Tuesday, September 1st (Session B4) - Enhancing Person-Centered Care Practice for People Living with Dementia

Session B4

This session will identify and discuss enhanced, person-centered programming for people living with dementia.  Methods for engaging all organizational staff in creating adaptations that promote quality person-centered living will be covered. Experts will share specific strategies for integrating enhanced, person-centered care across a senior living organization with multiple, unique sites. Positive outcomes for individuals living with dementia, their families, healthcare staff and organizations will be discussed.  A basic method for implementing a next level person-centered care program in other organizations will be shared.

1. Identify two aspects of dementia-specific person-centered care.
2. Describe three approaches for implementing a consistent person-centered dementia care program across multiple organizational sites.
3. Discuss three positive outcomes from implementing a person-centered dementia care program.

Tena Alonzo

Director of Education & Research, Beatitudes Campus

Tena Alonzo currently serves at the Director of Education and Research for Comfort Matters, a dementia care education program founded at the Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.  To date, Comfort Matters has educated more than 10,000 health care staff including physicians, social workers, nurses, certified nursing assistants, recreation therapists, environmental and food service professionals across the campus and in 22 countries.  Tena has a background in gero-psychology with multiple degrees from Northern Arizona University.  

Amy Kotterman

Director of Hospitality, United Church Homes

Amy Kotterman RD, LD graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Dietetics. She is the Director of Hospitality Services for United Church Homes (UCH) where she has been employed for 27 years. Amy provides guidance and assistance to the communities to create a home environment that supports abundant aging and culture change initiatives. Amy is leading the culture change transformation throughout UCH through education and implementation of person-directed initiatives including the Hospitality: I LIVE it program, UCH culture change vocabulary, Comfort Matters dementia education program and oversees resident engagement and satisfaction. In addition, Amy works with the directors of dining services and culinary chefs to enhance the dining experience for the UCH communities.

Meredith Martin

Host

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