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  • HUD Updates on Residential Care Facilities Asset Management

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/27/2016

    At this webinar, representatives of HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) will discuss the Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for residential care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes. In this program, get an overview about programs offered through ORCF, and get detailed information related to a number specific ongoing requirements for borrowers and operators.

    At this webinar, representatives of HUD's Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) will discuss the Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for residential care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes. In this program, get an overview about programs offered through ORCF, and get detailed information related to a number specific ongoing requirements for borrowers and operators.



    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the requirements in connection with making capital improvements to an insured property. Capital improvements can enhance a facility's operational/financial viability but also involve some risk. Learn how communication on such an initiative should flow to assure that all parties' interests are protected.
    • Understand the requirements in connection with taking distributions from the facility's accounts. HUD certainly recognizes that owners/operators have the legitimate expectation of reaping benefits from a facility's successful operation. Since, though, the lender (and ultimately HUD) holds a security interest in the facility, the owners and operators agree to reasonable parameters for distributions that help assure the facility remains viable over the long term. It is important that the owners/operators understand those parameters.
    • Understand the requirements that expenses charged to the facility be reasonable and relate to goods and services actually needed and received by the facility.
    • Understand updated financial reporting and record keeping requirements, including updates on electronic submission processes.
    • Understand the need for, and procedure for obtaining, HUD approval for a change in participants (e.g., a change in owner, operator or management agent).
    • Understand the need for, and the means obtaining, HUD approval for secondary loans on a facility.
    • Understand the need for, and the procedure for obtaining, HUD approval of changes in the licensed beds.

    Speakers:

    • John Hartung, Director, Policy and Risk Analysis Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Tim Gruenes, Director, Asset Management and Lender Relations Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Phillip Head, Senior Account Executive, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Rita Dockery, Supervisory Account Executive, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
  • Advance Directives: Making The Tough Choices

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Advance directives play a key role in reducing hospitalizations that could do more harm than good, but reluctance on the part of providers, families, and residents to discuss them continues to be a roadblock to better end-of-life care.

    Advance directives play a key role in reducing hospitalizations that could do more harm than good, but reluctance on the part of providers, families, and residents to discuss them continues to be a roadblock to better end-of-life care.

  • Advance Directives: Making The Tough Choices

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Advance directives play a key role in reducing hospitalizations that could do more harm than good, but reluctance on the part of providers, families, and residents to discuss them continues to be a roadblock to better end-of-life care.

    Advance directives play a key role in reducing hospitalizations that could do more harm than good, but reluctance on the part of providers, families, and residents to discuss them continues to be a roadblock to better end-of-life care.

  • More Than Just Pretty Pictures

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    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.

  • PointClickCare

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    PointClickCare 6975 Creditview Road, Unit 4 Mississauga, Ont (800) 277-5889, x260 www.pointcickcare.com PointClickCare’s cloud-based software platform connects healthcare providers across the senior care continuum with regulatory compliant solutions for improved resident outcomes, enhanced financial performance and staff optimization.

    PointClickCare
    6975 Creditview Road, Unit 4
    Mississauga, Ont
    (800) 277-5889, x260
    www.pointcickcare.com
    PointClickCare's cloud-based software platform connects healthcare providers across the senior care continuum with regulatory compliant solutions for improved resident outcomes, enhanced financial performance and staff optimization.

  • Healthcare Academy

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Healthcare Academy PO Box 325 301 South 8th Street Henderson, MN 56044 (952) 292-2994 www.healthcareacademy.com Healthcare Academy's ICD-10 online curriculum (26 lessons) is a part of our Everything Included package or can be purchased individually to help with staff training.

    Healthcare Academy
    PO Box 325 301 South 8th Street
    Henderson, MN 56044
    (952) 292-2994
    www.healthcareacademy.com
    Healthcare Academy's ICD-10 online curriculum (26 lessons) is a part of our Everything Included package or can be purchased individually to help with staff training.

  • The Iowa Nursing Home Leaders Academy of Excellence Webinar Series

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    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.

  • Five-Star: What You Need To Know

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/28/2016

    NOTE: All resources in this module are not accessible until members 1) Click the log in button in the upper right hand corner and enter your AHCA username and password. (Follow the directions on the bottom of the sign-in page if you can't remember) 2) Click on the register button to gain FREE access to all the Five-Star resources. 3) Click on the products to view them. Be sure to click and view the webinar on the right. We hope you benefit by using these products. Cheers, The ahcancalED Team

    NOTE: All resources in this module are not accessible until members
    1) Click the Log in button in the upper right hand corner and enter your AHCA username and password. (Follow the directions on the bottom of the sign-in page if you can't remember)
    2) Click on the Register button to gain FREE access to all the Five-Star resources.
    3) Click on the products to view them. Be sure to click and view the webinar on the right.


    In July 2016, CMS made changes to its Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers evaluate skilled nursing care centers. Featured on the Nursing Home Compare website, the ratings are based on three components—survey data, staffing information, and quality metrics—and reported by a Minimum Data Set (MDS) and claims-based system. The quality and overall star ratings of skilled nursing centers will reflect the following new changes:

    • The addition of five new measures;
    • Expansion of the timeframe for determining the quality metric from a three to four quarter average, and;
    • Changing the scoring on the Activities of Daily Living measure from a state ranking to a national ranking.

    Resources

    On this page, AHCA member centers will find the following resources:

    • CMS Updated Technical User' Guide
    • Member toolkit: Suggested talking points, Template media statement , Template letter to families, Sample letter to payors
    • Recorded July 28 Five-Star Webinar
    • Q&As from July 28 Five-Star Webinar
    • New Measure Specifications
    • QIES Instructions on How to Access Preview Reports

    Email educate@ahca.org if you have any questions or concerns.

    AHCA will continuously keep you updated as changes to Five-Star are released.

    The video "AHCA Webinar on New Changes" can be viewed by clicking the button to the right







    UPDATE: On March 3, 2016, the CMS announced the addition of new quality measures that will be posted on Nursing Home Compare and used in Five-Star. Information from CMS Five Star presentation

    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/CertificationandComplianc/Downloads/Improvements-NHC-April-2016.pdf

    More information can be found on the CMS Five Star website

    https://www.cms.gov/medicare/provider-enrollment-and-certification/certificationandcomplianc/fsqrs.html


  • What Caregivers Need To Know About Aging Eyes

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    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

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