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Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications

Inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in long-term care is a significant issue affecting the safety of residents. Click on the following links to learn more.

TMF Recorded Event: Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (video)
Get the Facts About Antipsychotic Drugs and Dementia Care (PDF)
Nursing Home 411: Antipsychotic Drugs and Dementia Care

Coordination of Care

May 25, 2016:  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Join us for this session that will cover the beginning-to-end journey between Hospice and Nursing Facilities.  Learn how to know when it’s time for hospice, how hospice can benefit the facility, the resident, and the family. There will be panel discussion on Care Planning and End of Life Decisions, as well as providing grief counseling for family and facility employees.

Please see the brochure attached or visit MHCA’s event page here for more information.

Administrator Licenses Expire June 30, 2016

Administrator licenses expiring June 30, 2016 are up for license renewal.  Renewal reminder postcards were mailed early April.  Please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrator’s web page for the renewal instructions and renewal application at health.mo.gov/bnha.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Improving Mobility

Increased mobility has the potential to improve both physical and emotional conditions for residents.  Click on the following links to learn more about the importance of and strategies toward improving mobility and preventing falls.

Strategies for Improving Resident Mobility
Falls Prevention and Management
Fall Assessment (PDF)

Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health Open Forum

May 4, 2016:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT

Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance.  During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as:

  • Care Transitions
  • Readmissions Reduction
  • Medication Safety
  • Adverse Drug Events
  • Behavioral Health
  • Other issues your project may have

Registration is not required for this event.
Day of Event:  Please join 10 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure proper set up.
Call-in Number: 888-884-2150.  An operator will greet you and place you into the conference.
Note:  This open forum will only have audio.  Participants will not need to access a visual component.

Sexuality in Long Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Shut the Door, Please)

May 11, 2016:  Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is May 6, 2016

What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care?  This session explores the perspectives of residents, staff, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy.  Through case studies, it helps staff consider their views, identify barriers, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic.  Strategies for meeting resident sexuality needs without intercourse are explored.  Sexuality and intimacy as these relate to dementia, issues with consent, problematic behaviors, and the dilemma of “adultery” are addressed.  Finally, concepts important for guiding policy and procedure development are reviewed.

Click here for more information or to register

Mental Health First Aid

May 19, 2016:  Jefferson City, MO

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental Health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Please visit MALA’s event page here for more information and to register.