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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

 

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:

Please contact CAHC for more information.

 

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:

Please contact CAHC for more information

 

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:

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 WORKSHOP:

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.

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

 

Press Release – CAHC Announces New Board Trustees

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) Board of Trustees stands proud to welcome private pay representatives Larry Aronson and Adam Blecker to their Board.

Larry Aronson is the Owner of Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange and Adam Blecker is the Vice-President / Co-Founder of Seniors in Place in Springfield.  Adam also serves as President of the Home Health Services Association of New Jersey (HHSA).

“We are so pleased to have Larry and Adam join the CAHC Board.  They bring a needed private pay agency perspective to our Board.  We look forward to their support and insights as we navigate the ever evolving NJ home care landscape with our partner agencies”, said Don Winant, CAHC’s Executive Director.

Having just celebrated our 30th Anniversary, CAHC is the oldest and largest New Jersey based Home Care Accrediting Body.  As a non-profit, CAHC has a Board of Trustees consisting of 7 New Jersey home health care providers and 4 accomplished New Jersey business executives and professionals.

CAHC’s experience is unparalleled with knowledge on New Jersey’s home health care landscape, its unique best practices, its regulations and governance as well as the challenges faced by our home health care service providers regardless of their sources of income or client markets served.

For more information, call us at 201-880-9135 or visit www.cahcnj.org

May Dates Set For Learning About CAHC Accreditation!

These workshops are recommended for agencies wanting to learn more about CAHC accreditation. The sessions are targeted to start ups and companies already providing service to clients that are now considering accreditation. You will learn about the CAHC standards and process. We know New Jersey home care so come prepared with your questions. For more information or to register contact tara@cahcnj.org or call 201-880-9135.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 9:30 -11:30 a.m.   Saddle Brook, NJ

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 10:00 -12:00 p.m.  Hammonton, NJ

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 10:00 -12:00 p.m.  Toms River, NJ

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 1:00 -3:00 p.m.  Saddle Brook, NJ

CAHC Introduces Tara Werner, Director of Education and Marketing

CAHC is pleased to announce that Tara Werner has joined our staff in the role of Director of Education and Marketing.

Tara brings to CAHC some outstanding talents and experiences in home health care, communications and marketing.

Having worked for Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County in Jersey City for the past 6 years, Tara’s expertise in the home health care environment is exceptional.  She knows our home health industry, its challenges, its landscape and its stakeholders.

Possessing extraordinary inter-personal abilities, Tara is passionate about networking and marketing.  Skilled in social media and newsletters, all of us can expect to see great things regarding accreditation and home health care tips as well as items of interest among our state’s home health care providers

Tara’s addition to our staff will enable CAHC to take our “Introduction to Accreditation” and “Standards Overview” courses, additional educational workshops, marketing campaigns and networking opportunities across our entire state to make your partnership with CAHC more convenient.

Tara’s email address is Tara@cahcnj.org or she can be reached at 201-880-9135.

CAHC Proficient Consultants

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist New Jersey’s home health care service firms with 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 email dawn@cahcnj.org or call us at 201-880-9135.

 

Consultant Criteria Established for CAHC Accreditation Proficiency

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist health care service firms registered in New Jersey satisfactorily negotiate the accreditation process. Agencies often call our office asking for recommendations of someone they can contact. For that reason we have developed criteria that individuals would need to complete in order to be considered proficient by CAHC as a consultant.

The following workshops total 17 hours of classroom training and attendance is required:

Overview of Standards – 3 hours

HR Intensive Review – Standard VI – 2 hours

The Role of the RN in Accreditation – 3 hours

Performance Quality Improvement – 2 hours

Preparing Your CAHC Application for Submission – 2 hours

Preparing for Your CAHC Survey – 2 hours

Avoiding Common Survey Deficiencies – 3 hours

Following completion of the workshops the potential consultant would be interviewed by the CAHC Director of Accreditation. Once approved the individual would be acknowledged by CAHC and listed on the organization’s website.

For more information, a proficient consultant application or for a list of scheduled workshops, contact Marita Drivanos, CAHC Director of Accreditation, by email at marita@cahcnj.org, or call 201-880-9135.

New Resource For Agencies! Save Time And Money With Our Road Map To Accreditation!

CAHC RoadmapNew Jersey’s #1 accrediting body presents an exciting new roadmap designed to get you to your required accreditation easily and quickly while empowering your staff with greater knowledge and better preparedness for your operational success.

CAHC is now including its pre-approved “Library of Forms and Policies” to all CAHC accreditation applicants taking advantage of our special “Road Map to Accreditation” offer. For a $1,500 all-inclusive fee you receive access to an unlimited number of training programs for an unlimited number of your staff until you receive your accreditation. And now, CAHC forms and policies are an added benefit to you.

For more information contact Patrice Wessel, Educator, at 201-880-9135 or patrice@cahcnj.org.