Volume XXXI, Number 2
February 2016

CMS Continues Focused Dementia Care Surveys This Month

CMS will continue conducting dementia focused surveys with CMS contractors. The surveys involve a more intensive, targeted effort to cite dementia care that is not in compliance with the regulations and the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medications.

There is a possibility that Texas providers may be included in the sample. In Survey & Certification Memorandum (S&C) 16-04-NH, Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools (PDF), CMS shared tools to help facilities assess their own practices in providing resident care.

Tools to be successful:

Please click here to download tools from the Dementia Care Focused Toolkit developed by DADS Quality Monitoring Program (Zip File).

“COMMITMENT TO CARE” – THCA 2016 Spring Conference & Resource Fair


 Legislative Update

Notice: Before you e-mail your legislator, make sure you have the latest address.  As of February 1, House and Senate e-mail addresses have been updated from @house.state.tx.us and @senate.state.tx.us to @house.texas.gov and @senate.texas.gov


 Commitment to Care

  • CMS Continues Focused Dementia Care Surveys This Month

If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.


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Are you familiar with THCA’s Website, Facebook Page & Twitter Account? We utilize these portals to provide information & tools for long term care providers / caregivers, family members, LTC advocates, and to share the wonderful events, celebrations, etc. that take place in Texas Nursing, Rehabilitation & Assisted Living facilities!

Visit our Website, “Like” our Facebook page and “Follow” us on Twitter! And please encourage your staff to as well!

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