Supporting GUIDE Model Participants: Enhancing Dementia Care Through Comprehensive Training Solutions

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On April 3, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) notified applicants whether or not they were accepted for participation in the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model.

As a refresher, the GUIDE Model is a new initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aimed at enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with dementia and alleviating the burden on their unpaid caregivers. Announced on July 31, 2023, this eight-year, voluntary model will begin on July 1, 2024.

The GUIDE Model focuses on comprehensive care coordination and management for dementia patients. Key components include:

  • Care Coordination and Management: Providers will offer ongoing, longitudinal care that includes comprehensive assessments, personalized care plans, and 24/7 access to a support line.
  • Caregiver Support: The model emphasizes caregiver education, training, and support services, including respite care, which helps caregivers take temporary breaks from their duties.
  • Community-Based Services: The model aims to bridge the gap between clinical care and community-based services, ensuring that patients and their caregivers have access to necessary resources such as meals, transportation, and social services.
  • Health Equity: A significant goal of the GUIDE Model is to improve access to dementia care in underserved populations, particularly among Black, Hispanic, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, who often face higher rates of dementia and greater caregiving demands.

The model will provide a monthly per-beneficiary payment to participating providers to cover the costs of these services, along with a separate payment for respite care and, in some cases, an infrastructure payment to support program development activities.

Supporting GUIDE Model Participants

Showdme offers a range of resources designed to enhance GUIDE model participants capabilities and ease the administrative burden of training staff.

Extended Dementia Care Coursework

Our extensive catalog of dementia care courses is tailored to meet the diverse needs of caregivers and healthcare providers. Our training programs cover:

  • Comprehensive Dementia Care: Deep dives into the nature of dementia, understanding its stages, and effective management strategies.
  • Behavioral Management: Techniques for addressing and mitigating challenging behaviors often associated with dementia.
  • Person-Centered Care: Approaches to providing individualized care that respects the preferences, needs, and values of the person with dementia. This training focuses on creating care plans that are tailored to the unique characteristics and life history of each individual.

Each course incorporates the latest research and best practices to ensure your team is well-equipped to deliver high-quality dementia care.

Hands-On Support for Training Administration

Implementing a comprehensive training program can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone. We offer hands-on support to help you administer your training programs effectively:

  • Customized Training Plans: We work with you to develop customized training plans that align with your specific needs and goals.
  • Training Coordination: Our team assists with scheduling, tracking progress, and ensuring that all training requirements are met efficiently.
  • End-User Technical Support: From setting up user accounts to troubleshooting issues, our dedicated support team is here to ensure a smooth training experience for your staff.

Managed Services to Ease Administrative Burden

Managing a training program involves numerous administrative tasks that can take time away from direct care activities. Our managed services are designed to alleviate this burden:

  • Course Enrollment and Tracking: We handle the enrollment process and track course completions, providing you with regular reports on your team’s progress.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Stay compliant with CMS requirements and other regulatory standards with our comprehensive reporting tools, which make it easy to document training activities and outcomes.

Why Choose Showdme?

Our learning management system and content library are specifically designed for healthcare providers involved in dementia care. By leveraging our resources, you can ensure that your team is well-prepared to meet the challenges of dementia care, improve patient outcomes, and support caregivers more effectively.

Explore our catalog of dementia care coursework and discover how our expert content, combined with our hands-on support and managed services can benefit your organization. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers.

For more information on the GUIDE Model and its requirements, visit the CMS GUIDE Model page.

By integrating our comprehensive training solutions into your GUIDE Model participation, you can enhance the quality of care provided and support your team in delivering the best possible outcomes for people with dementia and their caregivers.

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