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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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Meeting Information

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Autumn View Gardens Ellisville, 16219 Autumn View Terrace Dr., Ellisville, MO 63011
Speaker: Julia Henderson-Kalb, MS, OTR/L, Instructor, Saint Louis University Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Topic: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Lutheran Senior Services @ Breeze Park, 600 Breeze Park Lane, St. Charles, MO 63304
Speaker: Chris Frey, LCSW, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
Topic: Reaching Resilience - How to use resilience skills that can improve our quality of life by making change easier.

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?

Notice: 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.

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.

Welcome New Officers!

The Long Term Care Educators Association (LTCEA) is excited to introduce you to the new officers for 2017. The Long Term Care Educators Association has spent 30 years supporting educators, directors of nursing, and administrators in long-term care. With the introduction of new officers, the LTCEA will be taking a short break in order to regroup and plan the future of the group. We will resume in June with an educational event, and from there we will have quarterly educational opportunities.




Bernice Bundren, President
Bernice Bundren graduated from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing in 1984.  Ms. Bundren started a short career working in the hospital but after 2 years started working in long term care and fell in love with the elderly population!  Ms. Bundren received her Bachelors degree in Gerontology from Lindenwood University in 2009.  Most of her career was spent as the the Director of Nursing at two local long term care communities.





Katelyn Eichorst, Vice President
Ms. Eichorst received her Masters in Social Work from Washington University, Brown School of Social Work with a specialization in Gerontology. She has worked with VOYCE as the VOYCEconnect and Community Engagement Coordinator for 3 years. She is in charge of providing free assistance to individuals and famillies seeking long-term care options, as well as delivering education programs to professionals and community members.






Shona McIntyre, SecretaryShona
Shona McIntyre is a native of Springfield, Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Missouri State University. Her passion of working with seniors, and her ability to build strong business-to-business relationships has brought her to St. Louis area where she is the Regional Outreach Sales Specialist to 5 St. Louis Assisted Living, Memory Care and Independent Living Communities owned and operated by Spectrum Retirement Communities. Ms. McIntyre facilitates strong relationships in the local community and is a valuable resource of information for other professionals in the healthcare industry, and the population of seniors she serves. 






Denny Pezzani, Treasurer 
Denny Pezzani received his pharmacy degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Mr. Pezzani has been a registered pharmacist (RPh) for 49 years and spend 40 years with Walgreen Drug Company. After his retirement he formulated a training program for Pharmacy Technicians at St. Charles Community College. In recent years he has become certified as a Pharmacy Regulation Specialist (PRS) and has completed the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) course. He has contributed to three drug textbooks for nurses, and has served on several national panels evaluating Pharmacy Technician requirements and duties.







Sue Propper, BSN.  Resource Librarian
Ms. Propper is the Coordinator of Health Occupations at St. Charles Community College. She has extensive experience in long-term care and has taught both the CNA and CMT classes in the community setting, as well as at the community college



Sheri Clayton, Merchandise Coordinator
Ms. Clayton has worked as a RN for 49 years in several areas of nursing. She has been an educator for over 30 years and is currently a CNA, CMT, INSULIN ADMIN. instructor at St. Charles Community College and a medical staff nurse at Barnes-Jewish St. Peter's hospital.

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