Putting Volunteers at the Center

This session was live Aug. 14, 2020, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CT. A recording of the session, evaluation, and certificate of completion is now available.  Session Information Content This presentation will engage volunteer managers in discussion around the empowerment of volunteers in their hospice. We all know of the five percent requirement which mandates …

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Brain Injury: The Invisible Injury in the Aging Population

Content The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has termed traumatic brain injury (TBI) the “silent epidemic.” Within this silent epidemic, there is a seemingly silent population; older adults with TBI. Finding age-appropriate care for the elderly patients with TBI is sparse. This presentation will begin the conversation about the importance of recognizing and …

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PDPM Academy 2020

Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning This is …

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AHCA/NCAL offers online courses on ICD-10 for new employees, refreshers for experienced staff, and updated trainings on the most recent changes to PDPM ICD-10-CM codes. The courses are available HERE.

Water Management

Assisted living and nursing facilities provide care for vulnerable people who can become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaire’s. Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the CDC as a best practice.   …

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Gero Nurse Prep

Studies show nursing facilities with RNs certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center are twice as likely to have a Five-Star rating from CMS. AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep is an electronic course to prepare RNs for the certification test. Those who complete the Gero Nurse Prep course experience a 96 percent pass …

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HealthCare Interactive’s CARES Program

HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® online dementia care training programs and the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ individual certification program are resources to help reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. CARES® dementia training programs is the only online training program recommended by CMS. Use the code AHCA10 at checkout to receive a members-only ten percent savings on any individual …

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