Free CEUs


#1851-Too Much Stuff: Hoarding Behaviors, What They Mean and How to Help
Terry Fries- Maloy, MSW, LISW
Sponsored by Hickman & Lowder CO, L.P.A., Brighton Gardens and SJMC
Researchers say that between 2 and 5 percent of the population exhibit hoarding behaviors. Hoarding is more than collecting. It is an accumulation of too many items and the lack of ability on the part of the hoarder to organize and get rid of excess items. This discussion will outline the symptoms, the known causes and ways to help those who hoard. (This talk is presented under the auspices of the Benjamin Rose Institute and the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County)

Thursday January 15

7:30 am- Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am- CE program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1853-Effective Delivery of Bad News: What is the Right Way?
At the end of the program, attendants should be able to:
   • Explain Bad News
   • Describe the importance of effectively communicating bad news
   • Identify the communication strategy steps
   • List resources available for delivering bad news.
Tuesday January 27

7:30 am- Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am- CE program
The Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road, Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for Nurses and Social Workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1854-CAREGIVER STRESS AND COMPASSION FATIGUE
Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, Cornerstone of Hope
Sponsored by Life Care Center of Westlake and SJMC
Whether good or bad, stress is something we all experience to some extent. This is particularly true for professional caregivers (nurses, counselors, social workers and other health care professionals). Decreased funding leads to higher caseloads and longer hours for many caregivers. Finding a balance and setting healthy boundaries will make life easier both at work and at home. Not finding a balance can lead to compassion fatigue. This program will look at traumatic and non-traumatic stress, the signs and symptoms of each, what leads to compassion fatigue and possible interventions for each.

Wednesday January 28

5:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm CEU program
Life Care Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Road, Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for Nurses and Social Workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1855-Creative Care for Individuals with Dementia
Visiting Nurse Association
Sponsored by VNA, Manor Care and SJMC

Patients with dementia often exhibit behaviors that may negatively impact their quality of care. This presentation will help staff better understand the basic characteristics of Alzheimer's and Dementia while increasing their knowledge in how to creatively provide
non-pharmacologic interventions.


Tuesday February 3

11:30 am Registration and refreshments
12:00-2:00 pm CE program
Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

2.0 CE approved for social workers and nurses
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1856-Relaxed & Ready: Proactive Steps to Wellness -
Laura Hazen, Hanson Services Inc
Sponsored by Our House and SJMC
This talk arms you with a variety of strategies and best practices, from practical to philosophical, your clients may use to take charge of their physical and mental well being. Going beyond stress management, the techniques are great for general wellness and managing chronic conditions.

Wednesday February 4

7:30 am- Registration and refreshments
8:00 am- CE Program
Our House
27633 Bassett Rd, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses, social workers, case managers and counselors
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1857-The Impact of Grief in the Workplace
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Rae Ann Westlake and SJMC
At the end of the program, attendants should be able to:
   • Describe the impact and cost of grief and loss in the workplace
   • Identify coping strategies
   • List ways to support grieving co-workers
   • Identify what to do when an employee dies

Thursday February 5

7:30 am Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am CE program
Rae Ann Westlake
28303 Detroit Road, Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1858-Emotional and Psychological Benefits of Chocolate-
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve and SJMC
Chocolate will never be called a health food, however there are benefits to eating it. Discussion of why chocolate improves mood, decreases stress, and may have cardiac benefits. New!

Wednesday February 11

7:30 am Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am CE program
Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve
2116 Dover Center Rd, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1859-Sesame Street Care Center: Managing Behaviors and Personalities in the Healthcare Setting
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Brighton Gardens and SJMC
This program utilizes characters from the popular educational TV program to highlight various behaviors and personalities as well as how to manage them. This CEU is both fun and informative.

