Paige Hector, LMSW

As a clinical educator, Paige is a frequent speaker at health care conferences across the country on diverse topics including end of life care and conversations, clinical operations for the interprofessional team, meaningful use of data, documentation and care plans.

She is skilled at inspiring staff to critically evaluate their own organizations and then gives them the resources and guidance to make necessary changes. With over 25 years’ experience in long term care, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her work. Published in 2017, Paige co-authored a chapter on palliative care in nursing homes for the book titled Conversations in Palliative Care: Questions and Answers with the Experts, 4th edition. Published in 2016, she wrote two chapters for a textbook titled Managing the Long Term Care Facility: Practical Approaches to Providing Quality Care. She also provided editorial and content guidance for Davis Balestracci in preparing the second edition of Data Sanity: A Quantum Leap to Unprecedented Results.

Monthly, she contributes a column in the "Getting on the Same Page" segment for the Nursing and Assisted Living Facility Professional newsletter. In 2014 Paige was named as the National Association of Social Worker’s representative to the Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) for Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers. She serves on the End-of-Life Care Coalition, a change network that envisions individual engagement in end-of-life planning. In 2015 she participated in the White House Conference on Aging.

She is the Education Chairperson for the Arizona Geriatrics Society Board of Directors and is a member of the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee for The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Paige earned a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University.