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Texas Long Term Care Institute

Texas Culture Change Coalition Annual Symposium


CENTRAL TEXAS VALIDATION® WORKER CERTIFICATION COURSE

For more information about Validation go to: www.vfvalidation.org

                                          Offered by Arrange Care  Sept 2014-May 2015

arrangeCARE pc
8127 Mesa Drive, Suite B206, PMB 317
Austin, TX 78759

Ph: 512-814-3228      Fax: 512-243-6262

Validation

Internet Supported Validation Worker Course

This is a self-paced, internet supported course designed for people unable to travel to traditional five block in-person courses. It is computer based, will require two live in-person meetings in Mission Viejo, CA (near Los Angeles) and weekly meetings with elders in various phases of resolution.
 

Course Information

In person dates:
1st Meeting: 12/6/14 – 12/7/14 (Saturday – Sunday, 9 – 5)
2nd Meeting: 4/18/15 – 4/19/15 (Saturday – Sunday, 9 – 5)
 
Location:
Sunrise of Mission Viejo
26151 Country Club Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Ph: 949-582-2010
 
Cost: $1,250
Includes text book and tech support fee.
 
For more information on the course and Validation, visit our website: www.vfvalidation.org
 

Texas Long Term Care Institute Research and Monographs Now Available On Line

To access the research and monographs completed by the Institute go to:

https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4354/browse?type=title

You may also contact the University Archives at:

UnivArchives@txstate.edu


Texas Long Term Care Institute Providing Culture Change Consultation to Brenham State Supported Living Center

House Bill 3197, passed by the 82nd Legislature, calls for the implementation of culture change principles at one state supported living center for individuals with disabilities in Texas. The Long Term Care Institute was written into the bill to provide support and consultation throughout the process. Since the beginning of 2012, the Institute has been providing training and direction to the Brenham State Supported Living Center concerning effective communication practices and culture change principles. Having completed the first three months of this year-long pilot project, the State Supported Living Center is recognizing ways to better-know the resident, communicate successfully among staff, and work towards delivering person-centered care. The Institute will continue to support the Brenham SSLC in its culture change implementation efforts for the duration of this House Bill.


 RNs graduated from Parish Nurse Foundations Course

Parish Nurse Graduates May 2011

Couse was held at Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, Texas

Nine registered nurses attended the internationally recognized training program designed to equip RNs for the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing).

Dr. Oren Renick and Jan McCann RN, FCN, of the Texas Long Term Care Insitute, were part of an experienced and knowledgeable team of presenters. Special thanks to Opal Umpierre, RN of Hope Hospice-New Braunfels, Judy Renick, and Sharon Henton, RN of Rural Nurse Resources, for teaching parts of this course. Special thanks to Karen Morris of CTMC for her vision and coordination of promoting Faith Community Nursing in Central Texas.

Faith Community Nursing offers an unique opportunity for community health promotion and disease prevention.
For more information on Faith Community Nursing and locations and dates of other training offers contact the International Parish Nurse Resource Center at http://www.parishnurses.org/.


Graduating Class of Faith Community Nurses
from Feb 2011 Training

Parish Nurse Basic Training Prep Course Graduates 2011 San Antonio TX

Eight registered nurses and one CFNP came to San Antonio, TX to attend an internationally recognized training program designed to equip RNs for the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing).

Dr. Oren Renick and Jan McCann RN, FCN, of the Texas Long Term Care Insitute, were part of an experienced and knowledgeable team of presenters. Special thanks to Opal Umpierre, RN of Hope Hospice-New Braunfels, Judy Renick, and Sharon Henton, RN of Rural Nurse Resources, for teaching parts of this course.

Faith Community Nursing offers an unique opportunity for community health promotion and disease prevention.

Comments from attendees:

  • An excellent presentation- A lot of information in a little time, but very interesting, usefull, exciting.
  • Overall, this was an amazing course- I am so grateful for it!
  • The resources are so valuable!
  • I feel I'll use everything. I knew so little about Parish Nursing before this class. Thank you so much.

Training for Family Caregivers

As our population continues to age more successfully, we often find ourselves caring for an older family member, either in our home or their home. Only 10 to 20% of older adults enter a nursing home, yet little or no training is provided for family caregivers. Now there is a convenient resource, free and online, that provides information, training and support for those family members caring for an older adult. Check out the Morningside Ministries website at www.mmLearn.org for informative online presentations designed to help families and other care providers gain the knowledge and skills needed to care for a loved one. Many of these presentations are also available in Spanish.


Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents
ALZ 101: An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease

This presentation is targeted to individuals who know very little about Alzheimer's disease. It overviews how Alzheimer's affects the brain and its progression. Other sections explain the ten warning signs, how to get a diagnosis, key services offered by the Association and hopeful advances in research. After this program, the participant will be able to describe Alzheimer's disease and it's affects on the brain, identify warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, and identify the diagnosis process, ways to keep your brain healthy, and key services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Reserve your spot by calling (800) 367-2132 or (512) 241-0420.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Target Audience: General Audience, Family Caregivers, Professionals, Diagnosed Individuals

Schedule:

1st Tuesday of the month
Georgetown Public Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room (402 W. 8th Sreet, Georgetown, TX)
10:30 - 11:45 am

2nd Tuesday of the month
Chapter Office (3429 Executive Center Drive, #100, Austin, TX)
6:00 - 7:15 pm

3rd Tuesday of the month
Temple Public Library Board Room (100 W. Adams, Temple, TX)
Noon - 1:15 pm

4th Tuesday of the month
Old Community Fish Hatchery Bldg. (204 CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos, TX)
Noon - 1:15 pm
(feel free to bring your lunch)

Please call to reserve your spot 800-367-2132


Warmth Survey

The Warmth Survey is a set of questionnaires that allow you to measure the climate of your long term care organization. You will find the surveys on the Eden Alternative site at http://www.edenalt.org/how-we-serve/spreading-the-word.

The Institute no longer does the anaylsis of Warmth Surveys.

Contact the Eden Alternative for instructions on analysis of Warmth Surveys.

Denise Hyde
Community Builder
The Eden Alternative
registry@edenalt.org
(512) 557-1514