Webinar Schedule

Both webinars will be recorded. You will be able to access the webinars as your schedule permits for 6 months.

May 15, 2019 (Wednesday)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Why is Grandma Screaming? - Improving Quality of Life in Long Term Care

Long-term care facilities are seeing a multitude of changing demographics and these changes have a direct effect on quality of life for those being served.  Access to mental health facilities, homeless shelters and other public or residential services for people of all ages with mental illness, substance abuse issues, complicated social circumstances and other complex needs has dwindled.  The long-term care environment is fast becoming an uncomfortable mix of ages, circumstances, and medical and psychiatric needs.  This webinar offers CNAs and other health care professionals’ practical ideas and guidance for effecting true culture change: not simply a project, but a positive and lasting change in the thinking and behavior of those who live and work in the environment.

June 13, 2019 (Thursday)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Towards Better Behavior – Innovative Approaches to Challenging Situations

Unexpected and different behavior is part of the journey of living with dementia or mental health issues. One of the mistakes caregivers make is to judge behavior as challenging or problematic and then attempt to "stop it" before taking the time to notice what's really going on. This seminar will offer insight into the challenging behaviors that caregivers are often faced with when caring for a resident with dementia or mental health issues. As a caregiver, these behaviors can be very stressful and unnerving. During this informative webinar we will discuss some of these behaviors, why they may occur, and learn strategies that are most effective in dealing with them.