Wednesday, September 2nd (Session D3) - Reimagining Living with Dementia: Lessons Learned Implementing the Montessori Philosophy

Implementing the Montessori philosophy involves a culture change process that takes dedication, leadership, courage to challenge long held and deeply embedded beliefs and the strength to challenge engrained processes.  This session will walk participants through the year long process and lessons learned while implementing the Association Montessori International Montessori for Aging and Dementia philosophy in personal care.  This session will cover the step by step process used to train staff, increase staff and resident engagement, communicate with families, create a prepared environment and sustain the program.  Lessons learned will be shared as well as helpful recommendations.

1. Identify the key components of successfully implementing the Montessori philosophy.
2. Identify and discuss both the barriers to implementation as well as solutions and strategies to overcome barriers.
3. Discuss lessons learned and acquire tangible ideas that can be used within the participants' communities to implement the Montessori philosophy.
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Jennifer Brush

Director and Certified Montessori Educator, Brush Development

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, Director, Brush Development is an author, consultant and researcher in the area of dementia care.  She helps care communities around the world to implement the Montessori philosophy in long-term care.   She serves on the Association Montessori International (AMI) Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and she is the only AMI Certified Educator for Montessori for Aging and Dementia in the US.  Jennifer is the author of six nationally recognized books on dementia.  Jennifer has over 25 years of experience both as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) as well as an educator, researcher and consultant.  She has led countless live national and international trainings, has facilitated ground-breaking research and managed innovative person-centered projects for the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health.  Her expertise and passion for person centered care allows her to flawlessly bridge the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve.

Laura Roy

Executive Director, Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community

Laura Roy’s enthusiastic leadership and passion for serving elders was instrumental in the creation of Abundant Life™, Lutheran SeniorLife’s model of culture change that encourages and enables elders and the staff who serve them to be who they were created to be.  Her passion for person directed living began in 2001 and inspired her to reposition her community to include 6 nursing community households and 2 personal care households.  Her passion also led her to the PA Culture Change Coalition and Laura served on the Board of the PACCC for nearly 10 years and led the organization through a rebranding initiative and the organization is now known as VOICE—Voice of Inspired Change for Elders.  Laura is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services through the University of North Texas and is a Certified Aging Services Professional.

Laura Beck

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D3 Reimagining Living with Dementia: Lessons Learned Implementing the Montessori Philosophy
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Identify the key components of successfully implementing the Montessori philosophy. Identify and discuss both the barriers to implementation as well as solutions and strategies to overcome barriers. Discuss lessons learned and acquire tangible ideas that can be used within the participants' communities to implement the Montessori philosophy.
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.
Nursing Home Administrator Certificate
1.25 NAB credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 NAB 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.
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.
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.
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