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AHCA Documentary Wins Capital Emmy Award<p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/Breaking-News/PublishingImages/2022/emmy2.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;height&#58;240px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p>The American Health Care Association (AHCA) documentary, <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtK_RIIyMpA" target="_blank">“Closed Doors, Open Hearts&#58; Nursing Homes and COVID-19,”</a> received a National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (Capital) Emmy Award Saturday evening in the <a href="https&#58;//www.capitalemmys.tv/post/capital-emmys-documentary-cultural-topical?fbclid=IwAR2tbw_erLDKnE4G89snUKO14vJ0ho9vtPjrh82J0MCvAFOpilT4A0EfVJo" target="_blank">Documentary – Cultural/Topical</a> category.&#160;&#160;</p><p>The documentary, which was up against three other nominees, features two nursing homes on opposite sides of the country and their struggles and perseverance at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the heroic caregivers who continued to serve through the most challenging times. It also provides a glimpse into what has really happened inside nursing homes since early 2020 and why it is so important to continue supporting these vital providers’ ongoing efforts to keep residents safe and healthy.&#160;</p><p>The <a href="https&#58;//www.capitalemmys.tv/" target="_blank">Capital Emmy Chapter</a> is one of 19 regional chapters that make up The National Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences. It is a non-profit, professional organization serving the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC television and media community. The organization’s foundation is The Emmy® Award, the TV industry’s gold-standard for the recognition of television excellence.&#160;</p><p>“It is an honor merely to be nominated, but to win is truly special,” said AHCA President &amp; CEO Mark Parkinson. “Nursing homes have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic since the very beginning, and these providers have gone above and beyond to protect this highly vulnerable population. Thank you for allowing us to share their important story and for recognizing the hard work and passion that went into making this film. It is dedicated to everyone in long term care – staff, residents, families, and those who support them.”&#160;</p><p>The Capital Emmy is the next in a number of awards AHCA’s 26-minute film has received this year. It recently received Telly Awards in three categories&#58; <a href="https&#58;//www.tellyawards.com/winners/2022/social-video/general-documentary/closed-doors-open-hearts-nursing-homes-and-covid-19/273696" target="_blank">Gold recognition</a> in Social Video/General Documentary, Silver <a href="https&#58;//www.tellyawards.com/winners/2022/peoples-telly/general-social-video/closed-doors-open-hearts-nursing-homes-and-covid-19/263922/" target="_blank">recognition</a> in the People’s Telly Award/General-Social Video, and Silver <a href="https&#58;//www.tellyawards.com/winners/2022/non-broadcast/general-documentary-individual/closed-doors-open-hearts-nursing-homes-and-covid-19/270584/" target="_blank">recognition</a> in General Documentary – Individual. The Telly Awards are premier awards honoring video and television across all screens. The documentary was also recognized with a Silver <a href="https&#58;//www.healthawards.com/dha/winnerss2022/dha_s2022_winners.pdf" target="_blank" title="https&#58;//www.healthawards.com/dha/winnerss2022/dha_s2022_winners.pdf">Digital Health Award</a> earlier this month.&#160;&#160;</p>2022-06-27T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Breaking-News/PublishingImages/740%20x%20740/emmy.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Caregiving;QualityAHCA StaffAccolades continue for the Association’s short film focused on nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2022 AHCA/NCAL Silver National Quality Award Recipients Announced<p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/logos/qualityaward_silver.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;200px;height&#58;200px;" />The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is pleased to announce the&#160;names of the 46 recipients of the&#160;2022&#160;Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. <br></p><p>This year, 40 skilled nursing care centers, 3 assisted living communities, and 3 skilled nursing/ assisted living providers in 24 states and the&#160;District of Columbia achieved the Silver Award.</p><p>A <a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/Quality/National-Quality-Award-Program/Pages/QualityAwardRecipients.aspx" target="_blank">complete list</a> of the 2022 Silver recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website.</p><p><span>The Silver award is the second of three distinctions possible through the&#160;<a data-linkto="https&#58;//" href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/Quality/National-Quality-Award-Program/Pages/default.aspx" title="https&#58;//cl.exct.net/?qs=cea46ab20949a040ea4dce2625daab2b71c6b230c22849008ac82148cb68c3f978d14eec3fa9f8cd963301684ae2055c491dd5a5eee9c73b" target="_blank">AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program</a>,&#160;which recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated improved quality outcomes for staff, residents and individuals with disabilities in long term and post-acute care.&#160;Each application is reviewed and judged against a set of nationally recognized standards for achieving excellence.</span></p><p>On August 5, 2022, Gold Quality Award recipients will be announced.</p><p>The awards will be presented during <a href="https&#58;//www.eventscribe.net/2022/AHCA/" target="_blank">AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd&#160;Convention &amp; Expo</a> in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 9-12, 2022.<br></p>2022-06-27T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/logos/qualityaward_silver.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Quality AwardsAHCA/NCAL StaffThis year, 40 skilled nursing care centers, 3 assisted living communities, and 3 skilled nursing/ assisted living providers in 24 states and the District of Columbia achieved the Silver Award.
