Register now for a free, one-day training called Meaningful Engagement to Enhance Quality of Life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2014, there were over 1.4 million people living in nursing facilities across the country. With that number expected to increase in the coming years, providers can’t only meet basic needs such as activities of daily living, nutrition, hydration, rehabilitation and medication. Care must extend beyond that to ensure each resident receives high quality care that increases their quality of life.

Person-directed activities improve quality of care and life. When the facility identifies the needs and interests of the residents, building an ongoing program of activities based on his or her interests, they can enhance the resident's physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

When residents choose their care, especially from meaningful options, it significantly influences their sense of well-being. Additionally, recent cultural and regulatory changes aim to make nursing facility life more in line with life living independently in the community. Paying attention to relationships, resident preferences and lifestyle patterns now often predominate over safety, management and treatment issues. To individualize the NF experience for residents and offer a pathway to a better quality of life, providers must offer a choice of meaningful activities that reflect resident preferences.

Who Should Attend

All nursing facility staff, including nurses, licensed facility administrators, activities directors, social workers.

Goal of This Training Academy

Improve quality of life and quality of care for residents. Using evidence-based best practices, this training covers how to implement individualized activities that are important to the resident’s preferences, customary habits and lifestyle. Learn how to set up person-centered activity programs that are both meaningful and relevant to the residents, as well as the federal regulations on activities for nursing facility residents. In addition, learn to understand the resident’s abilities; define activities, incorporate lifestyle preferences, collect lifestyle assessment information, conduct activities in a person-centered environment and build individualized life story templates.

As part of your attendance in this training, you will receive a participant manual and a flash drive that will contain all of the information presented as well as additional evidence-based best practices.

Training Schedule

Check in: 7:30 a.m.

Training: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours

This activity has been submitted to the Texas Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Texas Nurses Association – Approver is accredited with distinction as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Medicaid and CHIP Services, plans to offer 7.0 continuing education credit for licensed social workers, certified nurse aides, occupational therapists, licensed nursing facility administrators, and nursing facility activity directors. Organizers plan to apply to the Texas Physical Therapy Association for approval to offer continuing education credit to physical therapists.

Register for a Course near You

Register today

For cancellations or questions, email QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us.

June 12, 2018, San Antonio

Norris Conference Center - San Antonio
http://norriscenters.com/norris-conference-centers-san-antonio/
618 NW Loop 410, Suite 207
San Antonio, TX 78216

Smoking Policy

Smoking permitted only in designated area.

Food

  • Vending machines available; complimentary coffee.
  • Break room contains refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and microwaves.
  • Multiple restaurants nearby.

Parking

Inside gated area.

 

June 29, 2018, Corpus Christi

Education Service Center Region 2
http://www.esc2.net/
209 N. Water St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Smoking Policy

Smoking prohibited on campus.

Food

  • Coffee in first and third floor common area and in meeting rooms.
  • Food preparation strictly prohibited on campus.
  • Multiple restaurants nearby.

Parking

Limited free parking available across from ESC-2 facilities on Water Street. Carpooling is encouraged.

July 11, 2018, Houston

Houston Food Bank
houstonfoodbank.org/
535 Portwall St.
Houston, TX 77029

Smoking Policy

Designated smoking area down ramp on east wing of building.

Food

  • Café onsite.
  • Several restaurants within 5-mile radius.

Parking

Front of building off Portwall Street. Overflow in rear of building on Powell Street (near employee lot, past the railroad tracks).

July 19, 2018, Fort Worth

First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
fumcfortworth.org
Wesley Hall
800 W. 5th St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76102

Smoking Policy

No smoking permitted in or around property.

Food

  • Water may be available but best to bring bottled water.
  • Several restaurants within a 1-mile radius if church.

Parking
Ample, free parking around the building.

July 24, 2018, Abilene

Education Service Center Region 14
http://www.esc14.net/
1850 Highway 351
Abilene, TX 79601

Smoking Policy

Smoking prohibited on campus.

Food

  • Vending machines at entrance.
  • Nearby restaurants.

Parking

North side of building.