LeadingAge New Jersey Appoints New Officers and Trustees


We are pleased to announce 4 new Trustees and 3 new appointments of Officers to the Board as of July 1st 2019. 

Colleen P. Frankenfield President & CEO of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey has assumed the role of  Chair,  Stephen J. Dumke   (Chair Elect)  Executive VP & COO of Christian Health Care Center and,  Edward Truscelli  (Treasurer/Secretary)  Executive Director of Princeton Community Housing.

Newly appointed Trustees include Eric Ghaul CEO of The Pines at Whiting, Susan Love CEO of Lionsgate CCRC, Bette McNee of The Graham Company, and Teri White VP of Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. 


The full Board of Trustees is as follows-

Officers

Chair  
Colleen P. Frankenfield         President & CEO                 Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

Chair Elect                                         
Stephen J. Dumke                 Executive VP & COO          Christian Health Care Center
                                                                                                                                          
Treasurer/Secretary                
Edward Truscelli                    Executive Director              Princeton Community Housing

 
                                            Board of Trustees                                           
  • Lucinda Corrado                   Administrator                                                      Preakness Healthcare Center
  • Lystra Doobraj                      Dir. Affordable Housing                                       Springpoint Seniro Living
  • Carol Silver Elliott                President & CEO                                                Jewish Home Family
  • Eric Ghaul                             Chief Executive Officer                                       The Pines at Whiting
  • William P. Isele, Esq.            Of Counsel                                                          Archer & Greiner, P.C.
  • Cecily A. Laidman                Executive Director                                               Springpoint Choice
  • Susan Love                          Chief Executive Officer                                         Lions Gate CCRC
  • Bette McNee                         Sr. Clinical Risk Mngmt. Consultant                     The Graham Company
  • Cindy A. Shemansky           Assist. Exec. Dir./Admin.                                      The Masonic Village at Burlington
  • Michelle Savage                   Administrator                                                        Meadowview Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Teri White                              VP, Mid-Atlantic Region                                        Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.


CONGRATULATIONS 

to our new Officers and Trustees!
and

 THANK YOU

for joining us in our dedication to 
advancing quality aging services in New Jersey  through 
advocacy, education and fellowship




"There has never been a more critical time for us to work together to advocate for our residents, our organizations and our association. Together, we have always transformed senior services by asking the question, 'What if?'. We need to continue to ask those questions to evolve, change and create vibrant communities for those we serve every day.  Join me in asking 'What if?'. Let's challenge ourselves to become better every day!"

- Colleen Frankenfield, President & CEO  of LSMNJ and Chair of LeadingAge NJ Board of Trustees
 


Upcoming Events


Join us at 

Cherry Valley Country Club 

for another amazing day of golf!

Schedule:

10:00am   Registration & Brunch 
12:00pm   Shotgun Start / SCRAMBLE!
5:00pm     Cocktail Reception 
 
Fees:

Registration fee includes:
Green Fees, Brunch & Cocktail Reception
 
$350 / single 
$1200 / Foursome


Those who wish to only attend the cocktail reception and not participate in golf may register for the Cocktail Reception only at a rate of $75/person






ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECIEVED 
PAID IN FULL BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th


Sponsorship forms:


Please return all completed forms and payment to Amy Greenbaum  at agreenbaum@leadingagenj.org
 


in partnership with
LeadingAge New Jersey

Executive Certificate
Senior Care Management
 
September 26 - December 12, 2019 | 5-8 p.m.
Rutgers University | Levin 102, Piscataway NJ Campus
 
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is partnering with LeadingAge New Jersey once again to bring to you the Executive Certificate- Senior Care Management 10 week program in the fall of 2019.
 
Did you know that in the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65?  Plus, life expectancy in the US has increased 15 years since the 1930's.  What do all these numbers mean?  

The need for senior care services is on the rise in a big way.  That's why today's senior care leaders need a keen understanding of strategy and finance in addition to keeping current in their knowledge and expertise in senior care services.  The Senior Care Management Executive Certificate is designed to address this need.

Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
 
PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Acquire new vision for senior care management focused around patient outcomes and experiences.
  • Understand the economic, management and operational complexities of senior care, senior care providers and practitioners.
  • Learn about the senior care marketplace, business strategies in non-profit institutions and the use of information technology in senior care.
  • Adapt to the challenges of senior care delivery, strategic management issues and operations.
  • Apply analytical tools to determine tradeoffs across economic options.
  • Gain insight into managing people, processes and organizations for strategic transformation in senior care.
  • Best practices of senior care providers nationwide.
  • Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This Executive Certificate is designed for professionals involved in or interested in senior care and individuals seeking to move into an executive level position. A Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for this certificate program.
 
PROGRAM FEE

$2,995 for LeadingAge New Jersey and NJHA members
$3,495 for non-members
 
CURRICULUM 
 
Taught using focused learning experiences and relevant case studies, the highly interactive Senior Care Management Executive Certificate covers a wide range of topics important to today's health care professionals. The program consists of 10 three hour modules, all of which must be taken to qualify for the certificate. Sessions cannot be taken a la carte. Credits will be provided for LNHA and CALA.

Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers


Part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series,
sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.


Includes Complimentary CEs

The irreversible and progressive nature of dementia underscores the importance of planning for the future as soon as is practical for the person living with dementia and their caregivers or family. As dementia progresses, a person living with dementia will lose the ability to manage care and finances. Future planning for those affected by dementia can include identifying healthcare and supportive service options, determining how care will be funded and examining useful financial and legal resources. This web seminar will discuss key aspects of financial, legal, and healthcare planning that can help to ensure a more stable future for persons living with dementia, and their caregivers.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
  • Describe how the cost of caring for a person living with dementia differs from the cost of caring for other conditions;
  • Describe healthcare programs for older adults and what they cover;
  • Describe the financial capacity options available to older adults; and,
  • List legal and financial documents that may help families and caregivers of people living with dementia.
Presenters:

Cindy Hounsell is an attorney and retirement expert who has spent her career helping women secure their financial futures. She directs the National Resource Center for Women and Retirement Planning and is founder and president of the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face and to support women's opportunities to secure adequate retirement income through research, workshops and partnerships.

Laurel Beedon, Ph.D., has spent her career working on retirement income policy as a researcher, writer, speaker and educator.
In addition to policy research, Beedon's experience includes: staff member of the American Indian Policy Committee for Senator James Abourezk. She is also a member of the Alumni Advisory Board at Virginia Tech.






LeadingAge Maryland and LeadingAge DC are excited to offer this educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals!
 
When: The third Wednesday of every month from 9-9:15am
 
How do I join? Simply dial 310-372-7549, and enter conference code 505134
 
What is it? Short, practical learning sessions for service coordinators, property
managers, and other individuals who work with older adults in affordable housing
settings.
 
When is it? The third Wednesday of every month from 9-9:15am

Who is it for? Affordable Housing professionals, such as Service Coordinators and Property
Managers.
 
How do I offer this to my members? LeadingAge state affiliates are invited to open up this
offering to their members for a $100/year subscription fee.
 
Questions? Please contact Allison at aciborowski@leadingagemaryland.org, or call 410-925-
1295.
 
Details - Once subscribed, state affiliates are able to advertise this learning opportunity to
their members. LeadingAge Maryland staff will plan and host each call. In addition, state
affiliates will receive:
 
  • Schedule of upcoming topics, as well as language and images to be used for marketing purposes. Sessions are generally scheduled 6-12 months out.
  • Access to all upcoming calls and recorded calls for the full calendar year which the state affiliate subscribed
  • A report of callers who tuned in after each session (report will provide phone numberand location, not name).
  • State affiliates will take responsibility for marketing these opportunities to their members

Fair Housing Update
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9-9:15am 

Colleen Bloom, LeadingAge

Managing Expectations and
Boundaries
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9-9:15am

Bette McNee, The Graham
Company

Building Collaborative

Relationships with home
Health Providers
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9-9:15am

Tina A. Poffenberger
Executive Director
St. John's Towers, Inc.
St. John's Commons Inc.

