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  • LTC Trend Tracker for Independent Owners: The Value of Data in Quality Improvement

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/06/2017

    As Part II of the LTC Trend Tracker webinar series for Independent Owners, join us as we introduce the new and improved Five-Star Quality Measure Predictor Tool, available exclusively in LTC Trend Tracker. During this session, you will also learn how LTC Trend Tracker can be utilized to help you achieve your goals as part of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. Join the LTC Trend Tracker team as they acquaint you with this exclusive AHCA/NCAL member benefit and how it can further advance your ongoing quality improvements.

    As Part II of the LTC Trend Tracker webinar series for Independent Owners, join us as we introduce the new and improved Five-Star Quality Measure Predictor Tool, available exclusively in LTC Trend Tracker.  During this session, you will also learn how LTC Trend Tracker can be utilized to help you achieve your goals as part of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative.   Join the LTC Trend Tracker team as they acquaint you with this exclusive AHCA/NCAL member benefit and how it can further advance your ongoing quality improvements.

    Speaker:

    Gautami Inamdar

    Manager, Quality & LTC Trend Tracker

    American Health Care Association

  • Providers Create Their Own Opportunities

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Large and small owner/operators see diversification as a pathway to boost revenue and a means for survival amid increased reimbursement uncertainty, tight margins, and persistent concerns over occupancy rates.

    Large and small owner/operators see diversification as a pathway to boost revenue and a means for survival amid increased reimbursement uncertainty, tight margins, and persistent concerns over occupancy rates.

  • The Medical Director: A Vital Quality Partner

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Every skilled nursing facility (SNF) must have a medical director, but there is a wide spectrum of knowledge, competencies, and engagement among nursing center medical directors nationwide.

    Every skilled nursing facility (SNF) must have a medical director, but there is a wide spectrum of knowledge, competencies, and engagement among nursing center medical directors nationwide.

  • Tunable Lighting Makes Big Impact on Residents

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Tunable-white lighting is being promoted as a benefit to providers because it can improve the lighting quality of a facility through increasing light intensity levels, reducing glare, and providing better control when compared with existing systems.

    Tunable-white lighting is being promoted as a benefit to providers because it can improve the lighting quality of a facility through increasing light intensity levels, reducing glare, and providing better control when compared with existing systems.

  • A Heart to Serve

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Created in 2016, A Heart to Serve encourages residents and patients, often with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and other physical and cognitive challenges, to feed people who are homeless.

    Created in 2016, A Heart to Serve encourages residents and patients, often with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and other physical and cognitive challenges, to feed people who are homeless.

  • Phase 3: Infection Preventionist Role & Competencies Tool

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent of §483.80: Designated Infection Preventionist (IP) Role & Competencies. CMS requires each center to designate one or more individual(s) as the infection preventionist(s) (IPs) who are responsible for the center’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.** AHCA has outlined information for centers to consider when developing the role of the Infection Preventionist.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    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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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *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 Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    Purpose & Intent of §483.80: Designated Infection Preventionist (IP) Role & Competencies. 

    CMS requires each center to designate one or more individual(s) as the infection preventionist(s) (IPs) who are responsible for the center’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.** 

    AHCA has outlined information for centers to consider when developing the role of the Infection Preventionist.

  • Moving Into an Assisted Living Residence: Making a Successful Transition

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The NCAL Consumer Relations Committee created this brochure to make moving into an assisted living community a pleasant experience for residents and families. People who are preparing for a move into an assisted living or residential care facility have many questions. NCAL wanted to help answer these questions by seeking advice from the nation’s top experts on the subject—assisted living residents who have made the move and currently live in assisted living.

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    The NCAL Consumer Relations Committee created this brochure to make moving into an assisted living community a pleasant experience for residents and families. People who are preparing for a move into an assisted living or residential care facility have many questions. NCAL wanted to help answer these questions by seeking advice from the nation’s top experts on the subject—assisted living residents who have made the move and currently live in assisted living.

    The guidance is meant to address the common concerns and questions new residents and their families have when they are preparing for their move. It covers topics such as, discussions about resident’s privacy, what personal belongings to bring, asking relatives or friends to help on moving day, recommendations for family and friends, and suggestions on how to deal with the emotions of moving.

