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.
The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation (SLCR) has recently received questions related to the procedure for releasing medications upon a resident’s discharge from a Medicare/Medicaid certified facility. Please find the article addressing this issue here: Medications and Discharge
July 9, 2014: Advancing Excellence has a new website. While the new site contains all the information from the old site, things have moved. Join the webinar for a cruise around the website, including:
- Logging in
- Downloading the data collection tools
- Looking at the resources
- Uploading aggregate data to the AE website
- Viewing your progress
- Signing up for the newsletter, viewing the calendars, etc.
Plenty of time will be available for questions and answers. To learn more, please visit www.nhqualitycampaign.org.
Dementia Beyond Disease
May 16, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Al Power, MD, Board-certified Geriatrician, Eden Educator, Author of Dementia beyond Drugs and Dementia beyond Disease. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.
Special Free Screening Coming to a Theatre Near You!
You are invited to attend a free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.
June 11, 2014 – St. Louis (Des Peres 14)
June 12, 2014 – Lake Ozark (Eagles’ Landing 8)
June 13, 2014 – Bethany (BigTime Cinema)
Stay after the film for a live question & answer session with Dan Cohen, MSW, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory.
Discover the power of music. Do not miss this truly inspirational and heart-warming film!
Advanced registration is not required.
- FREE Nursing Home Administrator 2.0 Patient Care CEUs
- FREE Social Worker 2.0 CEUs
- FREE Activity Professionals 2.0 CEUs
Please view the flyer here: Alive Inside – A Story of Music and Memory June 2014
This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5), and Primaris. Read more about this event in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014!