On May 6, 2014, I am a motivational speaker for the Manitoba Long Term Care conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
I look forward to being a motivational speaker for the manitoba long term care association. This is the second time I have had the opportunity to speak for the group. Here is the blog from the original event.
Over 400 long term care professionals ranging from LPN's to administrators will attend at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Delegates come from smaller personal care homes ranging from 20 beds to larger homes up to 400- 500 or more beds. Other participants come from supportive housing and homecare/ outreach programs.
The day of a care provider is varied and never the same. Many will start their day helping residents get ready for breakfast, next they help with any recreational activites, lunch, they may attend family conferences and document any changes to resident care.
There is regulatory monitoring, accreditation and standards reviews that can put a lot of added pressure on staff.
New residents go through a lot of challenge and sometimes grief with their new living situation. Family members have a hard time with the transition as well.
Long term care providers struggle with trying to provide the care that residents deserve and balancing this with the time and resources they have.
Managing expectations is always challenging when emotions are high. Most people don't want to know about long term care until they have to, and they still don't want to know.
I look forward to being the closing motivational speaker for the manitoba long term care conference. I will give the motivational speech, the Nerve to Serve... Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout!