The Avila Institute hosts a number of webinars to offer a convenient opportunity to earn continuing education credit for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Catholic Chaplains and Recreation Therapists while staying current in the field of compassionate care.

The Avila Institute also cosponsors four webinars a year with the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO). These quarterly webinars focus on long-term care issues experienced by religious communities, congregations and their community members. The co-hosted webinars do not offer continuing education credit. Watch past recordings here.

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Past Webinars

Recorded on May 14, 2019, 60 mins

What Does Canon and Civil Law Have to Say About Health Issues?

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All Americans, including members of religious institutes, are living longer due to medical advances, better nutritional habits, and improved living conditions generally. People who reached age 65 in 2011 had an average remaining life expectancy of 17.8 years for males and 20.4 years for females. As a consequence, there are more people attaining ages that have historically been characterized as “old.” According to NRRO, in the year 2018, the median age of sixty-eight percent of religious in the US was 70 or greater.

This presentation with Sister Sharon Euart, RSM, Executive Director of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, and Associate Director Christopher J. Fusco, Esq., will briefly explore some canon and civil law issues that might accompany religious during these years: guardianship and its alternatives, such as durable powers of attorney; health care decision making; the role of the institute and leadership; member issues - psychological and behavioral; financial considerations; and, considerations surrounding operation of a motor vehicle. Sister Sharon and Chris will be available for questions following the presentation.

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Recorded on February 12, 2019, 60 minutes

How to provide for the social and emotional needs of those living with dementia through person-centered care

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In this presentation, Clare Horn will discuss person-centered care concepts as it relates to memory impairment and how it benefits both caregivers and community members. This presentation will discuss:

  • what person-centered care looks like including examples and outcome
  • how person-centered care differs from traditional medical care
  • how to build and sustain a person-centered care approach among team members
  • the importance of having resources (education, consultative work) to support and be supported as the dementia progresses, etc.

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