Progress, success stories on tap for national conference call on dementia care in nursing homes

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Providers and other stakeholders are invited to a national conference call on improving dementia care by lessening the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. The call begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on July 10 and is sponsored by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The regulatory agency has created a “national partnership” that promotes person-centered, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.

The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify an individualized approach most likely to benefit the person. CMS subject matter experts will discuss the partnership's progress and successes, and discuss its next steps. A question-and-answer period will complete the 90-minute session.

To register or learn more about he call, click here. Registration will close 30 minutes before the call starts, or when all available slots have been filled. Presentation materials for the call will be posted at least one day before it takes place at the FFS National Provider Calls website, officials said.