Sessions

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Monday, September 12, 2022

9:15 am – 10:15 am ET: Opening Keynote
The Accelerated Trends in Healthcare and Value Based Care are Not the Only Answers

Presenters: Dr. Alejandro Quirogo, MD & Chad Tuttle, MBA, LNHA

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

What does the future hold for health care delivery in the US, and for post acute care specifically? Join Dr. Alejandro Quiroga and Chad Tuttle for a look back at trends over the past two years and how those changes have and will continue to shape care models for the future. Dr. Quiroga and Chad will delve into how the pandemic has changed health care delivery across the continuum of care and how the changing relationships between settings, providers, and the public will shape future post acute and long term care models.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain related to the future status of healthcare and healthcare delivery models.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of the pandemic and acceleration of trends over the past 2 years.
  2. Discuss the direction healthcare is heading in the US by 2025.

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Building Trust and Why It Matters

Presenter: Courtney Bishnoi

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. Trust between staff and management has been eroded in many long term care organizations due to vaccine mandates, constantly changing guidance and overall burnout and trauma from the pandemic. Research shows that the erosion of trust negatively affects patient quality and safety and staff well-being and vaccination uptake. As leaders in long term care, we have the ability to build a foundation of trust with our staff to improve outcomes and prepare our organizations for future challenges. Based on the science and art of trust building, this workshop provides participants an opportunity to learn and practice using innovative trust-building methods that will help them build trust with staff for vaccine uptake and develop a culture of safety and wellbeing.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of how to build trust with staff on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Understand what trust is and why it matters in long-term care.
  2. Identify the three key drivers of trust.
  3. Identify our own potential trust “wobbles” and how to overcome them.
  4. Deploy three strategies/practices to build trust with staff.
Social Media Recruitment Strategies to Find Top Notch Talent

Presenter: Kendra Nicastro

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

When hiring for open positions, job boards simply aren’t enough. Research suggests that job boards account for approximately 60 percent of all applications. How do you attract the other 40 percent? What if we thought differently when it comes to recruiting our staff? In this session we think outside the box and share new and creative marketing recruitment strategies to attract top talent. We will also review clever strategies to improve employee retention and moral.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the end of this session, participants will self-report knowledge gain of new strategies for effectively reaching and connecting with new candidates as well as strategies to increase employee satisfaction and create an internal pipeline of candidates.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Evaluate online platforms and prioritize where your organization needs a strong digital presence.
  2. Identify different opportunities to reach potential candidates.
  3. Strategies to increase employee satisfaction and create an internal pipeline of candidates.
Crisis & Disaster Management - CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements

Presenter: Kenneth Daily, BA, LNHA

CE Offered: NHA, RN

Our profession has and is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime event responding to COVID-19 Pandemic. Beginning more than a 18 months ago our facilities have responded to a highly transmissible deadly virus emergency which forced us to significantly alter our core business practices and services we deliver daily. CMS expects long term care facilities to be prepared for emergencies with a set of comprehensive regulations, “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860, Sept. 16, 2016). Earlier this year CMS posted a QSO Notice updating Appendix Z that outlines emergency preparedness requirements. The new guidance adds significantly to CMS expectations, relating to Emerging Infectious Disease outbreaks, evacuation and shelter-in-place, use of emergency generators, alternate care sites facility risk assessment and strengthen their training and exercise regime. This program will explore the CMS requirements and guidance to surveyors (Appendix Z) including a recommended policies and templates to meeting the comprehensive standards. Kenneth Daily will review the requirements for established by CMS and review the critical components of a facility’s Emergency Preparedness plan. Facility leadership is critical in developing and deploying effective and innovative multi-disciplinary disaster response to ensure reducing losses, protecting lives and a quicker recovery.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report on the conference evaluation a knowledge gain of disaster management strategies and requirements under CMS. 

