IHCA Bulletin November 19, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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LTC technology: Don't get left behind

The IHCA ICAL LTC Technology Conference, December 6 in West Des Moines, will bring long term care operators up to speed on the latest information on Iowa’s information exchange for 2013 and electronic health technology. Don't miss this opportunity to get your bearings on information technology for LTC! Read More »

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Winter Quarterly - Just two weeks away!

The IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly Education Conference is just around the corner! Get registered now for the event on December 5, 2012, in Des Moines. See the list of hot topics and prominent speakers! Read More »

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CNA conference fills up fast! Register now!

Our popular Certified Nurse Assistant and Direct Caregiver Education Conference is December 5 in Des Moines. This always excellent event helps spark caregivers' motivation and commitment, and sends them back to work with a renewed perspective on how they can bring their best to your facility every day. Read More »

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Conference on disaster preparedness

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, even facilities in the Midwest are reminded of the importance of having a complete and up-to-date disaster plan. A great start to reviewing and updating your plan is to attend the IHCA ICAL Disaster Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, November 27 in West Des Moines. Read More »

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MDS certification renewal for ICAC

The ICAC Renewal Program (MDS Certification Renewal), on November 28 in West Des Moines, is for those who in 2010 or 2011 completed IHCA's MDS 3.0 Certification Program and earned the ICAC designation. Read More »
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Webinar: Resident rights staff training

The upcoming webinar, What You Need to Know about Resident/Tenant Rights, on November 29 is a great in-service opportunity for your staff. Participating facilities have access to the online recording of the webinar for six months. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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OSHA Recordkeeping Guide

AHCA/NCAL is providing member facilities with a guide for meeting the requirements of an OSHA National Emphasis Program for programmed inspections. Read More »

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AHCA Long Term Care Survey manual update available

The newly updated 2012 Long Term Care Survey manual is ready for distribution. Get yours from www.ahcapublications.org.  Read More »

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New from IME

The following Informational Letters were issued recently by the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise. Read More »
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Workforce
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Rapid growth projected for direct care workforce

Direct care workers already make up half of the country’s health care workforce and are its fastest growing occupational segment. Read More »
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Association News
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Book rooms early: IHCA ICAL 2013 convention room block open

Don't miss out! Book rooms early for the 2013 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show! Read More »
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National News
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AHCA this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol ConnectionsRead More »

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Aid in caregivers' Hurricane Sandy recovery

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the AHCA/NCAL New Jersey and New York affiliates have established foundations to support those long term employees whose lives have been impacted significantly by Hurricane Sandy. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Disaster Preparedness Conference, November 27, West Des Moines
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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS Certification Renewal), November 28, West Des Moines
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What You Need to Know about Resident/Tenant Rights, November 29, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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LTC Technology Conference, December 6, West Des Moines
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Restorative Nursing Program, December 12, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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