Medicare Learning Network’s Event

March 3, 2020: Dementia Care: CMS Toolkits Call
Speakers: Cathleen Lawrence, CMS; Michele Laughman, CMS; Sheila Hanns, CMS; and Dara Graham, CMS
Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups; nursing home providers; surveyor community; prescribers; professional associations; and other interested stakeholders

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement

During this call, learn about new CMS toolkits for nursing homes:

  • Head-to-Toe Infection Prevention: Easy to access best practices for direct care staff to prevent infections before they occur.
  • Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual: Non-pharmacological approach to improve the quality of life and quality of care for residents living with dementia.
  • Staffing Toolkits: Staff Competency Assessment, Employee Satisfaction Survey, and Guide to Improving Employee Satisfaction.

Additionally, CMS provides updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. A question and answer session follows the presentations.