Partnering for Quality Long-Term Care


Friday August 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT
(registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
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Embassy Suites Albuquerque 
1000 Woodward Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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HealthInsight New Mexico 
HealthInsight New Mexico 
(505) 998-9755 

Please join us for this collaborative event for long-term care professionals featuring G. Allen Power, MD, internist, geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester. This training will highlight time-tested strategies for engaging individuals with dementia in meaningful ways to provide compassionate, person-centered care without drugs.

Topics include:

  • Biomedical vs. experiential models
  • The domains of well-being and their importance
  • Basic skills for all people with changing cognitive abilities
  • Experiential methods to decode and reduce distress
  • Non-pharmacological practices
  • How New Mexico’s long-term service system can work together to improve the care of residents

Dr. Allen Power

Speaker bio: Internationally recognized for his expertise in dementia care, Dr. Power educates on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities. He served on the technical advisory panel for the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for their national antipsychotic reduction initiative and worked with the National Dementia Initiative to produce a white paper on new approaches to dementia for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. His best-selling book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing.

Dr. Power was named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine in May 2013.  

HealthInsight New Mexico is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HealthInsight New Mexico designates this live course for a maximum of [3.5] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) tm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 3.5 continuing education contact hours for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, and Activity Directors. Continuing Education for Social Workers has been applied for through NASW-NM. 

The New Mexico Health Care Association (NMHCA) is recognized by the NM Nursing Home Administrators’ Board as a provider of continuing education.  NMHCA is the approval granting body for continuing education for Activity Directors qualified through the NMHCA 36 or 40-Hour Basic Course for Activity Directors.  NMHCA is also recognized by the NM Board of Nursing as a health care organization able to offer continuing education for nurses.  Nurses must submit all appropriate paperwork regarding NMHCA courses directly to the NM Board of Nursing for re-licensure.  The NM Board of Nursing may require a letter of justification explaining the applicability of the workshop/conference to the practice of nursing at the time of re-licensure.