Death, Dying and

Bereavement 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9-9:15am

Mobile Mental Health
Services 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9-9:15am

HUD Hot Topics Updates
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9-9:15am 

Lisa Tunick, JD, Reno

To register for this event and learn more head to: 

 

https://www.leadingagemaryland.org/page/HousingHappenings

 

 



What is it? A 15 minute, clinically focused educational teleconference which explores a variety of clinical, regulatory, and operational issues and best practices associated with providing care, supports, and services for older adults. Each call will offer listeners actionable advice designed for hands-on clinical team members, healthcare leaders and clinicians.

When is it? Every other Tuesday from 10-10:15am EST

Who is it for? Clinical teams, including nurses, administrators, social workers, and others providing supports or services to older adults

How do I offer this to my members? LeadingAge state affiliates are invited to open up this offering to their members for a $100/year subscription fee.

Questions? Please contact Allison at aciborowski@leadingagemaryland.org, or call 410-925-1295.

Details - Once subscribed, state affiliates are able to advertise this learning opportunity to their members. LeadingAge Maryland staff will plan and host each call. In addition, state affiliates will receive:
  • Schedule of upcoming topics, as well as language and images to be used for marketing purposes. Sessions are generally scheduled 6-12 months out.
  • Access to all upcoming calls and recorded calls for the full calendar year which the state affiliate subscribes.
  • A report of callers who tuned in after each session (report will provide phone number and location, not name).
  • State affiliates will take responsibility for marketing these opportunities to their members.

To register or learn more head to: https://www.leadingagemaryland.org/page/TuesdayStandUp


Schedule of calls for remainder of 2019

Please note, some topics are intentionally listed as TBD, to allow for speakers to address timely topics and changes.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Optimizing Outcomes through Collaboration under PDPM
Bill Tillery, PT
Rehabcare

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
ICD-10 Coding - The Basics Part 2
Matt Nash
Preferred Therapy

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Therapy Contracts and Under PDPM - Update
Irene Henrich
Flagship Rehabilitation

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
QAPI - What the last phase means and how to prepare for it
Sabrena McCarley, Director of Quality
Rehabcare

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TBD
Remedi
Remedi

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Accident Prevention
Raf Haciski
Johnson Kendall Johnson

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Safety During Resident Transfers
Raf Haciski
Johnson Kendall Johnson

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Employee Claims Analysis: What We Are Learning About Memory Care Settings
Ian Mitchell and Bette McNee
The Graham Company

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Care Transitions
Stacey Hodgman, DVP Clinical Integration and Care Navigation, Quality
Rehabcare

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Assessing Cognitive Function and PDPM
Melissa Keiter
Gravity Healthcare Consulting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
TBD
Medline
Medline



For more information, contact Amy Greenbaum, Association Services Coordinator at :
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
CMS Issues Rule Proposal to Streamline RoPs;  
Finalizes Rules on Arbitration Agreements
 
 
Tuesday 7/16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued two key sets of regulations:
 
 
(1)   "Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency" (CMS-3347-P). 

The proposed rule would remove certain aspects of the requirements of participation.  Comments are due to CMS by September 16.  As part of this proposal, CMS is suggesting a delay in the implementation of certain Phase 3 QAPI and compliance and ethics requirements that are directly impacted by the proposed changes to the rules - in effect giving providers an additional year from the effective date of these rules once they are finalized later this year.    


