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Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #5:  “The Power of Huddles: Making sure we all see the same picture”

As in football, a caregiver huddle gathers to briefly exchange information, share observations and develop strategy.  Use huddles to pass insights about what really helps each resident feel comfortable and understood, so that all caregivers are equipped to provide the best person centered care.

Please see the attached tip for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

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 for more information and to register for this webinar.

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is March 8-14, 2015

The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators commends and thanks our licensed administrators for their commitment in providing quality of care and quality of life for the residents.  Take time during this week to honor our administrators for their leadership and hard work.

2015 Cancer Summit

April 30-May 2, 2015:  Provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Missouri Cancer Consortium
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

The purpose of this conference is to enhance knowledge of the learner in the area of evidence-based cancer care with the end result of improving the quality of life of the cancer survivor. Medical and health professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including cancer and sexuality, mammography quality, disparities in primary care systems, cancer registry, oncology rehab and physical therapy, genetics and hereditary cancer, lung cancer screening, life after surgery – recovery and reconstruction, and promoting a smokefree Missouri.

Health care professionals involved in the care of people with cancer, regardless of setting or practice specialty, are encouraged to attend along with those interested in organizing or participating in a local smokefree initiative.   Continuing education credits for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians and Mammography Technologists have been requested.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this summit.

MALA Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2015:  Reaching New Heights
Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, Chesterfield, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.

MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long-Term Care – April 2015

April – October 2015:  Springfield and Kansas City area

Enrollment is now open for the next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care in the Springfield and Kansas City area.  Long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit.  The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

Please see the brochure attached or visit their website here.

Personal Needs Allowance Increase

Effective January 1, 2015, the Personal Needs Allowance for MO HealthNet participants residing in a Supplemental Nursing Care and Vendor facility increased from $45.00 to $50.00 per month. The Personal Needs Allowance is a portion of the resident’s income that is not applied to the payment for the costs of the care in the facility, but is income they retain and may choose to use for personal needs or expenses not provided by the facility

Visit the MO HealthNet Division Provider Bulletins’ web page here.