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Matt Tenney, Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Spring Conference & Trade Show
Education

Matt Tenney, Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Spring Conference & Trade Show

Ancient Roman poet Horace wrote “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” The truth of this can be heard during the Monday general session at CALA’s Spring Conference & Trade Show, when Matt Tenney will share his story of overcoming the darkest time of his life and finding his … Continue reading

CALA Members at the Forefront of Tracking and Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Residents with Dementia
Health

CALA Members at the Forefront of Tracking and Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Residents with Dementia

CALA is pleased to announce the launch of the Toolkit for Reducing Antipsychotic Use, a new resource exclusively for members to track usage of antipsychotic medications among residents living with dementia and implement non-pharmacological interventions to address their needs. The use of antipsychotic medications as a way to manage behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia … Continue reading

CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day
Advocacy

CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day

To care for residents requires both an energetic nature and a strong sense of purpose. Those are the same elements that make an effective advocate. As members gathered together last week at CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day, the room was filled with the same purposeful and energized nature that our members bring to the service they provide for residents … Continue reading

National Healthcare Decision Week Begins April 16th
Events

National Healthcare Decision Week Begins April 16th

Here on the blog, on our website, in our magazine, and at conference sessions, CALA has long advocated for the importance of advance care planning among our members and the residents they serve. From tools such as the POLST form to resources provided by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, we have encouraged older adults and their … Continue reading