“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/.
A committee has formed to revise and improve the manual titled “Guidelines for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Facilities.” The current manual is available at http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/lawsregs.php.
The committee values your input! Would you help to improve this manual by taking a minute to complete a short online questionnaire? Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MOEOLC.
If you have any questions, please contact Rita Summers, Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-751-6335.
The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4) has issued a Call for Presentations for the Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health, August 26 – 28, 2014. The theme for this year’s summit is It’s All About Aging. MA4 invites you to submit a proposal to speak at the Summit. Submissions are due by February 28, 2014. Please visit the website at www.ma4web.org/announcements/spnsor-and-exhibotr-information-for-summit-on-aging-and-health-2014.
March 5, 2014: Tips and Tools for Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation in Long-Term Care Facilities
Register here or visit the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care at www.theconsumervoice.org/.