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Phone * Activity Professionals Council
The role of the activity professional has evolved over the past few years into one of the most instrumental roles in health care communities today. This committee strives to keep members abreast of changing professional standards as well as provide support for quality programs and innovations in long term care communities. The Activity Professionals Council 2022 Schedule: 01/18/2022, 03/15/2022, 05/17/2022, 07/19/2022, 09/13/2022, 11/15/2022; these meetings will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm.
Chair: Olivia Mogab
Vice-Chair: Sarah Snyder
Council of Associate Members
The Council of Associate Members is dedicated to supporting the Colorado Health Care Association in their efforts to help meet the needs of long term care residents. Our purpose is to work with the CHCA Board, provider members, and other stakeholders in a collaborative manner to deliver quality of care to the disabled and frail elderly in our community. The 2022 Council of Associate Members schedule: 02/17/2022, 04/21/2022, 08/18/2022, 10/20/2022, 12/15/2022; these meetings will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Chair: Courtney Petek.
Colorado Center for Assisted Living
This committee works to monitor proposed legislation and regulations for assisted living facilities and assists in developing educational sessions geared toward assisted living providers. The 2022 CCAL meeting are scheduled for 01/19/2022, 03/16/2022, 05/18/2022, 07/20/2022, 09/28/2022, 11/16/2022; these meeting will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Chair: Jana Johnson.
Governmental Policy Council
This committee works to monitor all proposed legislation (State & Federal) affecting long term care, organizes lobbying efforts as needed, and monitors any proposed changes in Medicaid Reimbursement.
CHCA 2022 Governmental Policy Council Schedule: 01/20/2022, 02/17/2022,03/17/2022, 04/21/2022, 05/19/2022, 06/16/2022, 07/21/2022, 08/18/2022, 09/15/2022, 11/17/2022, 12/15/2022; the meeting times vary for this council, please refer to the CHCA Events Calendar.
Chair: Janet Snipes.
Medicaid Provider Collaborative Committee
The goal of this committee is to create a forum for providers to voice their concerns and struggles with Medicaid determination and reimbursement. The committee aggregates the struggles and resulting questions from across the state to bring to the attention of state governments in order to work towards an agreeable solution. The committee also allows for Medicare providers from different entities across the membership to share ideas, tips and advice from past experiences in each county.
Chair: Jennifer Manchego-Pena.
Nurse Executive Council
Long-term care nurse professionals network with and educate nurses on current clinical management and survey standards, while keeping abreast of pertinent regulatory and legislative issues. They recommend ongoing educational opportunities for nursing professionals from SDCs and CNAs to nurse executives.
2022 NEC Schedule: 01/13/2022, 02/10/2022, 03/10/2022, 04/14/2022, 06/09/2022, 07/14/2022, 08/11/2022, 10/13/2022, 11/10/2022; these meetings will take place from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.
Chair: Nathalie Knopp
Nutrition Professionals Council
This committee works to empower food and nutrition professionals in Colorado through education, information, and networking, and to ensure high quality food & nutrition and culinary programs to long term care residents. They design the annual 4-day Food & Nutrition Training Course. 2022 NPC Schedule: 02/10/2022, 04/14/2022, 06/09/2022, 08/11/2022, 10/13/2022, 12/08/2022; these meetings will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Chair: Emily Clark.
Quality Initiative and Leadership
This committee has adopted the AHCA Quality Initiative Goals for Colorado. Through education, support, and guidance, QIL is focused on improving quality in Colorado nursing homes and assisted living communities. The committee has chosen some focus areas: staff stability, Quality Awards, and unintended health care outcomes, to name a few, that will drive committee work over the next couple of years and further the overarching goal of supporting the great work that goes on every day in our Colorado communities. 2022 QIL Schedule: 01/11/2022, 02/08/2022, 03/08/2022, 04/12/2022, 06/14/2022, 07/12/2022, 08/09/2022, 10/11/2022, 11/08/2022; these meetings will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Chair: Wendy Ness.
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee
This committee addresses the Requirements of Participation around emergency preparedness to help facilities become proactive in this growing area of focus. Knowledgeable speakers are invited to present about areas of concern and members share both challenges and best practices. 2022 Safety and Emergency Preparedness Schedule: 02/02/2022, 04/06/2022, 06/01/2022, 08/03/2022, 10/05/2022, 12/07/2022; these meetings will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Chair: Bruce Schmidt.
Social Service Professionals Council
This committee works to empower social services staff in Colorado through education, information, and networking. Their primary goal is to provide high quality psychosocial support to long term care residents and their families. They design and present CHCA’s annual Social Work Certification course for those new to long term care. Meeting topics include working effectively with regulations and survey readiness, as well as sharing programming that promotes dignity, respect and culture change initiatives. 2022 Social Services Professionals Schedule: 01/27/2022, 03/24/2022, 05/12/2022, 07/28/2022, 09/29/2022, 11/10/2022; these meetings will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Chair: Jessica LeClaire; Vice Chair: Shannon Guerrero
Infection Preventionist Committee
This Committee’s goal will be to establish a forum where attendees share best practices, tools, resources and approach for the implementation of effective infection control processes, with a focus on compliance and achieving superior outcomes for our residents, as we navigate the pandemic and there after.
2022 Infection Preventionist Committee Schedule: 01/28/2022, 02/25/2022, 03/25/2022, 04/22/2022, 06/24/2022, 07/29/2022, 08/26/2022, 10/28/2022, 11/18/2022; these meetings will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Chair: Deanna Curry; Vice-Chair: Michelle Shockey
Workforce Development Committee
2022 Workorce Development Committee Schedule: 01/14/2022, 02/11/2022, 03/11/2022; these meetings will take place from Noon until 1:00 p.m.
Chair: Erin Lawless; Vice- Chair: Kelly Murphy.