Continuing Care Conference 2017

SDAHO Continuing Care Conference

Continuing Care Conference 2017
The Continuing Care Conference is designed to create the opportunity for networking and education for post-acute care professionals including administrators, directors of nursing, nursing staff, social services, activity coordinators and home health directors and staff. This conference includes concurrent sessions, giving participants options to meet their individual needs, and provides a venue for discussion of issues that are pertinent across the continuum of health care. Come join us for interactive learning and fellowship with peers as we work towards “Advancing Healthy Communities”.

Credit Hours
SDAHO is the South Dakota affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators. There are up to 9.6 contact hours available to nursing home administrators at this conference. Sessions approved for administrator hours are designated with an “Admin” following the description.

SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, SDBSWE Approval Period: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017, Provider #1012. Social workers will receive up to 8.0 continuing education contact hours or .8 CEU’s at this conference. Sessions approved for social work hours are designated with an SW following the description.

SDAHO will apply for 8.0 hours of continuing education for nurses.

Certificates of Participation will also be available.

Registration Fees
SDAHO member – $175 per person
Non SDAHO member – $350.00 per person

The individual registration fee includes educational sessions for both days, keynote luncheon on Wednesday and continental breakfast on Thursday. A registration form is included in this program. Send this form and fee to SDAHO, Attn: Rhonda Christensen, 3708 West Brooks Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, or fax to 605-361-5175. Registration and payment by credit card is available online at

Early Bird Registration Drawing
Registrations received prior to Friday, March 31, will be entered in a drawing to win one free registration for this conference.

Pre-Registration Deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017.

Conference Site
Cedar Shore Resort
1500 Shoreline Drive
Oacoma/Chamberlain, South Dakota 57365
Tel: 605-734-6376

Standard Room Rate: $89.99 per night
Group Rate Deadline: March 26, 2017
Group Name: SDAHO Conference


Contact Rhonda Christensen at 605-361-2281 or with any questions regarding registration or programming.


Wednesday, April 26th

11:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens

Noon Opening Keynote Lunch and Program: Compassion Fatigue – Healing Healers.
Pat Schultz, LPC, MH, Outpatient Therapist, Avera Family Health Center, Sioux Falls. Compassion fatigue is a continuing concern for those who provide care for others. Pat will address the causes of compassion fatigue, the symptoms and how you, as a professional, can best care for yourself to prevent this condition.

1:40 p.m. General Session: Financial Exploitation of Elders. Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, Director, Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Lichtenberg will discuss the intersection of cognitive decline, financial capacity and a new assessment approach for examining cases of suspected financial exploitation.

2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Emergency Preparedness Craig Camidge, Executive Director, Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance, Virginia.

Targeting Hospice Resource Use Effectively: Addressing the Elephant in the Exam Room. Dr. Barry Baines, Hospice Medical Director, Celebration of Life. Dr. Baines will provide information on a CMS Innovations Project: Targeting Resource Use Effectively, a hospice utilization project which included working with community partners to help health care providers identify patients who could most benefit from a hospice referral, and to recognize opportunities to encourage patient / provider conversations about hospice or other end-of-life care earlier in a patient’s course of treatment.

4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Phase 2 Requirements of Participation Facility Assessment Tool.
Joanne Powell.

Home Health Face-to-Face Requirements Review. Sarah Aker, Deputy Director, Division of Medical Services, South Dakota Department of Social Services.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social

Thursday, April 27th

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Best Practices for Facing the Health Care Talent Crunch. Devin Lemoine, Owner/President, SuccessLabs. Rapidly changing business environments and demographics mean the health care industry faces intense talent shortages. Find out why there’s never been a better time to be pro-active about matching your talent strategy to your business strategy.

Compassionate Touch: Caregivers Workshop for Dementia Care. Sue Wilson, LMSW, Certified Dementia Care Consultant and Educator, 360 Elder Solutions, LLC. During this hands on workshop, you will learn how to apply Compassionate Touch as a new tool in caring for people with dementia.

Home Care Session. Annette Lee.

9:10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Statewide Nursing Home Benchmarking Project.
Mark Lyons, CPA, Managing Shareholder, and Jackie Jermolenko, Casey Peterson, Ltd. Mark and Jackie will share the results of the state wide nursing home benchmark project completed in 2016.

Compassionate Touch: Caregivers Workshop for Dementia Care (Continued). Sue Wilson, LMSW, Certified Dementia Care Consultant and Educator, 360 Elder Solutions, LLC.

Critical Coaching Skills for Healthcare Managers. Devin Lemoine, Owner/President, SuccessLabs. Topics in this session include the importance of listening as a foundation of good coaching; the power of open ended questions to promote understanding and insight; a model for delivering constructive and positive feedback effectively.

Home Care Session. Annette Lee

10:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Advanced Health IT: The Key to Quality and Successful Partnerships.
Scott Code, CAST Associate Director, LeadingAge CAST. Scott will discuss the importance of not only adopting electronic health records (EHRs) in long-term and post-acute care, but also utilizing advanced functionalities and features these systems offer.

Helping Families Have Successful Visits. Sue Wilson, LMSW, Certified Dementia Care Consultant and Educator, 360 Elder Solutions, LLC. This session is all about helping family members have positive visits and create meaningful moments when they visit their loved one who lives, with or without dementia, in your care community.

Home Care Session. Annette Lee.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Closing Session: Managing Your Career. Devin Lemoine, Owner/President, SuccessLabs. Devin will lead a discussion to evaluate why and how you should take the time and effort to “own” your career and professional development.

*This agenda is tentative and subject to change.

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  • April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm