Targeting Critical Staffing Resources

On-Demand Webinars: Targeting Critical Staffing Resources

Targeting Critical Staffing Resources

Life EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of LifeStaff Efficiency

Recorded on: 08/23/2022

Join Linked Senior on Tuesday, August 23rd for a webinar featuring Alex Heppner and Dr. Katherine Abbott, of Miami University. Learn how to leverage limited resources to support what matters most to residents when it comes to meaningful engagement. In this session you will be introduced to preference-based, person-centered care and easy-to-use tools that can be integrated into your daily work. Steps to success include assessing important resident preferences, incorporating them into care delivery, communicating them across shifts and departments, and how to incorporate quality improvement strategies to ensure sustainability.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Use evidence-based assessments to learn about important resident preferences
  • Create a PAL Card to communicate important preferences for activities and leisure
  • Explain how Care Preference Assessment of Satisfaction (ComPASS) can be utilized in quality improvement efforts to meet regulatory mandates

Dr. Katherine Abbott
Professor of Gerontology
Miami University

Dr. Katherine Abbott is the Executive Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and a Professor of Gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She teaches graduate courses in Qualitative Research Methods and Organizations and the Aging Enterprise along with undergraduate courses in Social Network Analysis and Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology. Her research and teaching focuses on preference-based person-centered care and the social networks and health of older adults receiving long-term services and supports. Abbott is the co-founder of Preference Based Living, whose mission is to conduct studies that build understanding of individual preferences and test innovative methods to honor preferences for people.

Alex Heppner
Senior Research Assistant
Miami University

Alex Heppner, serves as the project manager for the PELI-Can project. The goal of this project is to support Ohio nursing homes implementing the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) through outreach and education. She supports the goals of the project by connecting with Ohio nursing home providers, assisting with the dissemination of monthly newsletters and tip sheets, managing the project’s help-line and social media accounts, as well as facilitating quarterly webinars. Alex has served the older adult population in a variety of capacities and is thrilled to be working on a project that assists nursing home providers on their journey to providing person-centered, preference-based care.