July 24, 2013: LeadingAge Missouri is hosting a one-day Housing Summit for market-rate and HUD housing providers. Keynote speakers include nationally recognized hoarding expert, David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP and Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge National HUD expert. Location: The Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.leadingagemissouri.org/leadingage-missouri-2013-housing-summit/.
Please view the flyer here: New Medicare and RAI Manual Updates Webinar. To register, please contact Patricia Kincade (QIPMO) at 573-380-5473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has released the educational video, The Parkinson Journey: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Cure.
Bonus feature – Caring for a Nursing Home Resident with Parkinson’s Disease
This 35-minute feature provides information to help understand the disease and provides communication and movement techniques when caring for a person who has Parkinson’s disease.
This video is available for viewing on the Department of Health and Senior Services website at http://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/index.php. To advance to the bonus feature, select Parkinson’s Journey Part 3, or view here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4T0CTCWnvU&list=PLh5mk8BxSPgjkhqcKxCv5gWjH6zV8I5Qt.
The Parkinson Journey: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Cure
- Introduction with Joe Buck
- Chapter 1 – What is Parkinson’s Disease
- Chapter 2 – What Causes Parkinson’s Disease
- Chapter 3 – Changes in Mood and Thinking
- Chapter 4 – Treatment Options
- Chapter 5 – Managing Symptoms
- Chapter 6 – Living with Parkinson’s Disease-Personal Journeys
- Chapter 7 – Finding Out More (resources)
- Bonus Feature 1 – Parkinsonisms – “Look Alikes” (Dr. Joel Perlmutter)
- Bonus Feature 2 – Helping with Falls (Dr. Beth Crowner)
- Bonus Feature 3 – LSVT Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (Dr. Cynthia Fox)
- Bonus Feature 4 – Caring for a Nursing Home Resident with Parkinson’s Disease
For more information, please visit the Greater St. Louis APDA at www.stlapda.org.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
The American Parkinson Disease Association
CAT Tip #1, April 2013: CAT Prowls in the Black Box
CAT Tip 1 April 2013 is the first monthly tip in the new series from Primaris on the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. These tips are designed after the Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) tips.
Please visit Primaris’ website at www.primaris.org/antipsychotics.
The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence. MOLANE will provide a new tip each month.
May 17, 2013
Conversations with Carmen – Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls Webinar Series
Guest: Matt Younger, Administrator, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Our conversation will revolve around looking at root cause analysis and quality assurance / process improvement as they pertain to regulatory compliance and alternatives to alarms. We will review how and why alarms are falling out of favor among both researchers and regulators and how alarm usage can invite additional scrutiny during survey. We will also analyze whether alarms can conceivably be a restraint in some cases and potentially meet CMS’ own definition of convenience at Tag F221 Restraints.
Please visit the website at www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.