MDS 3.0 and the QIS Process: Implications for Culture Change and Your Eden Alternative Journey

July 14, 2014
Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative

The new MDS 3.0 focuses on identifying Elders’ “voice and choice.”  The implications are significant for culture change, as these revisions challenge organizations not yet committed to change to take the leap.  Join us to connect the dots between these new processes and culture change, while highlighting specifically how the Eden Alternative Ten Principles support your organization’s efforts to master MDS 3.0 and the QIS process.


  • Identify the 3 components of the MDS 3.0 that reflect voice and choice
  • Identify voice and choice from a compliance perspective in the QIS process
  • Define the impact of the data on care and relationships
  • List 3 ways that the Eden Alternative Principles support MDS 3.0

Frosini Rubertino is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is the former president of an Ohio-based long-term care consulting and education firm and a former member of the Arkansas Healthcare Association’s Education Committee.  As an independent consultant, an Eden Alternative  Mentor, and an HCPro regulatory specialist, she continues  her journey as an enthusiastic advocate of culture change.

Sandie Lubin has been the Project Director for John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence in Little Rock, Arkansas for seven years.  She has 35 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the areas of hospital program management and nursing education, as well as 15 years experience in interpersonal and organizational communications.  Her work at the Hartford Center focuses on increasing geriatric nursing capacity through education, research and leadership initiatives.