2015 saw a great deal of changes for the long term and post-acute care profession. With these changes came a shift in focus for Care Conversations, an initiative led by AHCA’s Public Education and Communication Committee.
Whereas 2014 was focused on a variety of themes related to aging, caregiving, and more, Care Conversations in 2015 honed in on key advocacy issues affecting the skilled nursing care profession. Topics included:
- The Five Star Rating System Infographic, designed to alleviate consumer confusion around the Five Star Rating System;
- An article explaining the differences between inpatient and observation status;
- 6 Steps to a Successful Hospital Transition, which gives families tools to help prevent hospital readmission;
- A resident and patient safety worksheet, designed for families considering skilled nursing care centers;
- And much more.
The Public Education and Communication Committee is made up of AHCA members with strategic knowledge of the long term and post-acute care profession. The committee meets monthly to review progress with Care Conversations and discuss new opportunities to help individuals make informed, confident decisions.