2017 Time Out Workshop Draws 200 Long-Term Care Professionals

Dr. Tom Starling talks about his experience at the 2017 Time Out Workshop.


Valerie Votaw from Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital explains why she loves attending the Time Out Workshop.


The amphitheater at One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville was filled to capacity on June 8 as more than 200 professionals who serve the long-term care community gathered for the Time Out Workshop, a professional education event sponsored by Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC. The event drew social workers, case managers, nurses, discharge planners, nursing home administrators, and other geriatric care professionals from throughout Middle Tennessee.

Experts in the long-term care field presented programs on timely topics that helped social workers fulfill continuing education requirements. The workshop began with a presentation by Dr. Tom Starling, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, who spoke on senior bullying. FBI Special Agent Casper Cromwell presented a program on cyber crime. Dr. Stephan D'Amico, Regional Physician Leader for Life Care Physician Services, and Dr. Annita D'Amico, a wellness coach, adjunct professor, conference speaker, consultant, and author, spoke about caring too much and caregiver stress. After lunch, retired sex therapist Ginger T. Manley talked about aging and sexuality, and Yvonne Glass, a board-certified music therapist at TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, presented an interactive program with her intern, Brianna Brophy.

Now in its 18th year, the Time Out Workshop has become a professional education tradition for Middle Tennessee social workers, case managers, discharge planners, and others who serve clients in the long-term care community. The event is a local favorite for professionals needing continuing education credit and for the vendors who help sponsor the event, according to organizer Dana Hentschel, Outreach Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law. “This year, the vendor spots sold out in just a few weeks and all the participant seats were filled six weeks before the event,” Hentschel said. “The Time Out Workshop is our firm's way of demonstrating our gratitude to the dedicated professionals who serve clients who are elderly or have disabilities.” 

The 2017 Time Out Workshop featured vendor exhibits from eighteen sponsoring organizations including Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter, Avalon Hospice, Behavioral Healthcare Center at Columbia, Care Patrol of Middle Tennessee, CareRite Centers - Bethany Center and Trevecca Center, CareRite Centers - Gallatin Center and Quality Center, Caris Healthcare, Community Bridge/Electronic Caregiver, Everything But the House, Gentiva Home Health and Hospice, Griswold Home Care, HoneyCo Homes, Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, NHC Place Sumner, Senior Services Network of Middle Tennessee, Signature Healthcare, Tennessee Captel, and Windlands East/Windlands South Retirement Communities. 

Watch videos and view images from the event.

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