March 21, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Dan Cohen, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory
Rooted in neuroscience research, the results are described as “nothing short of miraculous” and certainly contribute to efforts to reduce anti-psychotics. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar or click here to register.
April 23, 2014: Kansas City, Ks.
This workshop focuses on resident-directed dining, bringing the principles and practices of the New Dining Best Practice Standards to your organization in an experiential and practical manner. If you are in households or neighborhoods, it will spark new energy in your teams and generate an excitement about resident-directed life. If you are committed to resident-directed life but still operate in a traditional organization, this workshop help you identify first steps and serve as a guide for your journey. Please visit http://actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/food_for_thought.
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Advancing Excellence, in partnership with the National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center, Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, and the Centers for Disease Control, held a webinar for long-term care ombudsmen on infection prevention. The February 25, 2014 webinar centered on infection prevention in nursing homes. Topics include: understanding how infections can be spread and how the Ombudsman can be a part of the solution (hand washing, etc.), addressing issues with residents who are in isolation due to an infection, and encouraging the nursing home to use this tool if infections are an issue. Handouts from the webinar are also available. Visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center at http://ltcombudsman.org/node/1262.
“Help, help, help, help, help.” The repetition of a word or question is likely a cry for comfort and security. Learn ways to make a connection with those who have dementia. View Tip #6 here: CAT Tip #6, or visit http://primaris.org/tool/changing-antipsychotic-thinking-cat-calls.
View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
April 10, 2014: Pioneer Network Webinar
In 2008, Empira, a Minnesota consortium of skilled nursing homes, implemented a program to prevent and reduce resident falls in fifteen of their homes. Register for this webinar and learn about the process and outcomes of Empira’s fall prevention program including how those homes became alarm-free, restraint-free, with corrected bed heights (no low beds), no floor mats, and the cautionary use of gripper socks.
Read more about this webinar and register by visiting www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/Webinars/HotTopics/.