Bob White, Executive Director
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40243
502.938.5102
E-Blast for Monday, September 24, 2018
Dominion Senior Living, Frankfort Celebrates Grand Opening on September 27
Dominion Senior Living, Frankfort (located at 122 Leonardwood Drive in Frankfort) will celebrate its Grand Opening with a BBQ from 4-6 p.m., on Thursday, September 27. Their ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. on the same day.

This personal care and memory care community officially opened its doors on September 10, and is led by Executive Director, Amy Hagler. Amy can be reached at 502.205.1532 or AmyH@DominionFrankfort.com.
Seeking Executive Director for Shelbyville Assisted Living Community
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Seeking Education Session Presenters for
´╗┐2019 KSLA Conference & Exhibition
It's hard to believe that we're already beginning to make plans for the 2019 KSLA Conference & Exhibition. The date has been set: May 15-16, 2019 at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, so mark your calendars!

KSLA is seeking education session presenters for our conference and we want to know who your rock stars are. Who are your top performers? Who has developed sustainable best practices? Who are your strongest leaders?

  • Maybe you have an HR professional who has a great success rate at recruiting and retaining quality staff. What methods are they using?

  • Or, a sales and marketing professional whose efforts have led to increased occupancy rates. What's the secret?

  • How about a person who has a great track record in giving quality care to residents with dementia? Are there new techniques? Could they share advanced level knowledge for employees who care for those with dementia?

  • Who are those leaders in your organization who inspire people to perform at unimaginable levels? How do they do it?

  • Who are your team builders? What strategies do they employ?

  • Do you have someone who is especially gifted at "coaching" employees? How do they handle the really tough conversations?

If you would like to nominate someone from your community/company (or yourself) to lead an education session at our conference on May 15-16, 2019, please Click Here to submit your nomination no later than October 31, 2018.
To Manage Dementia, Start With the Caregivers - the DICE Approach
(National Public Radio/Illustration by Hannah Barczyk for NPR)

In an article written by Lauren Gravitz, a science writer and editor, Kate Sieloff talks about her husband's unexplained strange behavior. Eventually, Kate's husband, Karl, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Although having a diagnosis was a relief, Kate needed help in managing her husband's illness, ways to help him when the confusion set in, and things that would help make her daily caregiving more tolerable. She sought help from Helen Kales, a geriatric psychiatrist who practices at the University of Michigan, at the Program for Positive Aging.

Kales and her team have developed the DICE Approach, a behavioral approach to dementia care that puts the caregiver first and emphasizes the need for training and support for them as much as for the patient. DICE is an acronym that represents a four step process: DESCRIBE a behavior, INVESTIGATE its possible cause, CREATE and implement a plan to address the behavior, and EVALUATE the results to determine what worked. The result for Kate was she learned practical ways to help her husband, and an improvement to her own state of mind.

The University of Michigan hopes to make help, like the help that Kate received, universally available through publications and on-line tools. Further, Kales says that a printed DICE manual should be available for purchase at the end of October, and an interactive website, containing video modules and e-simulation training, should be available at the end of November.

Click Here to read more about Kate, Karl, Kales, the University of Michigan's work, and the DICE Approach.
Creekside on Bardstown Celebrates Its
´╗┐Ribbon Cutting on October 3
Join us in congratulating Creekside on Bardstown, as they celebrate their ribbon cutting from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, October 3 - and we hear that the mayor will be joining them for the event!

This assisted living and memory care community will open this fall at 3535 Bardstown Road in Louisville. Diora Hewson is Creekside's Executive Director and she can be reached at DHewson@CreeksideOnBardstown.com or at 502-286-6222.
You're Invited to Attend "Sock 'N Sole" on Thursday, September 27
KSLA Associate members Lynn Harrelson of Senior Pharmacy Solutions , and Becky Morris of Future Fitness & Wellness, LLC invite you to attend one of two "Sock 'N' Sole" Gatherings . Come get a closer look at the innovative products (engineered to reduce falls) and take them for a "test run".
 
Thursday, September 27  
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. OR 5-7:30 p.m.
Choose the time that works best for you
at 705 Danes Hall Drive, Louisville, KY 40206
  Please R.S.V.P. 502.417.8803 or Becky@SocksTransformed.com
 
Want to see the products ahead of time? Visit www.ASimpleSolution.net
Questions? Contact Lynn at 502-425-8642 or Becky at 502-417-8803.
Let KSLA Promote Your Business, Events, Achievements, Celebrations & Needs
Do you have something you'd like KSLA to share with its membership in weekly e-news and on our website?

  • How about a work anniversary or promotion?
  • A really great story about a resident or a caregiver?
  • A retirement?
  • A job opening?
  • A grand opening?
  • An event?

We want to help you get the word out! Send your submissions to Rebecca Pfalzgraf at Rebecca@KentuckySeniorLiving.org.
Have a great week!

Bob White, Executive Director
Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA)