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Friday, October 23, 2020

Webinar: “Difficult Conversations in Times of “Virtual Visits”

Start Date: 10/23/2020 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/23/2020 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Webinar

VA  United States 

Organization Name: Garrett Realty Partners

Micah Hunt
Email: mhunt@ggrva.com
Phone: (757) 879-2660

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Special Guest Presenter: Anne Kenny, MD

Anne Kenny, MD, author of Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia, is a Professor of Medicine with specialty training and board certification in Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative and Hospice care. She has been a practicing physician for over 30 years and has been recognized by her peers as a “Top Doc” in Geriatric Medicine. She has been honored with a Brookdale National Fellow and the prestigious Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar awards. Dr. Kenny has worked clinically as a geriatrician in nursing homes, assisted living, rehabilitation and clinical outpatient settings. Dr. Kenny has found joy in her work with individuals and their families managing issues related to the diagnosis of dementia. Her experience in partnering in the care of these families touched close to home when her own mother was diagnosed with dementia. Dr. Kenny joined with her mother and her brothers and sister to provide the best care for her mother during the early and middle years following her mother’s diagnosis. Her expertise, coupled with her mother’s playful spirit and her sibling’s openness, support, intelligence and compassion, allowed for the highest functioning and independence of her mother for several years.  
Dr. Kenny’s expertise and experience in inpatient and outpatient Palliative and Hospice care were called on when her mother reached the final stages of living with dementia. The Kenny family worked together for their mother’s graceful exit from this planet. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kenny lectures to both healthcare professionals and the public on aging related issues including navigating dementia, exercise, nutrition, hormone therapy, death and dying, and frailty. She is an educator of medicine and research skills. She has over 100 scientific publications and presentations focused on improving the care and functioning of older adults. Dr. Kenny is the author of Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in September 2018. The book outlines care and communication issues at end-of-life in dementia. In addition, she hosts a blog focusing on issues common to Alzheimer’s and related Dementias and caregiving. 

The goal of the presentation will be to review an approach to preparing administration, staff and ultimately families to address conversations about goals of care, hospitalizations and COVID in the current times of limited visits and higher likelihood of death. The presentation will offer strategies that have worked for me over my years as a palliative care physician, working with staff and families of persons in late stage dementia. 

RSVP: Please submit your RSVP to Micah Hunt at mhunt@ggrva.com

LTC Administrator CEUs: This program has been submitted for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS. 

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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar.