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LeadingAge Texas Connection for September 14

Posted By Amanda Wiedenfeld, Thursday, September 14, 2017

CONTENTS

Association News

Advocacy Update

Regulatory Affairs

Member Highlights

Events · Education

Group Purchasing

In the News

Career Center

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CONNECT

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DIAMOND
PARTNERS




HURRICANE RELIEF

LOOKING FOR RESOURCES?
LeadingAge Texas is continually updating post helpful sites & resources at www.leadingagetexas.org/harvey.

Check out LeadingAge's Disaster Resources Page, a guide with helpful response & recovery information.

FEELING PHILANTHROPIC?
DONATE TODAY to help LeadingAge reach its $1 Million donation goal for Hurricane Relief! Read "A Hurricane Update From Katie Smith Sloan" from LeadingAge to hear Katie's call-to-action!

 

LET'S GET REAL ABOUT WORKFORCE
2017 WORKFORCE SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 28 • DALLAS

A recent survey showed that staff recruitment/retention is the #1 most significant issue facing not-for-profit aging service providers in Texas. It's time to take action!

Join us in Dallas in just 2 WEEKS to get realistic plans for improving your workforce woes in any department! Engage your team in this one-day workshop on "Reducing Unnecessary Employee Turnover." You & your team of leaders will hear from Leah Brown, Talent Retention Strategist for Crescendo Strategies, who will explain the evolution of employee expectations & how great leaders are adjusting their management styles to improve employee retention. 

REGISTER TODAY
+ SAVE 15% BY BRINGING YOUR TEAM OF 5+

NEWLY-ADDED EDUCATION EVENT
DEEP DIVE: Challenging Ageism with
Inter-generational Programming

NOVEMBER 14 • DALLAS

Our DEEP DIVE promotes innovative learning while providing concrete takeaways for attendees to take action within their own communities. Join us in Dallas this November to hear from two LeadingAge Texas members, Presbyterian Village North and MRC Crestview, who are successfully challenging ageism in their community with unique, inter-generational programming.

You and your team are sure to leave this Deep Dive armed with information and tried & true concepts better enabling you to challenge ageism in your own community.

LEARN MORE + REGISTER

NETWORKING EVENTS
MEET UP WITH YOUR FELLOW
LOCAL MEMBERS THIS FALL

Our lineup of fall Networking Events is up! Be sure to get yourself (and your team) registered! 

+ Have a topic you'd like considered? Submit a presentation proposal

SEE Y'ALL IN NOLA
LEADINGAGE ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO

October 29 - November 1 • New Orleans, LA
REGISTER TODAY

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO is the can't-miss annual gathering of our nation's not-for-profit aging services professionals. In education sessions, during general sessions, and through eye-opening, one-of-a-kind experiences, you and your team will be immersed in our shared mission of helping older adults thrive.

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2017 TEXAS NIGHT OUT IN NOLA - REGISTER TODAY

Sunday, October 29 • 6 - 7:30 pm | Tomas Bistro 

Once you register to attend the national LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, be sure to REGISTER for the 2017 Texas Night Out. At this year's Texas Membership Reception you'll enjoy a unique venue in NOLA's Warehouse District and experience live music, delish eats, drinks, and networking (or just catching up with your conference cohorts!).

TEXAS NIGHT OUT SPONSORS
Special thanks to our event sponsor, CliftonLarsonAllen
Interested in coming alongside to co-sponsor? Contact Crystal today!

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ATTENTION: STUDENT MEMBERS - check out LeadingAge's Student Program

LeadingAge is excited to offer a student program this year for students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must be at least 18 years-old.

Learn more & apply for this great opportunity to learn about the benefits of working in not-for-profit aging services and the wide variety of opportunities available to people in the field.

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
Senior Housing Survey - Housing Members' Input Needed!

The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), LeadingAge, and Brooks Adams Research invite LeadingAge Texas Housing Members to participate in an important study to understand outbound digital marketing trends in the senior living industry. Learn more & take the survey!

Top-notch Resources from LeadingAge

RoPs RESOURCES

RoP Facility Assessment Toolkit §483.70(e) 
LeadingAge's RoP Facility Assessment Toolkit© is designed to provide practical, step-by-step guidance for organizations as they evaluate their individual facility resident population, resource availability and allocation in accordance with resident care and service needs and other required elements in developing their written facility assessment. Access the member-exclusive toolkit - it's the perfect resource for insight on implementation, importance of data, policy & procedure, and more!

WORKFORCE RESOURCES

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 THE DESK OF ALYSE MEYER —
It's Time to Schedule a Legislative Visit to Your Community

Now, after Governor Abbott's first-called special session of the 85th Legislature has adjourned, members are back in their districts. This is the perfect opportunity to reach out and invite legislators to visit your community and provide an update to your residents on the 85th session. To coordinate, please contact me at alyse@leadingagetexas.org or (512) 467-2242.

— FOR OUR NURSING HOME MEMBERS —
We Invite You to Join the Newly-Formed QIPP Interest Group

Want to receive updates on QIPP? Simply join the newly formed QIPP interest group (simply select the "Join Group" button) to stay informed. PLUS: Materials used during HHS' August 17 QIPP webinar are now available on their QIPP page & include:

  • A PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation
  • Answers to question asked during the webinar
  • Scorecard with targets
  • Lapsed funds example

— 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 an 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.

