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NASW-MA Nursing Home Committee’s Annual Conference
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When: 6/13/2019
8:15 am - 4:30 pm / 6:00 pm
Where: LaCava Center, Bentley University
175 Forest Street
North Waltham, Massachusetts  02452
United States
Contact: Adam Linn
617-227-9635 x118

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Please register at the door and park in LaCava lots 1 or 2


To make on-site registration easier please click here for the registration form to complete and bring with you.


Please be sure to download and print the parking pass by clicking here!!! Otherwise you may get towed!


Join NASW-MA's Nursing Home Committee for its Annual Conference: "The Evolving Nursing Home" on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Keynote speaker is Sarah Dereniuk-Dudley, MHA, NHA, Senior Program Administrator at Healthcentric Advisors. The conference will also feature a plenary session lead by Caitlin CoylePhD, an exhibitor fair, workshops, and an optional evening practice intensive entitled "Sexuality, Intimacy, and Common STDs in the Nursing Home Resident" with Adrianna Alpaugh, MSW. Registration includes breakfast and lunch; parking is free.


Full schedule:

7:45-8:15 a.m.  On-Site Registration/Check-In


8:15-8:30 a.m.  Welcome/Introductions - Lori Resnick, LICSW, Rebekah Gewirtz, Director NASW-MA Chapter

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Public Policy - Frank E. Baskin, LICSW

9:00-10:15 a.m. The Ed Alessi Keynote: “Person-Centered Care: The Key to Quality Care in Nursing Homes Today” - Sarah Dereniuk-Dudley, MHA, NHA

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break/ Visit Exhibitors

10:30-12:00 p.m.  Addressing the Needs of Our Current Population- Moderator: Rich Zembruski, LICSW Jessie Brown, LCSW, Janice Cole, LICSW, Michelle Lyons, LICSW

12:00-12:15 p.m. Break/Visit Exhibitors

12:15-12:45 p.m. Social Work Papers - Moderator: Toby Savitt, MSW

12:45-1:00 p.m.  Social Worker of the Year Award - Moderator: Susan Taterka, LICSW

1:00-1:45 p.m. Lunch & Raffles

1:45-3:00 p.m. Workshops

1. Grief, Loss, and Suicide - Mitch Davidowitz, LICSW
2. Residents' Legal Rights in the Nursing Home - Liane Zeitz, JD, Certified Elder Law Attorney
3. The LTC Survey Process and Regulatory Compliance - Catherine Congo, MPA, HA

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break/ Visit Exhibitors

3:15-4:15 p.m. Addressing Social Isolation in Later Life: Lessons from Age Friendly Communities - Caitlin Coyle, PhD

4:15-4:30 pm - CE Stamping


4:30-6:00 pmAdvanced Practice Intensive: Sexuality, Intimacy, and Common STDs in the Nursing Home Resident| Adrianna Alpaugh, MSW
(optional, with additional fee)



Social Work CEUs: 

Nursing Home Conference 6.0 CEUs | Post-Conference Intensive 1.5 CEUs


This program is $100 for members / $115 for non-members

The Post-Conference Intensive is $25 for members / $30 for non-members



To register through the mail with a check, please click here for the registration form.



IMPORTANT NOTICE - CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT for participants whose registration fees are paid for by someone else.


If someone else, such as a corporate office or administrator, will be paying your conference registration fee, YOU MUST also send a copy of your registration form to NASW with a note advising us that the check will follow from__(name of agency)______.


YOU MUST also instruct your Corporate Office/Administrator to include your original completed registration form with the check when they mail it to NASW.


If this procedure is not followed, your name may not be on the registration list, and you may not be able to attend the program.


If you have any questions or a special situation, please contact the NASW office at or 617-227-9635 x118


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