Team of Experts: CARES® Dementia Advanced Care

CARES® Dementia Advanced Care) was co-developed by HealthCare Interactive, Inc. (HCI) and the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association. They were funded by two separate grants from the National Institute on Aging.

CARES, which is based on and consistent with the Alzheimer’s Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care Practice Recommendations, promotes the ideals of the culture change movement and builds a caring culture in your organization.

HealthCare Interactive would like to thank the many families and dementia experts for helping to educate other caregivers by agreeing to participate and be videotaped in this program. We respect the sensitive nature of this material and appreciate the support of everyone involved.

CARES® Program Development Team

  • Kathy Confer, Editor, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Amy Ericksen, Contributing Writer, Minneapolis, MN
  • Elizabeth Gould, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Quality Care Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Jeanne Heid-Grubman, M.A., Director, Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • John Hobday, M.A., CEO and Founder, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Beth Hoeppner, Director of Interactive Media, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lynne Morishita, G.N.P., M.S.N., Geriatric Nurse Consultant, Consultants in Geriatric Health Care, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
  • Peter Reed, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Director, Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • John Sarracco, Programmer and Video Producer, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Tia Vasquez, Software Developer, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Theresa Williams, Office Manager, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rita Youngs, Project Manager, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN

CARES® Conceptual Development Team

  • Lynne Morishita, G.N.P., M.S.N., Geriatric Nurse Consultant, Consultants in Geriatric Health Care, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
  • Beth Hoeppner, Director of Interactive Media, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Hobday, M.A., CEO and Founder, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Stanley Smith, M.D., M.S., University of Minnesota Family Practice Physicians, Minneapolis, MN

Content Experts and Project Advisory Team

  • Michelle Barclay, Vice President of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
  • Terry R. Barclay, Ph.D., Clinical Director, HealthPartners Neuropsychology, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN
  • Marsha Berry, Professional Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ashley Brooks-Danso, Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lou Burgio, Ph.D., Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work and Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Kristy Klein Davis, Associate Director, Safety Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Elizabeth Gould, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Quality Care Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Lisa Gwyther, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Duke Alzheimer’s Family Support Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Heidi Haley-Franklin, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jeanne Heid-Grubman, M.A., Director, Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Merrie Kaas, D.N.Sc., R.N., PMHCNS-BC, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Liz Larsen, M.S., O.T.R./L., Occupational Therapist, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis, MN
  • Katie Maslow, M.S.W., Associate Director, Quality Care Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Association, Washington, DC
  • Lynne Morishita, G.N.P., M.S.N., Geriatric Nurse Consultant, Consultants in Geriatric Health Care, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
  • Suzanne Narayan, Ph.D., R.N., Professor, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
  • Kathleen O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Program & Community Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Sheila Quirke, M.S.W., Director, Healthcare Professional Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Peter Reed, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Director, Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Debbie Richman, B.S., A.D.C., Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
  • Stanley Smith, M.D., M.S., University of Minnesota Family Practice Physicians, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jennifer Westlund, M.S.W., Associate Director, Quality Care Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL

Research and Evaluation Team

  • Joseph Gaugler, Ph.D., Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow, School of Nursing and Center on Aging, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ken Hepburn, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (previously at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN)
  • John Hobday, M.A., CEO and Founder, HealthCare Interactive, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kay Savik, M.S., Senior Research Fellow and Statistician, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN

Organizations

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, IL
  • Blue Earth Interactive, St. Paul, MN
  • Catholic Eldercare on Main, Minneapolis, MN
  • MainStreet Lodge, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mather Pavilion, Evanston, IL
  • Presbyterian Homes-Westminster Place Campus, Evanston, IL
  • Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington, Bloomington, MN
  • Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Saint Therese of New Hope, New Hope, MN
  • The Holmstad, a Covenant Retirement Community, Batavia, IL

*The titles listed for individuals above reflect their positions at the time the program was developed and, as such, may not indicate current titles or affiliations.