Ohio’s Hospice Clinicians Are Featured LeadingAge Conference Speakers
Several members of Ohio’s Hospice clinical team will be among the featured presenters at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference Trade Show August 28-30 in Columbus.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton physician Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAHPM, FAAF, Director of Community Care and Education, and Pharmacist Rebecca Bledsoe, PharmD, will share information on Serotonin Syndrome, examining the increasingly frequent, but often unrecognized, multi-drug induced syndrome. The fragility of the population in long-term care and palliative care make these patients most vulnerable. Their session will review the etiology of the syndrome, describe the pathophysiology and identify the drugs that cause it. Participants will be able to identify, treat, and most importantly, learn how to prevent serotonin syndrome. Case studies will be provided and group discussion will be encouraged.
Nancy Trimble, BSN, MSN, PhD, of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton will address D is for Dementia: Understanding the Different Dementias. Her presentation will offer an overview of the different types of dementias, pathology, and end-of-life considerations. The various types of dementia will include Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal and Vascular. Less common types of dementia, such as alcoholic, NPH induced, Dementia of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Chorea, will also be reviewed in this session. Common end-of-life interventions will be shared.
Mark Curtis, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, LMT, Director of Integrative Medicine and Supportive Care with Innovative Care Solutions, will present Please Don’t Throw Me Into the Old Timers Bucket, exploring how we are all identified at times by the dates of our birth and events that shaped the world at various times of our lives. WhetherMillennials, Gen X, or Baby Boomers, there are commonalities among chronological peers, but too many times a deficit-based approach is taken when looking at a generation and unique, individual qualities of a person are missed. There is a unique opportunity as caregivers to walk with these folks and acknowledge their individual gifts, talents, and abilities. In this way, value, ongoing support of hope, and cultivation of talents are demonstrated at any stage of life. This session will explore techniques designed to assist the client in developing and/or maintaining a sense of purpose.
LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. A majority of LeadingAge Ohio members, senior services providers, and hospices, are mission-driven, values-based organizations that provide services such as senior housing, adult day care, home- and community-based services, assisted living and skilled nursing.
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