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AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities

Tallahassee | Ft. Lauderdale | Lake Mary | Tampa

September 13, 16, 20 & 23

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The AHCA 2022 Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities offers interpretations of regulatory compliance by leaders from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Clinical and legal professionals will also highlight best practice guidelines and professional guidance. Featured speakers include representatives from the AHCA Division of Health Quality Assurance, regulatory experts and representatives from the Florida Department of Health and Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. 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.

Topics Include:

  • Human Resources: Moving You Forward
  • Medication Storage and Use: Best Practices for Safety and Success
  • The Kitchen of Tomorrow Starts Today
  • Top 10 Deficiencies and Examples of Class I Deficiencies
  • Newest Issues in Adult Protective Services
  • Resident Engagement

Continuing Education

FHCA is approved for 6 hours of continuing education – 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 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Education Session

Human Resources: Moving You Forward
This session will provide insightful human resource strategies to include processes and ideas that will be beneficial in today’s challenging workforce environment. Learn useful methods and tips for recruiting and increasing employee onboarding at your facility. Discuss ideas to increase staff morale and help reduce turnover. This session will also feature helpful staffing tools, useful for every department within your facility.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Education Session

Medication Storage and Use: Best Practices for Safety and Success
Are your medications stored safely and in compliance with Florida regulations? Guardian Pharmacy will discuss the regulations that affect storage and disposal of controlled and non-controlled medications. Learn the differences in requirements in various settings and best practices for mitigating discrepancies for your medication administration services.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.


10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Education Session

The Kitchen of Tomorrow Starts Today
Rosie the Robot seemed a long way off when she appeared on The Jetsons. Fast forward to today, and robots are becoming a realistic solution to help ease the staffing crunch in senior living. Whether its e-procurement, reimagined convenience foods, online training, smart devices or AI, the kitchen of tomorrow is here. In this session, learn bout how to modernize your kitchen and dining operations, market your efforts to future residents, cash in on efficiencies, streamline operations, reduce waste, and yes, robots. 

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Education Session

Top 10 Deficiencies and Examples of Class I Deficiencies
In this session, hear from the Agency for Health Care Association about the current top 10 deficiencies in Florida and how you can avoid those citations in your assisted living facility. You will also hear examples of Class I deficiencies to ensure you know what to expect and are prepared to stay in compliance and avoid the most severe deficiencies.

1:45 to 2:00 p.m.


2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Education Session

Newest Issues in Adult Protective Services
Learn about the nuances of reporting abuse and neglect. When is reporting necessary? Are you a mandatory reporter? Are resident-on-resident incidents abuse? This session will answer these questions and discuss the latest Adult Protective Service (APS) trends in assisted living facilities.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Education Session

Resident Engagement
Learn what works for resident engagement and wellness post COVID-19. As the Boomer generation starts moving into long term care, providers will need to accommodate changes in activities and technology to fit this diverse group. This session will help you learn what residents want and how your facility can meet those expectations.