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  • "Hot Topics" with “Best Practice” for Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will present an overview of current recommended “best practice” nutritional management of diabetes, pressure ulcers/injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.

    This session will present an overview of current recommended “best practice” nutritional management of diabetes, pressure ulcers/injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the overview and the need for “best practice” in nutrition management and successful outcomes.
    • Recognize current “best practice” recommendations for nutritional management of diabetes, pressure injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.
    • Identify “best practice” resource for successful facility implementation.

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

  • AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription– Building Optimal Operational Capacities©

    Contains 7 Product(s)

    AHCA’s PDPM Academy 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model. In 2020, the AHCA subscription-based PDPM Academy will provide AHCA provider members with in depth on-line education and training on best practice topics and operational capacities key to PDPM success.

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    AHCA’s PDPM Academy 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model.  In 2020, the AHCA subscription-based PDPM Academy will provide AHCA provider members with in depth on-line education and training on best practice topics and operational capacities key to PDPM success.  

    Subscribers to the AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 – Building Optimal Operational Capacities© will receive the following benefits:

    1. In-depth education will include six pre-recorded webinars starting in March 2020 with continuing education (CE) credits and accompanied by AHCA-developed guidance, tool kits, or other resources. The six (CE) educational webinars on will be held throughout 2020 as they are completed.  All six educational webinars are included in the $299 2020 PDPM Academy registration fee. The topics include:

    • Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning –This training module will provide possible models for PAC Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning which also align with CMS’ vision for PDPM “holistic care planning” as well as offer insights into the business case for person-centered planning.
    • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility –In this training module, the RESTORE team, a collaborative group of researchers, educators, and professionals within the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program will share an approach for helping providers integrate the latest evidence-based rehabilitation strategies into routine practice.  
    • Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge –PDPM Academy participants will hear in this module from hospital discharge specialists, AHCA members, and home health intake specialists about their approaches to effective care transitions entering and exiting the SNF. 
    • Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM – AHCA members can monitor their Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rehospitalization Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) performance as well as their IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program (QRP) performance via LTCTT.  In this module, PDPM Academy participants will gain a deeper understanding of key PDPM Quality Measures (QM), how to best monitor them including using of LTCTT.  Participants also will learn about root-cause analysis approaches to address QM challenges.
    • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs – In this module, PDPM Academy participants will learn how members have attracted and retained nursing staff, best practices for staff training on complex care as well as optimal NTA services need identification and care. 
    • Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy – Nearly one-third of SNF resident stays would be eligible for restorative nursing case-mix payment adjustments within the PDPM Nursing Component.  Additionally, new flexibilities in therapy service delivery permitted under PDPM create incentives to develop more effective restorative nursing programs to all Medicare Part A residents, including those on an active therapy care plan.  This module will highlight restorative nursing and skilled maintenance nursing and therapy best practices under PDPM.

    2. Five “live” PDPM Academy Open Discussion Forums (ODF) every other month (one-hour each) starting January 2020, addressing challenging PDPM clinical and billing topics and CMS updates.

    3. Access to AHCA’ library of 2019 and 2020 PDPM Academy materials housed at ahcancalED. 

    These resources are a considerable value to AHCA members.  Private consultancies will charge several hundreds of dollars for the resources and the six hours of CE eligible training on the topics above. 

    Access to all of the benefits, above, is available to AHCA provider member individual employees (or individual contracted employees if registering through the AHCA provider member) via a PDPM Academy 2020 subscription price of $299 including CEs for the entire year. 

    AHCA’s PDPM resources for all provider members in 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model and included AHCA developed tools, resources and webinars as well as access to numerous PDPM-related CMS and other public domain resources.  In 2020, the AHCA PDPM Resources Page will continue to provide basic PDPM education all AHCA provider members as listed below.

    The following free PDPM resources will be available to all AHCA provider members:

    • All-Provider member PDPM webinars
      • FY 2021 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Summary (est. May 2010)
      • FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule Summary (est. August 2020)
    • New or updated all-provider member tools and resources as they are developed (TBD)
    • Access to CMS and other PDPM-related public-access resources
    • Access to AHCA’s library of 2019 and 2020 all-member materials housed at ahcancalED

    AHCA is offering the following PDPM-Related fee-based products and services in 2020 to support SNF personnel in improving care delivery best practices and in building optimal operational capacities.

    These items are not inlcuded in your PDPM Academy subscription. Each resource will have a separate fee. 

