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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Let's Talk"
May 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations...


Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)


2016 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 13th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Let's Talk" was held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Inspire. Challenge. Equip.", this year's theme throughout the day was to offer communication strategies and other tools for working within long term and continuing care (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). This year, delegate registration was SOLD OUT for the first time in the conference's history. Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was also SOLD OUT and packed with 95 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 607 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Reflexology by Kristina Penner
Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy

Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy,
energized the crowd
Massage by Wellington College

Massage by Wellington College

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers
 
Registration Volunteers

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees as well as the Award winners. These are people who have gone above and beyond in the long term and continuing care continuum. It was an honour and a delight having "Twitchy" host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. For the Award Winners stories, click here.

The Award winners' stories are so inspiring that we are launching a Learning Section where their full stories may be visited and read. We hope that sharing ideas and experiences will encourage others.

Award Winners:

  • Poseidon Care Centre
  • Holly Morrison
  • The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors
  • Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

 

Poseidon Care Centre

Poseidon Care Centre
Holly Morrison

Holly Morrison
The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Excellent as always!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Let's Talk". Amongst the 13 presentations, the topics ranged from Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care, Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip, Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate, as well as Protecting Ourselves: Practical Skills to Manage Verbal and Physical Aggression. Returning as the closing keynote from 2013 was dynamic speaker, Rosita Hall. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"This has been one of the most engaging conferences I have attended in some time. Never boring with very good presentations. I learned a lot! Probably the best keynote speakers I've ever heard."
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

2016 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 425
Registrants & Industry Leaders 607
Exhibitors 95
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 90%
Overall 85%
Evaluation forms completed 262

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Rexall Health Solutions, Silver Group Purchasing, SafeWork Manitoba, Medisystem Pharmacy
  • Bronze Partners: 3M, Brematson Disability Advocates, We Care Home Health Services,Gojo, Facilitated Solutions, Ruban Insurance Brokers, MARCHE, Domtar Personal Care, Twitchy, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, VIP Home Care, Iron Mountain, SpeechWorks Inc., National Pharmacy, VIP Homecare
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Riverwood Square, Rana Respiratory Care Group
  • Jets tickets door prize: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards and Delegate Bags: Rexall Health Solutions
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Wellington College - Massage Therapy Stations
  • Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor Reliable Mobility

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor
Reliable Mobility
Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Group

Gold Partner,
Complete Purchasing Services
Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitor Hall



Click Here to reserve your booth for next year!
May 9, 2017

2016 Exhibitors

 

3M Health Care
A Place for Mom
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Academy of Learning Winnipeg South
Accent Environments
Activity Pro
Adaptive Clothing Store / Reliable Home Care Agency
Allergan
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Personal Care
Azores Furniture Mfg. Ltd
Barik Medical Inc.
Best Buy Medical Supplies
Brematson Disability Advocates
Browels ID Solutions
CADTH - Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
Care at Home Pharmacy
CARF Canada
Chubb Edwards
Community Services Benefits Trust
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Crestline Coach Ltd
CUPE Manitoba
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Inc
Direct Alert
Diversey Care Canada
Ever-care Contract Furnishings Inc
Facilitated Solutions
First Quality
Germstar Canada
Global Furniture Group
GOJO Industries Inc.
Good Samaritan TeleCare
Gordon Food Service
Health Canada – Canada Vigilance
Holding onto Mamie
HUB International
Hygie Canada
Invacare
Iron Mountain
Leapfrog Moving Specialists Inc
LNJ Medical Inc
Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd.
Medical Mart
Medigas Manitoba Ltd
Medisystem Pharmacy
MIP Inc
Momentum Healthware
National Industrial Communications Inc
Northland Healthcare Products Ltd
Parkinson Canada
Professional Orthopedic Products
Quality Life Services Inc
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera – The Waverley & Rosewood
Rexall Health Solutions
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217 Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Safe Work Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Silver Group Purchasing / Extendicare
Span Medical Products Canada
Staples Advantage
Surge Learning
Swish Maintenance Limited
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Unity Connected Solutions
Vintage Wellbeing Footcare Ltd
VIP Home Care Inc
We Care Part of the CBI Health Group
Westech Health Care Ltd; Rotec International and Healthcalm

 


Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the available presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

 

Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
 
1 Unstoppable: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
       
       
2 Dealing with Difficult Situations:
Skills for Surviving & Thriving
David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
       
       
3 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
       
       
4 Reducing Antipsychotic Medication
Use in Long Term Care
Dr. Lori Mitchell, Joe Puchniak, Cynthia Sinclair Dr. Lori Mitchell

Joe Puchniak

Cynthia Sinclair

     
       
5 Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care Marissa Ambalina Marissa Ambalina
       
       
6 Sexuality and Dementia:
Strange Bedfellows
Gayle Appel Doll, PhD Marissa Ambalina
       
       
7 Walking Through Grief John Koop Harder John Koop Harder
       
       
8 Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
       
       
9 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
       
       
10 Managing Your Manager So You Both Enjoy the Experience Ron Martyn MSc Ron Martyn MSc
       
       
11 How to Deal with
Extremely Difficult People
Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
       
       
12 Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks
       
       
13 You’ve Got the Power!
Success Both On & Off the Job
Rosita Hall Rosita Hall
 



Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
"Inspire. Challenge. Equip."
May 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations...
Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)


2015 Post Event Story


The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 12th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Inspire. Challenge. Equip" was held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Journey", this year's theme throughout the day was to offer inspiration to attendees and challenge them to be equipped with new tools for working within long term and continuing care (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with 87 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 545 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Dedicated Volunteers Managing Registration

Dedicated Volunteers
Managing Registration
Massage Therapy Station by River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB)

Massage Therapy Station by
River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB)
LTCAM Executive Director, Jan Legeros, checking out the exhibitor products

LTCAM Executive Director, Jan Legeros,
checking out the exhibitor products

Delegates filled the Plenary Room

Delegates filled the Plenary Room
Interactive Presentations energized the day

Interactive Presentations energized the day

Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall
 
Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having Professor Beverly O'Connell, RN, BAppSci, MSci, PhD (Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba) host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Recreation Therapy Services – East Gate Lodge Recreation Department
  • Community Service – Emily Kozera
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Jack King

 

Awards Ceremony Host, Professor Beverly O’Connell

Awards Ceremony Host,
Professor Beverly O’Connell
Award Winner for Recreation Therapy Services – East Gate Lodge Recreation Department

Award Winner for Recreation Therapy Services –
East Gate Lodge Recreation Department
Award Winner for Community Service – Emily Kozera

Award Winner for Community Service –
Emily Kozera

Award Winner for Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Jack King

Award Winner for Innovation, Vision, Leadership –
Jack King


"Enjoyed the relaxed learning style!"
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"The LTCAM Conferences provide an invaluable service to the general public and health professionals."
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Inspire. Challenge. Equip". Amongst the 14 presentations, the topics ranged from Creating an Age-Friendly Organization, Disruptive Vocalizing in Dementia, Facilitating Change as a Recreation Professional, Emotional Labour in Residential Settings, as well as Designing for Seniors: The Effects of the Physical Environment on Health and Well-Being. The closing keynote was dynamic speaker, Rosalyn Howard. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"Everything was Awesome!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

2015 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 390
Registrants & Industry Leaders 545
Exhibitors 87
Organization, Venue, Value for money  92%
Overall 89%
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 81%
Overall 80%
Evaluation forms completed 316

"Thanks for the great day!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM also offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Rexall Geri-Aid
  • Bronze Partners: Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, We Care Home Health Services, Surge Learning, Evacuscape, Gojo, Facilitated Solutions, Ruban Insurance Brokers
  • Refreshment Break Partner: MARCHE
  • Delegate bags & Jets tickets door prize: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards: Rexall Geri-Aid
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB): Massage Therapy Station

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Group

Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Services

 

Many thanks to our Partners and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including 2 IPads and a pair of Jets tickets!

