Thursday, September 3rd (Session FD9) - A Conversations about Keeping Person-Centeredness in Clinical Practices

Session FD9

In facing the challenges of COVID-19 and the need to get back to the basics of infection control, clinical care has never been more evident, and yet, in too many cases, this was done at the expense of quality of life goals that have long been the vision of culture change leaders.  Join the team from Empira in a discussion on how you can achieve both quality of life and quality of care as you discuss not only what needs to be, but how to do it in a way that best promotes meeting the psychosocial needs of Elders.  

1. Describe the challenges communities have faced in providing clinical services as they have worked to manage the spread of COVID-19.
2. Engage in conversation, describing new opportunities and successes related to the assuring that engagement and socialization are not lost as quality clinical care is achieved.
3. Engage in conversation, developing ideas that can be brought back to your work setting that support maintaining a focus on quality of care and quality of life as you envision the future for aging.

Sarah Brown

Executive Director

Since 2001, Sarah Brown has held a variety of roles and knows senior care from the inside out. She has worked in direct patient care, leadership, education, and consulting in a variety of settings, including long-term care, transitional care, clinics, large health systems, and partnerships. Sarah has always been passionate about serving those in need through the continuous improvement of care practices to achieve better clinical outcomes and aging experiences.  As Executive Director, Sarah oversees the development and deployment of Empira’s signature quality improvement programs, as well as the ongoing pursuit of applied evidence-based research. She presents Empira’s work at state and national conferences.

Meredith Martin