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  • CMS Proposed Rule for SNF PPS FY 2018 Update

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/28/2017

    CMS Proposed Rule for SNF PPS FY 2018 Update

    Speakers: 

    Mark Parkinson, President & CEO
    Mike Cheek, SVP, Reimbursement Policy & Legal Affairs
    David Gifford, SVP, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

  • Part 5: Leading Strategies for Antipsychotic Drug Reduction

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/26/2017

    Discover best practices in dementia care that could be replicated to improve quality of care and quality of life. These practices emphasize an approach focused on the comfort of the person with dementia.

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    If we have learned nothing from our collective national effort to reduce antipsychotic drugs it is that the solutions are multifaceted. The way to achieve the reduction is not simply a strategy to prioritize which residents to taper and withdraw but, to discover and train staff in a wide array of approaches and focus areas that individualize the care of residents. Our guest, Ann Wyatt, is  a national expert in dementia and palliative care and part of the team that developed the Comfort Matters program first begun in the Beatitude Community in Arizona. Ann will share essential strategies and research from the experience and provide ideas to help you organization. Ann is someone you don't want to miss! Staff will come away with fresh ideas and an array of strategies to improve dementia care in your center.

    But first, a llittle about how it all began. Comfort Matters got its start in 2005, when Beatitudes Campus, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), partnered with Hospice of the Valley, and received funding for the initiative from BHHS Legacy Foundation. The goal was to create a model program of best practices in dementia care that could be replicated to improve quality of care and quality of life practices that emphasize an approach focused on the comfort of the person with dementia.

    Originally Comfort Matters was called Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia: A Model Teaching Program (PCAD). As is true of any palliative care model, the goal is to make people comfortable by relieving the symptoms, pain and stresses of illness. Although palliative care is often associated with end-of-life, Comfort Matters promotes living better with dementia by focusing on the person’s day-to-day comfort. By addressing the significant challenges common to advanced stages of dementia, Comfort Matters education and research improves practices across the spectrum of early to advanced stages. Hundreds of interdisciplinary teams from long-term care-, assisted living-, and dementia care facilities, are using these proven concepts to improve dementia care. 

    Why not round up an interdisciplinary team from your organization to listen this informative web broadcast, live with Ann Wyatt. Wednesday, April 26th at 3 PM EST.



    Ann Wyatt

    MSW

    Ann Wyatt, MSW  is currently the Manager for Palliative and Residential Care at Caringkind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter), working to promote innovative, comprehensive palliative care programs for people with advanced dementia. She has also in recent years worked with the Cobble Hill-Isabella Collaboration Project, concerned with creating  more person-centered care environments, and with the United Hospital Fund on their family caregiver project, Next Step in Care.

    Earlier, she helped to develop Independence Care System, a managed long term care plan for younger people with disabilities, one of the first in the country.  Prior to that, she was Associate Director of the Office of Long Term Care, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (where among other things she helped to oversee OBRA implementation for HHC’s nearly 3,000 skilled nursing beds). Earlier, as the initial Planning Director for the Village Nursing Home AIDS Project, she helped develop the first AIDS adult day health program in the country.  She was also formerly a licensed nursing home administrator.

      She was a founding Board member of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, and of the Village Nursing Home, and is currently a founding Board member of Ibasho (an organization which works internationally to help create socially integrated, sustainable aging communities), of Music and Memory, Inc. (the iPod project), and of Sprat Artistic ensemble. She is also a Board member of CIAD (Coalition for the Institutionalized Aged and Disabled) and of Isabella Geriatric Center.

    Ms. Wyatt has been on the Adjunct Faculty in the Milano Graduate School of the New School, and has been a Field Supervisor for graduate social work students from Columbia, Wurzweiler, and Hunter Schools of Social Work, and of the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Department of Social Welfare.

    Her publications include three book chapters (in AIDS and Long Term Care, HIV/AIDS and the Older Adult, and Managing the Long-Term Care Facility), and articles in Quality Review Bulletin; Long-Term Living; American Rehabilitation; Health and Social Work; and, Pride Institute Journal.

     



    Healthcare Academy provides industry-leading online training for the long-term care industry. With a dynamic array of innovative, powerful tools at your fingertips, Healthcare Academy can help dramatically improve your organization's educational efficiency, accuracy, quality and satisfaction.

  • The Requirements of Participation and Baldrige Criteria

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This document contains a crosswalk of the Baldrige Criteria and the Requirements of Participation.

    This document contains a crosswalk of the Baldrige Criteria and the Requirements of Participation. 

  • The Requirements of Participation and Baldrige Connection

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In implementing the Requirements of Participation (RoP), AHCA encourages member providers to take a step back and look at the big picture. At its core, the RoP are tied together by three key themes that focus on knowing your residents, your staff, and your center. Check this resource out to learn more!