 

Door Prize Giveaways

Door Prize Giveaways

 

The exhibitor hall was packed so we encourage exhibitor's to fill out their
application for the 2016 conference now, to ensure a spot!

Click Here for 2016 Exhibitor Application

 

3M
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
A Place for Mom
Accent Environments
ActivityPro
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Antex Western
Arc Products, LLC
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Health Care Products (Domtar)
Barik Medical Inc.
Brematson Disability Advocates
Browels ID Solutions
Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health
Canadian Continence Foundation
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Cardinal Health Canada
Care at Home Pharmacy
Chubb Edwards
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Diversey Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Evac-Chair Canada
Eye Go Mobile Optical
Facilitated Solutions
First Quality
GoJo Industries, Inc.
Health Canada - Canada Vigilance
Hill-Rom Canada
Hippo
Independent Living Resource Centre
Invacare
LNJ Medical Inc
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd
Meals on Wheels
Medical Mart
Medisystem Pharmacy 
MHIKNET
MIP INC
Momentum Healthware
My Coach Bill
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Northland Healthcare Products LTD.
Number TEN Architectural Group
Olymel
Osteoporosis Canada
Quality Life Services
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Home Care Agency & Adaptive Clothing
Reliable Mobility/Independence Plus
Revera
Rexall Geri-Aid
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Ruban Insurance
Ruperts Land
Safe Work Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Senior Care Practice
Silver Group Purchasing
SpacesaverCCS Inc.
Span MC
StaffScheduleCare
Staples Advantage
Surge Learning
Sycamore Speciality Care
Tache Pharmacy
The Global Group
The Stevens Company
Troy Life and Fire Safety
Unity Connected Solutions
Vernacare Canada Inc
Victoria Lifeline
We Care Home Health Service
Westech Health Care Ltd
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

 

Save the Date for next year: May 10, 2016

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

 

Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
 
1 Creating an Age-Friendly Organization Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat &
Age-Friendly Business
The Honorable Minister Deanne Crothers,
Minister of Healthy Living & Seniors
Marcia Thomson, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health
Val Steeves, Director, Seniors & Healthy
Aging Secretariat

Linda Sherrin, Manager Riverwood Square Lindsay Girourad & Shannon Gaulke, Riverwood Square
Creating an Age-Friendly Organization
       
       
2 “Like A Rock”: Tools for
building resilience to moral distress
Richard Lavoie MB-PHEN, Manager of Ethics
Projects and Education, Manitoba Provincial
Health Ethics Network
Cary A. Brown
       
       
3 Emotional Labour in Residential Settings: Implications for Staff Support Dr. Laura Funk, University of Manitoba
Sheryl Peters, ESPE Consulting
Dr. Laura Funk

Sheryl Peters
       
       
4 Sleep and Dementia: Why it Matters
and What you Can Do
Cary A. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty
of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
Cary A. Brown
       
       
5 Closing the Care Gap in Osteoporosis Pat McCarthy-Briggs, BSc, RD, MHEd Pat McCarthy-Briggs
       
       
6 Smiling on the Outside and Dying
on the Inside: Where do I Turn?
Allan Kehler, B.Ed, B.PhEd Allan Kehler
       
       
7 A Balanced Life is a Matter of Choice,
Not Chance - Workshop


Matter of Choice Learning Guide
Bill Wright, Speaker/Trainer/Coach,
Certified DISC and NLP Practitioner
Bill Wright
       
       
8 Designing for Seniors: The Effects
of the Physical Environment on
Health and Well-Being
Heather Ferguson, BA BID NCIDQ PIDIM IDC, Professional Interior Designer, Number TEN Architectural Group Heather Ferguson
       
       
9 Journey to Long Term Care:
The Client Navigator Role
Gina Trinidad, BA, BN, MN, RN, COO,
LTC& Deer Lodge Centre

Hana Forbes, Director, Long Term Care Program Rachael Buckingham, Access Coordinator, LTCAC
Gina Trinidad
       
       
10 Disruptive Vocalizing in Dementia Amanda Adams-Fryatt, RN, MN, NP, PhD Student Amanda Adams-Fryatt
       
       
11 What They Need to Hear and How
They Need to Hear It for Stress-Free Communication


People Puzzle
Bill Wright, Speaker/Trainer/Coach,
Certified DISC and NLP Practitioner
Bill Wright
       
       
12 Leading the Charge: Facilitating Change as a Recreation Professional Ron Martyn, MSc Ron Martyn
       
       
13 Power of Attorney Heather Dixon, LL.B Counsel to
Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger
Heather Dixon
       
       
14 Change is Great: You First! Rosalyn Howard, M.A., hct Howard
Consulting & Training
Rosalyn Howard
       

Click the image below for full program and speaker profiles

Click the image below for full program and speaker profiles

 

 

Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
"Journey"
May 6, 2014

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event video, story, photos and speakers' presentations...


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Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)

 

2014 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 11th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Journey" was held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Reaching New Heights", this year's theme throughout the day was acknowledging the journey each one of us is continuously going through (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with over 90 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 550 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.




Awards for Excellence
One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having the Honorable Minister Sharon Blady host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Community Service – Mary Nichols
  • Recreation Therapy Services – Emerson Volunteer Auxiliary
  • Recreation Therapy Services  – Rachelle Dureault
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Hospital Home Team River East/Transcona

 




"ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT!"
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Very good mix of teaching tools."
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Journey". Amongst the 12 presentations, the topics ranged from intellectual disabilities and dementia, to music for life's journey, as well as navigating the path to clinical research. The closing keynote speaker was Jody Urquhart. This was her second time at the conference, due to popular demand, presenting "The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humour and Goodbye to Burnout". Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"Great Conference!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

2014 Evaluation Results
Registrants 415
Exhibitors 91
Speakers 85%
Organization, Venue, Value for money  92%
Overall 89%

"FANTASTIC JOB!!! THANK YOU"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM also offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Medisystem
  • Bronze Partners: Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, Preferred Health Care Services, Room 217 Foundation, Jody Urquhart, Java Music Club, ActivityPro
  • Lunch Partner: RANA
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, MARCHE
  • Delegate bags: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations: GOJO
  • Massage Stations: Wellington College Students

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Partners and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including an iPad and a pair of Jets tickets!

The exhibitor hall was SOLD OUT so we encourage exhibitor's to fill out their application
for the 2015 conference now, to ensure a spot!

 

3M Canada Company
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Accent Environments
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Associated Health Systems Inc.
Azores Upholstery
B.J. Charette & Associates
Barik Medical
Bayshore Home Health
Bee Wellness
Browels ID Solutions
Buhler Furniture
Canada Vigilance Program
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Health Care Engineering Society - MB Chapter
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
CareLink Advantage
Chubb Edwards
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Critical Control Solutions
Diversey
Domtar Personal Care
Extendicare (Canada) Inc
FCS International
First Quality
GoJo Industries.Inc
Hill-Rom Canada
Hippo Facility Management
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
I Do Inspire
Invacare Continuing Care
Java Music Club
LNJ Medical Inc.
M.C Healthcare Products
Maintenance Care
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd
MARCHE
Marsh Canada Limited
Meals on Wheels
Med e-care Healthcare solutions Inc.
Medical Mart West
Medigas Respiratory Wellness Centre
MediSystem Pharmacy 
Meredith Stoesz Photography
MHIKNET 
Momentum Healthware
Munroe Pharmacy
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Health Science
Northland Healthcare Products Limited
Ortho Canada
Osteoporosis Canada, Manitoba Chapter (Dairy Farmers)
Preferred Health Care Services
Project Lifesaver Manitoba
Quality Life Services Inc.
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera
Revera Home Health
Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217  Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Rupert's Land Caregiver Services
Safe Work Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Silver Group Purchasing
Silvert's Adaptive Clothing & Footware
SIMS Medical Corp.
Soaps, Lotions and More
StaffSchedule Care
Status Solutions
Sunlife Financial
Surge Learning
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Verathon Medical
Vernacare
We Care Health Services

 

"Exceptional"
- Conference Delegate


Save the Date for next year: May 12 , 2015

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.


