Upcoming Events

Education Opportunities


"The Reality of Activities, Social Services and the CMS Requirements of Participation" is a 6-hour seminar detailing the numerous responsibilities of the Activities & Social Services departments as mandated in the new requirements. Here are the realities: more focus on Residents' Rights and Resident Council; more focus on services and programming provided for those who have dementia; more focus on abuse & neglect; more focus on person-centered care and choices; more focus on discharge planning; more focus on medically-related social services; more focus on the reduction of antipsychotics (psychotropics); more focus on care planning; more focus on quality of life; more focus on discharge planning; more focus on behavioral services; more focus on competency skills, training (qualifications), and sufficient staff; AND a new survey process is being introduced by CMS.  We are seeing more deficiencies on programming, care planning and insufficient staff than we ever have before. Come and learn as Cat provides guidance on systemic facility process and survey focus, as well as compliance recommendations. Cat has a reputation for explaining difficult topics in an easily understood, "common-sense," manner, so we anticipate that the training will be in heavy demand. We encourage you to reserve seating for your team as soon as it is available!


"The Next Step: Phase 2 of the CMS RoP"

November 28, 2016 was the beginning effective date for the new CMS Requirements of Participation (RoP) for nursing homes. CMS is utilizing a phased-in implementation of the requirements over a 3-year time period. This training will cover the components of Phase 2, which become effective November 28, 2017. This intensive 1-day training will provide your staff with the information they need to be prepared for upcoming surveys, and familiarize them with the anticipated changes. Cat will be providing detailed instruction and guidance regarding specific survey focus for the new requirements, addressing facility practice and process. One of the most concerning issues in Phase 2 focuses on the completion of a Facility Assessment. This document will become the basis for surveyors’ evaluation of sufficient staffing, delivery of care/services, as well as competency skills. Cat will be providing a sample template for this document to all participants, and will conduct a “walk-through” regarding the development and completion of the Assessment.