July 21, 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 Key Rehab
Let’s talk about mental health in long term care…
Key Rehab Also Offers “GeroPsych”
COVID-19 has changed our industry in so many ways. One of the most vital changes has been in the sometimes-silent mental health sector. Our long-term care residents have experienced isolation on a whole new level.
We may be able to help. Some of you may not be aware that Key Rehab has a mental health division – GeroPsych. Through GeroPsych, we offer “Talk Therapy” both on-site or via telehealth. (We don’t prescribe medications). There is no cost to the facility for our services to the residents. We take care of the billing to Medicare and other insurances.
For more information, please contact Julye Smith, Director of Development at  jsmith@keyrehab.com  or 888-362-8704 x271.

Order today and pickup tomorrow! Today is the last day to order! Do you need masks?!
KHCA/KCAL and LicaMedman have been in touch with a surgical mask supplier and they have reserved a large block (200,000+) of high-quality, 3-ply face masks with ear loops for Kansas Long Term Care Providers. They will be at the KHCA/KCAL office to distribute these masks on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. The masks will be priced at $.65 each plus 9.15 percent sales tax. The masks will be available for immediate pick-up to take back to your Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living, Home Plus or Residential Health Care Facility.

To participate:
  • Order the quantity needed by clicking here. Pre-ordering is required.
  • Bring payment (check or credit card) to the KHCA/KCAL office, 1100 SW Gage Blvd on Wednesday, July 22 between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Steve Rust. Calculate your number of masks desired x 65¢ and add 9.15 percent for sales tax.
  • Please come to KHCA/KCAL's rear door where the vendor, Greg Pickett, will be stationed to serve you. 

Please e-mail khca@khca.org with questions.
AHCA/NCAL Seeks $100 Billion More for HHS Provider COVID-19 Relief Fund
Currently, nursing facilities have only received about 4.3 percent of the $175 billion funding allocated from the Provider Relief Fund for health care providers.

Click here for more details.
CDC Updates Transmission Based Precautions, Duration of Isolation, and Return to Work Criteria
On July 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted substantial changes to the  transmission-based precautions duration of isolation  and  return to work criteria   . As the CDC continues to learn more about the COVID-19 virus, they continue to revise prior guidance. AHCA/NCAL offers a summary of these updates.

Click here for more details.
CMS Call for Nursing Homes – July 22
CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. The next call for nursing homes is  Wednesday, July 22nd  at 3:30-4:00 p.m. Central.

Click here for more details.
Kansas State COVID-19 Testing Plan
Click here to learn about the Statewide COVID-19 Testing Strategy and KDADS’ requirement for adult care homes testing plans.

Click here for presentation handouts.
Virtual AANAC RAC-CT Certification Workshop
Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending a six-day AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT®) certification virtual workshop.

Registration is open! Click here for details!
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