MACS Networking and Education Event
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

MACS Networking and Education Event

Hello MACS Members

 

We will have a networking and education opportunity on Tuesday August 21 at the Hebrew Home in Rockville, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

 

The host is Kayla Kitchmaster and we ask that you RSVP to her ASAP at Kitchmaster@ceslc.org.

 

Schedule:

9:45-10 Arrivals and coffee

 

10:00-11:00 Speaker Tovah Kasdin, director of ElderSAFE program at Hebrew Home speaking on how to spot abuse and the different forms it comes in.

 

11:00-11:30 Networking

 

11:30-1 Lunch provided for free only if RSVP in advance.

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MACS Free 2 Hour Workshop
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

MACS Free 2 Hour Workshop

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MACS April FREE 2 hour Workshop!

Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018.
Site: Lions Center for Rehab. & Ext. Care
901 Seaton Drive, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

RSVP to: Robin Hupp by Tuesday April 17th, 2pmCall or email to rhupp@lionscenter.com phone: 301-722-5880

AGENDA

9:30am Free light Breakfast, Welcome, Introductions, Announcements, Brief MACS Business

10am-12noon– Emily Gombita, Physical Therapy Assistant; “Elderly Fitness”

12noon-12:30pm Short Break
12:30-1:30 Free Lunch
1:30pm Certificates / Adjournment

1:30pm Conference Planning Meeting (for those who wish to stay)

Hope to see you there! Gail Snyder, MACS Western Region Liaison Questions? Call Gail @ 240-420-4238

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Spring Workshop-Activities & the New CMS Requirements for Participation (RoP)
Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Workshop-Activities & the New CMS Requirements for Participation (RoP)

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SEE WORKSHOP PAGE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

 

MACS Members will receive registration information in the mail soon.  Others interested please email us at mailto:mdmacsinc@gmail.com and we will make sure you receive a copy of the registration.

Session Title/Description:

“Activities & the New CMS Requirements for Participation (RoP)” with Cat Selman

This training is a 6-hour seminar detailing the numerous responsibilities of the Activities/Recreation departments as mandated in the new requirements. Here are the realities: more focus on Residents' Rights and Resident Council; more focus on services and programming provided for those who have dementia; more focus on abuse & neglect; more focus on person-centered care and choices; more focus on restraint and alarm-free techniques; more focus on the reduction of antipsychotics (psychotropics); more focus on care planning; more focus on quality of life; more focus on behavioral services; more focus on competency skills, training (qualifications), and sufficient staff; AND a new survey process is being introduced by CMS.  We are seeing more deficiencies on programming, care planning and insufficient staff than we ever have before. Come and learn as Cat provides guidance on systemic facility process and survey focus, as well as compliance recommendations. Cat has a reputation for explaining difficult topics in an easily understood, "common-sense," manner, so we anticipate that this training will be in heavy demand. We encourage you to reserve seating for your team as soon as it is available! 

 

Session Objectives:

  1. 1.    At the end of this session, learner will be able to describe the federal regulations that relate to the activity/recreation department.
  2. 2.    At the end of this session, learner will be able to describe activity responsibilities for dementia care.
  3. 3.    At the end of this session, learner will be able to describe the activity department’s role in the reduction of antipsychotic medications.
  4. 4.    At the end of this session, learner will be able to describe surveyor focus in the review of behavioral challenges.
  5. 5.    At the end of this session, learner will be able to describe surveyor focus in regard to activity staff qualifications and competencies.

 

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Education and Networking Event: Hosted by Western Region
Feb
27
9:30 AM09:30

Education and Networking Event: Hosted by Western Region

The Western Region is hosting a free 2 hour Workshop at Citizens Care & Rehab Center. Please RSVP if interested to Cathie Troxell by February 20th. Call or email at ctroxell@CitizensSNF.com or 240-772-9243

Agenda: 
9:30 Free Light Breakfast, Welcome and Introductions, Announcements

10am to Noon
Speakers: Patricia Ortiz-San Miguel, LCSW-C, Community Liaison for Hospice of Frederick
On Recreation Modalities Offered by Hospice

TBD potential speaker: Susan Dwyer, Alzheimer’s Association On Sensitivity Training for Volunteers

12:00 Short Break

12:30-1:30 Free Lunch, Certificates and Closing

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Educational Event and Networking: Music, Vibrations and Meditation hosted by MACS Eastern Region
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Educational Event and Networking: Music, Vibrations and Meditation hosted by MACS Eastern Region

Join the Eastern Region for a Networking and Education Event.

Friday, January 26, 2018   9am- 1pm

9am-10am Networking and Discussion

10am-12pm Speaker: Mike Smith; Music, Vibrations and Meditation-Using Music with Persons with Dementia

12pm-1pm Lunch (Provided if RSVP by 1/22) and Networking

Broadmead Auditorium, 13801 York Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030

RSVP to Stacey Young at seyoung521@gmail.com or 410-365-9094 by January 22, 2018

 

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Oct
24
9:30 AM09:30

2-hour workshop

RSVP via email to Melany Platter

Email Gail Snyder for carpool details

Agenda

9:30 am: Light snack, welcome, introductions, announcements, MACS business

10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Workshop (details still being worked out and members will be notified ASAP)

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm: Short break

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Certificates & adjournment

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