Emotional Management: The Importance of Self-Care – It’s Not Just for Our Residents

On-Demand Webinars: Emotional Management: The Importance of Self-Care – It’s Not Just for Our Residents

Emotional Management: The Importance of Self-Care – It’s Not Just for Our Residents

Life EnrichmentQuality of LifeStaff Efficiency

Recorded on: 07/14/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has thrusted us into re-strategizing how we deliver services in long-term care. Another area that needs to be re-examined is how we, as caregivers, are taking care of ourselves. Self-care is often discussed and recommended to others but is rarely practiced by the ones recommending it. We have to get better at taking care of ourselves in order to continue to care for others. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of self-care deficiencies and burnout and what we can incorporate in our lifestyle to ensure we remain strong enough to do what we set out to do every day.

• Review the prevalence of self-care deficiencies and burnout in healthcare
• Discuss the science behind emotional management
• Identify coping strategies for our self-care toolboxes and how to incorporate them in our lifestyle

Dr. Jennifer Stelter
Operations Director of Clinical Programs
Alden Management Services, Chicago, IL

Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a Clinical Psychologist, who specializes in dementia and mental health care. She has 25 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. She is the co-owner of NeuroEssence, LLC, a consultant that runs the operations of the clinical programs for the Alden Network, and is an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. Dr. Stelter is involved in program and policy development, provides initial and ongoing seminars and workshops on a variety of topics that focuses on holistic, non-pharmacological interventions, conducts compliance audits, and provides supervision and one-on-one consultation sessions regarding patient care. She has also participated in talk radio, podcasts, and interviews for news articles, conducted research, and published literature and curriculum. Recently, she has been featured in the Daily Herald, Northwest Herald, and Quintessential Barrington’s Medical Guide in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Stelter is writing and publishing her first book introducing an innovative approach to dementia care with Johns Hopkins University.

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO and Co-Founder
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is passionate about honoring the older adult in our society. From his master’s thesis on nursing homes and memory care, to his close connections with the older adults in his family, to creating and leading Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior living, he is an advocate for the person-centered movement. With Linked Senior, he has more than twelve years of experience building solutions that value meaningful engagement to meet the changing needs and preferences of every older adult. Charles is on the board of the Validation Training Institute that promotes the Validation Method, work of Naomi Feil and on the Innovation Council for AMDA, the American Medical Doctor Association. He also started the Old People are Cool initiative to combat rampant ageism in our society and build intergenerational conversations and collaboration.