Learner Objectives:

  1. Review the CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.
  2. Review CMS Appendix Z emergency preparedness guidance to surveyors.
  3. Discuss disaster mitigation actions that can either prevent the occurrence of a disaster or reduce the severity of its effects. Mitigation activities include the way structures are built and maintained, policies, procedures and training/education on disaster prevention strategies.
  4. Review completing a hazard vulnerability analysis tool and how to develop a facility policies based on facility priorities.
  5. Discuss response actions taken to implement a facility’s plans including Incident Command System which reduces injuries, chaos and promotes collaboration and interoperability with first responders.
  6. Discuss the requirements of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code as it relates to skilled nursing facilities.
  7. Review the process for developing effective emergency and disaster preparedness training and exercises.

 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Updates

Presenter: Jon Lanczak and Rob Long

CE Offered: NHA, RN

Medicare and Medicaid payments are the primary payers of nursing facility services for those resident we care for every day. How these payment rates are determined is information that is needed to budget operations and meet all financial obligations. The current system for Medicaid impacts how you operate today but Michigan is interested in making major structural changes to the current system to include acuity and value based components. What those potential Medicaid changes will be are not defined yet, we will look at what is happening in other State Medicaid programs.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will self-report on the post session evaluation, a knowledge gain of how the Medicare and Medicaid rates are impacted by the clinical care provided and the MDS data gathered.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss Medicare PDPM Final Rule changes impact on rates.
  2. Describe the Medicaid rate setting process for 2022.
  3. Examine Medicaid policies that impact current reimbursement.
  4. Discuss potential acuity based reimbursement systems for Michigan Medicaid.
How to Create, Implement, and Deploy CNA Career Ladder and Black Belt Training Part 1

Presenter: Erica Holman, CEO, LNHA, LMSW, CNA; Kari Sodman-Orth, BS, CNA, Facility Assistant; Amy Stoll, RN, DON

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Are you getting what you always got? Try something different and improved to inspire and create Servant Leaders at every level of service.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of the session, participants will self-report increased knowledge of mentoring’s relationship to professional development and career ladders.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the evidence based importance of behavioral interviewing.
  2. List steps for both the creation and post-event messaging for Hiring Fairs.
  3. Define the mentorship role in career ladder programs.
The Future of Long-Term Care

Presenter: Joan Ilardo, PhD, LMSW

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

The Baby Boomers have been putting their stamp on everything and as they age, their expectations of long-term care services and supports are no exception. We will look at several exciting trends on the horizon.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of the session, participants will self report a knowledge gain of trends in long-term care such as labor saving technologies, cross-generational programs, oral care, and innovative models on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. List labor saving technologies.
  2. Discuss oral care.
  3. Contrast innovative models.
  4. Identify cross-generational programs.

 

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Overview of New and Updated CMS Guidance: RoP Phase 2 & 3

Presenter: Courtney Bishnoi

CE Offered: NHA, RN

This session will review the Phase 2 and 3 new and updated RoP guidance that surveyors will begin using to identify non-compliance on October 24, 2022. The presentation will walk the participants through what areas of the guidance are new or have been revised, how surveyors will drill down to determine compliance, actions providers should take to ensure compliance, and resources AHCA has developed to assist.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, nursing home leaders will self-report a knowledge gain on the CMS requirements of participation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the new or updated guidance
  2. Identify key areas of change needing most attention
  3. Identify additional resources available to support compliance with new requirements
How to Create, Implement, and Deploy CNA Career Ladder and Black Belt Training Part 2

Presenter: Erica Holman, CEO, LNHA, LMSW, CNA; Kari Sodman-Orth, BS, CNA, Facility Assistant; Amy Stoll, RN, DON

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD , RN

Are you getting what you always got? Try something different and improved to inspire and create Servant Leaders at every level of service.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of the session, participants will self-report increased knowledge of mentoring’s relationship to professional development and career ladders.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the evidence based importance of behavioral interviewing.
  2. List steps for both the creation and post-event messaging for Hiring Fairs.
  3. Define the mentorship role in career ladder programs.
HFA and AFC Regulatory Update

Presenter: Heather Hosey, RN, Director of Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division & Jay Calewarts, Director of AFC and Camp Licensing Division

CE Offered: AFC, CALD, RN

Discuss HFA regulatory updates, current challenges in HFAs, and common HFA citations based on administrative rules and the Public Health Code. Discuss AFC regulatory updates, current challenges in AFCs, the new AFC training section and common AFC rule violations based on administrative rules and the AFC Facility Licensing Act.

