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Category Archives: Staff Turnover Reduction

New PEPPER Release for Skilled Nursing Homes – May 2014

A new release of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for skilled nursing homes.  PEPPERs will no longer be mailed to providers who previously received their PEPPERs by mail.  They will now be able to access them through a secure website portal, http://pepperresources.org/PEPPER/SecurePEPPERAccess.aspx.

Those providers who have been receiving their PEPPERs through QualityNet will continue to do so.  The Chief Executive Officer, President, or Administrator of the provider can obtain their PEPPER.  Information on accessing and downloading the PEPPER is available in the Secure PEPPER Access Guide.

Training and Resources are available on the website: www.pepperresources.org/TrainingResources/SkilledNursingFacilities.aspx.

PEPPER Training Update (May 2014):

PEPPERresources.org is the official site for information, training and support.  If you have questions about the PEPPER reports, you may submit questions on this website through the Help/Contact Us tab.  Please do not contact your state QIO or state survey agency for assistance with PEPPER.

MDS Coordinators Support Group Meetings

Support groups for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinators meet monthly in each of Missouri’s seven regions.  These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to MDS, PPS, and the RAI Process.  For more information, please visit the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) at http://nursinghomehelp.org/supgr.html.

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory

Special Free Screening Coming to a Theatre Near You!

You are invited to attend a free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.

June 11, 2014 – St. Louis (Des Peres 14)
June 12, 2014 – Lake Ozark (Eagles’ Landing 8)
June 13, 2014 – Bethany (BigTime Cinema) 

Stay after the film for a live question & answer session with Dan Cohen, MSW, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory.

Discover the power of music. Do not miss this truly inspirational and heart-warming film!

Advanced registration is not required.

  • FREE Nursing Home Administrator 2.0 Patient Care CEUs
  • FREE Social Worker 2.0 CEUs
  • FREE Activity Professionals 2.0 CEUs

Please view the flyer here: Alive Inside – A Story of Music and Memory June 2014

This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5), and Primaris.  Read more about this event in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014!

24th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference

August 15 – 16, 2014:  Holiday Inn Select Executive Center – Columbia, Mo.

The Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference is the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly.  This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings.  Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals.  To learn more, please visit http://medicine.missouri.edu/cfe/.

MC5 Regional Meetings – May / June 2014

Please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at www.momc5.com/regional-meetings.html, or click on the regional area links below.

MAY

May 7, 2014:  Southwest

Webinar #3: Security is More Than an Alarm System

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

MC5 Southwest May 7, 2014

Location:  The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Mo.

 

May 9, 2014:  East

Through the Looking Glass

MC5 East May 9, 2014

Location:  Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, Mo.

 

May 20, 2014:  East Central

MDS & QAPI

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

MC5 East Central May 20, 2014

Location: The Centre, 1200 Holloway Rd., Rolla, Mo.

 

May 21, 2014:  Northwest

Phishing for Memories: Helping Reel in the Catch!

MC5 Northwest May 21, 2014

Location:  East Hills Library, 502 N. Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, Mo.

 

May 23, 2014:  Poplar Bluff

Person Centered Care in Activities

MC5 Poplar Bluff May 23, 2014

Location: DHSS, 2875 James Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo.

 

JUNE 

CENTRAL – Columbia

June 3, 2014:  De Minner will not be able to present “Dementia Care Mapping” on June 3. Culture Change for Surveyors will be presented by DHSS State Culture Change Coordinator Sam Plaster.

Not only is Culture Change the right thing to do, it is required by regulations. Come learn how State long-term care surveyors are taught to apply Culture Change concepts to the regulatory process.

FREE Administrator (2A) and Social Worker CEUs available!

Location: The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place, Community Room, 3003 Falling Leaf Court, Columbia, Missouri. There is no charge to attend, but registration in advance would be appreciated. RSVP to Beth at bbusseau@cmaaa.net or 573-443-5823.

 

SOUTHEAST – Cape Girardeau

June 6, 2014:  Developing Foundational Tools for Change: A Discussion of four Organizational Practices, presented by Julie Ballard, R.N., Director of Culture Change, Health Systems Inc.
This session will focus on lessons learned from the Pioneer Network Learning Collaborative which MC5 participated in over 2012-2013. Many useful tools were created from this Collaborative and are now part of the “Pioneer Network Starter Toolkit: Engaging Staff in Individualized Care.” The four foundational organizational practices of dedicated assignment, huddles, CNAs in care planning, and quality improvement closest to the resident will be highlighted.
FREE Administrator and Social Worker CEUs Available!

Location: Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 North Clark St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. RSVP to John Langley at cypress@americareusa.net.

 

NORTH CENTRAL – Chillicothe

June 12, 2014:  Staff Retention and Stability

Presented by Primaris Program Manager Kent McGeeney, LNHA, MPA, MSE.

 

EAST CENTRAL – Rolla

June 17, 2014:  MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative - It Takes a Team to Provide High Quality Individualized Care

Utilizing the Pioneer Network National Learning Collaborative Webinar Series on Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care.  Monthly meetings will be facilitated by Primaris Program Manager Nursing Home Services Alexis Roam, MSN, RN.