Survey: More Than Half of Assisted Living Providers Say Their Overall Workforce Situation Has Worsened<p>​Today, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), representing more than 4,000 assisted living communities across the country, released a survey of assisted living providers highlighting how the industry is still facing a serious staffing and economic crisis.&#160;&#160;</p><p>Key findings include&#58;</p><ul><li><p>More than half (52 percent) of assisted living providers say their overall workforce situation has worsened since January 2022.&#160;</p></li><li><p>63 percent are experiencing staffing shortages. A quarter of those assisted living providers say they have a high level of staffing shortages.&#160;</p></li><li><p>93 percent have increased wages to help attract and retain caregivers.</p></li><li><p>98 percent have asked staff to work overtime or extra shifts due to the staffing shortages. Half have hired temporary agency staff due to shortages.&#160;</p></li><li><p>87 percent say they have difficulty hiring new staff.&#160;</p></li><li><p>The biggest obstacle for assisted living providers in hiring new staff is a lack of interested or qualified candidates, with two-thirds of providers saying it was an “extremely big” challenge.&#160;</p></li><li><p>Nearly half (48 percent) are concerned they may have to close their assisted living communities if workforce challenges persist.&#160;</p></li><li><p>On average, assisted living providers say their operational costs have increased since this time last year by 40 percent.&#160;</p></li><li><p>More than one-third are currently operating at a loss (37 percent) and can’t sustain current operating pace for more than one year (35 percent).&#160;</p></li></ul><p>Assisted living professionals will share these findings as well as their own unique, local perspectives with members of Congress during the association’s Congressional Briefing event, taking place Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. More than 500 long term and post-acute professionals are expected to visit the Hill, advocating for legislation and policies that will help address these workforce and economic crises.&#160;</p><p>“The survey shows that the workforce crisis in assisted living has not improved, and we are deeply concerned that more assisted living communities will have to close their doors,” said&#160;NCAL Executive Director LaShuan Bethea. “Assisted living has been largely forgotten by public health officials during this pandemic—it’s time they received the resources and the support they desperately need.”</p><p>View the assisted living provider survey results&#160;<a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Fact-Sheets/FactSheets/AL-Survey-June2022.pdf" target="_blank">HERE</a>. The survey also included other long term care providers, and the nursing home results may be found&#160;<a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Fact-Sheets/FactSheets/SNF-Survey-June2022.pdf" title="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Fact-Sheets/FactSheets/SNF-Survey-June2022.pdf" target="_blank">HERE</a>.<br></p><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/logos/ncal_large_color.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;250px;height&#58;167px;" /><br></p>2022-06-07T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Breaking-News/PublishingImages/740%20x%20740/survey.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />WorkforceAHCA/NCAL StaffSurvey of assisted living providers highlights how the industry is still facing a serious staffing and economic crisis.
2022 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award Recipients Announced<table role="presentation" class="x_stylingblock-content-wrapper" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background-color&#58;transparent;min-width&#58;100%;"><tbody style="color&#58;#000000;font-family&#58;arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-style&#58;normal;font-weight&#58;normal;letter-spacing&#58;normal;text-align&#58;start;text-indent&#58;0px;text-transform&#58;none;white-space&#58;normal;word-spacing&#58;0px;text-decoration&#58;none;"><tr></tr></tbody></table><p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/logos/qualityaward_bronze.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;140px;height&#58;140px;" />The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is pleased to announce the&#160;names of the 180 recipients of the&#160;2022&#160;Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award.&#160;</p><p>This year, 151&#160;skilled nursing care centers, 26 assisted living communities, and 3 skilled nursing/assisted living providers in 40 states achieved the Bronze award.</p><p>A <a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/Quality/National-Quality-Award-Program/Pages/QualityAwardRecipients.aspx?cm_ven=ExactTarget&amp;cm_cat=2022+Bronze+Quality+Award+Recipients+Announced%21+-+20220525_133109&amp;cm_pla=Marks+Memos+2022+List&amp;cm_ite=https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/Quality/National-Quality-Award-Program/Pages/QualityAwardRecipients.aspx&amp;cm_lm=1686246924&amp;cm_ainfo=&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;" target="_blank">complete list</a> of the 2022 Bronze recipients is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award website.</p><p>The Bronze award is the first of three distinctions possible through the&#160;<a href="https&#58;//cl.exct.net/?qs=098547b001bfb03a8234ca06fc480d74193a3d9bd6566b05328ca68ca6ff226c11a95ac5e32029056513ff112984acf1177c8bec8c168891" title="https&#58;//cl.exct.net/?qs=098547b001bfb03a8234ca06fc480d74193a3d9bd6566b05328ca68ca6ff226c11a95ac5e32029056513ff112984acf1177c8bec8c168891" target="_blank">AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program</a>, a comprehensive organizational assessment and recognition program for long term care providers. Each application is reviewed and judged against a set of nationally recognized standards for achieving excellence.<br><br>Silver award applicants will be notified on June 23, and Gold award applicants will be notified on August 5.<br><br>The awards will be presented during <a href="https&#58;//www.eventscribe.net/2022/AHCA/?utm_source=ahcancal_homepage&amp;utm_medium=main_rotator&amp;utm_campaign=rotator_convention&amp;cm_ven=ExactTarget&amp;cm_cat=2022+Bronze+Quality+Award+Recipients+Announced%21+-+20220525_133109&amp;cm_pla=Marks+Memos+2022+List&amp;cm_ite=https&#58;//www.eventscribe.net/2022/AHCA/?utm_source%3dahcancal_homepage%26utm_medium%3dmain_rotator%26utm_campaign%3drotator_convention&amp;cm_lm=1686246924&amp;cm_ainfo=&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;" target="_blank">AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd&#160;Convention &amp; Expo</a> in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 9-12, 2022.</p><p>Contact the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award team with any questions at&#160;<a href="mailto&#58;qualityaward@ahca.org?subject=" title="qualityaward@ahca.org" target="_blank">qualityaward@ahca.org</a>.</p><p></p><p></p>2022-05-27T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/logos/qualityaward_bronze.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Quality AwardsAHCA/NCAL StaffThis year, 151 skilled nursing care centers, 26 assisted living communities, and 3 skilled nursing/ assisted living providers in 40 states achieved the Bronze award.