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Live In Person Seminars


Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist

2/7/2018

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2018 Activity Professionals Conference Pre-Conference Session:

Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist

A separate registration in addition to the conference registration is required for this pre-conference session or you may purchase as a stand-alone individual event. Those attending the full conference will be given priority seating, individual day registrants will be notified one week prior to the program date if space is not available.

Due to the intense nature of this training, each class is limited to 40 people. Sign up now to insure your spot.
3 CEs for Activity Directors*, Social Workers*, CEAL, Nurses, NHA

Class 1 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm (check in 8:30 am)
Class 2 - 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm (check in 12:30 pm)

What is Compassionate Touch?

Compassionate Touch is an approach combining skilled touch with specialized communication that's shown to be a powerful nonpharmacological tool that reduces behavioral expressions in people with dementia and end-of-life while strengthening care partner relationships.

Why Compassionate Touch?

Compassionate Touch is a cutting edge skilled touch program that:
● Is Feasible - Easy to learn | Practical to integrate into care practices
● Is Effective - Eases physical and emotional distress that leads to behavioral expression and resistance to care
● Empowers care partners with a personalized approach to connect, calm, and comfort people at all stages of dementia
● Reduces caregiver stress and burnout | Builds strong relationships
● Supports person-centered core values and philosophy

Who should attend?
● Therapeutic Recreation and Activity Professionals searching for meaningful one-to-one activities for community programs
● Social Workers who wish to have a new tool to enhance communication with individuals living with dementia
● Nursing Home Administrators and Memory Care Directors wanting to learn about a cutting edge, low cost approach that sets a community apart
● Nurses and Nurse Assistants who want to find a new, effective and non-pharmacological approach that reclaims the power of touch in caregiving.

Each attendee receives a certificate of attendance and Compassionate Touch Caregiver pin

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
● Articulate why skilled touch is effective in dementia care
● Apply non-verbal communication techniques to relate to people with middle to advanced dementia
● Correctly perform skilled touch techniques
● Identify distress that triggers behavioral expression
● Determine appropriate touch technique according to behavioral needs of the elder
● State the impact of Compassionate Touch on care partner work stress and ability to effectively respond to behavioral needs of people with dementia

'We are turning toward Compassionate Touch rather than drugs to prevent behaviors.'
A.F. LSW, NHA, PCHA,
Corporate Director of Community Life,
Presbyterian Senior Living, Dillsburg, PA?

'I learned so much about the power of touch and how to use skilled touch with patients and families'
Tracy Bella, Ohio



Conference Location:
Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614-536-0500

Group Rate: $143.00 (king suite or queen/queen suite)
Includes complimentary internet and fully cooked to order breakfast as well as a manager's reception each evening.

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them before the cut-off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cut-off date of January 17, 2018. Due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly there may not be any available rooms left at that point.


The Embassy Suites Columbus Airport brings you the quality amenities and services that you've come to expect from a Hilton family brand. Additional property features:

198 two-room suites offering a separate living area with a sofa bed and Private bedroom with Serta Suite Dreams mattresses featuring our Embassy Essentials Bedding Collection

Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily and a complimentary nightly Manager's Reception (subject to OH state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age).

Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to Columbus airport and Easton Town Center, an upscale lifestyle center with numerous restaurants, shopping center, spa and other amenities

Private bath with Blooms Energy Collection? bath products, walk-in shower or tub

Two 42-inch HDTV televisions with in-suite movies

Wired and wireless HSIA, and Complimentary wireless HSIA in all public areas

Refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, wet bar, iron with board, and laptop safes in guest rooms

Spacious desk with ergonomic chair and mobile furnishings so guests can create their own living space

Open air-atrium with a signature water feature featuring the Flying Spoons restaurant

24-hour complimentary BusinessLink Business Center and Sundry shop

Enlarged 24/7 fitness center featuring leading-edge cardio and resistance training equipment from Precor and an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sun deck

Dry cleaning and in-house laundry services



Pre-Conference Bonus: February 7 - Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist
A separate registration in addition to the conference registration is required for this pre-conference session or you may purchase as a stand-alone individual event. Those attending the full conference will be given priority seating, individual day registrants will be notified one week prior to the program date if space is not available.

Due to the intense nature of this training, each class is limited to 40 people. Sign up now to insure your spot.
3 CEs for Activity Directors*, CEAL, Nurses, NHA

Class 1 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm (check in 8:30 am)
Class 2 - 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm (check in 12:30 pm)
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credits:

Those attending the Compassionate Touch Specialist Training may be eligible to receive an additional 3 hours of credit.

Activity Professionals:
Application for credit has been submitted to the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL):
Up to 3 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Nurses:
Nurses, please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19. Nurses may obtain up to 3 hours utilizing this rule.

Ohio Administrators:
The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) and has approved this program.

Ohio Social Workers:
The Ohio Social Work Board has denied our request for continuing education credits for social workers for this course. They state that the content is not within the scope of practice for a licensed social worker.

Registration Information:

This session is offered to all at the low Association member rate. Take advantage of this great offer! Enjoy top-notch educational programming!

What Is Included in My Registration Fee?


CEUs
Continuous refreshment service
Those attending the full Activity conference will be given priority seating, individual day registrants will be notified one week prior to the program date if space is not available.

Become a Compassionate Touch Specialist Registration Fees
$79 before January 19
$99 January 19 and after