Edu-Catering is a consulting, public speaking and training company. With former surveyor as well as CMS surveyor-trainer experience and national culture change expertise, all consulting and training blends regulatory compliance with innovative and person-first practices.
Consultation and training are offered regarding the work of all departments and disciplines and all aspects of survey and regulatory requirements for nursing homes, assisted living and adult day programs. In other words, direct surveyor training is brought directly to staff empowering them with the knowledge of what regulations actually require and what they do not.
With certifications in Validation®, sharing with others the success of using Validation® techniques and Validation resources is a joy to provide.
With experience as an activity professional, consultant and course instructor, consultation is available regarding providing meaningful engagement rather than “activity programs,” assessing and care planning activity interests instead of “problems,” and identifying a person’s highest practicable level of well-being as required by Tag F279.
As a co-developer of the Artifacts of Culture Change tool, training on its 66 culture change practices and use is offered.
Carmen Bowman, MHS, BSW
Regulator turned Educator
As author of the background papers for and facilitator of both national symposiums sponsored by CMS and Pioneer Network 2008 Creating Home regarding the environment and 2010 Creating Home II regarding food and dining, as facilitator of the Task Force that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and the subsequent Pioneer Network New Dining Practice Standards Toolkit Task Force that developed tools to help communities implement the new Standards, training on the symposiums, the Standards and Tookit are often sought after.
Let’s make Colorado famous. Let’s be the 1st state to eliminate alarms.
You’re invited to be a part of the Colorado Nursing Homes Innovations Grant Board grant awarded to Edu-Catering: Encouraging Colorado to Eliminate Alarms and Prevent Falls by Engaging with Life.
What you would commit to:
Western Slope: Gunnison Living Community, 1500 W. Tomichi Ave. Gunnison:
Mar. 4, 2015 and Aug. 26, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
North Denver: Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home 7991 W. 71st Ave. Arvada:
Feb. 27, 2015 and Aug. 28, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Exempla will share their alarm free story.)
South Denver: Holly Creek Retirement Community, 5500 E. Peakview Ave. Centennial: March 13, 2015 and Sept. 25, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
North Colorado: Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village, 508 Trilby Rd. Fort Collins: Apr. 16, 2015 and Oct. 15, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
South Colorado: Pueblo Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. Pueblo: May 12, 2015 (9:30 – 3:30) and Nov. 12, of 2015 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eastern Colorado: Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 122 Hospital Rd. Brush:
May 6, 2015 and Nov. 11, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Eben Ezer will share their alarm free story.)
Join primary faculty and project officer Carmen Bowman, co-author of the newly published book by Action Pact Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life. We’ve exhausted the same old list of fall prevention ideas. Be inspired with more meaningful ways to prevent falls such as anticipating people’s bathroom needs, purposeful rounding and engagement with life; learn the research that alarms are actually contributing to falls and how elimination of alarms reduces falls. Be inspired to offer better to those who live where you happen to work. Would you want an alarm?
Each location has seating limitations so we will have to operate on a first come, first serve basis.
To register your team, contact Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-981-7228. Click here for a printable version of this announcement.
Carmen hosts a monthly web talk show for Action Pact called Conversations with Carmen where a guest who is an expert on a relevant culture change topic is interviewed. The 3rd Friday of each month - one jam-packed hour - 1:00 p.m. Central $99.00 per site for as many people you can get around a computer or in a room to project the show. Have your whole team hear the same information, collect ideas and create action items to fit your residents, your team, your home.