Free CEUs

CEUS January - June 2016

YOU MUST RSVP to 877-597-6348 (Monday-Friday from 10 am -6 pm) to attend any CE listed below

1135-Relaxed & Ready: Proactive Steps to Wellness
Presenter: Laura Hazen, Education Director, Hanson Services
Sponsored by Our House and St John Medical Center

This program arms you with a variety of strategies and best practices, from practical to philosophical, your clients may use to take charge of their physical and mental well being. Going beyond stress management, the techniques are great for general wellness and managing chronic conditions.

Wednesday January 20
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Our House
27633 Bassett Rd Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for Case Managers, nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1136-Grief in the Workplace
Presenter: Matt Williams MA, PCC-S, Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


We spend more time at work than any other place so death and loss are bound to occur with workers, as well as within the workplace. This workshop will increase understanding about grief in the workplace by examining the myths and facts of grief/loss and the hidden costs that grief/loss costs workers and employers. We will discuss ways to respond to the grieving employee, to reduce the impact upon client care.

Thursday January 21
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348




1137-Spirituality: The Masterpiece of You In and Out of This World
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Orchards of Westlake and SJMC

The objectives of this program are to: Define Spirituality verses Religion, discuss signs/symptoms of spiritual pain, especially identified in the terminally ill patient, discuss possible spiritual interventions that may be utilized personally and professional to enhance Spirituality, and identify how to identify your unique spirituality.

Wednesday January 27
4:30 pm - Registration and refreshments
5:00 pm - CE Program

The Orchards of Westlake
4000 Crocker Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1138-Emotional and Psychological Benefits of Chocolate-
Presenter:Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, The Normandy Senior Living and SJMC

Chocolate will never be called a health food, however there are benefits to eating it. Discussion of
why chocolate improves mood, decreases stress, and may have cardiac benefits.

Monday February 8
3:30 pm Registration and Refreshments
4:00 pm CE program

The Normandy Senior Living Apartments
22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1139-The Three Ds: Dementia, Depression and Delirium
Presenters: Margie Kaufman, MBA - motivational speaker and David Zientarski, RN -
clinical nurse manager, Humana Senior Bridge
Sponsored by Humana Senior Bridge, The Belvedere and SJMC


Description: This session will discuss and describe the symptoms, epidemiology, assessment tools and cultural considerations that need to be understood when working with an aging population who may have these complex mental health issues. The increasing incidence and the complexity of differentially diagnosing these diseases in the elderly make it critically important for care managers to have basic knowledge about depression, dementia and delirium and learn how to differentiate one from the other.

Thursday February 11
7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program

The Belvedere
29591 Detroit Rd, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses, CCM and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1140- Assessing Decision-Making Capacity: What, How, When, and Why?
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, River Pointe Care Center and SJMC

 
Discuss what decision-making capacity is
• Describe how to assess decision-making capacity
• Explain how to use capacity when providing patient care

Tuesday February 16
5:00 pm Registration and refreshments
5:30 pm CE Program

River Pointe Care Center
9027 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls

1.0 contact hour Nurses, Social Worker, Physician, Certified Case Manager - 5-26-16
RSVP-877-597-6348



1141-Effective Communication Strategies
Presenter: Carol Amato, Alzheimer's
Association Sponsored by Manor Care North Olmsted,
Alzheimer's Association and SJMC


Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday February 17
11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm CE Program

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1142-Substance Abuse and the Elderly
Presenter: Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, Counselor, Elder Care Coach
Sponsored by Lifecare Center of Westlake and SJMC


Family, caregivers and professionals in the field of aging frequently ignore the issue of substance abuse and dependence. Common misconceptions and stereotypes unfortunately prevent the elderly from locating care for the disease of addiction. Elderly adults commonly misuse and combine medications, resulting in abuse and/or dependency. Through education and preventative measures, precautions can be taken to reduce the onset of abuse and subsequently the treatment for dependence. This workshop will highlight warning signs, diagnostic criteria for abuse and dependency, dangers of medication overuse, identify medications commonly misused, explore obstacles to recovery and identify resources for care.

Wednesday February 17
5:00 pm - Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm - CE Program

Life Care Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses, social workers and case managers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1143-Myers Briggs: Harnessing the Potential of Type in the Workplace
Presenter: Andrea Peck, MA, Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


Knowing and understanding your Myers Briggs type is helpful in the workplace whether your goal is to successfully manage or motivate others, or to learn how to capitalize on your own strengths and talents. Learn what Myers Briggs does, recognize and experience why it is such a highly regarded assessment tool, and recognize why helping others discover their strengths and preferences can create a more dynamic, satisfying, and productive work environment.