Session & Speaker Name
 
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Music for Life’s Journey (Bev Foster)
   
Amanda Adams-Fryatt NP WRHA, LTC Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC Nurse Practitioners in Long Term Care (Preetha Krishnan & Amanda Adams-Fryatt)
   
Leslie Udell BCR Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (Leslie Udell)
   
Sue Hemphill and The Manitoba Institute for Artists + Community Collaboration (ACI Manitoba) The Transformative Power of Artists Working in LTC (Sue Hemphill)
   
Colleen Braun-Janzen Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC

Navigating the Path to Clinical Research (Colleen Braun-Janzen & Ben Adaman)

   
Peter Wiebe RN, GNC (C), BRE Geriatric Education and Consultation Services Journey to E.M.P.A.T.H.Y (Peter Wiebe)
   
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Enhancing Connections in Persons With Dementia at End of Life through Music (Bev Foster)
   
Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Care of the Patient with Advanced Dementia: What Providers need to Know
(Susan L. Mitchell)
   
Dr. Phil St John, MD, MPH, FRCPC Geriatrician Services in Manitoba (Dr. Phil St John)
   
  Speaking Out, Speaking Up!
   
Minding Dad Minding Dad (Live Play)
   
Jody Urquhart, Author and Motivation Speaker The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! (Jody Urquhart)

 

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 at-a-glance brochure)

 brochure with speaker profiles

   
 



10th Annual Provincial Conference

"Reaching New Heights"

May 14, 2013

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
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2013 Post Event Story


The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 10th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Reaching New Heights" was held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Connecting With Those We Care For", this year the theme throughout the day was aspiring for and reaching new goals(for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were both health care professionals and members of the community joining together from across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees, and the exhibitors, got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 450 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.


One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. This year, we saw more nominations than we ever have in the past. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the second year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership - Revera End Of Life Team
  • Recreation Therapy Services - Actionmarguerite Recreation Rejuvenation Team & Staff
  • Community Service - Jacek Garbowicz, Volunteer at Riverwood Square

 


"Very efficient engaging and knowledgeable exhibitors!"
- Conference Delegate

One of the day's most special moments was the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the third year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Excellence in Long Term and Continuing Care - Darien Russell
  • Excellence in Recreation Therapy Services - Shelley Ireland and Karen Lind
  • Excellence for Community Services - Roger Berard
  • Excellence in Innovation/Vision/Leadership - Riverside Lions Seniors Residences and Louis Riel School Division Co-Operative Education Program

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

 



"Excellent conference. Great for the newcomer and the old timer alike!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Reaching New Heights". Topics ranged from health benefits of massage therapy, improving the overall dining experience, what’s coming in the next 25 years, personal care home standards and regulations review process, sexual expression and physical intimacy in the dementia context, and many more additional topics. The closing keynote speaker was Rosita Hall presenting ”Reaching New Heights”. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"All sessions were excellent, very informative, inspiring and wonderful!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

"LTCAM always puts on a great day of learning and networking"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners – Momentum Healthware,Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, MARCHE and Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitobaand Bronze Partners –Verathon Medical, AIS Systems, D’arcy& Deacon LLP, and Sudocrem. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including an iPad and a pair of Jets tickets! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included an afternoon coffee break sponsored by Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, a massage station provided by Jennifer Wharton,lanyards from MediSystem Pharmacy, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, promo items from Canadian Footwear, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo! (for full exhibitor and sponsor list scroll down).


"Best conference yet!"
- Conference Delegate


Save the Date for next year: May 6, 2014

Exhibitors and Partners

 

3M
Age and Opportunity
AIS Assessment
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Arjohuntleigh Canada Inc.
Azores Upholstery 2012 Ltd.
Barik Medical Inc.
Bayshore Home Health
Canadian Footwear
Cardinal Health Canada
Carf Canada
CJ Radio
Complete Purchasing Services
D’arcy & Deacon LLP
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies
Douglas Little Photography
Drake Medox Health Services
Extendicare (Canada) Inc.
First Quality
Fred Douglas Society
Germstar Canada
Golden West Radio
Health Canada-Canada Vigilance Program
Hippo Facility Management
Hollister Limited
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba
Invacare Continuing Care
Lawn Stylists
Leda Health Innovations Inc.
LNJ Medical Inc.
Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses
Manrex Ltd.
MARCHE IHCAM
Marquise Hospitality
MC Healthcare Products
Meals on Wheels
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions Inc.
Medi Chair
Medical Mart West
Medisystem Pharmacy
Medline Canada
Meredith Stoesz Photography
Momentum
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Health Science
Northland Healthcare Products Limited
Quality Life Services Inc.
Revera Home Health
Rexall Speciality Pharmacy
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services
Russell Food Equipment
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Silver Group Purchasing
Sun Life
Sysco Food Services
Tache Pharmacy
The Electrik Chair Ultimate Massage
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Verathon Medical
Victoria Lifeline
We Care
Wellington College
Workers Compensation Board
WHRA

 

Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).



Honourable Jim Rondeau Honourable Jim Rondeau
Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs
Minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
MLA for Assiniboia


  Age Friendly Manitoba: Creating Age Friendly People and Places
   
Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE
Executive Director, Tabor Village
Sessional Instructor, Gerontology Department, Simon Fraser University


Leadership Lessons from 19,340 feet “The Roof of Africa”
(PDF, 6.29 MB)
   
Sheila Bergman, WC (Hon), RMT Sheila Bergman, WC (Hon), RMT
Theoretical Instructor, Clinic Observer, Outreach Coordinator


  Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
(PDF, 1.99 MB)
   
Dr. Catherine Cook, MD, MSc., CCFP, FCFP Dr. Catherine Cook, MD, MSc., CCFP, FCFP
Vice President, Population and Aboriginal Health, WRHA
Associate Dean, First Nations, Métis & Inuit Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Promoting Aboriginal Health Research: Finding solutions for health issues through partnerships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities
(PDF, 2.65 MB)
   
Suzanne Quiring Suzanne Quiring
Registered Dietitian


Improving the overall “Dining Experience”
(PDF, 8.66 MB)
   
Hana Forbes Hana Forbes, Acting Director, Continuing Care Branch Manitoba Health
with Carol Johnston, Standards Consultant, Manitoba Health


Personal Care Home Standards Regulation and Standards Review Process
(PDF, 201 KB)
   
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Director – Scholarly, Research & Creative Activities. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Responsive Behaviours Associated with Dementia: Successful Person-Centred Care Strategies
(PDF, 1.31 MB)
   
Dan Chateau, PhD Dan Chateau, PhD
Research Scientist/Biostatistician, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


What’s coming in the next 25 years?
PCH Projections for Manitoba’s RHAs

(PDF, 2.04 MB)
   
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Director – Scholarly, Research & Creative Activities. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sexual Expression and Physical Intimacy in the Dementia Context: Balancing the Risks with Human Rights
(PDF, 6.24 KB)
   
Gregory Harochaw, B. Sc Gregory Harochaw, B. Sc
Pharmacy Manager
Tache Pharmacy


Are you in pain? Identifying and Treating Pain in Patients with Dementia
(PDF, 3.54 MB)
   
Mike Harlos, Sarah Brown and Lori Embleton

Mike Harlos MD, CCFP, FCFP, Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care for the WRHA
Professor and Section Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Manitoba
Sarah Brown, Clinical Nurse Specialist - WRHA Palliative Care Program
Lori Embleton, Program Director - WRHA Palliative Care Program


Palliative and End-Of-Life Care in the Long Term Care Setting
(PDF, 1.04 MB)
   
John Stinson John Stinson, CEO Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA)

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…
The Client-Centred Conflict and Managing client
choice in an over-extended environment
   
Rosita Hall B.S.W., Speaker, Trainer Rosita Hall B.S.W., Speaker, Trainer
Canadian Best Selling Author


Reaching New Heights

 

 

   




Our 9th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Connecting With Those We Care For"

May 15, 2012

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!

