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On May 8 and 9, staff from Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center of Effingham, NH made up of Administrator David Armstrong, Director of Adult Programs Joe Viana, and Director of Nursing Lorene Zammuto were in Center Stafford, NH for the “Military Orientation Training for Brain Injury Professionals,” an intensive, interactive day learning about some of what soldiers experience in the battlefield.
This training allowed Lakeview representatives to better understand the physical and mental toll that war takes on veterans and how Lakeview can better treat its patients who have been in a war zone.
The training began by giving attendees a standard-issue ballistic vest and helmet, ear buds and protective eyewear. Over the course of the day the Lakeveiw employees were given the chance to ride in a Humvee, shoot automatic weapon replicas, experience a medical evacuation, and go for a spin in a Black Hawk helicopter.
We are pleased to have Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, physician/writer/mother, and author of Crash, as our opening Keynote Speaker; and Hilary Zayed presenting the 1st Annual Beverley Bryant Memorial Lecture: “ Reinventing Oneself - A Defining Moment”.
For more information, call Lori Sandefur at 603-568-8817.
In the spirit of the World Cup, on Thursday July 10th, Lakeview’s Specialty Hospital & Rehab’s Child & Adolescent Complex Care Residential Care Program participated in a soccer event coordinated and led by the FC Wisconsin Eclipse U-17 team.
The team began with a group warmup guiding the residents and staff through stretching and flexibility exercises. Residents and staff divided into three groups and rotated through three training stations working with the soccer team to sharpen their individual skills. The training focused on passing, dribbling, juggling, and shooting.
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI – On May 6, Dr. Tina Trudel of Lakeview Systems, the neurobehavioral and rehabilitation center, received the 2014 Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin Education and Community Service Award at the annual conference in the Wisconsin Dells. Dr. Trudel earned the accolade due to her commitment, dedication, and conviction of her work surrounding brain injuries.
The Brain Injury Alliance of WI thanked her for her tireless dedication in treating, supporting, educating, and understanding individuals with brain injury and their families; and being gracious on numerous accounts to share her knowledge at annual conferences. The Alliance went on to say, “Dr. Trudel is a true friend of individuals with brain injury, their families, and professionals”.
Beyond Dr. Trudel’s numerous academic accomplishments, she has also proved herself as a true advocate for individuals with brain injury, their families, and professionals. She is well known for taking the extra time, asking the extra questions and taking the extra steps for her staff, colleagues, advocacy organizations, and the individuals and families her programs support and serve. Dr. Trudel extends her time to educate the treatment team, the patient, and their families on the nuances of brain injury.
ME & NH Extension of CMSNE are pleased to invite you to a full day educational program in celebration of Case Management Week
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Inn on Main Street
Lakeview’s Director of Behavior Services, Dr. Mike Mozzoni, was a featured presented at the recent APBA (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts) Conference in New Orleans 3/27-29/2014. He provided a workshop, paper and a panel on TBI issues. The workshop, ‘Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management and Training’, the paper ‘Physical Aggression, Sexual Disinhibition and Social Skills: Behavior Interventions for Persons with TBI’ and the panel ‘Restraint & Seclusion: Political, Practical and Ethical Considerations’, all reflect Dr. Mozzoni and Lakeview’s focus on best practices in serving individuals with significant neurobehavioral challenges. Dr. Mozzoni was also an invited speaker at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Pediatric Conference on 4/3/2014, addressing ‘Behavioral Supports for Students Following Brain Injury’. Look for Dr. Mozzoni and in Chicago, 5/23-27/2014, at the 40th Annual ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) conference. He will be featured on a panel titled: ‘Professional Development Series: Tired of Autism? A Beginner’s Guide to Working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation’. Also at ABAI will be former Lakeview intern, Cory Milburn, who will be presenting a poster titled: ‘Olfactory Stimulation, Limbic System Activity, and Memory Recall in People with Traumatic Brain Injuries’. Lakeview continues to provide ABA internship and research opportunities in both brain injury rehabilitation and autism/developmental disability, serving both youth and adults in our CARF (Rehabilitation) and Joint Commission (Behavioral Health) accredited settings.
Rob Williams, Administrator for Lakeview’s Midwest residential programs, Hillside School, and Behavioral Health Clinic will be presenting at this year’s second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage on April 30-May 2. Rob’s presentation topics include case management services, behavioral treatment in the community, and post-acute neurobehavioral treatment for TBI. Rob will also be representing all of Lakeview’s affiliated programs at the exhibit booth.
The Lake – McHenry County Veterans and Family Services hosted a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Workshop for community service providers who are working with veterans who have sustained a brain injury and their families on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Lakeview Wisconsin’s Dr. Cindy Sorenson, Clinical Director for the Lakeview Waterford, WI facility and Behavioral Health Clinics, presented on Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Assessment to over 100 participants. This veterans and brain injury event was sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and the Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) program. IJF members provide services and programs to veterans and their families. Additional sessions at the workshop addressed military culture, IEDs, PTSD, TBI 101, Assessment of Brain Injury, Effective Communication Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals who have Sustained Brain Injury, and a Call to Action. Lakeview proudly serves veterans with brain injury, PTSD and related conditions in rehabilitation, supported living, outpatient and long-term acute care hospital settings (LTAC), and has been a participant in the ‘Assisted Living for Veterans with TBI’ pilot project in WI and NH, as well as managing the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – Charlottesville, VA model community re-entry program from 2005-2009.
Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview President and COO, is serving as the Conference Chair for the Alaska Brain Injury Network’s (ABIN) upcoming conference, assembling a group of local and national brain injury experts to provide a comprehensive program of presentations and continuing education options. On April 30 - May 2, 2014, the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the ABIN will join together to host the second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage.
This conference, entitled ‘Shining a Light on Everyday Heroes: Supporting Brain Injury in Your Community’, will have a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. Attendees will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized authorities on the subject of brain injury research, rehabilitation and long-term care.
Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab continues its community education and outreach during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Laurie Rumpf, CRC, Director of the Adult Residential Program in Waterford, WI, presented to families, professionals and paraprofessionals this Saturday March 8th in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Ms. Rumpf presented at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International conference addressing the topic, “Understanding & Treating Functional Impacts of Brain Injury and Related Behaviors”. Ms. Rumpf integrated the benefits of therapeutic riding, such as increasing balance & core muscles, as wells as promoting healthy social interpersonal skills. Lakeview programs in both NH and WI offer various non-traditional therapeutic modalities include therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated therapies.