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Continuing leadership in longterm nursing care

The Health Services Center at Pilgrim Place is hosting a one-day workshop for long-term care administrators on Friday, February 8. This is the latest step in Pilgrim Place’s journey towards culture change in their skilled nursing facility. More than 50 professionals from throughout California have already signed up to attend.

Culture change refers to an evolution in long-term nursing care to a more resident-directed model. Pilgrim Place is one of a handful of skilled nursing facilities in California that is moving in this direction. The workshop will benefit anyone involved in long-term care of elders, at both the administrative and staff levels, as well as professionals in related fields, including social workers and elder care attorneys.

Elders at the skilled nursing facility at Pilgrim Place are divided into 3 neighborhoods—memory support, short-term rehab and long-term care—so that staff in each neighborhood can better specialize in the needs of those residents.

Rooms are equipped with large-screen televisions, steam-heated serving tables, pianos and more. Residents choose from activities that include gardening, games and music, amongother activities. Spiritual care is provided by a team of trained chaplains from the wider Pilgrim Place community.

The day-long workshop has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education units for long-term care administrators. It is one of 3 such workshops being planned at Pilgrim Place this year.

For more information, contact Andrea Smith at Pilgrim Place at 399-5536, or call Action Pact at (414) 258-5536.

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