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Part 1 - Reducing Rehospitalization: Practical Strategies for SuccessContains 10 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2016
This informative program, hosted by Dr. David Gifford, will help you discover the strategies and tactics necessary to reduce rehospitalizations. Please join us on July 27th at 3pm EST for this, the first, of our eight part series.
The National Quality Initiative Series is sponsored by Healthcare Academy
Hospital readmissions can have a huge impact on skilled nursing facilities. It affects payment, five star ratings, your access to participation in preferred networks and your quality measures. In these changing times, to be competitive, you must have a low readmission rate.
Dr. David Gifford (“Giff") will provide Centers with all the strategies and tactics they will need to reduce rehospitalizations. Not only that, but additional supporting information will be available to participants on ahcancalED. Register today to gain access to the most pertinent and useful resources and information.
Long-Term Care Facilities
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David Gifford, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA
David Gifford, MD, MPH, is a geriatrician and former medical director of several nursing homes in Rhode Island. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs 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.
MaryPat Carhart,BSN, RN, RAC-CT
Vice President of Clinical Services with Upstate Services Group,
Ms. Carhart is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years' experience in health care as a clinician and leader. After obtaining her Associated of Applied Science in Nursing from Onondaga Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Keuka College, Ms. Carhart's nursing career has included experience in acute care nursing, long-term care nursing and managed care.
Ms. Carhart currently is the Vice President of Clinical Services with Upstate Services Group, previously serving as the Director of Nursing at Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, which was designated as a special focus facility by the New York State Department of Health.After accepting the Director of Nursing position in December of 2009, Ms. Carhart assisted with the implementation of a quality improvement plan designed to bring the facility up to an acceptable level of care.As a result of the quality improvement plan implementation the facility was successfully improved in survey results to the extent that New York State removed the facility from the special focus facility designation as of May 2010.
Ms. Carhart recognized the need to reduce re-hospitalization rates for new admissions as well as for avoidable hospitalization for the long-term care resident and sought certification in the INTERACT program and as an instructor implemented the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program within all Upstate Services Group facilities.With the implementation of INTERACT each facility has reduced re-hospitalization and hospitalization rates as well as achieving the ability to partner with hospitals due to the focus on reducing emergency room utilization and avoidable hospital admissions.
CNA, NAHCA Board Member
Brent Hurley has served as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for more than 26 years. He currently serves as a CNA at Courtyard Health Care Center in Goshin, IN. In addition to his work with our nation's frail, elder and disabled citizens, Brent serves on the National Steering Commission of the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA). He joined the Steering Commission over four years ago and credits his participation on the Steering Commission with the following discovery, "Being on the Steering Commission has given me a chance to see and work with caregivers from across the country. It has allowed me to see that cultures and communities may change, but caring is universal."
Hurley's dedication and commitment to his profession manifests itself in participation in various activities such as the NAHCA Leadership Team in his center, attendance at the 2014 Congressional Briefings in Washington, DC and service on a review panel for Medline Industries Skintegrity System that is intended to promote healthy skin. His hard work and diligence has earned him national recognition and accolades; 2014 Essay Scholarship Recipient and NAHCA's 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award for helping to reduce turnover in his center.
Ms. Wheeler is the Nursing Home Administrator at Advantage Living Center-Wayne.She has been with the Advantage Management Group for the past 7 years in various roles to include Director of Rehabilitation, Director of Clinical Medicare and Reimbursement, and Administrator.
She received her Associates Degree in Certified Occupational Therapy from Wayne County Community College and her Diploma in Nursing Home Administration from Madonna University.
Christine has been dedicated to the profession of Long Term Care/Sub-Acute Rehab since 1995.Her continued focus on all aspects of the resident's experience drives her and her team toward excellence and continued success.
A Quality Measures WorksheetContains 1 Component(s)
David Maletich from the Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, OH shares this tool developed to help track Quality Measures. He was one of our Share the Love Winners! Congratulations David and thank you for sharing!
David Maletich shares this tool he developed to help track and respond to changes in QMs. He submitted this document in the hope that it would help others. David is one of our Share the Love winners! Congratulations.
Be sure to view the short video, download the document and leave a note!
