Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

Event Details

State Approved Training for Activity Professionals
Monday, August 14, 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, August 18, 2017 4:00 PM
KAHCF Training Center
Louisville, Kentucky

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August 14-18, 2017

KAHCF Training Center
9403 Mill Brook Road
Louisville, KY 40223

Seminar Description

Activity Professionals play a significant role in the lives of nursing home patients. It is important that they provide innovative and enjoyable activities that meet their patients’ needs. “State Approved Training for Activity Professionals” will provide participants with ideas to launch new programs and to refresh existing plans. Participants will get their creative juices flowing. Both new and experienced activity coordinators should plan to attend.

This 5-day program offers an in-depth study of resident and activity programming for their special needs. It will include a review of the MDS 3.0 and Section N and Care Planning Process for the Activity Director. This program is designed to prepare the participants to function ethically and effectively in the prevailing health care climate. A “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded to participants who complete the course.


This course is designed to offer intensive, practical, interesting information and usable skills so that participants can:

• Lay the foundation for an engaging and fun activity program;

• Receive accurate information concerning the regulatory and survey processes in order to meet federal and state requirements;

• Learn how to navigate the MDS 3.0

• Integrate the clinical aspects of aging with a practical approach to designing patient-centered activities;

• Learn how to use social media to promote long=term care in your facility;

• Take advantage of direct, hands-on applications of activity concepts and ideas;  and

• Build a solid network of peer support that extends throughout the state.


Lainie Brinkley, Administrator at Brighton Cornerstone

Dennis Goodwin specialized in developing and modifying activities that perk up an activity program both for the residents involved and the activity staff and volunteers. He found that although an enthusiastic attitude is vital in "selling" an activity to potential participants, it is much easier to maintain a long-term enthusiasm when the activities themselves are novel and innately interesting.

Janet Justice is Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at KAHCF and is responsible for assisting membership in addressing  new and existing survey and regulatory matters with state and federal agencies. Coordinates meetings with state agencies to address significant regulatory issues. Responsible for keeping members informed of  pending, final and revised state and federal  memorandums and regulations. Serves as a regulatory resource and liaison to  state agencies for  member specific survey and regulatory issues.

Janine Lehman, RN, RAC-CT, CLNC with Wells Healty Systems is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and is Wound Care Certified. For the past 20 years, she has worked in all aspects of geriatric nursing, from nursing assistant and charge nurse to MDS Coordinator and Director of Nursing. Presently she oversees all areas of resident care in each of Wells owned locations and is an active member of the KAHCF. She is a current member and past President of the State Council of the Kentucky Association of Director of Nursing Administrator's, (KADONA), was the provider representative on the Case Mix Appeals Panel, and has served on the IDR panel and the MDS Validation work group. She is a frequent presenter at the LTC Management Training, MDS Basic and Advanced Training as well as many other KAHCF seminars. As a Certified Legal Nurse consultant, she provides legal nurse consulting services including clinical case evaluations, chart audits and expert testimony.

Steve McClain, Director of Public Affairs and Member Services at KAHCF and
is responsible for issues related to public relations, media relations, communications (including KAHCF publications and awards), media training, workforce issues and vendor member issues.

Connie Swearingen has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, certified activity professional, and educator and has worked in both acute care and long-term care. Swearingen has spoken for numerous long-term care organizations and is a champion for the rights of elders.


$450 - Member
$550 - Non Member

Continuing Education

This course fulfills the requirements to become an activity coordinator in Kentucky.

This seminar has been approved for 36 contact hours by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for RN/LPNs.
 KBN #5-0002-707-380-1217

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to or faxed to (502-425-3431). Cancellations by phone will not be accepted. Cancellations received no later than August 7  will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between August 8-13 will receive a refund of 1/2. Registrants who do not attend or who do not complete the full seminar will not receive a refund unless prior written notice is given to the KAHCF office.


SpringHill Suites (Approximately 3/4 mile from KAHCF office)
10101 Forrest Green Blvd. 
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 326-3895
$105.00 per night single/double
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Hawthorne Suites
(Off Shelbyville Road behind Mall St. Matthews)
751 Cypress Station Drive
Louisville, KY 40202
866-899-5959 or 502-899-5959
$103.00 per night
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