Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes

(Person-Centered Care of Persons with Dementia and Prevention of Abuse)

S&C: 12-44-NH  09.14.12

CMS Memorandum Summary

The Affordable Care Act:  Section 6121 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on how to care for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse.  CMS created this training program to address the requirement for annual nurse aide training on these important topics.

Course Content:  The Hand in Hand training materials consist of an orientation guide and six one-hour video-based modules, each of which has a DVD and an accompanying instructor guide.  Though Hand in Hand is targeted to nurse aides, it may be valuable to all nursing home caregivers, administrative staff and surveyors.

Please review the CMS Memo here:  CMS MEMO SC12-44 Hand in Hand-A Training Series for Nursing Homes 09-14-12