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10/20/2015  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

Education Events
1/26/2016 View FileTwo-Day Seminar for CMS Update

MDS/Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coding and Interpretation Case Mix Documentation Requirements

A two-day seminar presented by Myers and Stauffer LC with DHH-Health Standards will be held in January 2016. The MDS/Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coding and Interpretation Case Mix Documentation Requirements seminar will include a basic MDS item overview with coding instructions for all sections of the MDS 3.0.

View the flyer for more information.

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

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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.

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...
10/8/2015 View FileLNHA Announces Board of Directors 2015
  The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA), a nonprofit organization representing more than 250 nonprofit and for-profit nursing facilities and assisted living communities, recently completed its board elections and two new board members were elected to one year terms. (Click the title to read more.)
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.
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.
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...



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