Scroll down for the post event video, story, photos and speakers' presentations...

              

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2012 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 9th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Connecting With Those We Care For" was held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Inspiring All Who Care", this year the theme throughout the day was how to further connect with the people we work with every day (for event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). This year, we once again broke our attendance record with both health care professionals and members of the community joining together from across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with almost 80 exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 650 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.


One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. This year, we saw more nominations than we ever have in the past. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the second year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership - Revera End Of Life Team
  • Recreation Therapy Services - Actionmarguerite Recreation Rejuvenation Team & Staff
  • Community Service - Jacek Garbowicz, Volunteer at Riverwood Square

 

 
Click on the video below for Jacek’s award acceptance.


The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.


"Excellent Conference!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Connecting With Those We Care For". Topics ranged from excellence & customer service in care, falls prevention, hearing care, challenging behaviours, sexuality & intimacy in long term & continuing care, and many more additional topics. The closing keynote session was a live play titled "Mind & Memory: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello". Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.



Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

"Great Speakers!"
- Conference Delegate

"EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!!!"
- Conference Delegate


2012 Conference Satisfaction Results
Speakers Conference organization, venue, value for money Total Overall
81% 91% 85%

"Kudos to organizers - Good Job!!"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners - Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Silver Group Purhasing and Bronze Partners - Tache Pharmacy, AIS Systems, and Sudocrem. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, and congratulations to our door prize winners! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included morning snack bags from Nestle Health Science, afternoon refreshment break sponsored by Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, massage station provided by Jennifer Wharton, iPad giveaway from Futuremed, delegate bags from Rona, lanyards from All Seniors Care, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, notepads from Canadian Footwear, services from Esdale Printing, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo (for full exhibitor and sponsor list scroll down).

Save the Date for next year: May 14, 2013


Conference Brochure

Click here to see our 2012 Sponsors & Exhibitors.

Exhibitor List

 

3M Drake Medox Health Service National Industrial Communications Inc
Actionmarguerite ERV Parent Co. Nestle Healthcare Nutrition
Advanced Custom Systems Extendicare Nighthawk Manufacturing Inc
Age Friendly Manitoba Finn Woodworks Northland Healthcare
Age & Opportunity First Quality Products Pfizer
AIS Futuremed Piece of Mind Line
Allergan Gojo PointClickCare
Alzheimer Society Golden Wear Clothing Inc Professional Orthopedic Products
Aramark Healthcare/Senior Living Services Canada Vigilance Program Protection for Persons in Care
ArjoHuntleigh Imperial Flooring Quality Life Services
Associated Health Systems Independent Living Resource Centre Revera
Barik Medical Invacare Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Bayshore Home Health LNJ Medical Riverwood Square
Broda Seating MB Association of Foot Care Nurses Rona
Canada Revenue Agency Age Friendly Manitoba Ruban Insurance Brokers Inc.
Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres SAFE Work (WCB)
Canadian Footwear Manitoba Hospice & Palliative Care SCA Personal Care
Canadian Virtual Hospice Manitoba Hydro - Power Smart Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat
CardioMed Supplies Inc. Manrex Silver Group Purchasing
CARF Canada MC Healthcare Products Sudocrem
CBC Mediation Services Tache Pharmacy
Coinamatic Commercial Laundry Inc Medical Mart West The Stevens Company
Comforts of Home Care Medichair Winnipeg Victoria Lifeline
Complete Purchasing Momentum Healthware WRHA

 

Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).

Special thanks to Larry Updike of CBC Radio One's 'Up to Speed' for hosting the Awards for Excellence ceremony.

Conference photos by Meredith

 

Norma Drosdowech, B.A. M.Ed

Mutual Respect: The Key to Excellence in Care
(PDF, 218 KB)
   
Dr. Verena Menec

Mutual Respect: The Key to Excellence in Care
(PDF, 218 KB)
   
Shelley Ireland, SW

Do You Want Fries With That?
(PDF, 179 KB)
   
Jim Selinger, MSc (Audiology)

Hearing Care and the Elderly - The Challenges of Aging
(PDF, 2.89 MB)
   
Jan Byrd, M.A

Engaging Patients/Clients/Residents and their Families in Improvement Work
(PDF, 3.24 MB)
   
Dr. Susan McClements

Broken Covenant: Health Care Aides' Experience of the Ethical in Caring for Dying Seniors in a Personal Care Home
(PDF, 574 KB)
   
Peggy Brick, M.Ed., CSE

The Heart Has No Wrinkles: Creating a Person-Centred Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy in Long Term & Continuing Care
(PDF, 313 KB)
   
Dr. Jenny Basran

Falls Prevention and the Older Adult
(PDF, 2.33 MB)
   
Lori Lamont

Collaborative Care: Better Health For All
(PDF, 2.28 MB)
   
John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW

Practical Management of Challenging Behaviours in Dementia Care
(PDF, 1 MB)
   
Cathie Borrie, RN, BSN, MPH, JD

Mind and Memory: You say Goodbye, I say Hello
   




The 2011 Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition “Inspiring All Who Care”
on May 17, 2011 at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB, was a great success! We saw a total of almost 80 exhibitors and 540 people in attendance! Please scroll down for Speakers' presentations.

2011 Post Event Story - Video

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2011 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's 8th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition “Inspiring All Who Care” was held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg and was a great success. We are pleased to announce we broke 3 records that day. The first being our highest number of attendees totaling over 430. Secondly, we welcomed almost 80 exhibitors and approximately 110 exhibiting representatives making our grand total of attendees well over 500. And thirdly, we received twice the number of nominations for Awards for Excellence this year than we saw last year.

Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Awards were presented to:
  • Stacy Blazina & the Beacon Hill Lodge Recreation Team for Recreation/Therapy Services
  • Michelle Millar from Pembina Manitou Health Centre for Recreation/Therapy Services
  • Cathy Bochen from Parkview Place Care Centre for Innovation/Vision/Leadership
  • Janetta Boisvert from Poseidon Care Centre for Innovation/Vision/Leadership
Our conference theme this year was "Inspiring all Who Care". The reason LTCAM hosts these conferences is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Very excellent day with inspiration and encouragement!"
- Conference Delegate

Delegates from Winnipeg, rural Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta gathered to experience a day filled with interactive workshops and powerful presentations. These attendees included urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities.

"Everything was great. Really enjoyed the conference!"
– Conference Delegate

Marcia Thomson, who was recently appointed to Assistant Deputy Minister with the Department of Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors, provided valuable information on many of the successful initiatives that Manitoba Government works on, often behind the scenes and unbeknown to the public. She also helped set the tone to start the day.

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Inspiring All Who Care". Topics ranged from nutrition & hydration, oral health, advanced care planning, palliative care, elder abuse and dignity in care. Also featured was the interactive workshop 'Dealing with Difficult Behaviours' hosted by Mediation Services, Resolution Skills Centre. This workshop debuted at our conference last year and due to popular demand, we brought it back this year, offering it six times throughout the day. One of the concurrent sessions after the lunch break was a lively, upbeat, motivational presentation with the theme of saying hello to humour and goodbye to burnout in the work place. Our speakers are a crucial reason that our conference drew such large numbers this year.


"Best conference I have ever attended - speaker's skills and topics excellent!"
– Conference Delegate

The large exhibition hall and entrance showcased almost 80 exhibitors, offering delegates the opportunity to view new products and learn about services pertinent to their field. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships.

"Great conference; excellent exhibits; learned and had fun!"
– Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

2011 Delegate Satisfaction Results
Speakers Conference Organization, Venue, Value for Money Total Overall
83% 90% 87%

"Excellent! Even better than last year!"
– Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners - Revera, Extendicare, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Bronze Partners - Tache Pharmacy, Esdale Printing and AIS Systems. Special thanks to Mediation Services, Resolution Skills Centre for hosting the Dealing with Difficult Behaviours Workshops and to the the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba for hosting the Virtual Dementia Tours. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, and congratulations to our door prize winners! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included delegate bags from Reliable Home Care Agency, lanyards from Rexall, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, water and notepads from Canadian Footwear, services from Esdale Printing, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo.

