National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
In 2012, CMS launched a National Partnership with the mission to improve quality of care for nursing home residents living with dementia. This Partnership, that includes federal and state agencies, nursing homes, other providers, advocacy groups and caregivers, continues to focus on the delivery of health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary, in addition to protecting residents from being prescribed antipsychotic medications unless there is a valid, clinical indication and a systematic process to evaluate each individual. Utilizing a multidimensional strategy, the Partnership promotes rethinking approaches that are utilized in dementia care, reconnecting with people using person-centered care approaches and restoring good health and quality of life in nursing homes.
The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign has offered to make available a variety of resources and clinical tools to assist nursing homes achieve the goals of this partnership. Stakeholders are encouraged to review the resources and tools and select those that will be most useful. This site will be updated regularly as new tools become available.
Website Hand in Hand Training Series for Nursing Homes (November 2018)
Self-Paced Online Training | Downloadable Materials for Instructor-Led Training
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Focused Dementia Care Survey: Resident-Specific Questions (January 2018)
Focused Dementia Care Survey: Facility-Specific Questions (January 2018)
State Dementia Care Coalition Best-Practice Strategies (October 2017)
Nursing Home Quality Initiatives Questions and Answers (August 2017)
CDC Website for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living