Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
A meeting of medical minds gathered at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center Brain Health during the annual Silverado Medical Director Conference held in Las Vegas November 7 through 9. The one-of-a-kind event featured insight into several diseases facing an aging population, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Brain injury from concussions and neurodegenerative disorders.
Silverado President and CEO Loren Shook opened the three-day event with an update for the more than 50 attendees – Silverado physician and clinical leaders – on the company’s growth, as well as its overall progress in the industry. Mr. Shook highlighted Silverado’s unique preferred provider status with the NFL Player Care Plan and the “88 Plan” for providing assisted living memory care and home care services to qualified retired NFL Players since January 2008.
“Our medical directors conference is a time for Silverado’s medical professionals to connect one-on-one, share their expertise and ideas with each other, and hear from some of the world’s leaders on the latest in research for Alzheimer’s, brain injury, Parkinson’s and other diseases – enhancing our ability to make a positive impact on lives,” shared Shook. “Our collective knowledge, focused on serving our residents, patients and clients, is what serves to empower the staff to achieve the best clinical outcomes in the industry, resulting in major improvements for the thousands of lives we touch in 44 locations across eight states every year. I look forward to seeing many more years of innovation as we pursue our purpose of changing the way the world cares for those with memory impairments.”
The medical directors, each supporting a Silverado memory care community or hospice, presented topics that included:
- Dr. Jeffrey Cummings presented Advances in Alzheimer's Disease, an update on treatments currently under development, how genetics are being used to identify treatment in trial participants, and recent advances in biomarkers for tracking disease progression.
- Advances in Diagnoses and Treatment of Parkinson’s, led by Dr. Stanley Fisher, which featured a discussion on new diagnostic criteria as well as current and future therapeutic strategies for treatment of early and advanced disease.
- Current Concepts in the Treatment, Rehabilitation & Community Re-entry of People with Brain Injury, a discussion led by Dr. Ricardo Senno about the pathophysiology, complications and treatment strategies for people suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
- Current Hospice Issues, led by Dr. Loren Novak, provided the group with the latest information about the treatment of refractory pain and nausea and most importantly, "when to have the hospice discussion with your patient and their family."
With collaboration a key to Silverado’s success, several breakout sessions enabled the experts to engage in one-on-one, frank conversation that inspired problem-solving and best-practice sharing that will ultimately benefit the healthcare industry as a whole.
“We had the opportunity to hear from experts in our field about some of the latest advancements in dementia care and where it might be going,” shared Dr. Jason Abney. “This conference also gives all of the medical directors a chance to share their experiences and insight in the treatment of the memory impaired.” He added, “Most importantly we had the opportunity to discuss the ‘Silverado approach’ and show our new directors how to treat residents with our ‘love is greater than fear philosophy.’”
Many participants found the Silverado Medical Director Conference to be both valuable and energizing, sharing, “It is very nice to network with like-minded colleagues from around the country” …“Exceeded expectations” …“Informative” …“Best approach to fall and fall prevention” …“Reaffirmed the practice of affective medication management to benefit patients” …“It’s really nice to have this chance to interact with Silverado leaders regarding culture and corporate ethics” …“Great discussion!”
Silverado was founded in 1996 with the goal of enriching lives of those with memory loss by changing how the world cares for and perceives the cultural stigma of cognitive decline. Establishing this mindset as the foundation allows Silverado – and its associates – to leave behind previous misconceptions and operate in a way that provides clients, residents and patients with utmost dignity, freedom, respect and quality of life. Silverado has grown to become a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living and hospice services. With 44 locations in eight states – including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin – the company delivers exceptional care and unmatched service to address the spectrum of changing needs, for individuals and families alike. To learn more about Silverado, please visit silveradocare.com or call (866) 522-8125.