The Phoebe Institute on Aging Fall Conference
Person Centered Care: Responding to the Diverse Needs of an Aging Population
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Presented by: First Niagara
As a more diverse group of seniors begins to seek care in senior living communities, it is our job to understand the similarities and differences in this population in order to tailor their experience depending on life preferences. This conference will present the possibilities of person-centered care in senior living and healthcare where older adults of different cultures, abilities and gender identities are empowered by staff members and fellow residents.
Judah Ronch, Ph.D., Dean and Professor at the Erickson School at The University of Maryland, is an internationally renowned expert on improving the treatment and mental well-being of elders. He has written six books, including Culture Change in Long-term Care, Mental Wellness and Aging, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide for Those Who Help Others.
Keynote Address: Who are these aging persons? Factual and emergent knowing
Older persons are more than the “facts” (age, sex, gender and ethnic identity) and what ails them (diagnosis). In order to provide excellent care we have to learn how each person sees themself and celebrate approaches where each person’s multi-dimensional identity may emerge.
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