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VOYCE 3rd Annual Conference – Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care

June 13, 2014:  This conference will bring together professional caregivers with individuals from the community.  To learn more, please view the flyer here:  VOYCE LTC Annual Conference June 13, 2014 or visit

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Summer Fest!

  • May 7 – 8, 2014:  Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.
  • June 10 – 11, 2014:  Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo.
  • June 17 – 18, 2014:  Holiday Inn Coco Key, Kansas City, Mo.

Topics include:

Elder Abuse:  Calming the Sea of Violence

Management Skills for Proven Success

The Three R’s of Culture Change: Residents, Rights, and Responsibilities

To view all upcoming events, please visit MLN at

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) would love to see every senior care organization in Missouri represented at the annual Pioneer Network Culture Change Conference.

MC5 would like to help every community / organization in Missouri.  Here’s how:

  • If you send one person to the conference, you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate, good at the Pioneer Network Bookstore and participating vendors.
  • If you send four or more people, you will receive an additional $50.00 gift certificate.
  • If one of the people you send is a direct caregiver, you will receive an additional $25.00 gift certificate.

MC5 would love to see everyone come back home from the conference fired up and ready to move forward with new and innovative ideas for their Culture Change journey!  For more information, please visit the MC5 website at

Pioneer Network’s 14th Annual Culture Change Conference, “Journey to the Heartland,” will be held Aug. 4 to 7, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City-Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

      Early Bird Registration now through April 18 – visit

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #7

Cat Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN?  Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7.  View more tips at  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Nursing and Home: Integrating Quality Care With Life – One-Day Workshop

May 15, 2014:  Action Pact’s Series of Culture Change Workshops in Kansas City, Ks. Please view the flyer here:  Action Pact’s Series Culture Change Workshops in Kansas City KS or visit

To learn more about Action Pact, click on the links below:

The Longest Day®

Join teams across the world by participating in The Longest Day® from sunrise to sunset on June 21, 2014. To learn more, visit  or call 800.272.3900.

Celebrate National Public Health Week! April 7 – 13, 2014

A message from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-13.  Missouri’s theme is “Public Health Start Here:  Better Health.  Better Missouri”.  Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.  During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has created an inspiring video about public health.  To help raise awareness about public health, we encourage you to add a link (or embed) to the video on your webpage and facebook page.  View the video at  Directions to embed the video on your webpage and facebook page can also be found on this link.  A toolkit for promoting National Public Health Week can be found at:

CANCELLATION NOTICE: ICD-10 CM Education for Long-Term Care – June 2014

Notice from the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN)

The ICD-10 training planned in conjunction with LeadingAge Missouri and the Missouri Health Care Association has been cancelled.  If you registered for this training, please send an email to Lori Bonnot at, and advise if you would like refund or a credit to use towards a future program.

Please send your refund request by April 15, 2014.