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A Good Night Can Mean a Better Day

In a newly issued memo (QSO-20-11-NH), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the release of two new toolkits that align with point number five of its Five-Point Plan for ensuring safety and quality in nursing homes.

The first toolkit, the Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit, “offers education and person-centered, practical interventions that nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and bedside staff can implement to promote high-quality sleep for residents living with dementia.” The second, the Head-to-Toe Infection Prevention (H2T) Toolkit, “offers educational materials and practical interventions for bedside staff designed to prevent common infections by improving activities of daily living (ADL) care.”

Both toolkits are available in the Downloads section of the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) webpage here. Those with questions are encouraged to contact LeadingAge NY ProCare at 518-867-8383.

Contact: Susan Chenail, schenail@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383 ext. 116