On October 9, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the LeadingAge Kentucky Conference. It was a warm and enthusiastic crowd of over 300 long term care providers from across Kentucky.
While over 50% of the audience were in a leadership role; members from all parts of the long term care team attended- everything from maintenance, housekeeping, dietary, nursing and more.
These not-for-profit healthcare facilities experience a lot of change and stress daily from dealing with residents, family members, HIPPA, government, and compliance. To add to it is the affordable care act that is soon coming into play, it will mean alot of ambiguity as long term care facilities will struggle to work with hospitals to get payment for residents.
This will indefinatley mean that staff will be called on to do even more with even less. Already stretched, budgets will be cut, some senior services will be cut back and
The opening motivational keynote speaker, Cheryl Phillips outlined some of these changes and challenges in her motivational speech, Preparing for a Better World of Aging. Some of the pressure this Act places on facilities means further cuts and some enhancements for long term care providers. Exactly how it will unfold is still to be hammered out, leaving
I presented a workshop motivational speech, I Love My Job, it's the People I Can't Stand! Audience members had a lot to say about conflict, this 60 minute motivational speech should have been a whole day!
As the closing motivational keynote speaker I presented, the Nerve to Serve... Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! to help audience members reconnect to the power of laughter, humor and play to decrease stress, build resilience and stay in control in challenging times.