The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014. This issue is now accessible here. Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory is now available on Netflix, DVD and Blu-ray! Click here for more information.
The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter announces the fourth annual Care & Conquer Education Series. This is the region’s premier resource for the latest information on research and early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
November 6, 2014: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
November 8, 2014: St. Charles, Mo.
November 11, 2014: Fairview Heights, Mo.
November 13, 2014: St. Louis, Mo.
November 15, 2014: North St. Louis
November 18, 2014: Rolla, Mo.
Please visit www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_56765.asp for more information and registration.
On October 22, 2014, CMS released recent data related to the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. Please see the State-specific data here for more information.
The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced a new national goal of reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home residents by 25 percent by the end of 2015, and 30 percent by the end of 2016 through a media press call. Below you will find links to a Press Release and Fact Sheet released in conjunction with this announcement.
October 2, 2014: Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
This is a FREE webinar, presented by Dan Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Music & Memory, to learn how music benefits and reduces the need for antipsychotic medications for those with dementia. For more information, please visit www.tmfqin.org/Networks/Nursing-Home-Quality-Improvement and to register.
This 4-part webinar series introduces evidence-based framework including person-directed care principles targeting current issues for residents living with dementia.
September 23, 2014: Nursing Practice Model for Long-Term Care Settings
October 21, 2014: Preventing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents-Focus on the role of the Nurse
November 20, 2014: Eliminating the Use of Antipsychotic Medications- It Can’t BE Done Without Professional Nurses
December 11, 2014: Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care
Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information about this webinar series.