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Guidelines for Antipsychotics in Dementia

Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia.  In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.

Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

February 26, 2015:  A Person Centered Approach to Eliminating Personal Alarms and Physical Restraints
Presenter:  Sue Ann Guildermann, Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement at Empira

Join this webinar to learn how homes have accomplished removing restraints and alarms, what their challenges were, and the outcomes they have achieved.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

FCSR Fee Increase

Effective March 1, 2015, the Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration fee will increase to $12.00.  The fee increase results from a change in state law and is required by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Worker Registration forms submitted with the incorrect fee, postmarked on or after March 1, 2015,will be returned. Updated Worker Registration Forms will be available no later than February 15, 2015, or may be obtained by contacting the FCSR toll free at 866-422-6872.

Director of Nursing Institute

March 10 – 11, 2015:  DON Institute: Essential Tools for the DON in Long-Term Care
Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, MO

Both new and seasoned directors of nursing are encouraged to join us for this conference!  You will be given the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation you need to help you better preform your important role as a DON.

Please see the brochure here for registration.

New Resource on Resident to Resident Mistreatment

Aggression between residents of long-term care facilities is a serious, yet often hidden, problem.  All residents have the right to be free from all forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and have rights if they have been subject to mistreatment.  Newly released from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the National Center on Elder Abuse, this brochure identifies types of mistreatment, shares information about an individual’s rights, and offers resources on where they can go for help.

Please visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center for more information and to view the brochure.

Adult Day Care Program Manual

The Adult Day Care Program Manual was developed for our Adult Day Care providers to meet statutory requirements.  The purpose of this manual is designed to provide guidance and establish uniformity across the state in meeting the requirements of sections 192.2200, RSMo to 192.2260, RSMo and 19 CSR 30-90 Adult Day Care Program Licensure related to the provision of adult day care.  The Adult Day Care Program Manual was developed in partnership with DHSS, DSDS, ADC associations, MO HealthNet, Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance, and DMH.

The Adult Day Care Manual can be found on our website here under “Manuals.”

Goals of Care Webinar with Dr. Chuck Crecelius

January 30, 2015: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

This webinar is first in a series of three lunchtime webinars co-sponsored by the MU CMS MOQI Project, St. Louis University Aging Successfully Project, VOYCE, and Primaris.

Please see the brochure attached for registration.