Illinois Council on Long Term Care
offers educational opportunities for nursing home
professionals and others interested in issues related to long term care
in Illinois. The Council presents seminars ranging from clinical practice
issues to regulatory and policy subject matters. Continuing education
credits for licensed Illinois Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers
are available at all Council seminars.
is now open for our June Seminar
and Certification Requirements Phase II: The Facility Assessment
June 27 (Springfield) & June 28 (Skokie)
This seminar will provide a clear road map to initial and continued
compliance with the Facility Assessment Requirements that are part of
the CMS Regulations effective November 2017.
Attendees will review examples and a “case study” of how data
from the MDS and EMR can reveal summary information on the necessary resources
and competencies to build the required assessment. Each item on the assessment
will be reviewed in a question/answer format, including discussion of
alternative approaches and maintaining compliance.
Specifically, this seminar will address a comprehensive assessment of
the following elements.
1. The Facility’s Resident Population
• The number of residents and the facility’s resident capacity
• The care required by the resident population considering the types
of diseases, conditions, physical and cognitive disabilities, overall
acuity, and other pertinent facts that are present within that population
• The staff competencies that are necessary to provide the level
and types of care needed for the resident population
• The physical environment, equipment, services, and other physical
plant considerations that are necessary to care for this population
• Any ethnic, cultural, or religious factors that may potentially
affect the care provided by the facility, including, but not limited to,
activities and food and nutrition services
2. All Buildings
and/or Other Physical Structures and Vehicles
• Equipment (medical and non-medical)
• Services provided, such as physical therapy, pharmacy, and specific
• All personnel, including managers, staff (both employees and those
who provide services under contract), and volunteers, as well as their
education and/or training and any competencies related to resident care
and community-based risk assessment, utilizing an all-hazards approach.
A question and answer format will be used to review each item in the assessment,
discuss alternate approaches, and provide examples of how to keep your
facility assessment current.
Speaker: John Sheridan, MHSA, FACHE
John was formerly the President of eHealth Data Solutions and is now Vice
President, Enterprise Business Development for the ABILITY Network. He
and a great clinical and information sciences team built eHealth Data
Solutions CareWatch, RiskWatch and UBWatch products serving thousands
of long term care professionals in 48 States. John has degrees from St.
John Fisher College and the George Washington University.
more information and to register for our June Seminar, click here.