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On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities

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The On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities offer on-demand sessions for a total of 6 computer-based contact hours. Please note, the On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Skilled Nursing Facilities and the On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities are two separate events and if participants plan to watch both on-demand trainings they will be required to register for both separately.

These sessions will be a recording of the in-person AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities sessions taking place around the state at various locations in October and are repackaged, online for those who could not attend the in-person training. Before purchasing the On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities, please confirm that you are not attending the in-person trainings being held in October as you will not receive credit for both the in-person training and the on-demand training. Contact FHCA at (850) 224-3907 or with any questions.

On-demand Training: How It Works

  • All Sessions are recorded from the Tallahassee, in-person training
  • Registered participants will receive an email on November 1 which will include a link to access the on-demand sessions on the Virtual Platform. A username (your email) and individual password will be included along with instructions on how to get into the platform.
  • Training Dates: On-demand Video Sessions must be accessed and completed between November 1 and November 19 at 4:00 p.m. to receive CEUs.
  • Continuing Education Credits: FHCA will post contact hours to CE Broker by November 30, 2021. Participants do not need to complete all of the sessions to receive credit as FHCA will submit to CE Broker the actual number of sessions you watched.

Continuing Education

FHCA is seeking approval for 6 hours of computer-based continuing education for the On-demand AHCA Joint Training for Assisted Living Facilities – Provider Number 50-720: Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy.

Event Agenda

#1 (1 CEU)

State Expectations for Infection Control and Prevention for ALFs

Laura Jensen, Agency for Health Care Administration

In the current environment, assisted living facilities face specific challenges with meeting compliance expectations for the infection control requirements. Session attendees will discuss infection control basics, identifying any gaps in the prevention practices, and steps necessary to continue to protect those living and working in the varying levels of an assisted living facility.

#2 (.5 CEU)

Ombudsman – Unique Advocate for LTC Residents

Michael Phillips, State Ombudsman, FL Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Hear from Florida's Ombudsman, Michael Phillips, yesterday, today, and beyond in relation to advocacy for the elderly in long-term care. While there is a foundation and structure, there are changes and a future for the partnership for the residents served. Be informed about who the Ombudsman is, what they do and why they do it.

#3 (.75 CEU)

Medicaid Updates

Ann Dalton, Agency for Health Care Administration

Medicaid services provide funding that enable vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities to receive long-term care services and supports in the setting most suited to their needs, including assisted living facilities. Hear about the latest changes for home and community-based services that will affect your operations with the most up-to-date rules to ensure compliance for the Medicaid beneficiaries.

#4 (1 CEU)

Yes, Bed Bugs: Prevention and Treatment

Dr. Phil Koehler and Dr. Rebecca Baldwin, University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department

No matter how they arrive, bed bugs in a long-term care facility can cause serious concerns and issues for staff and residents. This session will discuss the statewide overview of the research and data collected regarding infestations and how to effectively identify, treat and vanquish bed bugs in your facility.

#5 (1 CEU)

ALF CEMP Rule Update and Emergency Preparedness

Serita Evans, Agency for Health Care Administration

For assisted living facilities, elevated requirements and necessary regulation changes continued to evolve throughout the pandemic and beyond. Session attendees will learn about the current requirements for CEMP criteria, Environmental Control plans, and reporting into the Emergency Status System (ESS), and any changes and how it may impact facilities. The agency will present guidance so the provider will fully understand the regulations for implementation. The presenter will also provide information about the draft rule text, as discussed in a public workshop in April 2021.

#6 (.75 CEU)

Advanced Directives

Karen Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Grout, PA

Keeping it straight is not as easy as it sounds with understanding Advance Directives. Hear from Karen Goldsmith and receive clear guidance and information to manage the very important subject related to Advance Directives and caring for the residents in your assisted living facility.

#7 (1 CEU)

Top 10 Opportunities for Improvement in ALFs

Donah Heiberg, Agency for Health Care Administration

Assisted living facilities are often presented with particular challenges in meeting regulations. This session will outline the latest assisted living facility top 10 opportunities for improvement. Attendees will learn how to interpret the new changes and what steps to take for quality improvement and to ensure your facility is in compliance, for your residents and your facility surveys.