Creating Meaningful, Satisfying Lives One Person at a Time

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:

  • Behavioral Health: Improved care of residents with dementia, mental disorders, and complicated psychosocial needs.
    • The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented new challenges in behavioral health for residents, staff and their respective families. Barbara offers a variety of conversations on identifying and responding to the grief, depression, and escalation in behavior relative to the pandemic.
  • Quality of Life: Quality improvements in residents’ rights, assessment and care planning, social services, and therapeutic activity.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Topics required by Federal or State regulation for all staff upon hire and annually.

Onsite Education:
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, onsite services are temporarily suspended.

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.

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

Purchase Single Session:
Purchase a pre-recorded 30-60-minute video presentation (mp4 format) from the Education Station library.

Purchase Subscription Services:
The Education Station is designed as an efficient remedy to assist facilities in maintaining an effective staff education and training program.  Appropriate to individual or classroom learning, each 30-60-minute streaming video presentation includes a downloadable power point presentation. Subscribers also receive a lesson plan and competency evaluation.

This entire library of videos and corresponding resources is accessible throughout the year with the password you will receive after purchasing your subscription.

What type of facility would benefit from being an Education Station Subscriber?

  • Facilities impacted by the infection control directives for social distancing relative to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Facilities with staff that has 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.
  • Multi-facility groups that want to ensure all employees receive consistent information.

Education Station Library:

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing and Responding to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Behavioral Health: Caring for Residents with Mental Disorders, Brain Injury, and Addictions
  • Cultural Competency
  • Improving the Care of Residents with Dementia

Topics required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for all long-term care staff upon hire and annually:

  • F941 Communication
  • F942 Resident's Rights and Facility Responsibilities
  • F943 Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
  • F944 Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  • F946 Compliance and Ethics
  • F947 Required In-Service Training for Nurse Aides
    • §483.95(g)(2) Include dementia management training and resident abuse prevention training.
    • §483.95(g)(4) For nurse aides providing services to individuals with cognitive impairments, also address the care of the cognitively impaired.​

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