Thursday February 18
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1144-Communicating Bad News
Presenter: Compassus Hospice
Sponsored by Compassus Hospice, Genesis Healthcare WestBay and SJMC


No one wants to hear negative medical news, but for professionals to avoid these discussions is unfair to patients and families and often prevents them from having the necessary information to evaluate healthcare options adequately. Participants will learn why the communication of “bad news” is important, and they will be able to describe a six-stage guide for delivering bad news and develop a process of what to do at each stage.

Thursday February 25
4:30pm - Registration and refreshments
5:00pm - CE Program

West Bay Center and Rehabilitation Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1145-Effective Delivery of Bad News: What is the Right Way?
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, Huntington Woods and SJMC

Explain bad news
• Describe the importance of effectively communicating bad news
• Identify the communication strategy steps
• List resources available for delivering bad

Tuesday March 1
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Huntington Woods
27705 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1146-HINDERED BY HOARDING
Presenter: Therese Ashe, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Avon Oaks, Crossroads Hospice and SJMC

Hoarding is a complex disorder affecting many of our elderly, in today's society. The compulsive shopping, acquiring searching and saving of items which lead to safety and health issues as well as dysfunction in normal daily living will be discussed in this presentation.

Thursday March 3
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Avon Oaks
37800 French Creek Road, Avon

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1180-
Creative Care for Individuals with Dementia

Presenter by Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio Sponsored by VNA, Emerald Village and SJMC

Patients with dementia often exhibit behaviors that may negatively impact their quality of care. Gain a better understanding of the basic characteristics of Alzheimer's/dementia while increasing their knowledge of how to creatively provide non-pharmacologic interventions.

Tuesday March 8
5:30 pm Registration and refreshments
6:00 pm CE Program

Emerald Village
30344 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted
1.0 contact hours for nurses and social workers RSVP-877-597-6348




1147-Dealing with Pain: It's Everyone's Responsibility
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Woods on French Creek and SJMC

Define holistic pain and address clinical terminology
• Review classifications of physical pain
• Identify types of pain and tools for assessment
• Discuss myths and fears about opioids
• Describe methods of pain management

Wednesday March 9
7:30 am-Registration and refreshments
8:00 am-CE Program

The Woods of French Creek
37845 Colorado Ave, Avon

1.0 contact hours for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1148-Advance Care Planning for the Healthcare Professional
Presenter: Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
Sponsored by VNA, The Normandy Senior Living and SJMC


This program helps patients communicate their healthcare desires should something occur which prevents them from having a voice. Learn how to initiate discussions to help the patient identify a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (DPOA) and record their wishes for healthcare. Learn how the Living Will DPOA helps families understand the support the patient's wishes.

Wednesday March 9
4:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
5:00 p.m. CE Program

The Normandy Senior Living Care Center
22709 Lake Ave, Rocky River

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1149-Recognizing the Patient at Risk
Victoria Kayatin, RN, BSN SJMC
Sponsored by O'Neil Healthcare North Olmsted and SJMC


The objectives of this presentation are to recognize conditions and situations that can place elderly patients at risk for respiratory failure, cardiac arrhythmias and dehydration and to implement prevention strategies and interventions that can reduce or manage the risks for de-compensation and hospitalization.

Thursday March 10
4:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
5:00 p.m. CE Program

O'Neill Healthcare North Olmsted (Wellington Place)
4800 Claque Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses ONLY
RSVP-877-597-6348




1150-The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Presenter: Carol Amato, Alzheimer's Association
Sponsored by The Gardens at Westlake, The Alzheimer's Association and SJMC

This program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients, with dementia, and caregivers discussing real life issues.

Tuesday March 15
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

The Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1151-Cohort Battles
Presenter: Billie Gilliam LPCC, LICDC, Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


Working age Americans fall into four main generations, a generation being defined as an identifiable group that shares birth years, age, location, and significant life events at critical developmental stages, divided by five to seven years into: the first wave, core group, and last wave (Kupperschmidt, 2000). Frustrations can develop as generations intertwine and clash with various degrees of misunderstandings. This workshop is designed to help the participant understand not only the differences between the various generations but how to work effectively with varying generations within the workplace.

Thursday March 17
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1152-Spirituality: The Masterpiece of You In and Out of This World
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake Village and SJMC


The objectives of this program are to: Define Spirituality vs Religion, Discuss signs/symptoms of spiritual pain, especially identified in the terminally ill patient, Discuss possible spiritual interventions that may be utilized personally and professional to enhance Spirituality, Identify how to identify your unique spirituality.

