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Category Archives: Long Term Care Blog

Administrator Licenses Expire June 30, 2016

Administrator licenses expiring June 30, 2016 are up for license renewal.  Renewal reminder postcards were mailed early April.  Please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrator’s web page for the renewal instructions and renewal application at health.mo.gov/bnha.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Improving Mobility

Increased mobility has the potential to improve both physical and emotional conditions for residents.  Click on the following links to learn more about the importance of and strategies toward improving mobility and preventing falls.

Strategies for Improving Resident Mobility
Falls Prevention and Management
Fall Assessment (PDF)

Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health Open Forum

May 4, 2016:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT

Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance.  During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as:

  • Care Transitions
  • Readmissions Reduction
  • Medication Safety
  • Adverse Drug Events
  • Behavioral Health
  • Other issues your project may have

Registration is not required for this event.
Day of Event:  Please join 10 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure proper set up.
Call-in Number: 888-884-2150.  An operator will greet you and place you into the conference.
Note:  This open forum will only have audio.  Participants will not need to access a visual component.

Sexuality in Long Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Shut the Door, Please)

May 11, 2016:  Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is May 6, 2016

What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care?  This session explores the perspectives of residents, staff, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy.  Through case studies, it helps staff consider their views, identify barriers, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic.  Strategies for meeting resident sexuality needs without intercourse are explored.  Sexuality and intimacy as these relate to dementia, issues with consent, problematic behaviors, and the dilemma of “adultery” are addressed.  Finally, concepts important for guiding policy and procedure development are reviewed.

Click here for more information or to register

Mental Health First Aid

May 19, 2016:  Jefferson City, MO

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental Health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Please visit MALA’s event page here for more information and to register.

Reducing Adverse Drug Events and Readmissions

May 19, 2016:  Webinar Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
Presenter:  Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS Pharmacy Director, Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro

In this webinar, Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS, will discuss adverse drug events (ADEs) related to warfarin, hypoglycemic drugs and opioids, and how they contribute to readmissions; she will also provide recommendations to address key factors contributing to ADEs related to these drugs.  In addition, participants will walk away with practical strategies for enhancing care transitions and preventing medication-related readmissions.  Continuing education credits will not be awarded for this presentation.

Please visit the event page here for more information and to register.

The Aging Services Workforce: The Key to Our Success

May 25, 2016:  Brooking Park, Chesterfield, MO
May 26, 2016:  Adam’s Mark of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Workforce is one of the most difficult issues aging service providers face in today’s environment.  LeadingAge Missouri and LeadingAge Kansas are excited to partner to bring you a day of learning and networking around the topic of Workforce.  It is important that we understand the components of this crisis so we can develop practices that support and attract workers who provide excellent care to seniors.  This joint Summit will provide insights and opportunities for discussion about what it takes to position yourself as an employer of choice in your community.  Dr. Robyn Stone, Cara Silletto and Steve Cohen will be a few of our exciting speakers.

Click here for more information
Click here to register online for St. Louis
Click here to resister for Kansas City