The Avila Institute of Gerontology held its annual October Conference on Monday, October 9–Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The goal of this year’s conference—titled “Making Today’s Decisions Tomorrow’s Vision”—was to provide attendees with information that would empower them to navigate the constantly changing health care and long-term care landscapes. Featuring speakers across the spectrum of health care and long-term care, the conference highlighted many important issues in those industries.
Ann Spenard will lead a session on the 2014 IMPACT (Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation) Act. This session builds on the preceding sessions at the Avila Institute’s October Conference that will highlight the changing face of healthcare. The healthcare market is shifting to value-based arrangements which will require post-acute facilities to transform their care to longitudinal care across the continuum by partnering with acute care facilities.
Ms. Carlson’s talk complements Mr. Feorene’s, because in order to successfully implement value-based arrangement reforms, facilities need to improve their care coordination. This is not only financially beneficial to facilities, but is also necessary for their survival in the changing landscape of healthcare. Additionally, person-centered care coordination has been proven to improve the patient experience and outcomes moving us toward the triple aim of healthcare reform.
This October 10-11, The Avila Institute of Gerontology will present its annual long-term care Conference. The opening speaker is Brent Feorene, Vice President of Health Dimensions Group, who will discuss the upcoming shift toward value-based arrangements in healthcare.
Next month on June 4th, the Avila Institute of Gerontology will be going to Orlando, Florida to be a Pre-assembly for the Catholic Healthcare Association (CHA). Our seminar "Effective Palliative Care in Long-term Care" will be one of the events proceeding the Catholic Health Assembly. We have been part of this assembly for many years and we are grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful event and the chance to unite with so many Catholic Healthcare Associations.
AIG’s Annual Conference, “Building Relationships Throughout the Continuum of Care,” took place October 12-14 at the Carmelite Motherhouse in Germantown, NY. Sisters and employees of homes served by the Carmelite Sisters other various long-term care organizations gathered to examine topics in-depth relating to holistic care. Our lifespan is increasing and medicine is advancing, so it is paramount to ensure that we care for our elderly in a way that gives them compassion and dignity. With zeal for this common goal, the October Care Conference participants assembled.
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