Altarum is well-respected in Michigan’s long-term care community through our work leading quality improvement, technical assistance, and evaluation initiatives. Skilled at producing engaging content for action-oriented LANs, we bring together field experts such as Toni Miles, MD, PhD, a grief expert in long-term care, The Eden Alternative®, and Maureen Mickus, MD, a gerontological expert on social isolation. The learning network provides education on key topics while working to involve participants in applying ideas and practices. Peer-to-peer learning and sharing best practices are a hallmark of the program. Health care professionals can earn continuing education and in-service learning credits for their participation.
Halfway through the program, Altarum has exceeded its participant recruitment goal engaging both residents and nursing home staff, including nursing home administrators and leadership. Learning participants have committed to adding or improving processes surrounding grief and bereavement such as memorial services, placement of resident wishes within their chart, and improved collaboration on care plans between hospice and nursing home staff. More importantly, participants have learned the value of talking about grief, bereavement, and other key topics that impact the daily lives of both residents or staff and strategies to better support their needs.
Interested in participating in an upcoming session? If you are a Michigan-based nursing home resident or interested party, contact us to be added to our listserv.
Interested in learning how Altarum can work with your state or foundation to develop an engaging, action-oriented LAN? Reach out to our experts below or email WellbeingTREE@altarum.org