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CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
Dementia Care in Nursing Homes


CMS has developed a national partnership to improve the quality of care provided to individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. This partnership is focused on delivering health care that is person-centered, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary. By improving dementia care through the use of individualized, person-centered care approaches, CMS hopes to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. While antipsychotic medications are the initial focus of the partnership, CMS recognizes that attention to other potentially harmful medications is also an important part of this initiative.

During this National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts discuss the progress that has been made during the implementation of this national partnership, its successes, and next steps. Additional speakers will share some personal success stories from the field. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience:
Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders


  • National partnership overview: Success through data
  • Stories from the field: State coalitions, providers, clinicians
  • Next Steps:
    • Provider feedback
    • What outreach strategies have been successfully implemented and have led to meaningful change in nursing homes?
  • Question and answer session

Call Materials:
Slide presentation

MAC Satisfaction Indicator [PDF, 61KB]

Audio File [ZIP, 19MB]

Transcript [PDF, 384KB]

To register for a National Provider Call, please visit the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website.