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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
May 9, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success! 

Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations... 


Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca) 


2017 Post Event Story 

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 14th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" was held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Let's Talk.", this year's theme throughout the day was show us how to connect with those we care for by going back to their yesterday; because for many, their yesterday is very clear and real. We also had the opportunity to learn where we are today and what changes can be made so that tomorrow will bring a brighter future for us and the elders we serve (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend were informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was SOLD OUT and packed with 93 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 550 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

 

"Excellent as always!"
- Conference Delegate


Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary
Registration and Plenary


Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is always the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees as well as the Award winners. These are people who have gone above and beyond in the long term and continuing care continuum. It was an honour and a delight having Richard Cloutier from 680 CJOB co-host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. 

Award Winners:

  • Maylene Vergara
  • Gardenia Way Culture Committee
  • Kara Flamond

 

Maylene Vergara

Maylene Vergara
Gardenia Way Culture Committee

Gardenia Way Culture Committee
Kara Flamond

Kara Flamond



Jan Legeros
Richard Cloutier, CJOB Co-Host

Richard Cloutier, CJOB Co-Host


"The conference was great this year! Loved the music to end the day!" 
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme. Amongst the 10 presentations, topics ranged from workplace safety, integration of internationally educated nurses and measuring quality improvement to several sessions focusing on the power of music and validation therapy. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

"This was my first time attending the conference and I feel I walked away with new tools to 
assist my residents. The exhibitors were great and I was able to liaise with many vendors which was beneficial. 
Today made me feel great to work in long term care!"
- Conference Delegate


2017 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 359
Registrants & Industry Leaders 550
Exhibitors 93
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 85%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 91%
Overall 88%
Evaluation forms completed 208

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Extendicare, GreenCrest Pharmacy, Rexall Health Solutions, SafeWork Manitoba, GoJo, Silver Group Purchasing
  • Bronze Partners: 365 Technologies Inc., We Care, Attends, Medisystem, Reliable Mobility, Momentum Healthware, Span Medical Products, Guldmann, Medco Equipment
  • Breakfast & Registration Partner: Ruban Insurance Brokers & Ecclesiastical Insurance
  • Morning Refreshment Break Partner: Riverwood Square
  • Lunch and Awards for Excellence Partner: Revera
  • Lanyards: Rexall Health Solutions
  • Delegate Bags: Innovative Building Systems
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Massage Therapy Stations: Robertson College

Only with their collaborative support could this day be possible.

Exhibition and Massage Exhibition and Massage
   
Exhibition and Massage Exhibition and Massage
   
Exhibition and Massage

 

2017 Exhibitors

 

 

365 Technologies Inc.
3M Canada
A & O Support Services for Older Adults
Accent Environments
Actionmarguerite
ActivityPro
Adaptive Clothing Store
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ARC Products, LLC
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Personal Care
Azores Furniture Manufacturing Ltd
B Sharp Technologies
Barik Medical Inc.
Bayshore Home Health
Browels ID Solutions
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Health Care Products
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health
CardioMed Supplies Inc.
CARF Canada
Community Services Benefits Trust
Complete Purchasing Services
Crestline Coach
Daniels Health
Diabetes Canada
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies
Diversey Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Ever-care Contract Furnishings
Extendicare & Silver Group Purchasing
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Gordon Foods
GreenCrest Pharmacy
Guldmann Care-Lift Solutions
Hippo CMMS
HUB International
Human Care Canada Inc.
Hygie Canada
Hygiene Performance Solutions
Independent Living Resource Centre
Innovative Building Systems Ltd
Invacare Canada
Manitoba Gerontological Nursing Association
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Meals on Wheels
Medical Mart
MediSystem Pharmacy
Minuk Denture Clinic & Dental Implant Centre
MIP Inc
Momentum Healthware Inc.
National Industrial Communication Inc.
Northland Healthcare Products Ltd
Olymel
Pharmasave Assiniboine Pharmacy
Phoenix Recycling
Quality Life Services Inc
Quart Healthcare West
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Rexall Health Solutions
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Rolling Spokes
Room 217
Ruban Insurance
SAFE Work Manitoba
Safety Services Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Serrano Medical Solutions
Span Medical Products Canada, Inc.
Surge Learning
SWS Group
Sysco
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
The Waverley & Rosewood - Revera
Total Tubs
Triden Distributors
Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd.
TV Tour
Unity Connected Solutions
University of MB CCOH
Victoria LifeLine
We Care Home Health Services
Westech Health Care Ltd

 

Mark Your Calendars for Next Year's Conference on May 15, 2018


Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the available presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

 

Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
 
1 ACEing Age Old Issues in the
Care of Older Canadians
Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
       
       
2 How Do I Know What My Indicators Are Indicating? Using Performance Measures 
to Drive Quality Improvement
Connie Paris, Manager, Home & Continuing Care, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Connie Paris, Manager, Home & Continuing Care, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
       
       
3 The Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) from the Philippines into the Nursing Workforce in Canada: Challenges & Opportunities Catherine Baxter, RRC Catherine Baxter, RRC
       
       
4, 5 & 7 The Validation Breakthrough: 
Validation Therapy
Naomi Fell, MSW, ACSW Naomi Fell, MSW, ACSW

     
       
6 Pathways Singing Program 
for Memory Care
Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus
       
       
8 Long Term Solutions - Reducing Injury & Illness in Manitoba's Healthcare Sector Jamie Hall Jamie Hall
       
       
9 Project Harmony Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb

Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb

Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb


     
       
10 Sing the Changes! Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus
       


Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Let's Talk"
May 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations...


Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)


2016 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 13th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Let's Talk" was held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Inspire. Challenge. Equip.", this year's theme throughout the day was to offer communication strategies and other tools for working within long term and continuing care (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). This year, delegate registration was SOLD OUT for the first time in the conference's history. Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was also SOLD OUT and packed with 95 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 607 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Reflexology by Kristina Penner
Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy

Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy,
energized the crowd
Massage by Wellington College

Massage by Wellington College

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers
 
Registration Volunteers

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees as well as the Award winners. These are people who have gone above and beyond in the long term and continuing care continuum. It was an honour and a delight having "Twitchy" host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. For the Award Winners stories, click here.

The Award winners' stories are so inspiring that we are launching a Learning Section where their full stories may be visited and read. We hope that sharing ideas and experiences will encourage others.

Award Winners:

  • Poseidon Care Centre
  • Holly Morrison
  • The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors
  • Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

 

Poseidon Care Centre

Poseidon Care Centre
Holly Morrison

Holly Morrison
The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Excellent as always!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Let's Talk". Amongst the 13 presentations, the topics ranged from Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care, Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip, Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate, as well as Protecting Ourselves: Practical Skills to Manage Verbal and Physical Aggression. Returning as the closing keynote from 2013 was dynamic speaker, Rosita Hall. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"This has been one of the most engaging conferences I have attended in some time. Never boring with very good presentations. I learned a lot! Probably the best keynote speakers I've ever heard."
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

2016 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 425
Registrants & Industry Leaders 607
Exhibitors 95
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 90%
Overall 85%
Evaluation forms completed 262

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Rexall Health Solutions, Silver Group Purchasing, SafeWork Manitoba, Medisystem Pharmacy
  • Bronze Partners: 3M, Brematson Disability Advocates, We Care Home Health Services,Gojo, Facilitated Solutions, Ruban Insurance Brokers, MARCHE, Domtar Personal Care, Twitchy, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, VIP Home Care, Iron Mountain, SpeechWorks Inc., National Pharmacy, VIP Homecare
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Riverwood Square, Rana Respiratory Care Group
  • Jets tickets door prize: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards and Delegate Bags: Rexall Health Solutions
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Wellington College - Massage Therapy Stations
  • Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor Reliable Mobility

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor
Reliable Mobility
Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Group

Gold Partner,
Complete Purchasing Services
Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitor Hall



Click Here to reserve your booth for next year!
May 9, 2017

2016 Exhibitors

 

3M Health Care
A Place for Mom
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Academy of Learning Winnipeg South
Accent Environments
Activity Pro
Adaptive Clothing Store / Reliable Home Care Agency
Allergan
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Personal Care
Azores Furniture Mfg. Ltd
Barik Medical Inc.
Best Buy Medical Supplies
Brematson Disability Advocates
Browels ID Solutions
CADTH - Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
Care at Home Pharmacy
CARF Canada
Chubb Edwards
Community Services Benefits Trust
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Crestline Coach Ltd
CUPE Manitoba
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Inc
Direct Alert
Diversey Care Canada
Ever-care Contract Furnishings Inc
Facilitated Solutions
First Quality
Germstar Canada
Global Furniture Group
GOJO Industries Inc.
Good Samaritan TeleCare
Gordon Food Service
Health Canada – Canada Vigilance
Holding onto Mamie
HUB International
Hygie Canada
Invacare
Iron Mountain
Leapfrog Moving Specialists Inc
LNJ Medical Inc
Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd.
Medical Mart
Medigas Manitoba Ltd
Medisystem Pharmacy
MIP Inc
Momentum Healthware
National Industrial Communications Inc
Northland Healthcare Products Ltd
Parkinson Canada
Professional Orthopedic Products
Quality Life Services Inc
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera – The Waverley & Rosewood
Rexall Health Solutions
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217 Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Safe Work Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Silver Group Purchasing / Extendicare
Span Medical Products Canada
Staples Advantage
Surge Learning
Swish Maintenance Limited
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Unity Connected Solutions
Vintage Wellbeing Footcare Ltd
VIP Home Care Inc
We Care Part of the CBI Health Group
Westech Health Care Ltd; Rotec International and Healthcalm

 


Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the available presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

 

Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
 
1 Unstoppable: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
       
       
2 Dealing with Difficult Situations:
Skills for Surviving & Thriving
David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
       
       
3 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
       
       
4 Reducing Antipsychotic Medication
Use in Long Term Care
Dr. Lori Mitchell, Joe Puchniak, Cynthia Sinclair Dr. Lori Mitchell

Joe Puchniak

Cynthia Sinclair

     
       
5 Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care Marissa Ambalina Marissa Ambalina
       
