Calendar of Events

 

 

 

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September
Date Event Place
9/25/14 - Thu
  
Sheltering In Place & the Role of the Medical Reserve Corp
Speaker: Mary J. Goepfert, MPA, APR, CPM
NJ Office of Emergency Management

Julie R. Petix, MPH, CPM, HO
New Jersey MRC/ESAR-VHP Coordinator Office of Local Public Health NJ Department of Health

Topic: FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION

9:00am - 12:00pm
Whether at home, at work or elsewhere, there may be times when it's simply best to 'stay where you are' in the event of a storm, flood, fire or other disaster. Attend this program and learn how to establish an emergency plan for your agency including how to assess your patients' ability to shelter in place. Learn what the Medical Reserve Corp is all about and how community health nurses can participate.

9:00AM - 12:00PM

    2014 Sheltering in Place & The Role of the MRC
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

9/30/14 - Tue
  
Home Health & Hospice Survey Process 2014
Speaker: NJ Department of Health Division of Health Facilities Evaluation & Licensing
Stefanie Mozgai, BA, RN, CPM
Supervisor of Inspections Acute Care Assessment & Survey

Alice Ferrant, RN, BSN
Health Care Evaluator/ Nurse

Topic: Home Health and Hospice agencies are officially surveyed by the Department of Health’s Division of Health Facilities Evaluation & Licensing to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, clinical practice and documentation. Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update the surveyors’ role and agencies’ responsibilities in terms of performance outcomes, quality improvement and patient services.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for this ever popular annual program! Attend this session and learn what re-licensure survey issues are trending in NJ, participate in mock-survey scenarios, the creation of a plan of correction, sample staff interview questions, and receive examples of the exact documents used by the NJ Department of Health Licensing and Survey Evaluation Team.

    2014 HH & Hospice Survey Program
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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October
Date Event Place
10/2/14 - Thu
  
Home Care Accreditation: Basics for Agencies New to the Process
Speaker: Patrice Wessel, Educator
Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC)

Topic: This is the second in a series of programs for Health Care Service Firms that defines the goal and process of accreditation.

9:00am - 12:00pm
This workshop will provide non-accredited health care service firms with a foundation and understanding of the accreditation process. Accreditation, now a future requirement of all health care service firms, will help ensure home care service meet industry wide standards for “best practice” and patient care. Topics to be covered include: NJ laws; other state programs that require accreditation of health care service firms; steps to begin the accreditation process; basic accreditation standards and components of an on-site survey.

    HCSF: Accreditation the Basics (CAHC)
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485 D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/7/14 - Tue
  
The New Medicare Proposed Regulations for Disaster Preparedness
Speaker: Barbara Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CCE, CHS-V

Topic: FREE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness for Home Care Providers

9:00AM - 3:00PM
The new proposed emergency preparedness regulations will impact home health and Hospice providers beginning in 2015. The regulations would establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure that agencies plan for and are adequately prepared to respond to disasters. Attend this interactive workshop and participate in an exercise that will demonstrate what an emergency response might entail

    2015 Emergency Preparedness Regulations
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/9/14 - Thu
  
Name the Top 10's: Compliance & Practice Issues Uncovered
Speaker: Gina Galloni
Investigator with Enforcement Bureau
Division of Consumer Affairs

Topic: Health Care Service Firm Education Series

9:00am - 12:00pm
Learn what is happening on the front lines during on-site inspections by the Division of Consumer Affairs-Consumer Protection Enforcement Bureau. Register now and take the opportunity to put your questions, confusion and concerns on the table and get the answers you need during this interactive session!! Stand above your competition and be a leader of a quality and compliant home care agency.

    HCSF: Compliance & Practice Issues Uncovered
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/15/14 - Wed
  
How to Conduct a Home Health Aide Training Program
Speaker: Ellen Stone, RN, BSN
Program Coordinator CHHA Training School
Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services

Karen McCoy, RN, BSN
Director Professional Development & Support
Home Care Association of NJ

Topic: Health Care Service Firm Education Series

>b>9:00am - 12:00pm

Interested in conducting your own CHHA training program? Not sure how to begin or what is involved? This comprehensive program will take you step by step through the feasibility, planning and implementation phases of running a training course compliant with the NJ Board of Nursing mandates. Attend this course and learn from an industry 'expert' how to develop a quality program that trains quality people to become competent caregivers!

    HCSF: How to Conduct a CHHA Training Program
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/16/14 - Thu
  
Improving Healthcare Outcomes Through Clear Communications: Health Literacy
Speaker: Elissa H. Director
Founder of the NJ Health Literacy Coalition

Topic: Teaching ALL clinicians the techniques and skills to assess health literacy

9:00am - 12:30pm
This skills building participatory workshop will provide participants with tools, handouts and strategies for delivering health information in a clear and understandable way.

    Health Literacy for Clinicians
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ,Br>485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/21/14 - Tue
  
Selling or Buying a Home Care Business
Speaker: David Jackson

Topic: Thinking of selling or buying a home care business?

