July 24, 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
Brian Asher, Service Manager

For more information on service visit our website. Or Contact Brian Asher at (316) 680-2607 or basher@clsands.com
CMS Releases List of Nursing Homes Prioritized for POC Testing Instrument - No Kansas Communities are on the list
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it will begin providing nursing homes with a Point of Care (POC) rapid response testing instrument to bolster each facility’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The data collected through the NHSN system directly supports this initiative by helping to prioritize those nursing homes with testing needs and an increasing number of cases. CMS has also provided information about their methodology for prioritizing facilities and a listing of the facilities , as well as a list of frequently asked questions .

Click here for more details.
Call for Nominations for the Kansas Health Care Association 2021-22 Kansas Health Care Association Board of Directors
Please be advised that the Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 KHCA Board of Directors. Election of officers will take place at the KHCA annual meeting which will be held during the 2020 KHCA  VIRTUAL  Convention and Trade Show. (detailed voting instructions will be provided.)

Any facility member in good standing interested in running for a Board position or who wishes to nominate someone should send an email to  lmowbray@khca.org   no later than Friday, July 31, 2020.

Thank you for your consideration of this very important role in the Kansas Health Care Association.

  • President
  • VP/Treasurer
  • Education VP
  • Government Affairs VP
  • Facility Standards VP
  • Independent Owner VP
  • Membership VP
  • Multi-Regional VP

Please click here for a description of the position, expectations and the responsibilities.
Our Annual Convention & Trade Show is going Virtual
Given the significant challenges the COVID-19 public health crisis has presented for care communities across Kansas,  KHCA/KCAL has decided not to meet in-person for our annual Convention & Trade Show this year.  Several things factored into this decision, new mandates for the size of gatherings, physical distancing requirements, new cleaning protocols, new guidelines for food service, travel bans and, most importantly, the uncertainty of where we'll be with this virus in the coming months.
KHCA/KCAL is planning to go "virtual" with our trade show/conference. We know that going virtual is a big change, but we still feel it is important to offer opportunities for you to share experiences and knowledge with each other. More information with be forthcoming on that in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this public health crisis together. Ensuring the health and well-being of your residents, and individuals coming in/out of your care community, remains our top priority.
We salute you for the incredible work you do on a daily basis to protect and serve our most vulnerable citizens.
Behavioral Health Tobacco Project
This communication provides information on:

  • Training Opportunities
  • Vaping Resources
  • Tobacco Treatment Provider Survey

Click here for details.
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