The amphitheater at One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville was filled to capacity on June 14, 2018 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 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 on Alzheimer’s disease by Jeanette Norden, Ph.D. Katie Davis, Davidson County Veterans Service Officer, Nicole Bridges of Operation Stand Down, and Leanne Lewis from the Tennessee State Veterans Home spoke about the coordination of veterans’ benefits and nursing home care. Heidi O’Neil, a Death Doula at Alive Hospice, talked about bringing more compassion and grace to the end of life. Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs from the Office of Conservatorship Management offered a primer on conservatorships. Lesley Adams from Retrieving Independence discussed how therapy dogs can change lives.
Now in its nineteenth year, the Time Out Workshop has become a professional education tradition for Middle Tennessee’s long-term care community. According to organizer Dana Hentschel, Outreach Coordinator at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC, the event is a local favorite. “We always sell out at least three weeks in advance,” Hentschel said. “Hosting the event is Takacs McGinnis’ way of demonstrating our gratitude to the dedicated professionals who serve older adults and people with disabilities.”
The 2018 Time Out Workshop featured vendor exhibits from eighteen sponsoring organizations including Avalon Hospice, The Blake ford at Green Hills, The Bridge at Hickory Woods, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, Care Patrol, CareRite Centers, The Crossings at Brentwood, Council on Aging, Family Legacy, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Hickory Hills Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Kindred Home Health Hospice & Palliative Care, Life Care Centers of America, LifeLinks, NHC Place Sumner, Unity Psychiatric Care, and Vista Points.
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