Staffing’s Impact on Five Star Rating

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

The Five Star Rating System continues to evolve as more revisions to determine quality ratings for skilled nursing facilities are developed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that sample focused surveys are going to be used nationwide to assess reported staffing, as well as quality measure information, which are set to begin in 2015.  

Fall Management: Best Practices for Resident Safety & Quality of Life

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among adults 65 or older within senior living communities. One of the biggest challenges facing many organizations is balancing fall prevention and resident quality of life. By implementing a fall management strategy, you will create a system that is beneficial to staff and residents, while reducing costs and lowering readmissions.

Transform Your Organization with Information Technology: 5 Steps to Success

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. CST

As we kick off 2015, there are a multitude of areas weighing on the minds of long term care providers. These include ICD-10, the IMPACT Act, focus on re-hospitalizations, length of stay, and quality assurance. Developing a strategic plan for how your organization will evaluate and implement information technology is critical to a long term care organization’s success.

Mobility Management: Building a Fast, Secure, and Reliable Wireless Network

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT

Having a secure, reliable, and fast wireless network in your long-term care organization is a must. Residents, family members, and practitioners have come to expect access to the Internet, and the many benefits it provides. In order to keep up, organizations must invest in a secure infrastructure to meet the demands of mobility for a variety of users and environments.

Recognizing the Need to Eliminate Alarm Fatigue

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

Alarm-equipped medical devices are essential to providing safe care to patients and residents in healthcare settings. However, these devices present a multitude of issues for healthcare organizations when the device alarms sound similar or are ignored and not responded to. According to the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is the most common contributing factor in alarm-related sentinel events.

The Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections in LTC: Prevention Challenges and Strategies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

This Webinar will focus on the impact that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have on long-term care (LTC) facilities, including statistics on their financial consequences, as well as the resident morbidity and mortality rates associated with these preventable infections.

Improve Compliance & Increase Reimbursements With Mobile Technologies

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

From meeting regulatory compliance to preventing readmissions, today’s long-term care (LTC) providers are feeling the pressure. LTC organizations can juggle these challenges while maintaining efficient workflow and providing top-notch patient care by integrating the right technology solutions into their care model.

Data Driven Wellness: Using Information to Manage the Changing Landscape of Assisted Living

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

Over time, assisted living has evolved from an alternative to nursing homes to a new type of environment that provides an option for seniors to “age in place.” However, the consequence of this evolution is an elder population with increasing acuity. Luckily, new technology, electronic health records (EHRs), and data analysis allow providers to assess and manage rising acuity and increasing frailty in the assisted-living population.

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

This webinar will focus on healthcare associated infections (HAIs) prevalent in today’s long-term care environments, including some of the most common infections. The speaker will discuss the multitude of challenges that long-term care facilities experience given the limited acuity of residents and the transfer of organisms from acute care to long-term care.

Fall Management Factors: Designing Environments, Reducing Readmissions and Managing Noise Levels

Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 CST

Employing effective fall management strategies is crucial to long-term care facilities, as falls can be costly for both residents and providers, and impact readmissions. In this webinar, participants will gain insight into a variety of factors that affect fall management.

Data will be presented on what types of alarms have the highest impact on residents with dementia, and how to create a plan that reduces noise levels throughout your facility. Finally, we will discuss proactive environmental design factors that help in the prevention of falls.

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