The following is a list of this year's exhibitors:

3M LNJ Medical
Abbott Nutrition Manitoba Hydro - Power Smart
Acure Manrex
Advanced Custom Solutions MC Healthcare Products
Age & Opportunity Medichair Winnipeg
All Seniors Care Medline Canada
Allergan Momentum Healthware
Alzheimer Society National Industrial Communications Inc
ArjoHuntleigh Nestle Healthcare Nutrition
Associated Health Systems Nighthawk Manufacturing Inc
Attends Healthcare Products Northland Healthcare
Barik Medical Osteoporosis Canada - MB Chapter
Bayshore Home Health Pfizer
Bowers Medical Supply Professional Orthopedic Products
Canadian Footwear Protection for Persons in Care
Canadian Virtual Hospice Quality Life Services
CBC Reliable Home Care
Certified Foot Care Nurses Interest Group Resolution Skills Centre
Coinamatic Commercial Laundry Inc Revera Health Services
Comforts of Home Care Rexall
Community Services Benefits Trust Rona
Complete Purchasing SAFE Work (WCB)
Drake Medox Health Service SCA Personal Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance Stewartville Professional Centre
ERV Parent Co. Systagenix
Finn Woodworks Tache
First Quality Products The Global Group
Flaghouse University of Manitoba - Health Sciences Library
Futuremed Van Extras Mobility
Gojo Victoria Lifeline
I Do Inspire We Care Home Health Services
Invacare WestCare Health Supplies
Johnston Equipment  


The tremendous staff of the Victoria Inn and the audio/visual experts of Evolution Presentation Technologies were wonderful to work with on this event.

Our Volunteers put in a lot of hard work in the months leading up to the conference and really went above and beyond on the day of the big event. We extend our sincerest thanks for their generosity in so graciously volunteering their time.

The LTCAM Staff & Board of Directors looks forward to seeing everyone again next year on May 15, 2012!


"Excellent! Even better than last year!"
– Conference Delegate

       

Conference Brochure

Speaker Profiles

Click here to see our 2011 Sponsors & Exhibitors.


Media Partner

Gold Partner


Silver Partners

 

Bronze Partners



Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).

Special thanks to Marcia Thomson - Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Living, Youth & Seniors (Assistant Deputy Minister, Cross-Department Coordination Initiatives) for her opening remarks and presentation. Also, special thanks to Larry Updike of CBC Radio One's 'Up to Speed' for hosting the Awards for Excellence ceremony.

 

Jean Helps, RD

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Nutrition & Hydration in Dementia at End of Life
(PDF, 575 KB)

 

Dr. Anthony Iacopino

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The Importance of Oral Health in the Elderly: Managing Oral Health in Institutional Settings
(PDF, 25 MB)

 

Dr. Genevieve Thompson

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Understanding the Palliative Care Needs of Older Adults & Their Family Caregivers
(PDF, 830 KB)

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Lisa Streeter RN, MN, CHPCN(c)
Luana Whitbread RN, BSc, BN, MN GNC(c)

Kathleen Klassen RN, MN, GNC(c)

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Advance Care Planning in the Winnipeg Health Region: It’s All About Good Communication
(PDF, 7.14 MB)

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John J. Ruban, AIIC, CCIB, CRM

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Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime
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Jody Urquhart

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The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humour and Goodbye to Burnout!

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Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov

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What’s Dignity Got To Do With It?
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Mike Labun

Sue Hemphill

Rick Schmidt

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Dealing With Difficult Behaviours Workshop
(PDF, 421 KB)

 

 




2011 Manitoba Election

Open Letter to Party Leaders
Click here for Letter in English
Click here for Letter in French

*Update*
- Click Here for NDP Response to Letter

Click Here for PC Response to Letter




2010 Annual General Meeting

On September 15, 2010, the Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba marked its 51st year at the Annual General Meeting. The meeting was hosted at Riverside Lions Seniors Residences, one of the Association’s newest Active members.

The past fiscal year (2009 – 2010) has been an adventurous year for LTCAM, offering more services to our members than ever. The following are a few highlights from the meeting.

2010 Annual General Meeting


Membership
LTCAM's continuous promotion of advocacy for Manitoba Seniors and the staff who serve them, has proved successful. This fiscal year, five new members came on board, increasing total membership to over 60 members, representing more than 4000 beds and suites, spanning six regional health authorities across Manitoba.

Membership
Highlights from the AGM:
  • Membership
  • Supportive Housing
  • LTCAM Website
  • CALTC
  • LTCAM Provincial Conference
  • 2010 Calendar
New Appointments
to the Board:


Auréle Foidart,
Residence Despins

Ron Parent,
Rivereast Personal Care Home, Irene Baron Eden Centre



Board of Directors
2010-2011

President
Marion Pringle

Vice-President
To Be Elected

Secretary-Treasurer
Kim Hykawy

Directors
Gwen Johnston
Linda Sundevic
Judy Schilling
Richard Robinson
Jason Chester
Auréle Foidart
Ron Parent


Supportive HousingSupportive Housing
LTCAM and the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba have joined forces to introduce a comprehensive and interactive Dementia Care Education program for Supportive Housing member's staff. The feedback from this program has been overwhelmingly positive and we continue to offer the two-day program three times a year; that way, Residences can continuously train new staff through the program.

The LTCAM Supportive Housing and the WRHA have agreed to work more closely together. To that end, two important working groups were formed, co-chaired by LTCAM Supportive Housing and the WRHA to present recommendations to the new LTCAM Supportive Housing and WRHA CEO Leadership Council. There is strong evidence of progress.

In February 2010, the LTCAM website launched a new Supportive Housing section to educate the public.

LTCAM Website (www.ltcam.mb.ca)
Website activity is ever-increasing as we continue to regularly update this central resource for both the public and professionals in the long term and
continuing care field.

LTCAM Website (www.ltcam.mb.ca)

Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care (CALTC)
Being associated as a member of CALTC, has in turn provided our members with benefits, as CALTC is an important vehicle for sharing of inter-provincial information. The LTCAM Executive Director has been chairing a group to enhance communications, including a website, and raise awareness for the CALTC.




2010 Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care Annual Meeting New Brunswick

Members
Top row: Jan Legeros, MB; Ed Helfrich, BC; Donna Rubin, ON; Lois Cormack, ON; Marion Pringle, MB; Bill Dillane, ON; Bruce West, AB; Dr. Hasmukh Patel, AB; Brent Binions, ON.
Bottom row: Marilyn Slade, BC; Christina Bisanz, ON; Marcelle Fafard-Godbout, NB; Michael Keating, NB; Karen Sullivan, ON.
Not pictured: Dan Kaniuk, ON; Maria Elias, ON; Mary McDougall, BC.


LTCAM Annual Provincial Conference
LTCAM Annual Provincial Conference
The LTCAM Annual Provincial Conference and Exhibition has continued to grow in popularity, especially with exhibitors. Exhibitor numbers have increased from 30 in May of 2006, to 73 in May of 2009. Attendee satisfaction results have achieved scores of over 80% in the past three years.

“Celebrating the Spirit of Manitoba Seniors” Calendar
"Celebrating the Spirit of Manitoba Seniors" Calendar
LTCAM developed its second "Celebrating the Spirit of Seniors" calendar. The 2010 Calendar was another great success. Approximately 1,500 complimentary calendars were distributed to community leaders, government officials, long term care corporate staff, Physicians' offices, and a variety of seniors' councils and recourse centres across Manitoba. Almost 7,000 calendars (in English and in French) were circulated to raise awareness for seniors in Manitoba, the association, our members and the staff who serve our seniors. Work has already begun on the 2011 calendar.




