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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.
Graduating Class of Faith Community Nurses
from Feb 2011 Training
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.
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
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
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: 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