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Creating Home II Dining Symposium

Pioneer Network and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collaborated to offer an online symposium to focus specifically on culture change and dining. Originally developed as a day-long event in Baltimore, the February mid-Atlantic storms forced a cancellation of the symposium.

After a solid two years of preparation, including the gathering of some of the most sought-after minds in culture change and dining, Pioneer Network feels the information is too rich to be lost to Mother Nature's whims. The result was webinar with presentations from those scheduled to speak at the in-person symposium. Although the webinars are no longer available, the background paper and presenters papers can be accessed here:
  • A background paper prepared by Carmen S. Bowman, MSH, ACC Regulator turned Educator, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change, which sets the historical framework for this symposium.  We encourage you to read this paper in preparation for the webinars and symposium experience. (Download Background Paper);
  • Presentation by Judah Ronch, PhD, Interim Dean of the Erickson School, regarding the powerful link between Dining and Memory (Download Paper);
  • National experts, including Linda Bump, MPH, RD, LNHA, registered dietitian and licensed nursing home administrator, presenting on critical issues regarding food, dining and self-directed living (Download Paper); 
  • Home-style Dining Interventions in Nursing Homes: Implications for Practice by Robin E. Remsburg, PhD, GCNS, FAAN, George Mason University, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Professor and Director, School of Nursing (Download Paper)
  • Clinicians addressing barriers and solutions through the lens of their profession. Included are Matt Wayne, MD, CMD, Medical Director of University Hospitals Senior Services and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Karyn Leible, MD, CMD, Chief Clinical Officer for Pinon Management and Vice President for the American Medical Directors Association, focusing  on role of physicians (Download Paper) while Denise Hyde, PharmD, RP, Consultant Pharmacist and Community Builder Eden Alternative, raises key issues pertaining to the role the pharmacist (Download Paper);
  • Linda Handy, MS, RD, Owner of Handy Dietary Consulting, exploring potential regulatory and survey issues related to food and dining innovations Download Paper;
  • Presentations by Glenda Lewis, MSPH, from the Food and Drug Administration on the national Food Code and Nimalie Stone, MD, MS of the Center for Disease Control on the CDC infection control guidelines; and
  • Finding presented by Rosanna Bertrand, PhD, and  Sandra Simmons, PhD, members of the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) research team from their Study of Paid Feeding Assistant Programs Download Paper.

Special thanks to The Picker Institute for underwriting the complete set of original symposium papers which we are offering as no-cost downloads for the benefit of the entire long-term care community, and the betterment of the quality of life of elders nation-wide. Thank You!

 Presented in cooperation with American Health Care Association

 Pioneer Network would like to thank the following major underwriters:

 Pioneer Network would also like to thank these additional underwriters

The participation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in this symposium does not constitute the endorsement or support of Pioneer Network's programs or products by CMS or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).