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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

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 632KB]

Helpful Resources: Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Care and Effective Pain Assessment & Management [PDF, 86KB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 18MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 505KB]

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

For More Information:
For more information, please visit the following websites: Advancing Excellence and Hand in Hand.