Join Barbara for conversations on the contemporary topics impacting the quality of care and quality of life for residents living in long-term care.  More than a review of policy or regulatory expectations, Barbara brings her unique perspective to these discussions, helping the listener to apply the education in real world circumstances.

Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped many facilities develop effective programs and services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Education and training sessions address the following topics:

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented new challenges in staff recruitment, consumer confidence and behavioral health. Barbara offers a variety of conversations on identifying and responding to these challenges proactively, anticipating and planning for a new culture in long-term care in a post-pandemic world.
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)
  • Quality of Life
  • Behavioral Health
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Customer Service

Please Refer to the
Full Course Listing for Specific Program Content.

Download PDF of Full Course Listing Here

Onsite Education:
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, onsite services are arranged for some projects, depending on location and travel considerations.

The miracle of technology allows you to bring Barbara to your staff via a live teleconference. This approach to staff education and training has proven effective, with the same opportunities for interactive discussion, resource sharing, and demonstration.

Benefits of Teleconference Format:
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all courses have been revised to accommodate a virtual platform via Zoom teleconferencing. Prior to the pandemic, onsite education was generally limited to staff scheduled to work on the day the education was offered. As such, the message often wasn’t communicated to all staff, complicating the facility’s ability to be consistent in the provision of care and service.

In some cases, the limits were greater, with only a small group of select staff participating in a train-the-trainer model. Successful implementation of the concepts and practices taught in the classroom relied on the ability of that distinct group to sustain the project. In many cases, the initial accomplishments waned over time due to both a lack of consistent structure and oversight, and staff turnover.

The teleconference format allows for both the train-the-trainer program and live education for all staff. Live sessions are scheduled on all shifts and recorded for later on-demand viewing by staff who were unable to participate in the live session. Staff is also able to join the live sessions via their smart phone, tablet, or laptop, reducing the need to gather people in a central location. Recorded sessions can also be archived and utilized as part of new hire orientation and annual education.

Contact Barbara to arrange education for your staff at: 917-754-6282 or by email at

What type of facility would benefit from working with Barbara Speedling?

  • Facilities impacted by the infection control directives for social distancing and related Behavioral Health challenges relative to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Long-term care leaders that have attended a live presentation or teleconference by Barbara Speedling and want to share her perspective with their staff.
  • Facilities that lack a designated educator/education program and risk deficient practice in the requirements for initial and annual staff education and training.
  • Multi-facility groups that want to ensure all employees receive consistent information.

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