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Overview:

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:

  1. Enhanced person-centered resident satisfaction. 

  2. Enriched resident well-being.

  3. Enhanced dementia-capable culture. 

  4. Reduced caregiver stress.

  5. A replicable education model based on the principles of adult learning, person-centered practice, and evidenced-based dementia-capable training.

 

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Grant Partners:

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.  

 

Starling Center

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.  

www.nadona.org                                    www.minadona.org

 

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Program Outline:

SESSIONS 1 & 2: 
Program Expectations, Evaluation Requirements, & Technical Training

  • 1.5 hour Zoom meeting. All participants must attend.


SESSION 3: 
Core Dementia Care™ Course Experience

  • Participants are required to submit Baseline Data and Competency Pre–Test prior to beginning Session 3.
  • CDC is facilitated over 10 consecutive weeks, one 2-hour module per week. 
  • Weekly modules are presented on two alternate dates. Participants select a track to attend.
  • One consistent Master Trainer facilitates the 10-week CDC experience.
  • Participants are required to complete all 10 modules to advance to Session 4. In the situation of an urgent need to miss a weekly module: The first option is to attend the alternative track. The second option is to watch the recorded presentation of the module on the LMS.

 

SESSION 4: 
Adult Learning Principles 

  • This session will be facilitated as two consecutive days in a virtual environment. It is highly interactive with facilitation practice and return demonstration. The classroom delivery model will be revisited when appropriate.


SESSION 5: 
Return Demonstration Submission

  • For a facility to advance to Session 6 and Program Implementation, all participants, per facility, are required to submit the return demonstration assignment.


SESSION 6: 
Program Implementation & Evaluation

  • This is a 1.5 hour Zoom meeting with individual facility training teams or multiple facilities. The meeting is facilitated by Implementation Coaches. During this meeting participants learn what is required for program implementation and evaluation  and review program resources and tools available to them to successfully sustain the program in their facility.

 
IMPLEMENTATION & COACHING SUPPORT:
Implementation Meeting

  • In this final 1-hour meeting, the training team presents their Implementation Plan to their coach. 


Implementation Coach Relationship

  • The coalition will provide an Implementation Coach for each facility to assist in implementing and evaluating the Core Dementia Care™ program in their facilities during the grant period.
  • The Implementation Coach will engage in weekly contact with the facilitation team to provide support as indicated. This contact may include Zoom meetings, phone calls, Basecamp messages or emails as indicated by the team needs.
  • The Implementation Coach will regularly check the status of and provide communications regarding missing evaluation instruments.


Structure of the Relationship
PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT CDC COURSE:

  • Coach will initiate weekly contact via Basecamp

DURING CDC FACILITATION:

  • Zoom check-in week of implementation
  • Zoom check-in after Module 1
  • Zoom check-in after Module 4
  • Zoom check-in after Module 7
  • Zoom check-in after Module 10

POST CDC FACILITATION:

  • Monthly notifications if evaluation instruments are overdue
  • Zoom meeting to plan Focus Groups

The facility implementation team may at any time initiate additional contact with their Implementation Coach as needed. 

 

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Program Sustainability:

TRAINING TOOLS

  • Instructor Set & Training Tools:

 

MARKETING TOOLS

  • Program Marketing Flyer

 

IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS

  • Basecamp Collaborative Platform

  • Implementation Planning Checklist 

  • Training Readiness Assessment 

  • Quarterly Webinars ­­— Best Practice Discussions for Facilitators

  • Published Best Practices

  • Regulatory Crosswalk

  • Annual Facilitator Fidelity Assessment 

 

EVALUATION TOOLS

  • Individualized Dementia Care Assessment 

  • Evaluation Instruments

  • QAPI Reporting Guidance 

  • Focus Group Planning Guidance 

  • Online Survey Platform for Evaluation Tools & Reporting

 

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Annual Facilitator Fidelity Training

  • Coalition Coaching Support

  • Core Self Care™ Mobile App and Core Dementia Care™ LMS Technical Support

 

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Annual Reports:

CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ ANNUAL REPORTS:

2019 Annual Report (Download PDF)

 

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