David has offered to assist anyone interested in learning more. You can leave him a note in the Discussion section.
A QM Worksheet
David has been the Administrator at Fairhaven Community for 2 years and has been LNHA since 1987. He's worked in several different capacities since 1987.
Nutrition and Person-Centered Care for Successful Quality OutcomesContains 1 Component(s)
In today's long-term care environment food, nutrition and dining are key aspects of providing “person-centered care”. Person-centered care will not only improve Quality Measures but can also improve customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, QAPI and overall financial operations of the nursing facility. This webinar explores key aspects of “person-centered care” for food, nutrition, and dining with practical recommendations for successful implementation.
In today's long-term care environment food, nutrition and dining are key aspects of providing “person-centered care". Person-centered care will not only improve Quality Measures but can also improve customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, QAPI and overall financial operations of the nursing facility. This webinar explores key aspects of “person-centered care" for food, nutrition, and dining with practical recommendations for successful implementation.
Presenter: Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND
Learning Objectives: After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize the Importance of Person-Centered Care with Food/Nutrition/Dining
- Identify current “best practice" for nutrition with Person-Centered Care
- Describe nutrition interventions to improve Quality Measures.
Community Benefit: Acting on Mission, Demonstrating Tax-exempt PurposeContains 1 Component(s)
This program will describe the tradition of non-profit long term care organizations resonding to community need and how the tradition can and is continued today.
This program will present a system for not-for-profit long term care organizations to plan and report community benefits. These are activities that often reach outside of facility walls and promote the well-being of persons in the community. By providing community benefits, and telling the story of these community benefit activities, nonprofit long term care facilities accomplish the following: help promote well-being in the community, especially among the elderly, low income, and other vulnerable persons; demonstrate they are fulfilling their traditional mission of responding to community needs; maintain a positive image of the organization in the community, and show local taxing authorities they are carrying out their tax-exempt community benefit purpose.
The system presented involves five steps:
1.Committing to Community Benefit
2.Planning and Budgeting for Services
3.Monitoring Services and Activities
4.Reporting Community Benefits
Quality Improvement in HealthcareContains 1 Component(s)
Looking for a simple way to think about Quality improvement? Here it is!
Dr. Mike Evans provides a unique insight into Quality improvement. This short video includes an interview with Dr. Don Berwick and gives some very practical examples.
AHCANCAL Connect Training for NHAEP Class of 2016Contains 1 Component(s)
NHAEP Class of 2016, please join us for a live webinar to learn how to use AHCANCAL Connect to communicate with your Nursing Home Academy of Excellence peers. During this live webinar, you will learn how to: 1) access the site and log in; 2) how to update your profile and adjust your subscription and privacy settings; 3) and how to use your community to share information and files and communicate with your peers. A live Q&A session will be available at the end of the program and we'll record it in case you aren't able to join us for the live event.
NHAEP Class of 2016, please join us for a live webinar to learn how to use AHCANCAL Connect to communicate with your Nursing Home Academy of Excellence peers. During this live webinar, you will learn how to:
1) access the site and log in;
2) how to update your profile and adjust your subscription and privacy settings;
3) and how to use your community to share information and files and communicate with your peers. A live Q&A session will be available at the end of the program and we'll record it in case you aren't able to join us for the live event.
Curtailing Antipsychotic Use in LTC Medicine (CALM) - 2016 Poster SessionContains 2 Component(s)
Discover how three centers reduced antipsychotic drug use. This poster is from AHCA/NCAL's 2016 Quality Summit and a brief video discussing the project can be viewed by clicking on the products in the right hand column once you have registered.
Curtailing Antipsychotic Use in LTC Medicine (CALM): Reducing Off - Label Antipsychotic Medication Use Among Maine Skilled Nursing Centers with the CALM Program. Discover how three centers reduced antipsychotic drug use. This poster is from AHCA/NCAL's 2016 Quality Summit and a brief video presented by Dr. Jabbar Fazeli, on reviewing the research and project. The objective of this study was, to reduce off - label antipsychotic use among long - stay residents in skilled nursing centers, by implementing a program to create a calm, soothing environment. Materials can be viewed by clicking on the products in the right hand column once you have registered.