Tuesday, September 1st (Session A2) - A Practical Guide to Engaging in Dementia Friendly Communities

Session A2

There are 50 million people living in our world with dementia.  Many of them are living in our communities and accessing businesses and services to complete activities of daily living to remain independent within their community.  With the population of people who are diagnosed with dementia only expected to rise, it is important we learn how to best support these individuals through dementia-friendly culture and design changes.  In this session, the Guides will provide practical ways to inform dementia inclusive environments, and provide a look into what it's like to live with dementia in the community.    

1. Define why it is important to engage in Dementia Friendly Communities.
2. Apply tools to provide dementia friendly service.
3. Discuss dementia inclusive physical environments; and create a plan to implement the learnings from the session into our everyday lives.
Sponsored By:


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Jim Kinsey

Vice President of Continuum Care Services, Planetree International

Jim Kinsey is the Vice President of Continuum of Care Services at Planetree International, a not-for-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create person-centered care in healing environments.  In his role, Jim is responsible for coaching and directing organizations to implement the Planetree Framework of person-centered care.  He specializes in complex healthcare system implementation, long-term care environments and other post-acute environments.  Jim is a strong advocate for reducing/eliminating biased care and enhancing the skills of professionals in the field of aging. He started in healthcare as a nursing assistant, later attending nursing school and has worked in a variety of settings including high risk acute care, sub-acute and long-term care. He is a co-author of Planetree’s Long Term Care Improvement Guide, co-authored and served as content reviewer for Managing the Long-Term Care Facility: Practical Approaches to Providing Quality Care 1st Edition, (Perley, Editor).  Jim will repeat this role for the 2nd Edition in 2020 and add chapters on person-centered care and resident move in. He is a sought-after speaker and educator for topics associated with person-centered care implementation and has created and implemented comprehensive staff, physician and leadership training curricula for Planetree.  

Rachel Neal

Programs Coordinator, Person Centred Universe

Rachel Neal serves as Programs Coordinator at Person Centred Universe, a consulting and educational training company, that aims to make the world a better place for those living with dementia. Following completion of her Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Gerontology at St. Thomas University, Rachel participated in an 'Aging in the Life Course' summer study program from the University of Graz in Austria. Rachel has worked in the long-term care field, specifically with persons living with dementia, for ten years, using her passion to work towards person centred culture change in the field of dementia. She has been an active volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick (Canada) for three years, facilitating support groups and educational/social events for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Through her work at Person Centred Universe, Rachel has developed content and taught several courses on topics such as: Activity Professionals, Dementia Education, and Dementia Friendly Communities. Most recently, she has developed a curriculum for businesses looking to better serve those living with dementia. Rachel has worked on projects relating to the field of dementia that range from creating/influencing dementia inclusive environments to coordination of Provincial Alzheimer Enhancing Care Conferences.

Kathy Hagen

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Quiz
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(Survey) A2: A Practical Guide to Engaging in Dementia Friendly Communities
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Define why it is important to engage in Dementia Friendly Communities. Apply tools to provide dementia friendly service. Discuss dementia inclusive physical environments; and create a plan to implement the learnings from the session into our everyday lives.
Certified Dementia Practitioners Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Certified Dementia Practitioners – The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has approved the above named program for CEUs. A total of 51.00 attendee hours are possible.
Nurses Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Nurses – This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, an accredited approved by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activity Code: BP20-03-901-1018. A total of 51.0 contact hours are possible.
Social Workers Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Social Workers – This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886499991-2996) for 51.0 continuing education contact hours.
Activity Professional Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Live Programming - This educational offering was reviewed and approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for continuing education credits. Pre-approval has been given for 15.0 instructional hours of continuing education. Approval #NCCAP500927-21 Recorded Programming - This educational offering was reviewed and approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for continuing education credits. Pre-approval has been given for 48.0 instructional hours of continuing education. Approval #NCCAP5009282-21NT Otherwise, 1.0 instructional hours will be given for each session attended.
Nursing Home Administrator Certificate
1.25 credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 credits  |  Certificate available The National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board (NAB) has approved Pioneer Network Envisioning the Future: 2020 & Beyond Virtual Gathering program for continuing education credit. Program Approval Code: 20210831-72.75-A68660-DL. A total of 51.0 credits have been approved. Please note that .25 additional hours will be awarded for successfully completed post-tests taken. Maximum number of credits possible is 63.0.
General Attendance Certificate
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available
Recorded Session Certificate
Up to 1.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available