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

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Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care Nursing 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 long-term care nurses understand and address the challenging care needs of residents with dementia at each stage of the disease’s progression. Nurses will benefit from the how-to guidance that breaks down CMS’ initiative, and learn how to provide efficient and effective care to residents.

This book provides:

  • Guidance on the use of non-pharmacological methods of reducing dementia-related behaviors
  • Tips on caring 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 Nursing 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