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  • More Than Just Pretty Pictures

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    More Than Just Pretty Pictures It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Of course it would take many words and phrases to describe a favorite beach scene, or mountain vista.

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Of course it would take many words and phrases to describe a favorite beach scene, or mountain vista.

  • The Iowa Nursing Home Leaders Academy of Excellence Webinar Series

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    The Iowa Nursing Home Leaders Academy of Excellence Webinar Series

    The Iowa Nursing Home Leader Academy of Excellence

    OVERVIEWThe Nursing Home Leader Academy of Excellence is a national effort whose goal is to provide an intensive, interactive experience that prepares nursing home administrators to be competent and inspired leaders in skilled nursing centers. This is an advanced and specialized leadership course designed to build on the basic business and management skills. The focus of the program is to teach participants how to effectively lead their centers using a quality assurance –performance improvement approach; to use high level human resource practices to build a skilled and stable workforce; to promote quality of life and quality of care for residents; and to successfully compete in the changing landscape of post-acute care. In addition to the traditional format of lecture and assigned reading, participants will be engaged in a variety of learning activities including their selection of a unique quality improvement target in their own practice setting.


    8 Part Webinar Series:

    Falls as a Quality Improvement Target - Sue Ann Guildermann

    Customer Satisfaction as a Quality Improvement Target - Mary Tellis Nayak

    Staff Stability & Consistent Assignment Strategies - Barbara Frank & Cathie Brady

    Hospital Readmission Reduction; Not Just Nursing's job - David Farrell

    Vision Lead organizations -Phil Fogg

    Antipsychotics as a Quality Improvement Target- David Gifford

    QAPI in Action - Janet Snipes




    Falls create a significant problem for many settings affecting the lives of residents and staff alike. In this session, Sue Ann Guildermann will guide listener thru the causes and cures. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The relationship between sleep and falls
    2. The Relationship between meds and falls
    3. An array of practical ways to prevent falls

    Speaker: Sue Ann Guildermann

    Customer Satisfaction is an important focus area for organizations who are intent on being a top provider in the eyes of residents, families and hospitals, and ACOs. Discover concrete ways to use the QAPI process to resolve common resident complaints. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The relationship between customer satisfaction and key quality indicators for skilled nursing centers

    2. The most common resident complaints

    3. How to use QAPI process to resolve the customer complaints and improve satisfaction

    Speaker: Mary Tellis Nayak

    This session will offer ideas and implementation strategies related to staffing and consistent assignment. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The connection between consistently assigned staff and improved quality

    2. The steps and processes to initiate and sustain consistent assignments

    Speakers: Barbara Frank& Cathie Brady

    Discover techniques applied by NHA and SSD role in reducing hospital readmissions. Attendees will recognize:

    1. Why hospital readmissions are not just a nursing problem

    2. The role of NHA and SSD in reducing hospital readmissions

    3. The steps to build team- work to achieve the shared goal of hospital readmission reduction

    Speaker: David Farrell

    Proactive organizations use strategic planning, self-assessment, customer satisfaction and other metrics to help stay on track toward their quality goals. Learn how to create a process that works for your center. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The importance of forward- looking leadership

    2. The role strategic planning plays in achieving and sustaining quality

    Speaker: Phil Fogg

    Discover the latest information on reducing antipsychotics for people with dementia. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The importance and progress of the national campaign to improve dementia care in skilled nursing centers

    2. Behaviors as an unmet need.

    Speaker: Dave Gifford

    Refresh your understanding about systems and quality improvement (i.e. QAPI & Baldrige). During this session we'll talk about the two process improvement models, and hear about successful implementation strategies currently being used by nursing centers and assisted living communities. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The practical applications of CMS QAPI tools in skilled nursing centers from providers who use them

    2. The common wins and challenges related to developing an effective QAPI program


    Speaker: Janet Snipes

    This session will focus on resident centered factors that result in behaviors, including falls, while exploring individualized intervention selection that will make the resident successful and the staff member empowered. Attendees will recognize:

    1. The motivational causes of all behaviors, including falls.

    2. The assessment components that must be done to determine who the resident is as a social being

    3. The resident's cognitive functional age is the basis for selection of person-centered interventions

    Speaker: Diana Waugh

  • Part 1 - Reducing Rehospitalization: Practical Strategies for Success

    Contains 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.

    imageThe 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.

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    Solutions for
    Long-Term Care Facilities

    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.


    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.


    Brent Hurley

    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.

    Christine Wheeler

    COTA, LNHA

    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.

  • What Caregivers Need To Know About Aging Eyes

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    With the aging of the baby boomer generation, the growing prevalence of eye diseases and vision loss has become a major public health concern

    With the aging of the baby boomer generation, the growing prevalence of eye diseases and vision loss has become a major public health concern

  • Guidance to Pressure Ulcer Staging

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    Jeanine Maguire provides an informative and in depth presentation on the updated staging guidance for pressure ulcers based on the NPUAP Conference in April 2016.

    Jeanine Maguire provides an informative and in depth presentation on the updated staging guidance for pressure ulcers based on the NPUAP Conference in April 2016.

  • A Quality Measures Worksheet

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    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.

    David Maletich

    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.

  • 2016 Top 50 Largest Nursing Facility Companies

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    Top 50 Largest Nursing Facilities

    Top 50 Largest Nursing Facilities

  • 2016 Top 40 Largest Assisted Living Facilities

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    Top 40 Largest Assisted Living Facilities

    Top 40 Largest Assisted Living Facilities

  • Long Term Care Quality At Issue Around The World

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    While the Canadian health care system is very different from that in the U.S., we share many challenges when it comes to eldercare.

    While the Canadian health care system is very different from that in the U.S., we share many challenges when it comes to eldercare.

  • Nutrition and Person-Centered Care for Successful Quality Outcomes

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    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.



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