International Conference on Person-Centred Care

Oct. 27, 2019

Orlando, Florida


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(1) Speaking Engagement Topic: Utilizing Dementia Care Mapping to Determine Quality Metrics and Person-Centered Dementia Care

Speaker(s): Ashley King, Daphne Noonan & Jim Kinsey.

Date: October 28, 2019

Time: 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Location/Room: Oceans 9

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(2) Speaking Engagement Topic: Take a Walk in My Shoes – The Importance of Engaging in Dementia Friendly Communities

Speaker(s): Rachel Neal & Jim Kinsey

Date: October 28, 2019

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location/Room: Oceans 12

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Planetree International was started by a patient in 1978. To date, Planetree has partnered with more than 700 healthcare organizations across the continuum of care in 27 countries to implement person centred quality improvement approaches.

Since 2019 we have worked together to provide training and consulting across North America, specializing in person centred dementia care.

Jim Kinsey

Vice President of Engagement Strategies, Planetree International

Jim Kinsey is the Vice President of Engagement Strategies at Planetree International, a not-for-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create person-centered care in healing environments. In his role, Jim is responsible for coaching and directing organizations to implement the Planetree Framework of person-centered care. He specializes in complex healthcare system implementation, long-term care environments and other post-acute environments. Jim is a strong advocate for reducing/eliminating biased care and enhancing the skills of professionals in the field of aging. He started in healthcare as a nursing assistant, later attending nursing school and has worked in a variety of settings including high risk acute care, sub-acute and long-term care. He is a co-author of Planetree’s Long Term Care Improvement Guide, co-authored and served as content reviewer for Managing the Long-Term Care Facility: Practical Approaches to Providing Quality Care First Edition, (Perley, Editor). He is a sought-after speaker and educator for topics associated with person-centered care implementation and has created and implemented comprehensive staff, physician and leadership training curricula for Planetree.

Ashley King

Co-founder @Person Centred Universe

Ashley first became interested in the field of aging when she was providing care to her grandmother at home.

She has fifteen years of experience in community and long-term care. Alongside Person Centred Universe, Ashley is the Executive Director of Loch Lomond Villa in New Brunswick.

Ashley has developed numerous training programs including the use of individualized music therapy, therapeutic activity, and Snoezelen Rooms, among others.

Ashley holds a BA in Gerontology, is a certified educator for the Dementia Understanding the Journey Course, holds a certificate from the NCCDP as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is certified for Dementia Care Mapping from the trailblazing Bradford University in the UK. She is currently pursuing a Global Executive MBA with a focus in Health & the Life Sciences from the Rotman School of Management

She has previously been a board member of the provincial chapter and national federation of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Daphne Noonan

Co-founder @Person Centred Universe

Daphne has twenty years of experience working in a variety of roles in long-term care in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

Before recently deciding to focus on providing full -time leadership at Person Centred Universe, Daphne held numerous leadership roles in the Aging Care space, both informal and formal. A highlight of her career has been serving as the long-time Executive Director of Nashwaak Villa Nursing Home in New Brunswick, which she took through a transformation to become an award-winning Planetree Gold Certified organization following the principles of person-centred care.

At Person Centred Universe she provides transformational leadership coaching and other consulting services, develops new programs, and is a sought-after speaker in industry events.

Daphne holds a BA in Gerontology, M.Ed in Adult Education, a diploma in Health Sciences specializing in Therapeutic Recreation, and is certified for Dementia Care Mapping from the trailblazing Bradford University in the UK.

She has previously been a board member of the provincial chapter and national federation of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.