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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 8, 2018
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LGBT dignity and quality of life resources

Dignity and quality life are just a correct pronoun away. Many residents and tenants who identify in the LGBT community are often afraid of retaliation and discrimination when it comes to their rights. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has issued a new, updated fact sheet on rights in nursing facilities. Although this fact sheet is geared toward nursing facilities, other long-term care facilities are encouraged to view and perhaps use some of its ideas to encourage those who may not be as willing to utilize those rights and reach out to those listed resources.

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has released three new fact sheets in collaboration with SAGE. The fact sheets aim to promote justice and inclusion for LGBT older adults:

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Education Calendar
MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, October 16, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, October 17, West Des Moines
OASIS Blueprint for Accuracy, October 29-30, West Des Moines
Teepa Snow Dementia Care Webinar Series, October 31, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar (recording available)
SNF Medicare Review, November 1, Coralville
Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, November 5-9, West Des Moines
NW District Meeting & Education, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 8, West Des Moines
NE District Meeting & Education, November 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
SE District Meeting & Education, November 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., West Liberty
SW District Meeting & Education, November 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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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