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LeadingAge Texas Connection for November 2, 2017

Posted By Amanda Wiedenfeld, Thursday, November 2, 2017
Updated: Thursday, November 2, 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




READY FOR NOV 28?
2 OPPORTUNITIES TO PREP YOU & YOUR STAFF FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
PHASE 2 OF THE CMS FINAL RULE

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WEBINAR
Are You Ready for the Long-Awaited Facility Assessment?

Nov 9 • 12 - 1:15 pm
LEARN MORE + REGISTER TODAY

Gather your team & join in on this can't-miss, timely webinar! You & your team will:

- Explore the components of the facility assessment and be offered a review of the regulations related to the facility assessment.
- Learn about the facility assessment tool to help identify resource utilization in their facility.
- Analyze the link between the facility assessment and the QAPI plan including regulatory requirements.

Don't miss this easily-accessible session!

LEARN MORE + REGISTER TODAY

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ONE-DAY TRAINING
Implement Effective Nursing Systems via Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship Practices

Nov 14 • EdenHill Communities • New Braunfels
LEARN MORE + REGISTER TODAY

Are you & your nursing staff ready for the new compliance rules and regulations? We're here to help! Join us in New Braunfels for an in-depth day of training on:

Section 1: Discuss Objectives of Infection Prevention and Control in a Long-Term Care Setting (Nursing Home)
Section 2: Define Antibiotic Stewardship-Ordering, Tracking, Monitoring, And Evaluating Antibiotic Use & Outcomes
Section 3: Day-to Day-Facility Infection Control Practices
Section 4: Influenza-Immunizations
Section 5: Environmental-Linen-Biohazard Waste Storage-Disposal

NOTE: at the end of each section, attendees will have three questions to complete; at the end of the program, a 15-question test will be held (scheduled for 45 minutes)

Don't miss this timely training!

LEARN MORE + REGISTER TODAY

*NEW* SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE
MANAGING THE MILLENNIAL MINDSET

www.leadingagetexas.org/millennialmindset
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LEADINGAGE TEXAS MEMBERS

Having trouble retaining young workers? Do your managers struggle to understand Millennials? We've got the course for you!

TELL ME MORE!
LeadingAge Texas has partnered with Crescendo Strategies to bring this 90-minute, self-paced online course to our members! Renowned millennial workforce thought leader, Cara Silletto, MBA will show leaders a Millennial speaker’s first-hand stories about the real generational issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (technology, authority, balance, loyalty, entitlement).

IS THIS RELATED TO THE 2017 WORKFORCE SUMMIT?
The short answer is yes!

  • Missed our 2017 Workforce Summit?
    We missed you, but are happy to offer this great catch-up session!
  • Attended our 2017 Workforce Summit?
    What a great way to share key insights with your team!

HOW EXACTLY CAN MY TEAM & I USE THIS COURSE?
It's multi-purposed:

  • Consistent training across multiple locations
  • New supervisor & manager orientation
  • Prep for strategic planning or leadership retreats
  • Deep-dive diversity training beyond the basics

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT?
You've got it! 1.5 NAB-approved credits (via Crescendo)

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LEARN MORE + VIEW PRICING*
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*DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LEADINGAGE TEXAS MEMBERS!

Order the course for you & your team today to learn critical insights about all of today’s workers in order to bridge the widening generational gaps and reduce unnecessary employee turnover costing your organization precious dollars!


REGISTRATION OPENS MID-NOVEMBER!
2018 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

February 21–23 | Horseshoe Bay

Make plans to join LeadingAge Texas at the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Resort for the 2018 Leadership Conference! With experienced leadership coach & speaker Kristian Jaloway as this year’s conference facilitator focusing on Organizational Health, and with engaging sessions in a peer-centered environment, this all-inclusive, three-day leadership retreat is tailored to current & rising aging services leaders.

Leadership Conference is...

  • an all-inclusive retreat tailored to current and rising aging services leaders
  • a three-day conference full of engaging sessions in a peer-centered environment
  • the ideal environment for you and your leadership team to relax, relate, and recharge
  • a chance to renew your sense of purpose and passion for the aging services field

In addition to the programming, get ready to kick back at the picturesque lakeside retreat in Horseshoe Bay featuring panoramic views, a luxurious full-service spa, and award-winning golf courses. You'll want to pack up your golf clubs or tennis rackets and get ready to toast your team at the Hill Country wineries surrounding Lake LBJ.


