The Culture Change Webinars offer a variety of topics that align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes goals related to quality of care and quality of life issues. Take this opportunity to hear from a number of individuals who can provide some of the answers that you may have about the journey of culture change in long-term care.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services is planning webinars for the summer of 2013. Each event will provide 1.5 hours of training.
These events will offer continuing education credit to nurses, social workers, psychology professionals, activity directors, licensed nursing facility administrators, and certified nurse aides.
Consistent Assignment of Staff -- July 2013
The audience will hear from experts on strategies for implementing consistent assignment of nursing home staff including positive and negative experiences along the way. A shared concern among the long-term care industry today is meeting the challenges of providing quality of care while meeting budgetary guidelines. Consistent assignment is about scheduling caregivers to care for the same residents towards the goal of building trust and most importantly developing meaningful relationships. Our experts will share how consistent assignment can be successfully implemented in your nursing home using a variety of examples. The examples will include the key nursing concepts of resident safety, quality of care and outcomes. Presenters will identify some of the positive outcomes resulting from consistent assignment.
Antipsychotic Medications and Non-Pharmaceutical Behavior Support -- August 2013
The audience will hear from experts on the most frequently asked questions and shared concerns from nursing home staff about antipsychotic medication use in the elderly. Successful interventions and alternatives to medication use will be discussed as well as positive and negative outcomes that may be experienced.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a set of four symposia. Each event offered the same line up of speakers and topics. These events were offered in Lubbock (Aug. 22), Dallas (Aug. 24), San Antonio (Nov. 13) and Houston (Nov. 15). The symposium was titled "Person-Directed Care is the Heart of Culture Change." Below are the handouts from these events.
Culture Change Webinar #5 — The Value and Importance of Spending Time Outdoors
Decreasing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in the Dementia Population (Series webinar – AP #2)
What's the fuss about using antipsychotic medications in Long Term Care facilities? (Series Webinar - AP #1)
Moving In Day: Person Directed Approach (Series webinar #4)
Activities in a Person Directed Environment (Series webinar #3)
The Bathing Experience (Series webinar #2)
The Dining Experience: A DADS Culture Change Initiative (Series webinar #1)
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a symposium in collaboration with TMF Health Quality Institute. The symposium, titled "Culture Change: Enriching Lives in Nursing Homes," was held in Austin on July 25, 2011.
Note: DADS has compact discs (CDs) containing several of the PowerPoint presentations from the 2011 symposium. These are available upon request. Please submit your request to this web address: DADSCultureChange@dads.state.tx.us.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored three conferences, one each in the cities of Arlington, Austin and San Antonio, during the summer of 2008. The title was "The Elements of Care Planning." The conferences provided information on the regulatory aspect of care planning, the findings for the nursing facility quality review of 2007, and a person-directed approach to care planning.
The attached information was distributed to Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) regional offices and states concerning a video-broadcast on Nursing Home Culture Change that took place in 2007. It was sponsored by Karen Schoeneman of CMS-Baltimore, in the Division of Nursing Homes. States participated by teleconference.
The Department of Aging and Disability Services sponsored a joint conference with the Texas Health Care Association, Texas Health Care Association Education Foundation, Educational Institute on Aging, Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and TMF Health Quality Institute. The conference title was "Putting the Pieces Together." Conference locations were Austin, Bryan-College Station, McAllen and Arlington. Topics included:
Updated: April 25, 2013