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8/14/2014   How to Register Online

To register, go to and click the calendar icon. Select the event you'd like to attend and begin registering. Once you've registered online, mail check to 7844 Office Park Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA. 70809 or contact Susan Helm at the LNHA office at 225.927.5642 to pay by credit card. If you have questions contact Maureen Velez, Education Liaison, at 225.927.5642 or at

Save the Date
1/26/2016   MDS Training
Save the date for LNHA's MDS training in January. More information will be forthcoming.
Education Events
10/13/2015View FileResident Activity Director Workshop
October 13 - October 16, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Come join us at Courtyard by Marriott Siegen Lane

The registration fee is $525 for LNHA members and $1,050 for non-members. Hotel not included. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Registration deadline is Monday, October 5. To make a hotel reservation, click here to receive our group rate.

Additional details
This workshop consists of four days of nine hour sessions. Registrants must attend all sessions in their entirety in order to receive certification. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be certified to work as an Activity Director in Louisiana nursing facilities. Completion of this course is recognized by the State of Louisiana as meeting all state and federal requirements for certifying an Activity Director.

Contact Maureen Velez, Education Liaison, at 225.927.5642 or at if you have any questions.
View the flyer and register today! Space is limited
11/10/2015View FileRegulatory Update Seminar
  LNHA has teamed up with Zimmet Healthcare Services Group to present an informative one-day session discussing and explaining upcoming challenges regarding new CMS regulations and changes.

Register here.
10/27/2014  Vote YES on Amendments 1 and 2 commercials
8/25/2012   Vote Yes for Constitutional Amendment #1 2012
2/23/2011   Volunteering in a Nursing Facilty
2/10/2012   The Greatest Generation
7/21/2014   Senior Crimestoppers Program
  Watch our new commercial today!
4/28/2015   LNHA Radio Commercial

Listen to the radio commercial here.

Circumstances don’t always allow your loved ones to be cared for in their own homes. Many members of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association offer a variety of amenities, such as theaters and chapels. Therapy services are offered and are quite effective in returning patients to their homes. Every day we’re caring for others the way we would want to be cared for ourselves. LNHA is here to help you find the best care for your loved one’s needs. We’re here when you need us. To learn more, visit

1/27/2014   Find the Best Care with LNHA!
2/7/2014   Care Conversations
LNHA Press Releases
9/11/2015 View FileResponse Letter to Huffington Post article

On behalf of the 255 member nursing facilities of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA), I would like to respond to your recent article concerning contributions for Governor Jindal’s presidential campaign. The article is unfair and unbalanced...and light on substance.

Click the clipboard icon to the left to read the letter in full.

8/15/2013 View FileLNHA Responds to State-by-State Nursing Home Report Card

6/12/2014 View FileLNHA Responds to Press Regarding Legislative Auditor's Office Report

Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) recently learned of a report by the Legislative Auditor’s Office. Our association is proud of the high level of care provided by our member facilities to approximately 26,000 of Louisiana’s frail and elderly residents. LNHA believes several recent press articles have failed to shed light on improvements listed in the report as well as the complexities that must be analyzed in providing a quality service in an efficient, affordable manner. Read the full response by clicking the link above.

7/29/2015 View FileLNHA Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
 Tomorrow, the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) will recognize the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. LNHA thanks Louisiana’s congressmen for working to protect these programs that provide many Louisianans with access to the quality and affordable health care they need...
5/14/2013 View FileLNHA Celebrates National Nursing Home Week
9/20/2013 View FileLNHA Announces Television Advertising Campaign
 LNHA is proud to announce the launch of the television advertising campaign entitled "Care Conversations.” The campaign will educate Louisianans on how to begin a conversation with loved ones discussing their long-term care needs. This 30-second commercial spot will run on various cable channels throughout the state.
10/1/2013 View FileLNHA Announces Election of Board Member Jeremy Goux
 LNHA is pleased to announce Jeremy Goux as the newly elected board member serving as Vice President in LNHA Region I.
4/28/2015   Letter: Louisiana Nursing Home Association director says facilities make ‘special effort’ to change, provide quality care
 Click here to read LNHA Executive Director Joe Donchess' Letter to the Editor in the Advocate.
10/10/2014  Letter to the Editor for Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2
  Joe Donchess, executive director of LNHA, submitted several letters to the editor to newspapers throughout the state. Read them all below.
8/22/2013 View FileLetter to State Lawmakers: LNHA Responds to State-By-State Nursing Home Report Card
  In response to several requests for a more detailed retort regarding the state-by-state nursing home report card, LNHA disseminated a this detailed letter to the press, state lawmakers and state decision makers. Read the full letter here.
10/11/2013View FileJoseph Donchess Receives Distinguished Partner Award
  The Louisiana Nursing Home Association is pleased to congratulate Joseph Donchess on receiving the 2013 Distinguished Partner Award presented by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation.
5/7/2014 View FileJeremy Goux Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader
  LNHA announced today that board member Jeremy Goux has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care.
12/2/2014   Guest commentary: Nursing facilities focused on quality
 Read Joe Donchess' guest commentary in the Advocate here.
2/26/2014 View FileForty-two Louisiana Facilities Named America's Best Nursing Homes
 On Wednesday, February 26, the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) praised a select group of local, long term and post-acute care providers for being named among the country’s "Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report. The annual announcement reflects a growth in "Best Nursing Homes,” from 19 to 42 in Louisiana compared to 2013, a 121 percent increase.
10/2/2013 View FileFederal Quality Reports Show Skilled Nursing Care Improving in Louisiana
  LNHA recently released an analysis of the Federal Five-Star Quality Rating System (Five-Star) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
2/20/2015 View FileChanges to CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System Are Confusing, Says LNHA

Reacting to Friday’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System used to evaluate skilled nursing facilities, Joseph Donchess, executive director of Louisiana Nursing Home Association called the new grading structure confusing for consumers...

Education Resources
1/25/2013   LaPost
  LaPost, a document that helps discuss end-of-life care.
1/28/2013   Advancing excellence
  The Advancing Excellence initiative helps nursing facilities achieve excellence in the quality of care and quality of life.



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