Join Gold Quality Award Recipients for Afternoon Coffee in July!

Angie Szumlinski Featured

A new WebEx series produced by the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Program will be released every Thursday this July to help you decide whether applying for the National Quality Award Program is right for your facility. The series will feature past Gold Quality Award recipients as they chat for half an hour over coffee each week in preparation for the application …

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 …

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.). …

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NCAL's message about Argentum's National Standards Initiative

Peter Feeney Compliance, Legal, News

HealthCap® worked with AHCA/NCAL last fall to analyze what Argentum’s push for developing ANSI standards would mean for the industry. We found that national standards would be redundant to state licensing oversight and accompanying standards, which would confuse and complicate compliance. Furthermore, two sets of standards would fuel even more litigation, as trial attorneys will be able to hand-pick between …

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 …