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CMS Distributes Free “Hand in Hand” Toolkit to Nursing Facilities


Posted on November 29, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon be distributing a free toolkit to nursing facilities, CMS Regional Offices, and State Survey Agencies. Hand in Hand is a high quality training series for nursing homes that emphasizes person-centered care for persons with dementia, as well as the prevention of abuse. Section 6121 of... READ MORE

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Hand in Hand Training for Nurse Aides


Posted on September 21, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On September 14, 2012, CMS published a Survey and Certification letter addressing “Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes.” This training is in response to Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act, which requires that CMS ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on caring for residents with dementia and prevention of... READ MORE

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