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Intouch Newsletter | January 10, 2018

Posted By Sara Mitchell, Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

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January 10, 2018

 Highlights Policy & Regulatory Around the Association
Group Purchasing Aging Services News •  Event & Education Career Center

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 Association Highlights 

SPECIAL NOTICE
Congratulations, Gwyn E. Earl

Please join the LeadingAge Tennessee Board of Directors in congratulating Membership Services Director Gwyn E. Earl on her new position as LeadingAge Tennessee Executive Director!

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Gwyn E. Earl, Executive Director
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APPRECIATION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet Your Board Members

Each member on our Board of Directors brings a unique talent to the mission of LeadingAge Tennessee as we strive to inspire, serve, and advocate. Let Gwyn Earl know if you are interested in serving on the board or on one of the active committees as we work together to fulfill the mission of the association! 

VIEW THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS + COMMITTEES

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow LeadingAge Tennessee On Social Media

We want to hear from YOU! Be sure to "like" and "follow" LeadingAge Tennessee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Tag us in your updates, photos and achievements so we can celebrate with you.

SEEKING IMPACTFUL PROFESSIONALS
2018 Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase

LET'S HEAR FROM YOU!
Submit a Proposal to Speak at the 2018 Annual Meeting

Share your knowledge & expertise at an educational session during our 2018 Annual Meeting in Franklin. We need dedicated aging services professionals (in all departments) willing to provide timely, relevant topics to others thirsting for real-world solutions. It's time for you to be that go-to resource!

LEARN MORE + SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

ATTENTION, VENDORS
Vendor Showcase Registration Is Open

Make plans to join LeadingAge Tennessee in Franklin at the Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase! It's our most-attended event for the year and represents aging services providers from all over the state. This is a great opportunity to reach the leaders & decision-makers of the Tennessee aging services industry.

REGISTER HERE

Why Exhibit? It's Simple...
Exposure! Prime contacts! Participation in this one event will give your company access to your target market & the visibility you need to stand out from the competition.

FROM LEADINGAGE
Top-notch Resources from LeadingAge

Social Connectedness & Engagement Technology Selection Tool

Reduce Social Isolation in Your Community
Social isolation is consistently associated with depression and reduced well-being, health, and quality of life. It can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%. Unfortunately, social isolation is common, with rates as high as 43% in community-dwelling older adults.

Technology can help elders maintain and enhance relationships with peers, family, friends, and caregivers.

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a new Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool to help you plan for, select, and implement the best solution for your organization to address this challenge.

This tool is the latest in the series of LeadingAge CAST Technology Selection Tools - check out the full set of tools available!

RoPs RESOURCES

Emergency Preparedness Regulation Dashboard

CMS issued the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and human-caused disasters. It is critical for Home Health, Hospice, Skilled nursing Facilities and PACE organizations to develop effective and robust emergency plans and responses.

The final Emergency Preparedness Rule released by CMS published in the 9/16/16 Federal Register and effective 11/15/16 states nursing homes, home health, hospice, and PACE have until 11/15/17 to implement the new Emergency preparedness requirements.

LeadingAge has provided a helpful Dashboard with toolkits, resources, and guides.

ACCESS THE DASHBOARD

Rate Calculator: Home Health Medicare Rates for CY 2018

LeadingAge has updated the popular Home Health Agency (HHA) Medicare Rate Calculator to incorporate changes becoming effective Jan. 1, 2018. The calculator is based on the Home Health Final Rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
NOTE: You will need to sign into My.LeadingAge to access the file, which is a Microsoft Excel document.

Other Member-Exclusive Tools & Resources

Tools and resources are available for members only, including tools formerly available only on LeadingAge Insights, under Member-Exclusive Tools & Resources on the LeadingAge website.

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Policy & Regulatory

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
Action Needed: Support Medicare Legislation On Therapy Caps

Contact your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to support Medicare legislation on therapy caps and real home health add-on.

