Asbury Heights Hosts Dementia Program for Nursing Education

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Experts Teepa Snow and Scott Miller Present Program Offering Six Contact Hours to Healthcare Professionals

Asbury Heights and Family Hospice & Palliative Care welcome Teepa Snow, MS, OTRL/L, FAOTA, and Scott Miller, MD, to present Mobility, Comfort, and Safety for Patients with Dementia on Thursday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program, a continuing Nursing Education activity, takes place in the Social Room at Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon and includes six contact hours for RNs, MSWs, NHAs, and Personal Care Home Administrators.

Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned dementia expert, is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience and has received national recognition for her expertise in geriatrics, dementia care, and staff training. Dr. Scott Miller is a palliative care certified physician who is the full-time Team Physician at Family Hospice’s Mt. Lebanon inpatient unit, The Center for Compassionate Care, and has been involved in clinical ethics consultation and end-of-life care for more than 15 years.

Snow will be the day’s first speaker, identifying the key elements of promoting safe mobility. Following lunch, Dr. Miller will evaluate the positive and negative effects of pharmacological intervention with dementia patients. Snow will then identify the sensory needs and environmental awareness of the dementia patient. The day will conclude with a wrap-up and Q&A session.

This event is open to the public and the registration fee is $20. All registration inquiries should be addressed to Eric Horwith, MSW, LSW, available by phone at 412-572-8747 or by email at [email protected]. The registration deadline is March 1.