    Key learning objectives:

    - understand common concerns of new assisted living residents and their family members
    - identify techniques to ease residents' transition into an assisted living community
    - utilize the brochure with potential residents and family members to help them prepare for the process
    - train staff on how to help new residents and family members successfully transition into an assisted living (in-service PowerPoint presentation)

    NCAL Customer Relations Committee

    The NCAL Customer Relations Committee aims to strengthen the public’s awareness and perception of the assisted living profession, as well as enhance the assisted living experience for potential and current residents and their loved ones. The committee identifies and develops education for consumers and other health care providers about the profession, as well as resources for assisted living providers to encourage person-centered care.

  • The Journey to Performance Excellence: How a Small SNF Achieved the Nation’s Highest Quality Award

    Contains 12 Component(s)

    In this series, Mountain Valley leaders Maryruth Butler and Emilee Kulin share how their small, 68-bed rural center in Kellogg, Idaho achieved the nation’s highest award for performance excellence.

    Welcome to the story of Mountain Valley, a 68-bed skilled nursing and long-term care center in the Kellogg, Idaho. Mountain Valley began the quality journey through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award, receiving the Bronze in 2005, the Silver in 2007, and finally the Gold in 2011. Our journey didn’t stop there, however, and we went on to achieve the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award in 2016- the very first skilled nursing center in the county to achieve this designation. Through this series, we will share with you how a small, rural center achieved the nation’s highest award for performance excellence and hopefully inspire you to performance excellence.

    Maryruth Butler

    Executive Director of Mountain Valley

    *  Executive Director of Mountain Valley since 2001

             Major Mountain Valley Recognition Earned:

                    - Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award • 2016

                    - AHCA Quality Award Recipient • Bronze 2005, Silver 2007, Gold 2011

                    - CMS Five-Star Overall Quality Rating • 2009 – 2017

                    - Providigm Abaqis Embracing Quality Award in Deficiency-Free Survey • 2016

                    - Providigm Customer Satisfaction Award • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    * National AHCA Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award 2017 Recipient

    * Master Examiner ACHA/NCAL National Quality Awards • 2013, 2014, 2015

    * Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration and BSBA

    * State of Idaho Residential Care and Nursing Home Administrator’s License

    * Attributes using the Baldrige Excellence Framework for shifting her professional approach and creating a culture of performance excellence

    * Guides her workforce to continuously improve, encourages innovation, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for residents

    Emilee Kulin

    Activity Director at Mountain Valley

    * Activity Director at Mountain Valley since 2008

    * Masters of Science Degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences - Food and Nutrition

    * Currently pursuing Nursing Home Administrator-in-Training Certificate

    * Currently pursuing AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program Senior Examiner Training

    * Devoted to securing grants and awards, providing innovative, quality care while catering to each individuals daily happiness and quality of life

    * Passionate community advocate and an enthusiastic entrepreneur to her family-owned business as a Registered Dietitian

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    The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

    Reach your Quality Goals! 

    Visit ahcapublications.org or ncalpublications.org

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  • AHCA Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Webinar Series

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    AHCA Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Four Part Webinar Series

    AHCA, along with guest speakers, will hold a webinar series event this year on the new emergency preparedness final rule impacting Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Nursing Facilities (NF) and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). This final rule is not applicable to Assisted Living Providers. The rule was released on Friday, September 16, 2016, and can be found here. Providers will need to be in compliance by November 2017. The webinar series will include, among other things, special guest speakers, an overview of the key new requirements, a list of tools to assess if you are prepared for the rule, steps to take now to prepare.

  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements – Part IV

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/21/2017

    Emergency Preparedness Requirements – Part IV

    On Tuesday, November 21, from 2 – 3 PM EST, AHCA, with guest speakers Sarah Baker, Programs Manager from Healthcare Ready and Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D. Executive Director of Healthcare Ready will hold a webinar on the new emergency preparedness final rule impacting Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Providers will need to be in compliance by November 15th 2017. The webinar will include an overview of Healthcare Ready and resources available to members, a update on this past hurricane season and best practices learned and a review of components of the CMS emergency preparedness rule. This is the fourth webinar in the four-part webinar series AHCA will hold this year on the emergency preparedness rule.

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