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Welcome to The Long Term Care Educators Association!

LTCEA is the professional organization whose mission is to improve quality of care in Long Term Care Facilities through education. We're here to help YOU by providing continuing education programs, as well as opportunities for collaboration and networking with professionals across the state. LTCEA members work on the front lines, so no one is better qualified or able to advocate for residents, family and staff.

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Upcoming Meeting

Date: November 20, 2015
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Speaker: Janice Ceriotti, RPh, CGP, Omnicare Pharmacy
Topic: Hypnotic and Psychotropic Drugs in LTC
Location: Abott EMS, 2500 Abbott Pl, St. Louis, MO 63143
Contact: Libby Powers Ph: 314-449-4620

Holiday Breakfast and informal meeting:
Date: Friday December 18, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: La Bonne Bouchee, 12344 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
PH: 314-576-6606
Please RSVP to

Don’t forget Toys for Tots and a white elephant gift if you would like to participate in a fun gift exchange!

Please note: Beginning March 20, 2015 all LTCEA meetings will be held the 3rd Friday of each month. We hope this will allow more of our educators, nursing staff and administration to join us!


Bring a new member to the next meeting, and both you and the new member will receive the new, 2015 LTCEA designer, glass mug!

Beginning at the February meeting, each month we will draw the name of one member who will receive an attendance prize. You can’t win if you don’t attend!
Must be a member in order to participate. Join us and put your name in the box for your chance to win!

Current membership listing is available by request to current members, please contact Denny Pezzani at if interested.
The membership directory is provided to all members in good standing with the organization and is not available for sale or to be used for solicitation.

Handouts and Presentations:

Falls Mitigation 90 min PDF
Job Turnover Powerpoint 2014
Long-Term Care 10-10-14
Address Stress Handout

November 2014 Meeting - Basic Approach to Sepsis

Feburary 2014 Meeting - Slide Presentation

Fall 2013 Festival Handouts:
Culture Needs and Concerns of LGBT Older Adults
The Trouble With Tribbles


What's New?

Click Here to view 2013 LTCEA By-Laws.

Need a copy of the CNA Appendix A/B? Here it is.

Additions have been added to the list of videos under the Nurses Education and CNA Films categories. Go to the Resources page to click for the full list of books and videos available.

Don't Be Left Out In The Cold!
Please take a moment to complete a membership application. Dues are waived at this time.

Clarification regarding CMTs mixing insulin:
Danette Beeson, Program Manager, Registry and Review unit has clarified the DHSS position on CMTs mixing insulin. “Due to the risk of injury and the complexity of the task, a CMT is NOT permitted to mix insulin”. Questions regarding this decision should be directed to the DHSS directly.

Did You Know? When requesting a challenge exam from DHSS, CNA Examiners may request the 75 question version of the test. This is the same exam that students who take the full course are given. The 50 question exam is still available, and the Examiner can request either version. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Education Unit.

Available in LTCEA library, contact Sue Propper to borrow!

Your staff may not consider themselves customer service representatives, but in "Delivering Excellent Customer Service in the Long Term Care Environment" everyone will see how they do provide customer service, not only to residents and families, but co-workers as well. 
On this DVD your staff will learn the importance of customer service, who their customers are, what they expect, and how to consistently provide quality customer service. After viewing this DVD your staff will know how their taking an interest in their residents will "get noticed" by residents, families and supervisors alike. 

Eldercare Communications. 30 minutes

LTCEA Officers 2015


Bernade Altidor


1st Vice President
Brian Gerth


2nd Vice President
Cindy Marsh


Denny Pezzani, RPh, PRS


Recording Secretary
Rene Kreisel


Resource Librarian
Sue Propper


Merchandise Coordinator
Sheri Clayton


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