Bonus Breakout Session H

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00pm

H1: Moving Mountains One Stone at a Time

Sandy Parise, The Glue (Executive Assistant), Eden Gardens
Erin Beaudoin, Chief Motivator (CEO), Eden Gardens

After operating our previous home for over 35 years, we recognized it was no longer safe and suitable for our Elders, all living with dementia.  We were no longer meeting some regulations and codes, the overall renovations were going to be too costly.  A new Eden Alternative-focused home was needed, and so a new direction began.  From the purpose-built design to the global cultural shift, this is our story of the past 13 years.  We will focus on the journey of our on-going transformation and provide insights into the best practices we have developed along the way.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Specify 2 ways the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-BeingSM reinforce the strengths provided by the community at large.
  • Name 2 of the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-BeingSM.
  • Identify 2tangible opportunities to support autonomy, security, and meaning by practicing techniques to empower all care partners.

Dementia Care Track

Suggested for:  Formal Leaders, Decision-makers


H2: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Putting the Fun in Fundraising!

Michelle Daniel, VP of Philanthropy and Leadership Development, Methodist Senior Services
Alice Lute, Certified Eden Associate and Resident of Traceway Manor

The amazing “Mayor of Traceway Manor,” Certified Eden Associate and winner of 2016 Eden’s Got Talent Competition (Little Rock), Alice Lute will join Michelle Daniel, as they highlight why fundraising is NOT a barrier to needs being met and making dreams coming true. Alice raises thousands of dollars each year for Meals on Wheels and the Methodist Senior Services (MSS) Benevolence Fund. Michelle and the MSS Development Team raise over $1 million annually for MSS Ministries. Explore the lessons learned and gains attained by this dynamic duo. “Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, and no river wide enough to keep me from [fundraising for] you, babe!”

Attendees will be able to:

  • List 2 examples of how small teams have raised big dollars through goal setting and collaboration with their larger community.
  • Name 2 financial challenges that might be perceived as barriers to growth.
  • Identify 2 ways to effectively eliminate these perceived barriers.

Suggested for: Formal Leaders, Decision-makers; Elders, Families, Volunteer Care Partners; Skilled Nursing; Assisted Living; Small Residential Care Settings and/or Host Homes; Employee Care Partners; Senior Housing; CCRC/Life Plan Communities; Home & Community-Based Services


H3: Better Together: Supporting Intergenerational Connectedness (#46)

Barry Cotton, Administrator, Signature HealthCARE Erin
Lisa Moore, Quality of Life Director, Signature Healthcare of Erin

Do you need guidance on how to offer Elders a pathway to a purposeful life worth living? Intergenerational connectedness is one way to support the creation of an Elder-centered community that will beat loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Session content will address the mountains we have moved:  how we, as a community, have stepped up to innovate new ideals and initiatives; how we have learned to collaborate with the outside community; and how we have managed to get results that bring Elders and youth together in meaningful ways.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify 2 ways that intergenerational engagement improves quality of life.
  • Name 2 ways that intergenerational engagement improves health outcomes.
  • List 2 ways that the larger community can get support intergenerational engagement.

Suggested for: Formal Leaders, Decision-makers; Elders, Families, Volunteer Care Partners; Skilled Nursing; Assisted Living; Small Residential Care Settings and/or Host Homes; Employee Care Partners; CCRC/Life Plan Communities


H4: Going Digital with Person-Centered Care: Obstacles and Opportunities

Mandy Salomon, Mentia, Inc
Evy Cugelman, Trainer and Practitioner, Mentia, Inc

This session will explore the impact of digitally supported cognitive care, specifically its designs and standards, as well as the best practices that are unfolding around this innovative approach.  Content will address a series of focused questions:

  • How are digital tools doing the heavy lifting by opening up communication pathways and building meaningful connections?
  • How do you integrate digital systems into your workflow for efficiencies and new regulatory practices?
  • How supporters and staff can learn new person-centered care skills by being ‘tooled up’ with these programs?

Attendees will be able to:

  • Specify 2 ways that non-digital methods differ from digital methods in support of person-centered care.
  • Identify 2 co-design methods specific to the digital era.
  • Name 2 ways they can integrate these new digital engagement tools into daily operations.

Dementia Care Track

Suggested for: Formal Leaders, Decision-makers; Elders, Families, Volunteer Care Partners; Skilled Nursing; Assisted Living; Small Residential Care Settings and/or Host Homes; Employee Care Partners; Senior Housing; CCRC/Life Plan Communities; Home & Community-Based Services