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LeadingAge Texas Connection for July 13, 2017

Posted By Amanda Wiedenfeld, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CONTENTS

Association News

Advocacy Update

Regulatory Affairs

Member Highlights

Events · Education

Group Purchasing

In the News

Career Center


CONNECT


 DIAMOND
PARTNERS




— EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT —
DISCIPLINE-FOCUSED "DEEP DIVES"
Various Locations in August

Newly renamed, these member-exclusive, innovative gatherings promote networking, learning, & camaraderie among members who work within the same discipline. The sessions are offered over lunchtime to reduce your time away from the office, all while maximizing the impact of your time with a combination of education & networking.

So, to break it down:

   facilitated learning
+ networking lunch
+ discipline-centric roundtable
= DEEP DIVE

UPCOMING DEEP DIVES:

August 8 | Nursing DEEP DIVE • Houston

August 9 | Marketing DEEP DIVE • Houston

August 15 | Nursing DEEP DIVE • New Braunfels

August 16 | Marketing DEEP DIVE • Austin

August 22 | Marketing DEEP DIVE • Plano

August 23 | Nursing DEEP DIVE • Dallas

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE
DISCIPLINE-FOCUSED DEEP DIVES IN THE SPRING

LeadingAge Texas News

Call for Networking Meeting Proposals & Hosts

Presentation Proposal Deadline: July 28

We are currently seeking participants to be involved in the next round of Networking Meetings – Fall 2017!

  • Have a topic you'd like considered? Submit a proposal by July 28!
    Networking events take place at member communities across the state and customarily last two hours with a one hour presentation, networking, lunch, & community tour.
FROM LEADINGAGE • WORKFORCE RESOURCES
LeadingAge Center for Workforce Solutions

leadingage.org/workforce

Check out the new LeadingAge Center for Workforce Solutions, a brand-new center featuring workforce resources. This new center contains promising practices, ideas for key partnerships, tools to calculate turnover, presentation materials, fact sheets, LeadingAge member testimonials, podcasts, policy news, and other relevant articles.

Download OnShift's Whitepaper

Engaging employees is the key to boosting quality, productivity and profitability in long-term care. In this white paper from LeadingAge Silver Partner, OnShift, you’ll find the tools you need to supercharge your retention initiatives. Make 2017 the “Year of the Employee” and build an awesome workforce that stays long-term!

In Need of Rural Best Practices

Are you a rural community? LeadingAge is hoping to collect promising practices & key partnership information for rural communities. Please take a few moments to answer/comment on LeadingAge's survey, then submit them to Susan Hildebrandt at shildebrandt@leadingage.org.

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Advocacy Update

— FROM LEADINGAGE (NATIONAL) —
BREAKING NEWS • Full 202 Funding, Cuts to Other HUD Programs in House Bill

President Trump has requested cuts to most every housing program for FY18, including the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program and other programs that assist very low income older adults. The Trump Administration has also proposed freezing owner / sponsor rents and increasing rents for residents. With its July 11 bill, the subcommittee has rejected the worst of the requested cuts and the harmful, proposed policies.

Still, the bill is far from ideal. The bill would cut overall HUD funding by $487 million compared to fiscal year 2017. The bill would provide less than is necessary to renew all Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance contracts, which undergird about 1.4 million homes, including about two-thirds of Section 202 homes. The Project-Based Rental Assistance account gets an increase in the subcommittee bill from $10.8B to $11.1B, but, according to the National Housing Trust, this amount would be insufficient to renew all PBRA contracts (the amount needed in FY18 is $11.4B)..

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ACTION ALERT • Support RAD for PRAC Amendment

On Monday, July 17 at 7:00 pm, members of the House Appropriations Committee will vote on an amendment to the HUD funding bill to create an important tool to preserve affordable housing certain HUD Section 202 Housing for the Elderly Communities. We need Representatives on this Committee to support this amendment.

If you have a Representative on the House Appropriations Committee, please call them today: 202-224-3121!

TAKE ACTION

ACTION ALERT • Join the Fight to Save Medicaid

leadingage.org/save-medicaid

Under the guise of reform, fundamental changes in the financing and structure of the Medicaid program have been proposed that would convert it into a system of per capita funding allocations to the states. Every state would see a reduction in federal Medicaid funding from current levels. These proposals for restructuring Medicaid represent bad ethics and bad economy. LeadingAge opposes these proposals.

+ More Action Alerts: Make Your Voice Heard
Congress is currently considering many issues that affect the lives of seniors and their service providers. We need your help to make sure Congress hears how their actions impact you. Please take a moment to contact your representatives and make your voice heard.

TAKE ACTION

— LEADINGAGE TEXAS ADVOCACY —
2017 Legislative Summary

Click here to view LeadingAge Texas' 2017 Legislative Summary.

— ATTENTION MEDICAID PROVIDERS —
5-Star Quality Rating System
: Updated Tools & Reports

Community-Specific 5-Star Analysis Reports Available Upon Request

To request your community’s most recent 5-Star Analysis Reports email Alyse Meyer & click here to view the PowerPoint slides from the recent informational webinar.

Not yet using LeadingAge Quality Improvement Resources? Click here to learn more & get on board with interactive data tools to assist you analyze how your organization measures up to peers and how you can work to demonstrate value & improve your organization's performance.