       
6 Sexuality and Dementia:
Strange Bedfellows
Gayle Appel Doll, PhD Marissa Ambalina
       
       
7 Walking Through Grief John Koop Harder John Koop Harder
       
       
8 Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
       
       
9 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
       
       
10 Managing Your Manager So You Both Enjoy the Experience Ron Martyn MSc Ron Martyn MSc
       
       
11 How to Deal with
Extremely Difficult People
Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
       
       
12 Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks
       
       
13 You’ve Got the Power!
Success Both On & Off the Job
Rosita Hall Rosita Hall
 



Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
"Inspire. Challenge. Equip."
May 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations...
Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)


2015 Post Event Story


The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 12th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Inspire. Challenge. Equip" was held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Journey", this year's theme throughout the day was to offer inspiration to attendees and challenge them to be equipped with new tools for working within long term and continuing care (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with 87 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 545 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Dedicated Volunteers Managing Registration

Dedicated Volunteers
Managing Registration
Massage Therapy Station by River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB)

Massage Therapy Station by
River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB)
LTCAM Executive Director, Jan Legeros, checking out the exhibitor products

LTCAM Executive Director, Jan Legeros,
checking out the exhibitor products

Delegates filled the Plenary Room

Delegates filled the Plenary Room
Interactive Presentations energized the day

Interactive Presentations energized the day

Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall
 
Delegates Explored the Exhibition Hall

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having Professor Beverly O'Connell, RN, BAppSci, MSci, PhD (Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba) host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Recreation Therapy Services – East Gate Lodge Recreation Department
  • Community Service – Emily Kozera
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Jack King

 

Awards Ceremony Host, Professor Beverly O’Connell

Awards Ceremony Host,
Professor Beverly O’Connell
Award Winner for Recreation Therapy Services – East Gate Lodge Recreation Department

Award Winner for Recreation Therapy Services –
East Gate Lodge Recreation Department
Award Winner for Community Service – Emily Kozera

Award Winner for Community Service –
Emily Kozera

Award Winner for Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Jack King

Award Winner for Innovation, Vision, Leadership –
Jack King


"Enjoyed the relaxed learning style!"
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"The LTCAM Conferences provide an invaluable service to the general public and health professionals."
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Inspire. Challenge. Equip". Amongst the 14 presentations, the topics ranged from Creating an Age-Friendly Organization, Disruptive Vocalizing in Dementia, Facilitating Change as a Recreation Professional, Emotional Labour in Residential Settings, as well as Designing for Seniors: The Effects of the Physical Environment on Health and Well-Being. The closing keynote was dynamic speaker, Rosalyn Howard. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"Everything was Awesome!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

2015 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 390
Registrants & Industry Leaders 545
Exhibitors 87
Organization, Venue, Value for money  92%
Overall 89%
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 81%
Overall 80%
Evaluation forms completed 316

"Thanks for the great day!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM also offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Rexall Geri-Aid
  • Bronze Partners: Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, We Care Home Health Services, Surge Learning, Evacuscape, Gojo, Facilitated Solutions, Ruban Insurance Brokers
  • Refreshment Break Partner: MARCHE
  • Delegate bags & Jets tickets door prize: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards: Rexall Geri-Aid
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • River Rock Massage (Gimli, MB): Massage Therapy Station

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Group

Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Services

 

Many thanks to our Partners and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including 2 IPads and a pair of Jets tickets!

 

Door Prize Giveaways

Door Prize Giveaways

 

The exhibitor hall was packed so we encourage exhibitor's to fill out their
application for the 2016 conference now, to ensure a spot!

 

3M
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
A Place for Mom
Accent Environments
ActivityPro
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Antex Western
Arc Products, LLC
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Health Care Products (Domtar)
Barik Medical Inc.
Brematson Disability Advocates
Browels ID Solutions
Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health
Canadian Continence Foundation
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Cardinal Health Canada
Care at Home Pharmacy
Chubb Edwards
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Diversey Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Evac-Chair Canada
Eye Go Mobile Optical
Facilitated Solutions
First Quality
GoJo Industries, Inc.
Health Canada - Canada Vigilance
Hill-Rom Canada
Hippo
Independent Living Resource Centre
Invacare
LNJ Medical Inc
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd
Meals on Wheels
Medical Mart
Medisystem Pharmacy 
MHIKNET
MIP INC
Momentum Healthware
My Coach Bill
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Northland Healthcare Products LTD.
Number TEN Architectural Group
Olymel
Osteoporosis Canada
Quality Life Services
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Home Care Agency & Adaptive Clothing
Reliable Mobility/Independence Plus
Revera
Rexall Geri-Aid
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Ruban Insurance
Ruperts Land
Safe Work Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Senior Care Practice
Silver Group Purchasing
SpacesaverCCS Inc.
Span MC
StaffScheduleCare
Staples Advantage
Surge Learning
Sycamore Speciality Care
Tache Pharmacy
The Global Group
The Stevens Company
Troy Life and Fire Safety
Unity Connected Solutions
Vernacare Canada Inc
Victoria Lifeline
We Care Home Health Service
Westech Health Care Ltd
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

 

Save the Date for next year: May 10, 2016

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

 

Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
 
1 Creating an Age-Friendly Organization Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat &
Age-Friendly Business
The Honorable Minister Deanne Crothers,
Minister of Healthy Living & Seniors
Marcia Thomson, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health
Val Steeves, Director, Seniors & Healthy
Aging Secretariat

Linda Sherrin, Manager Riverwood Square Lindsay Girourad & Shannon Gaulke, Riverwood Square
Creating an Age-Friendly Organization
       
