Culture Change Network of Georgia Summit – 2020 – Revolutionizing Dementia Care in Georgia

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SAVE THE DATE:  September 2, 2020


SUMMIT:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Followed by an evening Reception, Screening & Discussion of the extraordinary documentary, REVOLUTIONIZING DEMENTIA CARE – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

$500 scholarships for GA nursing home staff and related stakeholders, including: residents, informal care partners for a resident (family, friend, volunteer), GA Long Term Care Ombudsman, and State of GA Surveyors.

LOCATION: Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory – Atlanta, GA
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$125 per person

Scholarship application and registration coming soon.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is for EVERYONE who knows or interacts with someone who is living with dementia. That is literally all of us. We are ALL stakeholders and we must all work together if we are going to dramatically improve dementia care and support in Georgia. Revolutionizing Dementia Care In Georgia

70 – 80% of people with dementia are living in the community. They are moving in and out of every “piece” of the complicated silos of healthcare and the organizations that provide support and services. The only constant in the complex healthcare system is the “family unit” made up of the person with dementia and their family/friend care partners.

It is imperative that we all come to the table to learn how we can collaborate and work together to dramatically improve quality of care as well as QUALITY OF LIFE and WELL-BEING for people living with dementia and those who care for and about them.

The use and misuse of physical and chemical restraints, including antipsychotics; prevention and reduction of hospitalizations and rehospitalizations; pain management; and mobility. There will be a Georgia Panel to provide news and updates on what is happening in our state and a Think Tank to examine what Georgia needs to do next.


Applications for CEUS/CMES have been made for Physicians, Medical Directors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Administrators of Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes, Social Workers, Counselors, PT/OT/SLP.

Certificates of Attendance will be available for everyone.



Person-centered practices are accepted as the gold standard globally by the World Health Organization and The Institute of Medicine.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages the entire healthcare community to bring patients and their families into the health care system to work on the design, delivery, and evaluation of their care. CMS is asking health care systems to “Put Patients First” while recognizing that a “person” is more than a patient!  CMS is also advocating for person-centered care, which transforms a “patient” into a PERSON.

CMS defines Person and Family Engagement as: “Patients and families are partners in defining, designing, participating in and assessing the care practices and systems that serve them to assure they are respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. This collaborative engagement allows patient values to guide all clinical decisions and drives genuine transformation in attitudes, behavior and practice.”

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