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June 25, July 25, August 7, 2024
Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes: A 3-Part Series
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
Administrators and nurses will receive CEUs

About this webinar series – who should attend
In recent years, the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in nursing homes has grown significantly. With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting changes to regulations and emerging antimicrobial resistant organisms, staying current is a huge challenge, This IP training series is designed for Infection Preventionists and Directors of Nursing. Personnel from maintenance, environmental services, and culinary and nutrition services will benefit as well. Appropriate for SNF/NF providers.
 
Overview of sessions
 
June 25, 2024 | 2:30-3:30 pm ET - Intersection of Infection Prevention & Control in Food Services (60 minutes)
Julie Halfpop, RDN, LD, Director of Nutrition Services, Martin Bros. Distributing Inc.
Increased regulatory scrutiny on food safety and sanitation requires infection preventionists to play a critical role in preventing foodborne illness. Maintaining safe and sanitary food handling practices is essential. Workforce shortages and modernized household living models have expanded food services beyond just the culinary department. Individuals in nursing and activity roles may be the primary servers for resident meal and snack times, which is why all staff must have adequate training and expertise in appropriate food safety and sanitation practices. In addition, regulations require that long-term care staff know procedures for receiving outside food brought into nursing homes. This webinar aims to equip infection preventionists with the necessary steps to collaborate with food service leaders, staff, and personnel from other departments. By fostering collaboration, all staff members can play a vital role in preventing foodborne illnesses.
  • Outline strategies for effective policies and procedures when outside food is brought to residents.
  • Establish practices all staff must utilize to prevent foodborne illness.
July 25, 2024 | 2:30-3:30 pm ET - Collaboration with Environmental Services to Enhance Infection Prevention (60 minutes)
Rob Fiori, Director of Solutions, Martin Bros. Distributing Inc.
This webinar will focus on the collaboration between infection preventionists and environmental services, highlighting the critical role of effective cleaning and disinfection in preventing pathogen transmission. Participants will learn skills to assist environmental services departments in purchasing and using appropriate disinfectants. This webinar will also provide insights into establishing a safe water management program by identifying critical points in the water system that can reduce the risks of legionella and other bacterial growth.
  • Identify criteria that must be considered when purchasing and using cleaning and disinfectant agents in the environment.
  • Define high touch areas of the environment. 
  • Review typical water flow systems in long-term care settings and areas with increased risk for bacteria growth.
August 7, 2024 | 2:30-4:00 pm ET - Refreshing Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program (90 minutes)
Gina Anderson, RN, BSN, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen
This webinar is intended to help infection preventionists refresh the antibiotic stewardship program in their community. Research from the CDC indicates that 40%-75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate. Antibiotic stewardship aims to improve the treatment of infections while minimizing the side effects and adverse outcomes associated with antibiotic use. This webinar invites you to explore the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship and discover evidence-based strategies to enhance your program. The webinar will be interactive as we go through an antibiotic stewardship checklist as well as other content and case studies.
  • Describe the core elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes. 
  • Design a quality initiative to refresh the antibiotic stewardship program. 
  • Apply quality improvement (QI) tools and resources to strengthen the program.
CEUs for Administrators and Nurses
For Administrators: LeadingAge RI will provide approved contact hours for NH Administrators who attend any or all of these webinars. To meet regulatory and education requirements, participants must stay for the entire event to receive credit.
 
For Nurses: LeadingAge Iowa will provide approved contact hours for RI-based nurses who attend any or all of these webinars. LeadingAge RI has secured approval for these contact hours from the RI Board of Registration and Nursing Education. To qualify for contact hours, you must complete a post-webinar survey and return it as directed. A certificate will then be sent to you. To meet regulatory and education requirements, participants must stay for the entire event to receive credit.

For more information and to register, please see our Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes flyer.