       
2 “Like A Rock”: Tools for
building resilience to moral distress
Richard Lavoie MB-PHEN, Manager of Ethics
Projects and Education, Manitoba Provincial
Health Ethics Network
Cary A. Brown
       
       
3 Emotional Labour in Residential Settings: Implications for Staff Support Dr. Laura Funk, University of Manitoba
Sheryl Peters, ESPE Consulting
Dr. Laura Funk

Sheryl Peters
       
       
4 Sleep and Dementia: Why it Matters
and What you Can Do
Cary A. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty
of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
Cary A. Brown
       
       
5 Closing the Care Gap in Osteoporosis Pat McCarthy-Briggs, BSc, RD, MHEd Pat McCarthy-Briggs
       
       
6 Smiling on the Outside and Dying
on the Inside: Where do I Turn?
Allan Kehler, B.Ed, B.PhEd Allan Kehler
       
       
7 A Balanced Life is a Matter of Choice,
Not Chance - Workshop


Matter of Choice Learning Guide
Bill Wright, Speaker/Trainer/Coach,
Certified DISC and NLP Practitioner
Bill Wright
       
       
8 Designing for Seniors: The Effects
of the Physical Environment on
Health and Well-Being
Heather Ferguson, BA BID NCIDQ PIDIM IDC, Professional Interior Designer, Number TEN Architectural Group Heather Ferguson
       
       
9 Journey to Long Term Care:
The Client Navigator Role
Gina Trinidad, BA, BN, MN, RN, COO,
LTC& Deer Lodge Centre

Hana Forbes, Director, Long Term Care Program Rachael Buckingham, Access Coordinator, LTCAC
Gina Trinidad
       
       
10 Disruptive Vocalizing in Dementia Amanda Adams-Fryatt, RN, MN, NP, PhD Student Amanda Adams-Fryatt
       
       
11 What They Need to Hear and How
They Need to Hear It for Stress-Free Communication


People Puzzle
Bill Wright, Speaker/Trainer/Coach,
Certified DISC and NLP Practitioner
Bill Wright
       
       
12 Leading the Charge: Facilitating Change as a Recreation Professional Ron Martyn, MSc Ron Martyn
       
       
13 Power of Attorney Heather Dixon, LL.B Counsel to
Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger
Heather Dixon
       
       
14 Change is Great: You First! Rosalyn Howard, M.A., hct Howard
Consulting & Training
Rosalyn Howard
       

Click the image below for full program and speaker profiles

Click the image below for full program and speaker profiles

 

 

Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
"Journey"
May 6, 2014

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
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Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)

 

2014 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 11th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Journey" was held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Reaching New Heights", this year's theme throughout the day was acknowledging the journey each one of us is continuously going through (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with over 90 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 550 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.




Awards for Excellence
One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having the Honorable Minister Sharon Blady host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Community Service – Mary Nichols
  • Recreation Therapy Services – Emerson Volunteer Auxiliary
  • Recreation Therapy Services  – Rachelle Dureault
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Hospital Home Team River East/Transcona

 




"ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT!"
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Very good mix of teaching tools."
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Journey". Amongst the 12 presentations, the topics ranged from intellectual disabilities and dementia, to music for life's journey, as well as navigating the path to clinical research. The closing keynote speaker was Jody Urquhart. This was her second time at the conference, due to popular demand, presenting "The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humour and Goodbye to Burnout". Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"Great Conference!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

2014 Evaluation Results
Registrants 415
Exhibitors 91
Speakers 85%
Organization, Venue, Value for money  92%
Overall 89%

"FANTASTIC JOB!!! THANK YOU"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM also offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Medisystem
  • Bronze Partners: Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, Preferred Health Care Services, Room 217 Foundation, Jody Urquhart, Java Music Club, ActivityPro
  • Lunch Partner: RANA
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, MARCHE
  • Delegate bags: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations: GOJO
  • Massage Stations: Wellington College Students

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Partners and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including an iPad and a pair of Jets tickets!

The exhibitor hall was SOLD OUT so we encourage exhibitor's to fill out their application
for the 2015 conference now, to ensure a spot!

 

3M Canada Company
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Accent Environments
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Associated Health Systems Inc.
Azores Upholstery
B.J. Charette & Associates
Barik Medical
Bayshore Home Health
Bee Wellness
Browels ID Solutions
Buhler Furniture
Canada Vigilance Program
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Health Care Engineering Society - MB Chapter
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
CareLink Advantage
Chubb Edwards
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Critical Control Solutions
Diversey
Domtar Personal Care
Extendicare (Canada) Inc
FCS International
First Quality
GoJo Industries.Inc
Hill-Rom Canada
Hippo Facility Management
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
I Do Inspire
Invacare Continuing Care
Java Music Club
LNJ Medical Inc.
M.C Healthcare Products
Maintenance Care
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd
MARCHE
Marsh Canada Limited
Meals on Wheels
Med e-care Healthcare solutions Inc.
Medical Mart West
Medigas Respiratory Wellness Centre
MediSystem Pharmacy 
Meredith Stoesz Photography
MHIKNET 
Momentum Healthware
Munroe Pharmacy
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Health Science
Northland Healthcare Products Limited
Ortho Canada
Osteoporosis Canada, Manitoba Chapter (Dairy Farmers)
Preferred Health Care Services
Project Lifesaver Manitoba
Quality Life Services Inc.
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera
Revera Home Health
Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217  Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Rupert's Land Caregiver Services
Safe Work Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Silver Group Purchasing
Silvert's Adaptive Clothing & Footware
SIMS Medical Corp.
Soaps, Lotions and More
StaffSchedule Care
Status Solutions
Sunlife Financial
Surge Learning
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Verathon Medical
Vernacare
We Care Health Services

 

"Exceptional"
- Conference Delegate


Save the Date for next year: May 12 , 2015

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.


