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President's Message

Thank you for visiting the new LEADER website. I am incredibly excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of LEADER in 2016. Culture change is not just about renovations, new furniture, or new buildings. The goal is to transform communities and enrich the lives of the residents with person- centered care.

Please save the date and register for the 7th Annual LEADER Summit.  The dates are March 16-17, 2016 at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA.  Jerri Shread, Education Chairperson, and the Education Committee have worked to offer excellent opportunities for educational experiences and knowledge with person-centered care topics.

During the LEADER Summit, Barbara Anthony will provide a brief update on the Dementia Partnership in a panel format. Success stories will be present on non-pharmacological interventions that have worked.  Barbara Anthony, Dr. Wanda Spurlock, Margie Huget, and William Day have served as educators and representatives of initiatives and interventions to reduce the percentage of use of antipsychotics.  We have several nationally recognized speakers which include Dr. Brian Steeves, Bruce Wilkinson, and Dr. Susan Nelson.  The sessions will offer educational, practical, and realistic programs to implement in facilities. 

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