The Pioneer Network , in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be hosting Creating Home in the Nursing Home, a one-day symposium, on February 11th in Baltimore. This second national symposium on culture change will focus on Food and Dining Requirements and will feature a keynote by Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recommendations from the 2008 symposium, which focused on environment requirements, resulted in several proposals to the National
Fire Protection Agency and new CMS interpretations of 11 environment
and quality of life regulations.
This year's event offers an opportunity for eldercare providers, consumers, policy makers and researchers who are involved in culture change initiatives to explore barriers to implementing innovations in dining (such as buffet-style service, diets, and reductions in bib and supplement use). Public commentary is welcome at open mike sessions. Click here for more information or to register.