July 17, 2024  |  2:30-3:45 ET
What Assisted Living Residences Can Do to Prevent Elopements
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
Administrators will receive CEUs

About this webinar
Just because someone is older doesn't mean they lack agility. Having dementia doesn't mean a person won't leave the building with purpose. A lovely community doesn't guarantee residents are calm, happy, and comfortable. A secure living situation may not prevent elopement, wandering, or pacing. Even a beautiful environment might not keep someone satisfied, and planned activities may not be suitable or interesting for all individuals.

When we think of elopement, it's often associated with dementia. However, elopement is a risk for others too. It's crucial to regularly identify those at risk and understand that elopement behaviors will change over time. Staff should be trained effectively in preventing elopement and responding quickly if someone goes missing. We also need to anticipate reasons for elopement and adapt our approach, environment, and activities to reduce the desire to leave. Elopement can be deadly, underscoring the need for prediction, prevention, and protection to ensure a safe environment for all residents. This webinar will:
  • Discuss reasons individuals will attempt to elope.
  • Identify ways to predict elopement behaviors.
  • Recommend person-centered activities that will engage residents to keep them calm and satisfied in their safe environment to assist in reducing elopement risk. 
  • Describe the difference between pacing, wandering, and elopement and how to protect residents.
Who should attend
Assisted Living managers, administrators, department heads, social workers, nurse leaders, and other staff who may encounter elopement. 

How to register
For more information and to register, please see our What Assisted Living Residences Can Do to Prevent Elopements flyer.

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► June 11, 2024  |  2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just a Playground Problem
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
Administrators will receive CEUs

About this webinar
Participants will gain insight into bullying within adult living communities and day centers. We will delve into the definition and incidence of bullying among older adults, exploring its unique characteristics and manifestations. We will examine the profiles of older adult bullies, their targets, and any gender differences that may exist. Understanding why bullying occurs is crucial, which is why we will define the five different types of bullies and shed light on the reasons behind their behavior.

The impact of bullying on the health and well-being of seniors cannot be overstated. Even a single instance can have long-lasting effects. It is essential not only to define bullying but also to recognize the warning signs, understand the physical and emotional toll, and know what actions to take if bullying occurs. To this end, we will review interventions for organizations, bullies, and targets, aiming to help communities minimize and, where possible, prevent bullying while mitigating its effects on victims. We will also discuss strategies for creating empathetic and supportive communities for all residents and staff members, fostering environments that promote care and understanding.
  • Describe the incidence and characteristics of bullying behaviors.
  • Identify the five different types of bullies and their intended targets.
  • Describe the impact of bullying on older adults.
  • Identify organizational interventions that may help to minimize community bullying.
Who should attend
Social workers, administrators, nurse leaders, department heads, activity professionals, direct care professionals, and other staff who may encounter bullying situations. Appropriate for all providers, including nursing homes, assisted livings, adult day services, and independent living.

How to register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Bullying Among Older Adults flyer.
► Thursdays, May 30 through July 8, 2024  |  1:00-2:30 PM
Leading with Confidence: A Skill-Building Series for Managers
A 7-part virtual seminar offered exclusively to members of LeadingAge New England state partners

This popular online series is back for LeadingAge RI members! Great managers produce higher employee engagement, productivity, retention, improved teamwork, and higher customer satisfaction. When you invest in your managers, everyone wins. Presenter Del Gilbert's style is clear, practical, and engaging:
  • The sessions include many practical exercises and demonstrations for the purpose of skill-building.
  • Sessions are held in a cohort, which means that participants go through the series with the same group of people in order to promote dialogue, shared learning, and a collegial atmosphere.
  • Each session comes with professionally designed handouts and resource materials. 
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Sessions focus on:
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Accountability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interviewing, Selecting, and Onboarding
  • Leading the Way to Service Excellence
  • Emotional and Relational Intelligence
  • Personal Effectiveness and Replenishment
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for new managers, managers who have never received management training, and experienced managers who want to refine their management skills.

