Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

2014 Program

Setting the PACE: Addressing the Growing Need of Care for NC’s Frail Elderly

Monday, March 10, 2014

8:00 AM Registration Opens
10:00 AM Opening Plenary
Setting the PACE - Celebrating the growth of PACE in NC
Karen McNeil-Miller, Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust
Shawn Bloom, National PACE Association
Larry Reinhart, Chairman, NC PACE Association
11:00 AM Workshops
A. PACE 101
B. Diabetes Management
C. Functional Outcome Measures
12:30 PM Plenary Luncheon
A Positive Approach to Care: Communicating with Dementia Patients
Featured Speaker Teepa Snow, Acclaimed Dementia Expert and Trainer
2:00 PM Workshops
 A. Communicating With Dementia Patients
 B. Housing for PACE Participants
 C. PACE and Hospice Collaboration
 D. Activities in Action
3:15 PM Break / Exhibitor Tables Open
3:30 PM Workshops
A. Depression and the Elderly
B. Civics 101
C. Telehealth
D. Palliative and End of Life Care
4:45 PM Break / Exhibitor Tables Open
5:00 PM Reception – Networking, Entertainment, Exhibitors


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

7:45 AM Plenary Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
The State of Health in North Carolina:
Perspectives from the Administration and the Legislature

Mr. Jim Graham, Executive Director of PACE of the Southern Piedmont & Chair of NC PACE’s Government Relations Committee introduces plenary speakers:
Dennis Streets, Director, Division of Aging and Adult Services; Sandy Terrell, Director, Division of Medical Assistance; and Shawn Bloom on a timely panel entitled “The State of Health in North Carolina: Perspectives from Policymakers” at breakfast on Day 2 of the conference.

Dennis Streets, Director, Division of Aging and Adult Services
Sandy Terrell, Director, Division of Medical Assistance (invited)
Shawn Bloom, Executive Director, National PACE Association
9:45 AM Break / Exhibitor Tables Open
10:00 AM Workshops 
A. Managing Behavioral Health (Part I)
B. Risky Business – Managing Risk in PACE
C. Best Practices in Care Planning
D. PACE and Home Care Collaborations
11:15 AM Break / Exhibitor Tables Open
11:30 AM Workshops
A. Managing Behavioral Health (Part II)
B. Alternative Care Settings
C. Top Ten Caregiver Issues
1:00 AM Adjourn
Head Home and Continue Setting the PACE!


Feedback on the event was very positive. A significant number of participants filled out a survey at the end of the conference. When asked “What did you like best about the conference?” here is a sample of what people had to say …


“The diversity of associations and disciplines.”

“Well-planned with speakers who are knowledgeable and passionate about PACE movement.”

“Can’t pick just one thing!” 

“Learning about regulations, next steps of legislature, and the future of PACE.”


Teepa Snow

Ms. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Positive Approach LLC, renowned dementia expert, wows the lunch crowd