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GRANTWORK 2017 - 2019

Dementia Care Improves In Ohio

Communication Art, Inc. is excited to be part of a grant funded program entitled:

"Reducing the Use of Antipsychotics in Northwest Ohio Skilled Nursing Facilities".

Grant is funded by
Ohio Department of Medicaid

Questions or Comments contact:

Barbara Brock 419 265-6131

Grant Aims to Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in NWO Nursing Facilities

Perrysburg, OH - Nearly 50% of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Northwest Ohio are over using antipsychotic medications to manage difficult behaviors from their residents. This is a problem.

Almost half of NWO SNF communities give medications to 20-80% of their residents with dementia. This is well above the national average of 18%.

It’s time to do something about it.

Diana Waugh, owner of Waugh Consulting, LLC, and Barbara Brock, owner of Communication Art, Inc., were awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to fund a three-year program to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in NWO’s SNFs.

This exciting program is tailored for skilled nursing communities.

Starting on January 3rd, health care professionals from SNFs in NWO can register for the free educational opportunity that includes:

  • Interactive Two-Day Training at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH in March 2017
  • Free Reality Comprehension Clock Test (RCCT) Certification for Three Consecutive Years
  • Training and Educational Materials
  • Follow-Up Support to Monitor Reduction of Antipsychotic Medication Use
  • Free 6.5 Professional Contact Hours for Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Activity Directors

Waugh and Brock’s goal is to eliminate the use of antipsychotic medications by implementing non-pharmacological tools and approaches to caring for residents in these communities.

Their innovative techniques help teams reduce difficult behaviors from residents while also reducing the stress level the communities’ staff members.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity for local healthcare communities, visit!.aspx.

For an interview request, please contact:
Diana Waugh:

Barbara Brock:

About Diana Waugh of Waugh Consulting, LLC

Diana, RN, BSN, CDP-Certified Dementia Practitioner, applies her out of the box approach to the care of individuals suffering from memory loss. Over the last 25, years she has worked to eliminate physical, psychological and chemical restraint use in care facilities. Her key to success has been through focusing on the social needs of the person.

As a national speaker, a consultant, a researcher and a writer she strives to share simple, practical techniques that can make both family member caregivers and professionals, experts in memory care.

As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, her goal is to "open the gates” of the learners’ minds to different approaches for everyday challenges facing family member caregivers and professionals when dealing with individuals suffering from memory loss.

Learn more about Diana’s work here.

About Barbara Brock of Communication Art, Inc.

Barbara Brock is a seasoned state and national healthcare speaker. As an artist, she owned and operated a children’s art studio for 17 years. Her interest turned to the elderly when she realized the relationship between the process by while children learn and the manner in which elderly people with memory loss seemed to forget.

As a researcher, Barbara has dedicated a large portion of her career to the development and standardization of dementia tools. She served as the lead investigator for research projects on three occasions. She is the original creator of the Reality Comprehension Clock Test (RRCT) and social model for dementia known as Dementia Population Gift of Purpose brain exercise curriculum. She is also the co-author of numerous healthcare instructional textbooks and the founder of Communication Art, Inc.

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