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ACHCA to host Leadership Conference in Bermuda

The American College of Health Care Administrators will host its 2014 Summer Leadership Conference from July 28 to August 1 at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda.

Long-term care administrators 'on a roll' at annual conference

The 48th Annual Convocation and Exposition of the American College of Health Care Administrators takes place Saturday through Wednesday in Las Vegas. Regulatory, payment, management and marketing issues will be among those highlighted during the 49 educational sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 20.5 continuing education units/contact hours.

LTC administrators to be honored during 'their' week; Online Expo countdown begins

Long-term care administrators have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks. On Sunday, National Long Term Care Administrators' Week begins. The sponsoring American College of Health Care Administrators says it is an opportunity for staff, residents and others to thank and honor administrators, who must maintain ongoing educational requirements. Administrators and others have a prime opportunity to satisfy some of those requirements at McKnight's 8th Annual Online Expo, which runs from March 26-27. The free virtual trade show offers up to five NAB-approved continuing education credits at no cost.

ACHCA winter meeting rolls into San Diego

The American College of Health Care Administrators will hold its 20th annual Winter Marketplace meeting today through Sunday in San Diego, CA. Regulatory, legal, staff development, QAPI, OIG reports, the Affordable Care Act and other key topics will be featured in educational sessions. Patty Cisco and Mary Jane Mapes will be the keynote speakers. As many as 15 continuing education requirements can be earned.

We're all in this together

We're all in this together

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Most people around my age have relatively little experience with long-term care. Still, how many times has someone said to you something to the effect of, "Ugh, I could never do what you do. How depressing."

What the family wants

What the family wants

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When it comes to talk about palliative care and rehospitalizations, what should a provider do when the family is insistent on sending their loved one back to the hospital?

Nursing home administrators to hold 47th annual meeting

The American College of Health Care Administrators will open its 47th Annual Convocation & Exposition a week from today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. Top long-term care managers from around the country will gather to learn about top staffing, regulatory, administrative and legislative issues. Keynote speakers include Neal Petersen on Saturday and Jason Kotecki, LD, HR, AL, on Sunday. Attendees can earn up to 19.5 continuing education credits from the 41 sessions.

A need to build up long-term care mentoring

A need to build up long-term care mentoring

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Of the many statements that stuck with me from covering the long-term care profession in 2012, one that resonated was almost a throwaway line: "We do tend to eat our own."

Long-term care administrators gearing up for 19th annual 'Winter Marketplace'

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When the Thanksgiving holiday week clears, long-term care leaders will be getting ready to collect and discuss strategies at the ACHCA Winter Marketplace conference in Las Vegas. Sponsored by the American College of Health Care Administrators, the three-day conference will offer more than 35 hours of educational sessions on new trends, best practices and other insights from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Dr. Michael E. Frisina, the well-known author of "Influential Leadership — Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Health Care," will be the opening keynote speaker.

Knowing when it's time to go

Knowing when it's time to go

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Retirement is not for everyone. Exhibit A is my father, who enjoyed retirement from being a school superintendent for about five minutes before he became a part-time consultant. Exhibit B is a long-term care executive I know who will be carried out on a gurney before giving up control of his domain.

Cori's Story

Cori's Story

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When Cori Reese entered a nursing home for the first time as a child, she was terrified. Sunday, she was named the top new nursing home administrator in the country.

Be thorough on evaluating ADLs, expert advises

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The functional status and behavior sections of the MDS 3.0 often lead to risk and liability dangers for providers, a long-term care coding expert said Sunday.

Take advantage of the changing long-term care marketplace, top execs urge

Take advantage of the changing long-term care marketplace, top execs urge

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Long-term care providers should hone in on the changing needs of their market by embracing what customers want and will pay for, and by working to change the profession's image problem, LTC executives said Monday.

College days: 50 years is a long time

College days: 50 years is a long time

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A lot of things were different in long-term care back in 1962. Never mind the stiff uniforms, spartan buildings and low technology. Medicare and Medicaid were still a few years from being born by President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive pen. But there's been at least one constant since then.

LTC administrators will be 'Striking gold with leadership' at ACHCA convocation

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All of the usual topics of long-term care leadership and caregiving will be covered deftly and in-depth, but next week's annual meeting of the American College of Health Care Administrators will be remarkable for something else: the group's 50th anniversary. Veteran reporter and publishing icon Rona Barrett will deliver a "Nothing but the truth" keynote address Saturday afternoon, while former Dallas Cowboys player Everson Walls will headline Monday afternoon with "Putting your team first."

Long-term care administrators to be celebrated in style during 'their' week

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The coming work week should be good for long-term care administrators: It's named after them. From Monday through Friday around the country, various observations and celebrations will take place to honor the ultimate multi-taskers. It's going to be National Long Term Care Administrator's Week. Staff, volunteers, residents and their family members are all expected to recognize administrators in various ways. Each March, the American College of Health Care Administrators sponsors the special week of observances.

LTC administrators going to 'market' in Las Vegas

The American College of Health Care Administrators is holding its 18th annual Winter Marketplace meeting today through Sunday in Las Vegas. Three hundred long-term care leaders and a variety of vendors and information specialists will be on hand to celebrate "The Essence of Leadership," the meeting's theme. Dozens of continuing education credits will be available via sessions at Bally's Las Vegas, covering legal, operations, staffing and other issues.

Geriatrics conference to address long-term care issues for nurses, physicians and others

The Regional Geriatrics Medical Conference of the Year is being held through Sunday at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Jointly sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association and local chapters of AMDA, ACHCA, NADONA and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the conference features nearly two dozen educational sessions. Major geriatric diseases, illnesses and risks found in nursing home and assisted living residents will be targeted.

Long-term care administrators pursuing 'Leadership Excellence' at annual meeting

Long-term care administrators will be meeting from next Friday through May 3 in New Orleans to hone their skills and delve into the hot issues confronting the profession. The 45th annual convocation and exposition of the American College of Health Care Administrators will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Nursing home administrators meet to address operations and regulatory challenges

Long-term care leaders are gathering in Philadelphia today through Tuesday for the 44th annual American College of Health Care Administrators' convocation and exposition. Highlighting the meeting will be a keynote address tomorrow morning led by Dr. Chip Bell, the author of "Managers as Mentors: Creating Partnerships for Learning."

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