National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care

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Improving Care for Persons Living with Dementia in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes and partners across the country are working to improve care for persons living with dementia, with particular focus on reducing inappropriate antipsychotic drug use. This Telligen webinar recorded in March 2019 focuses on successful practices of high-performing nursing homes. These practices are included in a change package that reflects how the nursing homes …

Antipsychotic Medications: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Improving the quality of dementia care being delivered and reducing antipsychotic drug use should be a priority in all nursing facilities. Federal and state regulators have made antipsychotic drug reduction a major survey focal point and it is also an expectation of today’s consumer and family members. This Telligen presentation recorded in October 2018 focuses …

Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes

Do you need in-service training on dementia management and resident abuse prevention? Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Survey and Certification Group focuses on caring for residents with dementia and preventing abuse. This training is updated and available in two formats: Self-paced training …

The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

The Alzheimer’s Association has outlined best practices for professional care providers to improve the quality of dementia care. The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations target assessment, communication and understanding behavior, social needs and activities, proper nutrition, reducing pain, falls, wandering, restraint-free care, and end-of-life care.  

Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Brain Change

Teepa Snow is one of America’s leading educators on dementia, brain changes and positive communication techniques to use with people living with dementia. This website is filled with videos, articles and educational tools to use with staff and families.

Pioneer Network Antipsychotic Medications Exercise

Pioneer Network is a national nonprofit focused on changing the culture of aging throughout the spectrum of aging services. The resource library includes links to an Antipsychotic Medications Exercise and toolkits and training ideas to implement person-directed care.

The American Health Care Association: Antipsychotics

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is focused on quality initiatives to improve care in nursing homes. The AHCA Antipsychotics Resources page includes consumer fact sheets, a Clinical Consideration of Antipsychotic Management toolkit, recorded webinars and additional resources to reduce antipsychotic drug use.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care was launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2012. The Partnership aims to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and to ultimately improve the overall care of those residents living with dementia. The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign website provides …

Alzheimer’s Association Direct Connect Rapid Referral Form

This referral form may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association to receive information about Alzheimer’s support services and educational opportunities.

The Antipsychotic Reduction Resident Prioritization Tool

The antipsychotic reduction resident prioritization tool is a resource designed to assist an interdisciplinary team to identify where to begin a gradual dose reduction of antipsychotic medications and which residents to include.  

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