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Qualifications, Responsibility, Duties, And The Stress Level, With Tips For Success Featuring Guest Speaker Glenda Burke of Alternatives: A Consulting and Education Service I sometimes wonder how many DONs became a DON through a battle field promotion, 50% maybe more. The words “Director of Nursing” are a mere title but truly being a DON is so much more! How many of us became DONS, ill-prepared and pushed into duty with a promise of “intense training, and extensive orientation”, sometime down the road. If you are currently a DON or have been one in the past, how did that work out for you? In my experience it was not easy and after much agonizing and self-recriminations, we managed to be successful, or we quit. Here is a program that can allow you to skip some of the agony, stress and hair pulling moments in this journey to success or be an excellent refresher course for the seasoned professional who could use a reminder of just what a DON should be doing. Please join me for the first of two webinar programs to educate and hopefully entertain current and prospective DONs. Course instructor - Glenda A. Burke, RN, BS <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Read More

This session will educate home health agencies on the new long term-care managed care program, which will be rolled out across the State of Florida beginning in August in Orlando. How can your non-skilled agency work with this new program to increase your census? How can your Medicare certified agency partner with contractors to improve continuity of care for dual eligible enrollees? Debbie Lynott is from American Elder Care, the only contractor to be awarded the contract for this program state-wide. She will discuss how this new program is different than the current Medicaid Waiver programs and how your agency and patients may benefit. Course Instructor - Debbie Lynott Read More

The Human Resources (HR) process often rates lower in the scheme of importance within home health agencies than most other activities. It is often treated as an afterthought and assigned to a clerical person who is already overworked with tasks that are considered more important, especially in free-­‐standing home care entities. Hospital based agencies may be connected to the hospital HR departments and regard HR responsibilities with a little more importance, however the requirements for home health agencies compared to other health care entities are far different. Some important compliance elements can easily be lost in the shuffle.   For example, the specific home care requirements for tediously tracking the education/training activities within defined timelines of staff can be very wearisome in order to maintain compliance. Take, for instance, the 12 hours required for home health aides.   In this webinar, we will identify mandatory HR requirements and debunk some of the myths that are falsely thought to be mandatory. We will demonstrate methods of organizing your HR activities to minimize identification of deficit practices in the survey process and maximize the HR staff’s time and effort. Examples of critical HR policies will be presented with concepts for development and implementation specific to your agency. Course instructor - Glenda Burke Read More

Mobile health technologies can transcend the boundaries of health care delivery limitations, and fill gaps in health care services as demands increase. An aging population and overstrained health care resources are realities we face in the coming years. Innovative thinking that leverages mHealth technologies can transform the way home health and hospice services are delivered. Course Instructor - Scott Herrmann Read More

We will take an in-depth look at our patients through the "eyes of the therapist" and determine how nurses can best utilize those skills when assessing their patients. Using "Therapy Eyes", nurses will become more skilled at determining their patient's functional status and the therapy services needed for a successful clinical outcome. Using the creative ideas presented in this course, even your most difficult patients will be more easily convinced to utilize available therapy services. Course instructor -  <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Chip Carroll Read More

Equip your field and intake staff with the advantageous skills and techniques of motivational interviewing. Utilize these tried and true skills to increase productivity and patient compliance to nutrition and exercise routines, and accurately complete OASIS and other patient assessments. Your agency’s outcome scores will be enhanced. Home care agencies are on the hunt to find competitive advantages – this skill in your toolkit is a hidden jewel in our industry. Do not miss this opportunity to elicit your patient’s motivation more effectively through your communications and actions. Course instructor - Diana Cullum-Dugan <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Read More

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