I am a motivational speaker for the Wyoming Nursing Home Conference on September 7, 2011, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This event is put on by the Quality Health Care Foundation of Wyoming for nursing homes managers and front line long-term care professionals.
This audience craves inspiration, humor, networking and education. They deal with a lot of stress from Medicaid and Medicare cuts, to Pay for Perfomance, to declining reimbursements and value-based purchasing.
Most long-term care is to assist people with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom, important activities but not covered by Medicare. Medicare pays only for medically necessary tasks with a skilled nursing facility or home health care. Thus, long term care providers must always juggle to find the resources to give residents the care they need.
A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home. About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. Most nursing home facilties are stretched to the max when it comes to having the time and resources to deal with the current number of residents they have, and with an aging population the problem will only increase.
For all that they do day in and day out, this is an audience that I love. I am a motivational speaker for long-term care professionals at over 10 conferences per year. I always look forward to it because the audience is made up of incredibly selfless, caring and fun professionals.
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