Congratulations to HealthCap® Members who were awarded the 2021 AHCA Bronze Commitment to Quality Award!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured

We are proud to recognize the 2021 Bronze Award recipients who are HealthCap® members. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) bestowed this honor on 263 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities. We applaud the 8 HealthCap® members who achieved this distinction! Applicants for the Bronze Award level used the Baldrige Excellence Framework …

Nursing Homes Release Reform Agenda to Address Systemic Issues Facing Long Term Care Sector

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

This morning, the American Health Care Association announced their new reform agenda, the Care for Our Seniors Act, in partnership with LeadingAge. Check out excerpts from their statement below, or click here for their full announcement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated systemic issues impacting the nursing home sector, such as workforce shortages, aging physical plants, and underfunded government …

How To Prepare for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Angie Szumlinski Health

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care recently published a great article containing several strategies and resources your facility can use to prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Among the resources is a website from the CDC detailing the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program for COVID-19 Vaccination, along with the #GetVaccinated Communications Toolkit from AHCA/NCAL that contains a vaccine …

Media – Get It Right!

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

Seniors in post-acute care centers account for more than a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths nationwide. Facilities have also been overwhelmed by costs and they are asking for aid from the federal government. Mark Parkinson, president, and CEO of the American Health Care Association, which mostly represents for-profit facilities, says in an NPR Daily Newsletter that they hadn’t faced a …

Thank You Again, Mark Parkinson!

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

In a recent publication on “Morning Consult”, Mark Parkinson, President, and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) gave some insight into what providers have been living with and continue to struggle with during this pandemic. “From the beginning, long-term care providers never wavered from their commitment to delivering the highest quality of …

Not Too Late!

Angie Szumlinski Training

Are you facing staffing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, you aren’t alone! Have you considered temporary nurse aides? AHCA/NCAL has an online, 8-hour training program for temporary nurse aide certification. The program was developed to give centers an opportunity to train current ancillary staff as well as others interested in providing care (i.e., activity aides, dietary aides, housekeepers, etc.). …

AHCA/NCAL Resources Around Testing

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

We know that COVID-19 testing continues to be a significant point of concern for LTC providers. AHCA/NCAL has put together a couple of resources around testing that we want to make sure you are aware of: Background on Testing in LTC: This document outlines the key issues in obtaining testing and provides a full explanation of the difference between a …

Congratulations Quality Award Applicants!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

HealthCap would like to congratulate the 2018 Bronze, Silver and Gold AHCA/NCAL Quality Award applicants.  The quality journey is an ongoing process of evaluation and a commitment to achieving success.  Communities who have enjoyed success “live” the Baldrige criteria on a daily basis, everything done within the community is evaluated against this criteria and when necessary, systems are “re-created”.  This …