- National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
- Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
The CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing homes was developed to improve dementia care through the use of individualized, comprehensive care approaches. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. The goal of the partnership is to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications, as well as other potentially harmful medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well.
During this MLN Connects Call, a CMS subject matter expert discusses the critical role of both state and federal surveyors in the implementation of the partnership. Additional speakers present on the importance of leadership, as well as the strong correlation that exists between proper pain assessment and antipsychotic medication use. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.
- Role of surveyors
- Importance of leadership
- Proper pain assessment
- Next steps
Slide Presentation [PDF, 632KB]
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