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Care4Elders CNA Caregiving News
Delivers monthly CNA caregiving news, personal improvement tips, and an Inservice Training article. Includes free downloadable slides and other educational materials.
IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE:
  • Personal Care Skills. This month's Inservice Training article with quiz.
  • Preventing Pressure Ulcers through effective observations.
  • Don't use elderspeak!
  • How to reduce restraint use!
  • How to be a compassionate caregiver!
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Alzheimer's Care Guide

Alzheimer's Care Guide - The magazine for Alzheimer's Caregivers
The magazine for Alzheimer's Caregivers. Each issue includes a CE training article with quiz, plus free downloadable activities and educational materials.
IN THE JAN-FEB ISSUE:
  • Exercise boosts your elder's wellbeing.
  • Music helps depression.
  • Caregivers are the key to a meaningul life.
  • Activities ideas for Jan-Feb, by Susan Berg.
  • Dementia elders do better with their own preferences.
  • How to effectively communicate with your elders. CE article, with quiz.
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Stepping On!

Stepping On! An elderly falls prevention program
Falls prevention program.
The 3rd N. American edition!"

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Medicare toughens Quality Measures Enforcement.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently signifi cantly toughened its nursing home quality of care requirements. And this has resulted in one-third of nursing homes having their ratings lowered by the federal government. (Read more...)



New nursing home regulations proposed. Emphasis on CNA training and skills.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published in the Federal Register a long list of proposed regulations for nursing homes involving many aspects of longterm care.

In this list is a proposal for much more emphasis on person-centered care, including new regulations for the increased involvement and training of CNAs in person-centered care. (Read more...)

Care4Elders Columnist Lorena TonarelliLorena Tonarelli, MSC
Caregiving Research Reporter

Get your CNAs ready for the next stage of the person-centered care revolution

The Federal Register journal published a proposed rule, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which requires nursing homes to provide high-quality, effective person-centered care to all of their residents. (Read more...)




Care4Elders Columnist Susan BergSusan Berg
Certified Dementia Practitioner

How to have the Best Possible Relationship with those who have Dementia (Part 1)

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia is not easy. However, there are things you can do to make your days and nights as pleasant as possible. (Read more...)


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