Driving 5-Star & RoP Implementation Through a QAPI Approach: 2017 Web Seminar Series

IHCA is collaborating with the AHCA affiliates of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee to bring you this exciting web seminar series. For a complete list of dates and topics, click here to view the informational flyer. 

The fee for each session is $55 members/$110 non-members. 
Abuse Prevention & Reporting Web Seminar 
December 20, 2017
 9—10:15 a.m.
This session will include an overview of elder abuse prevention in SNF/NF settings and the Elder Justice Act, including updated Requirements of Participation. Emphasis will be on the application of facility best practices and QAPI programming to reduce the risk of abuse incidents and to ensure compliance. 

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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

Naperville- Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 11, 2017
NIU- Naperville- Room 166
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville

Springfield - Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30, 2017
Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center 
3280 Northfield Dr., Springfield
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.             Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Review  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.           Plated lunch
1:00 - 6:30 p.m.             Review (Day One)
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.             Review (Day Two)

November 4 and November 11 will be devoted to reviewing material covered by the national portion of the exam.  The session will cover federal laws and regulations, and present basic principles of leadership and management, human resources, finance, physical environment, and resident care and quality of life. Study materials you will receive: “Practice Questions and Answers on Nursing Home Administration” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. written in the same multiple-choice format used in the licensure exam. “Review Manual for the National Part of the Licensure Examination” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. is a two-binder set containing overviews of human resources management and financial management in the nursing home; a glossary of long term care terms; outlines of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, federal employment laws, and the Life Safety Code; and readings on infection control, activity programming, resident-centered care, and numerous other topics addressed by both the core and the NHA specialty components of the NAB exam. Federal materials include the certification standards, all the survey guidances, and the survey protocol.  

November 11 and November 30 will focus on materials covered by the state supplemental part of the exam, primarily the Illinois licensing rules for skilled nursing facilities.  BRING A CALCULATOR for the practice exercises on calculation of minimum “direct care” staffing.  

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Click here to register online for NAPERVILLE
Click here to register online for SPRINGFIELD

AHCA Quality Award Application Workshops

Interested in applying for an AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award? IHCA will be hosting an interactive workshop AT NO CHARGE to assist you in the award application. This program is helping our members navigate the quality improvement journey in an effective and systematic way that leads to success and achievement! Both AHCA/NCAL and IHCA/ICAL have events coming up that will pave the way for beginning your journey from Bronze, to Silver, to Gold!  By the conclusion of the Bronze Award workshop, you will have completed most of the application! Silver Award workshop attendees will leave having a great start on the application process. For more information about the National Quality Award Program, click here.

While there will not be a charge for these workshops, we do still need to know how many individuals are interested in attending so that we can plan accordingly. If you would like to participate in one of our workshops, please click on the appropriate link below, fill out the form and return it to Debbie Jackson at or via fax to 217-528-0452. 

Bronze Quality Award
November 28, 2017

Silver Quality Award
November 29, 2017