FINAL FALL 2017 NETWORKING EVENT
CALLING ALL SOUTHEAST TEXANS!
MEET UP WITH YOUR
FELLOW LOCAL MEMBERS NEXT WEEK

Our fall Networking Events will wrap up with:

So, Southeast Texans - be sure to get yourself (+ your team) registered!

 + Visit our Facebook page to view photos from this month's Networking Events!


THANK YOU!
LEADINGAGE ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO was a great experience! With thousands of attendees coming together in NOLA to network, learn, & engage, we all returned home feeling inspired & recharged.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Texas Night Out, and to CliftonLarsonAllen for sponsoring the event! Check out event photos via Twitter!

— CALL TO ACTION: ADMINISTRATORS —
Join the Administrators Peer Group

Administrators! Interested in sharing & learning best practices with other LeadingAge Texas members? Join the Administrators Peer Group, where we aim to increase member value on matters pertaining to administrators in long-term care.

JOIN TODAY

— CALL TO ACTION: CCRC LEADERSHIP —
Chaplaincy in CCRCs Survey

We would like to get a better idea about how your community's chaplain(s) function withing each level of care at CCRCs. By taking  2 minutes out of your day, you'll provide us with valuable information to better serve you!

TAKE THE QUICK SURVEY

Top-notch Resources from LeadingAge

NEW!
Social Connectedness & Engagement Technology Selection Tool

Reduce Social Isolation in Your Community
Social isolation is consistently associated with depression and reduced well-being, health, and quality of life. It can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%. Unfortunately, social isolation is common, with rates as high as 43% in community-dwelling older adults.

Technology can help elders maintain and enhance relationships with peers, family, friends, and caregivers.

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a new Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool to help you plan for, select, and implement the best solution for your organization to address this challenge.
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This tool is the latest in the series of LeadingAge CAST Technology Selection Tools - check out the full set of tools available!

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

LeadingAge Workforce Innovators Podcast
leadingage.org/workforce-podcasts

LeadingAge’s Center for Workforce Solutions has announce a brand-new podcast, LeadingAge Workforce Innovators. During each episode, Gene Mitchell of LeadingAge Magazine interviews extraordinary LeadingAge members who share their promising practices. The podcast also strives to explain how those solutions might be replicable for your organization’s workforce.

Subscribe to LeadingAge Workforce Innovators now wherever you get your podcasts:

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

— DEMENTIA SERVICE PROVIDERS —
Alzheimer's Association Community Resource Finder

Alzheimer’s Association manages a website for caregivers which provides a comprehensive listing of programs and services, making it easy to search, find and access the support caregivers need quickly. Those who provide dementia specific services can advertise on the website for free.

LEARN MORE

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

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

— NURSING HOME MEMBERS —
Have You Joined Our 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 NURSING PROVIDERS —
5-Star Quality Reports
: New Update

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 —
Preserve Tax Incentives for Housing and Charitable Giving

Congress is about to consider major tax legislation that could include changes to tax provisions particularly important to older adults. These essential tax issues include: medical and long-term care expense deductions, the low income housing tax credit, and the charitable contribution deduction.

LEARN MORE

Update on Federal Funding for Housing Programs Serving Older Adults

We invite you to take just a few minutes to view the latest LeadingAge QuickCast: Update on Federal Funding for Housing Programs Serving Older Adults. During this short educational video, Linda Couch, LeadingAge’s Vice President of Housing Policy, provides the latest on fiscal 2018 funding by both the House & Senate for housing assistance programs, their expansion of preservation tools for Section 202 communities, when we may see a final funding bill as well as the latest data on the housing needs of older adults.

VIEW THE VIDEO

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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 —
APPLY IN NOVEMBER for these FREE Trainings

BY TOMORROW, NOV 3
December Training Opportunity for NFs with Residents with Dementia

HHSC is receiving funding to provide Advanced Person-Centered Behavior Training for 20 nursing facilities that have residents with dementia. This free training will take place in November at selected NFs between Monday and Saturday, for 3 consecutive days.

NF staff will understand the most effective methods of care for residents with dementia, including those who display challenging behaviors. They will also learn how to provide residents diagnosed with dementia with an individualized care plan to address their specific challenging behaviors.