    • PDPM ICD-10 Coding Training (January 2020) (Members and Non-Members)
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder/Clinician 
      • 2020 Full Version (16 Hours & CEs) 
      • 2020 Refresher Version (Hours TBD & CEs) 
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder – 2020 Full Version (4 Hours & CEs) 
    • i-STRONGER Online/Interactive High-Intensity Rehabilitation Program Training for Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinicians (May 2020) (12+ Hours) (Members and Non-Members) 
    • Patient Pathway Platform (P3) Report Subscription (containing local market hospital referral data, SNF LOS data, SNF market PDPM data, and top referring hospital PDPM data) (January 2020) (Provider Members Only) 
    • PDPM Medicare Advantage Education & Negotiation Guidance (release TBD) (Provider Members Only) 
  • Therapy Telehealth Across the Healthcare Spectrum: Navigating this New Frontier

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/27/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Review & Discuss Telehealth, Improve patient outcomes and overall patient satisfaction. Rules & Regulations, CMS guidelines review while incorporating various methods of providing skilled care. SNF Engagement, Infection control to outcome; telehealth utilized in various situations for facility needs. AL/IL Engagement, Telehealth can prevent quality of life decline & improve socialization. Future of Rehab,Telehealth in the continuum of care, marketing and utilizing cutting edge care options.

    Review & Discuss

    Telehealth, Improve patient outcomes and overall patient satisfaction.

    Rules & Regulations, CMS guidelines review while incorporating various methods of providing skilled care.

    SNF Engagement, Infection control to outcome; telehealth utilized in various situations for facility needs.

    AL/IL Engagement, Telehealth can prevent quality of life decline & improve socialization. 

    Future of Rehab,Telehealth in the continuum of care, marketing and utilizing cutting edge care options.

    This event is intended for:
    • Administrators
    • BOM
    • Corporate leadership
    • Corporate ownership
    • DONs
    • Executive directors
    • MDS
    • Therapy

    Clare Coleman, CCC/SLP, RAC-CT

    President/COO, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Keely L Kent, PT, DPT, RAC-CT

    Senior Vice President, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Kathy Claypool, OTR, MBA, RAC-CT

    Senior Clinical and Quality Specialist, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Shawn Halcsik DPT, MEd, RAC-CT, CPC, CHC

    Corporate Compliance Officer, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Todd Haydock MS SLP, RAC-CT

    Divisional Vice President, Great Lakes Division,Encore Rehabilitation Services

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Quality Assurance and Abuse Prevention Webinar

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population. The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation.

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population.

    The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation. 


    Speaker: 

    Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

    Barbara Speedling

    Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling Personally dedicated to the creation of meaningful, satisfying lives for all those who rely on another’s care

    An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. 

    An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

    Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped countless adult care communities implement her unique training and education programs that:

     

    • Improve the quality of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Bring better quality of life to such residents, as well as to those who live with disease-related dementia, a mental illness, or a brain injury
    • Encourage staffers to use newly developed cultural empathy to form better relationships with those in their care
    • Offer new strategies for promoting harmony among increasingly diverse, younger and assertive populations
    • Open new pathways to maintaining regulatory compliance 
    • Support leadership and organizational development

    In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist.  She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

     

    The author of two books devoted to common sense advice for meeting the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse and challenging community, both Why is Grandma Screaming and Toward Better Behavior:  Yours Mine & Everyone Else’s are now widely distributed to staff members at community, residential and long-term care facilities across the country and in Canada.

     

    Blessed with boundless energy and tireless enthusiasm, Barbara also volunteers in her free time to offer caregiver education and support to families who need it most.  Through her affiliations with local artists and musicians in her native New York City, she also arranges therapeutic music, dance and wellness programming that improves the quality of life for local seniors.

  • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care

    Contains 9 Product(s)

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care.

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care. Such as:

    • Trauma-Informed Care: How Do I Start
    • Trauma-Informed Care Providing Mental Health Services in Long Term Care
    • Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else's
    • Sex, Drugs and Rolling Walkers
    • Sexuality and the Resident With Dementia
    • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care Action Briefs (available in Requirements of Participation Action Briefs)
  • Communicating During COVID-19

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    During this session, AHCA/NCAL public affairs staff will review best practices when interacting with the media and communicating with stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will provide an overview of crisis communication strategies and address what provider marketers and leaders should do to further rebuild consumer confidence in the long term care sector.

    During this session, AHCA/NCAL public affairs staff will review best practices when interacting with the media and communicating with stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will provide an overview of crisis communication strategies and address what provider marketers and leaders should do to further rebuild consumer confidence in the long term care sector.

    Intended Audience: 

    Communications and marketing professionals, spokespersons for long term care companies

    This webinar is free to AHCA/NCAL members

    Speakers:

    Beth Martino, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, AHCA/NCAL

    Rachel Reeves, Senior Director of Digital Media and Press Relations, AHCA/NCAL

    Danny Diaz, Managing Partner, PLUS Communications

  • The COVID-19 Experience: Lessons Learned

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This webinar looks at the challenges and lessons learned during the COVID-19 experience through the lens of a Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility. Special emphasis is placed on Communication Techniques, Family Relations, and Care of Staff.