Tuesday March 22
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Westlake Village (Brookdale Senior Living)
28550 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1153-The Third Wheel: Understanding Nonverbal Language
Presenter: Billie Gilliam LPCC, LICDC, Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by The Welsh home and St John Medical Center


Communication is a powerful tool - we use it daily to convey messages to one another. Generally, we use verbal communication; however, many of our intentions or underlying messages are conveyed via nonverbal language. In this workshop we will explore the impact of nonverbal communication, review the connection between communication and emotion and understand how our non-verbal impact relationships.

Wednesday March 23
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

The Welsh Home
22199 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1154-Research and Alzheimer's Disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Carol Amato, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village and SJMC


As the number of Americans is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about the disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer's disease and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

Tuesday April 5
7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program

O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village (formerly Bradley Bay)
605 Bradley Road, Bay Village

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1155-Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Woods on French Creek and SJMC

• Define compassion fatigue and how stress contributes to it
• Review symptoms of compassion fatigue and stress
• Identify four phases of compassion fatigue
• Identify healthy strategies for self-care

Wednesday April 6
7:30 am- Registration and refreshments
8:00 am.-CE Program

The Woods of French Creek
37845 Colorado Ave, Avon

1.0 contact hour Nurse, Social Worker, Certified Case Manager 8-12-16
RSVP-877-597-6348



1156-Holy Hell: Suffering by Another Name
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Rae Ann Suburban and SJMC


The objectives of this program are to:
• Define Anger at End of Life
• Identify the signs and symptoms of Anger in End-of-Life patients
• Describe appropriate interventions to help patients deal with anger

Thursday April 7
7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program

Rae Ann Suburban
29505 Detroit Rd, Westlake

1.0 contact hour Nurse, Social Worker, Physician
RSVP-877-597-6348



1157-Emotional and Psychological Benefits of Chocolate
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Manor Care North Olmsted and SJMC


Chocolate will never be called a health food, however there are benefits to eating it. Discussion of why chocolate improves mood, decreases stress, and may have cardiac benefits.

Tuesday April 12
11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm CE Program

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1158-Grief Speaks: What to Say and What Not to Say
Presenter: Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, Cornerstone of Hope
Sponsored by SJMC, and Life Care Center of Westlake


Difficult conversations arise in client and patient care settings every day. Communicating difficult information is a critical and necessary skill. Participants will be better prepared for these conversations upon completion of this workshop.

Wednesday April 13
5:00 pm - Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm - CE Program

Life Care Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1159-Pharmacogenetics

Presented by ViaQuest Inc
Sponsored by ViaQuest, Genesis Healthcare West Bay and St John Medical Center


This program is an introduction to pharmacogenetics, the study of how the genes can impact medication, eliminating the guesswork out of prescribing the most effective medication for an individual. This course includes the overview of pharmacogenetics, the clinical application of pharmacogenetics, panels tested in pharmacogenetics (including pain management, behavioral health, cardiac medications and insurance coverage).

Thurday April 14
4:30pm- Registration and refreshments
5:00pm- CE Program

West Bay Center and Rehabilitation Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1160-Empathy in the Workplace (NEW TOPIC)
Presenter: Terri O'Reilly M Ed, Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


Empathy is an attribute that focuses on a client/colleagues own feelings and situations. When this is established, positive results in the work environment are more apt to be reached. During this workshop participants will identify the difference between empathy and sympathy; learn skills that enhance empathic responses; and practice empathic responses to a variety of situations.

Presenter: Terri O'Reilly M Ed

Thursday April 21
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1161-Effective Communication Strategies
Carol Amato, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Emerald Village and SJMC


Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Tuesday April 26
5:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
6:00 pm-CE Program

Emerald Village
30344 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hours for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348




1162-DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Presenter: Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, The Orchards of Westlake and SJMC


This program covers techniques to assist with those conversations that cause great anxiety in healthcare.

Wednesday April 27
4:30 pm - Registration and refreshments
5:00 pm - CE Program

The Orchards of Westlake
4000 Crocker Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1163-Anticipatory Grief
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, River Pointe Care Center and SJMC

 
• Define Anticipatory Grief
• List impact of anticipatory grief on the perspective of the patient
• List impact of anticipatory grief on all others
• Identify three interventions that can be used to address anticipatory grief

Tuesday May 3
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am CE Program

River Pointe Care Center
9027 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls

1.0 contact hour Nurse and Social Workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1164-Ethical Wills-Sharing Values Across Generations
Presenter: Terry Fries- Maloy, MSW LISW, Hickman and Lowder CO
Sponsored by O'Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville, Hickman and Lowder CO and SJMC


Ethical wills have been around for centuries as a means of communicating one's wisdom, values and love to one's descendants. This class will review the history of ethical wills and address the resurgence of ethical will making. It will outline the purpose, value and design of these documents and give participants a basis for promoting the development of ethical wills with their clients. Talk is given by a licensed social worker.

Thursday May 5
7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program

O'Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville (Center Ridge Health Campus)

38600 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville

1.0 contact hour for nurses, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists
RSVP-877-597-6348

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NOTE: Ohio Board of Nursing rules (#4723-14-05, Item A-6) state that a nurse can receive credit for “a continuing education activity that has been approved by an agency that regulates a health care profession or discipline in Ohio or another jurisdiction.”



1165-Dealing with Pain: It's Everyone's Responsibility
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Gardens at Westlake, Hospice of the Western Reserve and SJMC

 
The objectives of this program are to:
• Define holistic pain and address clinical terminology
• Review classifications of physical pain
• Identify types of pain and tools for assessment
• Discuss myths and fears about opioids
• Describe methods of pain management

Tuesday May 10
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

The Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1166-Care Management in a Healthcare Reform Environment
Presenter: David Zientarski, RN - Clinical nurse manager, Humana Senior Bridge
Sponsored by The Normandy Senior Living, Humana Senior Bridge and SJMC


Description: This interactive session will explore the highlights of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) with an emphasis on the role of care coordination and care management. After exploring some of the main features of the act, there will be an interactive session about the roles and responsibilities of care managers in assure the successful realignment of the health care system. This will include some new emerging roles that care managers will be encouraged to assume.

Wednesday May 11
4:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
5:00 p.m. CE Program

The Normandy Senior Living Care Center
22709 Lake Ave, Rocky River

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1181-Communicating with Compassion: Having the Difficult Conversation


Presenter:Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio Sponsored by VNA, Emerald Village and SJMC

As healthcare providers, we are entrusted to provide our patients with information that enables them to make choices in their care. Sometimes that includes breaking difficult news about treatment and cure. This presentation will help the clinician develop confidence when holding these crucial conversations. In order for our patients to achieve the best outcome, they must be informed to make the best individualized healthcare choice.

Thursday May 12
5:30 pm Registration and refreshments
6:00 pm CE Program

Emerald Village 30344 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted
1.0 contact hours for nurses and social workers RSVP-877-597-6348




1167-COMMUNICATION: What's Not Heard Shouts the Loudest
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Avon Oaks, Hospice of the Western Reserve and SJMC

 
The objectives of this program are:
• Illustrate how often what is said isn't exactly heard in the intended ways
• Identify essential components of effective communication and the most common errors
• Discuss effective interventions for HEARING and speaking to reach optimal communication at the beginning, middle or end of life.

Tuesday May 17
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Avon Oaks
37800 French Creek Road, Avon

1.0 contact hour for nurse, physicians and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1168-Demystifying and Dignifying Dementia
Presenter: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Manor care North Olmsted, Hospice of the Western Reserve and SJMC


The objectives of this program are to:
• Identify three characteristics of time for persons with the diagnosis of dementia
• Explain possible benefits applying Habilitation Therapy through different domain qualities
• Discuss appropriate techniques to validate persons diagnosed with dementia based upon Naomi Feil's method

Tuesday May 17
11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm CE Program

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1169-The Rulz for Embracing New Rules (NEW TOPIC)
Presenter: Thomas O'Reilly MS, PCC-S
Sponsored by The Welsh Home and St John Medical Center


We can all agree that change is hard, and few of us are fond of the process of implementing a new “system” at work, church, or even at home. It often involves stress and the awkward emotions of things being new and unpredictable. We like things to be familiar and to know what is expected of us and of others for that matter. But...things DO change, and we are all called upon to adapt, embrace and implement changes; some of which are harder than others. In this workshop, participants will explore the concept of the two buckets; things we have control over, and things we don't. They will consider what resources they currently possess when it comes to adapting to change. They will learn what companies can do to help their employees embrace corporate change. They will then learn the components included in having a “difficult conversation” about changes.

