Nebraska Health Care Association, in partnership with LeadingAge Nebraska, hold COVID-19 weekly member connections via Zoom on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CT. DHHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone will join the connections. Member nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice and palliative care providers, home health agencies, and licensed practical nurses will be alerted with the Zoom link prior to each connection.
The joint Nebraska Health Care Association and LeadingAge Nebraska webinars featuring guests from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will now be offered each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. CT. NHCA will continue to share responses to survey-related member questions and other guidance, as provided by DHHS.
OSHA Webinar: Common OSHA Issues Affecting Employers During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a host of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related issues for employers, particularly in the health care industry. In this webinar, Mathew T. Watson, attorney with McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O, discusses recent enforcement actions by OSHA which provide helpful guidance on how OSHA intends to address COVID-19 reporting requirements, provision and use of proper personal protective equipment, and other hazards posed by COVID-19.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated $250 million for the Project ECHO Nursing Home Infection Control Program. Although few details are available at this time, it appears this funding is going to establish educational hubs across the country to support small groups of interested nursing facilities that will be paid to participate in a 16-week series of educational webinars highlighting best practices in infection control.
Reportedly, 140 academic institutions and over 6,000 nursing facilities have expressed interest in participating in this program. To find out more about how this program can benefit Nebraska’s nursing facilities, plan to participate in this informational webinar, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m. CT.
NHCA COVID-19 Phasing Best Practices Member Connection
For three consecutive Thursdays in June and July, Nebraska Health Care Association invited members to join a Zoom connection to learn more about COVID-19 Phasing Best Practices and to share innovative ideas for protecting the health and safety of residents and staff while loosening restrictions associated with visitation, communal dining, and activities. The connections were hosted by the Co-Chairs of the NNFA/NALA Quality and Regulatory Committee, Chay Indra and Kelly Darling.
Thursday, July 9 Best Practices – Recording and Handouts
NHCA Webinar – Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Reporting Update
In this webinar, Cindy Kadavy, NHCA Senior Vice President of Policy, Research, and Reimbursement, will review the new mandatory reporting requirements for nursing facilities and assisted living, as well as the requirements that are mandatory for nursing facilities and optional for assisted living.
In this webinar, Bob J. Dick Jr., CPA, CVA, Director of Bland and Associates explains how to substantiate funds received from the CMS relief fund and Paycheck Protection Program, and provides an overview on the need to record expenses related to COVID-19.
Through the COVID-19 journey of restrictions and health safety, activity professionals continue to provide quality of life and meaningful engagements to older adults across the spectrum of care. Activity professionals must be more diligent than ever before in thinking outside the box, being creative, and resourceful to meet the needs of residents. This session includes a brief overview of CMS regulations for activity engagement and implementation, resources for activities to meet the needs of residents, and an opportunity to network and share best practices, ideas, and additional resources.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in association with the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) will host several weekly webinars on COVID-19 specific to post-acute and long-term care facilities in Nebraska on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. CT. Learn more here.
DHHS, ICAP COVID-19 Webinars for Long-Term Care – Recordings
Nebraska Medicaid has moved its regular conference calls for long-term care providers to a monthly basis. Calls will now be held on the third Tuesday of each month. The next call will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. CT. Learn more here.
CDC COVID-19 Update and Information for Long-Term Care Facilities
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) hosted a webinar focused on current information on COVID-19 as it relates to long-term care facilities. Topics covered include infection and control guidance, steps facilities should take to prepare, and available resources.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are monitoring and tracking the outbreak of the respiratory illness Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Nebraska Health Care Association will continue to communicate the latest information. Nebraska case information and public health response can be found on the DHHS website.