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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 201-880-9135.
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 email@example.com, or call 201-880-9135.
First Attend: Introduction to CAHC Accreditation Workshop Duration: 2 Hours Cost: $150 per person. Attendees will meet the staff at the Commission, learn about the CAHC application process, get an overview of CAHC’s standards, review the accreditation fee schedule, discuss time-lines to become accredited and ask questions.
Next Purchase: CAHC Accreditation Standards Manual/Workshop Package Cost: $1,750 per agency. Package includes CAHC Accreditation Standards Manual and up to 25 hours of workshop training. Topics are appropriate for all agency staff involved in accreditation process and on-going compliance. They include:
Overview of CAHC Standards
Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) Basics
Clinical Forms Development Roundtable
Personnel Forms Development Roundtable
The Role of the RN in Accreditation
HR Intensive Review – Standard IV
Ask the Surveyor Roundtable
Details Regarding The Package
– The 2015 CAHC Workshop schedule will be published quarterly . Most workshops will be conducted at the CAHC office in New Providence although the training venue may vary depending on topic and location of participating agencies.
– Workshop attendance should be completed 6 months from the purchase date of the package.
– Beyond the 25 hours other agency staff members may attend a specific workshop for an additional fee.
– Purchase of the CAHC Accreditation Standards Manual/Workshop Package will not guarantee accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care.
For more information contact Patrice B. Wessel, Educator, at the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care. Phone: 908-508-1200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trustees of the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care recently granted accreditation status to two agencies:
Imeri Care Corporation in Irvington
Rosario E. Magno International Staffing, Inc. in Jersey City
For more than 25 years the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care has been accrediting home care providers in New Jersey. If you are a Global Options provider that now needs to obtain accreditation contact our office at 908-508-1200 for information. We are happy to talk to you about our process and standards. When it comes to NJ home care, CAHC makes the difference.