June 30, 2020
KHCA/KCAL is committed to providing our members with important updates. Below is a list of the most recent COVID-19 updates. Please visit our website for a list of complete updates.  www.khca.org
Today's COVID-19 Update is brought to you in part by K ey Rehab
Coronavirus is affecting many of us in the skilled nursing setting. Whether it be contracting the virus, or the indirect effects from inactivity and isolation, our residents are being negatively affected. At Key Rehab, we have invested in creating a Post-COVID Recovery Program for our team of dedicated therapists. They receive ongoing education in post COVID recovery, deconditioning, and creative interventions for improving communication with family and friends during this challenging time. Our goal is to improve the lives of those we serve!

Fore more information visit our website at keyrehab.com or contact Julye Smith, Director of Development
888-362-8704 x271
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Daily Digest Bulletin
National Learning and Action Network event on July 02: Transparency: Resident and Family Notification
During this webinar, the latest federal guidance regarding the importance of transparency during the COVID-19 public health emergency will be reviewed. Participants will learn best practices to implement a comprehensive communication plan and strategies to improve transparency and provide compassionate care during challenging times. Learn more.

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/29/2020
CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Learn More .
Virtual Dementia Capable Care Workshop
This course is a combination of both Dementia Capable Care Foundations and the Dementia Capable Care Behaviors Course. It will include the common framework and the stages of Dementia and will also cover the CPI Crisis Development model to empower Care Partners to prevent & de-escalate challenging behaviors. This training will help you to intervene when behavior escalates. You will know how to recognize, respond and calm the individual using non pharmacological approaches. Registration for this class includes both the Dementia Capable Care Foundations and Dementia Capable Care Behaviors workbooks and the exam to become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist.

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Virtual Trauma Informed Care
Every employee delivering quality care or services to residents in Long Term Care should have training and competency skills in the area of Trauma Informed Care. The CMS requirement addresses so much more than PTSD. This workshop will address aspects of trauma informed care as it relates to the CMS requirements: physical trauma, mental/emotional/psychosocial trauma PLUS documentation, care planning as well as training issues. There will be discussions about appropriate assessments and development of interview skills for residents with a history of trauma, the descriptions of PTSD & how it relates to trauma informed care. The sessions will be presented by Linda Farrar, RN, LNHA. This training is essential for Nurses, Administrators and Social Services.

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2020 Platinum Sponsors
Thank you to our 2020 Platinum Sponsors. To learn more about each, click their website link below.
Doug Neuschafer
Jackie Presson
Kansas Health Care Association and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living
1100 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS 66604
PH: 785-267-6003 FAX: 785-267-0833