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2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

NPID-3 - Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else’s

Tuesday, October 9
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CE: NAB: 1 | Nurses 1

As the long-term care demographics continue to shift and diversify, the greater the need to understand people as individuals. Achieving such understanding presents new challenges and considerations in assessment and care planning. While the long-term care industry once focused almost exclusively on care for the frail elderly, today’s populations are far more varied in age, disability, and psychosocial circumstances. That makes understanding “what makes someone tick” more complicated, at best. This session provides professional caregivers in all walks of long-term care a framework for developing an assessment process that results in a deeper understanding of what motivates someone to do what they do. With greater understanding comes a more focused, personalized plan to accommodate the complicated needs of every individual.

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Barbara Speedling, BS

President/Quality of Life Specialist
Innovations for Quality Living

Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist, is a New York based quality management consultant who provides education, training and support to community, residential and long-term care providers in the development of programs and services to meet a broad range of behavioral health needs. Barbara specializes in improving the quality of care and quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, mental disorders, brain injury, and complex psychosocial needs.

In keeping with the core values of person-centered care, Barbara works closely with caregivers to evaluate and develop individualized approaches to the behavioral and psychosocial needs of their residents. In 2014, she authored, “Why is Grandma Screaming?” a guide to improving the quality of life for people living dependently. In 2017, she followed with “Toward Better Behavior,” offering strategies for improving the assessment and care planning process.


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