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
Breaking Advocacy News - Week of September 11, 2017

Click here for a recap of LeadingAge advocacy activities and updates in the nation's capital.

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Regulatory Affairs

— RECENTLY PUBLISHED —
Communications & Resources
— ATTENTION ASSISTED LIVING PROVIDERS 
Helpful Directory Resource on Providing Medicaid Services
Interested in contracting with MCOs to provide Medicaid services? View HHS's helpful directory list featuring:
  • STAR+PLUS MCO Contacts
  • Information on how to enroll in Texas Medicaid for service through managed care
  • Information on contracting with HHS to provide Assisted Living Services
— UPCOMING GATHERINGS —
Upcoming Provider Meetings & Training

From CMS, DADS, & HHS

Online Training/Calls:

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips

Click here to access this recently updated Resources Guide!

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Around the Association

LeadingAge Texas Board Gathers in San Antonio

Earlier this week, the LeadingAge Texas and EIA Boards of Directors gathered in the lively city of San Antonio for the annual Board Retreat (and are excited to come back in May for our 2018 Annual Conference). The leadership focused on strategic planning for the association - this group more than deserved the delicious dinner & unforgettable evening at the Alamo (provided by Morrison Community Living)!

Mirador Shares Importance of Disaster Preparedness in Wake of Hurricane Harvey Evacuation

After the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey across the Texas Coast and landfall of Hurricane Irma in Florida, residents and team members at Mirador – the area’s only nonprofit Life Plan Community – are reflecting on the recent successful evacuation of the senior living community. By having an emergency plan ready in advance, Mirador was able to evacuate the entire community to its sister community Querencia in Austin and a nearby hotel well before Hurricane Harvey’s arrival. As the storm made its approach, Mirador’s quick response ensured that residents and associates were safe in Austin. For residents and their families, the smooth evacuation and continuous communication provided immense peace of mind.

“As soon as we knew the time frame and path for Harvey we began enacting our emergency procedures to evacuate our campus,” said Deborah Nugent, executive director at Mirador. “We immediately contacted our residents and their families and began the process of evacuation. With 123 residents in our community, this process involved a number of moving parts that included acquiring transportation for everyone, as well preparations for loading and transferring residents’ supplies and personal belongings for arrival at their designated locations.”

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eBook from mmLearn.org: Caregiver's Guide to Dementia - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Medication, & More 

Free eBook for Caregivers

Dementia can add major challenges to everyday life, from memory loss to impaired motor skills. If your patient or loved one shows signs of dementia or has been diagnosed, understanding their condition can help.

In this free 16-page ebook based on a presentation by geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Jason Schillerstrom, you'll learn about:

  • Symptoms of dementia
  • The differences between Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, & Lewy body dementia
  • Medications used to treat dementia

DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK

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

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+
September 29 Peer Group Meeting: SWAP | EdenHill Communitites • New Braunfels
October 3  Networking Event: West Texas | San Angelo 
October 6 Peer Group Meeting: Chaplains | EdenHill Communitites • New Braunfels
October 10 Committee Meeting: Public Policy | LeadingAge Texas • Austin
October 12  Networking Event: North Texas | Fort Worth 
  Networking Event: Panhandle Texas | Hereford
October 17 Peer Group Conference Call: HR
  Networking Event: Central Texas | San Antonio 
October 18  Networking Event: Heart of Texas | Waco 
October 19 Peer Group Meeting: Marketing | MRC Crestview • Bryan

Committee Meeting: Finance | LeadingAge Texas • Austin  
October 20  Committee Meeting: Senior Housing | Juliette Fowler Communities • Dallas
October 26 Peer Group Conference Call: Nurses
October 29 2017 Texas Night Out | New Orleans 
November 8-9 Leadership Institute Class 3 | Dallas
November 14  DEEP DIVE • Dallas
"Challenging Ageism with Inter-generational Programming"
REGISTER TODAY
January 10-11 Leadership Institute Class 4 | Austin
February 21-23 SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Leadership Conference | Horseshoe Bay
Member-Hosted Events + Educational Opportunities

Creating & Experiencing a Meaningful Show & Tell with Your Residents & Clients
[Geared toward DFW Life Enrichment Professionals & Social Workers]
Complimentary Event | Presented by C. C. Young | September 15 • Dallas
LEARN MORE

2017 Grief & Loss Symposium
Complimentary Event | Presented by Christian Care Hospice | October 13 • Mesquite 
LEARN MORE + REGISTER

Outside Educational Opportunities

2017 Culture Change Conference
"The Why & How of a Person-Centered Culture: Creative Out-of-the-Box Thinking"
Hosted by the Texas Culture Change Coalition + HHSC | October 5 • Austin
LEARN MORE + REGISTER

New Series: Transition to Practice for Nurses in the Nursing Facility Setting
FREE 3-day Training for RNs & LVNs | Various Dates/Locations (October thru March)
LEARN MORE + REGISTER

Extended Educational Opportunities:

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  Group Purchasing Spotlight

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.

Sherwin-Williams GroupBuy Savings

Valid thru October

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.

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.

Click here for all current postings in Texas

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