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  • OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure employees in high-hazard industries are protected from contracting COVID-19. OSHA will prioritize COVID-19-related inspections involving deaths or multiple hospitalizations due to occupational exposures to COVID-19. In addition, this NEP will focus on protecting workers from retaliation. The NEP includes: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities. This webinar will review the NEP and what it means for AHCA/NCAL members.

    On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure employees in high-hazard industries are protected from contracting COVID-19.  OSHA will prioritize COVID-19-related inspections involving deaths or multiple hospitalizations due to occupational exposures to COVID-19.  In addition, this NEP will focus on protecting workers from retaliation.  The NEP includes: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities.  This webinar will review the NEP and what it means for AHCA/NCAL members.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Brad Hammock, Attorney at Law, Littler

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members and non-members. 

    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username 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

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Quality Assurance and Abuse Prevention Webinar

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population. The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation.

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population.

    The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation. 


    Speaker: 

    Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

    Barbara Speedling

    Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling Personally dedicated to the creation of meaningful, satisfying lives for all those who rely on another’s care

    An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. 

    An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

    Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped countless adult care communities implement her unique training and education programs that:

     

    • Improve the quality of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Bring better quality of life to such residents, as well as to those who live with disease-related dementia, a mental illness, or a brain injury
    • Encourage staffers to use newly developed cultural empathy to form better relationships with those in their care
    • Offer new strategies for promoting harmony among increasingly diverse, younger and assertive populations
    • Open new pathways to maintaining regulatory compliance 
    • Support leadership and organizational development

    In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist.  She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

     

    The author of two books devoted to common sense advice for meeting the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse and challenging community, both Why is Grandma Screaming and Toward Better Behavior:  Yours Mine & Everyone Else’s are now widely distributed to staff members at community, residential and long-term care facilities across the country and in Canada.

     

    Blessed with boundless energy and tireless enthusiasm, Barbara also volunteers in her free time to offer caregiver education and support to families who need it most.  Through her affiliations with local artists and musicians in her native New York City, she also arranges therapeutic music, dance and wellness programming that improves the quality of life for local seniors.

  • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care

    Contains 8 Product(s)

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care.

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care. Such as:

    • Trauma-Informed Care: How Do I Start
    • Trauma-Informed Care Providing Mental Health Services in Long Term Care
    • Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else's
    • Sex, Drugs and Rolling Walkers
    • Sexuality and the Resident With Dementia
    • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care Action Briefs (available in Requirements of Participation Action Briefs)
  • Provider Self-Assessment and Mitigation Tools for Resident to Resident Occurrences

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    It is critical for nursing centers and assisted living communities to address and mitigate resident-to-resident occurrences or potential incidents of resident-to-resident mistreatment. While mistreatment may or may not meet the definition of abuse, it would include negative and aggressive physical, sexual, or verbal interactions between long-term care residents that is unwelcome and have high potential to cause physical or psychological distress in the recipient.

    Click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Click the orange log in button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  

    Don’t have an account or can’t remember?

    Click the CREATE ACCOUNT button.

    Non-members can create an account with your first, last name and email. 

    AHCA/ NCAL Members - *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login

    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go!

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

    On the “upcoming webinars” page go to a product in which you are interested. Click the green REGISTER button.

    Or click the title of the webinar and you will be redirected to the page where you can view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product. You can also click REGISTER in the upper right hand corner. The content will be available in your dashboard

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    If the resource you are trying to access is a paid-for product, fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use and can be found in your dashboard.

    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    It is critical for nursing centers and assisted living communities to address and mitigate resident-to-resident occurrences or potential incidents of resident-to-resident mistreatment. While mistreatment may or may not meet the definition of abuse, it would include negative and aggressive physical, sexual, or verbal interactions between long-term care residents that is unwelcome and have high potential to cause physical or psychological distress in the recipient.

    Objectives:

    1. Conduct a thorough investigation with proper documentation, follow up, and monitoring and care planning as needed.  
    2. Create a structured self-assessment process to address the resident-to-resident occurrence and minimize or mitigate similar events for all residents. This includes a need to:
      • Document immediate interventions;
      • Conduct a root cause analysis process to identify the specific/source, root cause or causal factor of the problem; and 
      • Identify future actions to ensure sustained efforts to identify and prevent potential resident-to-resident mistreatment.
    3. Identify existing AHCA/NCAL resources to support providers in addressing resident-to-resident mistreatment. 


    Note: These tools were developed by members of AHCA/NCAL’s Survey/Regulatory Committee to assist centers and communities in addressing adverse events and potential adverse events, documenting and tracking the steps they have taken, and identifying best practices for ongoing improvement. Use of these tools does not guarantee regulatory compliance nor mitigate potential liability. Providers should adapt their tools, policies, and processes as needed to ensure compliance with current federal and state requirements and use both professional judgement and the advice of legal counsel in determining whether or how to share these mitigation tools.

  • 2019 HUD Updates on Residential Care Facilities Asset Management

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In this webinar, representatives from HUD's Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) will discuss the Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for residential care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes. In this webinar, get an overview about programs offered through ORCF and detailed information related to the recent changes in the HUD-published documents that are required for use by borrowers and operators in performing asset management functions in their facilities.

    Click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     Please Note: this webinar is open to everyone and AHCA members. If you are not a member of AHCA, registering for this webinar will not change your status to AHCA member. 

    Step 1

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    Click the orange log in button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  

    Don’t have an account or can’t remember?

    Click the CREATE ACCOUNT button.

    Non-members can create an account with your first, last name and email. 

    AHCA/ NCAL Members - *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login

    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go!

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

    On the “upcoming webinars” page go to a product in which you are interested. Click the green REGISTER button.

    Or click the title of the webinar and you will be redirected to the page where you can view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product. You can also click REGISTER in the upper right hand corner. The content will be available in your dashboard

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    If the resource you are trying to access is a paid-for product, fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use and can be found in your dashboard.

    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    In this webinar, representatives from HUD's Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) will discuss the Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for residential care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes. In this webinar, get an overview about programs offered through ORCF and detailed information related to the recent changes in the HUD-published documents that are required for use by borrowers and operators in performing asset management functions in their facilities.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the updated form and procedures for Reserve for Replacement and Residual Receipt withdrawals.
    • Understand the updated form to request access to the 232 Healthcare Portal.
    • Understand the requirements and forms for changes in participants of residential care facilities that currently have FHA-insured financing.
    • Understand the updated form for adding or submitting changes to the  Accounts Receivable Financing for your facility.
    • Understand the requirements and updated form for requesting a Loan Modification.
    • Understand the updated form for certification of completion of Non-Critical Repairs.
    • Understand the requirement and updated form for notification to HUD of threats to permits and approvals for your facility.

     

    Speakers:

    • John Hartung, Director, Policy, Risk Analysis and Lender Relations Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Philip Head, Director, Asset Management Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Rita Dockery, Supervisory Account Executive, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD

    Please note: this webinar is open to everyone and AHCA members. 

    If you are not a member of AHCA, registering for this webinar will not change your status to AHCA member. 

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