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Delivering Trauma Informed Care is Vital in Long Term Care<p><span class="rollup-image"></span>Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an approach to care that requires specific staff competency and a system of care delivery that provides the necessary support to care for nursing facility and assisted living residents who may suffer from trauma.</p><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_label" style="display&#58;inline;"><div>TIC also is a regulatory requirement for skilled nursing facilities. At least eight CMS F-tags cover various aspects of TIC making compliance with this critical form of care vital to nursing facility survey success and quality care.&#160;</div></div><span class="rollup-image"></span><p></p><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl02_label" style="display&#58;inline;"><div>The recently released <a href="https&#58;//educate.ahcancal.org/products/trauma-informed-care-training#tab-product_tab_overview" data-feathr-click-track="true" target="_blank" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Trauma Informed Care Training</a> contains simple foundational steps and practical recommendations for implementing a TIC program that can help improve resident outcomes. Individuals will learn how to screen and assess for trauma and incorporate TIC into the discharge process. There also is a focus on building awareness of TIC among staff to help them deliver appropriate care and deliver meaningful activities and other services from a TIC perspective.</div><div><br></div><div>This nine-module online course was developed through a joint collaboration between AHCA/NCAL and the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN).&#160; The training is designed to educate long term care providers and nurses about how to implement TIC in their facilities with staff who are appropriately trained and competent to care for residents who are at risk for re-traumatization.&#160;</div><div><br></div><div>TIC is an important aspect of care given that 62 percent of adults have had at least one traumatic event and 25 percent have had three or more traumatic events.&#160;&#160;&#160;</div><div><br></div><div>The cost of the program is $350 for AHCA/NCAL members and $650 for non-members. The program is approved for 5.75 NAB CEs for administrators and 5.10 AANC continuing education hours for nurses.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Members will need to login to <em>ahcancalED </em>with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords to <a href="https&#58;//educate.ahcancal.org/products/trauma-informed-care-training#tab-product_tab_overview" data-feathr-click-track="true" target="_blank" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">register for the course</a><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">.</span><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">&#160;</span><span style="font-size&#58;11pt;">For assistance obtaining usernames and passwords, members should e-mail <a href="mailto&#58;educate@ahca.org" data-feathr-click-track="true" target="_blank" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">educate@ahca.org</a> with their name and facility contact information.&#160; <br></span></div></div>2022-01-12T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Breaking-News/PublishingImages/740%20x%20740/senior_hands_cane.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Caregiving;WorkforceTrauma Informed Care (TIC) is an approach to care that requires specific staff competency and a system of care delivery that provides the necessary support to care for nursing facility and assisted living residents who may suffer from trauma.
COVID-19 Update<p><img src="/Monthly-Issue/2022/January/PublishingImages/Covid19_land.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p>Click <a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/Data-and-Research/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">here</a> for more information on COVID cases relation to community spread. ​</p>2022-01-11T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Monthly-Issue/2022/January/PublishingImages/Covid19_thumb.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />As of Jan. 11, 2022
Stories of Care: Jan. 11, 2022<p>​Every day, long term care residents, caregivers, family members, and community members are doing extraordinary things, and we want to hear your stories.&#160;<a href="https&#58;//www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Pages/Share-Your-Story.aspx" target="_blank">Share Your Story</a>&#160;on the AHCA/NCAL website and it could be featured in <em>Provider</em> magazine’s &quot;Stories of Care&quot;​ or AHCA/NCAL’s social media channels and other campaigns!</p>2022-01-11T00:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Topics/Stories-of-Care/PublishingImages/2022/01.11.22%20TN%20music.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Stories of CareNursing Home Staff Featured in Documentary Speak of Experience | Residents Treated to a Festive Celebration of “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights” | Nashville Teen Organizes Music Group to Entertain Seniors | Firefighters Bring Joy, Blankets to Community Nursing Home
AHCA/NCAL's Parkinson Named "Most Influential" <p>Mark Parkinson, president and chief executive officer of American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is one of Modern Healthcare’s <a href="https&#58;//www.modernhealthcare.com/awards/2021-most-influential-healthcare-mark-parkinson" data-feathr-click-track="true" target="_blank">“100 Most Influential People in Healthcare”​</a> for 2021. This is Parkinson’s second consecutive year on the list.</p><p>Parkinson was recognized for his efforts leading the charge to “fund and protect the 14,000 skilled-nursing facilities and assisted-living centers his organization represents during the pandemic.”</p><p>A quote from Parkinson was featured in the piece&#58;</p><blockquote><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Emphasis"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">“The key is for leadership to not panic. Instead, we need to assess the real damage, what can be done to repair it and develop a plan to move forward. Leaders who articulate that plan, work it and stay steady while reassuring their team that there is a way out will shine during a crisis.”</span></span></p></blockquote><p>Parkinson was previously the governor of Kansas as well as owner/operator of multiple long term care facilities. He also appeared on the list in 2015.</p>2022-01-10T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Breaking-News/PublishingImages/740%20x%20740/MPark_convention.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />QualityParkinson named to top list for 2021.