Skilled Nursing Facilities Solutions Tour, First Stop? New Hampshire!

  • Margaret Crowley in New Hampshire at the SNF Solutions Tour
    Margaret Crowley, MS, PhD, RN presenting about infection prevention

Snow didn’t stop our team of experts from getting to New Hampshire for the first stop of our Skilled Nursing Facilities: Solutions for the Current Climate tour.

The room was packed for the session, thanks to our friends at the New Hampshire Health Care Association, who brought folks together from all over the state.

We are always excited to deliver some of the very best of our skilled nursing facilities expertise while using the HATCh® model to put people at the center of care.

Stay tuned for resources, videos, and more as we travel throughout New England on our Solutions Tour.

In the meantime, here’s a rundown of the tour:

Current Climate

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Between new federal requirements, training competency, payment reimbursements, and staffing shortages—skilled nursing facilities face ever-changing challenges. HATCh® founder, Marguerite (Margie) McLaughlin kicked us off with a discussion of the landscape while giving ideas for staying nimble.

SNF Workforce Investment

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Next we tackle an all important topic for skilled nursing facilities: staffing challenges. Margie’s session gives insights on implementing successful recruiting and staff stability practices, informed by her work done all over the nation within the QIN-QIO.

Creating Your Infection Prevention Plan

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Phase 2 of the “Requirements of Participation” necessitates developing an Infection Prevention Plan, which is where our expert Margaret Crowley, MS, PhD, RN comes in. Phase 3 requires the designation of an Infection Prevention Control Officer—which Dr. Crowley succinctly walks us through.

Based on HATCh® domains, Jennifer McCarthy, MEd, MS, LCPC, discusses her eight-step change package. You will become a trauma-informed organization while enhancing your care response with residents, staff, and throughout the organization.

A Person-Centered Approach to QAPI

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Person-centered care runs throughout the new requirements.Moving out of an institutional model requires skill. In this session, Sandy Fitzler, BSN and Josh Bernard, BS, LNHA, QCP use real-world scenarios to guide you through where person-centered care begins and how to drive it deeply into your organization.

A Holistic Approach to Dementia Care

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Based on the HATCh® domains, Margie offers an eight-step change package to help you with decreasing off-label use of antipsychotic drugs while getting ideas for improving dementia care.

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