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Person Centered Care Tip

Selfie Tip #2:  My Life! My Choice!!

As we take a “selfie” and examine ourselves, we see the things that are important and unique to us.  We have a favorite color, a hairstyle we prefer, and favorite foods we love to eat.  We make many choices each day that make us satisfied or happy.

Please see the tip here for more information.

Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes Trend Update

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.

Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service Addition

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri announces the addition of Nicky Martin to The Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service alongside current coach, Dave Walker.

Nicky Martin, BS, LNHA, functions as the NHA Coach in the southern regions of the state.  Nicky has over 18 years of experience in the long-term care industry.  She began her LTC career as a business office manager in a 60-bed skilled nursing facility in 1996.  Promoted to administrator in 2001, Nicky has been active with all departments within the facility and has experience with operational management, budget analysis and accountability, Medicare/Medicaid billing procedures, facility projects and improvements, and team building.  Nicky also holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy degree.

For the full news release and information on contacting Nicky, please see the article here.

Person Centered Care Tips

Tip # 1: Where’s the Focus

Just as a “selfie” is all about YOUR SELF, Person-Centered Care is all about the PERSON!  So why are we looking at Person-Centered Care?  Please see the flyer here for more information.

CMS Memorandum S&C 14-42-NH: Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

CMS Memorandum S&C 14-42-NH: Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

Summary:

  • Release of Training Materials: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announce the release of a free learning tool on Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.
  • Program Content and Design: The learning tool addresses the needs and rights of older LGBT adults in long-term care (LTC) and is presented in six online training modules.
  • Target Audience: The learning tool is intended for LTC providers.

View the memo S&C 14-42-NH  or visit www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-42.html.

The New Face of Leadership in the Household Model

October 21, 2014:  The New Face of Leadership in the Household Model presented by LaVrene Norton, MSW
Location:  Cider Hill Family Orchard’s Event Barn, Kansas City, KS

Please see the attached flyer or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9tfvfiy809044a6&llr=aievf5bab for more information or to register for this one-day workshop.

Understanding the Culture Change: Why organizational design is important – Conversations with Carmen

October 17, 2014:  Understanding the Culture Change: Why organizational design is important
Guest:  LaVrene Norton, MSW, Founder and Executive Leader, Action Pact

To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.