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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!

Click Here for 2016 Exhibitor Application

 

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
       

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