On September 14, 2012 CMS released S&C 12-44 NH which provided information on CMS’ new series of training materials for nursing homes on person-centered care for residents with dementia. The Hand in Hand training materials consist of an orientation guide and six one hour video modules for training of nursing assistants and other nursing caregivers. These materials focus on prevention of abuse with the dementia population and person centered care for the residents with dementia and other memory disorders. CMS will be mailing the training series free to all nursing homes this month.
The training materials can also be downloaded at – http://www.cms-handinhandtoolkit.info/Index.aspx
You can find a copy of S&C 12-44NH here —> CMS Letter