Gone are the days of institutional group activities, which failed to engage residents. Even in assisted living, let alone nursing homes, real people are showing and telling us they don’t want such activities and entertainment—they want individualized, meaningful engagement with real life to fill their otherwise empty days. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Tag 679 requires a focus on interests, not problems, and Tag 655 requires care plans that include identifying each resident’s highest practicable level of well-being.
If you’re still offering traditional group activities, it’s time to change course and move to meaningful engagement. Engagement holds promise for reducing anxiety, depression and so much more. Go beyond minimal compliance and “activity programming” with industry expert Carmen Bowman in this webinar, as she helps you think about engagement, “enchantment”, “momentous moments” and more. Plus, find out how the new CMS requirements at Tag 679 requires all staff support resident activity interests. Get a glimpse into the new requirement and Critical Element Pathway used during survey on how to involve residents more in the community.
After attending this webinar, you will know how the new CMS requirements and long-standing culture change practices support moving in a new direction. You will clearly understand what federal regulations require regarding activity interests, involvement with the community, individualized engagement as well as what residents are telling us they really want – real life.
Here is a taste of what you will uncover:
Who Should Attend
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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...
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