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Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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July 2020

WEBINAR: Marketing and Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Panel Discussion

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

The COVID-19 crisis has brought on additional challenges for marketing your facility and services. Social media and media coverage play a major role in how assisted living and nursing facilities are perceived in the public. The panel discussion will empower you with tips and insights to help set your marketing strategy up for success.

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WEBINAR: Overcoming Adversity – Wounded Warrior Project

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

When you have experienced insurmountable challenges – how do you overcome? My son Shane is a true example. He has taught me the true meaning of resiliency. After being critically wounded in Iraq, he returned home to meet extreme challenges. Nothing would ever be the same. As a caregiver, I had to prepare for new life with Shane. I was the pupil; he was my teacher. Never give up! When you break down the injuries and what the result engaged on a person, it can provide positive change: identify triggers to post traumatic stress syndrome, define ways to adapt to change, and examine ways to engage with your community. Promote overcoming adversity.

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WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (2 of 6) – On the Horizon: Serving Co-Occurring Populations in Older Adult Settings

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, among baby boomers is one of the fastest growing health issues facing our country. Some seek treatment while many do not; and when the need arises for long- term care, unmet needs arrive at the older adult setting. Coupled with mental health issues, care provision can be complex. Are you equipped to provide supportive services, arrange Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and integrate a complex case mix? Putting the pieces together, this webinar offers practical tips from the field, resources to equip group leaders, and an overview of co-occurring diagnoses of mental health and addiction with a goal of building community.

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August 2020

WEBINAR: Lethal Plans: When Older Adults Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care

August 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This training will discuss why older Americans are thinking about taking their life while in long-term care settings. We will review the warning signs of suicide. Learn how to ask the question about suicide in a compassionate manner and discuss who to contact and what to do if the resident needs additional intervention. Local and national resources will be provided so you are prepared.

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WEBINAR: Putting Volunteers at the Center

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This presentation will engage volunteer managers in discussion around the empowerment of volunteers in their hospice. We all know of the five percent requirement which mandates volunteers. Do we approach the volunteer program as a necessary evil, or as a key way to provide quality care and elevate our mission to improve the end-of-life experience for patients and their families? We will identify the challenges, the opportunities, and the relational approach that maximizes the volunteer, the program, and the entire organization.

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Webinar: Legislative Wrap-up

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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NHCA Advocacy Coordinator Ashlee Fish reviews the accomplishments of this unique Legislative Session. Learn what you can do during the Legislative Interim and ask questions.

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WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (3 of 6) – Bullies in the Older Adult Care Setting

August 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Bullying in older adult care settings across the nation has become a concern for all care givers. It is more common than we may expect and even the most critical eye may miss this behavior. We must always ask ourselves: Is this behavior related to the dementia disease process? Is it just this person’s personality? Am I being too sensitive?

How can caregivers and leadership teams educate and empower themselves to recognize bullying? How can caregivers and leadership teams intervene while protecting the rights of all older adults and maintain dignity and safety? Come to this session to learn how to address bullying in a confident and effective manner.

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September 2020

WEBINAR: Motivating Employees: It’s Not What You Think

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Motivating staff isn’t as hard as you think. When you understand what motivates staff, you can take steps to get them performing at a higher level. By focusing on what really motivates people, supervisors can refocus their efforts on what really matters. Whether it’s an individual, a team, or an organization, Colby will give you the tools to diagnose engagement problems and take steps to re-engage staff at a higher level.

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WEBINAR: Brain Injury: The Invisible Injury in the Aging Population

September 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has termed traumatic brain injury (TBI) the “silent epidemic.” Within this silent epidemic, there is a seemingly silent population; older adults with TBI. Finding age-appropriate care for the elderly patients with TBI is sparse. This presentation will begin the conversation about the importance of recognizing and managing the invisible injury, brain injury. We will also discuss the importance of brain injury prevention starting with fall prevention techniques.

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WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (4 of 6) – Providing Activity-Focused Care

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

With the implementation of the Requirements of Participation, it’s more important than ever to provide quality activities based upon person-centered preferences. Activities cannot be designed as one size fits all’ or a ‘program.’ They must be developed as an approach that encompasses a team culture with creative and innovative activities, which are, adapted to meet or enhance individual abilities for quality of life. Quality engagements and interactions are the heart and soul of activity-focused care. Not only activity staff, but caregivers and volunteers need to know each person’s life story in order to engage and communicate in a meaningful manner. Come to this session to experience activity-focused care and what meaningful engagement means to each individual.

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October 2020

WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (5 of 6) – Providing Quality of Life to Individuals with PTSD and Other Traumas

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation went into effect Nov. 28, 2019. Surveyors will be asking us, the activity professional, how we are meeting the needs and ensuring quality of life for individuals suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects an estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States who have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop PTSD. This workshop will review the facts, risk factors, and information on how to provide quality of life to those with PTSD.

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December 2020

WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (6 of 6) – Connecting Worlds Through Life Enrichment

December 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Come to this session and learn how to utilize life enrichment programs to make sense of a sometimes-senseless world. Memory and cognition impairment can affect every aspect to living a quality life, including communication barriers and meaningful life engagements. In this webinar, participants will explore a wide variety of effective techniques to enrich the lives of those with memory deficits, giving them opportunities to feel purposeful, successful, and live life to the fullest.

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