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Karen L. Rice, LNHA, Gerontologist, Mediator is in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Alzheimer`s Mediation for Dementia Conflict serves northern Arizona to Greater Phoenix. As Founder of Alzheimer`s & Family Care Management, originated in 1994, Rice provided research, education, dementia care management and mediation services.
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What's New In Long-Term Care?
Family Caregiver Mediation
Home Safety and Dementia
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More About Karen Rice (AlzheimerFamilyCareManagement.com):
Karen Rice is in private practice in Scottsdale; Alzheimer`s Mediation for Dementia Conflict serves Greater Phoenix to northern Arizona. Alzheimer`s & Family Care Management, the Ohio satellite, is in Kent. Rice has provided research, education, dementia care management and mediation since 1994. She is also online faculty at the Ken Blanchard College of Business and for Health Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Grand Canyon University..
Karen pioneered targeted dementia care services and first launched to under served rural counties of NE Ohio. Continuing needs assessments and facility development projects in the late 90`s identified need for conflict resolution services. The practice responded by becoming specialized in Family Caregiver Mediation and Adult Guardianship Mediation at the Center for Social Gerontology in Ann Arbor, MI in 2000.
Karen Rice has a Master`s Degree in Sociology of Health and Family; Master`s Certificates in Gerontology and Long-term Care Administration plus 2500 mediation and CEU hours. Her focus is quality, culturally competent person-centered care, staff/family conflict, professional education, medical ethics, certification and policy. She is a strong advocate for mediation for family caregivers.
Karen is licensed in nursing home administration in Ohio. She led Alzheimer start-up facilities in Ohio, Michigan and consults on new programs and services. In 2003, she contracted with OhioKePro for The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service`s Quality of Care Mediation Initiative where she serves as mediator, facilitator and consultant. Current effort is benchmarking her training, 'A Culture For Service Excellence: Building Relationships' for national outreach.
Karen has served on a variety of national advisory boards and critiqued 'Key Elements of Dementia Care' for the National Alzheimer's Association. Internationally, Karen has been an invited speaker of the Alzheimer's Society and is affiliated with Elder Mediation International Network. She contributes to both the caregiving and mediation literatures. For a decade, Karen served as Developer and Chair of the first two national special interest groups on Alzheimer`s Disease Research and Caregiver Stress. Karen`s research received recognition for findings on ethical dilemmas for staff of Alzheimer`s persons.
Karen regularly attends Arizona Elderlaw, the Arizona Alzheimer Consortium meetings, and a host of medical and longterm care seminars and webinars. Internationally, Karen presented 'The Importance of Social History in Dementia Care' for Alzheimer Society PEI Canada.