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Continuing Care InSite: Activities and Behavior Resources

Understanding the Revised Interpretive Guidelines Concerning Activities and Application of the New Scope and Severity Grid

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Featuring: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Consultant
Originally Broadcast on Thursday, May 11, 2006
Approximately 50 minutes

Program Summary This discussion will focus on the changes to the interpretive guidelines for the Federal regulations concerning activities (F248/249), and the intent and application of the new scope and severity grid for psychosocial well being. This presentation will include an overview of basic long term care recreation expectations, including the impact on behavior management strategies and quality of life, assessment and care planning, and integrating ADL/therapeutic activity into a simple, common sense, daily structure. We will also discuss tailoring programming to specific populations and environments, and treating each unit as a distinct community. Resource tools will be provided to all participants to facilitate the application of this information.
Barbara Speedling is a management consultant to healthcare organizations. Her areas of specialization are quality of life and behavior management. She is well known as an educator on meeting the psychosocial and behavioral challenges of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, mental illness and mental retardation, and alcohol/substance abuse through the development of structured environments and therapeutic programs, modification techniques, therapeutic activity interventions, and care planning.

Over time, Barbara has applied her understanding of human behavior to education and training programs designed to support leadership and organizational development, cultural intelligence, and empathetic approaches to care and treatment. Barbara is a regular contributor to the ContinuingCareInSite.Info provider newsletter published by the Tomaino Group. Articles on her Quality of Life page offer a fresh perspective on caring for other human beings.

Barbara has held positions in a number of long term care facilities in several capacities including Director of Admissions and Community Relations, Director of Recreation and Volunteer Services, and Director of Dementia Programming. She earned her BS in Health Administration from Empire State College and did Graduate Studies in Public Health Policy, also at Empire State College.

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