Understanding the Revised Interpretive Guidelines Concerning
Activities and Application of the New Scope and Severity Grid
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Featuring: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Consultant
Broadcast on Thursday, May 11, 2006
Program Summary This discussion will focus on the changes
to the interpretive guidelines for the Federal regulations
concerning activities (F248/249), and the intent and application
of the new scope and severity grid for psychosocial well being.
This presentation will include an overview of basic long term
care recreation expectations, including the impact on behavior
management strategies and quality of life, assessment and care
planning, and integrating ADL/therapeutic activity into a simple,
common sense, daily structure. We will also discuss tailoring
programming to specific populations and environments, and treating
each unit as a distinct community. Resource tools will be provided
to all participants to facilitate the application of this information.
Barbara Speedling is a management consultant to healthcare
organizations. Her areas of specialization are quality of life
and behavior management. She is well known as an educator on
meeting the psychosocial and behavioral challenges of individuals
with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, mental illness
and mental retardation, and alcohol/substance abuse through
the development of structured environments and therapeutic
programs, modification techniques, therapeutic activity interventions,
and care planning.
Over time, Barbara has applied her understanding of human
behavior to education and training programs designed to support
leadership and organizational development, cultural intelligence,
and empathetic approaches to care and treatment. Barbara is
a regular contributor to the ContinuingCareInSite.Info provider
newsletter published by the Tomaino Group. Articles on her
Quality of Life page offer a fresh perspective on caring for
other human beings.
Barbara has held positions in a number of long term care facilities
in several capacities including Director of Admissions and
Community Relations, Director of Recreation and Volunteer Services,
and Director of Dementia Programming. She earned her BS in
Health Administration from Empire State College and did Graduate
Studies in Public Health Policy, also at Empire State College.
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the tele-seminar in a downloadable mp3 file.