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On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Dolan Memory Care Homes (Update)

The Neighborhood at Les Maisons consists of four assisted living homes located on a private cul-de-sac in St. Louis.  They are owned and operated by Dolan Memory Care Homes.  The homes are named after French cities, Calais Manor, Clermont Manor, Lourdes Manor, and Lyon Manor.  Each home has…to read more and view photos, click here:  Dolan Memory Care Homes

MU Leadership Development Academy for Long-Term Care

November 2015 – May 2016:  Columbia and St. Louis
April 2016 – October 2016:  Kansas City and Springfield

Enrollment is now open for the next (Year Six) professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri.  Long-term care can be challenging, but the academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees.  The academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

Please see the brochure here or visit the MU Leadership Development Academy’s web page here.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 10, 2015:  Key Interventions and Strategies for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infections (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) prevention.  This session will feature an infectious disease specialist discussing key CDI interventions and strategies.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.

When the Tail Wags the Dog

ChangingAging brings you this inspiring article about a 76-year-old woman who was rejected when she applied to adopt a second “senior” dog to keep her aging pet company.  She was denied sight unseen, just based on her age alone.  Read the article, When the Tail Wags the Dog, to see the true struggle this woman had endured.

You may also visit ChangingAging’s website here for this publication and other recent articles.

ICD-10 Resources

CMS has released a ICD-10 Resources Guide.  The guide concentrates on quick references and key steps to take to get ready for the October 1 transition.  Some of the resources include the Quick Start Guide, Infographics, Videos, and more ways to stay up to date on other information regarding ICD-10.

Please see the ICD-10 Resources Flyer for more information located here.  You may also visit the CMS ICD web page here and the Road to 10 webpage here for the latest news and resources to help prepare.

Invasive Ventilator Program

This is a re-issue of the Invasive Ventilator Program bulletin that was originally published March 13, 2014.

The MO HealthNet Division (MHD), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), has implemented the Invasive Ventilator Program.  This program provides additional reimbursement to nursing facilities in the State of Missouri for care of ventilator dependent participants.

Please see the bulletin here or visit the MO HealthNet Division Provider Bulletin’s web page here.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 3, 2015:  Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.