ASSISTED LIVING MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTION




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

April 8 - 12, 2019

Day 1 – April 8

  8:30 am     Registration / Continental Breakfast

  9:00 am     Leadership and Coaching as an Assisted Living Manager
                     
Instructor: Briana Hilmer, RN, Senior Director of atHome with Western Home

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 – April 9

  8:30 am     Developing a Marketing Strategy for Your A.L. Community
                     
Instructor: Kara Bernsee, Executive Director, Dial Retirment Communities

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 – April 10

  8:30 am     Human Resources Management
                     
Instructor: Lisa Loti, Human Resources Manager, Accura Health Care

10:15 am     Life Safety – Fire Safety and Building Standards
                     
Instructor: Kyle Gorsh, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Fire Marshal’s Division

11:45 pm     Lunch

12:15 pm     Preventing OSHA Violations
                     
Instructor: Alma Marquez, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Iowa OSHA   

  2:00 pm     Disaster Planning in Assisted Living Settings
                  
   Instructor: Jon Davis, Deputy Director of the Polk County Emergency Management Agency

  3:30 pm     Adjourn


Day 4 – April 11

  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 – April 12

  8:30 am     Tenant Rights
                     
Instructor: Ken Watkins, Attroney, Ken Watkins Law Firm

10:15 am     Legal and Liability Issues in Assisted Living
                     
Instructor: Ken Watkins, Attroney, Ken Watkins Law Firm

11:45 am     Lunch

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

  1:30 pm     Final Exam