    This webinar looks at the challenges and lessons learned during the COVID-19 experience through the lens of a Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility. Special emphasis is placed on Communication Techniques, Family Relations, and Care of Staff. 

    Speaker:

    Holly Jarek DSc VP/NHA

    Seven Hills Pediatric Center

    An affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

    Holly Jarek, DSc, N.H.A

    Chair of ID/DD Committee, Vice President and Nursing Home Administrator for Seven Hills Pediatric Center, a pediatric skilled nursing community.

    Ms. Jarek is a graduate of the School of Nursing at Boston University with BS and MS in Child Health Nursing and holds a Doctorate from the University of Alabama in Health Services Administration. She has over forty years experience working with medically fragile children and young adults. Her doctoral work explored the administrative challenges facing pediatric long-term care administrators.

    Ms. Jarek's experience includes a decade of working with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in a variety of leadership and educational roles. She was also a full time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Nursing School during this time, specializing in pediatrics and technology-based care.

    She followed with ten years in the private sector, establishing home care programs for medically fragile children throughout the United States and Canada as a National Program Manager with Olsten Health Services, before returning to the non-for-profit arena with Franciscan Children's Hospital.She currently serves as Vice President of Seven Hills Foundation and Administrator at Seven Hills Pediatric Centers in Groton and Hopedale, Massachusetts.

    Ms. Jarek is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Nursing Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Team which is a program that assists nurses to return to practice. She is also a board member of the Pediatric Complex Care Organization.

  • Cybersecurity During COVID-19

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This is a presentation on tactics for addressing ransomware demands and cybersecurity for small non-profits and independent owners.

    This is a presentation on tactics for addressing ransomware demands and cybersecurity for small non-profits and independent owners.

    Speaker:

    Steven Chies, Program Director for Long-Term Care

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

  • COVID-19 - Nutrition & Dining: Lessons Learned

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    COVID-19 hit the world and as a pandemic has had impact in almost every facet of daily life. The elderly have been extremely susceptible and preventing and managing COVID-19 has been challenging for healthcare providers. Nutrition and the social aspects of dining have resulted in changes and challenges we have never faced before. Balancing safety, infection control, social isolation, food/nonfood availability for nutritional care requires keeping current with the most recent directives and credible information as guides for effective care and management. This webinar will focus on the key areas of nutrition and dining impacted by COVID-19 and will explore the lessons learned to use to improve overall services moving forward.

    COVID-19 hit the world and as a pandemic has had impact in almost every facet of daily life. The elderly have been extremely susceptible and preventing and managing COVID-19 has been challenging for healthcare providers. Nutrition and the social aspects of dining have resulted in changes and challenges we have never faced before. Balancing safety, infection control, social isolation, food/nonfood availability for nutritional care requires keeping current with the most recent directives and credible information as guides for effective care and management. This webinar will focus on the key areas of nutrition and dining impacted by COVID-19 and will explore the lessons learned to use to improve overall services moving forward.


    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify credible and “best practice” resources for keeping current.
    • Develop a facility specific food, nutrition and dining plan for pandemic situations.
    • Implement “best practice” Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) for nutrition program and systems
    Speaker: 

    LTC Nutrition Expert, Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

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

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    ​This package includes six action briefs that focus on five key areas in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each action brief combines two key concepts – infection prevention and control and core practices. Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is an essential component of care in all long-term care centers. Vital to the success of the IP&C program is a set of core practices that are the foundational building blocks for success in every aspect of resident care.

    This package includes six action briefs that focus on five key areas in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • Introduction: The Infection Prevention and Control Program/Core Practices Connection
    • Self-Assessment
    • Communication and Documentation
    • Cohorting and Testing
    • Fostering Social Connections
    • Supporting Staff Wellness

    Each action brief combines two key concepts – infection prevention and control and core practices. Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is an essential component of care in all long-term care centers. Vital to the success of the IP&C program is a set of core practices that are the foundational building blocks for success in every aspect of resident care. 

    Core practices are a set of principles that revolve around providing reliable, person-centered care and doing the right thing in the right way. High performing health care systems are distinguished by a set of underlying core practices that allow them to effectively put systems in place for reliable care. Implementation of core practices will help make your infection prevention and control program more effective.

    Action briefs are designed to be quick references to help long-term care providers with meaningful implementation and tips. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

    This package is free to AHCA/NCAL members

    Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

    $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

    AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

    It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

    5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

    Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    $199 AHCA/NCAL Member | $249 Non-Member    REGISTER HERE 

    Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

    3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion and 3 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing.

    Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members & general public    REGISTER HERE 

    This course is appropriate for all people who work in nursing homes.

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