9:30AM - 12:00PM
Are you an owner of a home care company and are considering changing your business plan but don't know where to start? ULearn the 5 things you must do before buying or selling a business and the key components of determining the value of your agency.

    HCSF: Selling or Buying a Home Care Business
Phone: 7328771100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

10/21/14 - Tue
  
National Response Framework: Part 1 What is the Framework?
Speaker: Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V (Certified in Homeland Security)
President/CEO
RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

Topic: FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION

PART 1:
This webinar series provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness. It will describe the National Planning Frameworks and cover prevention, protection, mitigation, response & recovery.

Available for 24 hrs for you listening convenience

    National Response Framework: PART 1
Phone: 7328771100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
WEBINAR

10/23/14 - Thu
  
Utilizing Maintenance Therapy in Your Agency to Elevate Clinical Programs
Speaker: Arnie Cisneros, PT

Topic: PART 1: Defining Maintenance Therapy

11:30AM - 1:00PM
FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & NURSES IN HOME HEALTH
Home Health providers who plan to deliver maintenance therapy programs must know the skill level required, how to manage these types of patient programs, and how therapy staff should produce and deliver this level of care. This webinar series will outline the specifics of therapy maintenance programming and include guidance for audit-proof documentation.

    Utilizing Maintenance Therapy Registration
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
2 PART WEBINAR SERIES

10/29/14 - Wed
  
Health Care Service Firms: Licensure & Regulations
Speaker: George Hebert, MA, RN
Executive Director NJ Board of Nursing
Diana Petrella
Assistant Deputy of Registrations/Licensing
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
Karen McCoy, RN, BSN
Director of Professional Development & Support
Home Care Association of NJ

Topic: Licensure and Regulations: A MUST for Prospective Health Care Service Firm Owners & Operators

Attend this very popular program to find out the answers to the following questions: What is a health care service firm? What is the difference between a home 'health' agency, a hospice and a health care service firm? What is required to open a health care service firm in NJ? What are the best practices for patient services? This program is considered the cornerstone for education and training for new business owners!

Registration: 9:00am - 9:30am
Program: 9:30am - 12:45pm

    HCSF: Licensure & Regulations
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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November
Date Event Place
11/4/14 - Tue
  
National Response Framework: Part 2 What is the Framework?
Speaker: Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V (Certified in Homeland Security)
President/CEO
RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

Topic: FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION

PART 2:
This webinar series provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness. It will describe the National Planning Frameworks and cover prevention, protection, mitigation, response & recovery.

Available for 24 hrs for you listening convenience

    National Response Framework: PART 2
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
WEBINAR

11/6/14 - Thu
  
Division of Consumer Affairs Triple Play
Speaker: Francine Widrich
Management Improvement Specialist
NJ Office of the Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs

Topic: Division of Consumer Affairs Education Event: Three Key Consumer Protection Programs You Need to Know About

This 3 part presentation will introduce key programs administered thru the Office of the Attorney General- Law & Public Safety - Division of Consumer Affairs:
The Health Care Professional Responsibility & Reporting Enhancement Act,
The New Jersey Prescription Drug Price Registry,
New Jersey Health Care Profile

    Division of Consumer Affairs Triple Play
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485 D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

11/6/14 - Thu
  
Utilizing Maintenance Therapy in Your Agency to Elevate Clinical Programs
Speaker: Arnie Cisneros, PT

Topic: PART 2: Maintenance Therapy: Developing - Delivering - Producing Visits - Reassessments

11:30AM - 1:00PM
FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & NURSES IN HOME HEALTH
Home Health providers who plan to deliver maintenance therapy programs must know the skill level required, how to manage these types of patient programs, and how therapy staff should produce and deliver this level of care. This webinar series will outline the specifics of therapy maintenance programming and include guidance for audit-proof documentation.

    Utilizing Maintenance Therapy Registration
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
2 PART WEBINAR SERIES

11/18/14 - Tue
  
National Response Framework: Part 3 What is the Framework?
Speaker: Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V (Certified in Homeland Security)
President/CEO
RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

Topic: FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION

PART 3:
This webinar series provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness. It will describe the National Planning Frameworks and cover prevention, protection, mitigation, response & recovery.

Available for 24 hrs for you listening convenience

    National Response Framework: PART 3
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
WEBINAR


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December
Date Event Place
12/2/14 - Tue
  
HCSF: Clinical Operations
Speaker: Veronica Smith RN, MSN, MA
Home Health Aide Supervisor
Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills
Karen McCoy, RN, BSN
Director Professional Development & Support
Home Care Association of NJ

Topic: Health Care Service Firm Education Series

9:00am - 12:30pm
Participants will receive guidance and recommendations on the best clinical practices for health care service firms in NJ. Sound clinical operations are vital to safe, quality care. Providers will learn the required duties and responsibilities of clinical directors, trainers, field professionals and the regulatory requirements of home health aide supervision. The Board of Nursing's latest version (spring 2014) of the "Best Practices for Health Care Service Firms" will be examined.

    HCSF: Clinical Operations
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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