Workshops & Webinars

Webinar: Residents' Rights, Choices & Preferences - What�s the difference, and WHY am I being cited??

Date: Available January 31, 2019


Webinar Description:

Residents' Rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law. The law requires each nursing home to care for its residents in a manner that promotes and enhances the quality of life of each resident, ensuring dignity, choice, and self-determination. Each person is guaranteed those "rights." "Choice" is the act of making a selection; liberty or freedom to choose. "Preference" is a greater liking for one alternative over another or others. Sounds like a lot of "gobbledygook" when you start making the comparison between the words. At times it sounds like they all mean the "same," and other times, it appears as if they are all three, truly, different. Is it important for us to know the difference? You had better believe it!! During surveys, facilities are being asked about their policies regarding "choice" and "preference." Your staff is being observed to determine if preferences and choices are being honored. The MDS 3.0 is filled with data regarding what is "important" to a resident, and if they have certain "preferences." It gets more confusing, and we continue to receive citations for not getting it "right." In this webinar, Cat will 1) explain the differences between the terms, 2) share information as to how surveyors are assessing this area, and 3) offer successful staff practices and strategies.



$99 per user. User is defined as one computer and one phone line per registrant. There is no limit to the number of participants per user. In other words, gather as many staff as you want around a computer to learn, or...broadcast the webinar to an entire room via a LCD projector.


Price per computer: $99.00