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Wednesday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
A Model to Determine Staffing Resources for Dementia Care
The senior living resident population is becoming more cognitively and physically challenged with the expansion of dementia care services. These changes in the resident population have occurred gradually, without corollary changes in federal or state regulations related to staffing needs. The absence of an objective method to determine staffing needs may increase the risk for inadequate or unsafe care delivery. The Institute of Medicine has identified a systems-engineering approach called Discrete Event Simulation to improve quality and efficiency. It has been used for decades in other industries and more recently in hospitals and nursing homes. Learn about this method and how it may be applied to senior living.

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Sandra Simmons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Center for Quality Aging

Wednesday May 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Music City Center | Room 205 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203