Over 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease today and this number is rapidly increasing. The majority of healthcare expenditures related to dementia occur in the later stages of disease when patients are often living in the CNF setting. This project will provide a platform for delivery of care meeting CMS Long Term Care Requirements and providing practical tools needed to address deficiencies in CNF dementia care.

The UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging exists as a major resource for the Commonwealth, and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of life for older adults through research and education, playing an instrumental role in providing educational programming for healthcare professionals in KY. The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.

Program Topics in this Series:

Overview of Dementia & CMS LTC Requirements
Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body & Frontotemporal Dementias
Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
Non-pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
Co-Morbid Medical Illnesses as a Cause for Dementia or Contributor to Abrupt or Further Decline
COVID-19 Impact on Skilled Nursing Facilities
Physical Disability & Motor Function in Dementia
Management of Pain & other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia
Nutrition, Feeding Behavior & Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis & Management
Management of Daily Care in Dementia: Bathing, Dressing & Incontinence
Elder Abuse Issues & Capacity Determination in Dementia
End-of-Life Issues & Palliative/Hospice Care in Dementia
Adopting LTC “Best Practices” & Addressing CMS Deficiencies