Tip #4: “Consistent Staffing”
Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day. It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again. Who are all these other people? How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me? Now, imagine you also have dementia.
Please see the attached tip for more information.
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presents a free 5-hour professional development course focusing on the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia. Please visit www.amda-training.com for more information and registration.
The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2014 is, “Better Staffing: The Key to Better Care” with the goal of encouraging residents and others to be educated about staffing and long-term care. Each year, the Consumer Voice develops a packet to help you plan your Residents’ Rights events. The packet is completely downloadable and features ready-to-use items, including promotional materials, activities to celebrate Residents’ Rights Month, training tools and resources. Visit www.theconsumervoice.org/events/residents-rights-month-2014.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 4. Topics include Little Known Facts about the MDS, Interesting Websites, and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field. Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) is a cooperative project between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. Wonder what QIPMO is all about? For a quick and informative video click here or view on YouTube at http://youtu.be/qnh-YZ1uUj0.
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.
Coming to a location near you:
September 17, 2014: Region 7 – St Louis
September 19, 2014: Region 1 – Springfield
September 22, 2014: Region 5 – Hannibal
September 26, 2014: Region 2 – Cape Girardeau
September 29, 2014: Region 3 – Kansas City
September 30, 2014: Region 4 – St Joseph
October 2, 2014: Region 6 – Jefferson City
Registration is not required. Please view the flyer here: 2014 Annual Provider Meetings Save the Date.