Embrace Person-Centered Elderly Care to Reduce Antipsychotic Medications

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
90 minutes
Product Description

Get to the source of elderly behavior issues with personalized care, not antipsychotic drugs

You know that drugs shouldn’t be the first solution for elderly behavior modification, but often it ends up that way out of convenience or frustration. Fortunately, inconvenient elderly behavior can be solved without unnecessary antipsychotic drugs when alternative methods are understood. Jumping straight to pharmacological solutions is a disservice to the patient, and does nothing to empower and improve behavioral health. Rather, antipsychotic drugs should be replaced with personalized care whenever possible. If you are still implementing institutional care instead of individualized care, learn how the new CMS requirements and long-standing culture change practices support moving in a new direction.

Join this information-packed webinar by consultant, trainer and author Carmen Bowman, and learn how personalized care is revolutionizing the long-standing drug culture in nursing homes. Bowman will teach you how to view “behaviors” as communications, and walk you through federal regulations regarding individualized care, dementia care best practices, and individualized, non-pharmacological approaches to avoiding unnecessary drugs, including antipsychotic drugs. She will provide valuable insights on how to honor patient needs so that drugs are unnecessary – and promote person-centered care by joining CMS’ National Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health & Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications for Nursing Home Residents. Elderly care providers don’t need to, nor should they, jump to medications first.

After attending this presentation, you will develop a strong understanding of personalized care and be able to improve the daily lives of your elderly patients.

Session Highlights

Here’s a sampling of what this program will uncover:

  • CMS Tag F758: Unnecessary drugs and psychotropic drugs
  • CMS Tag F741: Non-pharmacological interventions
  • CMS Tag F744: Dementia care treatment and services
  • CMS Tag F655: Comprehensive person-centered care planning
  • CMS Tag F550: Self-determination
  • Individualized/personalized care plans.
  • Open dining
  • Honoring sleep
  • Stats and resources regarding the CMS Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health.
  • Care plan preferences more than problems
  • View “behaviors” as communications

Session Agenda

  • CMS’ national initiative to improve behavioral health & reduce the use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents
  • Risks of antipsychotic drugs
  • What do these medications do?
  • Success comes from
  • Managing pain
  • Non-pharmacological approaches
  • Recommended course of action
  • Meaningful activity assessment
  • Changing the culture of care planning: a person-directed approach

Who Should Attend:

Any person working in a nursing home or assisted living facility, such as:

  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Registered nurses working with elderly patients
  • Licensed vocational or practical nurses
  • Nursing home administrators

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Carmen Bowman


Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the...   More Info
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