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
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.
Representatives of NADONA and MI-NADONA will be active coalition members offering perspectives in clinical subject matter and training implementation.