Wednesday May 18
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

The Welsh Home
22199 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1170-The Rulz for Embracing New Rules (NEW TOPIC)
Presenter: Thomas O'Reilly MS, PCC-S
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


We can all agree that change is hard, and few of us are fond of the process of implementing a new “system” at work, church, or even at home. It often involves stress and the awkward emotions of things being new and unpredictable. We like things to be familiar and to know what is expected of us and of others for that matter. But...things DO change, and we are all called upon to adapt, embrace and implement changes; some of which are harder than others. In this workshop, participants will explore the concept of the two buckets; things we have control over, and things we don't. They will consider what resources they currently possess when it comes to adapting to change. They will learn what companies can do to help their employees embrace corporate change. They will then learn the components included in having a “difficult conversation” about changes.

Thursday May 19
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1171-Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Presenter: Carol Amato, Alzheimer's Association
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Our House and St John Medical Center


Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday May 25
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Our House
27633 Bassett Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1172-GRANDMA IS THE MEAN GIRL
Presenter: Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, The Normandy Senior Living and SJMC


Bullying conjures up images of high school students picking on other students, but mean spiritedness is not limited to adolescents. It can be a concern to seniors living in communal communities. This presentation addresses the specific needs of seniors and facility tips to deploy situations early on.

Monday June 6
11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm CE program

The Normandy Senior Living Apartments
22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1173- CAREGIVER STRESS AND COMPASSION FATIGUE
Presenter: Julia Ellifritt, Program/Education Director, Cornerstone of Hope
Sponsored by O'Neill Healthcare Fairview Park and St John Medical Center


Whether good or bad, stress is something we all experience to some extent. This is
particularly true for professional caregivers (nurses, counselors, social workers and other health care professionals). Decreased funding leads to higher caseloads and longer hours for many caregivers. Finding a balance and setting healthy boundaries will make life easier both at work and at home. Not finding a balance can lead to compassion fatigue. This program will look at traumatic and non-traumatic stress, the signs and symptoms of each, what leads to compassion fatigue and possible interventions for each.

Tuesday June 7
7:30 am Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

O'Neill Healthcare Fairview Park

20770 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348




1174-LEARNED BIAS
Presenter: Julia Ellifritt, Program/Education Director, Cornerstone of Hope
Sponsored by Manor care of North Olmsted and St John Medical Center


Most people are aware of biases they have, and how to set them aside to best serve a customer or client. This program discusses the hidden, learned biases that we each have, how they entered our lives, and how to recognize them. It takes a personal look at how bias affects our professional practice and potential impact on clients and customers.

Tuesday, June 14
11:30 am Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm CE Program

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1175-STRESS MANAGEMENT AND THE OLDER ADULT
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Our House and St John Medical Center


This program teaches techniques to assist older adults cope with the stressors that are unique to them.

Wednesday June 15
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Our House
27633 Bassett Rd Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1176-Living Life as a Joyful Caregiver (NEW Topic)
Presenter: Walter Broadbent B.A, Ph. D., Lakeshore Educational
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and St John Medical Center


There are certain "rules," behaviors, attitudes, ideas and emotions that come with living joyfully. As we master them, we might live joyfully ourselves. If we can do life like this, we will serve as better role-models for our patients. We know that people are attracted to those that have a joyful affect, but are not phony or insincere. This workshop examines the nature of everyday joy in life, describes the process of attaining such joy and ends with some tips that will allow caregivers to pass along the benefits of a joyful life to those they serve.

Thursday June 16
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses, counselors and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1177-WELLNESS THROUGH THE SENSES AND POWER OF MEDITATION (New Topic)
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by The Hospice of the Western Reserve, Huntington Woods and SJMC


Decription to follow
Tuesday June 21
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Huntington Woods
27705 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348




1178-TO TWEET, TO BLOG, TO POST, OH MY!
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Rae Ann Westlake and SJMC


Social media and healthcare bring together new risks and benefits for workers. These will be discussed along with measures to protect you while using this technology.

Thursday June 23
7:30 am - Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE Program

Rae Anne Westlake
28303 Detroit Rd, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



1179-Louder Than Words: Understanding and Responding to Unpredictable Behavior in Persons with Cognitive Impairment

This program offers a better understanding of unpredictable behaviors by seeing them, not as problems to be solved, but as communication to be understood. Includes discussion on causes and triggers, and provides a variety of approaches for responding to and interacting with persons with dementia aimed at improving their well being.

Wednesday, June 29
5:00 pm - Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm - CE Program

Life Care Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for Case Managers, Social Workers, Counselors, and Nurses
RSVP-877-597-6348

Presenter: Laura Hazen, Education Director, Hanson Services
*Sponsored by Lifecare Center of Westlake and St John Medical Center



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