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Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia: Education for Aides

  •   Webinar
  •   5/15/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This webinar continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this comprehensive education on Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Mental Health is worth your time.  Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have different needs, with these needs changing and evolving as one progresses through the stages of the disease. Aides need training and experience in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other Mental Health issues - and this session provides that education!

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Outcome Enhancement for Your Home Health Agency

  •   Webinar
  •   5/10/2018
  •   Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Improving patient outcomes is a focus area for many Home Health Agencies - but HOW does one actually do that? Understanding reports, such as CASPER and Star Ratings, are key to improving patient outcome measures along with OASIS accuracy and consistency among clinicians. This session will assist in analyzing and interpreting your agency reports and provide clinicians with OASIS item-specific guidance such as item intent and response instructions.

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Creating Value in Bundled Payments

  •   Article
  •   5/4/2018
  •   John Banks Powell, CipherHealth

A debate has been brewing over the past few years surrounding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The eventual goal is to shift healthcare providers from fee-for-service payment models to those that are value-based, the most popular being mandatory and voluntary bundled payments.  Click to read it all!

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Social Worker Edition: Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   5/1/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In healthcare, especially Hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job.  Yet Social Workers are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not - that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done for the patient.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Social Workers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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Chronic Disease Education: A Case Study

  •   Article
  •   4/26/2018
  •   Ginny Kenyon

 

A nursing home that educated its sub-acute staff using Kenyon HomeCare Consulting courses on chronic disease dramatically reduced hospital readmissions and improved the quality of care. Consequently, the facility was asked to participate in two ACOs and was included in a prestigious grant award.

This is a case study on this amazing turnaround.

 

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Compliance Series, Part 7: Conditions of Participation Compliance

  •   Webinar
  •   4/19/2018
  •   Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

If you need clarity on the QAPI CoP and assistance using the right data to manage the new CoP - this is a webinar for you.  The seventh session in this series, led by Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN and Michael McGowan of OperaCare, provides education on how to ensure that your agency has the correct knowledge and processes in place to ensure compliance with the new Conditions of Participation. 

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