What they learn at this seminar may help them to improve patient and family satisfaction and reduce the number of re-hospitalizations that dementia patients experience on a yearly basis.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Wexford Place Assisted Living and Memory Support by Senior Star, a brand-new community in Kansas City, will host The Acute Care Seminar, created and presented by Cognitive Solutions on Tuesday, February 4. Kansas City metro health care professionals are invited to attend the free learning opportunity and earn 6.5 valuable ANCC continuing education hours. The seminar, which focuses on developing an enlightened approach to caring for individuals with cognitive impairments in hospital and similar settings, will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 6460 N. Cosby Avenue in Kansas City.
The Acute Care Seminar will feature presentations by Cognitive Solutions’ CEO Michael Splaine and President Jana Jordan. Splaine is the principal of a government affairs and advocacy firm based in Washington, D.C., whose clients include the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Disease International. Splaine has worked with Alzheimer’s patients and their families since 1988. Jordan has more than 15 years’ experience with cognitive impairment as a primary caregiver, and has worked as a public policy advocate and speaker through the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We’re elated to bring this seminar to Kansas City,” said Charlene Jaeger, administrator of Wexford Place Assisted Living and Memory Support by Senior Star. “It’s been shown that 25 to 40 percent of all elderly hospital patients experience some form of cognitive impairment; this can influence the quality of their hospital experience and patient outcomes. At Senior Star, we recognize that health care providers are interested in learning more about assisting people with dementia. What they learn at this seminar may help them to improve patient and family satisfaction and reduce the number of re-hospitalizations that dementia patients experience on a yearly basis.”
The seminar is free to attend. To register, call Charlene Jaeger at Wexford Place Assisted Living and Memory Support by Senior Star at (816) 587-5400 by Friday, January 31.
About Senior Star
Wexford Place Assisted Living and Memory Support is part of Senior Star, a family-owned company founded in 1976 that has become a nationally recognized industry leader for providing quality and innovative services to America’s seniors. The portfolio includes 12 retirement communities in six states, offering independent living, assisted living, memory support and nursing care. Owners Robert and William Thomas have long been involved on a national level with the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Seniors Housing Association. For more information, visit http://www.seniorstar.com.