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CMS Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Toolkit


Background

Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires CMS to ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matters experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ annual in-service training on these important topics.

Mission

The mission of the Hand in Hand training is to provide nursing homes with a high-quality training program that emphasizes person-centered care in the care of persons with dementia and the prevention of abuse.

Downloads

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DVD Images (ISO)

Introduction DVD (ISO, 787 MB)

Module 1 (ISO, 651 MB)

Module 2 (ISO, 1145 MB)

Module 3 (ISO, 414 MB)

Module 4 (ISO, 973 MB)

Module 5 (ISO, 293 MB)

Module 6 (ISO, 410 MB)

Toolkit Documents

Instructor Guide (PDF, 33 MB)

Hand in Hand Toolkit - Front Cover (PDF, 4 MB)

Hand in Hand Toolkit - Back Cover (PDF, 3 MB)

DVD Labels (ZIP, 2.5 MB) - Contains 7 JPG images

Instructor Guide Icon Reference Sheets (ZIP, 1.5 MB) - Contains 2 JPG images

Wall Posters (ZIP, 2.5 MB) - Contains 2 JPG images