How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Leading with Confidence spring-summer 2024 curriculum flyer..
► May 8, 2024 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Fall Prevention Programs Across the Multidisciplinary Team
In partnership with LeadingAge Nebraska
Administrators will receive CEUs from LeadingAge RI

About this webinar
Falls in LTC settings continue to be problematic and costly. Understanding causes of falls (intrinsic and extrinsic) and methods of prevention is important in decreasing the number of falls for senior living professionals. In this session, the participant will be introduced to the background and scope of falls in senior living. Falls generally happen because of various and diverse risk factors and situations, many of which can be corrected. These risk factors are influenced by age, disease, and the presence of hazards in the environment. Several studies have shown that the risk of falling increases dramatically as the number of risk factors increases. The information within the presentation will allow the learners to identify ways for the multidisciplinary team to work together to assess, choose, and implement fall prevention programs that are compatible with your community. Principles of effective documentation for nursing to support delivered fall prevention services as well as ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program will be shared.

Who should attend
This webinar is intended for the full post-acute, multidisciplinary team in all LTC care settings, including but not limited to nursing, dietary, activities, and social services.

How to register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Fall Prevention Programs Across the Multidisciplinary Team flyer.
► January 24, January 31, February 14, February 28 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
2024 Governance Webinar: Four-Part Series
In partnership with LeadingAge Virginia
Administrators will receive CEUs

About this webinar series
A series of live webinars designed for board members and senior management teams of aging services organizations to help you effectively provide leadership and guidance to your communities. In collaboration with LeadingAge CT, LeadingAge ME & NH, and LeadingAge MA, LeadingAge RI members registering for the series are also invited to engage in a brief group discussion following each webinar. 

Sessions
  • January 24, 2024 - Opportunity at the Intersection of Strategic Planning and Aging Services Boards
  • January 31, 2024 - Strategic Thinking for Boards
  • February 14, 2024 - Everything Is Changing: What About Your Board?
  • February 28, 2024 - Economic and Financial Trends for Decision Makers in Not-for-Profit Senior Living
How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our 2024 Governance Webinar Series flyer.
December 13 & 14, 2023
Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 3
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
SNF administrators will receive CEUs
 
Part 3 Session Descriptions:
December 13, 2023 
2:00-3:00 ET   
Human Resources for Nurse Leaders
Depending on the organizational structure of the nursing home, the Director of Nursing will serve in a human resource capacity related to interviewing, hiring, disciplining, and potentially terminating nursing staff. It is essential for the Director of Nursing to have a basic knowledge of best practices for human resources.  
  • Incorporate strategies for pre-employment screening and interviewing processes for nursing department personnel.  
  • Discuss the requirements for criminal background checks, adult abuse registry checks, license/certification verification, and occupational health.  
  • Identify best practices to prevent employee concerns regarding ADA and Civil Rights laws.
3:15–5:30 p.m. ET (includes a 15-minute break)
Developing an Effective Infection Prevention & Control Program
Infection prevention and control has never been more critical to providing a safe environment for residents. This session will include the required components of the infection prevention and control program according to the federal requirements of participation including elements on the CMS Critical Element Pathway, antibiotic stewardship, and infection surveillance in nursing homes.  
  • Recognize components of a compliant infection prevention and control program.
  • Identify best practices related to antibiotic stewardship.  
  • Utilize the CMS Critical Element Pathway as a QA monitoring tool.
December 14, 2023 
2–5:30 p.m. ET (includes two 15-minute breaks)
Regulations Relevant to the Nursing Department Part 2
This session will include strategies for maintaining compliance regarding federal regulations focusing on the nursing department. The following sections from Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) will be covered in-depth including regulatory language, developing strategies for strong prevention programs in accordance with interpretative guidance, and examples of non-compliance: Quality of Care, Physician’s Services, Nursing Services, Behavioral Health. Examples will be provided.  
  • Review regulations pertaining to the nursing department and resident care.  
  • Establish effective compliant programs to prevent resident harm and non-compliance.  
  • Discuss examples of non-compliance based on previous deficient practices.  
  • Develop quality assurance monitors to assure ongoing regulatory compliance.
Who should attend:
LTC Administrators, Directors and Assistant Directors of Nursing, and other nurse leaders. Appropriate for SNF providers.
How to register:
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 3 flyer.
► October 10, 2023
LTC Life Safety Code & Emergency Preparedness Regulatory Academy
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
Nursing Home Administrators will receive CEUs

