Pre-Recorded Webinars

The Institute for Person-Centered Care is pleased to be able to offer these informative webinars related to person-centered care.

  • Medicare is Covering Skilled Maintenance Services
    This one hour and forty minute pre-recorded workshop will review and describe the implementation of the Medicare policy covering maintenance services as skilled care, facilitated by Anthony Szczygiel, JD, UB Law Professor.
  • PCC and the Initiative to Reduce Psychotropics and Unnecessary Medications
    This prerecorded workshop facilitated by Rhonda Rotterman, RN will thoroughly review and describe the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to reduce the use of off-label medications among those with cognitive impairment, the focus of F-Tag 329; the right to be free from unnecessary drugs, and other citations that may be linked to F-329 as it relates to: cognitive impairment, activities, medication review requirements, self-determination and participation, assessments and care planning. Non-Pharmacological interventions and root cause analysis will be reviewed at length as well as possible citation severity levels under F 329. This prerecorded workshop will have participants re-thinking how they look at “behaviors” and be more apt to understand the importance of knowing those they care for as a valuable tool for gaining insight into why those with cognitive impairment may be acting out.
  • Promoting Mobility and Reducing Falls By Individualizing Care and Eliminating Alarms
    This 1.5 hour prerecorded WEBINAR facilitated by Joanne Rader, RN, MN, PMHNP will review alarm use which has become the standard of practice, as restraints were, for plans of correction as it relates to accident and incidents as well as prevention of falls. We are now in a period of rethinking their use, as we understand more about their damaging effects, and about the role mobility plays in reducing falls with injury.
  • Translating Ideas and Evidence About Person-Centered Care to Nursing Assistants' Practice: The Importance of Context
    This one hour WEBINAR facilitated by Kezia Scales, PhD will summarize the findings from a comparative ethnographic study of two mid-sized facilities that are attempting to implement person-centered care. The information that will be shared was obtained through participant observation, plus in-depth interviews with nursing assistants, nurses, and administrators. Kezia became a certified nursing assistant while living in Western New York as part of her doctoral studies. While working in long-term care, she was able to study the practical application of person-centered care and philosophies within the day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • A National Survey of Dementia Policy and Research Piorities
    Research and policy priorities form people living with dementia and their care partners are presented from an online national survey.