A Deep Dive: Standards IV and V

A Deep Dive: Standards IV and V

Attain an increased knowledge base of the revised CAHC Standards IV and V; review and discuss the changes that were made and why; examine important components of the personnel and clinical files to help maintain and improve your agency’s compliance.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 AM to 13:30 PM FEE: $200
CAHC Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Upcoming Fall Workshops

Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) Basics

 CAHC Standard III. PQI policies help owners and managers monitor their home care business. This workshop reviews the basics in establishing a PQI program and risk management policies. Focused on the basics of quarterly reporting, participants will review processes for goal setting, record management, and successfully addressing common program challenges. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM FEE: $150

CAHC Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

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Avoiding Common Deficiencies

This workshop is a review of CAHC Standards and Intents to identify processes and methods of documentation to eliminate deficiencies. Focusing on the survey process, this workshop uses the CAHC Manual as a blue print for success to guide the agency to full accreditation and eliminate the need for a corrective plan of action.

Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM FEE: $200

CAHC Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

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Introduction to Home Care Accreditation

Introduction to Home Care Accreditation offers more information about the CAHC Accreditation Program. Join us to learn the basics about our standards, costs and the accreditation process.

Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM FEE: FREE

CAHC Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

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SCORE and CAHC Partner Again!

Need help marketing and growing your NJ home health care agency?

 Frustrated?   Want more private pay?   Not sure where to begin?

Well, we can help so let’s get you started!

The ever-popular SCORE Small Business Workshops are designed to help teach and mentor New Jersey’s home health care service firm owners. Learn from industry experts on how to market, grow and manage your home care business.

*SAVE $50 by registering for both workshops. Lunch is included.

Registration is required, so reserve your seat  by calling us at 201-880-9135 or emailing us at workshops@cahcnj.org

 

When?       Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Workshop 1: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Home Care Agency Marketing – Finding and Keeping Customers

Learn from an expert ways to identify and maintain customers for your home care business. $150 per person*

 

Workshop 2: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Financial Management for a Successful Home Care Business

Learn to project revenue and determine if your client mix will sustain your business operations. This is a hands on experience that will benefit your organization. $150 per person*

*Register for both workshops for $250 per person.

 

 Where?      CAHC Office, 299 Market Street, Suite 235,  Saddle Brook, NJ

 

For information about any of the upcoming workshops and the

CAHC Unlimited Training Package call us at 201-880-9135.

SCORE and CAHC Partner Again!

SCORE and CAHC Partner Again!

 Need help marketing and growing your NJ home health care agency?
 Frustrated?   Want more private pay?   Not sure where to begin?

Well, we can help so let’s get you started!

The ever-popular SCORE Small Business Workshops are designed to help teach and mentor New Jersey’s home health care service firm owners. Learn from industry experts on how to market, grow and manage your home care business.

*SAVE $50 by registering for both workshops. Lunch is included.

Registration is required, so reserve your seat  by calling us at 201-880-9135 or emailing us at workshops@cahcnj.org

When?       Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Workshop 1: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Home Care Agency Marketing – Finding and Keeping Customers

Learn from an expert ways to identify and maintain customers for your home care business. $150 per person*

Workshop 2: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Financial Management for a Successful Home Care Business

Learn to project revenue and determine if your client mix will sustain your business operations. This is a hands on experience that will benefit your organization. $150 per person*

*Register for both workshops for $250 per person.

Where?      CAHC Office, 299 Market Street, Suite 235,  Saddle Brook, NJ

Due to Popular Demand – Early October Accreditation Workshops Added

 

Due to Popular Demand
Early October Accreditation Workshops Added


Introduction to Home Care Accreditation
This free workshop offers more information about the CAHC Accreditation Program.
Come learn the basics about CAHC Standards, costs, and the accreditation process.
CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Preparing your CAHC Application
This interactive workshop allows participants to review and prepare for the application process before submission. Agencies benefit by understanding the components of the CAHC Application while at the same time learning how to keep it as simple and easy as possible. This review will help to expedite their application and will offer tips on how to avoid common application mistakes. $150 per person
CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:00am to 1:00pm


* Save with our Unlimited Training Package *
CAHC’s workshop bundle gives your agency access to an unlimited number of workshops for an unlimited number of your staff participants.
Our $1,500 Unlimited Training Package allows home care agencies to train and cross-train key staff members on various accreditation topics until your agency submits its accreditation application.