LTCAM Board of Directors 2010-2011


Left to Right: Marion Pringle, Linda Sundevic, Jason Chester, Judy Schilling, Richard Robinson,

Kim Hykawy, Auréle Foidart, Gwen Johnston, Ron Parent




2010 Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's seventh annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition held Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg was a great success. Delegates from all over Winnipeg and rural Manitoba gathered to experience a day filled with interactive workshops, powerful presentations and even a live-action play. Approximately 450 exhibitors; urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences across Manitoba attended.

The Honourable Jim Rondeau making his keynote address to delegates.

Each presentation touched on the topic of this year's theme to the full-day event - "Respect & Protect".

The large exhibition hall showcased almost 70 exhibitors, offering delegates the opportunity to view new products and learn about services pertinent to their field. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors can get better acquainted, network and form new working relationships.


A healthy and delicious lunch was provided during the mid-day break, giving
attendees the opportunity to reflect on the morning's events.
   

Scott Cornelius (Award for Excellence Recipient) and Yvette Audette
played during lunch break.


Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the great number of those who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed and play a crucial role in shaping future conferences. This year's LTCAM conference resulted in our highest overall satisfaction score of 87%. This gives us direction for next year and encourages us to strive for even higher scores in the years to come.

"The demonstrations & booths were interesting and informative."
2010 Conference Satisfaction Results
Speakers Conference organization, venue, value for money Total Overall
83% 90% 87%

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program.

If you attended the conference and require a "Certificate of Attendance", or a receipt, we will be pleased to provide these to you. Simply email Suzanne at sverstraete@ltcam.mb.ca

"I'm Still Here"

A powerful component of this year's conference was the live performance of "I'm Still Here" (performed by the actors from ACT II Studio, Ryerson University, and presented by Dr. Dupuis, Director of MAREP).

This research-based play captures important aspects of, and deepens understanding about, the dementia journey from the perspectives of persons living with dementia and their family partners in care. The play brings deeply moving experiences shared by persons with dementia and their family members to life through dramatic performance. The intent of the play is to help diminish any unnecessary suffering that can come with living with dementia due to misunderstandings and stigma.

We opened the play to the public to allow a broader audience to experience this performance. Many of our partner associations such as the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Manitoba Society of Seniors, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, & the Manitoba Association of Social Workers helped spread the word. Also thanks to Radio Canada and CKUW, Radio Canada for the media coverage of the play.


"The play made us more aware of how patients feel when in care" - playgoer

This highly acclaimed, one-hour production not only captured important aspects of the dementia journey, but was followed by a one-hour interactive session that allows participants to share their experiences and the insights they have gained.

"...an eye-opener" - playgoer

Bravely, audience members stood up and shared their personal stories. There were both tears and laughter during this realization that we are not alone in continuing the plight of caring for a loved one with dementia.

"Play was EMPOWERING! Excellent medium for a strong message." - playgoer

Dr. Sherry Dupuis and the actors of ACT II Studio Patricia Bower,
Maureen Delaney, Marion Elliott, Laura Paolini, Patricia Garnett-Smith, Edward Vincent

Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below.

Dr Karen Ethans, MD, FRCPC (PM+R)

Spasticity Management
(PDF, 9 MB)
   
Alister Browne, Ph.D, (Philosophy)

Autonomy in Long Term Care
(PDF, 190 KB)
   
Janelle Curtis

Elder Abuse
(PDF, 2 MB)
   
Susan Crichton

Elder Abuse
(PDF, 722 KB)
   
Paul Lamoureux

Elder Abuse
(PDF, 169 KB)
   
Lynda Wolf

"Addressing the Communication Predicament of
Residents with Dementia"

(PDF, 517 KB)
   
Dr. Sherry Dupuis
I'm Still Here - Live Play

The Actors: Patricia Bower, Maureen Delaney, Marion Elliott, Laura Paolini, Patricia Garnett-Smith, Edward Vincent

   


David Dyck

Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Behaviours
(PDF, 608 KB)
   


Sue Hemphill

Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Behaviours
(PDF, 608 KB)

Click here for full speaker profiles.

".Enjoyed the play & presentations. Nice variety of vehicles
for presentations & education"- Conference delegate

We would like to thank the following companies for their generous partnership:

GOLD PARTNERS - "I'm Still Here"
Murray Alzheimer's Research & Education Program (MAREP)
Revera


SILVER PARTNERS - "I'm Still Here"
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Extendicare


BRONZE PARTNERS - "I'm Still Here"
Riverside Lions Seniors Residences
Tache Pharmacy
AIS Systems
Ruban Insurance Brokers Inc.
Resolution Skills Centre - "How to Deal With Difficult Behaviours"
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety - "Autonomy in Long Term Care"
Allergan - "Spasticity Management of People in Long Term & Continuing Care"


We would also like to acknowledge the following Exhibitors for their participation and contribution to the conference - we look forward to seeing you at next year's conference on May 17, 2011:


3M Canada Co.
Abbott Nutrition
ABC Fire & Safety
All Seniors Care
Allergan
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Associated Health Services
Attends Healthcare Products
Barik Medical Inc.
Bayshore
Bowers Medical Supply
Canada Revenue Disability Tax
Canadian Footwear
Care Link Advantage
Certified Foot Care Nurses Interest Group
Complete Purchasing Services
Derma Sciences
ERV Parent Co. LTD.
Finnwoodworks
First Quality Products
Flaghouse
Futuremed Health Care Products
GoJo
Guldmann
Health Canada
Hippo Facility Management Inc.
Hollister
Home Instead Senior Care
Interna Furniture Design Ltd.
Invacare
KCI Medical
LNJ Medical
LTCAM
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Limited
MC Healthcare Products Inc.
Medichair Winnipeg
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Healthcare Nutrition
Nighthawk Manufacturing/Artisan of Canada
Northland Healthcare
PointClickCare
Polymem Canada
Protection for Persons in Care Office
Prism Medical Ltd.
Pfizer
Quality Life Services
Resolution Skills Centre
Revera HS and Retirement
Rexall
Rivereast Personal Care Home
Rona Inc.
Safe Home from Protelec
Safe Moves Injury Prevention Solutions
SAFE Work
SCA Personal Care
Stewartville Professional Center Inc.
Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
The Global Group
Victoria Life Line
We Care Home Health Services
WestCare Health Supplies

 

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for contributing more than 20 fabulous door prizes! CONGRATULATIONS… to our door prize winners!

Donations to the conference which were instrumental to it's success were delegate bags from Robertson College, lanyards from SAFE Work, water from Canadian Footwear, hand sanitizer stations from GoJo and personal tissues from Home Instead Senior Care.

The staff of the Victoria Inn and the audio/visual experts of Evolution Presentation Technologies were wonderful to work with on this event.

Our Volunteers put in a lot of hard work in the months leading up to the conference and really went above and beyond on the day of the big event. Our thanks for their generosity in so graciously volunteering their time.





2009 Award for Excellence

Awards for excellence are given each year by the Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba to honour the efforts and dedication of outstanding Long Term & Continuing Care service teams, employees, volunteers and/or providers who go above and beyond their call of duty. This year we received the most nominations we have ever seen - a clear sign that those going above and beyond are being recognized. After much deliberation and review of the nominations, this year LTCAM presented the award to three very deserving recipients.

It gives us great pleasure to announce this year's Award for Excellence recipients!

This year’s recipient awarded in Recreation and/or Therapy Services is Reisa Adelman from Tache Centre (Winnipeg).

Reisa is a Social worker who was nominated by Addictions Foundation of MB.

Addiction in the long term care continuum is a hidden issue in many residences, yet it does exist. When residents with addictions are admitted they are at a high risk of continuing or resuming their addiction due to the recovery-based self help groups and the fellowship that is lost upon that admission.

Reisa noticed this need.  Tache Centre supports self determination and strives to create a milieu that replicates a home-like atmosphere for residents to enjoy. Included in that philosophy is the independence to make choices. Residents paneled for PCH tend not to be screened for addiction issues prior to admission.  Reisa assumed a leadership role to address addiction issues among residents in Tache Centre.  By utilizing a community approach within Tache Centre, she created a professionally facilitated support group for residents who struggle with addiction and / or emotional issues, and she then created the opportunity for AA to hold open meetings at Tache Centre. 

