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

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

This book provides:

  • Guidance on the use of non-pharmacological methods of reducing dementia-related behaviors
  • Tips on providing therapy to 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 Therapy 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