ASSISTED LIVING MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE



This program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as an Assisted Living Facility Manager in the state of Iowa.

The program meets the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requirements, IAC 69.29(5), for assisted living program managers.

Important benefits from earning your Iowa Assisted Living Management Certificate:

  • Meets the Iowa regulatory requirements for AL Managers and Delegating Nurses.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Assisted Living Management role, processes, and procedures in Iowa.
  • Knowledge of current AL Management trends.

How do you earn the Iowa Assisted Living Management Certificate?
Successful completion of the “Iowa Assisted Living Management Certification Program” (ALMC) 5-day course requires attendance at all sessions and an 85 percent or higher score on the post-test.


Schedule

November 6 - 10, 2017


Day 1 – November 6, 2017

  8:30 am     Registration / Continental Breakfast

  9:00 am     Leadership and Coaching as an Assisted Living Manager
                   
Instructor: Dana Holland, Retired Administrator, Ottumwa Good Samaritan Society

10:45 am     Gerontology
        
            Instructor: Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA V.P. Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs

12:00 pm     Lunch

12:30 pm     Risk Management in Assisted Living
                   
Instructor: Joy Schultz, Independent Risk Management Consultant

  2:00 pm     Financial Management Overview
                   
Instructor: Jeff Steggerda, President, Brighton Consulting Group

  3:30 pm     Adjourn


Day 2 – November 7, 2017

  8:00 am     Networking / Continental Breakfast

  8:30 am     Developing a Marketing Strategy for Your A.L. Community
                   
Instructor: Jenny Knust, Director of Windsor Manor Assisted Living, Indianola

10:15 am     Funding Resources and Options for A.L. Tenants
                  
Instructor: Stacy Hejda, Assisted Living Consultant, A.L. Partners, LLC.

11:45 am     Lunch

12:15 pm     Improving Care in Assisted Living with QAPI
                   
Instructor: Lisa Uhlenkamp, Assisted Living Nurse Consultant, A.L. Partners, LLC

 2:00 pm     Nurition and Food Safety in Assisted Living
                  
Instrutors: Julie Halfpop, Registered Dietician, Martin Brothers
                   and Kayla Sweeney, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

  3:45 pm     Adjourn
 

Day 3 – November 8, 2017

  8:30 am     Human Resources Management
                   
Instructor: Ann Tippins, Director of Human Resources, Care Initiatives

10:45 am     Moving In/Moving Out of Assisted Living
                   
Instructor: Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA V.P. Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs
 
12:15pm      Lunch

12:45 pm     Tenant Rights
                   
Instructor: Ken Watkins, Legal Councel, Davis Brown Law Firm

  2:30 pm     Legal and Liability Issues in Assisted Living
                   
Instructor: Ken Watkins, Legal Councel, Davis Brown Law Firm

  4:00 pm     Adjourn


Day 4 – November 9, 2017

  8:30 am     Assisted Living Regulations Review and Monitoring Process
                  
Instructor: Linda Kellen, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals

12:15 pm     Lunch

12:45 pm     Medication Management and Nurse Delegation in Assisted Living
                   
Instructors: Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA V.P. Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs and
                    Lisa Uhlenkamp, Assisted Living Nurse Consultant, A.L. Partners, LLC
 
  2:30 pm     Operationalizing the A.L. Regulations and Responding to A.L. Survey Results
                   
Instructor: Stacy Hejda, Assisted Living Consultant, A.L. Partners, LLC.  
 
  3:45 pm     Adjourn


Day 5 – November 10, 2017

  8:30 am     Life Safety – Fire Safety and Building Standards
                   
Instructor: Dan Wood, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Fire Marshal’s Division

10:15 am     Preventing OSHA Violations
                   
Instructor: Mike Whitmore, Compliance Specialist, Iowa OSHA

11:45 pm     Lunch

12:45 pm     Disaster Planning in Assisted Living Settings
                   
 Instructor: AJ Mumm, Director of the Polk County Emergency Management Agency

  1:45 pm     Final Exam