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  • Untangling QAPI or How We Saved 500K!

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This opening presentation provides and initial overview to QAPI but then launches into a remarkable story demonstrating the way this center used QI tools to reduce their bad debt.

    QAPI has never been taught like this! In this session you will discover how one home, using all of the usual QI tools saved themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars and reduced their bad debt. 

  • Tips to Improve You Staffing Domain Score on CMS's 5 Star

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Discover several tips to improve your staffing domain score on CMS's 5 Star

    Discover several tips that will improve your staffing domain score on CMS's 5 Star

  • Effective Tools to Engage Members

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2015

    Learn how three state affiliates successfully retain new and returning members through a variety of tools including personal member outreach, new member benefit webinars and welcome packets, customer satisfaction research, and an electronic member directory.

    Learn how three state affiliates successfully retain new and returning members through a variety of tools including personal member outreach, new member benefit webinars and welcome packets, customer satisfaction research, and an electronic member directory.

  • NCAL Pop Trivia Night

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This fun video shows assisted living residents reaction to and knowledge of current pop culture.

    This fun video - shown at the 66th annual AHCA/NCAL annual convention & expo - shows assisted living residents reaction to and knowledge of current pop culture.

  • A QAPI Tracking Sheet & Demo

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Sandy Kingsley shared these tools to help providers track their PIP projects.

    Sandy Kingsley shared these tools to help providers track their PIP projects. 

  • JUST SAY "NO" TO DRUGS AND "YES" TO SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/26/2015

    This issue of caring for individuals suffering from memory loss who may exhibit behaviors that are difficult to manage ISN'T JUST ABOUT MEDS! It's about the need for long term care professionals to value the strengths and social needs of the residents at the same level...no a higher level...than their physical needs. How to shift the paradigm from the highest priority of "clean, fed and dry" to "enjoyable contented days" is the key to providing excellent care for those entrusted to our care. The shift from the medical model to the social model continues to be the stumbling block...regardless of fancy initiatives with great names ....." Plan to join Diana to laugh and learn!

    This issue of caring for individuals suffering from memory loss who may exhibit behaviors that are difficult to manage ISN'T JUST ABOUT MEDS! It's about the need for long term care professionals to value the strengths and social needs of the residents at the same level...no a higher level...than their physical needs. How to shift the paradigm from the highest priority of "clean, fed and dry" to "enjoyable contented days" is the key to providing excellent care for those entrusted to our care. The shift from the medical model to the social model continues to be the stumbling block...regardless of fancy initiatives with great names ....."Plan to join Diana to laugh and learn!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss the definitions of behaviors!
    • Describe the causes of behaviors that often lead to the use of
    antipsychotic medications.
    • Discuss the social assessment and social interventions that can be
    employed to reduce challenging behaviors without the use of antipsychotics
    while increasing the quality of life of the residents and the staff.


    Speaker:

    Diana Waugh, Waugh Consulting, LLC

  • Current Nutrition "Best Practice" to Reduce Hospital Re-Admissions

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/15/2015

    This session will present an overview of current "best practice" nutrition for effective care transition management along with suggestions of how to apply "best practice" for use in daily practice.

    Providers must know how to meet the challenges of new CMS Value Based Purchasing related to Quality Measures and Reducing Hospital Re-Admissions. Food, nutrition and dining are integral components in reducing hospital re-admissions and overall care management. This session will present an overview of current "best practice" nutrition for effective care transition management along with suggestions of how to apply "best practice" for use in daily practice.

    Learning Objectives


    After this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
    • Know the background and focus of current "best practice" recommendations related to hospital re-admissions.
    • Discuss the importance of effective nutritional management related to Value Based Purchasing and Quality Measures.
    • Discuss practical application of "best practice" recommendations in daily practice

    Speaker:

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

  • #Winning at Social Media

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/26/2015

    This webinar gives an overview of the role that social media could play in your center or community's marketing and communication strategy. Find out the latest trends on what social media channels consumers are using and why, and how those trends could benefit your organization.

    As social media becomes an integral part of our daily lives, learn how to interact with current residents and families, as well as reach potential consumers. This webinar gives an overview of the role that social media could play in your center or community's marketing and communication strategy. Find out the latest trends on what social media channels consumers are using and why, and how those trends could benefit your organization.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the various social media channels currently popular among consumers and how to use them as a business.
    2. Develop a social media plan as part of a community's larger marketing and communications strategy.
    3. Know how to maximize the use of social media while protecting residents' privacy and mitigating risk to your company.

