AgingSafely.com is pleased to sponsor a workshop by Dr. Mary Shelkey
Understanding and providing optimal care to older adults can be very challenging for Adult Family Home owners and staff. It is important to understand that care of older adults is determined by the prevailing standard of care. Who determines and what those prevailing standards of care are can be very confusing. This workshop will define what a standard of care is and will address specific geriatric conditions that are determined by the prevailing standards of care. Those conditions include pain management, falls, nutrition/hydration, restraints, siderails, skin care, mobility and fall prevention, incontinence, elder mistreatment, and advance directives. This workshop will address how local, state, and federal statutes and regulations influence standards of care. How standards of care influence civil and criminal lawsuits will also be discussed.
Mary Shelkey, PhD, ARNP
Dr. Shelkey has been a nurse for over 33 years. In 1992, she received her master’s degree as a gerontological nurse practitioner. In 2004, she completed her doctoral degree at New YorkUniversity. The focus of her studies there was the suffering of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Mary is currently employed as an advanced gerontological nurse practitioner for the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Washington. She is also employed at VirginiaMasonMedicalCenter as a geriatric specialist/palliative care nurse practitioner and the director of the Nursing Clinical Research Unit. She is board certified as a hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner.
Crystal Lake Clubhouse
23909 Crystal Lake Road
Woodinville, WA 98077
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2009
9 -10 AM Registration with coffee, tea and pastries
10 AM -12:30 PM Lecture
12:30 PM -1:30 PM Lunch and networking
1:30 PM – 3 PM Lecture
3 – 4 PM Questions
A notebook documenting information covered in the workshop is included in the attendance fee, and you will learn how to obtain quarterly email updates.
Lunch and supervised parking are included in the workshop fee. Attendance is limited to 100 attendees. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.
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COST: $100.00 payable by check to:
Aging Safely, Inc.
24227 Crystal Lake Pl.
Woodinville, WA. 98077
Registration Form (include with check)
Event: 11/7/09 Workshop by Dr. Mary Shelkey
Phone: __________________________ Email: _______________________________
**A Full Refund will be given if notification is received by Friday, October 30th. A Waiting List will be kept in case of cancellations.