"Reducing the Use of Antipsychotics in NWO Skilled Nursing Facilities”
You ARE a Part of the Change-Welcome Aboard!
You are a part of a project that will assist, you, the health professionals in skilled nursing facilities, to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications while increasing the use of non-pharmacological behavior management interventions!
2017 OUR PART - We will provide:
1. Two (2) day Kick-off Educational Session, March 15 & 16, 2017 to empower you to:
• Describe the causes of behaviors including staff precipitated behaviors.
• Identify the impact reduced cognitive abilities has on residents’ cognitive functioning skills.
• Discuss the administration of standardized RCCT in long term care settings.
• Demonstrate scoring process for the RCCT as reported on the Cognitive Reporting Form.
• Discuss the significant potential deficits revealed through RCCT result.
• Describe the impact of the RCCT results on care planning.
• Explain components of the Communication Program’s Brain Exercise Curriculum.
• Describe implementation of Communication Program’s Brain Exercise curriculum and the evaluation process.
• Discuss resident performance evaluation and score utilization.
• Describe additional non-pharmacological interventions that can be employed.
2. 6.5 contact hours approved for Nurses, OTs, Social Workers & Activity Directors
3. All Support Materials, i.e. books, DVDs, manuals, assessment documents
4. Ongoing monthly consulting from their Memory Care Consultant.
2017 YOUR PART - You will provide:
1. You have given us your assurance that the required assessments will be completed quarterly as directed; the assessment data will be utilized in resident care planning to address behavioral challenges and non-pharmacological tools will be utilized
2. You will inform residents and families of your involvement in this grant project.
3. Your participants will attend the two (2) day kick-off session which will be:
March 15 and 16, 2017 from 8am till 5pm each day at the Garden Inn by Hilton, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd,
Perrysburg, OH 43551.
NOTE: Thanks to you, snacks will be provided during the conference. Lunch will be participant’s expense. Ohio Department of Medicaid tells us that food is not allowable as a grant expense.
4. After the your participants complete the class they will carry the project forward through June 30, 2019 at your facility by administering the assessments, utilize the results in care planning for the selected residents and select non-pharmacological interventions on an ongoing basis.
5. Your participants will have the Memory Care Consultant they worked with during the educational available to them through on-site and phone/email communications.
6. Your participants will be promoted to periodically submit aggregate data as they work with their Memory Care Consultant.
In order to select the individuals you want to work with you will need to bring these two MDS reports that show:
1. Residents with a dementia diagnosis as identified on the MDS in Section I-Active Diagnoses; Neurological 14200-Alzheimer’s Disease or 14800-Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia.
2. Residents on antipsychotic medication as identified on the MDS in Section N-Medications; Medications Received N0410 A-Antipsychotics
3. At no time will we want resident specific information. All information will be aggregate data.
2018 & 2019 OUR PART:
1. One (1) day educational session each year in March
• Updating on all aspects of initial training
• 4.0 contact hours approved for Nurses, OTs, Social Workers and Activities Directors
• Mentoring education to assure continued success after completion of the project
2. Additional support materials
2018 & 2019 YOUR PART:
1. Your participants will attend the yearly educational session in March of 2018 and 2019.
2. Your participants will continue to carry the project forward consistently through June 30, 2019 at your facility by administering the assessments, utilize the results in care planning for the selected residents and select non-pharmacological interventions on an ongoing basis.
3. Your participants will have the Memory Care Consultant they worked with during the educational available to them through on-site and phone/email communications.
4. Your participants will be promoted to periodically submit aggregate data as they work with their Memory Care Consultant.
This project has been made possible through a grant from the
Ohio Department of Medicaid,
using CMP monies. It was awarded to
Waugh Consulting, LLC and will be funded through
WACON SOLUTIONS, INC.