February 2017 SPIN Meeting, Proactively Engaging Difficult Families
Date: February 27, 2017
1808 SE 182nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
TOPIC: Description: Dealing with difficult families steals time from your residents/clients and your team--and leaves everyone with bad feelings. We’ll look at why this dynamic get established, how to refine your current coping strategies, and how to mitigate or even avoid the “difficult” part altogether.
SPEAKER: Christy Turner of Dementia Sherpa is the go-to local expert for families living with a dementia diagnosis and the challenges that come with it. Christy is a speaker, founder of DementiaSherpa.com (CTC Dementia Care Management), and a community education instructor at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. She is an expert in creatively managing behaviors without drugs, and the go-to expert when you want to stop struggling and move on to solutions that actually work.
HOST: At Pacifica Senior Living Portland, our residential care community offers an atmosphere of home and comfort, reducing the feeling of loneliness and confusion. We understand how important this is to our residents and their loved ones. While providing the best in customized care for our residents, we also provide support and education for families, helping the entire family enhance their understanding and happiness. Our home-like accommodations are custom built to help ease what can be an overwhelming time in life.