Four Quick Questions
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is launching a new series of articles called “Four Quick Questions” highlighting education offerings at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. In each article, a lead faculty member provides answers to the same four questions regarding a specific education session.
Today, Katherine J. Vanderhorst, BN, BSN, Vice President of C&V Senior Care Specialists, Inc., in Williamsville, NY, answers questions about Session 408: How to Develop a Niche that Meets the Needs of a Looming Epidemic: Selling Services for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias.
What current issues does the session address?
KJV: The looming epidemic of Alzheimer's is occurring due to the sheer high numbers of Baby Boomers that are aging. The goal of the session is to have attendees understand the sheer numbers and opportunity for service in this area, and to understand that providing clinically effective Alzheimer's care is vital to long-term success in home care.
What is the most important insight or skill that attendees will take away from the session?
KJV: That providing Alzheimer's care is a MUST for long-term survival and can bring in large financial rewards. Staff must be trained to manage the dementia population to ensure that clinical competency, but most importantly to decrease staff turnover.
Who would this session most benefit?
KJV: CEO's, Administrators, Directors of Clinical Services, Directors of Business Development.
How would you best describe your session in 140 characters or less?
KJV: That proving evidenced-based competent care for clients with Alzheimer's and related dementias can reap large financial rewards and company longevity. Come learn how to take your share in Alzheimer's care.