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Category Archives: Culture Change

Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment Webinar

February 2, 2016: Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes:  Findings from the First Prevalence Study

Join us for a webinar hosted by Consumer Voice in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to discuss the prevalence of resident-to-resident mistreatment and learn how to identify, prevent, and respond to these incidents

Click here to register.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight on….

Vaccination Administration

Proper administration of flu and pneumonia vaccinations is necessary for resident safety and accurate documentation for coding.  Click on the following links to learn more about recommendations for administration of these two vaccines.

Influenza Vaccination Recommendations
Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations

Person-centered care and resident choice: Giving elders a voice

One perception often interfering with the adoption and implementation of person-centered care practices in nursing homes is apprehension by staff, administrators, and governing boards about potential legal liability and regulatory exposure if residents suffer injuries.  This is primarily because a number of person-centered practices, such as offering residents meaningful choices and honoring their decisions, represent significant deviations from prior accepted more paternalistic institution-centered practice.  To read the full article, please visit here.

The full Process for Care Planning for Resident Choice, which includes blank forms and case studies, are available at www.IdeasInstitute.com, www.BrushDeveloment.com, and www.momc5.com.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #12:  “Person-Centered Care and QAPI”
Person-Centered Care is one of nine Advancing Excellence goals — aligned with QAPI –which provide tracking charts and trend graphs to help your home monitor progress on your chosen goals.  While Advancing Excellence supports the QAPI approach, participation does not automatically mean you are implementing QAPI.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

MC5 2016 Annual Conference – Flyer Update

May 3-5, 2016:  Honoring the Past: Challenging the Future of Culture Change
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.

Culture Change with Carmen

Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life
Come on Long Term Care! Be the Best, Smash the Box and get ready for the Baby Boomers

February 10, 2016:  Osage Beach, MO
February 11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 12, 2016:  Sikeston, MO

Join Carmen Bowman for an all-day event at three locations as she discusses the use of alarms.  See how eliminating alarms has actually reduced falls in the homes that no longer use them.  She will also help you find out if your home is really offering the right ways to attract Baby Boomers.

Please see the flyer here for more details.

Age of Disruption Tour

October 9, 2015:  Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game
Location:  Kranzberg Arts Center-Black Box Theater, St. Louis, MO

Join Dr. Bill Thomas and musical guest Nate Silas Richardson for an entertaining and highly disruptive evening exploration of aging as part of his national Age of Disruption Tour.  His message is invigoratingly simple – the transition into our elder years should not be spent in frenzied disharmony.  In order to play “life’s most dangerous game” successfully we need to re-imagine and create clear and satisfying purpose to how we spend the rest of our lives.

Please see the flyer attached for more information or visit Dr. Bill Thomas’ St. Louis events page here to register.