Session & Speaker Name
 
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Music for Life’s Journey (Bev Foster)
   
Amanda Adams-Fryatt NP WRHA, LTC Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC Nurse Practitioners in Long Term Care (Preetha Krishnan & Amanda Adams-Fryatt)
   
Leslie Udell BCR Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (Leslie Udell)
   
Sue Hemphill and The Manitoba Institute for Artists + Community Collaboration (ACI Manitoba) The Transformative Power of Artists Working in LTC (Sue Hemphill)
   
Colleen Braun-Janzen Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC

Navigating the Path to Clinical Research (Colleen Braun-Janzen & Ben Adaman)

   
Peter Wiebe RN, GNC (C), BRE Geriatric Education and Consultation Services Journey to E.M.P.A.T.H.Y (Peter Wiebe)
   
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Enhancing Connections in Persons With Dementia at End of Life through Music (Bev Foster)
   
Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Care of the Patient with Advanced Dementia: What Providers need to Know
(Susan L. Mitchell)
   
Dr. Phil St John, MD, MPH, FRCPC Geriatrician Services in Manitoba (Dr. Phil St John)
   
  Speaking Out, Speaking Up!
   
Minding Dad Minding Dad (Live Play)
   
Jody Urquhart, Author and Motivation Speaker The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! (Jody Urquhart)

 

(CLICK HERE for an

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 at-a-glance brochure)

 brochure with speaker profiles

   
 



10th Annual Provincial Conference

"Reaching New Heights"

May 14, 2013

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
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2013 Post Event Story


The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 10th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Reaching New Heights" was held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Connecting With Those We Care For", this year the theme throughout the day was aspiring for and reaching new goals(for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were both health care professionals and members of the community joining together from across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees, and the exhibitors, got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 450 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.


One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. This year, we saw more nominations than we ever have in the past. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the second year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership - Revera End Of Life Team
  • Recreation Therapy Services - Actionmarguerite Recreation Rejuvenation Team & Staff
  • Community Service - Jacek Garbowicz, Volunteer at Riverwood Square

 


"Very efficient engaging and knowledgeable exhibitors!"
- Conference Delegate

One of the day's most special moments was the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the third year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Excellence in Long Term and Continuing Care - Darien Russell
  • Excellence in Recreation Therapy Services - Shelley Ireland and Karen Lind
  • Excellence for Community Services - Roger Berard
  • Excellence in Innovation/Vision/Leadership - Riverside Lions Seniors Residences and Louis Riel School Division Co-Operative Education Program

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

 



"Excellent conference. Great for the newcomer and the old timer alike!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Reaching New Heights". Topics ranged from health benefits of massage therapy, improving the overall dining experience, what’s coming in the next 25 years, personal care home standards and regulations review process, sexual expression and physical intimacy in the dementia context, and many more additional topics. The closing keynote speaker was Rosita Hall presenting ”Reaching New Heights”. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"All sessions were excellent, very informative, inspiring and wonderful!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

"LTCAM always puts on a great day of learning and networking"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners – Momentum Healthware,Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, MARCHE and Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitobaand Bronze Partners –Verathon Medical, AIS Systems, D’arcy& Deacon LLP, and Sudocrem. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including an iPad and a pair of Jets tickets! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included an afternoon coffee break sponsored by Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, a massage station provided by Jennifer Wharton,lanyards from MediSystem Pharmacy, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, promo items from Canadian Footwear, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo! (for full exhibitor and sponsor list scroll down).


"Best conference yet!"
- Conference Delegate

 

Exhibitors and Partners

 

3M
Age and Opportunity
AIS Assessment
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Arjohuntleigh Canada Inc.
Azores Upholstery 2012 Ltd.
Barik Medical Inc.
Bayshore Home Health
Canadian Footwear
Cardinal Health Canada
Carf Canada
CJ Radio
Complete Purchasing Services
D’arcy & Deacon LLP
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies
Douglas Little Photography
Drake Medox Health Services
Extendicare (Canada) Inc.
First Quality
Fred Douglas Society
Germstar Canada
Golden West Radio
Health Canada-Canada Vigilance Program
Hippo Facility Management
Hollister Limited
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba
Invacare Continuing Care
Lawn Stylists
Leda Health Innovations Inc.
LNJ Medical Inc.
Manitoba Association of Foot Care Nurses
Manrex Ltd.
MARCHE IHCAM
Marquise Hospitality
MC Healthcare Products
Meals on Wheels
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions Inc.
Medi Chair
Medical Mart West
Medisystem Pharmacy
Medline Canada
Meredith Stoesz Photography
Momentum
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Health Science
Northland Healthcare Products Limited
Quality Life Services Inc.
Revera Home Health
Rexall Speciality Pharmacy
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services
Russell Food Equipment
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Silver Group Purchasing
Sun Life
Sysco Food Services
Tache Pharmacy
The Electrik Chair Ultimate Massage
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Verathon Medical
Victoria Lifeline
We Care
Wellington College
Workers Compensation Board
WHRA

 

Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).