About this webinar:
Life Safety Code (LSC) surveys are included in figuring the overall health inspection scores in a nursing home’s 5-star quality rating, which means compliance is crucial to maintaining higher 5-star ratings. In addition, providers that have not passed a LSC revisit had enforcement action (including denial of payment for new admissions) against their nursing home. The LTC Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness Regulatory Academy will provide educational content aimed at assisting nursing home environmental and maintenance managers as well as administrators in understanding compliance requirements. During this virtual education, attendees will gain knowledge of LSC and Emergency Preparedness regulations and will receive tools to aid in quality assurance and compliance to reduce LSC and Emergency Preparedness deficiencies.  
  • Identify Life Safety Code deficiencies that are commonly cited in nursing homes.  
  • Examine examples of Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness deficiencies.  
  • Incorporate template policies and procedures and quality assurance monitors to aide in compliance with Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness regulations.  
Who should attend:
Administrators, Environmental Services Managers, and others involved with Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness. This training is appropriate for SNF/NF only.

How to register:
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our LTC Life Safety Code & Emergency Preparedness Regulatory Academy flyer.
► Fridays, October 6 through November 17, 2023  |  9:00-11:00 AM
Leading with Confidence: A Skill-Building Series for Managers
A 6-part virtual seminar offered exclusively to members of LeadingAge New England state partners

This popular online series is back for LeadingAge RI members! Great managers produce higher employee engagement, productivity, retention, improved teamwork, and higher customer satisfaction. When you invest in your managers, everyone wins. Presenter Del Gilbert's style is clear, practical, and engaging:
  • The sessions include many practical exercises and demonstrations for the purpose of skill-building.
  • Sessions are held in a cohort, which means that participants go through the series with the same group of people in order to promote dialogue, shared learning, and a collegial atmosphere.
  • Each session comes with professionally designed handouts and resource materials. 
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Sessions focus on:
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Accountability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading the Way to Service Excellence
  • Emotional and Relational Intelligence
  • Personal Effectiveness for Leaders
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for new managers, managers who have never received management training, and experienced managers who want to refine their management skills.

How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Leading with Confidence fall 2023 curriculum flyer.
September 27 & 28, 2023
Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 2
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
SNF administrators will receive CEUs

Part 2 Session Descriptions:
September 27, 2023
2:00-3:15 p.m. ET   
Introduction to the Survey Process

The long-term care survey process can be very time-consuming and stressful for the Director of Nursing while the surveyors are on-site. This session will provide an overview of what to expect during the on-site survey, to prepare both mentally and physically.
  • Identify key tasks that surveyors will complete during the on-site recertification survey.
  • Understand the process for completing CMS-802 and CMS-672 forms.
  • Develop strategies for effective interview skills with LTC surveyors. 
3:30-5:15 p.m. ET
MDS Overview, Regulations & Resident Centered Care Planning

A key component of reimbursement, quality measures, and performance indicators is the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The Director of Nursing must have a basic understanding of the MDS process for quality assurance and performance improvement, and be a resource to the MDS Coordinator.
  • Differentiate between each MDS Item Set/Section including assessment reference periods.
  • Identify where to locate information in the RAI manual as a reference to completing the MDS.
  • Develop resident-centered care plans based on the MDS coding.
September 28, 2023
2:00-5:15 p.m. ET (with a 15-minute break)
Regulations Relevant to the Nursing Department Part 1

This session will include strategies for maintaining compliance regarding federal regulations. The following sections from Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) will be covered in-depth including regulatory language, developing strategies for strong prevention programs in accordance with interpretative guidance, and examples of non-compliance: Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation; Quality of Life; Resident’s Rights; Pharmacy Services; Laboratory, Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services; Dental Services; Specialized Rehabilitative Services. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement examples will be provided during discussion on each regulation:
  • Review the regulations pertaining to the nursing department and resident care, and establish effective compliant programs to prevent resident harm and non-compliance.  
  • Discuss examples of non-compliance based on previous deficient practices, and develop quality assurance monitors to assure ongoing regulatory compliance.
Who should attend:
LTC Administrators, Directors and Assistant Directors of Nursing, and other nurse leaders. Appropriate for SNF providers.

