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October is National Residents’ Rights Month: “CARE Matters”

The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2015 is, “CARE Matters” with the goal of highlighting quality 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.

Please visit the Consumer Voice website here for packet details and more information.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Communication
Understanding dementia residents who are unable to communicate on the same level as others can aid in the reduction of inappropriate antipsychotics. However, meeting their needs can become very challenging if their behaviors are not understood.  Click on the links below to learn more.


CDI Prevention
It is important to understand Clostridium difficile infections and guidelines for preventing infections.  Click on the links below to learn more.

Care Planning for Resident Choice

The assessment of risk in long-term care is often an unbalanced exercise.  In order to optimize opportunities for resident choice; to attain each resident’s highest practicable level of well-being; and to mitigate risk, the Rothschild Foundation has created a task force.  This group is charged with developing a care planning process to plan for each resident’s choice when that choice carries potential risk.

For more information, including the pilot summary and process, please visit the MC5 resource page here.

e-Notify Nurse License Status

Do you have all of your nursing staff signed up?  This free service from Nursys provides information about any changes to a nurse’s license status within 24 hours of a modification.  This can benefit all licensed nurses, both RNs and LPNs as well as contracted nurses such as CNA instructors.

For more information, including sign up, please visit

Missouri History Museum Presents Professional Development Workshop

September 28, 2015: Dementia Arts:  Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care Workshop
Location:  AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room

Poet Gary Glazner, founder and executive director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Institute of Dementia Education and Arts, leads a public workshop using the Missouri History Museum’s exhibits as inspiration for a performance and the creation of an original group poem.

Please see the brochure here for details including the registration link.

Region 5 – 2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meeting

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

October 2, 2015:  Region 5
Location:  Macon, MO

As requested, SLCR will be hosting separate meetings for ICF/SNF and RCF/ALF care providers this year.  Advance registration is not required.

Handouts will not be provided at the meeting so please print them and bring them with you.  Please see the agenda and handouts for this specific location below.

2015 Provider Meeting Agenda- Region 5
Misappropriation: Medication Theft
Money Follows the Person
Social Media in Long-Term Care
Path to Safety, Minimal Assistance, More than Minimal Assistance

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Dolan Memory Care Homes (Update)

The Neighborhood at Les Maisons consists of four assisted living homes located on a private cul-de-sac in St. Louis.  They are owned and operated by Dolan Memory Care Homes.  The homes are named after French cities, Calais Manor, Clermont Manor, Lourdes Manor, and Lyon Manor.  Each home has…to read more and view photos, click here:  Dolan Memory Care Homes