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Consumer Brochure

Consumer Brochure

While staying in a nursing home, your caregivers will work with you to develop a written plan that details the care you need and want. This brochure can be used to help bring your voice to the care plan meeting. Caregivers have the jobs that they do because they CARE about people! They want to hear from you!
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NCulture Change Tool Kit

Culture Change Tool Kit

An interdisciplinary task force composed of national clinical organizations that set standards of practice has released a document expanding dining, diets, food consistency, thickened liquids, and tube feedings. This task force included 12 organizations, representing clinical professions involved in developing diet orders and providing food service (including physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, dietitians among others). The task force formed in 2011 as a recommendation from the 2010 CMS/Pioneer Network symposium on food and dining. Also participating were CMS, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.
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New Dining Standards Memo

New Dining Standards of Practice Resources are Available Now

An interdisciplinary task force composed of national clinical organizations that set standards of practice has released a document expanding dining, diets, food consistency, thickened liquids, and tube feedings. This task force included 12 organizations, representing clinical professions involved in developing diet orders and providing food service (including physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, dietitians among others). The task force formed in 2011 as a recommendation from the 2010 CMS/Pioneer Network symposium on food and dining. Also participating were CMS, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.
Click here to learn more! (PDF)

New Dining Practice Standards

Dining Practice Standards Pioneer Network

Food and Dining requirements are core components of quality of life and quality of care in nursing homes. CMS notes that the most frequent questions and concerns received by their staff focus on the physical environment and dining/food policies in nursing homes. Therefore, in 2010 the Pioneer Network and CMS held their second co-sponsored nation symposium Creating Home II National Symposium on Culture Change and the Food and Dining Requirements, sponsored by the Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation. The including nursing home staff, regulators, provider leadership, researchers, registered dietitians, vendors and advocates for culture change to bring you this Standard of Practice for Individualized nutrition Approaches & Diet Liberalization.
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Artifacts of Culture Change

Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool

The Artifacts of Culture Change tool fills the purpose of collecting the major concrete changes homes have made to care and workplace practices, policies and schedules, increased resident autonomy, and improved environment. It results from study of what providers and researchers have deemed significant things that are changed and are different in culture changing homes compared to other homes.
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consistent assignment flyer

Consistent Assignment Flyer

Building strong relationships between residents and staff in order to improve resident quality of care and quality of life is at the heart of consistent assignment. Download this one-page flyer to learn more... Click Here.

Process for Care Planning for Resident Choice

A Process for Care Planning for Resident Choice

The Person-Centered Care Planning process supports long term care communities in their efforts to honor residents’ choices that influence quality of care and quality of life, while mitigating potential risks associated with those choices. Click here to learn more! (PDF)

Dementia Beyond Drugs

Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care

Reducing the use of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia is key to successfully implementing compassionate, person-centered practices in your organization-and this book shows clearly why and how it can be done. The revised second edition of this award-winning resource introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications are not the solution to ease the distress experienced by individuals living with dementia. Outlined here is the information and inspiration you need to provide alternative solutions for individualized support and care. Click here to learn more!

Dementia Beyond Disease

Dementia Beyond Disease

Revealing how drug-based interventions as well as completely holistic approaches consistently fall short of addressing and meeting the needs of people with dementia, this book offers a proactive approach-one that challenges widely accepted dementia care practices and provides a compelling new framework for developing more effective dementia services. Click here to learn more!

Serving Residents with Dementia: - Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers

Serving Residents with Dementia: - Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers

Care providers in the assisted living setting have historically been governed by disparate regulatory structures and have consequently experienced a dearth of connective care standards. But as the industry continues to grow rapidly, attract the attention of federal regulators, and cater to an ever-expanding population of Americans with dementia, assisted living facilities (ALF) that want to remain competitive must heighten their focus on providing individualized, transformative care using consistent, compliant approaches-actions that can often be hard to coordinate if not approached with the proper tools and mindset.Click here to learn more!

Bird Tales

Bird Tales A Program for Engaging People with Dementia 

Bird Tales is an easy-to-implement therapeutic program that uses multisensory stimulation and the natural outdoor world of birds to help people living with dementia interact with their environment and share a meaningful experience with others. Observing birds through sight, sound, smell and touch can encourage staff and family interactions even in elders with advanced dementia, and lift their mood for the rest of the day! Click here to learn more!

Caring for the Dementia Resident: Ensuring Regulatory-Compliant Care

Caring for the Dementia Resident: Ensuring Regulatory-Compliant Care

Providing quality care and aid to the vast majority of nursing home residents diagnosed with dementia can be challenging; it requires extraordinary care and special training to work with these individuals and their families. Click here to learn more!

Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer's and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care

Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer's and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care

The book is designed to guide professional caregivers in meeting the needs of patients and their families, providing insight into the philosophy, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation measures involved in interdisciplinary palliative care. The chapter authors offer guidelines and standards of care based on contributions from nurses, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians, psychologists, family caregivers and pastors. An exhibit at the end of every chapter clearly articulates the standards of care appropriate for all advanced dementia facilities and health care staff. Click here to learn more!

The Connections Activity Program for People with Dementia

The Connections Activity Program for People with Dementia

Help people with dementia stay energized and connected to their lifelong interests using this strength-based approach to activity planning! Click here to learn more!

nursing mentors

Ohio Nursing Home Mentor Listing

Find a mentor in the Ohio nursing home community to help you in your efforts toward providing care that is person-centered. Mentors are listed with information about their areas of experience and if they are open to providing tours to others in the industry. Click here to view list of mentors!
To register to become a mentor, click here.