Thursday February 19

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1860 -Research and Alzheimer's Disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, The Normandy Senior Living and SJMC
As the number of Americans is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about the disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer's disease and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

Tuesday February 24

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
The Normandy Senior Living
22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1852- Communication: What's Not Heard, Shouts the Loudest
Chuck Behrens, Hospice of Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of Western Reserve, The Orchards of Westlake and SJMC
At the end of the program, attendants should be able to:

   • Discuss that what we communicate isn't always heard in the intended ways.
   • Identify some essential components of effective communication and some of the most common errors.
   • Explain interventions to use to increase hearing/speaking for optimal communication at end of life.

Tuesday February 24

4:30 pm- Registration and Refreshments
5:00 pm- CE program
The Orchards of Westlake
4000 Crocker Road, Westlake OH

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-587-6348




#1861-Senior Bullying

Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Huntington Woods, Crossroads Hospice and SJMC
This program discusses techniques for working with seniors that are bullying each other. Bullying does not stop just because we age, it is an ongoing concern for all age groups. New!

Thursday February 26

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Huntington Woods
27705 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1862-Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss
Harbor Light Hospice
Sponsored by Harbor Light Hospice, Genesis Healthcare West Bay Center and SJMC
Make soup with the ingredients of grief and identify the different ways the soup can be made depending on who is in the kitchen. Learn bereavement coping tips to share with your grieving clients. Describe the reactions of others in response to grief and the advice often given.

Thursday February 26

4:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
5:00pm- CE program
West Bay Care and Rehabilitation Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1863-Recognizing the Patient at Risk -
Victoria Kayatin, RN, BSN SJMC
Sponsored by Westlake Village and SJMC
The objectives of this presentation are to recognize conditions and situations that can place elderly patients at risk for respiratory failure, cardiac arrhythmias and dehydration and to implement prevention strategies and interventions that can reduce or manage the risks for de-compensation and hospitalization.

Friday February 27

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1864-Taking Charge After Discharge: Helping Patients Stay Healthy at Home
Laura Hazen, Hanson Services Inc
This program offers healthcare professionals information and resources to help guide their patients toward better self-management of chronic conditions, once they leave the doctor's office or hospital room. It provides educational tools and resources to offer clients to help them make healthy lifestyle choices and then turn those choices into lifelong healthy habits.

Wednesday March 4

Life Care Center at Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake

5:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
5:30 CE program
1.0 CE for nurses, social workers, case managers and counselors
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1865-Enhancing Mealtime -
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Manor Care and SJMC
This program is designed to help staff to recognize the importance of proper nutrition, as well as approaches for challenging mealtime situations. We will identify the challenges that are faced by a person with a diagnosis when trying to eat or drink, describe how preferences affect behavior, and the importance of remaining independent.

Thursday, March 5

11:30 am - Registration and Refreshments
12:00 pm- CE Program
Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

1.0 CE approved for social workers and nurses
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1866-Dementia Care: Starting the Conversation
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Gardens at Westlake and SJMC
The objectives of this program are to:
   • Discuss causes of dementia and prevalence of the disease.
   • Explain how person-centered care techniques can help manage difficult behaviors exhibited by patients with dementia.
   • Explain the benefits of hospice care.


Tuesday March 10

7:30 am-Registration and refreshments
8:00 am CE program
The Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1867-Civil Commitment
Frank Hickman, Attorney at Law
Sponsored by Hickman & Lowder CO, L.P.A., O'Neill Healthcare North Olmsted and SJMC
The civil commitment process allows for involuntary placement of individuals in a psychiatric hospital or other appropriate setting. It is an effective tool in helping mentally ill persons who may otherwise not receive appropriate treatment. This session, presented by an attorney from Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A., will address the basics of involuntary commitment, emergency procedures and placement issues.

