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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

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAHC Recommended Accreditation Start Up Process for Health Care Service Firms

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: patrice@cahcnj.org.