CORE DEMENTIA CARE™: A MICHIGAN CMP FUNDED INITIATIVE
Consistent with the Nursing Facility Enrichment Program, this project proposes to implement the Core Dementia Care™ (CDC) QAPI training model that will improve individualized care and enhance person-centered dementia-capable culture in Michigan SNF’s. CDC is founded in person-centered, empowerment-oriented education. The project will enable SNF staff to effectively modify strategies to discover what contributes to the resident with dementia feeling content, engaged, and enriched in everyday life. Learned strategies improve efforts to prevent or avoid unnecessary pain and suffering for the person with dementia. Research suggests approximately 64% of SNF residents have dementia; thus, almost 25,000 Michigan citizens. Our consortium of content experts, researchers, experienced educators, and successful grant managers are uniquely qualified to implement this evidenced informed person-centered dementia care training, sustained by a systemic Master Trainer and Train-the-trainer component. A robust outcomes measurement will examine results in resident enrichment, care outcomes, and staff stress reduction.
The CDC project will produce the following outcomes:
Enhanced person-centered resident satisfaction.
Enriched resident well-being.
Enhanced dementia-capable culture.
Reduced caregiver stress.
A replicable education model based on the principles of adult learning, person-centered practice, and evidenced-based dementia-capable training.
COLLABORATING PARTNERS COMMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT
Health Care Association of Michigan
HCAM is a statewide, not-for-profit, trade association representing the interests of for-profit and not-for-profit, county medical care, VA, and hospital-based providers. HCAM represents more than 350 nursing facilities in the state of Michigan.
The Starling Center is a progressive, Michigan-based firm that focuses on the performance needs of organizations that serve older adults and people with disabilities. The Starling Center will carry out the Instructional Systems and Evaluation Design, along with training implementation, for Core Dementia Care, Train-the-Trainer, and Master Trainer Programs.
For more information about the Starling Center go to www.starlingcenter.org
NADONA | MI-NADONA
Representatives of NADONA and MI-NADONA will be active coalition members offering perspectives in clinical subject matter and training implementation.
CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
Introduction to the Core Dementia Care™ Leadership Program
Core Dementia Care™ Program Experience
Program Implementation Training: Adult Learning Facilitation, Program Management & Evaluation
CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ FACILITY IMPLEMENTATION
CDC Facility Implementation takes place over a 6-month period. During this time facilities are required to implement one cycle of the 10-week CDC program and submit learning evaluation data. At the conclusion of this cycle, facilities are able to continue implementation with no further evaluation requirements.
CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ FACILITY IMPACT DATA
Per the funding agreements with CMS, the grant evaluation team is required to gather impact data. During CDC Facility Implementation facility-based trainers submit evaluation data at 30, 60, and 90 days intervals. In addition, the grant evaluation team will conduct focus groups 90 days post CDC Facility Implementation.
Implementation Coach Relationship
Structure of the Relationship
PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT CDC COURSE:
DURING CDC FACILITATION:
POST CDC FACILITATION:
The facility implementation team may at any time initiate additional contact with their Implementation Coach as needed.
Instructor Set & Training Tools:
Core Dementia Care™ LMS coredementiacare.org
Core Self Care™ App available for download to a mobile device. Preview a Core Self Care™ video!
Program Marketing Flyer
Basecamp Collaborative Platform
Implementation Planning Checklist
Training Readiness Assessment
Quarterly Webinars — Best Practice Discussions for Facilitators
Published Best Practices
Annual Facilitator Fidelity Assessment
Individualized Dementia Care Assessment
QAPI Reporting Guidance
Focus Group Planning Guidance
Online Survey Platform for Evaluation Tools & Reporting
Annual Facilitator Fidelity Training
Coalition Coaching Support
Core Self Care™ Mobile App and Core Dementia Care™ LMS Technical Support
CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ ANNUAL REPORTS: