Author Archives: Rebecca Pfalzgraf

Friendsgiving Pie Giveaway at The Grand – November 22

Friendsgiving Pie Giveaway at The Grand - November 22

Stop by The Grand Senior Living to pick up dessert on them! Choose from pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie or cheesecake!. RSVPs required by November 17. Call 502-269-2678 to reserve your dessert.

Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway at Harmony at Tucker Station – November 21

Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway at Harmony at Tucker Station - November 21

Stop by Harmony at Tucker Station and pick up a Thanksgiving pie from 12-3 p.m. on Monday, November 21. Choose from Apple pie, Pumpkin pie, Derby pie or Cheesecake. RSVPs required. Call 615.594.1568 no later than November 18.

Argentum Advocates Briefing - November 17

Argentum will host a briefing on November 17 at 2 p.m. ET offering expert analysis of the results of the federal and state elections and how senior living priorities will be affected.

This briefing is open to verified and active members of Argentum Advocates. You don't have to be an Argentum member to become an Argentum Advocate, but you must be an Argentum Advocate to attend this briefing.

 

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2023 KSLA Conference - Education Session Survey

Believe it or not, the Conference & Education Planning Team has already started planning our annual Conference & Exhibition, which is scheduled for May 17-18, 2022. We hope you'll save the date and plan to join us!

 

We've created a short, three-question survey regarding our educational breakout session offerings for 2023 and would appreciate your participation. This survey is the first of a few that we'll be sending out to invite you to help shape next year's event. So stay tuned for more...

 

 

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Learn About Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease - Upcoming Virtual Class Series

Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Association are hosting a virtual educational series on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. These classes are designed for patients and their caregivers to learn about these memory conditions. Classes will be led by Norton Neuroscience Institute memory care specialists trained in caring for patients with dementia and memory loss.

 

Latest Research and Advancements in Dementia Treatment - Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Dr. Gregory E. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. will discuss medications and therapies for dementia and give an update on dementia research.

 

Understanding Symptoms, Behaviors and Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease - Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Alzheimer's disease and dementia are not a normal part of aging. These diseases cause changes in thinking that often are accompanied by new behaviors. Join Dr. Rachel N. Hart, D.O. to learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.

 

Brain Health: The Importance of Sleep - Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m.

For centuries, we've known that health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to take care of our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join Dr. Christopher B. Shields, M.D. to learn about research on the direct impact of quality of sleep on brain health and cognition.

 

How to Register

These classes will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required. To register, call 502-629-1234, option 4 or go to NortonHealthcare.com/NNIClasses

Another COVID-19 Testing Option: Enroll in CDC’s Free COVID-19 Testing Program

Another COVID-19 Testing Option: Enroll in CDC's Free COVID-19 Testing Program

The CDC Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) program provides access to free COVID-19 PCR tests for assisted living residents and staff, through December 31, 2022. The program provides specimen collection supplies, shipping materials, laboratory testing, and results reporting, and providers may receive up to a four-week supply at a time.

Providers must enroll through the OpET screening testing program for their respective hub. Kentucky's hub can be found by clicking Here.

Be sure to read the FAQs to learn how the program works. The FAQs refer to schools in a few places and don't mention long-term care. However, the program is designed for other "congregate settings" which include assisted living facility residents and staff.

CDC Revises COVID-19 Guidance

The CDC has issued revised COVID-19 guidance to include recommendations for testing, isolation, and other mitigation strategies.

 

The agency still recommends testing in high-risk settings, to include long-term care facilities, irrespective of vaccination status. Additionally, individuals who are symptomatic or have a known or suspected exposure should test.

 

Isolation Guidance

  • Anyone who is symptomatic or tests positive should isolate for five or more days, wear a mask, and avoid contact with high-risk individuals.
  • Individuals may stop isolating after five days if no symptoms develop or if symptoms are improving and have not had a fever for 24-hours.
  • In addition, the guidance also states that “Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.”

 

It also recommends continuing to wear a mask through day 10 or after two sequential negative tests 48-hours apart.

Argentum Infection Prevention & Control Announcements

Argentum Infection Prevention & Control Announcements

Infection prevention and control is one of the most important aspects of senior living. As our population ages, the risk of infection increases, so it is important to have systems in place that protect our residents from illnesses and keep them healthy.

Argentum has announced that they're expanding the COVID-19 blog to include some of the latest research, news and advances in infection prevention and control. Click the link below to read more.

Argentum Infection Prevention & Control Announcements

2023 KSLA Conference & Exhibition

2023 KSLA Conference & Exhibition

The 2023 KSLA Conference & Exhibition will be held May 17-18, 2023 at the Louisville Marriott East Hotel. We hope you'll join us!

And speaking of Conference, our planning team is meeting in September to shape the educational offerings available next May. There will be lots of education provided about SB-11 (if you haven't already, send us your burning questions about SB-11), but we want to know what other educational needs you have! Send those to Rebecca@KentuckySeniorLiving.org by September 16th!

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