The 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.
Tools & Electronic Monitoring Challenges
8:30 – 10:30AM
This seminar is designed to help participants identify and understand the various challenges of appealing CMS civil monetary penalties and other sanctions issued to LTC providers. Presenters will review examples of prior appeal and settlement outcomes and help participants analyze best practices of dealing with CMS. Further, participants will learn about the various considerations when a facility is facing closure.
The presentation will address the following topics:
10:45 – 11:45 AM
This seminar provides a review of the Illinois law permitting electronic/video surveillance in facilities, including its limitations and impact on resident rights. In addition, presenters will provide updates in the laws related to the use of resident images on social media.
The following issues will be discussed in the presentation:
PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT DAO
NEW PROJECT TO IMPROVE MEDICATION SAFETY AMONG NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
Multiple medications, medical conditions and age-related changes in the way the body processes drugs in the elderly all increase the risk of adverse drug events. Adverse drug events may not only affect a nursing home's Five-Star Rating, but can also impact avoidable readmission rates that determine federal value-based payments and membership eligibility for local Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). A new Telligen QIN project will help reduce these risks among nursing home residents in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa and help nursing home staffs hone their Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) skills.
"Whether or not your staff has participated in the Telligen QAPI
push classes, Project DAO (Diabetes, Anticoagulants and Opioids) helps
them maintain their QAPI skills with new quality improvement projects
that directly impact resident care and home management," says Telligen
Quality Improvement Manager Deanna Curry. Nursing homes can participate
in any of the three two-month projects, each focused on a specific drug
class. Projects will follow the same format as the popular QAPI push courses,
with instruction, hands-on projects and discussion.
Nursing home staff who participate in this project will:
Sign up here by July 31st
Phone: (773) 478-6613
Fax: (773) 478-0843
203 N. LaSalle St, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601