Webinars & On-line Courses

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You won't want to miss this very popular webinar series presented by LeadingAge New York for recreation & activity directors!! Nationally-renowned speakers and recreation & activities experts will be talking about the industry and sharing best practices in programming and resident care-–all information and ideas you can immediately put into practice! This is a DON’T MISS event if you seek to enhance your knowledge, elevate your residents’ and clients’ experiences, and improve your programs. CLICK HERE to view the agenda and speaker information.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Directors of Activity, Program Directors, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Leisure Time Specialists, all TR and Activity staff, and other professionals who work in Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, Retirement Housing, Adult Day Health Care, or other settings which offer activities and recreational programs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION 9.5 hours of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this event. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations. Nursing contact hours are not available for this webinar series. NCCAP: Application has been made to the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for 9.5 hours of certification credit. If approved, credit will be awarded upon request via credit form and verification of hours attended. ACF/AL: A certificate of completion for up to 9.5 hours will be sent to adult care facility and assisted living professionals upon verification of the hours attended.

REGISTRATION LeadingAge New York is allowing members and non-members from Nebraska to participate in this webinar series at the low rate of $129. That registration fee includes access to all sessions and online materials. Click the link below to be directed to the LeadingAge New York website for registration. If you have questions, contact LeadingAge New York at 518.867.8383 or [email protected].


What You Need to Know When Someone Hoards webinar

March 28, 2024
1:00-2:00 pm CT (12-1 pm MT)

This webinar will explore hoarding in senior living by first defining hoarding and identifying the types of  hoarding behaviors. The webinar explores the scope of the issue in various levels of senior living including independent, assisted living, SNF, and senior housing. In addition, the reasons why individuals may hoard, health conditions that might lead to hoarding behavior, and the effects (physical, social, and emotional) of  hoarding behavior will be examined.

Approaches and signs for recognizing hoarding behavior will be addressed in this webinar. In addition, strategies to address hoarding in senior living will be offered including how to balance interventions with resident rights, standardized assessment to determine the severity of hoarding, the dos and don’ts of communicating with a hoarder, and practices for supporting the hoarder toward a place of health and well being. Additional evidence-based tips for supporting individuals who don’t think they hoard and for living with someone who is hoarding will be offered.


Accuracy Matters - Navigating the New MDS Landscape webinar series

2024 DATES: April 10-12, 2024, July 10-12, 2024, September 18-20, 2024, December 11-13, 2024. 3 day webinar series, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CT each day (10-2 MT)

The MDS is a critical nursing facility assessment tool that can directly impact resident quality of care, reimbursement, survey outcomes and your publicly posted quality measures. During this three-day virtual workshop, attendees will take a tour of all MDS sections, including review of the steps for assessment of each section, common coding errors and review of systems and processes to better provide for MDS completion accuracy. The final day of the workshop will include the care area assessment (CAA) process and its relationship to care planning, and an overview of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

Course Instructor Demi Haffenreffer, RN, MBA, President, Demi Haffenreffer, LLC. Demi has made long-term care her profession since 1973, first as a Director of Nursing and for the past 25 years as a consultant. She has taught workshops nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects pertinent to Long-term and Community-based Care and is highly sought after for her consulting expertise by nursing homes, assisted living and residential care communities in Oregon and around the country. Contact Demi with questions about this course: [email protected]

Registration Fee:

  • LeadingAge Nebraska members: $235
  • Non-members: $300

CLICK HERE to be directed to the calendar to register for your preferred webinar series.


Care Area Assessment Review (CAA) Webinars

New and veteran nursing home staff have indicated they need more opportunity to examine best practices for improving assessments and developing comprehensive care planning that ensures the health and well-being of their residents. This day-long virtual workshop, designed for the entire interdisciplinary team, will provide a comprehensive review for each of the 20 Care Area Assessments (CAAs), which establish the framework for developing, reviewing and revising residents’ comprehensive plans of care.

Participants will gain a better understanding of:

  • The necessary components of a comprehensive assessment
  • What procedures to follow in conducting the assessment
  • The decision making process for when or when not to proceed to care planning
  • Specific protocols to follow in documenting the assessment comprehensively
  • Steps to resident-centered care planning

Examples will be provided for each of the CAAs and attendees will participate in a number of documentation exercises. If you are looking for ways to simplify and individualize the care planning process and develop a functional resident-centered plan that ensures the best possible care for residents in your community, don’t miss this opportunity!

This class will be offered twice in 2024: May 2, 2024 & November 7, 2024, 11:00 - 3:00 pm CT (10-2 MT). Note that the class is offered by LeadingAge Oregon and some communication may be in Pacific Time. Please adjust for your time zone accordingly.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the calendar to register for either the May or November CAA webinar.