Volume XXXI, Number 5
The Geriatric Symposium is here again! Save the Date
The 2016 Geriatric Symposium – Texas Taking the Next Step will be held this summer, Aug. 1-2, at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock, Texas. This free two-day event is filled with top speakers and health care professionals from across the nation and will offer continuing educations credits for nurses, certified nurse aides, and licensed nursing facility administrators as well as other ancillary health care disciplines. Health professionals, caregivers and family members will be able to register for one or both days starting in June.
Day 1, Aug. 1, will focus on Advancing Nursing in Long-Term Care by providing nursing specific information related to the care of the geriatric population and those with dementia-related conditions. Long-term care nurses will gain knowledge on dementia, including how to identify and manage the symptoms. They will also learn about palliative care and decision making for those with dementia and geriatrics in subpopulations with mental health or intellectual and developmental disabilities. The conference sessions cover a number of clinical areas, including nutrition, hydration, weight management, medication management, diabetes management, feeding techniques and infection control.
Day 2, Aug. 2, will cover Dementia in Long-term Care and Community Settings, providing all healthcare providers, family members, friends, consumers and private caregivers with basic and in-depth information that is specific to caring for the elderly and those with dementia-related conditions.
This informative event was developed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), in collaboration with The University of Texas (UT) at Austin School of Nursing, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA), TMF Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (TMF QIN-QIO), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHCH).
For more information, email the DADS Quality Monitoring Program.
Commitment to Care
If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.
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