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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

New QIPMO Newsletter – October 2015

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 3, Issue 1.  Topics in this issue include Who’s the New Kid, CMS Proposed Rules, MDS Changes and more.  Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.

Hot Topics Webinar

December 17, 2015:  Creating and Shaping Experiences of At-Homeness
Presenter:  Sheila L. Molony, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University

What does it mean to feel at home?  This webinar will define at-homeness and provide ways of fostering quality of living and thriving in all long-term care and living environments by focusing on specific experiences of at-homeness.  The discussion will include actions that can be taken to create, shape and maintain those experiences.

Please see the details and registration info on the Hot Topics event page here.

MC5 2016 Annual Conference – Save the Date

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 attached 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.

New Licensure and Certification Unit Manager

The Section for Long Term Care Regulations welcomes Shay Patterson as the manager for the Licensure and Certification Unit.  Shay has been with the Section for several years, starting in Region 6 as a Facility Surveyor and most recently as part of the Regulation and Compliance Unit.  Shay is replacing Tracy Niekamp who accepted a position with the Department of Mental Health.  Please contact Shay with any licensure or certification questions; she will be happy to assist you.

2015 State of the Art Person-Centered Care Survey

It has been almost a decade since the last national survey explored how care communities are moving away from more traditional systems of care and adopting individualized care practices.  Whether it is a change in how meals are served, daily routines, or an enhanced physical environment, the momentum for change is growing.  Even CMS is looking to embed Person-Centered Care much more deeply in their regulations.

Nursing homes that offer short and/or long term care and assisted living communities are invited to participate in the 2015 State of the Art of Person-Centered Care Benchmark Study.

You may access the survey here.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – 3rd Quarter 2015

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here.