July 8, 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 Med-Mizer
To learn more, contact us @ (317) 508-5216 or LanceErtel@Med-Mizer.com

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.
Webinar: Communicating During COVID-19  
Join AHCA/NCAL and PLUS Communications for a live, ahcancalED webinar on July 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM (CST) on how effectively communicate with the media and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beth Martino, AHCA/NCAL’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Danny Diaz, Managing Partner of PLUS Communications, will provide an overview of crisis communication strategies and address what provider marketers and leaders should do to further rebuild consumer confidence in the long term care sector.  

Click here for more details
Bronze and Silver notifications will take place on August 5
  • Bronze applicants will receive their notification and feedback report on this date. 
  • Silver applicants will receive their notification on August 5 and corresponding feedback report will be sent on September 23.

Before August 5, we are asking applicants to make sure their contact information (email address and center name) is correct in the  Quality Award Portal . All notifications will be sent to the center's primary center contact.
Please note as both award levels will be notified on August 5, we will have limited capacity to respond to phone calls and emails in our one business day turnaround. We will respond to customer service requests as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience as we had to reorganize our timelines this year. 
Any questions please let me know. 
Erin Prendergast
Senior Manager, Quality Improvement
American Health Care Association
Cerner Update Including: 8 COVID-19 tips and tricks for assisted living and skilled nursing
Click here for details.
AHCA/NCAL's expanded version of its popular   Infection Preventionist Specialized Training   (IPCO Version 2) is recommended for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control in all long term care settings, including assisted living. While designed to train SNF Infection Preventionists, the training is equally effective for assisted living communities because they care for a similar population and can face similar infection risks. 

Click here for more 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