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Category Archives: Long Term Care Blog

2015 Cancer Summit

April 30-May 2, 2015:  Provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Missouri Cancer Consortium
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO
Keynote Speaker:  Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN from CancerCare Manitoba

The purpose of this conference is to enhance knowledge of the learner in the area of evidence-based cancer care with the end result of improving the quality of life of the cancer survivor. Medical and health professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including cancer and sexuality, mammography quality, disparities in primary care systems, cancer registry, oncology rehab and physical therapy, genetics and hereditary cancer, lung cancer screening, life after surgery – recovery and reconstruction, and promoting a smokefree Missouri.

Health care professionals involved in the care of people with cancer, regardless of setting or practice specialty, are encouraged to attend along with those interested in organizing or participating in a local smokefree initiative.   Continuing education credits for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians and Mammography Technologists have been requested.

Please see the updated flyer attached for more information about this summit.

MALA Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2015:  Reaching New Heights
Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, Chesterfield, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.

MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long-Term Care – April 2015

April – October 2015:  Springfield and Kansas City area

Enrollment is now open for the next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care in the Springfield and Kansas City area.  Long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit.  The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

Please see the brochure attached or visit their website here.

Personal Needs Allowance Increase

Effective January 1, 2015, the Personal Needs Allowance for MO HealthNet participants residing in a Supplemental Nursing Care and Vendor facility increased from $45.00 to $50.00 per month. The Personal Needs Allowance is a portion of the resident’s income that is not applied to the payment for the costs of the care in the facility, but is income they retain and may choose to use for personal needs or expenses not provided by the facility

Visit the MO HealthNet Division Provider Bulletins’ web page here.

MC5 Music & Memory Certification Incentive

The MC5 Board of Directors recently approved funding the full $600 reduced cost of completing the MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certification Program for 40 Missouri care provider organizations.  The participation requirements and application for this incentive are now available online.

Please see the flyer attached and visit the MC5 Music & Memory Certification Incentive web page here.

Lunch & Learn Opportunity

March 6, 2015:  Goals of Care as Guiding Stars: Working with Family Members in Long-Term Care
Guest:  Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW

This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required.  Please see the flyer or click here to register.

MHCA Mid-Year Conference

March 3-4, 2015:  Missouri Health Care Association
Location:  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

MHCA strives to provide excellent and high quality service in the health care profession. Please join us as we continue to ensure Missouri’s seniors are receiving the proper care and attention they so much deserve, the right way, the first time.  This conference will feature 10 hours of continuing education.

Please visit the Missouri Health Care Association’s conference registration web page here for more information.