Thursday, September 3rd (Session H1) - Envisioning the Future: Through the Eyes of Family Members

Session H1

Join moderator, Jill Vitale-Aussem, whose parents live in a CCRC, along with panelists who bring a perspective of senior living through the eyes of the family.  They will share stories, including what it has been like to be a family member as we have all faced COVID-19.   What made a difference? How do they hope the future will look for themselves and their loved ones?

1. Recognize how the changes over the past months have impacted family members in different living settings.
2. Describe how communication and being included in decision making has impacted family members ability to cope with the changes brought on by COVID-19.
3. Gain new insights to support your ability to envision family-centered programming and operational systems and to advocate for the changes that families wish to see. 

Deborah Bakti

Author, Recipe for Empathy: Six Strategies to Transform Your Families into Fans

Deborah Bakti is a Seniors’ Care consultant, coach, speaker and trainer, through her company THINK Breakthrough Inc. She has helped thousands of health care staff create better connections with their clients through empathy and a relational approach.  She’s the author of the book “RECIPE for Empathy: Six Strategies to Transform your Families into Fans in Seniors’ Care”, and host of the podcast “Seniors’ Care Matters”.  Deborah was a corporate executive at Extendicare for 11 years, where she led their home care, purchasing and human resources divisions. She’s a board member with LumaCare, a not for profit community care provider in Toronto.  Deborah’s a certified corporate coach and positive psychology practitioner.  Learn more at www.deborahbakti.com   https://www.linkedin.com/in/de...

Mary Daniel

Family Member

When pandemic lockdowns kept Mary Daniel away from her husband for 114 days, she got a job washing dishes in his assisted living community. Since that time, Mary has been catapulted to the international stage, working with the media, government officials and other caregivers to find common ground and a new path forward for family visitation. 

Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley

Founder, Every Day Caregivers®

Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Every Day Caregivers®, a company built exclusively to support the emotional health and wholistic wellness needs of individuals who are caring for those they love most in this world. She brings over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, in-home crisis counselor, college faculty member, and national speaker to her work in supporting the needs of family caregivers. 

Kim McRae

Family Caregiver Turned Advocate

Kim McRae is a consultant, speaker, educator and advocate. She is also an Educator and Mentor for The Eden Alternative®. Kim works with organizations and companies as a thought leader, change agent and subject matter expert on caregiving, culture change, person-directed living, and person-centered dementia care.  As a “Family Caregiver Turned Advocate”, Kim comes to person-directed living and person-centered dementia care through a 12-year history as a family caregiver. Kim got involved with the Pioneer Network in 2006 and co-founded the Culture Change Network of Georgia in 2008. She has been actively working to improve quality of life for elders and their care partners for more than seventeen years. In addition, Kim founded About Face Technologies, which is focused on simple and intuitive assistive technology products for those needing simplicity. Kim is an inventor and holds five US and one UK patents.

Sarah Rowan

Advocate

Sarah Rowan is a native of North Carolina and celebrates life.  In a world where so many people suffer hardships every day, Sarah devotes herself to educating individuals and corporations to productively lead life in a loving and compassionate manner.  Sarah is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. and M.A. in Education.  She is also a graduate of the New York City school of Lifedesigns Training Institute.  She holds her certification from At EASE Inc. School for Business Protocol and Etiquette.  She also served as a member of the National Eden Alternative Board.  In her career as an educator she taught elementary school, enriching this role by becoming a mentor to those children and their families in North Carolina, Ohio and overseas in Germany.  Sarah became an inspirational speaker and noted life advocate, promoting quality of life issues after her husband, Dr. Joseph Rowan, was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease.  During this period Sarah retired and became involved with The Crowning Touch, a company which focuses on the fine art of professional self-esteem, etiquette and positive living.  Sarah is a cancer survivor.  She keeps active and she experiences joy sharing her life with her two children, three grandchildren and their extended families. She loves to travel, read, but most importantly Sarah’s desire to live life to the fullest is an all-embracing connection to new and old family and friends, loving with a full heart.  There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world.  It is to stoop down and lift humankind a little higher……….Henry Van Dyke

Jill Vitale-Aussem

President & CEO, The Eden Alternative

For over two decades, Jill Vitale-Aussem has made changing the culture of nursing homes, assisted living communities and retirement communities her life’s work as a nursing home administrator, CCRC executive director and vice president of operations.  In each role, Jill pushed back against the status quo and drove deep cultural transformation in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. These efforts not only improved the quality of life for the people who lived and worked in her communities but led to significant improvements in occupancy, financial and regulatory outcomes. Jill now serves as President & CEO of The Eden Alternative, an international non-profit dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners, no matter where they may live. The Eden Alternative has impacted the lives of people in sixteen countries around the world. Jill is the author of Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift and speaks internationally on the topics of culture, leadership and ageism.  

Margie McLaughlin

Host

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H1: Envisioning the Future: Through the Eyes of Family Members
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Recognize how the changes over the past months have impacted family members in different living settings. Describe how communication and being included in decision making has impacted family members ability to cope with the changes brought on by COVID-19. Gain new insights to support your ability to envision family-centered programming and operational systems and to advocate for the changes that families wish to see.
Nursing Home Administrator Certificate
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Certified Dementia Practitioners Certificate
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Nurses Certificate
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Social Workers Certificate
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