Nurse Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of the session, participants will gain knowledge and understanding of HFA rules and laws. At the conclusion of the session, participants will gain knowledge and understanding of current AFC rules and laws along with potential changes.

Learner Objectives:

  1. List 2 commonly cited citations in HFA.
  2. Discuss challenges in HFAs.
  3. Have knowledge of the proposed updates to the HFA administrative rules.
  4. Discuss challenges to AFCs.
  5. Review proposed updates to AFC administrative rules.
  6. Discuss new training section that was created and additional training opportunities that will become available to AFCs.
  7. List commonly cited rule violations.

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Neuroplasticity of the Brain, Changing the Pain-Stress Response

Presenter: Henry D Boutros, PT, M.Ed

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

During this one hour session learners will engage their own personal patterned pain-stress responses and understand how it can lead to illness. Through the practice of self-reflection, analysis, and mindfulness activities, learners will gain an understanding of how to alter their own neural networks and trigger the neuroplastic qualities of the brain and shift the pain stress response.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of the session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of how to mindfully take steps to activate the neuroplastic qualities of brain functioning to change their pain-stress response on the program evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify that Pain-Stress is a personal experience.
  2. Describe how Pain-Stress is not limited to the transmission of signals from the afferent nerve pathways.
  3. Apply the practice of self-reflection in order to understand one’s own neural network pattern.
  4. Analyze ones pain stress triggers.
  5. Create new neural networks through the application of mindful practice and thus reduce the pain-stress response

 

COVID-19 Two Years In: Employment Litigation and Government Enforcement

Presenter: Allyson Terpsma and Jeffrey Segal

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Labor and employment and healthcare attorneys will be discussing issues and best practices as a result of COVID-19. The topics will vary and will center on employment lawsuits, paid medical leave, best practices for disciplining employees in light of staffing shortages, and current and future government/regulatory enforcement.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will self-report a knowledge gain, on the post session evaluation, of the changes in LTC employment and regulatory issues as a result of the COVID pandemic.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify current trends and best practices in employment issues.
  2. Discuss potential regulatory issues related to COVID.
  3. Discuss potential government enforcement and lawsuits.

 

A Sustainable Solution for Retaining and Engaging Employees

Presenter: Nicole Mattson, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Care Providers of Minnesota and Nancy Anderson, SVP Engagement Solutions, Align

CE Offered: NHA, RN

One of the greatest challenges senior care providers face today is attracting and retaining employees who are not merely satisfied but are actually engaged and invested in their work and the success of the organization. In the fall of 2021, Care Providers of MN received a CMS-approved civil money penalty (CMP) grant to address the dire impact that extensive employee turnover has on resident care and quality of life in Minnesota skilled nursing facilities. This 2-year initiative fully funds a comprehensive employee engagement process, complete with evidence-based retention resources. This session provides insight into how participating facility leaders are using a systematic process for creating and sustaining an engaging workplace through cycles of continuous quality improvement.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report knowledge gain of a systematic approach to improve employee engagement and retention on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the components of an effective employee engagement and retention strategy.
  2. Utilize quality criteria from the Baldrige Leadership and Workforce categories to proactively improve the workplace experience of employees.
  3. Create a systematic approach to creating and sustaining a culture of engagement.

 

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

8:15 am – 9:15 am ET: Keynote
Change the Game

Presenter: Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Tim Gard’s ‘Change the Game’ keynote helps anyone discover how to change any game to your advantage when encountering situational stressors, toxic people, and various challenges inherent to life. The pressure to accomplish more with less, meet tight deliverable expectations, and respond with professional promptness can create stress, cause team dysfunction, and even decrease morale. The attitude that “everything seems so serious, heavy, and intense” is more than unproductive; it’s a truly unhealthy way to work and live!
Participants learn how one person can “change the game” for all players by applying easy-to-understand and hard-to-forget concepts—ones that leaders have been using for centuries in sports, business, and life in general. Providing a shift in perspective and approach can influence the playing experience for everyone in a multitude of tangible and valuable ways. Learn how to reduce stress and burnout in this hilarious keynote!

