationships is key, all within a cultural context that both honors this cohort of adults but also provides clear guidance to staff on achieving the best possible outcomes. May 5th will be part ONE of a two part series. (Part 2 is scheduled for June 10th at 1pm eastern time) Our presenter is Paige Hector, LMSW Clinical Educator & Consultant Paige Ahead Healthcare Education & Consulting, L.L.C.
Supervising Social Work Field Students.
This webinar includes Cathy Tompkins, MSW, PhD (George Mason University) and Bob Connolly, MSW (Geriatrics Consultant) sharing results from their study about social work field placements in aging settings (first 12 minutes). Then Lynda Sowbel discusses her many years of experience in placing undergraduate social work students in nursing home settings for field placements. She has advice for students and for nursing home social workers on how to make the most of this experience. Lynda R. Sowbel, PhD, LCSW-C is an Associate Professor/Director of Field Education in the department of Sociology & Social Work at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Click HERE to listen to the recorded webinar.
The POLST Paradigm in Nursing Homes "Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment"
POLST stands for "Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment." The POLST paradigm is a system for increasing the chances that people who are in frail health get the type of medical care they prefer. It includes a medical order that communicates the patient preferences regarding attempting CPR and artificial nutrition through tubes. The presentation will describe the POLST paradigm and its rationale, discuss the extent to which it is being followed in states. The three presenters are working together on a Hartford Change AGEnts Action Award focused on using the POLST paradigm in two nursing homes. Speakers: Jane Dohrmann, MSW, Program Director, Honoring Your Wishes (http://iowacityhospice.org/honoring-your-wishes/), Nicole Peterson, advance practice nurse at the U Iowa College of Nursing, and Mercedes Bern-Klug, U Iowa School of Social Work.
Hand-out of the powerpoint presentation (six slides per page--total 8 pages): click here
To listen to the recording, click HERE
Recording of webinar click HERE (free -- please answer 2 registration questions before viewing )
Presenter: Lori Nisson, LCSW Behavioral Health Specialist (Scottsdale, Arizona). Building your understanding about substance abuse among older adults in general. There will be a case study involving a nursing home resident.
Communicating with Families: Addressing Perceptions, Managing Risk & Documenting Outcomes
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Open to any interested nursing home staff member, faculty or student or anyone else interested. Please spread the word.
Presenters: Paige Hector, LMSW (Paige Ahead Healthcare Education & Consulting, L.L.C) and Tra Beicher, RNC, ARM, HRM, CWS (author of, "Defensive Documentation for Long-Term Care: Strategies for Creating a More Lawsuit-proof Resident Record").
Description: Planned care coordination is essential to achieving positive outcomes for residents and the facility. Many facilities profess to engage in interdisciplinary care coordination but seldom is it evident in practice. Medical staff primarily addresses clinical issues but the social worker should be actively engaged as well. Residents’ and families’ needs are complex and no one person can meet them all. This webinar discusses the four main points of communication and how the essential communication of the medical staff and the therapeutic communication of social workers can go beyond traditional roles and be used effectively to collaborate throughout the entire care process.
Family Conflict in the Nursing Home Setting
Join social work professor Betty Kramer (The University of Wisconsin) and Social Work Director of Jewish Home Life in New York, Deirdre Downes for an informative session on how to anticipate and address family conflict in the nursing home setting. The hand-out for the session will be posted here on the Monday before the webinar.
Guardianship 101: What every nursing home social worker needs to know.
Erica Wood, from the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging provides an overview of GUARDIANSHIP as it applies to the nursing home setting. 90 minutes.
Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Nursing Homes
Presenters: Nancy Wilson, LMSW. With over 30 years of social work experience, Nancy is the Assistant Director of the Huffington Center on Aging (Baylor College of Medicine) and affiliated with the Baylor VA. She previously directed the Houston GITT which developed team training materials for seven disciplines.
Gabrielle Langley, LCSW. With over 15 years of clinical gerontological social work experience, Gabrielle is a social worker at the Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, in the Specialized Dementia Care Unit.
Participating in Independent or Collaborative Research Projects
Presenters: Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elsie Norton, MBA,Vice President & Chief Operating Officer ,Carolina Meadows CCRC
Kim Broucksou, MSW, MPA, Cognitive Care Director, Carolina Meadows CCRC, Chapel Hill, NC
Grievances: Accepting and Managing Complaints in Nursing Homes
Presented by Paige Hector, MSW. Click HERE for recording
Understanding Stages of Dementia: Early Through Advanced Dementia: Roles for Social Work with Person and Family Transitions.