How to register:
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 2 program flyer.
► August 9 & 10, 2023
Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 1
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
SNF administrators will receive CEUs

About this webinar series:
Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this virtual series are intended to develop the Director of Nursing role in nursing homes. Parts 2 and 3 will be offered later in 2023 and will cover survey processes and regulations, human resources, customer service, and leadership. Participants are not required to enroll in all three parts of the series.

Part 1 Session Descriptions
• Quality & Reimbursement Programs
August 9, 2023  |  1:15-5:00 p.m. ET (includes a 15-minute break)

This session will include an overview of Federal and State reimbursement and Performance Measures including Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM); Payroll Based Journal (PBJ); and Value Based Purchasing (VBP). Upon completion, participants will be able to define, explain, and understand the implications of each program.
 
• Quality Improvement for the LTC Leader 
August 10, 2023  |  2:00-5:00 p.m. ET (includes a 15-minute break)

Successful long-term care leaders need a good understanding of how the publicly reported Five-Star quality measures impact operations and how this data can identify opportunities for improvement. During this session you will learn what the data reveals about your organization, how to use this information to identify priority needs for improvement, and the “how to” of leading teams on the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) journey. 
• Define the Five-Star Rating system impacts on the organization. 
• Recognize the value for enhanced data analysis. 
• Utilize Quality Assurance and 

Who should attend:
LTC Administrators, Directors and Assistant Directors of Nursing, and other nurse leaders. Appropriate for SNF providers.

How to register:
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role - Part 1 program flyer.
► Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 2:00-3:30 ET
Preparing for Updates to the MDS 3.0 and RAI
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
 
About this webinar
CMS has generally released revised MDS Item Sets on an annual basis to enhance collection of resident information from nursing homes. However, due to the pandemic, CMS has not revised the MDS in a few years, which is leading to significant changes post-pandemic. CMS has already released a draft version of the MDS Item Sets and has just released the newest version of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual. This webinar will provide attendees updated coding and instructions based on the RAI manual to assist nursing home providers with preparation for the October 1, 2023 implementation. Objectives include:
  • Identify the items from the IMPACT Act of 2014 that are now part of the MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 and their importance for LTC. 
  • Locate the guidance for these new items in the RAI User’s Manual. 
  • Discuss the changes to resident interviews.
  • Develop a training plan for staff involved in the RAI process in your facility.
Who should attend
MDS Coordinators, Nurse Leaders, Administrators, and others involved in the MDS process.

How to register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Preparing for Updates to the MDS 3.0 and RAI program flyer.
► Wednesday, May 24, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Continuing Education for MedTechs 2023 – Zoom seminar​
MedTechs will receive 4.0 CEUs 

This 4-hour seminar has been specifically designed for MedTechs with pertinent and practical information to assist in their responsibilities and to meet their continuing education requirements for license renewal. It includes topics such as: Managing Pain at the End of Life, Medication Effects on Oral Health of Older Adults, Prevention of Medication Errors, and more. Presenters include:
  • Jillian Baer, Consultant Pharmacist, PharMerica
  • Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Chief, Oral Health Program, RI Department of Health 
  • Lisa Wasson, Clinical Educator, HopeHealth
  • Jennifer Michaud, Registered Nurse, Innovations Healthcare LLC
Who should attend 
Participation limited to MedTechs. 

How to register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, see our Continuing Education for MedTechs 2023 program flyer.

