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Assisted Living Leadership Certification
Thursday, October 06, 2022, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST
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Assisted Living: Leadership Certification will allow the leadership of the assisted living programs from the administrator, manager, and/or assisted living nurse to have an understanding of the core components of a well-managed assisted living program.  Obtaining this certification shows a commitment to the tenants, families, and staff that you have the knowledge and experience to take your assisted living program into the future.  This program covers the five topic areas identified by the American College of Health Care Administrators for the Certified Assisted Living Administrator and meets the DIA rule 69.29(5) that all programs employing a new program manager after Jan. 1, 2010, shall require the manager within six months of hire to complete an assisted living management class whose curriculum includes at least six hours of training specifically related to Iowa rules and laws on assisted living programs.  Managers who have completed a similar training prior to Jan.1, 2010, shall not be required to complete additional training to meet this requirement.  This program will allow you to become a Certified Assisted Living Leader through LeadingAge Iowa.  You must attend all of the live sessions and on-demand recorded sessions and pass an exam by 80% to receive certification.  You must recertify every 2 years by obtaining at least 20 hours of CE credit on the latest educational developments and practices in the field.  Twelve hours of this education will need to be LeadingAge Iowa/LeadingAge programs.

The LeadingAge Iowa Assisted Living Leadership Certification course is formatted to help attendees manage their time while still receiving quality training and networking with colleagues.  The course is designed with a combination of two full days of live trainings as well as on-demand, recorded sessions that can be taken anytime/anywhere that internet access is available.  LAI recognizes that people want more options when it comes to training delivery models.  New this year, the live sessions will be available for attendees to register for either in-person in a traditional classroom model or in a live-streaming, virtual zoom setting.

Who Should Attend
Administrators, Assisted Living Managers, Assisted Living Nurses, Social Workers, and anyone needing to meet the requirements of DIA rule 69.25(5).

Event Schedule

October 6, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Assisted Living Administrative Rules, Trends and Updates (Catie Campbell,  Department of Inspections and Appeals)
Knowing the regulations and understanding the monitoring process will assist in maintaining a focus on quality tenant services.  A review of what to expect during this process and the documentation needed to be successful will be held.
12:30 – 3 p.m. Medication Management (Julie Johnson, Healthcare of Iowa)
During this presentation, we will cover medication management in assisted living.  We will also cover high risk medications, why they are high risk medications, and what you need to be aware of when tenants are receiving high risk medications.

Nurse Delegation and its Use in Assisted Living (Julie Johnson, Healthcare of Iowa)
Nurse delegation and its use in assisted living will be reviewed.  The role of the assisted living nurse and direct care worker will be presented and how delegation can be used effectively.
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Fire Safety/Life Safety (Kyle Gorsh, Iowa Department of Public Safety)
This session will provide the assisted living manager an overview of fire safety precautions and inspections.  A discussion of the assisted living emergency plan will be held including recognition of hazards, fire drills, alarm systems, and evacuation plans, including those with special physical and mental disabilities.
October 27, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.*

Preparing & Responding to Survey (Stacy Hejda, Healthcare of Iowa)
Cover best practices for instituting pro-active strategies to meet and exceed state standards to assure continuous compliance and high standards of care.  Provide a first-hand account of Iowa’s assisted living facility survey process and detailed information on the rules of enforcement and appeal rights.

QI/Incident Reporting (Stacy Hejda, Healthcare of Iowa)
This session will review investigative processes that an assisted living program should put in place with potential dependent adult abuse situations.  Topics covered will include how to identify possible issues and how to conduct an appropriate investigation.

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Philosophy of Assisted Living (Kellie Van Ree, LeadingAge Iowa)
This session will discuss the philosophy and background of assisted living.  The principles of assisted living will be reviewed along with a comparison of assisted living to other residential programs.  The basic concepts of choice, independence, privacy, individuality, and dignity will be discussed.

Survey Trends (Kellie Van Ree, LeadingAge Iowa)
This session will review the most commonly cited insufficiencies of assisted living programs.  Best practices for successful surveys will also be discussed.

2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Criteria For Residency and Discharge (Denise Wiederin, Friendship Haven)
This session will focus on and provide an overview of the admission and discharge criteria.  Case scenarios for admission and discharge criteria will be provided.  Tenant contract and rights will be reviewed as well as the financial management of tenant funds and working with tenant families.    
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Exam


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For questions contact:   Dawn Balder
[email protected]
515-440-4630