LEARN MORE + APPLY TODAY

December Training Opportunity for NFs with Residents with Dementia

HHS is providing the NOSH Texas train-the-trainer program for 40 nursing facilities. A minimum of five members from each of the selected NFs will be trained to become master trainers who will then provide training to the remaining NF staff. This free training will take place between April 2018 and July 2018, at four regional locations between Monday and Friday for three consecutive days.

LEARN MORE + APPLY

Upcoming Provider Meetings & Training

From CMS, DADS, & HHS

Online Resources/Calls:

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
Nursing Home RoP Tools & Resources
RoPs Phase 2 Tools and Resources

Another set of QuickPaths & Tools for Phase 2 have been updated for members on the LeadingAge Website. Login to the members section to gain access to QuickPath resources on:

  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
  • Staff Competency
  • Transfer, Notice, and Discharge
  • Medication Management
  • QAPI
  • Resident Rights

LEARN MORE

Reduce Social Isolation With the Newest CAST Tool
Technology Solutions Can Decrease Threat of Loneliness and Improve Quality of Life

Social isolation is consistently associated with depression and reduced well-being, health, and quality of life. It can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%. Unfortunately, social isolation is common, with rates as high as 43% in community-dwelling older adults.

Technology can help elders maintain and enhance relationships with peers, family, friends, and caregivers.

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a new Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool to help you plan for, select, and implement the best solution for your organization to address this challenge.

This tool is the latest in the series of LeadingAge CAST Technology Selection Tools to help members increase engagement and satisfaction in their communities.

VIEW THE FULL PORTFOLIO

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Around the Association

Houston Teen Earns Eagle Scout Status Through His Service to Seniors 

In the northwest corner at Parkway Place, a faith-based senior living community in Houston, there is a new prayer garden with two benches featuring hand painted tiles. It’s a quiet place where residents can sit and enjoy themselves, and it’s all thanks to Peyton Price. The high school senior did this project to become an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. It’s an idea he came up with on his own after visiting the senior living community. He enlisted help from a few friends to clear the area, but on his own he pressure washed it, brought the benches and planted palms on each side. In addition, more than 30 residents volunteered their time to decorate the tiles on the benches with things such as crosses, animals and scriptures. If all of that wasn’t enough, Price also made a cross which hangs on the brick wall between the benches. The blue cross features the passage from Romans chapter 12, verse 12: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Price also dedicated the prayer garden to his grandparents, who call Parkway Place home.

CONTINUE READING

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

November 9  Networking Event: Southeast Texas | Houston
   WEBINAR: Are You Ready for the Long-Awaited Facility Assessment?
November 8-9 Leadership Institute Class 3 | Dallas
 November 14
 Effective Nursing Systems via Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship | EdenHill Communities • New Braunfels
 November 16
 Peer Group Meeting: Administrators | Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village • Denton
January 10-11 Leadership Institute Class 4 | Austin
February 21-23 REGISTRATION OPENS NEXT WEEK
2018 Leadership Conference | Horseshoe Bay
Member-Hosted Events + Educational Opportunities

James L. West Provides Free Training Resources for Healthcare Professionals & Family Caregivers

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Partner Podcasts Series
This free podcast series is for Alzheimer's and dementia care partners. Each 20 minute podcast addresses important topics for providing the best care to those living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
LEARN MORE + ACCESS PODCASTS


Understanding Dementia and the Role of the Healthcare Professional
Interdisciplinary training video for healthcare professionals, including nursing, social work, counselors, facility-based staff, home health caregivers, primary care physician office staff and family care partners. ACCESS VIDEOS

LeadingAge Distance Learning
Webinar: Preparing for the New Survey Process | November 16
LEARN MORE + REGISTER

Outside Educational Opportunities

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

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Advantage of
Savings on
GP PRO

 <-- Check out the informational brochure for more details!

— STAFF DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING —
Healthcare Report & Toolkit

Earlier this year, Relias conducted a research study on how staff development and training programs impact business priorities and performance. They collected responses from nearly 6,000 professionals in the industry we serve. Click here to access the report, which provides you with an opportunity to benchmark your current practices, investments and beliefs against a national sample. Relias has also provided a toolkit that has both copy and graphics that you can use in emails, social media posts, and newsletters.

DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT

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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