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Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA

Belinda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and licensed Administrator. She has worked as an Administrator in skilled nursing and assisted living communities and served as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under the administrations of Governor Parkinson and Governor Brownback. She developed the Administrator-In-Training program and taught the assisted living operators course at Johnson County Community College. Currently, she is the Director of GERTI and Devlopment, the education branch of Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.

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About this course

Life enhancement or activities are a crucial part of quality of life for residents in long-term care and all senior living.  In so many communities, the role of activities is shared with many staff members throughout the organization.  So often, staff do not feel comfortable conducting activities because they do not know what to do or how to do it.  This course will explore the regulations that guide activities and what the new role of life enhancement looks like.   Several life enhancement ideas and resources will be shared.