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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:

CORE DEMENTIA CARE™ LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: 
Introduction to the Core Dementia Care™ Leadership Program

  • 2-hour virtual meeting to address Technology Training, Evaluation Training & Baseline Data Requirements

Core Dementia Care™ Program Experience

  • 20-hours of virtual instruction over 10 consecutive weeks. Leadership Program participants complete the Core Dementia Care™ Program Experience delivered in 2–hour weekly increments

Program Implementation Training: Adult Learning Facilitation, Program Management & Evaluation 

  • 3 consecutive 8-hour days
  • In person 2–3 weeks after the conclusion of the CDC Program Experience
  • Participants learn how to successfully facilitate the CDC program, implement the sustainability resources and tools, and how to complete evaluation requirements in their facilities.


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.

 
COACHING SUPPORT:
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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