Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents a view of the culture change movement, defining what it is and a variety of ways to implement it in both skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. The role of medical director in all aspects of initiating and evaluating culture changing initiatives will be explained. Care studies will be presented as well as tools for evaluating the effectiveness of culture changing initiatives.
Compare and contrast traditional culture in long term care with the current innovations of the Culture Change Movement.
Identify the role of Medical Director in all aspects of implementing culture changing initiatives in long term care organizations.
Analyze the effectiveness of culture change initiatives.
Apply the information presented to develop a plan for culture change in long term care facilities where the attendee practices as an attending physician or Medical Director.
Speakers(s): Joyce Simard, MSW; William Keane, MS, MBA, LNHA
Disclosure(s): Joyce Simard, MSW has no disclosures to report. William Keane, MS, MBA, LNHA has no disclosures to report.
References: M. M. Doty, M. J. Koren, and E. L. Sturla, Culture Change in Nursing Homes: How Far Have We Come? Findings From The Commonwealth Fund 2007 National Survey of Nursing Homes, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2008 'Culture Change In Long-Term Care' edited by A Weiner and J Ranch, Hayward Press NY 2003