Language can have tremendous impact on how people living with dementia feel about themselves and how they are treated and considered by others. Using appropriate language is respectful, supportive, and non-discriminatory. In this issue of Living Fully With Dementia: Words Matter, see the many words that are recommended to use versus those to avoid along with the rationale behind them.
Please see the Dementia Action Alliance’s website here for the full publication and more information.
August 26, 2015: Nursing Home Open Forum (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)
Participate in this monthly call to discuss and share strategies toward nursing home quality improvement. Key points and tools from the August webinar, “Improving Immunizations in Nursing Homes,” will be highlighted at the beginning of the call.
For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.
Selfie Tip #9: The Power of Meaningful Activities
We all need to have a purpose: to be needed, to make a difference, to be a part of something. It is no different for those living in long-term care. Helping residents find meaning and purpose in their daily life is not just the Activity Director’s job. Find out what makes an activity meaningful, according to what each resident values.
Please see the flyer here for more information.
September 29, 2015: How to Express Wishes about Health Care Preferences
Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Many people experience uncertainty when faced with having to make medical decisions for a loved one. The Conversation Project is a national initiative created to encourage and assist people to talk with their families and their health providers about their wishes for care if they become seriously ill. The aim of the program is to change the culture from silence about death to one in which end of life care is openly discussed.
Please see the flyer here for more details including time, specific location, and all sponsors.
Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 2, Issue 4. Topics in this issue include ICD-10 is Coming!; Tips for Successful Transitions; and The Beauty of Networking. Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation
Coming to the following locations:
October 2, 2015: Region 5 – Macon, MO
October 23, 2015: Region 1 – Springfield, MO
October 28, 2015: Region 4 – St. Joseph, MO
October 29, 2015: Region 3 – Kansas City, MO
November 3, 2015: Region 2 – Cape Girardeau, MO
November 4, 2015: Region 7 – St. Louis, MO
November 16, 2015: Region 6 – Jefferson City, MO
As requested, SLCR will be hosting separate meetings for ICF/SNF and RCF/ALF care providers this year! More detail will follow closer to meeting dates. Registration is not required. Please see the flyer here for more details.