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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/08/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will include an introduction to evidence-based screening tools, explain why it is important to screen each resident for falls, how to use tools and resources available to you, a live demonstration will be provided on utilizing the Falls Free CheckUp tool.

    Each year more than one in four older adults, age 65 and older, experience a fall, resulting in about 3 million emergency department visits, 950,000 hospitalizations, and 32,000 deaths.  Falls are often preventable if you know what to screen for and what the risk factors for falls include.  This presentation will include an introduction to evidence-based screening tools, explain why it is important to screen each resident for falls, how to use tools and resources available to you, a live demonstration will be provided on utilizing the Falls Free CheckUp tool.
     
    Objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to:
    1.  Explain the purpose of screening and what to do after the screening process.  
    2. Discuss how fall screening tools can be used in assisted living.  
    3. Incorporate fall screening tools into assisted living admission processes. Audience: administrators, nurses, and direct care staff in assisted living processes.
    Audience: administrators, nurses, and direct care staff in assisted living
    Speaker(s):   Tracy Gariepy, MS, CHES – Injury Prevention Project Coordinator with the CDC Foundation   
    Daniel Thompson, MPH – Communications and Partnership Specialist with the CDC Foundation Division of Injury Prevention
    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL provider members only.
    The webinar will be recorded and available for access after the live event. 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering. 

    © 2023 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. All Interested in an Apprenticeship Partnership? materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the American Health Care Association.
  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Employee Retention Credit

    As an assisted living employer affected by the pandemic, you may be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $26,000 per employee. These are refundable payroll tax credits made possible by Congress revising the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. The expansion of the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit (ERC) creates opportunities for previously excluded recipients of PPP.
    In March 2021, the stimulus package extended the credits for another six months making employers eligible through September 30, 2021. If you’re eligible, LG Resources will provide:
    ·     Justification via IRS guidelines to claim the credit
    ·     Calculation of the credit
    ·     LG Resources file your an amended 941X and help get the ERC for 2020 & 2021
    If your business was fully or partially suspended by government orders OR experienced a reduction in year-over-year gross recipients of 50% in 2020 or 20% in 2021, you may qualify.
    Please join us for a FREE webinar on (TBD) This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only.
    Speakers: NC- Nick Cianci, Michael Wylie, and Brett Fritz
    The webinar will be recorded and available for access after the live event. 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register:  
    1. To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome.  
    2. Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first.  
    3. Once you are logged in to the website you can register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page.  
    4. If you have forgotten your password click here.  
    5. If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar.  
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering.

    Nick Cianci

    President, Compass Total Benefit Solutions

    Brett Fritz

    Michael Wylie

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  • We need to contact CMS and weigh in on proposals they are writing for minimum staffing requirements in skilled nursing facilities.

    We need to contact CMS and weigh in on proposals they are writing for minimum staffing requirements in skilled nursing facilities. 
    Presenters: Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, and Matthew Smyth, Senior Director, Grassroots Program.
    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. The webinar will be recorded and available for access after the live event. 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering. 



    © 2023 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. Materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials are expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the American Health Care Association.

  • Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness This educational webinar walks through the CMS nursing home life safety inspection process, provides an overview of the applicable codes and standards, addresses how to access and navigate the codes, identifies CMS survey tools and reports, and discusses some of the most commonly cited life safety deficiencies.

    Healthcare is a heavily regulated industry.  For nursing homes in particular, the requirements are complicated and the inspection process is unique.  Managing life safety compliance can be daunting for even the experienced Facilities Manager.  The learning curve for someone new to the industry can be overwhelming.  This educational webinar walks through the CMS nursing home life safety inspection process, provides an overview of the applicable codes and standards, addresses how to access and navigate the codes, identifies CMS survey tools and reports, and discusses some of the most commonly cited life safety deficiencies.   
    This webinar is available to both AHCA/NCAL members and non-members.
    Cost: Free to AHCA/NCAL Members
    $65 for Non-members 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering. 
    © 2023 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. Survey Preparation for the New Facilities Manager materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the American Health Care Association.
  • Respiratory viruses are more common during the winter months. Our elderly residents, particularly those with multiple medical conditions, are at risk for developing serious illnesses or exacerbations of their other illnesses, being hospitalized, or even dying. Increases in Influenza, RSV, COVID-19, and other respiratory viruses are occurring in the general population, with some hospitals in communities nearing or at capacity. This webinar will feature expert speakers to discuss strategies to help prepare for respiratory season, as well as action steps providers can take to protect their residents and staff.

    Respiratory viruses are more common during the winter months. Our elderly residents, particularly those with multiple medical conditions, are at risk for developing serious illnesses or exacerbations of their other illnesses, being hospitalized, or even dying. Increases in Influenza, RSV, COVID-19, and other respiratory viruses are occurring in the general population, with some hospitals in communities nearing or at capacity. This webinar will feature expert speakers to discuss strategies to help prepare for respiratory season, as well as action steps providers can take to protect their residents and staff.  

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    The webinar will be recorded. All registrants will be notified when the recording is made available. 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering. 



    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. All Preparing for Respiratory Season In LTC: Vaccines, Therapeutics and Indoor Air Quality materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

    White House Coordinator of COVID-19 Response

    A practicing physician, Ashish K. Jha, M.D. was appointed as Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response by President Biden. In his former role, he served as dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. He is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well as on domestic and global health policy. Jha has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and has been a trusted voice on the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers.  

     

    He joined Brown in 2020 after leading the Harvard Global Health Institute and teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.

