NEWS & EVENTS
Jun. 25, 2-3 pm (ET)
Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Among People Living with Dementia
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Learn More about going purple and raising awareness this June.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles
ATMOSPHERE OF APPRECIATION
Creating a culture of appreciation starts with the simple act of saying thank you—we feel great when our work is appreciated by those around us. And employees that experience appreciation on a regular basis are more likely to be positive, engaged, high-performing, and have better retention rates. In most instances, what employees really want is an acknowledgment of their efforts.

Regular praise and recognition are top factors to raise overall staff engagement; this is especially true for Millennials. According to Gallup*, recognition motivates 82% of employees to improve their job performance, yet only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days.
Resources to Measure Employee Satisfaction
Announcing Our Staff Stability Webinar!
Staff Stability allows a community to benefit from experience and knowledge that staff gain over time, increasing the overall competence and confidence of staff, while building strong bonds between residents and caregivers. Please join us to explore approaches to creating a culture of staff stability, including what tools to use for tracking progress, as well as additional resources the Campaign has made available to support you on this journey.
DATE: July 11, 2019 TIME: 3-4 pm ET
LOCATION: WebEx
A thoughtful leader takes the time to get to know members of their team and reward them in ways that will be personally meaningful. We all are unique and comments of recognition to the individual should be too.
  • Show your staff that you’re invested in their happiness and well-being, both in and out of the workplace. Ask them about how things are going in their lives and, if they want to share, listen. Knowing your staff is part of appreciating who they are as individuals.
  • Let your staff know how they’re doing more often than the annual performance review. Let them know on daily rounds and praise when you catch them doing what makes them so special.
If we ourselves practice showing daily gratitude and recognition to others, we will encourage our staff to do the same. From these seeds we begin to grow the culture we strive to achieve. Explore the Campaign's Staff Stability goal for more information, including resources and our tracking tool that can support you in this work.

*Dvorak, N. and Mann., A. (2016, June 28) " Employee Recognition: Low Cost, High Impact " from Gallup.com
NEW: CUSTOM MEASURES
Are you working on a QI project outside the nine Campaign goals like hydration, adverse drug events, or activities? Use the new   Custom Measures   feature to define your own measure and track progress on a customizable, downloadable graph.
DEMENTIA CARE AND CAREGIVING SUMMIT
The 2nd National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers will be hosted by the National Institute of Aging on March 24-25, 2020. The organizers are providing an opportunity for all stakeholders (including people living with dementia, caregivers, health professionals, and other interested members of the public) to help shape the discussion at this year's Summit by issuing a Request for Information.

If there are topics of interest you'd like to see covered at the event, p lease email them to DementiaCareSummit2020@NIH.gov. The deadline to submit your ideas is Friday, June 28, 2019.
CDC LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY TRAINING
The National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Annual Training for Long Term Care Communities will cover various topics such as antibiotic stewardship, data analysis, and surveillance for urinary tract infections, C. difficile, and multi-drug resistant organisms. The NHSN user support team will be available to assist users, and the SAMS staff will also be onsite to assist with SAMS registration, identity proofing, and grid card issuance. Stay tuned for more information, including webinars to assist with pre-SAMS preparation.
Date: July 9-11
Location: Atlanta, GA
Please email  NHSNtrain@cdc.gov with training questions.
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This material was prepared by Telligen, National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-CO-NNHQIC-03/18-001