Honourable Jim Rondeau Honourable Jim Rondeau
Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs
Minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
MLA for Assiniboia


  Age Friendly Manitoba: Creating Age Friendly People and Places
   
Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE
Executive Director, Tabor Village
Sessional Instructor, Gerontology Department, Simon Fraser University


Leadership Lessons from 19,340 feet “The Roof of Africa”
(PDF, 6.29 MB)
   
Sheila Bergman, WC (Hon), RMT Sheila Bergman, WC (Hon), RMT
Theoretical Instructor, Clinic Observer, Outreach Coordinator


  Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
(PDF, 1.99 MB)
   
Dr. Catherine Cook, MD, MSc., CCFP, FCFP Dr. Catherine Cook, MD, MSc., CCFP, FCFP
Vice President, Population and Aboriginal Health, WRHA
Associate Dean, First Nations, Métis & Inuit Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Promoting Aboriginal Health Research: Finding solutions for health issues through partnerships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities
(PDF, 2.65 MB)
   
Suzanne Quiring Suzanne Quiring
Registered Dietitian


Improving the overall “Dining Experience”
(PDF, 8.66 MB)
   
Hana Forbes Hana Forbes, Acting Director, Continuing Care Branch Manitoba Health
with Carol Johnston, Standards Consultant, Manitoba Health


Personal Care Home Standards Regulation and Standards Review Process
(PDF, 201 KB)
   
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Director – Scholarly, Research & Creative Activities. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Responsive Behaviours Associated with Dementia: Successful Person-Centred Care Strategies
(PDF, 1.31 MB)
   
Dan Chateau, PhD Dan Chateau, PhD
Research Scientist/Biostatistician, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


What’s coming in the next 25 years?
PCH Projections for Manitoba’s RHAs

(PDF, 2.04 MB)
   
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Director – Scholarly, Research & Creative Activities. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sexual Expression and Physical Intimacy in the Dementia Context: Balancing the Risks with Human Rights
(PDF, 6.24 KB)
   
Gregory Harochaw, B. Sc Gregory Harochaw, B. Sc
Pharmacy Manager
Tache Pharmacy


Are you in pain? Identifying and Treating Pain in Patients with Dementia
(PDF, 3.54 MB)
   
Mike Harlos, Sarah Brown and Lori Embleton

Mike Harlos MD, CCFP, FCFP, Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care for the WRHA
Professor and Section Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Manitoba
Sarah Brown, Clinical Nurse Specialist - WRHA Palliative Care Program
Lori Embleton, Program Director - WRHA Palliative Care Program


Palliative and End-Of-Life Care in the Long Term Care Setting
(PDF, 1.04 MB)
   
John Stinson John Stinson, CEO Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA)

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…
The Client-Centred Conflict and Managing client
choice in an over-extended environment
   
Rosita Hall B.S.W., Speaker, Trainer Rosita Hall B.S.W., Speaker, Trainer
Canadian Best Selling Author


Reaching New Heights

 

 

   




Our 9th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Connecting With Those We Care For"

May 15, 2012

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!

Scroll down for the post event video, story, photos and speakers' presentations...

              

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2012 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 9th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Connecting With Those We Care For" was held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Inspiring All Who Care", this year the theme throughout the day was how to further connect with the people we work with every day (for event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). This year, we once again broke our attendance record with both health care professionals and members of the community joining together from across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with almost 80 exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 650 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.


One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. This year, we saw more nominations than we ever have in the past. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence, for the second year in a row, with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director. Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people.

Award Winners and Categories:
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership - Revera End Of Life Team
  • Recreation Therapy Services - Actionmarguerite Recreation Rejuvenation Team & Staff
  • Community Service - Jacek Garbowicz, Volunteer at Riverwood Square

 

 
Click on the video below for Jacek’s award acceptance.


The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.


"Excellent Conference!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Connecting With Those We Care For". Topics ranged from excellence & customer service in care, falls prevention, hearing care, challenging behaviours, sexuality & intimacy in long term & continuing care, and many more additional topics. The closing keynote session was a live play titled "Mind & Memory: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello". Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.



Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

"Great Speakers!"
- Conference Delegate

"EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!!!"
- Conference Delegate


2012 Conference Satisfaction Results
Speakers Conference organization, venue, value for money Total Overall
81% 91% 85%

"Kudos to organizers - Good Job!!"
- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners - Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Silver Group Purhasing and Bronze Partners - Tache Pharmacy, AIS Systems, and Sudocrem. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, and congratulations to our door prize winners! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included morning snack bags from Nestle Health Science, afternoon refreshment break sponsored by Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, massage station provided by Jennifer Wharton, iPad giveaway from Futuremed, delegate bags from Rona, lanyards from All Seniors Care, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, notepads from Canadian Footwear, services from Esdale Printing, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo (for full exhibitor and sponsor list scroll down).



