Annual conferences are an opportunity to stay abreast of changes in the industry and creative programs to enhance practice and outcomes in long term care. It is an opportunity to meet other colleagues in the industry who can serve as future resources and mentors. This year’s ACHCA Winter Marketplace will be hosted at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada December 4 – 6, 2015.
I will be presenting information on the current state of dementia care practice, pending regulatory changes and ways to prepare as well as ”best practice” in memory care. My session, “Dementia Care and CMS: Are You Ready?” will be presented on Sunday, 12/6 at 8:30 am.
As we all know, memory care is exploding and predicted to increase, yet many programs lack a strategy for ensuring positive outcomes and compliance with upcoming CMS demands. This session will define essential components of an exemplary program, competitive advantages, the CMS pilot, and projections for future regulations. Topics include: leadership role in addressing consumer desires; staff recruitment, retention, orientation and training; consistent assignments; ongoing communication, integrating families; admission processes; safety; and importance of developing a continuum of care.
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