Issue: November 27, 2013

Published on November 26, 2013

Articles in this issue:

KHCA will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Turkey!

Turkey!

 

KHCA/KCAL will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will be closed Thursday and Friday, and will return Monday, December 2nd. 

 

Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Validation Method: A KHCA/KCAL Education Opportunity by Naomi Feil, MS

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"When was the last time you could say that you learned from a legend that created a 'method?'" 

KHCA/KCAL is proud to present Naomi Feil, MS.  She will be presenting on her famous Validation Therapy method, in Wellsville, Kansas on December 10, 2013.

What is Validation Therapy? Validation is a tested model of practice that helps older adults who experience disorientation and memory loss to reduce stress and enhance dignity and happiness. Validation accepts the older adult who mentally returns to the past. Often, his/her retreat is not a form of mental illness or disease, it is a survival technique. They return to the past to relive the good times and resolve the bad times in this final struggle to find peace.

Purpose of Validation Workshop: This workshop is designed for health and human service workers, families and volunteers who wish to learn how to communicate with older adults who experience disorientation and memory loss. Its overall objectives are to restore dignity to the older adult, to teach empathy, to increase self-awareness of one’s own aging and to apply Validation Techniques.

About the Presenter: Naomi Feil, M.S., A.C.S.W, is the developer of Validation. She was born in Munich in 1932, and grew up in the Montefiore Home for the Aged in Cleveland, Ohio, where her father was the administrator and her mother, head of the Social Service Department. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, she began working with the elderly. Between 1963 and 1980 Mrs. Feil developed Validation as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with older adults who experience severe disorientation. In 1982 she published her first book, Validation: The Feil Method, which was revised in 1992. Her second book, The Validation Breakthrough, was published in 1993, and updated and revised in 2002. Mrs. Feil and her husband have made many films and videos about aging and Validation. Mrs. Feil is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute and a popular speaker in North America and Europe.

To download brochure click here

To register click here

KHCA Members are High Achievers in AHCA Quality

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The Quality Initiative Recognition Program is designed to recognize AHCA nursing center members that demonstrate the attainment of one or more of the four AHCA Quality Initiative Goals:

AHCA recently announced that 82 KHCA member centers have achieved one or more of the 2012 Quality Initiative goals.  A full breakdown is as follows:

 

Tier I

Achieve 1 goal

Tier II

Achieve 2 goal

Tier III

Achieve 3 goals

Tier IV

Achieve 4 goals

52

27

2

1


Congratulations to all of our achievers.

KHCA member centers that achieved all four goals:

MEDICALODGES GODDARD


KHCA member centers that achieved three of four goals:

GOLDEN HEIGHTS LIVING CENTER
QUAKER HILL MANOR


KHCA member centers that achieved two of four goals:

ARMA CARE CENTER LLC
BALDWIN HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR
BROOKSIDE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
FAMILY HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER
DIVERSICARE OF COUNCIL GROVE
EUREKA NURSING CENTER
GARDEN TERRACE AT OVERLAND PARK
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - EL DORADO
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - NEODESHA
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SPRINGHILL
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WAKEFIELD
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WELLINGTON
HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR
MCCRITE PLAZA HEALTH CENTER
MEDICALODGES FORT SCOTT
MEDICALODGES GARDNER
MEDICALODGES JACKSON COUNTY
MEDICALODGES KANSAS CITY
MEDICALODGES LEAVENWORTH
MEDICALODGES PITTSBURG
MEDICALODGES POST ACUTE CARE CENTER
MEDICALODGES WICHITA
SEDGWICK HEALTHCARE CENTER
SHAWNEE GARDENS HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR
SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF MID-AMERICA SNF
TONGANOXIE NURSING CENTER
WELLSVILLE MANOR

 

KHCA member centers that achieved one of four goals:

CHERRYVALE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
CLEARWATER NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT OSWEGO LLC
FAMILY HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER
GALENA NURSING & REHAB CENTER
GARDEN VALLEY RETIREMENT VILLAGE
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - EDWARDSVILLE
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PITTSBURG
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WILSON
GOLDEN PLAINS REHABILITATION CENTER
GOVE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER LTCU
HALSTEAD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
HAYSVILLE HEALTHCARE CENTER
HILLSIDE VILLAGE OF DESOTO
HOLIDAY RESORT OF SALINA
LAKEPOINT NURSING & REHAB CENTER OF EL DORADO
LAKEPOINT NURSING CENTER
LEXINGTON PARK NURSING & POST ACUTE CENTER
LIFE CARE CENTER OF BURLINGTON
LIFE CARE CENTER OF KANSAS CITY
LIFE CARE CENTER OF OSAWATOMIE
LIFE CARE CENTER OF SENECA
LIFE CARE CENTER OF WICHITA
LOUISBURG HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR
MEDICALODGES ARKANSAS CITY
MEDICALODGES ATCHISON
MEDICALODGES COFFEYVILLE
MEDICALODGES COLUMBUS
MEDICALODGES EUDORA
MEDICALODGES HERINGTON
MEDICALODGES KINSLEY
MEDICALODGES PAOLA
MERIDIAN NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
NORTH POINT SKILLED NURSING CENTER
OSAGE NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
OVERLAND PARK NURSING & REHAB CENTER INC
PINNACLE RIDGE NURSING & REHAB CENTER
PIONEER RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
PLAZA WEST REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR
ROLLING HILLS HEALTH CENTER
ROSSVILLE HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR
SANDPIPER HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER LLC
SHARON LANE HEALTH SERVICES
SUNSET MANOR
THE FORUM AT OVERLAND PARK
THE REGAL ESTATE OF GLENWOOD
TRINITY NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER INC
WATHENA HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
WHEATLAND NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
WHEATRIDGE PARK CARE CENTER
WOODHAVEN CARE CENTER