Conference Brochure

Click here to see our 2012 Sponsors & Exhibitors.

Exhibitor List

 

3M Drake Medox Health Service National Industrial Communications Inc
Actionmarguerite ERV Parent Co. Nestle Healthcare Nutrition
Advanced Custom Systems Extendicare Nighthawk Manufacturing Inc
Age Friendly Manitoba Finn Woodworks Northland Healthcare
Age & Opportunity First Quality Products Pfizer
AIS Futuremed Piece of Mind Line
Allergan Gojo PointClickCare
Alzheimer Society Golden Wear Clothing Inc Professional Orthopedic Products
Aramark Healthcare/Senior Living Services Canada Vigilance Program Protection for Persons in Care
ArjoHuntleigh Imperial Flooring Quality Life Services
Associated Health Systems Independent Living Resource Centre Revera
Barik Medical Invacare Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Bayshore Home Health LNJ Medical Riverwood Square
Broda Seating MB Association of Foot Care Nurses Rona
Canada Revenue Agency Age Friendly Manitoba Ruban Insurance Brokers Inc.
Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres SAFE Work (WCB)
Canadian Footwear Manitoba Hospice & Palliative Care SCA Personal Care
Canadian Virtual Hospice Manitoba Hydro - Power Smart Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat
CardioMed Supplies Inc. Manrex Silver Group Purchasing
CARF Canada MC Healthcare Products Sudocrem
CBC Mediation Services Tache Pharmacy
Coinamatic Commercial Laundry Inc Medical Mart West The Stevens Company
Comforts of Home Care Medichair Winnipeg Victoria Lifeline
Complete Purchasing Momentum Healthware WRHA

 

Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).

Special thanks to Larry Updike of CBC Radio One's 'Up to Speed' for hosting the Awards for Excellence ceremony.

Conference photos by Meredith

 

Norma Drosdowech, B.A. M.Ed

Mutual Respect: The Key to Excellence in Care
(PDF, 218 KB)
   
Dr. Verena Menec

Mutual Respect: The Key to Excellence in Care
(PDF, 218 KB)
   
Shelley Ireland, SW

Do You Want Fries With That?
(PDF, 179 KB)
   
Jim Selinger, MSc (Audiology)

Hearing Care and the Elderly - The Challenges of Aging
(PDF, 2.89 MB)
   
Jan Byrd, M.A

Engaging Patients/Clients/Residents and their Families in Improvement Work
(PDF, 3.24 MB)
   
Dr. Susan McClements

Broken Covenant: Health Care Aides' Experience of the Ethical in Caring for Dying Seniors in a Personal Care Home
(PDF, 574 KB)
   
Peggy Brick, M.Ed., CSE

The Heart Has No Wrinkles: Creating a Person-Centred Approach to Sexuality and Intimacy in Long Term & Continuing Care
(PDF, 313 KB)
   
Dr. Jenny Basran

Falls Prevention and the Older Adult
(PDF, 2.33 MB)
   
Lori Lamont

Collaborative Care: Better Health For All
(PDF, 2.28 MB)
   
John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW

Practical Management of Challenging Behaviours in Dementia Care
(PDF, 1 MB)
   
Cathie Borrie, RN, BSN, MPH, JD

Mind and Memory: You say Goodbye, I say Hello
   




The 2011 Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition “Inspiring All Who Care”
on May 17, 2011 at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB, was a great success! We saw a total of almost 80 exhibitors and 540 people in attendance! Please scroll down for Speakers' presentations.

2011 Post Event Story - Video

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2011 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's 8th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition “Inspiring All Who Care” was held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg and was a great success. We are pleased to announce we broke 3 records that day. The first being our highest number of attendees totaling over 430. Secondly, we welcomed almost 80 exhibitors and approximately 110 exhibiting representatives making our grand total of attendees well over 500. And thirdly, we received twice the number of nominations for Awards for Excellence this year than we saw last year.

Our thanks are extended to our Media Partner, CBC Radio One, for their time and attention to our conference and for making it possible to reach so many people. It was an honour and a delight having Larry Updike of 'Up to Speed' host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Awards were presented to:
  • Stacy Blazina & the Beacon Hill Lodge Recreation Team for Recreation/Therapy Services
  • Michelle Millar from Pembina Manitou Health Centre for Recreation/Therapy Services
  • Cathy Bochen from Parkview Place Care Centre for Innovation/Vision/Leadership
  • Janetta Boisvert from Poseidon Care Centre for Innovation/Vision/Leadership
Our conference theme this year was "Inspiring all Who Care". The reason LTCAM hosts these conferences is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective: to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Very excellent day with inspiration and encouragement!"
- Conference Delegate

Delegates from Winnipeg, rural Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta gathered to experience a day filled with interactive workshops and powerful presentations. These attendees included urban and rural Health Professionals, CEOs, Managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also attending were informal caregivers who were looking forward to accessing information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities.

"Everything was great. Really enjoyed the conference!"
– Conference Delegate

Marcia Thomson, who was recently appointed to Assistant Deputy Minister with the Department of Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors, provided valuable information on many of the successful initiatives that Manitoba Government works on, often behind the scenes and unbeknown to the public. She also helped set the tone to start the day.