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Regulatory Affairs

— RECENTLY PUBLISHED —
Communications & Resources
— FROM LEADINGAGE —
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips

Click here to access this recently updated Resources Guide!

— FROM CMS —
New Resources on Quality Payment Program Website to Help Clinicians Participate in MIPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted new resources on the Quality Payment Program website to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

CMS encourages MIPS clinicians to visit the website to review the resources.

— UPCOMING GATHERINGS —
Upcoming Provider Meetings & Training

From LeadingAge, CMS, DADS, & HHS

Online Training/Calls:

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Around the Association

Parkway Place Residents Roll into Summer Playing Bunco

A game typically dominated by a younger crowd is making its way to an older generation. Parkway Place, a nonprofit senior living community, is now offering Bunco for its residents. The community has played twice so far, and both times were a success with over two dozen residents participating. Most of the residents knew of Bunco, but none of them ever played before the community hosted its own games. Parkway Place resident Jo Ann Wenske is from Yoakum, Texas and she always heard “the young kids” talking about the game. The 80-year-old is an avid bridge player, and wanted to give Bunco a try. Other residents decided to join because their daughters play in Bunco groups. Now they won’t stop playing the social dice game! According to AARP, scientists now believe that social interaction is key to maintaining good mental health and warding off disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many recent studies document the positive effects of social interaction. Research also shows that friendship boosts happiness, reduces stress, improves self-confidence and encourages positive change.

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What's Happening in Your Community?

Tell us what's going on in your community! From an event spotlight to a board appointment, share the triumphs of your organization with your fellow LeadingAge Texas members! Contact Amanda for consideration of a newsletter article.

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  Event & Education Calendar

July 17  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 1: Compliance for November
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 2: QAPI
July 19-20  Leadership Institute Class 1 | Houston
July 24  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 2: QAPI
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 3: Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Program
July 25 NUTS & BOLTS SERIES WEBINAR: How Safe is the Flooring in Your Community?
FREE FOR LEADINGAGE TEXAS MEMBERS
August 7  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 3: Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Program
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 4: Admission Transfer & Discharge
August 8  Nursing DEEP DIVE | Houston
August 9   Marketing DEEP DIVE | Houston
August 14  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 4: Admission Transfer & Discharge
 
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 5: Behavior Health Services
August 15
 Nursing DEEP DIVE | New Braunfels
August 16  Marketing DEEP DIVE | Austin
August 21  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 5: Behavior Health Services
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 6: Developing Competency & Skill Abilities for Nursing Staff
August 22  Marketing DEEP DIVE | Plano
August 23  Nursing DEEP DIVE | Dallas
August 28  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 6: Developing Competency & Skill Abilities for Nursing Staff
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 7: Facility-Wide Resource Assessment
September 11  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 7: Facility-Wide Resource Assessment
   WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 8: Quality of Care & Life
September 18  WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements of Participation | Phase II
    Part 8: Quality of Care & Life
September 27-28  Leadership Institute Class 2 | San Antonio
September 28  2017 Workforce Summit | Dallas
"Reducing Unnecessary Employee Turnover" 
BRING YOUR TEAM: SAVE 15% ON GROUPS OF 5+
November 8-9  Leadership Institute Class 3 | Dallas
January 10-11  Leadership Institute Class 4 | Austin
Outside Educational Opportunities

ANE (Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation) Training Academy
Ho
sted
by HHS, Quality Monitoring Program | Various Dates & Locations thru July 20 |
learn more

2017 Geriatric Symposium: Texas Taking the Next Step
Hosted by HHSC & Collaborators | August
7-8 • Crowne Plaza, Austin |
register today

Extended Educational Opportunities:

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  Group Purchasing Spotlight

Save 15% on Every Order with Direct Supply

Valid thru July

Sherwin-Williams GroupBuy Savings

Valid thru August 

Click here to view these GroupBuy deals & paint like a pro with Sherwin-Williams monthly Healthcare Savings on applicators, tools and equipment. Sherwin-Williams offers a wide range of high-performance coating systems for walls, floors, roofs, & concrete surfaces in an assortment of popular styles and colors ideally suited for long-term care communities

PPG Paints Offers Value First Members 30% Off on Paint Roller Covers

Valid thru September

Now is the time to add a fresh coat of paint to your community with PPG Paints ProSupreme Premium Grade Roller Covers. Visit www.ppgpaints.com to find a location near you and present the “30% Off” coupon at the time of purchase.

PPG Paints products are readily available across the nation from a network of more than 3,000 locations including independent dealers and company-owned stores, ensuring adequate inventories and consistent service coast-to-coast.

Kevin Simpson, Director of Business Development

  

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  Aging Services News

News from LeadingAge

Recent Publications from LeadingAge

Recent News Clips

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Career Center

LeadingAge Texas members receive a 25% discount
when posting a job with discount code LATX25
The discount code must be applied prior to completing the posting

Job Postings

Let the LeadingAge Texas Career Center help you make your next employment connection! Members who post jobs on the LeadingAge Texas Career Center will automatically receive postings of the position in the LeadingAge Texas Connection.

Executive Director The Crossings | Methodist Retirement Communities - League City

Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator | Presbyterian Manor, Inc./House of Hope - Wichita Falls

Practice Administrator | Highland Springs - Dallas

Click here for all current postings in Texas

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