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AHCA Virtual Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities

Live, Virtual Event: October 15, 2020

Virtual event platform with access to on-demand sessions closed October 30 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Click here to access the AHCA SNF Virtual Joint Training web page.

The AHCA 2020 Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities offers interpretations of the latest regulatory compliance by leaders from the Agency for Health Care Administration and will directly address the current public health emergency infection control issues and emergency response updates. Clinical and operation professionals will highlight best practice guidelines and provide guidance on how facilities can continue to improve their overall operations and resident care practices. Featured speakers includes representatives from the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department of Health, and R.B. Health Partners, to share their assisted living and long term care expert advice. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit online questions to engage with state survey officials and learn about the latest regulatory requirements directly from AHCA.

Join our presenters live on October 15, 2020, with an opportunity to ask questions for immediate feedback. All presentations will be recorded and made available to registered attendees for on-demand viewing through October 30, 2020.

Attendee Information - Virtual Event Platform

FHCA will report attendees' earned hours to CE Broker by November 12 for transmission to the Florida Department of Health. Please review your online Official Continuing Education Report for accuracy before that date.

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.

Leaderboard Prizes

Virtual Joint Training attendees can win big when they actively engage on the event platform Leaderboard. From joining in for the live and on-demand sessions to visiting with virtual exhibitors through the platform chat feature, attendees will have the opportunity to earn points and win some fabulous prizes listed below. The more engaged the attendee is on the platform and with the exhibitors, the better the chances of increasing his/her leaderboard points. Bonus code opportunities with high point values will also be released throughout the day.

  • 1st Place: YETI Hopper BackFlip 24 Backpack Cooler ($299 Value) and $300 cash
  • 2nd Place: $300 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place: Enjoy a Night Out or Night In ($200 value includes dinner for 2 at/or delivered from your favorite restaurant, Uber ride to restaurant and dessert basket)
  • 4th Place: $150 cash
  • 5th – 10th Place: Entered into prize drawing for $100 cash

Event Agenda

Live Session

Thursday, October 15

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST

#1 - New Changes in Assisted Living Facility Regulations (1.5 CEUs)    
Serita Evans, AHCA

Regulation of assisted living facilities continues to evolve and change. Session attendees will learn about the latest assisted living facility regulation changes from legislation that was passed in 2020. The Agency will present the changes with guidance so the provider will fully understand the new regulation for implementation.

Live Session

Thursday, October 15

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

#2 - Infection Control Basics (1.5 CEUs)   
A.C. Burke, RB Health Partners, Inc.

Assisted living facilities are presented with particular challenges for meeting infection control requirements in the current environment. Session attendees will understand infection control basics necessary to protect those living and working in the varied levels of an assisted living facility.  

On-demand Session

#3 - Top 10 Opportunities for Improvement (1 CEU)
Donah Heiberg, AHCA

Striving for the highest level of compliance with regulations is a worthy yet challenging goal. Session attendees will learn about the current top 10 opportunities to improve compliance and achieve better survey outcomes. The presenter will give detailed examples of potential citations to help providers in developing best practices and to take steps to close identified gaps. 

On-demand Session

#4 - Infection Control Lessons Learned from COVID-19 (1 CEU)
Nychie Dotson, Department of Health

Health Care Associated Infection Prevention is a fundamental infection control element of the profession. Nychie Dotson with the Department of Health will share real-world examples observed in the field during the COVID-19 Pandemic, along with guidance on best practices for infection control.

On-demand Session

#5 - Emergency Preparedness Planning and Management Updates for Pandemic Response (1 CEU)
Donah Heiberg, AHCA

Now more than ever, critical preparedness and response planning during a pandemic are at the forefront of long term care facility requirements. Attendees will learn new Agency emergency preparedness and management updates needed to ensure that residents and staff are safe during all-hazard emergencies including pandemics.