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Keys to a Successful Restorative Nursing Program


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Keys to a Successful Restorative Nursing Program
March 12, 2024

Skilled Nursing

6 CEs for NHA, Nurses

Restorative nursing programs affect a resident's quality of life, facility survey outcomes, both Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, and resident/family facility choice. These programs are vital to your facility's overall success, your residents' ability to thrive and maintain dignity, and a facility staff's job satisfaction.

Resident-centered, whole-person restorative nursing care is more important now than it has ever been. OBRA 1987 required skilled nursing facilities to identify and act on risk factors to prevent functional decline in residents. It included a mandate for facilities to allow only medically unavoidable declines, and facilities are expected to plan care that will delay any decline in resident function. Functional decline can lead to depression, behaviors, withdrawal, social isolation, and complications of immobility such as pain, incontinence and pressure ulcers.

Several Quality Measures will affect and can be impacted by restorative nursing programs. These measures include:
* Percentage of long stay residents who need increased help with ADLs
* Percentage of long stay residents whose ability to walk independently worsened
* Percentage of long stay resident experiencing falls
* Percentage of long stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
* Percentage of long stay low risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
* Percentage of long stay residents who have a catheter inserted and left in the bladder
* Percentage of short stay residents meet or exceed discharge function score

For restorative nursing programs to be effective and profitable, attention to and support for restorative nursing must come from the top. The administrator, director of nurses, and therapy director must be on board. A facility-wide culture of restorative nursing must be present. Act now and get everyone on board with this comprehensive educational program, and ensure your facility is offering resident-centered restorative nursing programs to improve, maintain, or slow decline in resident function in a positive culture environment.

What you will learn:

* How to be compliant with federal regulations
* Rules of rehabilitation, resident assessment and areas affected by Minimum Data Set (MDS)
* Elements of successful restorative program development and implementation
* Staff training tips
* Use of forms/documentation that can be customized to each facility
* New approaches and new ideas
* Medicare & Medicaid reimbursement impact


8:30 a.m. Check In & Coffee
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included)
12:45 p.m. Program resumes
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Location: OHCA
9200 Worthington Road, Suite 110, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the OHCA's office. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.
Scott Heichel, Director of Clinical Reimbursement

Scott Heichel, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, CIC, and Director of Clinical Reimbursement for LeaderStat brings almost 25 years of healthcare experience and is recognized for his expertise in the RAI process and clinical reimbursement. Scott's consulting work includes performing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reviews and educational programs for skilled nursing facilities and multi-facility operators. Scott has experience in and has testified as an expert witness in a large Medicare dispute case. Scott is a member of AANAC's (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination) Expert Advisory Panel, recognized as a Master Teacher through AANAC for their RAC-CT MDS certification courses, and sits on the board as the Vice President of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators).
Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for nursing home administrators (Ohio BELTSS) and nurses.

$180 (early)
$225 (regular)

$ 235 (early)
$ 295 (regular)

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