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Session Description: In this session, two dynamic national speakers and geriatricians will present the quality and cost benefits of implementing palliative care principles and practices in long-term care (LTC) settings. Dr. Diane Meier, Director of the National Center to Advance Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will explain palliative care practices and clarify the difference between palliative care and hospice. She will review best practices that increase quality of care from her own experience as a geriatrician, as well as working examples from interviews with medical directors across the country who have successfully implemented these programs in their skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Phillips, the Senior Vice-President for Public Policy and Advocacy for LeadingAge, will develop the case for palliative care’s impact on improving quality, and through improving quality its ability to reduce emergency department (ED) transfers and hospitalizations. She will discuss how palliative care is responsive to current and proposed federal LTC policies, and how implementing palliative care practices positions LTC organizations in the new health care environment. Both presenters will discuss how to access palliative care tools, technical assistance and training resources. An interactive Q&A session will allow participants to discuss palliative care strategies with the speakers.
Define palliative care principles and practices in the long-term care setting for all residents, and they will know the difference between palliative care and hospice care.
Describe why palliative care is resident-centered care and why implementing palliative care principles and practices for all facility residents, based on need and independent of prognosis, improves quality of care.
Describe why palliative care practices are cost-effective, and they will be able to understand policies and quality measures related to palliative care in the new health care environment.
Implement palliative care principles and practices in their facilities.
Explain how to access palliative care tools, technical assistance and training resources.
Speaker(s): Diane E. Meier, MD Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMDR