Thursday, September 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
This national provider call focuses on effective care transitions between long-term and acute care settings, highlighting transitions that involve residents with dementia. This is critical for residents with dementia, as care transitions can cause heightened anxiety and aggression. Communication should be optimized, as care transitions are high-risk periods for nursing home residents. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
Discussion Topics and Presenters
Effective Care Transitions between Long-Term and Acute-Care Settings
Dr. Kevin Biese, University of North Carolina (UNC), Department of Emergency Medicine
Tammie Stanton, UNC Health Care System
Kathryn Weigel, Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center of Apex
Scott Bartlett, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging
National Partnership and QAPI Updates
Michele Laughman, CMS
Debbie Lyons, CMS