June 2013
Delivered to you courtesy of the FHCA Quality Foundation
In This Issue
Quality at Work
Telegram from Uncle Sam
Facility opens doors to national research project on prevention of infections in nursing homes
There's an App for that!
Seniors shine in Ms. Northwest Florida Senior Pageant
Late at Night, in Rehab, My Anxious Mom, & "A Woman Named Wendy”
Florida tops nation in Quality Award recognition
Tracking Trends
Is it dementia, mental illness or just plain bullying?
AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative
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QAPI offers data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care and services
Resource guide for dementia care
National conference makes culture change resources available
Critical questions - just how prepared are you for a hurricane?
Celebrations
Nurse leaders honored for excellence in care delivery
FHCA members earn national recognition for advocacy efforts
Celebrating caregivers on the frontline
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The FHCA Quality Foundation promotes mentorship and collaboration among long term care providers and stakeholders through a shared commitment to communicate best practices, share resources, promote educational activities and advocate for continuous quality improvement. The Foundation offers scholarships to assist long term care employees in meeting their continued educational goals. In addition, the Foundation hosts an annual awards program recognizing leadership in nursing and quality performance. For more information about the FHCA Quality Foundation, visit the FHCA Web site.
Upcoming Events
•  FHCA 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show: August 4-8, 2013 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood
•  FHCA RAI-MDS 3.0 Intensive Certificate Training: September 17-19, 2013 at Lakeside Nursing and Rehab in Jacksonville
•  FHCA Regional Education Seminars: October 1-4, 2013 in Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale

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Critical questions - just how prepared are you for a hurricane?

You can’t live in Florida without being aware of the potential for hurricanes and tropical storms. Many recall Hurricane Andrew that hit in 1992 or the five hurricanes which kept everyone in a constant state of worry during the 2005 season.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30, and the Colorado State University’s Atlantic Basin forecast is for 18 named storms and 9 hurricanes, of which four are expected to be a Category 3 or higher.

To help facilities take a critical look at their preparedness level, FHCA has offered a list of questions for careful consideration. Remember, it only takes one storm in your area to make it an “active season” for you.

Click here to download FHCA's June 2013 Pulse article and read from our list of helpful tips. Additional resources are also available in the Emergency Preparedness section of FHCA's website.



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