The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is hosting “The 4 Rs of Volunteering” webinar on April 15, 2014, from 2-3:45 p.m., Central Time.
Register online at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/507922744. Citrix Online will send an email to participants with information about joining the webinar.
Participants will learn about the strategies used in successful volunteer programs in Texas nursing homes. They also will hear about real-world examples of active volunteer programs, including
Social workers, licensed nursing facility administrators, nursing facility activity directors, certified nurse aides and psychology professionals may receive 1 continuing education or clock hour credit.
For accommodation requests, please contact Mary Valente at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven working days before the event.
Below are the handouts from these events.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a set of four symposia. Each event offered the same line up of speakers and topics. These events were offered in Lubbock (Aug. 22), Dallas (Aug. 24), San Antonio (Nov. 13) and Houston (Nov. 15). The symposium was titled "Person-Directed Care is the Heart of Culture Change." Below are the handouts from these events.
Implementing Consistent Assignment in a Long-Term Care Setting Using Evidence Based Strategies (Series webinar #6)
Culture Change Webinar #5 — The Value and Importance of Spending Time Outdoors
Decreasing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in the Dementia Population (Series webinar – AP #2)
What's the fuss about using antipsychotic medications in Long Term Care facilities? (Series Webinar - AP #1)
Moving In Day: Person Directed Approach (Series webinar #4)
Activities in a Person Directed Environment (Series webinar #3)
The Bathing Experience (Series webinar #2)
The Dining Experience: A DADS Culture Change Initiative (Series webinar #1)
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a symposium in collaboration with TMF Health Quality Institute. The symposium, titled "Culture Change: Enriching Lives in Nursing Homes," was held in Austin on July 25, 2011.
Note: DADS has compact discs (CDs) containing several of the PowerPoint presentations from the 2011 symposium. These are available upon request. Please submit your request to this web address: DADSCultureChange@dads.state.tx.us.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored three conferences, one each in the cities of Arlington, Austin and San Antonio, during the summer of 2008. The title was "The Elements of Care Planning." The conferences provided information on the regulatory aspect of care planning, the findings for the nursing facility quality review of 2007, and a person-directed approach to care planning.
The attached information was distributed to Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) regional offices and states concerning a video-broadcast on Nursing Home Culture Change that took place in 2007. It was sponsored by Karen Schoeneman of CMS-Baltimore, in the Division of Nursing Homes. States participated by teleconference.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a joint conference with the Texas Health Care Association, Texas Health Care Association Education Foundation, Educational Institute on Aging, Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and TMF Health Quality Institute. The conference title was "Putting the Pieces Together." Conference locations were Austin, Bryan-College Station, McAllen and Arlington. Topics included:
Updated: April 1, 2014