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this presentation attendees will be self-report a knowledge gain on the post session evaluation, in the use the techniques of “Change The Game” as a part of their overall approach to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue

Learner Objectives:

  1. Examine strategies for improved team rapport with a serious, yet light hearted approach to shared challenges.
  2. Discuss how to break any unproductive cycles through inventing and implementing new techniques to tackle common or unprecedented challenges.
  3. Examine how to develop the skills of using positive humor as a powerful technique in both personal and professional lives
  4. Identify how to use your “comic Vision’ each and every day to maintain and grow a healthy and productive work culture.
  5. Explore the use of positive humor and identify and avoid the use of negative humor.

 

 

9:30 am – 10:30 am ET: Breakout Sessions
#CensusStrong2022

Presenter: Linda Saunders, LNHA

CE Offered: NHA, RN

Moving past post-pandemic challenges, this program explores the most impactful ways to gain and sustain census momentum within the current health care landscape while being mindful of the workforce obstacles. 22 results-proven strategies will be outlined for immediate adaptation and implementation within each participant’s organization and unique marketplace. This program is designed for leaders who are willing to break out of the typical and expected industry norms, flex beyond their comfort zone and move past old-school “muffin marketing”.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of how to utilize enhanced criteria when qualifying potential admissions on the program evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify occupancy strategies from a portfolio of 22 within their organizational census plan.
  2. Identify areas of census growth and opportunity beyond industry norms within their marketplace. 
  3. Describe how new partnerships and collaborative relationships can shift beyond serving as a vendor.

 

Ensuring an Accurate MDS

Presenter: Rosanna Benbow, RN, CCM, ICC, IP, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT

CE Offered: NHA, RN

As we continue to evolve into a new era of regulation and payment reforms in the post acute care setting, it is important to understand the intricacies of the MDS and RAI process. Often the many agencies that scrutinize the MDS cause unintended outcomes of miscoding. Additionally poor training can impact the MDS accuracy. Many of these inaccuracies lead to false perceptions of “gaming” the system or manipulation of data. This session will help participants to understand the problems that cause inaccuracies and identify ways to minimize and improve outcomes in their communities.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of the importance of accuracy on the MDS and identify ways to monitor within their community on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify 3 ways the MDS impacts reimbursement.
  2. List 5 areas to monitor for signs of dysfunction and inaccuracy in the MDS department.
  3. Identify 3 Quality Measures the impact the 5 star reporting program.1. Identify 3 ways the MDS impacts reimbursement.
  4. List 5 areas to monitor for signs of dysfunction and inaccuracy in the MDS department.
  5. Identify 3 Quality Measures the impact the 5 star reporting program.

 

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement for Assisted Living

Presenter: Vickie Burlew, RN, LNHA

CE Offered: AFC, CALD, RN

QAPI is coming to the Assisted Living arena. Learn what rule changes may be in your future. Discover the basic of the QAPI Process and how it applies to AL.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of the 5 Elements in QAPI Process on the program evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Review the 5 Elements of QAPI.
  2. Complete one root cause analysis.
  3. Identify the basic QAPI tools.

 

 

10:45 am – 11:45 am ET: Breakout Sessions
Perspective of a Medical Director: Operations Post COVID

Presenter: Daniel Ciolek, Chris Laxton and Dr. Cynthia Ochs

CE Offered: NHA, RN

The Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was implemented on October 1, 2019. PDPM dramatically changed the focus of care from resource use, primarily the rehabilitation therapies, to a more holistic focus on resident conditions and other characteristics that impact rehabilitation potential, resource use needs, and quality of life. Included in these changes is an increased focus on the appropriate identification, coding, and care planning of primary and co-morbid medical conditions that need to be managed during the resident’s stay. This became readily apparent during the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency in March 2020. The PDPM requires substantial involvement of the physician(s) involved in the resident’s care to achieve optimal outcomes. This panel will discuss the perspective of the role of a physician medical director in impacting SNF operations and the post-COVID challenges, opportunities, and best-practice options that providers should consider in evaluating whether physician engagement is a missing piece in assuring quality outcomes under PDPM, and if so, what can be done to complete the puzzle.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of best practices to facilitate collaboration between medical directors, clinicians and skilled nursing facilities on the post session evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the true role of the Medical Director in a skilled setting.
  2. Describe barriers to quality communication between medical directors, clinicians and skilled nursing facilities.
  3. Examine best practices to facilitate collaboration between medical directors, clinicians and skilled nursing facilities.
  4. Discuss the future of skilled nursing operations post-COVID.

