TD 2017 Only - Rehab Therapy Symposium

Oct 15, 2017 07:30am -
Oct 15, 2017 12:30pm
(GMT-7)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Event Description

You are registering for the NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium ONLY.  The registration fee is $299.  You may also register as an add-on to your NASL 28th Annual Meeting registration for an add-on fee of $125.

 

NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium
Interdisciplinary rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments - When to Push and When to Maintain

 

This is a separate, ticketed event.  Add-on fee with your NASL Annual Meeting registration is $125.  Registration for this event only is $299 and available here.

 

Back for a fourth year, NASL and AHCA bring you this important half-day session featuring the most current information on achieving outcomes and managing costs for patients with cognitive impairments. This targeted event will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to assess the rehabilitation potential of patients with cognition issues.  This will include discussion of strategies to more effectively restore function for those with restoration potential, and strategies to transition to skilled and non-skilled maintenance programs for individuals when functional improvement is no longer a realistic outcome.

 
 

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments –
When to push and when to maintain

 

7:30-8:00 am

Sponsor Networking Coffee Reception

8:00-8:30 am

Session 1:  Cognitive Impairments - A Growing Population in SNF Rehabilitation

 

Speakers:  Cynthia Morton, MPA, Executive VP, NASL; Daniel Ciolek, PT, MS, PMP, Associate VP, Therapy Advocacy, AHCA

Over the past several years, America’s nursing facilities have seen a dramatic increase in the proportion of short- and long-stay residents that present with cognitive impairments impacting their rehabilitation potential, including the time it takes to restore lost function.  Recent payment reform initiatives have created pressures on SNF rehabilitation providers to identify ways to better identify those beneficiaries that have the potential to return home and return them home sooner, and to more quickly identify those that will require long-term nursing facility care, and transition them to an appropriate maintenance plan of care.  The presenters will describe recent demographic, clinical research, and policy trends that highlight the importance for SNF providers to develop interdisciplinary evidence-based strategies to achieve appropriate patient-centered rehabilitation outcomes.    

 

 

8:30-10:30 am

Session 2.  Discipline-Specific Perspectives in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments

Speakers: Erin Knoepfel MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, VP, Clinical Services, Genesis Rehab Services & Respiratory Health Services; Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, Professor Program in Physical Therapy Marymount University; Tarsha Rodrigue, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Services Maine General Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Glenridge Living Community; Kim Warchol OTR/L, President & Founder at Dementia Care Specialists; and Michael Wasserman, MD, Chief Medical Officer Rockport Healthcare Service

Recent advances in the understanding of the underlying pathology associated with reversible and non-reversible cognitive impairments have led to the identification of better person-centered treatment approaches within the professions of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services.  In this session, the presenters will describe, from the perspective of their respective discipline, the different types of cognitive impairments commonly seen in SNF residents, and how treatment approach decisions may need to vary depending on the type or stage of progression of the person’s cognitive impairment.  The presenters will also share examples of specific treatment approaches that have improved the success of restoring lost function.  Finally, the presenters will discuss tools and strategies that can be used with this patient population to identify when further functional improvement is no longer a realistic outcome, and care planning should transition to support maintenance of current function or prevention of decline.    

 

 

10:30-11:00 am

Sponsor Networking Break

11:00 am-
12:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3.   Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments – A panel discussion

Panelists: Erin Knoepfel MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, VP, Clinical Services, Genesis Rehab Services & Respiratory Health Services; Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, Professor Program in Physical Therapy Marymount University; Tarsha Rodrigue, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Services Maine General Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Glenridge Living Community; Kim Warchol OTR/L, President & Founder at Dementia Care Specialists; and Michael Wasserman, MD, Chief Medical Officer Rockport Healthcare Service

Healthcare delivery is rapidly evolving into patient-characteristic models that incentivize value, with value being defined in the context of better quality and lower costs.  These models incentivize providers within and across settings to better coordinate care in a patient-centered manner to optimize outcomes, while reducing cost variation. The prevalence of residents with varying types and degrees of cognitive impairments in SNF present specific challenges in assessment and intervention approaches that can only be accomplished through interdisciplinary collaboration.  The most successful providers will be those that can achieve the best outcomes with the most efficient use of clinical services.  In this session, a diverse panel of healthcare professionals, that are experts in the rehabilitation of residents with cognitive impairments, will share their experiences with implementing interdisciplinary care plans for residents presenting with a variety of cognitive impairments. 

 

 

 

Approval for 4.50 CEUs has been requested.

 

Become a sponsor of the NASL 28th Annual Meeting and the NASL/AHCA Symposium on Rehabilitation Therapy.  Contact Laura de la Calzada for details.

 

 

 

NASL Cancelation Policy:

  • Cancelations received on or before October 9, 2017 will receive a credit toward a future meeting for the paid registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Credit issued for a canceled registration must be used within one year, and will be forfeited if not used within that time. 
  • Credits are transferrable to another employee of the NASL member company.
  • Credit will not be issued for cancelations received after October 9, 2017.

Event Type:Education
Category:Annual Meeting
Early registration ends on Jun 29, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jun 30, 2017 and ends on Oct 14, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 15, 2017.
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 TD2016 ONLY
Member Fee: $299.00$299.00$299.00
Non-Member Fee: $299.00$299.00$299.00