Caring Together Webinars

Every quarter AALNA and NCAL collaborate to provide an educational opportunity at no cost to our members. Caring Together Webinars give you a chance to learn about some of the latest issues in the assisted living profession to stimulate awareness and discussion.

The AALNA/NCAL Caring Together initiative is being supported this year by Succeed Management Solutions, LLC, the recognized leader in enterprise risk management software.  These four conferences will be part of the Succeed University course offerings, a comprehensive set of free, web-based seminars that focus on trends and issues in risk management, compliance, safety best practices, and employee development and management.  Succeed now offers a Long-Term Care industry solution called Aging Services Rx®.

Schedule of Webinars                          December 5, 2017

Caring for Assisted Living Residents with Dementia: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions

Almost 40% of assisted living residents have some type of dementia. For these individuals and as illness progresses, behavior often becomes a key form of communication. This can be challenging for families and staff, and too often, antipsychotic medication is used in an attempt to modify behavior. The use of antipsychotic medication to treat behavior associated with dementia is not supported clinically and is considered off-label by the FDA, which issued a “black box” warning for the elderly with dementia. They increase the risk of death, falls and fractures, hospitalizations, and other complications resulting in poor health and high costs. Hear from two dementia experts and assisted living providers who have had success decreasing off-label use of antipsychotics through non-pharmacologic interventions.


Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, CDP


Dr. Anna Fisher is a certified dementia practitioner and serves as the Hillcrest Health Services health, quality, and nursing services education expert for diverse business lines that include assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, palliative, hospice, and skilled nursing care. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University and a co-producer of the award-winning NET Television program series, Now What?, about elder care and dementia. Dr. Fisher is a licensed nurse, and holds an undergraduate degree in human resources, graduate degree in business management, and a doctorate in health administration.

Tanya Cloutier RN/RCD, Resident Care Director, Granite Ledges of Concord, Genesis Health Care.


Ms. Cloutier is the Resident Care Director at Granite Ledges of Concord Assisted Living Community in Concord NH. Granite Ledges provides traditional assisted living as well as care for residents with memory impairment. Ms. Cloutier has worked in long term care settings since she was fifteen years old. Early in her nursing career, she has worked as a unit aide in a local nursing home. She received her CNA certificate and continued her education while working at the same facility for fifteen years. Ms. Cloutier received her nursing degree from New Hampshire Technical Institute and has certificates in Case Management and Gerontology. In 2010, she received the Genesis Healthcare’s Resident Care Director of the Year Award.

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