St. Louis – Opening Your Hearts and Minds to a New Culture of Aging

Date(s) - 05/18/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Friendship Village of Chesterfield, Private Dining Room



Target Audience: Nursing Home Administrators, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dietary

CE Approved: Nursing Home Administrators (5 patient care hours)

Program: Registration 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch 12 – 1 p.m.

Purpose: Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are the plaques that Elders face, whether they are living in a traditional institutional setting or even in their own home. Join Joan Devine, Certified Eden Educator and Mentor, as together you explore how to lead your team in opening their hearts and minds to a new culture of aging, one which is resident directed and embraces the principles of the Eden Alternative.

1. Discuss the 10 principles that guide The Eden Alternative.
2. Demonstrate hands on techniques and exercises that can be conducted with their care team in order to understand practices that can be implemented supporting the Eden Principles.
3. Develop an action plan to support further growth of a culture supporting person directed care both personally and for their care teams.

Speaker: Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network and Owner/Operator, JPDevine Consulting, St. Louis, Missouri. Joan is a Registered Nurse and former activity professional that has over 30 years of experience in health care. Joan has served in leadership positions in both long-term and acute care. Joan is an advocate for the long-term care culture change movement and a certified Eden Educator and Mentor. She actively participates in culture change activities, preparing and equipping administrator’s and other senior care leaders to implement person directed practices and transform the culture of their homes. She serves on the board of MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care, Continuum, Change), and is the author of the book, “Word of the Week: Creating a Culture Change Dictionary.” She holds a BA in Music Education/Music Therapy, BS in Nursing, and a Masters in Management.


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