 

The Name of the Game is Risk! (Infection Prevention & Control Risk Assessments and You!)

Presenter: Amy Huff, RN, CIC

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

The name of the game is Risk! If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a board game (and now an online one as well) with a world map in the background. Each player decides how to defend his/her “country,” given assigned game pieces–place more infantry by the capital city, or on the border? Use the canon for defense or offense? It’s a game of strategy–and luck. An Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment has some similarities. Join us at the conference to learn more about constructing and using an effective Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment in the war against infections!

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report knowledge gain of how to apply the results of the Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose of an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment.
  2. Describe how to complete an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment
  3. Analyze results of completed Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment to determine action steps.

 

Leaping to the Better Bowl and Getting Other Fish to Want to Leap Too

Presenter: LouAnn Brubaker

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Launching a new clinical offering, realigning staff into new responsibilities, or responding to new regulatory requirements 
can be a daunting task within any senior care organization. Staff often feels overwhelmed having to learn new ways of doing things and managers can become frustrated that things aren’t happening quickly enough. And in the midst of this, ALL the other things have to go on as usual in terms of quality resident care.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report knowledge gain of how to lead others to a willingness to change work tasks when necessary

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe why people resist change.
  2. List the 3 stages of the transition staff must move through.
  3. Obtain buy-in from staff during change.
  4. Examine any change-related resistance.

 

 

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Complaint Reduction

Presenter: Michelle Roepke, BS, MT(ASCP)

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Frequently family and visitors are not happy with care their resident is receiving. This leads to complaints about care, staff and the environment. We may see these complaints as a criticism of our care. Helping staff to see how to work with families to resolve complaints and see them as a way to improve patient and family satisfaction is a learned skill. The high number of complaints can lead to more surveys and more citations.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity participants will self report a knowledge gain of strategies for turning complaints into a positive mechanism for change.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify that the residents and family are people.
  2. Examine the needs.
  3. Discuss methods to reduce complaints.

 

2022 Legislative Update - What You Need to Know!

Presenter: Cathy Sunlin and Richie Farran

CE Offered: NHA, RN

HCAM’s efforts to address regulatory and workforce challenges with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) included advancement of various pieces of state-level legislation in the 2021-2022 legislative term. While the survey process has been a challenge for providers, House Bill 5609 will ensure timeliness, efficiency, consistency, and fairness in the oversight of nursing facilities. The Regulatory Reform legislation was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Whitmer in July, and is now Public Act 187 of 2022. House Bills 4316, 5089, and 6364 are all workforce related bills focused on bolstering providers’ ability to attract, retain, and train caregivers. Come and join Rich Farran and Cathy Sunlin to learn about the components of these bills and how they may help you address the challenges you are facing.

Nurse Learner Outcome: Following this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of changes to the regulatory process for Michigan nursing facilities on the post session evaluation, as well as changes to available CNA training/testing programs, and potential changes to the oversight of staffing agencies on the post session evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. List the required time frames for nursing facility federal survey activity, including the release of the CMS-2567 and Revisit surveys.
  2. Discuss the number of surveyors expected to complete an on-site annual certification survey and the expected time frame for completion.
  3. Discuss the importance and new process flow of the quality improvement activity additions to the federal survey process as applied in Michigan.
  4. Discuss the availability of remote/online training/testing for CNAs.