Presenters: Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW and Ann Wyatt, MSW.
Nonpharmacological Approaches to Managing Problem Behaviors.
Ethical Decision-Making in the End-of-Life Context.
Oral Health 101 for Nursing Home Social Workers.
Assisting with End-of-Life Planning.
How Social Workers Can Improve Communication with Physicians.
Person-Centered-Care: What Happens When Choice Involves Risk?
Advocating With and For Residents to Ensure Greater Choice, Quality of Life, and Quality of Care.
Urinary Incontinence 101 for Nursing Home Social Workers.
Presenters: Janet Specht and Sarah Varney. Recording here Bladder Diary Form Presentation hand-out Ideas for SW based on NASW guidelines
Coordinated Care Transitions Programs (CCTPs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Dual Eligible Initiatives Create Care Models and Opportunities for Social Work.
Presented by June Simmons on Dec. 19, 2013. Handout (2 slides per page = 27 pages) OR (6 slides per page in pdf = 9 pages). Recording
Liaison to Family Members, Including Coordination of Care-Plan Meetings.
Presented by Elise Beaulieu and Deb Beringer on Dec. 17, 2013
Hand-out of presentation ( 6slides per page), case study Link to recording of the webinar.
Psychosocial Interventions that Aim to Comfort Persons with Dementia.
Presented by Deirdre Downes and Tena Alonzo on Dec. 10, 2013 handout of presentation handout of case study Link to recording of webinar
QAPI - Are the Interventions Working? Performance Improvement Process and Measures.
Presented by Rosalie Kane. on Nov. 14, 2013 Hand-out Case Study QAPI at a glance Recording
Crisis Intervention: The SW Role in Managing Crisis in the Nursing Home and with Emergency Department Referrals.
Presented by Gabrielle Langley and Liza Ronda on Nov. 12, 2013
Hand-out of presentation slides: 2 slides per page. Link to recording of webinar.
The Affordable Care Act and Nursing Homes-registration
Presented by Victoria Rizzo on Sept. 26, 2013. Hand-out for the session. Recording of session.
Case Management Services to Facilitate Coordination and Continuity of Care.
Presented by C. Byron Cordes and Janis Lasser on Sept. 10, 2013 Powerpoint presentation Case Study
Psychosocial Documentation: Guidelines and Case Examples to Improve SW Care and Risk Management.
Presented by Paige Hector and Debbie Lane on Aug. 27th. 2013. Recording of the webinar
Transitions of Care - The Bridge Model: Social Work Developed and Delivered
Discharge Planning & Follow-up with Residents, Family, Team and Community
Presented by Elise Beaulieu on Apr. 17, 2013 Recording of webinar
Important Tools to Enhance Nursing Home Care Planning and Survey Results: Using Critical Elements of Care Developed for the QIS (Quality Indicator Survey) Process
Presented by Cindy Mason, LCSW, NHA, LHRM on Apr. 3, 2013 Recording of webinar
Mental Health Services: Provision or Referral?
Presented by Dr. Pat Gleason-Wynn on Mar. 20, 2013. Recording of webinar
Steady Today: Ready Tomorrow—How Everyday Practices Affect Teamwork in an Emergency
Presented by Barbara Frank, MPA, and Deirdre Downes, LCSW on Feb. 20, 2013. Recording of webinar
Psychosocial Assessment of Residents and family Members as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Care Planning and Interventions
Presented by Paige Hector & Deb Lane in Jan. 2013 Recording of webinar
Behavioral Care Planning for Psychotropic Medications (How to be compliant with medication regulations)
Presented by Dr. Robin Bonifas on Dec. 19, 2012. Recording of webinar
Depression and the Role of Social Work in a QI SNF Prevention Program
Presented by Scott Crespy, PhD, Kimberly Van Haitsma, PhD, and Marilyn Frazier, MSW, LSW on Dec. 12, 2012. Recording of webinar
PHQ-9 (part 2): Role of the Nursing Home Social Worker in Depression Care Management
Presented by Paige Hector, LMSW and Robert P. Connolly, MSW, LCSW-C on Nov. 14, 2012. Recording of webinar