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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

Conversations with Carmen

May 20, 2016:  Improving Mobility the “Advancing Excellence” Way
Guest:  Carol Benner, Advancing Excellence Campaign

For years we have talked about preventing and reducing falls, searching for the right solution.  We even tied people to their chairs to keep them from falling, not yet realizing that the key to preventing falls is to improve mobility.  Then we “alarmed” them, which only resulted in increased immobility.  Mobility is the key to maintaining both physical health and quality of life.  The Advancing Excellence Campaign has selected Mobility as one of its nine goals.  With an expert panel, it has prepared a full set of quality improvement tools to help assess, measure and improve mobility for nursing home residents.  This conversation will focus on:

  • What mobility is
  • Why maintaining/improving mobility is important
  • How to measure mobility using an evidence-based tool
  • How to incorporate mobility in your QAPI efforts
  • How to use a root cause analysis to help you identify areas for improvement

Please visit the event page here for more information including registration.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – 1st Quarter 2016

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

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications

Inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in long-term care is a significant issue affecting the safety of residents. Click on the following links to learn more.

TMF Recorded Event: Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (video)
Get the Facts About Antipsychotic Drugs and Dementia Care (PDF)
Nursing Home 411: Antipsychotic Drugs and Dementia Care

Coordination of Care

May 25, 2016:  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Join us for this session that will cover the beginning-to-end journey between Hospice and Nursing Facilities.  Learn how to know when it’s time for hospice, how hospice can benefit the facility, the resident, and the family. There will be panel discussion on Care Planning and End of Life Decisions, as well as providing grief counseling for family and facility employees.

Please see the brochure attached or visit MHCA’s event page here for more information.

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.