Dementia Care: A Handbook for Long-Term Care Social Services 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 long-term care social services staff understand and address the challenging needs of residents with dementia at each stage of the disease’s progression. Social services staff will benefit from the how-to guidance that breaks down CMS’ initiative, and learn how to monitor the appropriate care of residents.
This book provides:
- Guidance on the use of non-pharmacological methods of reducing dementia-related behaviors
- 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 Social Services
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 TrainingInMotion.org’s Carmelina: Essential Nursing Systems for Long-Term Care. As the founder of TrainingInMotion.org 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.
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Published: June 2014