Latest in Elderly Care | Northcentral Technical College

Latest in Elderly Care

March 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. NTC Wausau - Center for Business and Industry Room 110

This seminar will provide attendees with the latest information on geriatric care. It is designed to support, educate and reenergize those serving in a caregiving role. Attendees will not only receive valuable information, they will also have the opportunity to connect with other caregiving professionals. Anyone involved in geriatric care will benefit including professionals in health care, aging and disability centers, social workers, nurses, personal caregivers, other interested in the areas of primary care and geriatrics.

Our Speakers:

Melanie Bunn, RN, MSN, GNP

Melanie is a gerontological nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in geriatrics and dementia care and is Teepa Snow's Positive Approach Certified Speaker!

  • What's New About Dementia: Updates on Research and Care Approaches
What do we know? What do we think we know? What do we need to know? What will we know next? This session will provide an update on important issues of interest including risk reduction, early identification, differential diagnosis, and potential treatment approaches. Equal attention is paid to care strategies, behavioral approaches and communication techniques that improve the lives of people currently living with dementia and their care partners.
  • Smoothing Transitions in Care
One universal truth about dementia is that change is inevitable! What worked
yesterday, might not work today and what works today, might not work tomorrow. To make the complex even more complicated, while abilities and needs change, people living with dementia and their care partners often don’t tolerate change well at all. This session will help participants learn to use the GEMS approach to progression of dementia to anticipate and plan transitions in care approaches, strategies and settings.
Margie Hackbarth, BS, MBA

Margie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA).  She has attended WIHA education sessions relating to Ageism, has done further research on this topic, and she has worked collaboratively with Betsy Abramson, Executive Director, to create today’s program. She is a highly respected Service Line Administrator at Aspirus Senior Health

  • Ageism: Preventing Stereotyping and Respecting the Aging Population

Aging: it happens to everyone. But ageism, the stereotyping and discrimination that comes along with it, shouldn’t happen to anyone. We want to truly understand ageism, the types of ageism and understand why it matters for populations and for individuals. Participants will see modern movie clips of hidden ageism, identify common phrases and expressions, and ultimately learn ways to avoid it.



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Location Information

NTC Wausau - Center for Business and Industry Room 110 1000 W Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401