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Category Archives: Culture Change

Highest Practicable Level of Well-Being Applied to Dining

August 15, 2014:  Conversations with Carmen

Guest:  Linda Bump, RD, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant, first administrator of the Household Model.  To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory: Now in Theaters Nationwide

August 15, 2014: Tivoli Cinemas, Kansas City, Mo. – Visit

Music & Memory website:


Assessing the Affordability of the Household Model – An Action Pact Workshop

July 10, 2014:  Is the Household Model affordable? – An Action Pact Workshop           

Location: Embassy Suites, Kansas City Int’l Airport, 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.

Please visit

Highest Practicable Level of Well-being is Required by Regulation – Conversations with Carmen

Highest Practicable Level of Well-being is Required by Regulation

June 20, 2014:  Conversations with Carmen

Guest:  LaVrene Norton, MSW, Action Pact Founder and Executive Leader, with Carmen Bowman, Edu-Catering, Regulator turned Educator, Hostess of Conversations with Carmen.

LaVrene Norton was one of the leaders of the culture change movement who identified the seven essential domains of well-being in 2002.  Together LaVrene and hostess Carmen Bowman will “take it up a notch” by showing how CMS nursing home regulations require that the highest practicable level of well-being be maintained or attained for each person and how the domains of growth, comfort, security, identity, autonomy, connectedness, meaning and joy are not only what really matter to people but are also embedded in regulatory requirements.  To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit

2014 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings – Save the Date

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation. 

Coming to a location near you:

September 17, 2014:  Region 7 – St Louis

September 19, 2014:  Region 1 – Springfield

September 22, 2014:  Region 5 – Hannibal

September 26, 2014:  Region 2 – Cape Girardeau

September 29, 2014:  Region 3 – Kansas City

September 30, 2014:  Region 4 – St Joseph

October 2, 2014:  Region 6 – Jefferson City

Registration is not required.  Please view the flyer here:  2014 Annual Provider Meetings Save the Date.

MC5 Regional Meetings – July 2014

Please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at or click on the regional links below to view upcoming meetings near you!

Central (Jefferson City/Columbia)
East (St. Louis)
East Central (Rolla)
North Central (Chillicothe)
Northeast (Macon)
Northwest (St. Joseph)
Poplar Bluff
Route 71 (Nevada)
Southeast (Cape Girardeau)
Southwest (Springfield)
West (Independence)
West Central (Sedalia)


One-Day Workshop: The Nurse’s Guide to Person-Centered Care

June 25, 2014:  Kansas City, Ks.

Sleeping, waking, bathing – we want to live according to our own daily life rhythms.

This culture change workshop is designed for nurses who believe that residents should be able to continue to direct their own lives while living in a nursing home. REGISTER HERE or view the flyer:  Nurses Guide to Person-Centered Care Workshop June 25, 2014.

To learn more, please visit the Action Pact website at