Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Resources Now Available on ahcancalED


Members of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) are discovering the great value offered by ahcancalED. The online education portal hosts a multitude of resources – courses, training, and other tools created by experts from around the country – tailored specifically to support the long term care community in its quality journey.

The Association is continually working to ensure members have access to the most up-to-date and relevant resources. In fact, three new action briefs were added last week to the RequireED section. Each action brief – Resident Assessment, Nursing Services, and Physical Environment – provides highlights of the specific requirement, implementation strategies and tips, and information about additional resources.

Below are a few highlights from each action brief.

  • The Resident Assessment requirement expands the condition to include resident strengths, goals, life history, and preferences in the comprehensive assessment. It also specifies that the assessment process must include direct observation and communication with the resident, as well as communication with licensed and non-licensed direct care staff members on all shifts. You can view the entire Resident Assessment action brief here.
  • The Nursing Services requirement adds competencies and skill sets for determining the sufficiency of your nursing staff. Furthermore, it expands nursing and related services to assure resident safety. You can view the entire Nursing Services action brief here.
  • The Physical Environment requirement highlights specific actions centers must take in order to ensure a safe physical environment for patients, such as provide sufficient space and equipment in order to deliver needed services to residents as required by the Requirements of Participation and the resident’s assessment and care plan. You can view the entire Physical Environment action brief here.     

These are only a few of the many resources available on ahcancalED, so visit today and explore them for yourself! Please note you will be required to log in and register to access these materials, but they are free and available for members to download at any time. For help with logging in, please review these frequently asked questions.

Please email educate@ahca.org with any questions.

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