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LeadingAge Texas Connection for July 20, 2017

Posted By Amanda Wiedenfeld, Thursday, July 20, 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




CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2018 Annual Conference
May 20-23, 2018 | Grand Hyatt • San Antonio

— SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL BY SEPT 1 —

LeadingAge Texas requests presentations that enable participants to share with and learn from one another. Presentations should incorporate engaging educational methods, provide take-home resources where practical, and demonstrate measurable outcomes. Submissions will be reviewed to develop a high-quality, well-balanced, and interactive education program.

LEARN MORE + SUBMIT A PROPOSAL


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
INSPIRATIONAL SENIOR TEXAN AWARD

— SUBMIT A NOMINATION THRU JULY 31  —

LeadingAge Texas requests nominations for the Annual Inspirational Senior Texan Award! This contest is held in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day (celebrated on August 21) & serves as an opportunity for LeadingAge Texas members to recognize your residents who make outstanding contributions and inspire others with their service & actions.

LEARN MORE + SUBMIT A NOMINATION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2017 Fall Networking Events

— SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL BY JULY 28 —

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

LEARN MORE


CAN'T-MISS EVENTS
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.

UPCOMING DEEP DIVES:


EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT
THIS COMING WEEK IN EDUCATION

FROM LEADINGAGE
LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO - Registration Open

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

To care well for others, we need to reinforce our own passion for what we do—and actively work to improve how to support our country’s aging population today. That’s exactly what we do at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, our nation’s largest annual event for the not-for-profit aging services field. 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.

You’ll share victories, exchange ideas, renew inspiration and build relationships along with thousands of your fellow dedicated professionals—and after four enriching days, you’ll go home better equipped to serve your residents and clients. Whether you’re a CEO of a multi-site organization, a case manager in a hospice organization or a service coordinator at an affordable housing community, you’ll find innovative solutions to your challenges and discover new ways to improve operations and quality. Passionate commitment, personal growth, and organizational excellence all align here—join us to re-energize your commitment, refresh your knowledge and renew your passion for ensuring the future care of our elder community.

Join LeadingAge in New Orleans

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 • Week of July 17

Committee Adopts “RAD for PRAC” Authority
Legislative language, championed by Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) to expand HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to include Section 202 communities with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs), was included in the manager’s amendment to HUD’s fiscal year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill on July 17. The manager’s amendment passed unanimously and the overall bill was ultimately approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

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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
— 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!

— 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.

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Around the Association

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

Buckner Villas Residents Honor Their Heritage Through Writing

Not everyone takes the time to preserve their family stories and history for generations to come, but one group of seniors in Austin thinks everyone should. The residents of Buckner Villas, a senior living community in North Austin, are dedicated to chronicling their personal stories, and the community encourages these efforts by hosting writing classes and publishing the final versions in its newspaper. The community recently hosted Fran Erickson for a writing workshop called Honor your Heritage. Erickson has taught writing classes for several years and particularly enjoys inspiring the residents to put pen to paper. She teaches residents to write their stories and emphasizes the importance of remembering where you came from. In the past, residents focused on their military experience, their travels, their pets and other topics. This time, the residents will focus on stories about their parents, and the stories will run in the 2017 edition of The GreenRidge Gazette which will be published in October for Family History Month. The art of writing is so important to Ralph and Ellie Erchinger that they authored pieces for the Gazette and wrote a memoir of their life reflections to share with their family and friends.

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Mirador Resident Cycles His Way to a Healthy & Active Lifestyle

While bicyclists from around the world are currently racing to the finish line of the 2017 Tour de France, 81-year-old Joe Lemer, a resident of Mirador, an SQLC retirement community, is busy riding every day around the senior living community as part of a healthy lifestyle. When Lemer retired, he realized the importance of finding a physically challenging activity which he enjoys. Lemer began with daily walks and the occasional bike ride. However, he quickly found that spending two hours a day riding his bike provided a better workout, and he hasn’t looked back. Almost 30 years later, Lemer is still cruising around providing an impressive example of how to stay active as you age.

“I continue to ride daily because I enjoy it and I know that it keeps me going,” said Lemer. “Over the years I’ve pushed myself more and can’t ride as long as I used to, but I keep going anyway. In order to have success in exercise I’ve found that if you like what you’re doing, it makes it easy to get up and go. I truly feel better after each ride, and I attribute that to the enjoyment I find in cycling. It helps knowing my daughters are supportive and that I am following my doctor’s advice regarding exercise and a healthy diet.”

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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 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

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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