Issues of Choice and Challenge: Balancing Quality of Life with Safety and Risk

January 11, 2016 at 1:00-4:00 p.m.

10 Year Anniversary Celebration and Education Event!

Ensuring that residents maintain independence and continue to exercise choice and control over their lives is foundational to the philosophy of person-centered care. But how can providers effectively balance the need for choice and independence with the equally compelling need to safeguard residents’ safety and security?

To explore this question, panelists representing licensing, law enforcement, a long-term care provider, and a consumer will offer their perspectives.

The panel will be moderated by Terri Harvath, Ph.D., RN., F.A.A.N., Associate Dean for Academics and Director for Clinical Education and Clinical Professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC-Davis, as well as past director of the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at OHSU.

Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts through a case-study exercise and Q&A session with panelists.

10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Education Event!

We’ll end the day with a scrumptious dessert buffet and networking opportunity to celebrate MOVE’s 10th anniversary of culture change in Oregon’s long term care system.


Vassar Byrd, CEO, Rose Villa
Ana Potter, Manager, Community Based Care Licensing Unit
Dick Weinman, LTC Consumer and Advocate
Matt Smith, Detective, Forest Grove Police Department

Participants will:

  • Explore a variety of perspectives related to maintaining residents’ independence while ensuring their safety.
  • Learn about innovative ways long-term care providers have found to balance independence and safety.
  • Participate in conversations that will expand knowledge of person-centered practices around safety and security.
  • Address systemic challenges in developing policies and procedures that protect independence and choice without sacrificing safety.

Wellspring Conference Center
1475 Mt. Hood Avenue
Woodburn, OR 97071


Student: $25
Individual: $30
Organization: $125
(5 attendees per organization)


12:45 p.m.

Who should attend

Providers of long term care and long term services and supports, including: Direct care staff, administrators, nurses, and activities and social service staff.

Advocates for people living in long term care settings.

Surveyors and other licensing staff.

Policymakers involved in long term care policy.

Legal services professionals concerned with elder justice issues.

CE Credit

CEUs pending approval


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