LeadingAge opposes having SNFs and home health be the "pay-fors." Call or email your lawmakers today!

LEARN MORE + TAKE ACTION

Improving Workforce Issues  

Learn what LeadingAge is doing to help improve workforce issues nationwide! 

LEARN MORE + RESOURCES 

DOL Civil Fines To Increase In 2018

Civil penalties levied by the Department of Labor (DOL), including those for the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), have increased in 2018 under a Final Rule published last week in the Federal Register.

LEARN MORE

The Future of CAST

We invite you to take just a few minutes to view the latest LeadingAge QuickCAST: The Future of CAST with Majd Alwan, SVP for Technology and Executive Director for CAST at LeadingAge and CAST Senior Vice President, Burt Hudson.

VIEW THE VIDEO

MORE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD:
Contact Your Representatives Today

Congress is currently considering many issues that affect the lives of seniors and their service providers. We need your help to make sure Congress hears how their actions impact you. Please take a moment to contact your representatives and make your voice heard.

LEARN MORE + TAKE ACTION

— ATTENTION MEDICAID PROVIDERS —
5-Star Quality Rating System: Updated Tools & Reports

Community-Specific 5-Star Analysis Reports Available Upon Request

To request your community’s most recent 5-Star Analysis Reports email Gwyn Earl & view the 2016 5-star analysis presentation.

Not yet using LeadingAge Quality Metrics?
Click here to learn more & get on board with interactive data tools to assist you analyze how your organization measures up to peers and how you can work to demonstrate value & improve your organization's performance.

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Communications & Resources

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Around the Association

Blakeford at Green Hills Celebrates Team Members

Just in time for the new year, Blakeford at Green Hills recognizes team members who have served the community for 5 years or more.

Each employee celebrating 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service are honored for their commitment to the residents! 

More Photos

What's Happening in Your Community?

Tell us what's going on in your community! From an event spotlight to a board appointment, share the triumphs of your organization with your fellow LeadingAge Tennessee members! Contact Gwyn for consideration of a newsletter article.

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Group Purchasing Spotlight

Take
Advantage of
Savings on
GP PRO

Check out this informational brochure for more details!

Value First - no cost to enroll!
Contact Gwyn Earl today to find out how your community can access cost savings!

  

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  Aging Services News

News from LeadingAge

Recent News Clips

LeadingAge in the News:

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  Event & Education Calendar

SAVE THE DATES

 March 13, 2018

LATN Day on the Hill | Nashville, TN

Aug. 6-8, 2018

Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase | Franklin, TN

Additional educational dates coming next newsletter!

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Managing the Millennial Mindset

REGISTER TODAY (use code LATNID)

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Crescendo Strategies’ video-based online course, “Managing the Millennial Mindset,” showcases first-hand stories about the real generational issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (differing opinions about technology, authority, balance, loyalty, and entitlement). No PowerPoint slides with recorded video. This course is NOT a live or recorded webinar, and it is NOT intended for group viewing. It was designed for individual managers to complete at their own pace. Ready to preview the course now? Click here, then select the arrow on the video preview image.

Complete this course at your own pace by watching 15 short videos that share the backstory of why Millennials work differently than previous generations, and provide strategies for bridging today’s widening generational gaps.

Managers will learn critical insights about leading today’s diverse workforce that will help reduce unnecessary employee turnover costing your organization precious time and money. View the informational flyer.

Additional Educational Opportunities

2017 Employee Benefits Compliance Monthly Webinar Series (3rd Thursdays)
Marsh & McLennan Agency | learn more + register for Jan. 18th webinar

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Career Center

LeadingAge Tennessee members receive a 25% discount
when posting a job with discount code LATN25
The discount code must be applied prior to completing the posting

Job Postings

Let the LeadingAge Tennessee Career Center help you make your next employment connection! Members who post jobs on the Career Center will automatically receive postings of the position in the Intouch Newsletter.

Click here for all current postings in Tennessee

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