► Tuesdays, January 24 through March 7, 2023  |  1:00-3:00 PM
Fridays, January 27 through March 10, 2023  |  1:00-3:00 PM
Leading with Confidence: A Skill-Building Series for Managers
A 7-part virtual seminar offered exclusively to members of LeadingAge New England state partners

This popular online series is back for LeadingAge RI members who missed it last summer! Great managers produce higher employee engagement, productivity, retention, improved teamwork, and higher customer satisfaction. When you invest in your managers, everyone wins. Presenter Del Gilbert's style is clear, practical, and engaging:
  • The sessions include many practical exercises and demonstrations for the purpose of skill-building.
  • Sessions are held in a cohort, which means that participants go through the series with the same group of people in order to promote dialogue, shared learning, and a collegial atmosphere.
  • Each session comes with professionally designed handouts and resource materials. 
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Sessions focus on:
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Accountability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interviewing, Selecting, and Onboarding
  • Leading the Way to Service Excellence
  • Emotional and Relational Intelligence
  • Personal Effectiveness for Leaders
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for new managers, managers who have never received management training, and experienced managers who want to refine their management skills.

How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, see our Leading with Confidence winter 2023 program flyer.
January 25, February 8, March 1, March 22 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
2023 Governance Webinar: Four-Part Series
In partnership with LeadingAge Virginia

About this webinar
A series of live webinars designed for board members and senior management teams of aging services organizations to help you effectively provide leadership and guidance to your communities. In collaboration with LeadingAge CT, LeadingAge ME & NH, and LeadingAge MA, LeadingAge RI members registering for the series are also invited to engage in a brief group discussion following each webinar. 

Sessions
  • January 25, 2023: Secrets to a Highly Engaged Board
  • February 8, 2023: The Future of Health Care Services and Consumer Preferences
  • March 1, 2023: Economic and Financial Trends for Decision Makers in Not-for-Profit Senior Living
  • March 22, 2023: Director & Officer Issues in Healthcare: What Every Board Member and Executive Should Know to Avoid Personal Liability
How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our 2023 Governance Webinar program flyer.
December 8, 2022  |  1:00-4:15 PM ET
Ethical Considerations in Long-Term Care
In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa
Administrators will receive 3 CEUs 
Social Workers will receive 3 CEUs

About This Webinar
Practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Core ethical principles as they relate to health care and senior care are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as legal and ethical issues typically encountered in one’s daily profession. The course applies models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in health care including CELIBATE, RIPS, and the Rest Four Component Model. Case examples illustrating various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings are included. Learning objectives:
  • State basic principles of ethics and their application to legal responsibilities in health care.
  • Describe common ethical issues in health care, including that which is considered unethical and/or unlawful by credentialing boards.
  • Discuss the application of ethical models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in health care.
Who Should Attend
Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, CEOs, Nurse Leaders, Department Heads, and other staff. Appropriate for nursing home, assisted living, home and community-based services, and adult day.

How to Register
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Ethical Considerations in Long-Term Care program flyer.
October 26 & 27, 2022  |  12:00-2:00 PM ET on both days
Phase 3 Requirements of Participation: Two-Part Workshop
In partnership with LeadingAge Nebraska & LeadingAge Maryland
Administrators will receive 4 CEUs 

Over 30 CMS F tags are being updated or added as part of the Phase 3 Rules of Participation effective October 2022. We will cover the updates to ensure participants remain in regulatory compliance. There will be breakout sessions to give participants a chance to think like a surveyor and evaluate compliance.

Who Should Attend
Skilled nursing administrators and staff, including nursing leaders and directors, social services, and other interdisciplinary members.

Registration
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Phase 3 Requirements of Participation: Two-Part Workshop program flyer.
► October 24-28, 2022 | Multiple session options across 5 days
Recreation & Activity Professionals Webinar Series
In partnership with LeadingAge New York

Hear talks by nationally renowned speakers and recreation and activities experts and come up to speed on best practices in programming and resident care – all information and ideas you can immediately put into practice! Enhance your knowledge, elevate your residents’ experiences, and improve your programs.

