Do you strive to provide quality person-centered care to your residents with dementia? Confused about how to comply with F309 and F329? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this program is for you! Dementia Care: Drugs or Diversion is presented by Kendal Outreach, LLC, an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation.
Over 50% of residents living in long-term care facilities have dementia, and 90% of those residents will develop behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) at some point. Traditionally these symptoms have been treated with powerful antipsychotic medications, which are ineffective for the most part and have dangerious side effects for elderly nursing home residents. Compounding the problem, nursing home staff often do not understand dementia and its effects. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) launched the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, with a goal of meeting the health, psychosocial and behavioral health needs of residents with dementia.
This program offers an overview of the complexities of dementia care along with updates to F tags 309 and 329. It will provide the participants with resources to develop person-centered strategies to prevent the use of unnecessary medications, while improving the resident's quality of life. In addition, for those residents already receiving unnecessary antipsychotics, participants will walk through the process of gradual reductions.
Certificates for contact hour credit will be awarded participants upon full attendance of the program and receipt of the completed evaluation form. Partial credit is not awarded.
Kendal Outreach, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Pending approval by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB)
Pending approval by The National Certification for Activity Professionals
The total program cost is $89. Kendal staff and staff from Kendal Northern Ohio partner organizations are eligible for a $20/person discount for this program. Ask your Kendal at Home or Senior Independence representative for the coupon code.
The seminar will take place at Kendal at Oberlin, in the Heiser Auditorium on Tuesday, May 13.