Wednesday March 11

4:30 pm -Registration and Refreshments
5:00 pm CE Program
O'Neill Healthcare North Olmsted (The Wellington Place)
4800 Clague Road, North Olmsted

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1868-He Said, She Said…Understanding Gender Differences in Patient Group Settings
Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP, Counselor, EPO Professional Training Services
Sponsored by Embassy Healthcare, The Northridge Health Center and SJMC
Are gender differences predictors of treatment outcomes in healthcare? How do gender differences impact communication styles between practitioner and patient? How are patient satisfaction scores influenced by gender similarities and differences? This eye opening workshop will explore numerous differences between men and women relating to brain development, relational dynamics, biasing, cultural influences and communication differences to raise awareness among healthcare professionals to support and enhance patient care experiences.

Wednesday March 18

5:00pm- Registration and refreshments
5:30pm- CE program
The Northridge Health Center
35990 Westminister Ave, North Ridgeville

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1869-The ABCs of Capacity, Competence and Informed Consent-
Elena Lidrbauch, Attorney and Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, Hickman and Lowder Co.
Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder CO, Brighton Gardens and SJMC
The presenters will help attendees understand the differences between capacity and competence and discuss how to evaluate a client's ability to give informed consent. The speakers will discuss available interventions designed to decrease negative outcomes for persons with mental impairment and review options if decision-making ability is determined to be impaired.

Thursday March 19

7:30 am- Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am- CE program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1870-De-Escalation Tactics for Healthcare Professionals
James T. Kamholz, Jr., SJMC Security and Defensive Tactics Instructor
Sponsored by Emerald Village and SJMC
The purpose of this training is to teach employees techniques that will enable them to de-escalate a situation involving a person in crisis.

Wednesday March 25

6:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
7:00 pm- CE program
Emerald Village
30344 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1871-Advance Directives/Advanced Care Planning
Beth Frank, Stein Hospice
Sponsored by Avon Oaks, Stein Hospice and SJMC
People say they want control over their medical and end-of-life care, but what if they are incapacitated and unable to make those decisions? Learn about Living Wills and other legal documents that will enable you to express your wishes.

Tuesday April 14

7:30 am- Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am- CE program
Avon Oaks
37800 French Creek Road, Avon

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1872-Promoting Restraint-Free Care
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Brighten Gardens and SJMC
This program will examine the ways that a resident may be unintentionally restrained, and provides information to proactively address their needs and to maximize resident autonomy and well-being. The definition of a physical restraint will be reviewed, as well as to describe the physical and emotional experience of people in physical restraints.

Thurs April 16

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1873-Research and Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Manor Care of North Olmsted and SJMC
As the number of Americans is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about the disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer's disease and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

Tuesday April 21

11:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
12:00 p.m. CE Program
Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1874-Ethical Considerations in a Hostile Environment
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by River Pointe Care Center, Crossroads Hospice and SJMC
This is an overview of potential ethical concerns when providing care in a hostile/stressful environment. It will review tips and techniques to assist when working with difficult clients.

Tuesday April 21

4:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
5:00 pm- CE program
River Pointe Care Center
9027 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers (counts a s a social work ethic CE)
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1875-Holy Hell: Suffering by Another Name
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Belvedere and SJMC
The objectives of this program are to:
   • Define Anger at End of Life
   • Identify the signs and symptoms of Anger in End-of-Life patients
   • Describe appropriate interventions to help patients deal with anger


Thursday April 23

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
The Belvedere
29591 Detroit Rd, Westlake

1.0 contact hour Nurse, Social Worker, Physician
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1876-Unraveling the Mysteries of Wills and Trusts
David Myers, Attorney at Law, Hickman and Lowder Co.
Sponsored by Westlake Village, Hickman & Lowder Co. and SJMC
It is estimated that 70% of Americans die without a will and families are left to sort out the often complex and challenging legal, financial and personal details following the death of a loved one. Professionals in the field of aging and disability are often in a position to advise clients about planning for their future and that of their loved ones. This session will address the type of advance planning documents available, the scope of such documents and the value of pre-planning.

Friday April 24

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1877-Improving Communications
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, O'Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville and SJMC
This program is designed to describe the challenges faced by a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Non-verbal communication strategies, as well as a positive physical approach and guidelines for improving verbal communication, are discussed.

