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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services New Goals

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care exceeds the goal to reduce use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: CMS announces new goal.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services FACT Sheet

Data show the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care exceeds goals to reduce unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Surveyor Training Antipsychotic Use in NHs

This program provides background information on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and survey basics related to care of person with dementia and unnecessary medications.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Memo to Introduce Dementia Care Partnership

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes to promote comprehensive dementia care and therapeutic interventions for nursing home residents with dementia-related behaviors.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hand in Hand Memo

The Hand in Hand training materials consist of an orientation guide and six one-hour video-based modules, each of which has a DVD and an accompanying instructor guide.

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National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign

The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign has variety of resources and clinical tools to assist nursing homes to achieve the goals of this partnership.

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American Medical Director Association Dementia Care

The American Medical Director Association provides their action plan for Improving Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.

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American Medical Director Association Antipsychotic Use Assessment Tool

Assessment tool for the use of Antipsychotic Drug use in patients with Dementia.

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Antipsychotic Medication Quality Measures

This tool identifies new measures for antipsychotic medications that are posted on Nursing Home Compare.

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Responsive Behaviors Tool

This document provides a listing of responsive behaviors of residents with possible causes, and sample interventions.

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Dementia Care Overview

This resource offers background information about the Partnership to Individualize Dementia Care.

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Sample Survey: Florida Partnership

This is a sample needs assessment that was sent to partnership members to assess how the partnership can assist nursing homes to achieve the CMS goals.

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Physician Package

This resource provides quick reference links to tools, clinical practice guides, non-pharmalogical interventions, data, and evidence-based research.

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Questions for Interdisciplinary Team Review of Individual Dementia Care Cases

This resource presents a list of questions to consider when managing patients with dementia.

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State Coalition Checklist

This checklist provides suggestions for providers to consider when caring for patients with dementia.

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Provider Implementation Flow Diagram

The attached is a step-by-step flow diagram provided by CMS Partnership to Improve Dementia Care for providers who would like to improve dementia care for their residents.

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Self-Assessment Tool

This tool helps caregivers collaborate with practitioners to properly assess behavior carefully and systematically, to help rule out critical underlying causes including (but not limited to) environmental, functional, and other possibly correctable causes or serious medical conditions such as delirium.

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Improving Dementia Care and Reducing Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotics: Process Assessment

This process assessment can be used during your QAA/QAPI committee meeting in an effort to improve dementia care and reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications.

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Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Online

This online training focuses on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matter experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ in-service training on these important topics.

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Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Download

This downloadable training focuses on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matter experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ in-service training on these important topics.

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