Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care Activities Staff

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Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care Activities Staff

 Frosini Rubertino, RN, BSN, C-NE, CDONA/LTC

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Adhere to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dementia care initiative to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in treating residents with dementia. This handbook will help the activities staff understand and address the challenging care needs of residents with dementia at each stage of the disease’s progression. Activities directors and staff will benefit from the how-to guidance that breaks down CMS’ initiative, and learn how to develop and implement an activities program that fits the needs of residents.

This book provides:

  • Guidance on the use of non-pharmacological methods of reducing dementia-related behaviors
  • Tips on developing activities for residents with dementia
  • Strategies for educating staff to provide assistance and assurance to residents’ family members

Table of Contents

About the Author
Chapter 1:  Dementia Care in Long-Term Care
Chapter 2:  Understanding Dementia and Person-Centered Care
Chapter 3:  Building an Interdisciplinary Dementia Care Team
Chapter 4:  Conditions that Impact Cognitive Functioning
Chapter 5:  Assessment of Behavioral Conditions
Chapter 6:  Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Dementia Behaviors
Chapter 7:  Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Dementia Behaviors
Chapter 8:  Monitoring Outcomes of Approaches
Chapter 9: Dementia Care and the Activities Staff
Dementia Care Resources

About the Author

Frosini Rubertino, RN, BSN, C-NE, CDONA/LTC, is a regulatory specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is the author of HCPro’s The QIS Mock Survey Guide, The Medicare Billing Manual for Long-Term Care, The Complete Guide to Long-Term Care Medicare Billing, QAPI: A Nursing Home’s Guide to Implementation and Management, Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care, Caring for the Dementia Resident: Ensuring Regulatory Compliant Care, and’s Carmelina: Essential Nursing Systems for Long-Term Care. As the founder of and instructor for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®— Long-Term Care Version, she is a nationally-recognized trainer and speaker, advising long-term care organizations in regulatory compliance and how to maintain excellence in their respective roles.

Need to train your entire team or organization? Bulk orders are available. Call 800-650-6787 to learn more.

Published: June 2014