     

    Jha has published more than 250 original research publications in leading medical and health policy journals and is a frequent contributor to a range of public media. His research has focused primarily on the impact of public health policy on health outcomes and healthcare spending both domestically and globally.

     

    He has practiced for nearly two decades at Veterans Affairs hospitals, providing direct clinical care to Veterans.

     

    Born in Pursaulia, Bihar, India, Jha moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1979 and to the United States in 1983. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in economics, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been a member of the National Academy of Medicine since 2013.    

    David Gifford, MD, MPH

    Chief Medical Officer , AHCA

    Chief Medical Officer, AHCA David Gifford, MD, MPH, is a geriatrician and former medical director of several nursing homes in Rhode Island. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at the American Health Care Association. He helped create the Quality Department at AHCA which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. 


    Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign and the Baldrige Foundation Board. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he received the National Governor’s award for Distinguished Service Award for State Officials. Prior to that he served as Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He also holds a faculty appointment at Brown University Medical School and School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master’s in Public Health while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 

    Stephen M. Creasy

    Pharm, Director, Clinical Services, Pharmerica

    Stephen Creasy, PharmD is the Director of Clinical Services for PharMerica Corporation and is based in Louisville, Kentucky. He has 15 years of pharmacy experience spanning the community, hospital, and long term care settings. Patient care is foremost in his practice philosophy as he explores new ways to improve patient outcomes in larger populations while reducing healthcare waste and inefficiencies. Always up for a challenge, Stephen is continually increasing his skill set and knowledge base to remain in a growth mindset. 

     

    With PharMerica, he supports clients through oversight of formularies and cost containment programs while monitoring for clinical updates and regulatory trends to ensure customers are prepared.  Stephen also works to improve internal healthcare operations by developing clinical products and supporting consultant pharmacist operations. In his free time he enjoys running, bouldering, and exploring new restaurants and cities with his wife.   

    Kenneth Daily

    LNHA, President, Elder Care Systems Group

    Kenneth Daily, LNHA and founder of Elder Care Systems Group, has a long track record of working with LTC professionals throughout the nation.    He has served 20 years on the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees and has chaired the Association’s Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee (more than 15 years). 


    Kenn also serves on the American Health Care Association Life Safety – Disaster Management Committee as well as the National Fire Protection Association Health Care Committee and its Executive Board.  A frequent and engaging speaker having lectured nationwide at professional conferences, trainings, and other sponsored events sharing insights on long-term care operations, quality, survey, disaster management, and life safety code as well as authoring and editing numerous articles and professional manuals.

  • The video will discuss key aspects of CMS's new interpretive guidelines for surveyor enforcement of three-year-old regulatory changes limiting SNFs' use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents and/or resident representatives.

    The video will discuss key aspects of CMS's new interpretive guidelines for surveyor enforcement of three-year-old regulatory changes limiting SNFs' use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents and/or resident representatives.

    • Discuss key components of CMS's new interpretive guidelines.
    • Identify potential compliance issues related to new interpretive guidelines.
    • Describe how CMS's new interpretive guidelines relate to other regulation requirements.
    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance with registering.  





    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. Three Years in the Making: CMS's Arbitration Interpretive Guidelines materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

  • Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness are two critical regulatory compliance components that are consistently areas of survey focus. This webinar reviews some of the most commonly cited life safety deficiencies (K-tags) and emergency preparedness deficiencies (E-tags) in nursing homes. The program digs into specific compliance issues and outlines best practices and mitigation methods to keep you in compliance and avoid survey findings.

    Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness are two critical regulatory compliance components that are consistently areas of survey focus.  This webinar reviews some of the most commonly cited life safety deficiencies (K-tags) and emergency preparedness deficiencies (E-tags) in nursing homes.  The program digs into specific compliance issues and outlines best practices and mitigation methods to keep you in compliance and avoid survey findings.

    Cost: 

    Free to AHCA/NCAL Members 

    $65 to Non-members

    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org



    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

    All the Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness Compliance Webinar materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

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    Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Price: $395.00 SKU: 8587


    This workshop is based on the newly released Emergency Preparedness Program Best Practice Guidebook for Long Term Care, a comprehensive tool designed to assist Long Term Care organizations in developing and maintaining an effective Emergency Preparedness Program. The guidebook serves as a best practice template and can be ordered for immediate download at ahcapublications.org.  


    Questions? Please email publications@hca.org

  • This approximately one hour webinar provides an overview of the critical components of a comprehensive EPP, outlines various updated requirements, explores new high profile risks, and reviews best practices learned from real events. The program also introduces and discusses AHCA’s newly updated Emergency Preparedness Plan Best Practice Guide and Template.

    In an era where the weather cycles are more extreme, cyber-attacks are on the rise, and an Office of the Inspector General report is critical of nursing home emergency preparedness, the importance of maintaining a comprehensive, effective and compliant Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP)  is greater than ever.  This approximately one hour webinar provides an overview of the critical components of a comprehensive EPP, outlines various updated requirements, explores new high profile risks, and reviews best practices learned from real events.  The program also introduces and discusses AHCA’s newly updated Emergency Preparedness Plan Best Practice Guide and Template.  

    Cost: 

    Free to AHCA/NCAL Members 

    $65 to Non-members

    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org



    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

    All Developing and Maintaining a Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Program materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

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    Questions? Please email publications@ahca.org
    Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Price: $395.00 SKU: 8587


    This workshop is based on the newly released Emergency Preparedness Program Best Practice Guidebook for Long Term Care, a comprehensive tool designed to assist Long Term Care organizations in developing and maintaining an effective Emergency Preparedness Program. The guidebook serves as a best practice template and can be ordered for immediate download at ahcapublications.org.  


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