Reisa collaborated with the Addictions Foundation of MB and Partners seeking Solutions with Seniors to engage in an initial exploratory needs assessment.  The results have been very positive.

This year’s recipient awarded for Innovation/Vision/Leadership is Carol Toews who is a social worker at two Personal Care Homes (in Morden and Altona).

Carol has a fond nick name from her colleagues. It is “social worker extraordinaire”!  And she has earned it.

As the social worker in long term care, Carol is the first contact between the facility and the resident and resident’s family.  Carol provides a comprehensive history to the health care team.  The trust she establishes with the residents and families extends to the caregivers in the facility.

Carole helps to build a bridge from life at home to life in a facility for each new resident.  Her demeanor makes the facility feel less clinical and more home like.  Carol’s focus is always the resident and the family.  She constantly reminds all of us that this the resident’s home and we are working in it to provide services.

Carol’s colleagues write: “Carol divides her 5 days per week between Morden and Altona.  She manages to get EVERYTHING done while always keeping the resident first and foremost in her mine.  In addition to this Carol is often called upon to listen to staff and concerned family members. Carol is a model of compassion integrity and excellence in everything she says and does. She brings her education, experience, common sense and humour to her workplaces. Those who she cares for and the caregivers she works with trust her and are inspired by her.”

This year’s recipient awarded for Community Services is Scott Cornelius, nominated by Grandview Personal Care Home.

Scott is a young man who graciously shares his time & his music with the residents. Scott plays the violin and chats with the residents.  Through his music and his kind and gentle ways, he bridges the generation gap effortlessly.

Gail Cord from Grandview PCH writes: “Scott’s love of music is so apparent once he gets playing.  His eyes shine and his smile is endless.  His toe is tapping. He even plays under his leg! This is thoroughly enjoyed by our residents.  To see such a young person with so much talent is very exciting for everyone.”  Gail goes on to say “Not many young people of today are so willing to spend their evenings, weekends or holidays with the elderly.  Scott does just that and is never in a rush to get away when he finishes playing.”

Congratulations to all of our recipients!





2009 Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association’s sixth annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg was a great success. Approximately 300 urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences across Manitoba attended.

The Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross making her keynote address to delegates

The full-day conference provided participants with valuable insight on a variety of topics related to this year’s theme – “Nurturing the Spirit of Seniors in Manitoba”.

In addition, the conference offered participants an opportunity to visit 74 exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art products, services and equipment, as well as a variety of networking opportunities where participants could develop new partnerships and reaffirm existing ones.

"Great day…lots of new ideas & suggestions to take home and try."

We would like to thank those participants who took the time to complete the conference evaluation forms. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and will help shape the course of future conferences. We are proud to announce that based on those responses the LTCAM conference received an overall score of 85%. Our goal for future conferences will be to exceed expectations by continuing to introduce quality speakers on topics relevant to today’s health care industry.

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below.


The Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Healthy Living
Keynote address: "Nurturing the Spirit of Seniors in Manitoba."
(PDF, 670 KB)
Bev Foster, Executive Director Room 217 Foundation
The Sounds of Music in Care
(PDF, 36.4 KB)
Janet Schmidt, Managing Partner at FS
Bullying in the Workplace: Respectful Responses
(PDF, 127 KB)
Norma Kirkby, Program Director, Alzheimer Society
P.I.E.C.E.S. ™ The Progress Report
(PDF, 125 KB)
Aubrey Hemminger, Coordinator of Spiritual Care, Deer Lodge Centre
Spiritual Care
(PDF, 30.8 KB)
Roger Tam, Pharmacist Specialist, Wal-Mart
Managing Falls in Older Adults… A Matter of Medication Safety
(PDF, 169 KB)
Bill McDonald, Executive Director, Winnipeg Humane Society
Pets Perk Up Seniors
(PDF, 122 KB)

Lori Lamont, Executive Director, Personal Care Home Program WRHA
Jan Marie Graham, Regional Program Director-Seniors, RHA-Central Manitoba
Lorraine Dent-Prychun, Director of Long Term Care, North Eastman Health

Panel Presentation – Long Term Care and Continuing Care – The Good News Story
(PDF's: 300 KB, 49.9 KB, 2.06 MB)
Linda Mumtaz, Director of Programs & Patient Services for Family Medicine/Oncology/Lab/Pharmacy at Concordia Hospital &
Jo-Ann Lapointe-McKenzie, Chief Nursing Officer at Deer Lodge Centre and Program Director, WRHA Rehab and Geriatrics

Excellence in Care of Older Adults
(PDF, 1.08 MB)
Karen Dunlop, Regional Program Director, WRHA Emergency Medicine Program
Communication, what are we really saying to each other?
(PDF, 1.36 MB)

"The demonstrations & booths were interesting and informative."

We would like to thank the following companies for their generous sponsorship:

Allergan
Attends Healthcare Products
Canadian Footwear
Compass Group
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
CUPE
Drake Medox Health Services
Fernwood Publishing Promotions
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Pinchin Environmental Ltd.
Revera Long Term Care
Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, Geri-Aid Systems
Riverwood Square
SCA Personal Care


We would also like to acknowledge the following 74 exhibitors for their participation and contribution to the conference – we look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference on May 18, 2010:


3M Canada Company Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Abbott Nutrition Manrex Limited
ABC Fire and Safety MC Healthcare Products Inc.
ARAMARK Senior Living Services MediChair Winnipeg
ArjoHuntleigh MG Medical
Associated Health Systems Inc. National Industrial Communications Inc.
Attends Healthcare Products Nestle Nutrition
Barik Medical Nighthawk/Artisan of Canada
Bayshore Home Health Non Slip Solutions (Manitoba) Inc.
Bowers Medical Supply Northland Health Care Products Ltd.
Campbell Company of Canada Quality Life Services Inc.
Canadian Footwear Re-New Mobility
Canadian Union of Public Employees Resolution Skills Centre
Canada Vigilance - Health Canada Revera Health Services
Canadian Virtual Hospice Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Coloplast Canada Riverwood Square
Compass Group Canada RONA
Complete Purchasing Services Inc. Safe Moves Injury Prevention Solutions
DM Medical SafeStart Healthcare - Electrolab Training Systems
David Kay Computer Consulting Simpson - Willson Ltd.
Derma Sciences Inc. Stance Healthcare
Drake Medox Health Services Stryker Canada
ERV Parent Group Surgo Surgical Supply
Futuremed Health Care Products Systagenix Wound Management
GE Security Tache Pharmacy
Germstar Canada The Global Group
Gojo Industries Inc. Thorvaldson Care Homes Ltd.
Invacare Continuing Care Group To-Le-Do Foodservice
J.W. Westman Inc. Victoria Lifeline
LNJ Medical Inc. Waverly Glen Systems
Long Term & Continuing Care Association Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
LTC Purchasing Group
Manitoba Health & Healthy Living/PPCO

 

CONGRATULATIONS… to our door prize winners!



2008 Award for Excellence


An award for excellence is given each year by the Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba to honour the efforts and dedication of outstanding Long Term & Continuing Care service teams, employees, volunteers and/or providers who go above and beyond their call of duty. This year LTCAM presented the award to four very deserving recipients.

It gives us great pleasure to announce this year’s Award for Excellence recipients!

This year’s recipients in Community Services are Fran and David Brownlee

Fran and David have been volunteering at Charleswood Care Center for several years. They began volunteering when a loved one of theirs was at the facility and continue to volunteer to this day. David volunteers every day, 7 days a week from 8:00 – 10:00 to porter residents to the dining room. Fran volunteers every Tuesday morning and does manicures for the residents. The ladies look forward to this special one-on-one pampering and there is always a line up for her services!

Fran and David are tremendous goodwill ambassadors. The facility often talks about how fortunate they are to have David and Fran in their lives. The staff marvel at their dedication, the tender love and care they give every time they walk through the door, not only to the residents but to the staff as well. “The true sense of community is achieved when individuals open their hearts and give freely of their time”.

