Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now: Making Your Everyday Practices More Person-Directed

OCT 22, 2009 at 1:00-5:00pm

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a resident in your community who requires assistance to go to the bathroom or is awakened at night to be repositioned?

Sometimes aging services providers become so accustomed to traditional care practices, they don‘t notice how “unhomelike” they are. Focusing on activities critically important to residents‘ quality of life, this interactive session will discuss three common care practices:

  • Providing care at night
  • Helping people to the bathroom
  • Giving medications

Participants will have the opportunity to explore their current practices with others and discuss what practical actions they could take to make them more resident- friendly.

Goal: To help providers see their care practices from the resident‘s perspective and discover practical and creative ways to make changes.

Don‘t miss this opportunity to inspire and motivate all levels of your staff to take a look at your organization‘s care practices with new eyes as you continue your culture change journey!


  • To be able to determine where at least one current care practice falls on a continuum from provider- directed to person-directed
  • To create a practical plan for how to improve at least one care practice
  • To evaluate which practice changes to make based on an assessment of resident impact and staff effort


Our program will be facilitated by Oregon‘s own Joanne Rader, RN, MN, FAAN, a founding member and board member of the Pioneer Network, an organization working to change the culture of aging in America. Joanne is an independent consultant who has worked in the field of long-term care for more than 30 years. She frequently speaks and consults across the country on culture change in long-term care.


Monarch Hotel
12566 SE 93rd Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015


Individual: $20
Organization: $75
(up to 5 attendees per organization)

CE Credit

4 Ethics CEUs!


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