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Category Archives: Culture Change

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 3, 2015:  Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.

Person-Directed Webinar Series

September 21, 2015:  Opening Our Eyes to a Person-Directed Culture
October 1, 2015:  Communicating in a Person-Directed Culture
October 27, 2015:  Rolling Out the Person-Centered Care Tool with Advancing Excellence
November 5, 2015:  Learning from the Experts: Using Data to Improve Care with Abramson Center
November 19, 2015:  Engaging Lives – It’s So Much More than Bingo!

MOLANE (Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence) is part of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home Campaign.  MOLANE and MC5 are sponsoring this five part webinar series on the topic of person-directed culture.  And it’s FREE!

Please see the brochure here or visit the MC5 website here for details including registration and speaker information.

Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative Presents Disrupt Infections

October 9, 2015:  Disrupt Infections:  Creating a Community of Prevention
Location:  Meramec Bluffs, Ballwin, MO

This workshop explores how creating commUNITY immUNITY in the care setting can help break the web of infection in simple, practical ways.  It also describes a continuum of organizational infection prevention, raising awareness of how acceptance of some current practices inhibits additional practical actions that would better disrupt infections.  Attendees will have an opportunity to start developing an organizational plan for infection prevention with elevated steps to apply to their usual infection care routines.  Lynda Crandall (CEO of Pioneer Network), Carol Scott (Executive Director of Advancing Excellence), and Dr. Bill Thomas (founder of the Eden Alternative and Green Houses) will be presenting the 2-hour production.

Please see the brochure here or the link on Advancing Excellence’s website here, or the Dr. Bill Thomas’ Disrupt Infections web page here.  You may also click here to go directly to the registration page.

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.

Person-Centered Care Tips

Selfie Tip #9:  The Power of Meaningful Activities

We all need to have a purpose: to be needed, to make a difference, to be a part of something.  It is no different for those living in long-term care.  Helping residents find meaning and purpose in their daily life is not just the Activity Director’s job.  Find out what makes an activity meaningful, according to what each resident values.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

The Conversation Project Event

September 29, 2015:  How to Express Wishes about Health Care Preferences
Location:  Ethical Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Many people experience uncertainty when faced with having to make medical decisions for a loved one.  The Conversation Project is a national initiative created to encourage and assist people to talk with their families and their health providers about their wishes for care if they become seriously ill.  The aim of the program is to change the culture from silence about death to one in which end of life care is openly discussed.

Please see the flyer here for more details including time, specific location, and all sponsors.

Live Stream the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference

Can’t make the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference in Chicago?  Tune-in via livestream video August 3-4 for select education sessions brought to you by ChangingAging with support from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

The livestream feed will be available FREE to the public from the Pioneer Network website.  The Pioneer Network Annual Conference is the premier event of the year showcasing the latest developments in the long-term care culture change movement.

Click here to view the full Livestream broadcast schedule, including sessions by Karen Schoeneman, Glenn Blacklock, Megan Hannan, Peggy Brenner, Susan Frazier, Loretta Downs and more!