Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

June 23, 2015:  Speaking from Experience:  The Wisdom of Elders
Presenter:  Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant with PHI and Lynda Crandall, Executive Director with the Pioneer Network

The voices of people living in long-term care settings have been frequently missing from formal discussions and change efforts.  Their voices help us to not only learn the extent to which person-centered practices are in place and experienced by residents, but also how important various actions and practices and environments are to them.  During this webinar, participants will think about and identify methods or systems for acting on the desires of residents; identify questions that may facilitate deeper conversation and learning with residents; and reconsider the importance and depth of information collected about residents relative to meaningful living.

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

Person-Centered Care Tips

Selfie Tip #6:  Me in My New Home

Just as a “selfie” is about YOU, Person-Centered Care is all about the PERSON!  Think of yourself in an unfamiliar situation.  Finding the bathrooms and where to get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat is likely a top priority.  And by the way… who are all these people and how will I remember their names?

Please see the flyer here for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

May 26, 2015:  Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders:  What if Maslow was Wrong
Presenter:  Theresa (Terri) A. Harvath, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

During this webinar, we will examine case studies and generate ideas and strategies to help care providers make well-reasoned decisions when the values of autonomy and safety collide.

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

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

April 23, 2015:  QI Closest to the Resident:  Engaging Staff to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations and Use of Antipsychotic Medications
Presenter:  Barbara Frank, co-founder of B&F Consulting, Warren, RI and Clare Hays, MD, Medical Director, Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham, AL, and Medical Director of Alabama CMS Innovation Center Project to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents, an AQAF initiative

This webinar provides the how-to for a simple, potent process of moving QI out of the conference room to the staff closest to the residents. During the webinar, speakers apply QI closest to the resident to preventing avoidable hospitalizations and use of antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia but the practice can be used for any quality improvement effort.

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

Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

Person-Centered Care Tips

Selfie Tip #5:  The Power of Huddles: Making sure we all see the same picture

As in football, a caregiver huddle gathers to briefly exchange information, share observations and develop strategy.  Use huddles to pass insights about what really helps each resident feel comfortable and understood, so that all caregivers are equipped to provide the best person centered care.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

March 19, 2015:  Using the Dining Standards and Toolkit to Balance Compliance with Honoring Choice, Mitigating Risk and Preventing Accidents
Presenter:  Carmen Bowman, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change

This is your opportunity to learn practical strategies to use the Dining Standards and tools to balance your home’s compliance with the requirements to both honor choice and prevent accidents.

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

MC5 Music & Memory Certification Incentive

The MC5 Board of Directors recently approved funding the full $600 reduced cost of completing the MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certification Program for 40 Missouri care provider organizations.  The participation requirements and application for this incentive are now available online.

Please see the flyer attached and visit the MC5 Music & Memory Certification Incentive web page here.

Conversations with Carmen

February 20, 2015:  Conflict:  The Fuel of Change
Guest:  LaVrene Norton, Executive Lead, Action Pact

This webinar will inspire participants to begin an expedition of learning the skills of gentle conflict provocation as well as conflict management and conflict resolution.  Attendees will recognize the importance of growing conflict skills in culture changing organizations.

 

March 20, 2015:  Promoting Sleep IS Good Nursing Care
Guest:  Marilyn Oelfke, RN, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

There are numerous benefits to being well rested: better mood, less depression and anxiety, increased alertness, even fewer falls.  When medication and night checks with residents happen according to residents’ schedules, patterns and needs, there are many benefits.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

SAVE THE DATE: MC5 2015 Conference

May 5-7, 2015:  Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.

Person-Centered Care Tips

Selfie Tip #4:  Consistent Staffing

Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day.  It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again.  Who are all these other people?  How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me?  Now, imagine you also have dementia.

Please see the flyer here for more information.

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.

Conversations with Carmen

January 16, 2015:  The Deep Seated Issue of Choice: Practical Steps to Transform Dining

Guest Linda Bump, RD, LNHA will focus on practical ways to maximize the dining experience while honoring individual preferences and understand the importance of personal choices.

Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.

Moving Past the 3 B’s of a Traditional Activities Calendar

January 15, 2015:  Moving Past the 3 B’s of a Traditional Activities Calendar Webinar presented by Kate Waldo

This webinar will explore more than the staples activities many long-term care settings currently focus on such as Bible, Birthday and Bingo, along with the daily group activities at 10 and 2.

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

Honoring Parenthood

January 15, 2015:  Honoring Personhood presented by Megan Hannan
Location:  Cider Hill Family Orchard’s Event Barn, Kansas City, KS

This workshop will explore the way staff and residents work together currently and study whether they honor or deny personhood.

Please visit events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ea2xq9t1a6daf858&llr=aievf5bab for more information and to register for this workshop.

Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service Addition

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri announces the addition of Nicky Martin to The Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service alongside current coach, Dave Walker.

Nicky Martin, BS, LNHA, functions as the NHA Coach in the southern regions of the state.  Nicky has over 18 years of experience in the long-term care industry.  She began her LTC career as a business office manager in a 60-bed skilled nursing facility in 1996.  Promoted to administrator in 2001, Nicky has been active with all departments within the facility and has experience with operational management, budget analysis and accountability, Medicare/Medicaid billing procedures, facility projects and improvements, and team building.  Nicky also holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy degree.

For the full news release and information on contacting Nicky, please see the article here.

CMS Memorandum S&C 14-42-NH: Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

CMS Memorandum S&C 14-42-NH: Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

Summary:

  • Release of Training Materials: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announce the release of a free learning tool on Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.
  • Program Content and Design: The learning tool addresses the needs and rights of older LGBT adults in long-term care (LTC) and is presented in six online training modules.
  • Target Audience: The learning tool is intended for LTC providers.

View the memo S&C 14-42-NH  or visit www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-42.html.