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AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities

2024 Dates Coming Soon

In-person and Live-streamed

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The AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities offers updates and current information on regulations that impact assisted living facilities across the State of Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), as well as clinical and legal professionals will discuss the most current list of top-10 deficiencies and other valuable subjects such as infection prevention and control, emergency management, and assistive devices. Featured speakers include representatives from the AHCA Division of Health Quality Assurance, RB Health Partners, Inc., and Florida Health Care Association. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with state surveyors from local field offices and learn the latest regulatory requirements directly from AHCA, with the opportunity to ask questions on the spot.

Can’t attend in-person? FHCA is also offering a virtual live broadcast of this program.

Topics Include:

  • Assisted Devices
  • Infection Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Top 10 Deficiencies

In-person Program: How It Works

  • Delivered over 4, in-person sessions.
  • Training Dates: October 17, 2023 in Lake Mary.
  • Training Materials: Speaker presentations and handout materials will be made available.
  • Continuing Education Credits: This program offers a total of 4 live contact hours. FHCA will post contact hours to CE Broker by November 8, 2023.

Virtual Live Broadcast Program: How It Works

  • Delivered over 4, virtual live broadcast sessions.
  • Training Dates: The virtual live broadcast sessions are scheduled for October 17. All registered attendees will access these sessions through Zoom. These sessions will also be recorded and available to watch between October 18 – November 2.
  • Training Materials: 4 video sessions; post-quiz; handout materials.
  • Continuing Education Credits: This program offers a total of 4 computer-based contact hours. FHCA will post contact hours to CE Broker by November 8, 2023. Participants must have completed the session videos and passed the post-quiz by November 2 at 4:00 p.m. EST to receive CEUs.

Continuing Education

FHCA is approved for 4 hours of live continuing education for the in-person program and 4 hours of computer-based continuing education for the virtual live broadcast. Provider Number 50-720: Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work and Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Contact FHCA at (850) 224-3907 or with any questions.

Event Agenda

7:00 to 8:00 a.m.


8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Assisted Devices

Susan Anderson, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Florida Health Care Association and Kim Broom, Director of Clinical and Risk Management, Florida Health Care Association

In an assisted living facility, assistive devices can be helpful for the residents and provide safety for the staff who care for them. Learn the regulatory requirements related to assistive devices and clinical management for resident care. Understanding safe practices will promote the best possible support for your residents related to assistive devices in your assisted living facility.

9:00 to 9:15 a.m.


9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Infection Prevention

Jonathan Teter, Regional Director of Epidemiology & Analytics, RB Health Partners, Inc.

This session will discuss how infections are transmitted and what you can do to break the chain of infection. Many pathogens can survive for extended periods of time in the environment, and understanding what to look for on product labels can help you choose the best product for your facility. Proper cleaning and disinfection of the environment is key to helping to stop the transmission of pathogens and protecting your residents from infection.

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness

Laura Jensen, Field Office Manager, Agency for Health Care Administration

This session will provide valuable insight from lessons learned from the last five years of hurricane activity in Florida. Participants will learn from challenges faced by facilities during real-life experiences and gain the understanding to mitigate those risks in the future. Laura Jensen from the Agency for Health Care Administration will give attendees real-life examples of staff training and testing, so your facility is prepared for any upcoming emergencies. In addition, the session will cover the online resources that facilities should use to report their status during an emergency event and cover why reporting facility status is critical for the health and safety of residents and staff.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Top 10 Deficiencies and Examples of Class I Deficiencies

Anne Sosiak, Registered Nurse Consultant, Agency for Health Care Administration

This session will outline the latest assisted living facility top 10 deficiencies and provide guidance on identifying strategies for success when it comes to improving and ensuring quality. How can you avoid one of these deficiencies, and if you're already facing one of these issues in your facility, what can you do to improve and grow? Sosiak will walk attendees through these questions to prepare the audience for a successful survey.