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Inspiring All Who Care". Topics ranged from nutrition & hydration, oral health, advanced care planning, palliative care, elder abuse and dignity in care. Also featured was the interactive workshop 'Dealing with Difficult Behaviours' hosted by Mediation Services, Resolution Skills Centre. This workshop debuted at our conference last year and due to popular demand, we brought it back this year, offering it six times throughout the day. One of the concurrent sessions after the lunch break was a lively, upbeat, motivational presentation with the theme of saying hello to humour and goodbye to burnout in the work place. Our speakers are a crucial reason that our conference drew such large numbers this year.


"Best conference I have ever attended - speaker's skills and topics excellent!"
– Conference Delegate

The large exhibition hall and entrance showcased almost 80 exhibitors, offering delegates the opportunity to view new products and learn about services pertinent to their field. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships.

"Great conference; excellent exhibits; learned and had fun!"
– Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed and used to a large extent, to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

2011 Delegate Satisfaction Results
Speakers Conference Organization, Venue, Value for Money Total Overall
83% 90% 87%

"Excellent! Even better than last year!"
– Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. We also offer a certificate of attendance to those who request it.

Special thanks to our Partners: Media Partner - CBC Radio One, Gold Partner - Complete Purchasing, Silver Partners - Revera, Extendicare, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Bronze Partners - Tache Pharmacy, Esdale Printing and AIS Systems. Special thanks to Mediation Services, Resolution Skills Centre for hosting the Dealing with Difficult Behaviours Workshops and to the the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba for hosting the Virtual Dementia Tours. Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, and congratulations to our door prize winners! Additional support from our exhibitors and sponsors included delegate bags from Reliable Home Care Agency, lanyards from Rexall, delegate bag assembly by the Robertson College Health Care Aide students, water and notepads from Canadian Footwear, services from Esdale Printing, and hand sanitizer stations from GoJo.

The following is a list of this year's exhibitors:

3M LNJ Medical
Abbott Nutrition Manitoba Hydro - Power Smart
Acure Manrex
Advanced Custom Solutions MC Healthcare Products
Age & Opportunity Medichair Winnipeg
All Seniors Care Medline Canada
Allergan Momentum Healthware
Alzheimer Society National Industrial Communications Inc
ArjoHuntleigh Nestle Healthcare Nutrition
Associated Health Systems Nighthawk Manufacturing Inc
Attends Healthcare Products Northland Healthcare
Barik Medical Osteoporosis Canada - MB Chapter
Bayshore Home Health Pfizer
Bowers Medical Supply Professional Orthopedic Products
Canadian Footwear Protection for Persons in Care
Canadian Virtual Hospice Quality Life Services
CBC Reliable Home Care
Certified Foot Care Nurses Interest Group Resolution Skills Centre
Coinamatic Commercial Laundry Inc Revera Health Services
Comforts of Home Care Rexall
Community Services Benefits Trust Rona
Complete Purchasing SAFE Work (WCB)
Drake Medox Health Service SCA Personal Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance Stewartville Professional Centre
ERV Parent Co. Systagenix
Finn Woodworks Tache
First Quality Products The Global Group
Flaghouse University of Manitoba - Health Sciences Library
Futuremed Van Extras Mobility
Gojo Victoria Lifeline
I Do Inspire We Care Home Health Services
Invacare WestCare Health Supplies
Johnston Equipment  


The tremendous staff of the Victoria Inn and the audio/visual experts of Evolution Presentation Technologies were wonderful to work with on this event.

Our Volunteers put in a lot of hard work in the months leading up to the conference and really went above and beyond on the day of the big event. We extend our sincerest thanks for their generosity in so graciously volunteering their time.

The LTCAM Staff & Board of Directors looks forward to seeing everyone again next year on May 15, 2012!


"Excellent! Even better than last year!"
– Conference Delegate

       

Conference Brochure

Speaker Profiles

Click here to see our 2011 Sponsors & Exhibitors.


Media Partner

Gold Partner


Silver Partners

 

Bronze Partners



Speakers & Presentations

LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load).

Special thanks to Marcia Thomson - Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Living, Youth & Seniors (Assistant Deputy Minister, Cross-Department Coordination Initiatives) for her opening remarks and presentation. Also, special thanks to Larry Updike of CBC Radio One's 'Up to Speed' for hosting the Awards for Excellence ceremony.

 

Jean Helps, RD

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Nutrition & Hydration in Dementia at End of Life
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Dr. Anthony Iacopino

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The Importance of Oral Health in the Elderly: Managing Oral Health in Institutional Settings
(PDF, 25 MB)

 

Dr. Genevieve Thompson

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Understanding the Palliative Care Needs of Older Adults & Their Family Caregivers
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Lisa Streeter RN, MN, CHPCN(c)
Luana Whitbread RN, BSc, BN, MN GNC(c)

Kathleen Klassen RN, MN, GNC(c)

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Advance Care Planning in the Winnipeg Health Region: It’s All About Good Communication
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John J. Ruban, AIIC, CCIB, CRM

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Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime
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Jody Urquhart

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The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humour and Goodbye to Burnout!

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Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov

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What’s Dignity Got To Do With It?
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Mike Labun

Sue Hemphill

Rick Schmidt

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Dealing With Difficult Behaviours Workshop
(PDF, 421 KB)