IHCA ICAL Bulletin October 15, 2013
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National News
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Giorgio elected new chair of NCAL Board of Directors
(NF, AL, RCF, SH)

ICAL member, Pat Giorgio, was sworn in as NCAL Chair at the AHCA/NCAL Convention last week in Phoenix. Read More »

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Iowan receives Steve Chies Future Leader Award
(All)

ICAL board member receives national Future Leader award at AHCA/NCAL Convention. Read More »

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AHCA/NCAL this week

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

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Association News
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AHCA committee nominations due by October 16
(NF)

AHCA is now accepting nominations for their 2014-2015 committee terms. IHCA members are encouraged to consider seeking a committee appointment. Read More »
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Convention handouts online through December
(All)

Education session handouts for the IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show will be available on the IHCA ICAL website until the end of December. Attendees are encouraged to download or print any handouts they want to keep before the end of the year. Read More »

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Workforce
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Applying for ACA benefits
(All)

Instructions for applying for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits.
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Prepare to Care instructor application available
(All)

The IDPH is offering training on the new Iowa Prepare to Care curriculum. Those who complete the training will be able to teach the curriculum to direct care workers. Read More »

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Nurse delegation and training resources
(AL)

ICAL tools help assisted living providers meet the new Chapter 67 nurse delegation and staff training requirements that became effective September 25, 2013. Read More »
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Social Services
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Webinars for NF staff on psychosocial issues
(NF)

The U of I School of Social Work has 13 months of webinars focused on psychosocial issues available to all nursing center staff free of charge. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to our IHCA ICAL members who have received a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Resources
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Used minibus for sale
(All)

Access Institute, a non-profit organization in Idaho, has a surplus minibus for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 17, West Des Moines
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Professional Nursing Seminar, October 30, West Des Moines
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Professional Nursing Seminar, October 31, Coralville
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 4-8, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, November 5, Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 5, West Des Moines
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Effective Observation and Communication for Health Care Assistants, November 6, 3-4 p.m., webinar
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NE District Education, November 7, Waterloo
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SE District Education, November 12, West Liberty
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 13, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, November 14, Atlantic
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding-Prep for ICD-10 Coders, November 20, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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