 

The Impacts of MDS Turnover and How to Avoid Them

Presenter: Rosanna Benbow, RN, CCM, ICC, IP, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT

CE Offered: NHA, RN

MDS nurse turnover is at an all time high across the US. This is a huge risk for providers as the impacts of MDS turnover are vast- survey, quality measure and reimbursement are all common areas of impact. This session will highlight the impacts and suggest ways to retain and expand the MDS knowledge in our care setting.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report knowledge gain of the areas to assist MDS nurses in achieving an accurate MDS, and reduce turnover due to poor job satisfaction on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. List at least 3 areas of unintended impact of MDS Turnover.
  2. Identify 4 ways of “measuring” MDS nurses job performance.
  3. List 3 things you can do to improve MDS Coordinator job satisfaction.

 

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET: Breakout Sessions
Corporate Compliance: A Refresher With New Perspective

Presenter: Jeffrey Segal and Andrew Rothman

CE Offered: NHA, RN

This session will include a refresher along with a new perspective related to survey and enforcement of the compliance and ethics program standards that were delayed by the pandemic and now slated to begin on October 24, 2022. In addition to the 8 primary components of a compliance & ethics program, CMS has indicated additional requirements for those organizations with five or more facilities. This will include a discussion related to QAPI requirements as other area that intersect or overlap, e.g., feedback mechanisms, communication methods for reporting, and staff education regarding all of the above.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will self-report a knowledge gain on the source and rules regarding regulatory compliance in the LTC setting

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary components of ethics and compliance.
  2. Examine QAPI requirements.
  3. Discuss communication methods for reporting.

 

How to Effectively Use International Healthcare Staffing to Supplement the Nursing Shortage

Presenters: Dana Ritchie, Senior Director of NFP & Constituent Services, Kara Murphy, President PRS Global, Sherry Neal, Attorney/Partner, Hammond Neal Moore LLC

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

The chronic healthcare shortage, especially for nurses, has led many organizations to conclude that the solution is not solely domestic recruiting. Our panelists will share how international healthcare workers can be an effective supplement to existing staffing methods. Focus will be on nurse staffing but will briefly cover other healthcare occupations. Whether you are new to international recruitment or have already been using it for staffing needs, you will gain key insights from this session. Topics will include: how to find and evaluate the candidates, the pros and cons of the direct staffing vs. agency staffing model, the options and timelines for the immigration process, how to hire international nurses who are already in the U.S., hurdles in the immigration process and how to avoid them, tips to create a strong assimilation and retention program.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of the options and process to hire international nurses and how to avoid some obstacles that can delay the process on the conference evaluation.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Analyze whether international recruitment makes sense for your organizations needs
  2. Select the staffing model that works best for your needs
  3. Describe the timeline and setting a pipeline for a flow of candidates
  4. Recognize potential hurdles so your organization can avoid them
  5. Identify assimilation and retention measures

 

Achieving Workforce Retention and Engagement Goals Through IMPACTful Caregiver Recognition

Presenter: Nate Hamme

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Join Nate Hamme, President of Ceca Foundation, to explore workforce challenges plaguing the healthcare industry, and how employee recognition can “up your game” and stem the tide of turnover and burnout. Nate’s presentation is filled with important themes and actionable strategies that are delivered to the audience in a fun and informative way. Those who attend will gain an understanding and tools to build employee recognition programs that promote resiliency and engagement in your teams. Nate will share essential best practices in the “science of recognition” needed to achieve workforce and quality of care objectives. These innovative ideas will help attendees implement effective employee appreciation initiatives that honor team members, increase retention, improve person-centered care, and stand the test of time.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report on the conference evaluation knowledge gain of best practices in the science of recognition to increase engagement in team members.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Examine how employee recognition promotes resiliency and engagement in skilled nursing and LTC professionals.
  2. Demonstrate essential best practices in the “science of recognition” to achieve workforce and quality of care objectives.
  3. Implement effective employee appreciation initiatives that honor team members, increase, retention and improve person-centered care.

