National Nursing Home Week May 12-18, 2013
The roots of National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) grew in an age with a singular focus to honor the seniors and other residents served by the long term and post-acute care community. For 2013, AHCA continues this tradition and overarches it with an inclusive message that residents and families can play a vital role in care planning and its daily implementation.
Termination of Common Working File
To Access Eligibility Information
Effective April 2013, providers will not be able to access the CWF for eligibility information. Prepare now by Clicking here for additional information
AHCA/NCAL Launches a Re-design of the Quality Initative Website
In an effort to better organize our content and engage users, AHCA/NCAL has launched a redesigned website for the Quality Initiative. Please visit http://qualityinitiative.ahcancal.org and tell AHCA/NCAL what you think. Read more......
The Colorado Health Care Association will be conducting five FREE statewide trainings on the newly revised CDPHE Emergency Operations Plan Toolkits for Long Term Care Facilities. Download the brochure. Click on the image and go directly to www.co.train.org to register for course number: 1042659 and choose your location and date. Registration will be limited.
Colorado Takes Innovative Initiatives
Washington, DC - Assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies in 18 states were changed, according to the 2013 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.” The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) today released the latest edition of its annual review.....Read More
Become A Certified Gerontological Nurse
A registered nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. LEARN MORE.
Nursing Centers Fully Sprinklered by August 2013
This is a reminder that on August 13, 2013, all nursing centers must be fully sprinklered, consistent with the 1999 Edition of NFPA 13 – Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. CMS issued the final rule requiring full sprinklering in August 2008, allowing facilities 5 years to ensure that they are fully spinklered. Following this 5 year phase-in, it is unlikely that CMS will be lenient if a facility is found to be noncompliant with this requirement.
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Real care providers in America's skilled nursing and assisted living facilities talk about the most important thing they do - quality.
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Real care providers talk about the innovative ways they deliver quality care to residents and patients and advocate on behalf of the long term and post-acute care profession.
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Nursing Homes Should Prepare To Meet Antipsychotic Reduction Goals, Quality Chief Says
The American Health Care Association's David Gifford, M.D., is offering tips for nursing homes looking to meet regulator and trade group deadlines for reducing antipsychotics use. Read More....
We're Changing the Conversation
Seventy percent of us will need long-term care after age 65, yet few of us openly discuss care needs and wishes. Care Conversations™ is bringing people together to change this conversation trend. We’re providing information and resources to get people talking with loved ones, health care providers and industry experts. Working together, we can plan and prepare for our future and ensure care needs are met every step of the way. There may be a time when you or your loved one will no longer be able to care for themselves independently. Care Conversations focuses on people and the honest discussions needed to plan and prepare for the future. Finding care may seem difficult or even overwhelming at first. Whether you’re seeking care for yourself, or for a loved one such as a spouse, parent or sibling, Care Conversations can help you every step of the way. Worry less about tomorrow. Start a conversation today.
New Nursing Home Salary and Benefit
The HCS 2012/2013 Nursing Home Salary and Benefit Survey Report is now available. The report, supported by AHCA, covers information on salaries and wages for 42 management and 45 nursing, therapy, dietary, and clerical positions, as well as benefit information, for various geographic areas. AHCA members may purchase the report at the reduced rate of $225. See the HCS website for more information.
2013 Health Observances Calendar