    Speakers:

    Rachel Reeves
    Director of Communications
    NCAL

    Amy Mendoza
    Senior Manager, Public Affairs
    AHCA

  • Falls Management & Prevention

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/11/2014

    Recognizing that falls within nursing centers, constitutes a reason for high hospital admissions, suffering for residents and frequent deficiencies, the AHCA Clinical Practice Subcommittee on Falls has created this course on Fall Management and Prevention.

    Recognizing that falls within nursing centers, constitutes a reason for high hospital admissions, suffering for residents and frequent deficiencies, the AHCA Clinical Practice Subcommittee on Falls has created a course called Falls Management and Prevention. The eight, 1 hour workshops hosted by experts from around the nation provide a wide array of insights into protecting residents from falls. The series provides great ideas and useful strategies related to sleep, environment, QAPI, workplace practices, regulatory issues, and family and leadership practices. The recorded sessions build upon each other and provide opportunity for centers to view the sessions over and over and share them with staff on different shifts. The program has a companion guide A Guide to Managing Falls Risks. Here are the workshops that compose this course:

    Workshop 1: Falls Prevention and Management: Using the HATCh Model

    Workshop 2: Preventing Falls by Providing a Good Night's Sleep

    Workshop 3: Don't Let Falls Drop Your Survey Scores

    Workshop 4: Preventing Falls through Medication Vigilance

    Workshop 5: Mapping A QAPI Journey around Falls

    Workshop 6: Managing Falls: A Leaders Guide

    Workshop 7: Involving Families in Falls Prevention & Management

    Workshop 8: Aging Safely: Environmental Modifications to Reduce Fall Risk

    Meet the Team!

    Holly Brown, Claire Enright, Michele Dennis, Anna Fisher, Kim Green , Morgan Hinkley, Rebecca Hollingshead, Liz Jensen, Brigetta Nethery, Tina Rein, Aisha Salaam, Barbara Sisarcick, William Thompson, Diane Vaughn*,Chair, Holly Harmon, Marguerite McLaughlin

    Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

    Diane has over 37 years as a RN including experience in hospitals, ICF-MR, Skilled Care, and Assisted Living. She has been a staff nurse, nurse manager, nurse educator, director of nursing , quality manager, assistant administrator, and national consultant. She is licensed as a NHA since 2003. She is a national speaker on leadership, LTC quality and nursing home regulatory issues, an accredited QIS instructor, and an endorsed parish nurse. 

    Liz Jensen, RN MSN, RN-BC

    Clinical Director, Direct Supply

    As a former nurse executive and educator with over 20 years of experience in the post-acute care setting, Liz has worked with hundreds of skilled nursing and assisted living professionals in multiple states to develop strategies and programs to improve care delivery in response to the changing needs of residents and patients. As a nurse executive, her areas of expertise include performance improvement of care delivery systems and programs, clinical education strategies and resource development. She is Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing and her nursing practice experience includes gerontological nursing, dementia care, fall risk reduction, medical/surgical nursing, rehabilitation nursing, infusion therapy and pain management.

    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.

    Sue Ann Guildermann

    Director of Education, Empira

    Empira, has over thirty-five years of experience providing education, leadership and consultation to non-profit and for-profit long-term care organizations. She is a Registered Nurse with a BA and MA in communication and adult education. Sue Ann has been responsible for the education of the leadership, management and direct care staff of Empira's homes and oversaw the implementation of the Restorative Sleep Vitality Program. She has taught in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and recently received a Minnesota Care Providers Association award for "recognition of her outstanding leadership in educational programming."

    Lyn Bentley

    Senior Director of Regulatory Services

    Lyn Bentley is the Senior Director of Regulatory Services for the American Health Care Association. Lyn has worked in the field of long term care for more than 25 years and with the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living since 2001 – first as the Senior Director of Policy for the National Center for Assisted Living.For the past 9 years she has focused on nursing home laws, regulations and policies.

    Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, FACHCA

    Associate Vice President, Quality & Clinical Affairs, AHCA

     Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, FACHCA brings both passion and a wealth of practical, real-world, clinical and operational experience to her role as Senior Director of Clinical Services at AHCA. Her extensive service in a wide array of settings including post-acute care, long term care, residential care, assisted living, independent living, a psychiatric hospital and occupational health have provided her with insights, knowledge, skills and innovative ideas which she exuberantly shares with others.

    In addition to her vast clinical experience, Ms. Harmon has put her dynamic energy into leading the statewide Maine Culture Change Coalition/LANE as President, the Maine Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes as Co-Chair, Vice-President of American College of Health Care Administrators, Maine Chapter and the Maine LANE Co-Convener for the national Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign. She also served as the Director of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Affairs at the Maine Health Care Association.

    She puts her boundless energy and warm and energetic personality into training, education and presenting both, nationally and locally. She has made simplifying the complex world of long term and post-acute care policy and practice an art.

    Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, Sr. Director of Clinical Services AHCA

    Diane C. Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA, VP, Clinical Services, Benedictine Health System, AHCA Chair of Clinical Practice Committee

    Marguerite McLaughlin, Sr. Director of Quality Improvement, AHCA


    Description: An exciting introduction to guide participants through the Falls Weeks journey, the resources, framework and concepts.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Review the week's events as well as The Guide to Falls Management
    • Distinguish between the knowledge, skill & attitude competencies to prevent falls
    • Distinguish between the six domains of HATCh and the ways they support the prevention of falls


    Sue Ann Guilderman, Director of Education, Empira


    Description: This session lays out the importance of a healthy night's sleep in reducing falls through empirical evidence and practical implementation strategies.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Recognize the health benefits of sleep
    • Review data that supports why a full night's sleep is necessary
    • Formulate ideas for implementing sleep strategies in their setting

    Lyn Bentley, MSW, Sr. Director of Regulatory Services

    Steve Biondi, VP External Relations for Extendicare, AHCA Chair of Survey/ Regulatory Committee


    Description: This session provides insight from experts on the connection between falls and the survey process. The session offers insight from a regulatory standpoint.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Review regulations that connect to falls
    • Discover practicalimplementation strategies
    • Recognize practices that will decrease exposure to falls deficiencies
    1. To recognize the medication regimen as a risk for safety and falls.
    2. To identify the timeframe when a resident is at his/her highest risk to fall after a change in in the medication regimen.
    3. To enhance and coordinate safety and quality improvement activities.


    Anna Fisher, DHA, Health, Quality, Nursing Education Expert, Hillcrest Health Services health


    Description: As we move to create QAPI environment s, it will be useful to walk through the QAPI process as it relates to falls.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Apply the elements of QAPI and root cause analysis to address falls.
    • Using case scenarios, assemble effective processes to identify and resolve individual and systemic concerns.
    • Use root cause analysis to accomplish clinical goals based on individualized health and safety needs.

    Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, Sr. Director of Clinical Services AHCA

    Diane C. Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA, VP, Clinical Services, Benedictine Health System

    Sandy Fitzler, Senior Program Coordinator, Healthcentric Advisors


    Description: This session provides insight into the practices leaders can implement to prevent falls. This includes ways to motivate, oversee and track falls. The session identifies workplace practices necessary to prevent falls.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Contrast your current practices against best practices
    • Identify practices that can be implemented to support staff's efforts in reducing falls

    Diane C. Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA, VP, Clinical Services, Benedictine Health System


    Description: Families play an increasingly integral role in the quality of a nursing center. Educating them on falls and bringing them into the knowledge stream will strengthen them as allies and promoters of your organization

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    1. Develop strategies that include families in falls prevention
    2. Consider current levels of family engagement
    3. Explore practical education programs for families

    Liz Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Director at Direct Supply


    Description: This session will explore practical and affordable environmental modifications that are effective in reducing fall risk such as noise reduction, lighting, color and other environmental considerations. We'll also explore modifications for both skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences.

    At the end of the session, the learner will be able to :

    • Review how aging and illness impacts a resident's ability to safely navigate their environment.
    • Compare the similarities and differences of environmental safety in a skilled nursing center versus an assisted living residence.
    • Explore practical & affordable environmental modifications that have the greatest impact in reducing fall risk
  • AHCA First Impressions on CMS Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/29/2015

    AHCA First Impressions on CMS Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

    AHCA First Impressions on CMS Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

NCAL AHCA