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Annual Nursing Home Conference: The Evolving Nursing Home 


Online registration is now LIVE! Click here to view the schedule and register online with a credit card. For check payments click here to download the mail-in registration forms.




Program Details


The Nursing Home Committee is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Sarah Dereniuk-Dudley, MHA, NHA, Senior Program Administrator at Healthcentric Advisors. The conference will also feature 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.

Program Date:

Thursday, June 13, 2019 


8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (including post conference Intensive)


Keynote Speaker:

Sarah Dereniuk-Dudley, MHA, NHA


Registration Deadline:

June 10, 2019 (Early bird registration is available until May 30, 2019)


Click here to register or click here to download the mail-in registration form.




Program Description


The program content enhances macro social work practice by giving participants knowledge about public policy relevant to Nursing Home Residents and elderly in the community. The program enhances clinical skills through knowledge of social isolation of elderly nursing home residents, grieving and suicide in the elderly, multicultural issues in the nursing home, legal issues in the nursing home, and dealing with nursing home residents with drug and alcohol addiction.


To gain a better understanding of how the nursing home has evolved in the last 10 years, to identify trends in culture change , and to learn what happened to various movements, such as the Greenhouse Project, and how these changes have affected the role of the Social Worker in the nursing home.

To be informed about how Social Workers are dealing with the changing approaches and changing population of the nursing home by learning about the Greenhouse project, a multicultural nursing home, and Residents with alcohol and drug addictions, and how to successfully integrate these approaches in working with nursing home residents.

To gain an understanding of the multi variable components of grief and loss in the elderly, which may lead to increased risk of suicide, to become better informed about legal issues in the nursing home, and to better understand the DPH Survey process and areas of Social Work compliance.



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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities


Become a sponsor or exhibitor today. This year we would like to extend an opportunity for you to participate as a sponsor and/or exhibitor of the NASW-MA Nursing Home Conference: The Evolving Nursing Home on Thursday, June 13 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. This conference will provide opportunities for businesses to meet and connect with social workers. In addition, the attendees will learn about new ideas, programs, and general information beneficial to the nursing home community.  Our conference attendees include social workers in nursing homes, counseling areas, PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), senior care, and retirees.


For more information click on the links below or contact Samantha Thompson-Foster at 617-227-9635 or


Click here to download the sponsorship form

Click hereto download the exhibitor registration form



Call for Papers


Click here to download a form to express interest in submitting a paper to be considered for presentation at the 2019 Annual NASW-MA Chapter Nursing Home Conference.





Social Worker Award Nominations

Click here to nominate an outstanding nursing home social worker to receive an award at the 2019 Annual NASW-MA Chapter Nursing Home Conference.



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