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SDAHO Education for the Week of March 15

​Don’t miss the upcoming education for the week of March 15-19 that SDAHO and fellow associations are offering.

Overview:  As South Dakota has recently legalized recreational and medical cannabis, we plan to explore what this means for senior living providers and how to address these changes. During this webinar we plan to examine the following:

  • Explore the conflict between state and federal laws that impact how senior living providers address cannabis use by residents and staff.
  • Consider legal and practical differences between the use of medical and recreational cannabis and CBD products.
  • Identify best practices for mitigating risk if permitting or identifying cannabis use by residents or staff.

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Save the Date for the March webinar featuring the Florida Hospital Association and the topic Patient & Family Engagement During the Era of COVID-19, taking place Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Hospital efforts to engage patients and families in their care and in hospital improvement activities were abruptly halted when the COVID pandemic hit. Visitation was prohibited or extremely limited, changing the way patients and families were involved in their care. Florida hospitals will share how they pivoted their PFE initiatives and lessons learned in both their acute and rehabilitation settings as a result of COVID-19.

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This workshop describes the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease to then take a deeper look into the behaviors those living with Alzheimer’s may display. This includes wandering, sundown syndrome, and aggressive/agitative behaviors. The goal is to recognize these behaviors as attempts to fulfill an unmet need – to help others search past the behaviors and discover what the individual is trying to communicate. This approach will help professionals, caregivers and family members learn to separate the individual from the disease to then provide support and identify the unique needs of each person affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration fee is $25.

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The COVID-19 virus has evolved consistently, with new virus variants emerging over the past few months. It is critical for healthcare professionals to stay up-to-date on the transforming nature of the pandemic, including the multiple variants that are circulating globally. This 30-minute, free webinar will feature Robert A. Duncan, M.D., MPH, director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center discussing the current state of the virus, COVID-19 variants, vaccine updates, and prospects for the near future.
Presenter: Robert A. Duncan, M.D., MPH is the director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in infectious diseases.

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Hosted by Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
An Artifacts of Culture Change (ACC) 2.0 version for nursing homes, and a first-ever Artifacts for Assisted Living are now available thanks to the Pioneer Network. The ACC is an internal, self-assessment, inspirational and education tool reflecting concrete practices that change institutional culture in other words the “artifacts” of culture change. Walk through each of the over-130 items with the developers Karen Schoeman and Carmen Bowman in three sessions and be inspired to learn culture change practices you may have not considered in shifting the focus from institutional to individual, and institution to home.

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