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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.

Registration is now open for our June Seminar

Survey 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 rehabilitation therapies
• 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

3. Facility-based 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.

For more information and to register for our June Seminar, click here.


Phone: (773) 478-6613
Fax: (773) 478-0843
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Chicago, IL 60601

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