For information about any of the upcoming workshops and the
CAHC Unlimited Training Package call us at 201-880-9135.

CAHC Certified Consultants

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist New Jersey’s home health care service firms with on-site guidance through their CAHC accreditation process.

To receive our most current list of consultants who have achieved the necessary credentials to be awarded CAHC accreditation proficiency, please call us at 201-880-9135.

Upcoming September/October Accreditation Workshops

Introduction to Home Care Accreditation

This free workshop offers more information about the CAHC Accreditation Program.

Come learn the basics about CAHC Standards, costs, and the accreditation process.

 CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

 Avoiding Common Deficiencies

This workshop is a review of CAHC Standards and Intents to identify processes and methods of documentation to eliminate deficiencies. Focusing on the survey process, this workshop uses the CAHC Manual as a blue print for success to guide the agency to full accreditation and eliminate the need for a corrective plan of action. $200 per person

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

Role of an RN in Accreditation

Standard V. This workshop ensures the nursing staff is prepared for accreditation as well as their critical role as defined by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Participants will review clinical standards of practice and how to apply these Standards to their agency’s day to day operations. An experienced CAHC RN Surveyor will discuss the critical role of the nurse and offer open discussion on issues the RN professional faces in home care. $200 per person

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

Preparing your CAHC Application

This interactive workshop allows participants to review and prepare for the application process before submission. Agencies benefit by understanding the components of the CAHC Application while at the same time learning how to keep it as simple and easy as possible. This review will help to expedite their application and will offer tips on how to avoid common application mistakes. $150 per person

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:00am to 1:00pm

 Take advantage of CAHC workshops to ensure your agency is on track to accreditation. Registration is required, so call: 201.880.9135

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs – Proposed HCSF Accreditation Regulations Released

The Division of Consumer Affairs has just released their proposed Health Care Service Firm Accreditation regulations!

Please note the following 3 excerpts:

      * Commencing with the first registration renewal after (12 months after the effective date of this amendment), and for every succeeding renewal, a health care service firm shall submit evidence that it is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the [page=2761] Department of Human Services as an accrediting body for homemaker agencies participating in the Medicaid program, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 10:60-1.2.

       * Commencing (three years from the effective date of this rule), and every third year from that date, a health care service firm shall submit an audit to the Division that complies with the requirements of (b) below as part of the renewal of registration required under N.J.A.C. 13:45B-13.5.  (see full details in the attached regulation document)

        * The required audit consists of two parts, one evaluating the health care firm’s compliance with laws and rules and one evaluating its financial status.  The audit must be conducted by a licensed certified public accountant and must include a report regarding internal controls and management practices. 

Click Here to Download the Proposed Regulations

Comments are due by October 20, 2017.

Seniors-4-Seniors Announces Fall Program

 NEVER TOO OLD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Senior citizens are joining forces to educate, advocate, and act on behalf of their peers.

Seniors 4 Seniors is now accepting perspective candidates for the Senior Advocacy Training program starting this October at the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. This consumer educational program provides intensive training to empower senior citizens to advocate on senior issues and to improve the quality of life for our aging population.

The Department of Labor projects adults age 65 and over will account for 22% of NJ’s total population by 2030. Despite the surge in the population, many local policies and programs are developed with little to no input from seniors. Hence, the more our seniors learn about programs and issues that will affect them, the greater they will be empowered to successfully advocate on the behalf of their community.

CAHC is the leading NJ-based non-profit agency providing home care accreditation for Personal Care Services and In-Home Skilled Nursing in NJ. Included in CAHC’s mission is consumer education, thus the Seniors 4 Seniors program was developed to educate consumers on how to address the concerns of senior citizens in order to become effective change agents.

The 7-session training program, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, teaches seniors how to research issues affecting their community, develop proposals on initiatives, communicate with elected officials and effectively advocate. The course fee of $200 includes all course materials, snacks, beverages and lunch. Scholarships are available to qualifying participants.

If you would like more information about this topic contact Don Winant at CAHC;                  (201) 880-9135 or email don@cahcnj.org.

 

 

August and September Educational Workshops

Upcoming 2017 Workshops

 Registration is required for all workshops, please call (201) 880-9135.

