Discussing Return to Community Living: Best Practices for MDS Section Q


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the steps to take when an individual expresses interest in returning to community living from an institution;
  2. Explain the proper administration of the MDS Section Q interview with nursing home residents; and
  3. Describe when a referral to the Local Contact Agency is appropriate.

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Presenter 1
Suzanne de Beaumont, MPH, Project Director Open Doors Transition Center, New York Association on Independent Living

Presenter 2
Robin Chiaravalle, LMSW, Director of Social Work, Warren Center Rehabilitation and Healthcare

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