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.
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presents a free 5-hour professional development course focusing on the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia. Please visit www.amda-training.com for more information and registration.