 Preparing your CAHC Application

This interactive workshop allows participants to review and prepare for the application process before submission. Agencies benefit by understanding the components of the CAHC Application while at the same time learning how to keep it as simple and easy as possible.  This review will help to expedite their application and will offer tips on how to avoid common application mistakes. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 || 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

CAHC Forms Roundtable

Is your agency using the approved form? CAHC offers a library of clinical forms to help agencies adhere to accreditation standards. Participants are encouraged to bring their personnel and clinical forms to be reviewed by CAHC staff. This workshop will discuss the minimum requirements and offer templates for agencies to put into practice. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 || 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Avoiding Common Deficiencies

This workshop is a review of CAHC Standards and Intents to identify processes and methods of documentation to eliminate deficiencies. Focusing on the survey process, this workshop uses the CAHC Manual as a blue print for success to guide the agency to full accreditation and eliminate the need for a corrective plan of action. $200 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 || 9:00am to 12:00pm

  

Role of an RN in Accreditation

Standard V. This workshop ensures the nursing staff is prepared for accreditation as well as their critical role as defined by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Participants will review clinical standards of practice and how to apply these Standards to their agency’s day to day operations. An experienced CAHC RN Surveyor will discuss the critical role of the nurse and offer open discussion on issues the RN professional faces in home care. $200 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

* Save with our Unlimited Training Package *

CAHC’s workshop bundle gives your agency access to unlimited number of workshops to unlimited number of participants. $1,500 Unlimited Training Package allows home care agencies to train key staff members on various accreditation topics. Valid until your agency submits an application, staff can benefit by attending a variety of topics at a discounted rate.

For information about any of the upcoming workshops and the CAHC Unlimited Training Package call us at 201-880-9135.

June and July Educational Workshop Schedule

Introduction to Home Care Accreditation

This free workshop offers more information about the CAHC Accreditation Program. Come learn the basics about CAHC standards, costs, and the accreditation process.

NEXT WORKSHOPS:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Tuesday, July 11, 2017       || 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, July 19, 2017  || 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017       || 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Overview of CAHC Standards – 2017 Updates –

This workshop offers an in-depth review of the CAHC Accreditation Program and Standards. Focused on Standards IV and V, participants will learn about the minimum requirements to manage staff and patients according to CAHC Standards. This review will include information on how to avoid common deficiencies in accreditation and CAHC Application basics. $200 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 || 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

Role of an RN in Accreditation

Standard V. This workshop ensures the nursing staff is prepared for accreditation as well as their critical role as defined by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Participants will review clinical standards of practice and how to apply these Standards to their agency’s day to day operations. An experienced CAHC RN Surveyor will discuss the critical role of the nurse and offer open discussion on issues the RN professional faces in home care. $200 per person

NEXT WORKSHOPS:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 || 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

HR Intensive Review

Standard IV. This workshop focuses on the hiring, training, and on-going evaluation of your home care staff. Participants benefit by establishing employment policies, understanding personnel file requirements and performing clinical competency testing for evaluations. CAHC approved forms and policy examples will be reviewed to ensure staff meets the qualifications to provide best practice care in a home setting. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

            TBD – Please contact CAHC for more information

 

CAHC Application Review

This interactive workshop allows participants to review and prepare for the application process before submission. Agencies benefit by understanding the components of the CAHC Application while at the same time learning how to keep it as simple and easy as possible.  This review will help to expedite their application and will offer tips on how to avoid common application mistakes. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

            TBD – Please contact CAHC for more information

 

CAHC Survey Experience

Be Ready. Be Prepared. Be Organized. Don’t be rattled by your accreditation on-site survey, this workshop outlines what agencies should expect during their on-site visit and offers tips on alleviating some common worries. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOPS:

CAHC Main Office, Saddle Brook, NJ

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

CAHC Forms Roundtable

Is your agency using the approved form? CAHC offers a library of clinical forms to help agencies adhere to accreditation standards. Participants are encouraged to bring their personnel and clinical forms to be reviewed by CAHC staff. This workshop will discuss the minimum requirements and offer templates for agencies to put into practice. $150 per person

NEXT WORKSHOP:

            TBD – Please contact CAHC for more information

 

* Save with our Unlimited Training Package *

CAHC’s workshop bundle gives your agency access to unlimited number of workshops to unlimited number of participants. $1,500 Unlimited Training Package allows home care agencies to train key staff members on various accreditation topics. Valid until your agency submits an application, staff can benefit by attending a variety of topics at a discounted rate. Contact Tara Werner, Education Director for more information. Tara@cahcnj.org or (201) 880-9135