 

KDADS Kansas Resident Satisfaction Survey Initiative

Author: Hayden Parker

 

If your facility enrolled in the Resident Satisfaction Survey, you should have, or will receive, an email with an invitation to join one of four webinar.  These webinars will be a review of the survey process, explanation of timeline, etc. 

Below is what you should have received:

 

Thank you for joining the Kansas Resident Satisfaction Survey initiative.  Your participation is greatly valued. To assure your home is prepared for the interviews, please join us during one of the following webinars to review the timeline, interview process, and other important information about the onsite interviews. 

 

Please choose one of the dates below to participate in a live webinar. It is imperative that you attend one of these webinars. We will cover the same information in all four, so you only need to register for the session that best fits your schedule:


Tuesday December 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST Click or paste hyperlink in your browser https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=qlkk5qv5qh26

 

Tuesday December 3, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm CST https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=uhvlrvh5uhme

 

Wednesday December 4, 9:00 am-10:00 am CST  https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=6d4oc3q3kkk0


Wednesday December 4, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm CST https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=k7oyha8nielt

 

If you are unable to attend any of these dates, please go ahead and register.  You will receive an email with a link to a recording to view at your convenience. You may also join the day of the call using the instructions below:

 

DAY OF WEBINAR (Please join early as the webinar will begin promptly)

 

  1. 1.      Go to www.readytalk.com using your Internet web browser

 

  1. 2.      In the “participant login field” enter access code 4752553 and click join

 

3.      Call 1 800-677-2898 when prompted dial 4752553

AHCA/NCAL Nutrition Webinar Series

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AHCA/NCAL, along with Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, a known leader in the field of dietetics and works with busniness development/relations for Dietary Consultants, Inc., will be presenting a series of nutrition related FREE webinars for those in the long term care field.  Sign up for important updates and information impacting your centers and patients.  Get your pressing questions answered. 

FREE Webinars:

December 3, 2013- Embracing the New Dining Practice Standards- 1-2:15pm Central

January 21, 2014- Nutrition and MDS 3.0- 1-2:15pm Central

February 18, 2014- Current Best Practice Standards for Nutrition in Long Term Care 1-2:15pm Central

For more information, and to register, click here. 

Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care- Book from AHCA

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Dementia Beyond Drugs

Dementia Beyond Drugs

                                              By Dr G. Allen Power

AHCA is offering a book titled "Dementia Beyond Drugs" for $32.95.  Dementia, and how to care for individuals with dementia, has been a popular subject recently.  Let this book give you suggestions on how you can care for dementia patients, all with the goal of reducing the amount of their medications.

Dr. G. Allen Power, board-certified internist, geriatrician, nursing home practitioner, and Eden Alternative Educator, challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change.  You will learn how to embrace more humanistic, enlightened practices that address the most common challenges in caring for people who live with dementia.  Overcome communication challenges, minimize anxiety and depression, root out the causes of wandering, and gain insights into paranoia and delusions so that you can learn to treat individuals with dementia as the human beings that they are rather than letting their dementia define them.  

Place your online order at http://www.ahcapublications.org or phone orders at 800-321-0343

Passing of Mike Malone

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KHCA/KCAL extends it's deepest sympathies at the passing of Mike Malone. Below is the announcement.

Mike Malone went to be with Jesus this morning about 2:30 AM. A long and difficult battle is over-- some would say he lost that battle, but in truth, he stands today in more victory than we can imagine. To me, Mike was a close friend and confidant, a partner on the leadership team here at Liberty Assembly, and one of the finest human beings I have ever known. Some of earth's glory and honor was transferred to Heaven this morning (Rev 21:26). I am glad to say that the last words we said to each other were, "I love you." Please pray for Barbara and the rest of the family.

Mike Malone has been the Administrator at The Forum of Overland Park for 8 years.  He was an active member of KHCA.  He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma

For more information click here