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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 29, 2016
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NNHW Planning Guide and Product Catalog now online
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Nursing facilities will celebrate National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14, 2016, with the theme, It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart. The theme underscores the bond between staff, residents and individuals receiving therapies.

AHCA's National Nursing Home Week Planning Guide is now available online and will be delivered to member facilities in early March. The guide includes some great ideas for hosting a "Fun Fair" and including residents, family members, volunteers and your local community. The guide also includes tips for implementing the theme throughout the whole week and on social media.

And don't forget to check out the NNHW Product Catalog with items in the NNHW theme including shirts, balloons, table tents, notepads, posters, buttons and much more!
 

National Nursing Home Week is a time to make a positive impression within your community. Let the your local media outlets know your plans, invite local dignitaries to participate and ask the mayor to proclaim NNHW in your town. We will have a draft proclamation for members to use next week.

Visit the AHCA NNHW Facebook page to share or ask for ideas for planning your NNHW celebration! 

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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines  Registration Closed 
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, April 5, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, April 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 11-15, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 14, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, April 19, West Des Moines
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Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 27, Coralville
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Home Health Value Based Purchasing Conference, April 27, West Des Moines
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Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 28, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.

Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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