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  • ACOs Bring Assisted Living Into The Fold

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

  • Infection Prevention & Control § 483.80 _Tool

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent of § 483.80: Designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.

    Purpose & Intent of § 483.80: Designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.

  • Part 3: Unintended Healthcare Outcomes - Building Prevention Into Every Day Practice: A Framework for Successful Clinical Outcomes

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/16/2016

    After the OIG Report that shed light on several areas of care that put residents at risk, providers immediately got to work developing systems and responses that would help to minimize these unintended healthcare outcomes. Part 3 of the Quality Initiative Series focuses on clinical care, nutrition and team strategies that can make an immediate difference in the lives of residents. Additionally, The Association's Clinical Practice Committee designed a framework that outlines guiding elements such as individualized care approaches, effective transitions of care, QAPI concepts, safety, risk management, team-based care, and diagnostic quality that will support your efforts in fulfilling the Requirements of Participation. Discover what the Hillcrest team has done to succeed in this valuable program on reducing unintended healthcare outcomes. Join Dr. David Gifford, Dr. Anna Fisher, Joe DiMinico and Roxanne Dai in Part 3 of our series.

    After the OIG Report that shed light on several areas of care that put residents at risk, providers immediately got to work developing systems and responses that would help to minimize these unintended healthcare outcomes. Part 3 of the Quality Initiative Series focuses on clinical care, nutrition and team strategies that can make an immediate difference in the lives of residents. Additionally, The Association's Clinical Practice Committee designed a framework that outlines guiding elements such as individualized care approaches, effective transitions of care, QAPI concepts, safety, risk management, team-based care, and diagnostic quality that will support your efforts in fulfilling the Requirements of Participation. Discover what the Hillcrest team has done to succeed in this valuable program on reducing unintended healthcare outcomes.

    Join Dr. David Gifford, Dr. Anna Fisher, Joe DiMinico, RN, Admin, Jason Hagarty, Culinary Coordinator and Roxanne Dai in Part 3 of our series

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    Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, CMDCP, CDP

    Director of Quality and Education. Hillcrest Health Services

    Dr. Anna Fisher,  DHA, CMDCP, CDP, is a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner and Director of Quality & Education at Hillcrest Health Services and is responsible for quality and education services for assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, hospice, and skilled nursing care. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University.

    Dr. Fisher is a Clinical Practice Committee Member, Emergency Preparedness Committee Member, and Silver Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). Most recently, she serves as a leadership member of the Pioneer Network Artifacts 2.0 Advisory Group, Nebraska Culture Change Coalition, and the Developmental Disabilities Aging Coalition.

    In this webinar, Dr. Fisher will discuss QAPI and how health care communities can oversee and review their pain management approaches, including the use of opioids to treat pain as well as the expectations of surveyors and how facilities should address pain issues.

    David Gifford, MD, MPH

    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. 

    Joe DiMinico

    RN, Administrator of the Cottages at Hillcrest Country Estates

    Joe DiMinico joined Hillcrest Health Services in 2011 and is currently the Administrator of the Cottages at Hillcrest Country Estates. Joe is a Registered Nurse with experience in geriatric health care management and oversees a very innovative community of eight “household model" long-term care cottages and one post-acute rehabilitation cottage.

    Roxann Dai

    Nurse Technician

    Roxann has been with Hillcrest Health Services for 6 1/2 years.Her position with Hillcrest is a Nurse Tech, and she is also finishing up her Medication Aide classes.She has been nominated for employee of the month, employee of the year, and was a national finalist for CNA of the year through Cerner.

    Jason Hagarty

    Culinary Coordinator

    Jason Hagarty is the Culinary Coordinator with Hillcrest Country Estates at the Rehab Cottage since March 2014. Jason developed and designed menus and set up programming for the CBORD dietary food ordering system. Jason has three years experience with CHI Health Systems as Team Lead of Food and Nutrition, and initiated and implemented the new "Aladdin" Re-Therm food system throughout all CHI hospitals in Nebraska.

  • Taking Photos or Videos in SNFs - §483.10(e)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose and Intent of §483.10(e): To provide guidance on the use of photographs and videos in SNFs

    Purpose and Intent of §483.10(e): To provide guidance on the use of photographs and videos in SNFs

  • Accompanying Residents at Discharge or Transfer §483.15(c)(2)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent §483.15(c)(2): To improve care coordination by providing information to the receiving health care organization and provider that can help them provide quality care to the resident.

    Purpose & Intent of §483.15(c)(2): To improve care coordination by providing information to the receiving health care organization and provider that can help them provide quality care to the resident.

  • Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Rights §483.15(c)(1)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent: To provide documentation that a physician has determined a discharge or transfer is necessary.

    Purpose & Intent: To provide documentation that a physician has determined a discharge or transfer is necessary.

  • Discharge Planning Process - §483.21(c)(1)_Tool

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent §483.21(c)(1): To develop a discharge plan to help as many residents who want to return back to the community, to be effectively discharged from the nursing center back to the community.

    Purpose & Intent §483.21(c)(1): To develop a discharge plan to help as many residents who want to return back to the community, to be effectively discharged from the nursing center back to the community.

  • QAPI Detailed Checklist (Phase 1) - § 483.75

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent of §483.75: To develop, implement, and maintain an effective comprehensive, data-driven QAPI program that focuses on systems of care, outcomes of care, and quality of life

    Purpose & Intent of § 483.75: To develop, implement, and maintain an effective comprehensive, data-driven QAPI program that focuses on systems of care, outcomes of care, and quality of life.

  • New CMS Regulatory LTC Requirements for Food/Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session will present an overview of the key changes to put you in the “driver’s seat” for success with compliance.

    Session Objectives

    By the end of the session attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the key changes in the LTC Survey Requirements for Food/Nutrition and Dining
    • Describe the focus areas and key revisions related to Food/Nutrition and Dining
    • Maneuver through the regulatory maze of compliance and be a driver for positive outcomes.


    Presentation Overall Description:
    The LTC Survey Requirements for Participation are changing and SNF will be expected to be in compliance. Food, nutrition and dining are integral components for success in the survey process. Providers must know what these changes are and what surveyors will be looking at during the survey process. This session will present an overview of the key changes to put you in the “driver's seat" for success with compliance.


    Presenter:
    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, is a known leader in the field of dietetics and nutrition with aging. Brenda is a national acclaimed speaker, author, LTC nutrition-legal expert and consultant to health care providers. She is President of Brenda Richardson Associates, LLC. Brenda currently serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Committee, is past Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee (ANDPAC) and serves on the Academy CMS Workgroup and IMPACT ACT Task Force.

  • Kindness Tops Residents’ Wish Lists

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    What does “quality of care” encompass? For those working in skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities, the answer may include following government standards, careful documentation, reviewing protocol, and solid business practices.

    What does “quality of care” encompass? For those working in skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities, the answer may include following government standards, careful documentation, reviewing protocol, and solid business practices.

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