The proposed changes are:
  • Reduce  the frequency that LTC facilities are required to conduct a facility assessment.
  • Allow LTC facilities the flexibility to streamline their compliance and ethics programs.
  • Reduce the requirements for individuals responsible for the compliance and ethics program and
  • Reduce the frequency for the compliance and ethics program's review.
  • Increase flexibility by providing that those who have performed as the director of food and nutrition services for a minimum of two years by allowing them to continue doing so without obtaining additional certification. Newly hired directors of food and nutrition services or those with less than two years of experience would need to complete, at a minimum, a course in food safety and management.
  • Allow facilities greater flexibility in tailoring their Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) program to the specific needs of their individual facility by eliminating prescriptive requirements.
  • Update Informal Dispute Resolution (and independent process) by adding timeframes on process, and increased provider transparency.
 
(2)   "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Arbitration Agreements" (CMS-3342-F). 

The final rule revises the requirements for arbitration agreements when they are used by long-term care (LTC) facilities to resolve disputes with their residents.  Provisions in this rule establish substantial protections for residents and their representatives and ensure transparency in the arbitration process in LTC facilities.    This final rule repeals the prohibition on LTC facilities entering into pre-dispute, binding arbitration agreements with their residents, as proposed. CMS is not finalizing the requirements for plain language in the arbitration agreements and that the facility post a notice regarding its use of binding arbitration.  


CMS is finalizing the following provisions:
  • Not require that a resident or his or her representative sign an agreement for binding arbitration as a condition of admission to, or as a requirement to continue to receive care at, the facility.  This must be explicitly stated in the agreement to ensure.  This ensures that no resident or his or her representative will have to choose between the resident obtaining the skilled nursing care he or she needs and signing an agreement for binding arbitration.
  • Ensure that the agreement is explained to the resident or his or her representative in a form and manner that he or she understands, including in a language that he or she understands, and that the resident or his or her representative acknowledges that he or she understands the agreement.  These two requirements ensure that the arbitration agreement is transparent and the resident or his or her representative understand what he or she is agreeing to.
  • Ensure that the agreement provides for the selection of a neutral arbitrator agreed upon by both parties and a venue that is convenient to both parties.  These requirements helps to ensure that the arbitration process is fair to both parties, especially the residents.
  • Ensure that the agreement does not contain any language that prohibits or discourages the resident or anyone else from communicating with federal, state, or local officials, including Federal or state surveyors, other federal or state health department employees, or representative of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This protects the resident and his or her representative from any undue influence by the LTC facility to not discuss the circumstances surrounding a concern, complaint or grievance.
  • Retain copies of the signed agreement for binding arbitration and the arbitrator's final decision for 5 years after the resolution of any dispute resolved through arbitration with residents, and make these documents available for inspection upon request by CMS or its designee.  This will ensure that CMS will be able to obtain information on how the arbitration process is being used by LTC facilities, and on the outcomes of the arbitrations for residents.
 
LANJ will be reviewing these rules in detail, and asks members to provide comments on the proposed changes to the RoPs that we can incorporate into our comment letter. 
 
Both rules can be found at the links below:
 
 
 
Please direct any questions or concerns on the rule proposals to:
 
Theresa Edelstein
Regulatory Consultant  
LeadingAge NJ
609-275-4102
         tedelstein@leadingagenj.org

The Assisted Living Resident Profile Survey Results for 2018



View the copy  of a report containing the results of the Assisted Living Resident Profile Survey (ALRPS) for the year 2018. 

This report contains information concerning assisted living residents and assisted living program participants in New Jersey. The report summarizes the results of the ALRPS which focused on the following domains: facility characteristic profile; in-house resident profile; respite residential profile and discharged resident profile. We believe you will find this information very useful in determining how your facility compares with the statewide average for each of these measures.

The Department of Health (Department) would like to thank staff members from the facilities for completeing and submitting the survey for 2018. The response rate for 2018 was 99.6%. In addition, the Department appreciates the collaborative effort between the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Heath Care Association of New Jersey and LeadingAge New Jersey in working with the facilities to complete the survey.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the survey, you may contact Mr. Gary Spiewak, Research Scientist II at (609) 376-7793. Thank you.
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