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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 16, 2018
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National award programs now accepting nominations
AHCA/NCAL is seeking nominations for their awards programs. Consider honoring a long term or post-acute care colleague or volunteer by nominating them for a much-deserved award from one of the national recognition programs. This is the opportunity to recognize an individual who is dedicated to improving the lives of others and their surrounding communities.  

Visit the AHCA Awards Program webpage to learn more about these awards:
  • Volunteers of the Year - 3 categories: Group, Adult and Young Adult
  • ID/DD Hero of the Year
  • Not for Profit Program of the Year
  • Not for Profit Trustee Award

Visit NCAL Awards Program webpage to learn more about these awards:

  • Administrator of the Year
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Caregiver of the Year
  • National Assisted Living Week Programming Award

Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality — recognizes an individual who has made significant national contributions to advancing quality performance in long term and/or post-acute care, including either skilled nursing or assisted living settings.

Jan Thayer Pioneer Award — recognizes an individual who has demonstrated dedication and leadership and made considerable contributions to the senior care profession.

The selected recipients of these awards are recognized at the 69th AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention and Expo, being held in San Diego, October 7-10, 2018. Recipients receive complimentary registration to the convention, round-trip airfare, and hotel accommodations. Additional programming and networking events will be available to the honorees.  

IHCA and ICAL members interested in submitting an application are asked to contact Claire Seely, IHCA VP, Public Relations & Member Communications. The deadline for all AHCA/NCAL awards program nominations is Friday, June 8, 2018. 
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Education Calendar
Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review, May 16, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 17, West Des Moines
SE District Meeting & Education, May 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., West Liberty
SW District Meeting & Education, May 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
Nursing Facility Reimbursement Conference, May 31, West Des Moines
CANCELLED: LTC Medical Directors, Medical Practitioners & Pharmacists Conference, June 1-2, West Des Moines
Activity Professionals Workshop, June 14, Des Moines (See corrected date)
Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
LTC Dietary Conference, June 26, West Des Moines
Activity Professionals Qualification Course, online and classroom, starting August 1, ending November 12, 2018
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care, August 7, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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 members.

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


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