|1/20/2016 ||LNHA 2016 Event Calendar |
| || LNHA has compiled an event calendar that includes education events, conferences, conventions, AHCA events, as well as various other events and health care observances. Click here to download this resource.
|10/20/2015|| ||How to Register Online |
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To register, go to www.lnha.org 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 email@example.com.
|6/23/2016 ||Social Service Director Workshop |
| || Join LNHA on June 23 - 24, 2016 for a two-day workshop specifically designed for social service directors in long-term care. Attendees will receive training and insight from seasoned experts in the profession. They will discuss best practices and learn how to do the following:|
This training will be held on Thursday and Friday (June 23-24) at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. The cost of the event is $250 for members and $500 for nonmembers and lunch is included. The deadline to register is Friday, June 17. To make hotel reservations, contact Crowne Plaza at 225.925.2244 and mention the code NHA to receive the group discount. You can also reserve your hotel room online at www.crownebaton.com. To receive CEUs, directors must attend both sessions. See the agenda on page 2 of the flyer for more details.
- Improve communication with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Identify sources of behavioral and psychological symptoms and understand these behaviors
- Manage and process resident and/or family grievances in a systematic approach
- Successfully appeal nursing facility "level of care” denials in various state offices
- Improve skills needed in all domains of social work such as communication and validation
- Resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace
This program is pending approval for contact hours of continuing education credits by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners through the LSU School of Social Work, an official approval site of the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. If you have questions, contact Maureen Velez at 225.927.5642 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online today! Space is limited.
|5/23/2016 || ||AHCA Congressional Briefing |
|5/3/2016 || ||LNHA 2016 Spring Conference |
Everyone is familiar with the
series "Dancing with the Stars" (DWTS). As you know, DWTS has a
scoring system to determine the winner. Nursing facilities have a scoring
system to determine how many stars a facility will get. Nursing home ratings
come fromhealth inspections,staffing and quality measures.
These three ratings are
combined to calculate an overall rating. Generally, reviewing health inspection
results, staffing data, and quality measure data are three important ways to
measure nursing home quality. This information gives you a "snap
shot" of the care individual nursing facilities give.
The Federal Government
continues its march toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The 2010
law has many health quality measures; it requires CMS to study alternative
payment models; it requires CMS to develop processes using data to validate
staffing in nursing facilities, to name a few.
CMS has developed a
system for facilities to submit staffing and census information --
Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ). This system will allow staffing and census
information to be collected on a regular and more frequent basis than currently
collected. It will also be auditable to ensure accuracy. All long term care
facilities will have access to this system at no cost to the facilities.
The Five-Star Rating
System underwent changes in January 2015, and some additional quality measures
are expected to be added in the future. In 2015, rather than phasing in the
changes to allow nursing facilities to have time to comply, CMS made the
changes immediately. Many very good facilities lost one or two stars overnight.
The 2016 LNHA Spring
Conference will have highly-qualified presenters to speak on these topics. They
will discuss them in a way that will help you adjust your mind-set for
approaching your business operations so you can remain in compliance.Sign up for the Spring Conference now and ensure a seat at this
View the agenda here
pleased to announce that registrants can now pay online by credit card. Take
advantage of this new service today!
|4/28/2015 || ||LNHA Radio Commercial |
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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 www.lnha.org.
|2/7/2014 || ||Care Conversations |
|1/27/2014 || ||Find the Best Care with LNHA! |
|LNHA Press Releases|
|1/20/2016 ||Letter to the Editor: Recent Sadow Article Exaggerates Medicaid Costs |
| || Read Joe Donchess' letter to the editor in the January 20, 2016 edition of the Advocate newspaper. He responds to Sadow's recent false statements regarding Louisiana's nursing facilities. Read the letter here.
|10/8/2015 ||LNHA 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.)
|9/11/2015 ||Response Letter to Huffington Post article |
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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.
|7/29/2015 ||LNHA 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...
|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.
|2/20/2015 ||Changes to CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System Are Confusing, Says LNHA |
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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...
|12/2/2014 || ||Guest commentary: Nursing facilities focused on quality |
| || Read Joe Donchess' guest commentary in the Advocate here.
|6/12/2014 ||LNHA Responds to Press Regarding Legislative Auditor's Office Report |
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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.
|5/7/2014 ||Jeremy 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.
|2/26/2014 ||Forty-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.