Who Should Attend
Directors of Activity, Program Directors, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Leisure Time Specialists, all TR and Activity staff, and other professionals who work in Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, Retirement Housing, Adult Day Health Care, or other settings which offer activities and recreational programs.

How to Register
Enrollment is closed.
► Thursdays, July 14 through Aug 25, 2022  |  9:00-11:00 AM
Leading with Confidence: A Skill-Building Series for Managers
A 7-part virtual seminar offered exclusively to members of LeadingAge New England state partners

This popular online series is back for LeadingAge RI members who missed it the first time! Great managers produce higher employee engagement, productivity, retention, improved teamwork, and higher customer satisfaction. When you invest in your managers, everyone wins. Presenter Del Gilbert's style is clear, practical, and engaging:
  • The sessions include many practical exercises and demonstrations for the purpose of skill-building.
  • Sessions are held in a cohort, which means that participants go through the series with the same group of people in order to promote dialogue, shared learning, and a collegial atmosphere.
  • Each session comes with professionally designed handouts and resource materials. 
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Sessions focus on:
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Accountability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interviewing, Selecting, and Onboarding
  • Leading the Way to Service Excellence
  • Personal Effectiveness for Leaders
  • Advanced Communication Skills and Relational Intelligence
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for new managers, managers who have never received management training, and experienced managers who want to refine their management skills.

Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Leading with Confidence summer 2022 program flyer.
► Thursday, June 23, 2022  |  1:30 - 2:45 PM
Total Rewards & Compensation: How to Be an Employer of Choice​ - Zoom webinar
Administrators will receive 1.25 CEUs 

Explore the latest best practices and strategies behind competing for talent – and how you can use these new concepts to strengthen your organization’s workforce engagement. Our expert presenters are from NFP, a LeadingAge RI associate member and national leader in employee benefits: 
  • Megan Nail, Vice President, Consulting & Total Rewards, NFP
  • Rollin Schuster, Managing Director, NFP
  • David Farrell, Senior Advisor, NFP
Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the competitive, economic, social, and political environment in which your organization operates, and how this impacts your total rewards strategy.
  • Use this information to determine how total rewards and workplace trends may impact your organization so you can strategically and proactively respond.
  • Collaborate with participants to discuss designing solutions to these issues and opportunities.
  • Analyze how the compensation landscape has changed with a significant increase in competition in a tight labor market.
  • Apply these learnings to common situations that you may be facing in your organization.
Who Should Attend
Administrators, Executive Directors, and HR Directors.

Register today!
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please see our Total Rewards & Compensation webinar flyer. 
► Thursday, June 2, 2022  |  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CMS Region 1 Regulatory Update and Best Practices for Optimal Compliance​
Offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Health Care Association 

Take advantage of this in-person opportunity to get timely updates from CMS and fine-tune your compliance practices! Presenters are: 
  • Captain Hyosim Seon-Spada, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CIC, USPHS, Survey & LTC Branch Manager, CMS
  • Pam Bibeault, RNC, MS, NHA, CLNC, CPHQ, CHC, President of Triad 
Location: Radisson Hotel-Providence Airport, 2081 Post Rd, Warwick, RI
CEUs: 3
Registration deadline: May 31, 2022

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the types of surveys
  • Review top 10 common deficiencies
  • F880 and F884 Updates
  • Know the nursing home enforcement process
  • Roles of the Medical Director and Infection Preventionist
  • Best practices to prevent deficient practices
  • Survey Readiness

Wednesday, May 11, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Continuing Education for MedTechs 2022 – Zoom seminar​
MedTechs will receive 4.0 CEUs 

This 4-hour seminar has been specifically designed for MedTechs with pertinent and practical information to assist in their responsibilities and to meet their continuing education requirements for license renewal. It includes topics such as: Managing Pain at the End of Life, Medication Effects on Oral Health of Older Adults, Prevention of Medication Errors, and more. Presenters include:
  • Jamie Belezarian, President & Owner, Innovations Healthcare LLC
  • Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Chief, Oral Health Program, RI Department of Health 
  • Jessica McTaggart, PharmD Class of 2022, University of Rhode Island
  • Kathleen Clark, RN, Executive Director, Continuum Care of Rhode Island
Who Should Attend 
Participation limited to MedTechs. 

