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  • (8/3/2010) NCAL has put together an educational resource to better help all levels of staff in assisted living communities meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) residents living in the community. Pleaseclick here to review the presentation slides. Thank you to NCAL for permission to share this resource with ACHCA members.
  • (7/8/2010) Click here to access a copy of the recently released Center for Excellence in Assisted Living commissioned white paper entitled "Person-Centered Care in Assisted Living: An Informational Guide." The paper is intended to help foster discussions and advance dialogue about person-centered care.
  • (5/26/2010) Click here to read what people are saying about Convocation, as well as, a message from Convocation Committee Chair, Michael Hotz, CNHA, FACHCA.
  • (5/17/2010) The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) presented annual awards on Monday, May 17, 2010, during the awards banquet at ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations to ACHCA’s 2010 national, scholarship and facility leadership award winners! Click here for a list of the award winners.
  • (5/11/2010) Click here to read about Keith Knapp's, PhD, CNHA, FACHCA facility in Louisville Business First.
  • (4/26/2010) Please click here to read the Summary of Issues Affected Post Acute and Long Term Care the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Act.
  • (4/13/2010) In 2009, Pioneer Network received a grant from The Picker Institute to increase consumers' knowledge about aging and culture change so that we as a nation, and in our communities, can provide responsive care and caring to both short-term and long-term stay residents in nursing homes. With this pilot project, Changing the Culture of Aging: Taking a First Step to Creating Knowledgeable Consumers, Pioneer Network began the process of learning the most effective means of diffusing information about culture change, and determining consumer interest to learn more about person-centered care. ACHCA was in partnership with a grant from The Picker Institute.Click here to read the Executive Summary.
  • (3/15/2010) The National Emerging Leadership Summit offers a unique opportunity for leadership development for those rising stars in the long term care profession. Pleaseclick here to read the latest press release on the Summit and to access the registration packet and program. Your assistance in getting the word out will be greatly appreciated. To register, click here.
  • (3/1/2010) Members of the Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) provide around-the-clock care to elderly/disabled individuals requiring skilled nursing care. ACHCA is a member association and is represented on the letters sent to both the House and Senate to urge them to extend the exceptions process for Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services. For more information, click here.

2009 News

  • (9/8/09) Monsignor Chuck Fahey shared his profound homily about end of life care with members of ACHCA. He indicates that he is wearing his "Catholic preacher's hat" but he hopes that you might find it of interest.Click here to read his homily. If you have comments or questions contact Charles J. Fahey at [email protected]
  • (6/30/09) Sixty-five College administrators will receive a complimentary attendance to the upcoming National - Senior Healthcare Facilities Forum The complementary attendance includes hotel, meals, refreshments, personalized itinerary, workshops, national/global networking sessions, registration, etc. The complimentary invitation and information can be found by clicking here.
  • (6/12/09) ACHCA is a founding member of the Advancing Excellence (AE) campaign. Several of our members and staff serve on AE task forces. For more information about the AE campaign and its initiatives visit the Advancing Excellence website. For a PowerPoint presentation on current achievements of the AE campaign, click here.
  • (5/20/09) The training slides used by CMS Baltimore to train surveyors on the modifications to surveyor guidance focused on culture change can be found here. CMS Region V provided these slides with permission from CMS Baltimore.
  • (5/8/09) A grant the Pioneer Network submitted to the Picker Institute, “Changing the Culture of Aging: Taking a First Step to Creating Knowledgeable Consumers” has been funded. ACHCA will be partnering on this one year initiative. Other partners include: American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, (AAHSA), the American Health Care Association, (AHCA), the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO), The Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation and the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (NCCNHR). The budget provides a $3000 stipend for each organization to underwrite its participation. For more information click here.


ACHCA Leadership White Paper

Effective Leadership in Long Term Care: The Need and the Opportunity, authored by Bernie Dana, MQM and Douglas Olson, PhD, MBA

Click here for more information and to access a copy of this important document.