Wednesday April 29

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
O'Neill Healthcare North Ridgeville (Center Ridge Health Campus)
38600 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1878-Communication and Behaviors -
Lisa Anthony, Marketing Director of Arden Courts & Alzheimer's Association Speaker's Bureau Volunteer
Sponsored by Arden Courts, Our House and SJMC
What is the best way to communicate with a person with memory impairment? This presentation will demonstrate what works and doesn't work when communicating with someone with dementia. Techniques to communicate and avoid behavior issues are covered during this seminar.

Wednesday May 6

7:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE program
Our House
27633 Bassett Rd, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses, social workers, case managers and counselors
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1879-Making Connections-
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve and SJMC
This program describes social needs, and provides tools and techniques to assist with having meaningful interactions with a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Wednesday May 13

7:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE program
Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve
2116 Dover Center Road, Westlake
1.0 CE for nurses, social workers, case managers and counselors
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1880-Ohio Nursing Law-
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, The Orchards of Westlake and SJMC
The Ohio Nurse Practice Act (section 4723 of the Ohio Administrative Code) sets forth the rules and regulations as they apply to nursing practice in the state of Ohio. Nurses must continually stay abreast of changes in the laws and rules that affect their practice. Nurses are responsible for observation of all areas of the law that apply to the practice of nursing; this educational event applies to nurses as they practice day-to-day. Of particular importance are the standards of practice and laws pertaining to delegation, which nurses must utilize on a daily basis.

Wednesday May 13

4:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
5:00 pm- CE Program
The Orchards of Westlake
4000 Crocker Rd, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348

(This CE Activity, being offered by Crossroads Hospice has been approved for 1.0 contact hours, Category A, by the Ohio Board of Nursing through Ohio Nurse Association (ONA -16353) and this program is approved to be offered through February 21, 2016)




#1881-Sexuality in the Older Adult-
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, The Gardens at Westlake and SJMC
This program discusses issues facing older adults with regard to sexuality and potential ethical issues involved. Discusses basic human needs and incorporates how sexuality is among them. Teaches families and healthcare professionals how to tactfully recognize and discuss sexual issues.

Tuesday May 19

7:30 am- Registration and refreshments
8:00 am- CE program
The Gardens at Westlake
27569 Detroit Road, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1882-LEARNED BIAS-
Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, Cornerstone of Hope
Sponsored by O'Neil Healthcare Bay Village and SJMC
Most people are aware of biases they have, and how to set them aside to best serve a customer or client. This program discusses the hidden, learned biases that we each have, how they entered our lives, and how to recognize them. It takes a personal look at how bias affects our professional practice and potential impact on clients and customers.

Wednesday May 20

7:30 am- Registration and refreshments
8:00 am- CE Program
O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village (Bradley Bay)
605 Bradley Road, Bay Village

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1883-Professional Boundaries with Clients
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Brighton Gardens and SJMC
This program reviews how to keep healthy, professional boundaries with clients across the healthcare field. Tips on how to develop and maintain professional, healthy boundaries presented.

Thursday May 21
7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348
(This CE Activity, being offered by Crossroads Hospice has been approved for 1.0 contact hours, by the Ohio Board of Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist through November 22, 2015.



#1884-Ethical Dilemmas-
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Avon Oaks and SJMC
This program defines an ethical dilemma. It uses the social work code of ethics and ethical decision making tree to navigate these decisions. This program counts as a social work ethic CE.

Tuesday June 9
7:30 am-Registration and refreshments
8:00 am - CE program
Avon Oaks
37800 French Creek Rd, Avon

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1885-Communicating with Individuals with Dementia
Harbor Life Hospice
Sponsored by Harbor Life Hospice, Manor Care of North Olmsted and SJMC
Come and discover the language of the dementia caregiver. This program will discuss and define dementia while exploring the various stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Participants will also learn various communication techniques and apply basic principles for communicating with persons having dementia.