Register today!
Enrollment is closed. For more information, view our Continuing Education for MedTechs 2022 program flyer.
► Thursday, May 5, 2022  | 2:30-3:30 PM
Increasing the Dining Program Bottom Line During Challenging Times 
Offered in partnership with LeadingAge Nebraska 

Foodservice talk is a language in itself but is central to the effect on the facility’s bottom line, especially given the fallout posed by the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and inflation. Join us for an honest discussion as to how facility leaders can manage dining systems to streamline costs, find workforce efficiencies, and offer an excellent dining experience. This is a great opportunity for facility leaders and dining directors to come together to make a difference.

Who Should Attend 
Administrators, Executive Directors, and Dining Leaders. LeadingAge RI will provide one contact hour for NH/ALR Administrators for this webinar. 

Register today!
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please view our Increasing the Dining Program Bottom Line program flyer. 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022  | 2:00-3:00 PM
Pressure Ulcer Imposters: A Wound Training Webinar 
Offered in partnership with LeadingAge Iowa 

That skin disruption may look like a pressure injury, but is it? Ensure your team is correctly identifying tissue damage that mimics pressure injuries but is not of pressure etiology. The purpose of this webinar is to provide recognized needed education to the long-term care industry on current regulatory and evidence-based and best practices for wound prevention and care. This will be your opportunity to arm yourself with the information needed for better wound treatment/prevention and survey outcomes. 

Who Should Attend 
Administrators and Nurses as well as others who manage wound care. Appropriate for nursing homes, assisting living, and home and community-based services. CEUs are provided for participating Administrators.

Register today!
Enrollment is closed. For more information, please view our Pressure Ulcer Imposters program flyer. 
March 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22, 2022
2022 Housing Professionals Webinar Series
Offered in partnership with LeadingAge NY

Who Should Attend? Why Attend? 
This 5-part webinar series is ideal for all affordable senior housing professionals, including Property and Facility Managers, Housing Management Leaders and Service Coordinators. Hear talks about the industry as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by nationally renowned speakers and property management experts. Get up to speed on best practices and the latest changes in regulatory and compliance requirements. Gain information and ideas you can put into practice immediately. For more information and details on all the sessions, please see our 2022 Housing Professionals Webinar Series program flyer.

Register today!
Enrollment is closed. If you have questions, please contact Karen at LeadingAge RI, kdonovan@leadingageri.org, or Cathy Bongermino at LeadingAge New York, cbongermino@leadingageny.org.
Weekly on Thursdays, Jan 13 through March 10, 2022
Leading with Confidence Virtual Management Training Series
Offered exclusively for members of LeadingAge New England chapters

Make an investment in your managers! The main driver for employee retention is having a great boss. When you train managers, everyone wins. This virtual training series with management expert Del Gilbert is clear, practical, and engaging:
  • The sessions include many practical exercises and demonstrations for the purpose of skill-building.
  • Sessions are held cohort style, which means that participants will go through the series with the same group of people in order to promote dialogue, shared learning, and a collegial atmosphere.
  • Each session comes with professionally designed handouts and resource materials. 
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Who Should Attend
This training is targeted for new managers, managers who have never received management training, and experienced managers who want to refine their management skills.

Schedule
Leading with Confidence begins on Thursday, January 13, and runs every Thursday through March 10. Two sessions will be offered: a Morning Session, 9:30am-11:30am ET, and an Afternoon Session, 1:30pm-3:30pm ET. Attendees will be asked to choose the Morning or Afternoon session on the registration form.

Enrollment is closed. For more information, please view our program flyer.
For more information about our educational programs or to learn how to register, please contact Karen Donovan, Special Projects Assistant, at kdonovan@leadingageri.org.