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Just Culture Training – Spring 2014

Long-Term Care Just Culture Training

The Center for Patient Safety is offering Long-Term Care Just Culture training this spring.  Just Culture is a program that supports the effective investigation of events and safety concerns, maximizing the organization’s ability to identify opportunities to improve both system safety and effectiveness, and the behavioral choices of staff.  It can be incorporated into QAPI processes, and can pinpoint areas for improvement.  All participants will receive a workbook and other key materials, including timeline implementation and policy templates.  The sessions will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • April 17, 2014:  Stoney Creek Inn – St. Joseph, Mo.
  • April 29, 2014:  Primaris – Columbia, Mo.
  • May 15, 2014:  Citizen’s Memorial – Bolivar, Mo.

These sessions are free to all associates of Missouri-licensed long-term care providers.  For more information about Just Culture and the upcoming sessions, please visit the website at

Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey – Available Online April 1, 2014

No more paper surveys to fill out, fax, scan, or mail every quarter! 

Starting April 1, 2014, the required Certificate of Need (CON) quarterly occupancy surveys can be completed online. The First Quarter 2014 Certificate of Need Survey is due by April 15, 2014. 

An informational letter containing instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the online system will be mailed on April 1, 2014 to each licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living, and residential care home.

Please refer to the article “Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey Goes Green this Spring” published in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue1, Winter 2014.  Visit

If you have any questions regarding the CON quarterly occupancy survey, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at 573-526-8514, or send an email to

Alive Inside – Conversations with Carmen March 21, 2014

Alive Inside

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 or click here to register.

National Nursing Home Week ®

May 11 – 17, 2014:  Living the Aloha Spirit – Celebrate with a Hawaiian Theme

The American Health Care Association has announced the theme Living the Aloha Spirit for National Nursing Home Week 2014.  To learn more, please visit

National Nurses Week 2014

May 6 – 12, 2014:  Nurses Leading the Way

Please visit

One-Day Workshop: Food for Thought – The Deep Seated Issue of Choice

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

To learn more about Action Pact, click on the links below:

From Inside Out: Gardens Meet Unmet Needs – Free Webinar

March 25, 2014:  Focusing on specific case studies, Jack Carman of Design for Generations will discuss how communities have worked together to create exciting outdoor gardens that involve both a person-directed process and excellent outcomes.  Please visit The Eden Alternative website at,com_registrationpro/Itemid,25/view,events/, or click here to register.

Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes -Webinar Archive

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