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

Event Details

Advanced Social Services Training
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:00 PM
KAHCF Training Center
Louisville, Kentucky

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Presented by Cat Selman

September 26 & 27, 2017

KAHCF Training Center
(located at the KAHCF Office)
9403 Mill Brook Road
Louisville, KY 40223

8:00 a.m. Registration (ET)
8:30 a.m. Class Begins

Seminar Description

New nursing home regulations are going to happen!!

The proposed regulations are currently being reviewed by the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) - the last “step” to be completed before official release by CMS. It is anticipated that the new regs will be released some time mid-October; however, there are rumors that it could be as early as mid-September. Changes/revisions include: quality of care/quality of life issues; person-centered care; facility assessment & skill competencies; staff training/education; dementia care; behavioral care; population diversity; ethics; abuse & neglect; unnecessary drugs; restraints; infection control; and discharge planning; with the underlying focus on "each resident achieving their highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.”

In this training, Cat will give an overview of some of these areas as they relate to the Social Worker's and the Interdisciplinary Care Team’s responsibilities. She will address regulations that contain “highest practicable” either in surveyor guidance or compliance/enforcement guidance, and offer recommendations in regard to staff practices, care planning and documentation issues. Ms. Selman will also share trends in citations for quality of care; quality of life; and failing to help a resident “attain or maintain their highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.” In addition, she will be addressing surveyor findings from recent MDS Focused Surveys. Register your entire interdisciplinary team! This is one training that you should NOT miss!

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Cat Selman will take Social Workers a step further into the world of social services, compliance and long term care. She takes seemingly insurmountable, detailed regulatory/compliance issues, and explains them on a level that is enjoyable, entertaining, understandable, and easy to implement. Topics to be addressed will include:
  • Psychosocial Severity Grid/Specific Case Scenarios & Surveyor Examples of deficient practice
  • Immediate Jeopardy & Psychosocial Harm
  • Defensive Documentation (how to help safeguard yourself and your facility)
  • Handling Complaints to achieve success in service recovery (better resident & family satisfaction)
  • Working with Conflict & Difficult People
  • Sexuality in Nursing Homes: Myths &. Reality
  • Successful marketing techniques
  • Assuring person-centered care - finding out the resident's REAL story
  • Time Management - How do we get it all done??

Although this intensive, two-day training, is designed specifically for the Social Worker/Social Service Designee, Administrators, Nurses and Activity Professionals will also benefit from the session content. Sign up your entire team for this training! Give them the skills and tools to be successful within your facility. Don't wait till the middle of a survey to realize that you should have sent staff to this educational offering!

Speaker Info

Catherine R. “Cat” Selman, BS, ACC  
Cat Selman a consultant in her business, The Healthcare Communicators, Inc., is a well trained professional in the health care field with over 25 years experience. Ms. Selman received her BS Degree from Trevecca College and has completed graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi. She served as Corporate Activity and Social Work Consultant for 101 nursing facilities in seven states before starting her own business in 1988. Cat has attended numerous CMS (HCFA) surveyor training sessions and has held positions on a variety of CMS (HCFA) workgroups: i.e. development of the MDS/PAC short-stay forum, abuse & neglect forum, revision of the survey, and interpretative guidelines and QOL initiatives. Cat, who participated in various aspects in the development of the MDS 3.0 document and having attended the CMS' Train the Trainer in Baltimore, MD, will be sharing the latest, most accurate guidance for the implementation of the MDS 3.0


$230 - Member

$370 - Nonmember

Activity Professionals - 12 CEUs
Administrators - 12 CEUs
Social Workers - 12 CEUs 

This seminar has been approved for 12 contact hours for administrators and 14 contact hours for RN/LPNs by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators and Kentucky Board of Nursing.
KBN #5-0002-707-381-1217

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 September 18 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between September 19 & September 25 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.


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10101 Forrest Green Blvd. 
Louisville, KY 40223
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