Tuesday June 9

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

11:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
12:00 p.m. CE Program
1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1886-To Peg or Not to Peg
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Huntington Woods, Crossroads Hospice and SJMC
This program discusses artificial nutrition methods as well as appropriateness of use. Addresses physical and ethical issues associated with peg tubes.

Wednesday June 10

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Huntington Woods
27705 Westchester Parkway, Westlake
1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1887-Enhancing Mealtime -
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, The Normandy and SJMC
This program is designed to help staff to recognize the importance of proper nutrition, as well as approaches for challenging mealtime situations. We will identify the challenges that are faced by a person with a diagnosis when trying to eat or drink, describe how preferences affect behavior, and the importance of remaining independent.

Wednesday June 10

4:30 pm- Registration and Refreshments
5:00 pm - CE Program
The Normandy
22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

1.0 CE approved for social workers and nurses
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1888-Sesame Street Care Center: Managing Behaviors and Personalities in the Healthcare Setting-
Therese Ashie, RN, BSN, CHPN, Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Rae Ann Westlake and SJMC
This program utilizes characters from the popular educational TV program to highlight various behaviors and personalities as well as how to manage them. This CEU is both fun and informative.

Thursday June 11

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Rae Ann Westlake
28303 Detroit Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1889-Dementia and Tricky Issues
Lisa Anthony, Marketing Director of Arden Courts & Alzheimer's Association Speaker's Bureau Volunteer
Sponsored by Arden Courts and SJMC
Driving, Intimacy and Behaviors. This talk answers the question: What to do when you don't know what to do.

Thursday June 11

5:30 pm - Registration and refreshments
6:00 pm- CE program
Arden Courts Memory Care Community
28400 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1890-Research and Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Lifecare Center of Westlake and SJMC
As the number of Americans is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about the disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer's disease and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

Wednesday June 17

5:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm CE program
Lifecare Center of Westlake
26520 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake

1.0 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348



#1891-Tapping Into Personal Power and Assertiveness
Billie Gilliam PC, LICDC, Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services
Sponsored by Brighton Gardens and SJMC
Assertiveness training teaches you to express your feelings thoughts and wishes, and to stand up for your rights without violating the rights of others. It is a skill, not a personality trait. In this workshop we will explore healthy assertive skills, response to criticism and increased listening skills using assertive strategies.

Thursday June 18

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Brighton Gardens of Westlake Assisted Living and Memory Care
27819 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1892-Professional Boundaries: An Ethical Dilemma
Harbor Life Hospice
Sponsored by Genesis Healthcare West Bay Center, Harbor Light Hospice and SJMC
Can you identify a boundary violation? Can you define personal boundaries? Would you be able to tell someone that they are in violation of the Code of Ethics? This program will discuss ways to maintain healthy boundaries.

Thursday June 18

4:30 pm- Registration and refreshments
5:00pm- CE program
West Bay Care and Rehabilitation Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1893-Understanding Behavior
Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer's Association Education and Outreach
Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Westlake Village and SJMC
This program describes some of the ways that dementia can affect behavior, as well as why a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia may behave in a certain way. Discussion about when behavior becomes a concern and the “Cues and Clues” model are included.

Friday June 19

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 a.m. CE Program
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr, Westlake

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP-877-597-6348



#1894-The Three R's of Memory: Rehearse, Recall, Respond
Jennifer A Brush, MA CCC/SLP, EPO Professional Training Services
Sponsored by Embassy Healthcare, The Northridge Health Center and SJMC
This workshop focuses on identifying evidence based treatment options that enable staff to implement a comprehensive approach to quality care that supports those with memory impairment. Participants will gain valuable insights into how individuals with cognitive impairment can learn new information. Staff will practice using functional techniques such as spaced retrieval and external environmental cues.

Tuesday June 23

5:00 pm- Registration and refreshments
5:30 pm- CE program
The Northridge Health Center
35990 Westminister Ave, North Ridgeville

1.0 contact hour for nurses and social workers
RSVP- 877-597-6348














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