Coordination of Care
May 25, 2016: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
Join us for this session that will cover the beginning-to-end journey between Hospice and Nursing Facilities. Learn how to know when it’s time for hospice, how hospice can benefit the facility, the resident, and the family. There will be panel discussion on Care Planning and End of Life Decisions, as well as providing grief counseling for family and facility employees.
The Aging Services Workforce: The Key to Our Success
May 25, 2016: Brooking Park, Chesterfield, MO
May 26, 2016: Adam’s Mark of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Workforce is one of the most difficult issues aging service providers face in today’s environment. LeadingAge Missouri and LeadingAge Kansas are excited to partner to bring you a day of learning and networking around the topic of Workforce. It is important that we understand the components of this crisis so we can develop practices that support and attract workers who provide excellent care to seniors. This joint Summit will provide insights and opportunities for discussion about what it takes to position yourself as an employer of choice in your community. Dr. Robyn Stone, Cara Silletto and Steve Cohen will be a few of our exciting speakers.
LPN Licenses Expire May 31, 2016
LPN licenses expire May 31, 2016. Approximately 25,000 renewal postcards were mailed to LPNs in early March. The postcard provides online renewal instructions, including the PIN you need to renew online.
Please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Board of Nursing’s web page here for details.
Action Pact 1-Day Workshop
June 9, 2016: From Good Sleep to Wellness
Location: Kansas City, KS
Participants will take an in-depth look at the impact of sleep or lack of sleep on the life of those they serve. They will consider the causes and contributing factors, identifying those that can be changed and develop plans for addressing them based upon the concepts of high involvement and resident-directed care.
Please see the even details and registration info here.
VOYCE’s Long Term Care Conference
June 10, 2016: The Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.
The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.
See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers on the VOYCE event web page here.
System Improvement Webinar: Pressure Ulcers (F314)
June 23, 2016: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
Presenter: Liz Davidson from LeadingAge Iowa
Registration Deadline is June 21, 2016
The F-tag related to Pressure Ulcers is cited when a facility fails to ensure that a resident who enters the facility without a pressure sore does not develop pressure sores unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable; and a resident having pressure sores receives necessary treatment and services to promote healing and prevent new sores from developing. During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the regulatory language included in F314, review the Evidence Based Practice and guidelines supported by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), and review actual citations to help leverage a better understanding of how to maintain compliance with this key system.
ALF Resident Assessment Training
June 27-29, 2016: Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
November 7-9, 2016: Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
Anyone who wants training on issues relating to the elderly, aging, certain people with mental illness, and community-based assessments can attend this training.
Please see the brochure and registration information on the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s event page here.
RAI Process from Start to Finish
June 28-29, 2016: St. Louis, MO
August 10-11, 2016: Columbia, MO
October 11-12, 2016: Columbia, MO
This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end. The MDS is used for both a clinical assessment and a financial assessment and this workshop will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the requirements individually and combined. Item-by-item coding will be reviewed. From coding the MDS, we will then look at the CAA to care plan process.
Please see the brochure here for more information.
Administrator Licenses Expire June 30, 2016
Administrator licenses expiring June 30, 2016 are up for license renewal. Renewal reminder postcards were mailed early April. Please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrator’s web page for the renewal instructions and renewal application at health.mo.gov/bnha.
2016 Pioneer Network Conference
July 31-Auguest 3, 2016: Revolutionizing the Culture of Aging
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
This highly regarded, dynamic meeting weaves together the experiences and expertise in all sectors of the aging field, from C-suite corporate staff, administrators, managers, nurses, social workers, activity professionals, researchers, regulators to elders and care partners, etc. Attendees are self-selected learners and “movers and shakers” interested in improvement and excellence in care and support of elders. Attendees from past conferences enthusiastically report high satisfaction and comment on how different the Pioneer Network conference is from other conferences. They share receiving benefit from:
- Being with like-minded people from across the United States and internationally who share their passion for changing the culture of long-term care
- Learning from experts who are on their “culture change journey”
- Making connections that will help them with their personal and professional journey
- Connecting with resources and vendors that can help them achieve their goals
Please visit the Pioneer Network’s Conference webpage here for more information including registration.
Evidence Based Falls Risk Assessment and Intervention
August 10, 2016: Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is August 8, 2016.
Fall risk assessments are a crucial tool in identifying which residents could be at risk for falling and, therefore, a candidate for a fall prevention program. Fall risk assessments not only identify residents at risk, but also aid in recognizing the type of intervention that should be utilized. They also assist in increasing staff knowledge in fall risk prevention and intervention strategies. This webinar reviews the definition of a fall and intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to nursing and therapy practice with elderly clients. This webinar reviews evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and fall management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education, and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.