Long Term Services and Supports and Assisted Living: Guidelines and Recommendations
Adult Day Programs—These guidelines will be most helpful to those day programs that have little or no experience serving people with MS. Included in the document is basic information about multiple sclerosis and specific recommendations, practical tips, and best practices as they relate to intake & assessment, clinical implications, psychosocial issues, activities & wellness, rehabilitation, and staffing & physical plant.
- Serving Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis in Adult Day Programs (.pdf)
- Adult Day Programs by County - Missouri (.pdf)
- Missouri Adult Day Services Association
Assisted Living—Guidance to administrators and staff of assisted living facilities that are seeking to develop effective service plans for residents with multiple sclerosis. These guidelines address the unique set of clinical conditions of residents with MS and provide recommendations to maximize their quality of life.
Nursing Home Care—Information on clinical practice, practical tips and best practices with regard to nursing and daily care, rehabilitation, psychosocial needs and cognitive issues, assisting families with the nursing home admission process, training materials, and resources for health care professionals.
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Public Health Insurance Programs, Medicaid is public health coverage that provides access to health services for individuals and families with low income and assets, as well eligible persons with a disability.
Missouri Code of State Regulations, Title 19 - Department of Health and Senior Services
Illinois Code of State Regulations
Ombudsman St. Louis
Ombudsman Program, consists of professional and specially trained staff and volunteer ombudsman who are assigned to long-term care facilities weekly, develop rapport with residents and provide advocacy,support and education about their rights.
Long Term Services and Supports Committee
The Long-term Care Committee will ensure that the Chapter is focusing on the common issues that affect people with MS as guided by the "Principles to Promote the Quality of Life for People with MS”. The principles are endorsed by the World Health Organization.
Committee Goals and Objectives
The goal of the Long Term Services and Supports Committee is to provide strategic planning and support to long-term care programming and initiatives within the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society.
Provide input on planning, implementation and review of long-term care programming at the MS community - NHC of Town & Country
- Assist in developing outcome measurements for replication of MS wing, staff & residents
- Assist with locating and securing resources for residents of the MS Community and staff caring for the residents, examples are free or low cost on-site presentations for staff or residents (four per fiscal year), training opportunities for staff, locating items needed by residents
Long Term Services and Supports Committee Members
Vice President of Operations
Delmar Gardens Enterprises, Inc.
Land of Lincoln Ombudsman Program- Illinois
NHC Healthcare Town and County
|Selena M. Carter||
President/CEO of Life Skills Therapy Services, LLC
R.N. B.S.N. L.N.H.A
Vice-President and Administrator
Swansea Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
PharmD, CGP Consultant Pharmacist
Interlock Pharmacy Systems
Regional Ombudsman Coordinator
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Community Consultant & Advocate
St. Louis NORC Research & Community Liaison
NHC Healthcare, Town and County
MSW,Community Programs Manager
St. Louis Area Agency on Aging
|Mary Ann Reifschneider||
PTA, Director of Operations
|Duana C. Russell-Thomas||
Community Practice Manager
Washington University School of Medicine--Program in Occupational Therapy
RN, MSN DMgt.
President, CEO National MS Society Gateway Area Chapter
Vice President, Programs & Services
National MS Society Gateway Area Chapter
National MS Society Gateway Area Chapter