Safety, security and operational efficiency are critical areas that long-term care providers must constantly improve upon. A new McKnight's free webcast June 25 will help attendees learn how to do all of these. Featured speaker Amy Fish of Gateway Senior Living, will give an administrator's perspective on how her company redesigned the delivery of care in its new skilled nursing tower to meet the growing demands and expectations of its residents and staff.
A McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast on June 11 will present the latest on capital availability, occupancy data, rent levels, payment growth notes, and more for senior care operators. There is no cost for attendees to register or earn the accompanying continuing education credit. The session will feature chief market and data strategist Michael Hargrave, VP of the NIC MAP service. It will be moderated by McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor. "Capital Update: Key issues to watch" is sponsored by GE Capital and will start at 1 p.m. ET.
Top long-term care managers will provide strategies on how to align the hiring process with an organization's mission, vision and values to improve retention and care at a free McKnight's webcast May 29. Behavioral interviewing strategies and increased engagement with hiring managers will be two special points of focus. This free event begins at 2 p.m. and offers free continuing education credit to attendees.
Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards are open to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities.
Many long-term care operators attempt to measure satisfaction levels of their residents, residents' families and their own employers. However, not many know how to make the best use of the information to improve operations. A free McKnight's webcast starting at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on May 23 will teach attendees to how to best assess and get the most out of satisfaction data for performance improvement, and more.
Operational compliance for providers is taking on growing importance when it comes to Medicare covered services. The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, May 7, will provide strategies providers can use to keep federal watchdogs at bay. The session, featuring noted expert Leah Klusch, will start at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offer tips that will help ensure the best possible outcomes for residents and facilities.
The implications of the Affordable Care Act and what providers should be doing about it were the focus of a free McKnight's webcast April 24. Led by legal veteran Janet K. Feldkamp, of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, the webinar focused on workforce issues that senior care employers need to focus on as more details of the healthcare reform law are implemented. Also presenting strategies and options for providers was software and information technology veteran Mark Woodka, the CEO of OnShift Software.
Technology holds the promise of a new model of engagement for persons with dementia. This was a key message delivered at an April 9 webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that applied technology has to offer such residents. During the broadcast, Dr. Judah Ronch from the Erickson School delivers a comprehensive overview, while Juliet Holt Klinger shares results from a pilot study at Brookdale Senior Living's communities. This free McKnight's webcast was originally broadcast live on April 9, 2013. It is now available for re-viewing or by others wanting to see it for the first time, by entering the registration page.
The Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program mandated by the Affordable Care Act will soon require providers to strengthen their ability to collect and analyze data in order to lead to the development of better ways to improve and attack problems. Two leading experts, Tamar Abel and Theresa Schmidt, demystify the QAPI process and provide functional strategies during a free McKnight's webcast at 12 p.m. (Eastern) on March 13.
Sessions from the Seventh Annual McKnight's Online Expo are now available for viewing and listening in our archives. All five educational sessions from nationally renowned expert speakers can be called up again, or in the case of first-time visitors, experienced for the first time. Newcomers should simply complete the basic, free registration form at the link below, while repeat visitors can click below to log in once again.