This year’s recipient for
Recreation Therapy Service is the Hillcrest Place Recreation Department (Brandon)

The facility admitted a resident with a disease process that had advanced to requiring palliative care. The resident’s family lives in Europe and although they visited, they were not able to stay for the entire time that the resident had left. The recreation staff facilitated visits through the use of a webcam. These visits were instrumental in keeping the family together during a difficult time.

The recreation staff facilitated the purchase of the equipment through an appeal to the family advisory committee. Since the initiation of this program several families have utilized it to keep involved in their loved ones lives when illness or distance separates families.

This year’s first recipient for
Innovation/Vision/Leadership is Trudy Grimshaw

Trudy, who works at Riverwood Square was nominated for her “unbelievable amount of support, genuine compassion and friendship that she offers the residents.” Trudy’s title is receptionist but her role surpasses any title.

The residents find in Trudy, a friend who listens and cares. She makes the residents’ needs her top priority. Trudy not only impacts the lives of residents in a positive way, but also the families and staff. She is a constant reminder of what the important things in life really are.

After a 12 hour work day, Trudy will still visit a resident that is in the hospital. Families turn to her in difficult times. Trudy is much more than a listening ear; she has a truly caring heart. She is an inspiration to those around her and a testimony to what having a positive impact really means.

This year’s second recipient for
Innovation/Vision/Leadership is Linda Sundevic

Linda is the Executive Director of Charleswood Care Centre which is home to 155 residents. She is also on the Board of Directors for LTCAM and the Conference Planning Committee.

Sometimes people wonder if working in Long Term Care is meaningful and if one can really make a difference when the population served is in the end stages of one’s life. Linda is proof positive that one person can make a difference and that this work is meaningful and significant. Linda not only fosters a unique resident centered approach but an innovative leadership style where staff and residents can truly feel at home at Charleswood Care Centre.

Congratulations to all of our recipients!




Celebrating 50 Years of Advocacy


LTCAM celebrated its 50th Anniversary and the launch of its new corporate name and logo with a Wine & Cheese Celebration on May 26, 2009 following the Provincial Long Term Care Conference.

LTCAM would like to thank all the special quests, past board chairs, board members, association members, 2009 calendar seniors and delegates who were in attendance.

Doug Martindale, MLA Burrows presenting Marion Pringle, Board President
a framed copy of a Private Member’s Statement made during a
Manitoba Legislative Assembly on April 9, 2009.

To view a copy of the Private Member’s Statement, click here.


Message from the President and Board Chair of LTCAM
(50th Anniversary report)


It is my good fortune to be President and Board Chair of the Long Term & Continuing Care Association at this point in its history, marking its 50th year. As Board Members, we are stewards of the organizations we serve and it is our responsibility, and our pleasure, to oversee their well-being, progress and growth while we are here.

The LTCAM has evolved over the years, emerging from the Nursing Home Association, as it was incorporated in 1959, changing to the Long Term Care Association in 1971 and becoming today's Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba.

This history is the collective result of all the people over the years who have had an interest in, and advocated for, quality long term care services for seniors in Manitoba.

Over the years, these people have worked in partnership with other organizations, have shared and gained knowledge with others across the country and have worked with Ministers, Government officials and Regional Health Authorities to create the best service delivery model for their time. Recently, we have been moving LTCAM forward with momentum and purpose. Our current and past Board Members can be very proud.

I would like to thank all the people who have had a hand in the creation and stewardship of this organization over the years, and those who have worked with us along the way. The success we enjoy today is the direct result of all that has led us to this point. On behalf of the current Board, we feel privileged that we can contribute to the history of LTCAM in support of seniors in Manitoba in a way that respects our honourable past.

Click below to view a copy of the following News Releases:
2009 – Long Term Care Association of Manitoba Marks 50 Years of Advocacy
New look, updated name mark 50 years




2009 Annual General Meeting

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba held its 50th Annual General Meeting on September 9, 2009 at Riverwood Square. During the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the LTCAM has strived to uphold and pursue the Goals and Objectives of the Association through the following endeavors:

Celebrating 50 Years of Advocacy
The LTCAM was incorporated in 1959 and this year we celebrate 50 years of advocacy. “As we mark this 50th year, we have many accomplishments that serve to commemorate our anniversary. The past year has been full of changes and challenging opportunities” – Marion Pringle.

A 50th Anniversary report was developed, capturing the history, essence and progress of the association.

Strategic Plan, New Corporate Identity and New Name
This year, the board developed a Strategic Plan for LTCAM. Through this initiative it was determined that in order to represent our new and diverse member growth it was necessary to update our name. Our new name is: The Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba. The name has an official French translation approved by the Board of Directors and included in the Articles of Incorporation. The Board also developed a new Corporate Logo and branding as part of this initiative.

A wine & cheese celebration was held to launch the new name and logo. This was a well attended event. MLA Doug Martindale presented LTCAM with a framed copy of the Statement to the Legislature that he made on behalf of the work LTCAM does.


“Doug Martindale, MLA
Burrows presenting Marion
Pringle, Board President & Chair
a framed copy of a Private Member’s Statement made
during a Manitoba Legislative Assembly on April 9, 2009”.

Membership Growth
LTCAM has continued to promote new membership. This fiscal year, LTCM has welcomed 11 new members. Since 2006 membership has increased by 100%. We currently have almost 60 members, representing more than 4,000 beds and suites, spanning six regional health authorities across Manitoba. “As we grow, we can enhance services to our members, their residents and staff.” – Jan Legeros

Highlights from the AGM:
  • 50th Anniversary
  • Strategic Plan
  • New Corporate Identity & New Name
  • Membership Growth
  • Provincial Aging in Place Working Group
  • Supportive Housing Network
  • “Celebrating the Spirit of Seniors” Calendar
  • LTCAM Website
New Appointments
to the Board:


Richard Robinson,
Poseidon Care Centre

Jason Chester,
Beacon Hill Lodge



Board of Directors
2009-2010

President
Marion Pringle

Vice-President
Colleen Lycar

Secretary-Treasurer
Kim Hykawy

Directors
Terry Vanbocquestal
Gwen Johnston
Linda Sundevic
Judy Schilling
Richard Robinson
Jason Chester

Provincial Aging in Place Working Group
We have continued to work closely with the Non Profit Long Term Care Association on common issues and concerns in the Industry. In 2007-2008 we jointly developed a Position Paper on Manitoba Health’s Aging in Place Policy and the Winnipeg Regional health Authority’s (WRHA) Long Term Care Strategy. We met with the Minister of Health and the WRHA CEO to review our position. Our goal to form a Provincial Aging In Place Working Group was achieved and work began in 2008-2009. The Provincial group has developed Terms of Reference. These were approved by Ministers Oswald and Irvin-Ross, to whom the group reports.

Supportive Housing Network
The new LTCAM Supportive Housing Network, consisting of all of our Supportive Housing members was established this past year.

LTCAM assisted the Supportive Housing members in a quest to raise awareness for their unique service offering.  Generic communication vehicles such as a brochure and PowerPoint presentation were developed.  In addition, a new Supportive Housing webpage is nearing completion. The webpage will include tools to assist families in determining their choices.

“Celebrating the Spirit of Seniors” Calendar
LTCAM developed its first “Celebrating the Spirit of Seniors” calendar. The 2009 Calendar was a great success. Over 2,000 complimentary calendars were distributed to community leaders, government officials, long term care corporate staff, Physicians’ offices, and a variety of seniors’ councils and recourse centres across Manitoba.  In total, 7,000 calendars in English and in French were circulated to raise awareness for seniors in Manitoba, the association, our members and the staff who serve our seniors.  Work has already begun on the 2010 calendar.

LTCAM Website
The website has been completely “refreshed”.  It now offers an interactive Provincial Map providing member residence locations, profiles and virtual tours (where available) of member facilities.