 

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2022

7:30 am – 8:30 am ET: General Session
Sunrise Yoga

Presenter: Rhonda Jones RYT-E200 Yoga Instructor

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Mental and physical exhaustion has become a common and underlying theme for healthcare professionals since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Come experience a Gentle Yoga class that is accessible to ALL and can help cultivate resiliency, enhance self-care, and foster stress management. The Sunrise Gentle Yoga presentation will guide participants through a 60 minute gentle yoga flow. All that is needed from participants is an open mind, comfortable clothing, and a yoga mat. A limited amount of yoga mats will be available for those who do not own a mat and chairs will also be available for those who prefer or unable to practice on the floor.

Nurse Learner Outcome: As a result of this activity, participants will self-report a knowledge gain on the post session evaluation on the benefits of yoga.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how the benefits of improved strength, flexibility, proprioception, reduced stress, and improved mental clarity can be achieved through mindful movement.
  2. Examine how gentle yoga is also accessible via a chair to those who lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or for those “desk warriors” who want a quick break from office work.

 

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am ET: General Session
Post Election Political and Economic Impact on Michigan

Presenters: Jeff Guilfoyle and Ken Sikkema

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

The November election provides an ideal time to ponder and ask the question what does changes in state and federal government mean for Michigan. This session will explore, analyze and provide direction on impact the election results have on Michigan political and economic fronts. How does the projected political and economic changes impact the direction of the State and specifically drive health care policy. How will the newly elected legislators shape Michigan’s future? What does this mean for Medicaid direction in general and specifically for long term care? What economic impacts will emerge with new leadership legislatively along with changing economic factors?

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of how nursing facilities will be impacted – both through reimbursement and regulatory oversight – depending on the outcomes of the November election and the projected economic outlook.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the economic outlook, the impact on the budgets to the state and federal government, and how Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement may be impacted.
  2. Discuss the political climate, including potential outcomes to the November 2022 elections, and how this impacts reimbursement and regulatory oversight of nursing facilities and long-term care.
  3. Identify the primary issues facing nursing facilities and long-term care, such as workforce challenges, and how public policy impacting these issues will be shaped depending on economic and political outcomes.

 

 

10:15 am – 11:00am ET: General Session
State of the Industry

Presenter: Mark Parkinson

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

As we take the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and political climate continues to be volatile, what can facilities do to position themselves for success? Join American Health Care Association’s President/CEO, Mark Parkinson, as he discusses the continued change impacting the profession. Michigan long-term care and assisted living providers must have constant awareness of how the direction of Washington politics and policy will impact their residents, operations, finances, and future. This session will offer participants a unique perspective during a period of dramatic reforms and changing delivery models.

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of the impact of Washington politics, including President Biden’s proposals, on their, staff, residents, operations, and finances.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the legislative initiatives impacting nursing facilities/LTC.
  2. Discuss how the implementation of the administration’s proposals, such as mandatory staffing agencies, can impact operations.
  3. Examine the outlook of the profession heading into 2023 and how facilities can best position themselves for success.

 

 

11:15am – 12:15pm ET: General Session
Using the Quality Framework for Organizational DEI

Presenter: Cathy A. Bergland, MBA, LNHA

CE Offered: NHA, AFC, CALD, RN

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)…we hear so much about these topics, but how do they apply to our work in caring for and serving older adults? In this session we will break down the definitions of DEI and understand that language matters. Then we will look at the quality improvement concepts of Approach – Deployment – Learning – Integration and work through resident- and employee-related examples related to DEI. This session also provides information on how the Performance Excellence areas of Leadership, Planning, Customers, Data, Workforce, and Operations tie to DEI. Finally you will walk away with some examples of metrics to guide your progress in this journey. Join us for “Game On – It’s a New Era” for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!

Nurse Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report on the conference evaluation a knowledge gain of how the Performance Excellence Quality Framework can be used to develop and advance an organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work and how DEI relates to Process & Results linked to fair treatment for residents and equity/inclusion for the workforce.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define the Baldrige Criteria.
  2. Describe the concepts integrate with serving older adults.
  3. Examine how the Performance Excellence Quality Framework can be used to develop and advance an organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  4. Discuss how DEI relates to Process & Results and focus on specific examples related to new criteria related to fair treatment for residents and equity/inclusion for the workforce.
  5. Discuss process and outcome metrics to mark progress in the DEI journey.