    In implementing the Requirements of Participation (RoP), AHCA encourages member providers to take a step back and look at the big picture. At its core, the RoP are tied together by three key themes that focus on knowing your residents, your staff, and your center. Check this resource out to learn more! 

  • C.R.E.A.T.E: A Sustainable Approach to Culture Change

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    CMS has determined there is a need for culture change in Long Term Care. This presentation will present some challenges, failures and successes experienced by a LTC facility in Louisiana. Following this presentation the learner will be able to implement, sustain and cultivate these cultural change needs that are specific to their own facility. The learner should be able to demonstrate sustainable approaches to Culture Change that foster stakeholder satisfaction.

    CMS has determined there is a need for culture change in Long Term Care. This presentation will present some challenges, failures and successes experienced by a LTC facility in Louisiana. Following this presentation the learner will be able to implement, sustain and cultivate these cultural change needs that are specific to their own facility. The learner should be able to demonstrate sustainable approaches to Culture Change that foster stakeholder satisfaction.

    Abby Benoit

    Administrator New Iberia Manor North, Nexion Health

    Abby Benoit has been a champion in Long Term Care for the past 9 years. Abby started her career as a Social Services Director, then transitioned into Marketing when she joined Nexion Health Management in 2011. After serving as the Regional Marketing Director for a few years, Abby assumed the role as the Administrator of New Iberia Manor North in 2014. Her work at New Iberia North promotes Culture Change in all aspects for the continued quality of care and person centered care in the Long Term Care setting. Abby serves on the Education Committee and the Public Relations Committee for Louisiana Nursing Home Association. Abby is an active member of the Acadian Health Coalition which works to standardize initiatives for improvement in healthcare.

  • The Generational Shift: Engaging Millennial Members & Staff

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The workforce is changing which means your association staff and members aren't exactly who they used to be. It's now critical for association leaders to evolve with members' changing needs to recruit and retain the younger generation of long-term care leaders.Come hear the inside scoop from an early Millennial herself, who can help you engage more young members and staff to build a stronger voice in your state!

    The workforce is changing which means your association staff and members aren't exactly who they used to be. It's now critical for association leaders to evolve with members' changing needs to recruit and retain the younger generation of long-term care leaders. And who better to learn from about the evolution of today's workforce than a former AHCA state affiliate professional turned workforce speaker, Cara Silletto, who now works with long-term care leaders across the country to reduce unnecessary employee turnover and make managers more effective in their roles? Come hear the inside scoop from an early Millennial herself, who can help you engage more young members and staff to build a stronger voice in your state!

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify workforce and membership demographics and trends
    Uncover the evolution of generational mindsets over time to understand why Millennials think and work so differently than previous generations
    Learn strategies for gaining greater engagement and loyalty from Millennial members and staff

    Speaker:
    Cara Silletto
    President & Chief Retention Officer
    Crescendo Strategies

  • Hardwiring Excellence

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Maine Veteran's Home has had remarkable success in hardwiring excellence throughout their organization. By working and massaging their systems with care and vigilance, they were rewarded with AHCA's coveted Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Learn from the experts how excellence became engrained in their culture.

    To understand the essential elements for hardwiring performance excellence

    To recognize the role of leadership on the excellence journey

    To utilize a data driven culture to focus and align improvement activities


    Deb Fournier

    Chief Operating Officer

    Kelley Kash

    Chief Executive Officer, Maine Veterans Home

  • Fault Lines And Frontiers In Person-Centered, Long Term Care

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    At the Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center, a meeting of the ages was about to begin: knowledge developed over 300 cumulative years, arrayed against the untested idealism of the 19-year-old Angelica. This was the final meeting where this team of seniors would declare whether Angelica measured up to the certified nurse assistant (CNA) job she was seeking.

    At the Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center, a meeting of the ages was about to begin: knowledge developed over 300 cumulative years, arrayed against the untested idealism of the 19-year-old Angelica. This was the final meeting where this team of seniors would declare whether Angelica measured up to the certified nurse assistant (CNA) job she was seeking.

  • Marijuana Laws Create Haze Around Policies

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Support for the legalization of marijuana has grown exponentially over recent years. Consequently, a majority of states have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana. Yet marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

    Support for the legalization of marijuana has grown exponentially over recent years. Consequently, a majority of states have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana. Yet marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

  • Research Project Takes Personal Turn For Phoenix Symphony

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    By bringing music to a Phoenix-based nursing care center’s patients with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are learning how the power of the symphony’s playing affects persons with cognitive and behavioral impairments.

    By bringing music to a Phoenix-based nursing care center’s patients with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are learning how the power of the symphony’s playing affects persons with cognitive and behavioral impairments.

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