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  • Best Practices for Vaccine Mandates

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    Randy Bury from the Good Samaritan Society, Jim Tabek from Genesis Healthcare and Dr. Priti Jindal from Five Star Senior Living join AHCA/NCAL's CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO David Gifford to talk about their experiences with implementing staff vaccine mandates

    Randy Bury from the Good Samaritan Society, Jim Tabek from Genesis Healthcare and Dr. Priti Jindal from Five Star Senior Living join AHCA/NCAL's CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO David Gifford to talk about their experiences with implementing staff vaccine mandates

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members. 
    How to Register: 
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  • How to Boost Your Staff Vaccination Rates

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    During this webinar, we will hear from the lead researcher behind the Invest in Trust guide as well as two LTC providers who have worked hard to improve vaccination rates among their staff. This webinar will also involve a Q&A session to allow attendees to share their challenges and seek insight from the speakers. Through both evidence-based research and real-world stories of success, this webinar will provide you with helpful tools and knowledge to improve your staff vaccination rates.

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    COVID-19 vaccination rates among staff in long term care (LTC) have received much scrutiny and attention since the vaccines began rolling out in December. LTC facilities have worked tirelessly to improve staff vaccination rates, but this is a challenging and complicated issue with no easy solution. As of mid-June, data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) show that approximately 59% of staff are fully vaccinated. With the new delta variant quickly spreading in the United States, it is more important than ever to increase staff vaccination rates in LTC.

    The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network commissioned a research project by the Center for Public Interest Communications to explore how to build vaccine confidence among frontline nursing home staff. The project resulted in the development of the Invest in Trust guide, which contains the findings of one-on-one interviews with CNAs, insights and recommendations by leading behavioral science scholars, and suggested messaging and strategies shown to be effective among frontline staff.

    During this webinar, we will hear from the lead researcher behind the Invest in Trust guide as well as two LTC providers who have worked hard to improve vaccination rates among their staff. This webinar will also involve a Q&A session to allow attendees to share their challenges and seek insight from the speakers. Through both evidence-based research and real-world stories of success, this webinar will provide you with helpful tools and knowledge to improve your staff vaccination rates.

    Who Should Attend:

    This webinar is geared toward leaders in nursing homes and assisted living communities who are trying to address vaccine hesitancy among frontline staff.

    Learning objectives:

    At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1) Articulate the key findings from the Invest in Trust guide

    2) Improve their understanding of staff hesitancy

    3) Identify strategies that can be deployed in your center to improve staff vaccination rates 

    Meet the Speakers:
    • Ann Christiano, Director, Center for Public Interest Communications, Clinical Professor - Department of Public Relations
    • Jane Martin BSN, RN, BC; DNS, CT, Director of Nursing at Treutlen Health and Rehabilitation
    • Nathan Tiwald, Assistant Administrator, Burgess Square Healthcare and Rehab Centre
  • OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

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    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

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    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

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    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)
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