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2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – Mandating Reporting of At-Risk Adult Abuse

10/16/2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – Mandating Reporting of At-Risk Adult Abuse
Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, Macon GA

 

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – The Story of Jack & Jill

10/16/2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – The Story of Jack & Jill
Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, Macon GA

 

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – All Jacked Up

10/16/2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – All Jacked Up
Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, Macon GA

 

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – Change Management: Surviving and Thriving in Healthcare Today

10/16/2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014 SOURCE Fall Conference – Change Management: Surviving and Thriving in Healthcare Today
Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, Macon GA

 

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

Eval: QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – TIFTON

10/15/2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – A Falls Prevention Process Improvement Plan – TIFTON
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton GA

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – CARTERSVILLE

10/17/2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – A Falls Prevention Process Improvement Plan – CARTERSVILLE
Clarence Brown Conference Center, Cartersville GA

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

2014 SOURCE Fall Conference

10/16/2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014 SOURCE Fall Conference
Anderson Conference Center at Goodwill, Macon GA

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – STOCKBRIDGE

10/16/2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
QAPI – Practical Applications to Assure Success – A Falls Prevention Process Improvement Plan – STOCKBRIDGE
Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA

 

October 14th, 2014|Evaluations|

GHCA Welcomes the New Director of Assisted Living

The GHCA is pleased to welcome Brittany Todd as its new Director of Assisted Living. As director, she will be responsible for recruitment and retention of assisted living facilities and personal care homes as Allied members. She will be providing members with advocacy, licensing and regulatory assistance. She will also provide counsel on educational programming and professional development as well as serving as the Georgia liaison with National Centers for Assisted Living (NCAL).

Prior to joining GHCA, Brittany was the EAGLE Accreditation Manager for the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, which accredits faith-based, non-profit older adult facilities and children’s homes. While with UMH, she was instrumental in developing the program and growing the number of accredited organizations, year over year. Her other work experiences with Jackson Healthcare and the CDC gives her a vast understanding of sales, marketing, and branding combined with knowledge of public health.

Brittany received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and her master’s degree from Georgia State University, both in biology.  Please feel free to contact her at 678.902.9225 or btodd@ghca.info.

September 30th, 2014|Assisted Living, News, Newsfront|

Georgia Skilled Nursing Care Centers Reach Milestone in Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Residents with Dementia

State’s long term care providers exceed national reduction goal

The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) recently announced that Georgia’s skilled nursing care centers attained and exceeded a nationwide goal to safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic medications.

As part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and the profession’s national Quality Initiative, Georgia skilled nursing centers surpassed a nationwide 15 percent reduction goal, achieving a 27 percent reduction in antipsychotic medications between the end of 2011 and 2013. Georgia joins 29 other states that either met or exceeded the nationwide 15 percent reduction goal.

“This great news provides concrete proof that Georgia’s long term care providers are revolutionizing care for individuals living with dementia,” said Jon S. Howell, president and CEO of the Georgia Health Care Association.  “Our skilled nursing care centers have set an example for the rest of the nation as to what person-centered care looks like, and they should be proud of their accomplishment.”

The national efforts to improve dementia care are tracked by reviewing a publicly-reported measure – the percent of long-stay nursing center residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington’s Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome. The baseline for improvement is fourth quarter 2011, which saw 28.2 […]

September 30th, 2014|Newsfront, Quality Corner|