March 19, 2015: Using the Dining Standards and Toolkit to Balance Compliance with Honoring Choice, Mitigating Risk and Preventing Accidents
Presenter: Carmen Bowman, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change
This is your opportunity to learn practical strategies to use the Dining Standards and tools to balance your home’s compliance with the requirements to both honor choice and prevent accidents.
Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.
The MC5 Board of Directors recently approved funding the full $600 reduced cost of completing the MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certification Program for 40 Missouri care provider organizations. The participation requirements and application for this incentive are now available online.
Please see the flyer attached and visit the MC5 Music & Memory Certification Incentive web page here.
February 20, 2015: Conflict: The Fuel of Change
Guest: LaVrene Norton, Executive Lead, Action Pact
This webinar will inspire participants to begin an expedition of learning the skills of gentle conflict provocation as well as conflict management and conflict resolution. Attendees will recognize the importance of growing conflict skills in culture changing organizations.
March 20, 2015: Promoting Sleep IS Good Nursing Care
Guest: Marilyn Oelfke, RN, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant
There are numerous benefits to being well rested: better mood, less depression and anxiety, increased alertness, even fewer falls. When medication and night checks with residents happen according to residents’ schedules, patterns and needs, there are many benefits.
Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.
The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014. This issue is now accessible here. Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.
May 5-7, 2015: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO
As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.
Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.
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.
Please see the attached tip for more information.
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