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Region 2 – 2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meeting

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

November 3, 2015:  Region 2
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

As requested, SLCR will be hosting separate meetings for ICF/SNF and RCF/ALF care providers this year.  Advance registration is not required.

Please see the agenda and handouts for this specific location attached.  These handouts attached will not be provided at the meeting so please print them and bring them with you.

2015 Provider Meeting Agenda- Region 2
Antipsychotic Reduction in Dementia

Money Follows the Person
Social Media in Long-Term Care
Culture Change in Residential Care and Assisted Living
Path to Safety, Minimal Assistance, More than Minimal Assistance

Readmissions, Medication Safety, and Behavioral Health Open Forum

October 14, 2015:  Readmissions & Medication Safety Open Forum

Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance.  During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as Care Transitions, Readmissions Reduction, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Events, Behavioral Health, or other issues your project may have.

Please see the TMF QIN-QIO registration page for this event here.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative Learning Session II

October 1, 2015:  Collaborative Learning Session II:  Activities for Daily Living, Incontinence and Antipsychotic Medications

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies for improving activities of daily living, incontinence and antipsychotic medication quality measures through experiences shared by nursing home peers.

Please visit the event page here to register for this webinar.

Learning to Use Dementia Care Mapping

November 9-12, 2015:  Basic Level – Edition 8
Location:  Primaris, Columbia, MO

Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is a process of evaluating the delivery of person-centered care and, in general, to improve the quality of care delivered to persons with dementia.  DCM goes to the real heart of caring by striving to assess care from the viewpoint of the person with dementia and provides valuable, clear and reliable information for those concerned with quality care.  This four-day course assists participants becoming thoroughly familiar with the method and theory of DCM in order to immediately apply learning in practical ways.  The course is designed for care partners of persons with dementia and those responsible for improving care practice.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration details.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

September 22, 2015:  SESSION ONE – Pain Assessment in Dementia: One Person at a Time
October 20, 2015:  SESSION TWO – Pain Assessment in Dementia: One Person at a Time
Presenter:  Kristen Swafford, RN, PhD, CNS

SESSION ONE – Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of assessing pain in the person living with dementia.  Clinically feasible, evidence-based observational tools will be discussed, promoting a team approach to addressing pain in this unique population.

SESSION TWO – Using a lecture format with case studies to provide clinical examples, the content in this session will cover key components of managing pain the older adult with dementia. This session provides follow up to the pain assessment session. An overview of options for individualized pain care will be provided, focusing on the importance of analgesic trials, communication, and documenting results.

Please visit for more information and to register for these webinars.

See Me – Not My Dementia

Language can have tremendous impact on how people living with dementia feel about themselves and how they are treated and considered by others.  Using appropriate language is respectful, supportive, and non-discriminatory.  In this issue of Living Fully With Dementia: Words Matter, see the many words that are recommended to use versus those to avoid along with the rationale behind them.

Please see the Dementia Action Alliance’s website here for the full publication and more information.

A Meeting of the Minds Webinar with guest Dr. Al Power

June 23, 2015:  2:00 p.m. CT

Dr. Al Power is the author of Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being.  In this webinar, Dr. Power will look at the experience of dementia through the seven domains of well-being — identity, connectedness, security, autonomy, meaning, growth, and joy — and explore how each is challenged, both by brain changes and by our attitudes and care systems, and how we can use transformational approaches to restore each domain even for people with advanced cognitive change.

Dr. Power will also talk about why many “nonpharmacological interventions” and alternative therapies don’t really work any better than pills.  Participants in the webinar will learn to view dementia in a new light and will challenge many of the approaches that have been taken for granted.

To register for this FREE webinar, please visit here.  You may also visit the Dementia Alliance International’s event page located here.