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Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #4:  “Consistent Staffing”

Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day.  It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again.  Who are all these other people?  How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me?  Now, imagine you also have dementia.

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Guidelines for Antipsychotics in Dementia

Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia.  In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.

Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

February 26, 2015:  A Person Centered Approach to Eliminating Personal Alarms and Physical Restraints
Presenter:  Sue Ann Guildermann, Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement at Empira

Join this webinar to learn how homes have accomplished removing restraints and alarms, what their challenges were, and the outcomes they have achieved.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Conversations with Carmen

January 16, 2015:  The Deep Seated Issue of Choice: Practical Steps to Transform Dining

Guest Linda Bump, RD, LNHA will focus on practical ways to maximize the dining experience while honoring individual preferences and understand the importance of personal choices.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

Moving Past the 3 B’s of a Traditional Activities Calendar

January 15, 2015:  Moving Past the 3 B’s of a Traditional Activities Calendar Webinar presented by Kate Waldo

This webinar will explore more than the staples activities many long-term care settings currently focus on such as Bible, Birthday and Bingo, along with the daily group activities at 10 and 2.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

Honoring Parenthood

January 15, 2015:  Honoring Personhood presented by Megan Hannan
Location:  Cider Hill Family Orchard’s Event Barn, Kansas City, KS

This workshop will explore the way staff and residents work together currently and study whether they honor or deny personhood.

Please visit events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ea2xq9t1a6daf858&llr=aievf5bab for more information and to register for this workshop.

“Alive Inside” Documentary Coming to Missouri Again

The Capital City Cinema, a new independent theater downtown Jefferson City, will be showing Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory.

  • Friday and Saturday, December 12-13: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 14: 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 16-18: 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 18: following the 7:00 p.m. show, join Julie Ballard, Director or Culture Change for Health Systems, Inc. and Vice President of the board of MC5, as she leads a question and answer session regarding the film and implementation of the Music & Memory Program in central Missouri and throughout the state.

Capital City Cinema is located at 126 East High Street in Jefferson City, MO.  For more details regarding Capital City Cinema, please go to http://www.capitolcitycinema.org/.

To see the trailer for Alive Inside, please visit http://www.aliveinside.us/#trailer.