Dementia Care: Make Improvements Before The Looming Demand Hits Home

Recorded Thursday, May 3, 2012

Out of the top ten causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s Disease is the only one with both no cure and form of prevention. The number of Americans suffering from the disease is expected to quadruple to a whopping 13.5 million by 2050 (Alzheimer’s Association). Recognizing the increasing need for dementia care and memory support services, senior care providers are focusing on expanding their facilities and converting existing units to provide specialized support and care. Who needs specialized memory-support care? What promising innovations are on the drawing board? Our panel of experts has been on the frontlines of dementia care for years and wants to help everyone prepare in this must-see webcast.

ORDER A RECORDING AND TRANSCRIPT TODAY for this unique webcast and learn about the looming memory care need and the front running ideas for meeting it from our panel of leading industry experts—without ever having to leave your desk:

How does memory care differ from assisted living?
Do you expect new providers to come into the industry as memory care specialists, along with or in place of existing providers who are developing/converting facilities to memory care?
What are the benefits or drawbacks of stand-alone facilities (small or large) vs. specialized buildings vs. dedicated wings or units vs. small group homes?
Do investors appear to be tuned into the growing need for memory care facilities?
Will the “National Plan” to address Alzheimer’s Disease, as authorized under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act in January 2011, make a particular impact?
How does the HUD Sec. 232 program apply? Fannie Mae?
PLUS...your chance to ask our panel of experts any questions about debt financing.


Panel of Experts:

Carol Long (Moderator)
Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN is the Principal at C. O. Long Consulting LLC / Capstone Healthcare Solutions. She has been a registered nurse for 37 years holding various staff, management, education, and consultant positions on aging and palliative care services in all healthcare settings. She is an accomplished author with numerous articles, monographs, book chapters, and two books related to advanced dementia care, end-of-life care, pain Read More
PhD, Principal, C. O. Long Consulting LLC / Capstone Healthcare Solutions
Kathleen Blake Curry
Kathleen Blake Curry, B.A., M.Ed., is presently Vice President for Planning and Program Development for EMA, the parent company of Copper Ridge and William Hill Manor.  Ms. Curry has been involved in geriatric health care for the past 14 years.  Her work has involved health care counseling with families. She has partnered with the clinical team and Hopkins faculty at Copper Ridge in creating the Family Liaison Program, Short Stay Read More
Vice President, Planning and Program Development, EMA
Andrew Sandler
Dr. Andrew Sandler is the Abe's Garden Executive Director of Park Manor and Chief Executive Officer of Abe’s Garden. He has over 16 years experience directing long-term care assisted living and skilled nursing communities. Dr. Sandler holds three graduate degrees, including a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University, a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Orleans, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Read More
CEO, Abe's Garden
Jeffrey Sands
Mr. Sands has extensive experience in the hospital and senior living industry. He has been involved in the development, acquisition, and financing of over 250 hospitals, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities (“CCRCs”), and assisted living facilities. Prior to joining HJ Sims, Mr. Sands was the Managing Partner of the Hartford office of Wiggin & Dana, a large Connecticut-based law firm. He also served as Read More
Principal, H. J. Sims & Co.
Mary Underwood is the Corporate Director of Memory Care at Maplewood Senior Living. She has a Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) from Juniata College. She has been working in the field of geriatrics with a focus on Alzheimer’s/Dementia since 1989. She has been a presenter at the Alzheimer’s Association Statewide Conference; the National Conference;and the World Congress. Mary has received Outstanding Caregiver Award from the Read More
Corporate Director of Memory Care Programming, Maplewood Senior Living