April 15, 2019

Wondrous Colorado
Each year CHC provides training and consulting to hundreds of agencies, their staff of nurses, therapists, personal care providers, and aides as well as to family and other caregivers who provide in-home services to the infirm, chronically ill and disabled  to improve care, quality and safety. 

CHC received an average rating of 4.98 Stars out of a possible 5 for Learner rating of Quality and Program satisfaction across all live and online training in 2018. Also, 98 percent of CHC's Learners would recommend training sessions to a colleague!
Improve Wages And Accountability Home Care Workers

SB 19-238
Colorado Senate Bill 2019 Regular Session
Introduced in Senate Apr 11, 2019

Concerning home care service agencies, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain agencies to expend a minimum percentage of their reimbursements from the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act" as wages for employees who provide direct care, requiring the department of health care policy and financing to enforce training requirements and maintain public records concerning the home care workforce, and increasing the reimbursement rate for certain services provided under the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act".

VOTE IS EXPECTED THURSDAY, 4/18/2019.  If passed, it requires agencies in HCBS programs to direct a large majority of their Medicaid receipts to caregiver compensation. It also requires the state to maintain a registry of personal-care workers that caregivers and agency owners alike say is personally invasive and unnecessary.

The Home Care Association of Colorado believes this legislation will be EXTREMELY DETRIMENTAL to caregivers, clients and home-care agencies participating in the HCBS program and urges all home care agencies -- whether participating in HCBS or not -- to WRITE or CALL their senators and representatives IMMEDIATELY to please VOTE NO on this pending legislation.

If you don't know your senators and representatives, you can look them up by your address here: https://leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator
New Epidemic: Bullying Among Older Adults

Addressing a New Epidemic: Bullying Among Older Adults
Presented by:  Robin P. Bonifas, Associate Professor and Associate Director for Curriculum & Instruction, Arizona State University School of Social Work.

This presentation provides a foundation for participants to understand peer-to-peer bullying and other antagonistic behaviors among older adults and to learn about promising interventions to address such behaviors, along with opportunity to discuss specific issues occurring within their organizations.

What is Bullying?
We will review the definition of bullying, the range of incidents that commonly occur, characteristics of older individuals who bully their peers, characteristics of older individuals who are the targets of peer bullying, and the impact bullying has on older adults.

Ways to Prevent Bullying?
Primary emphasis is given to a multi-level intervention framework for addressing buying in senior housing and senior service setting and easy-to-implement interventions that providers have found useful in minimizing such behaviors.

What Are Your Challenges?
Participants will have an opportunity to discuss specific difficulties they are having in their own organizations and receive feedback from the presenter and from one another.

* Thursday, May 9, 2019
* Training 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
* Aurora City Hall, City Council Chambers,  15151 E Alameda Parkway, Aurora
* Please arrive at 12:30.
* Absolutely no food or drink is allowed into the City Council Chambers.

Professional development CEU's are available.
New! Elearning Course
Care of the Fragile, Ill and Complex Client

Workshop Goals
Home Care Agencies face particular challenges in providing services and coordinating care for frail, ill and complex clients. This program explores the current landscape of services for patients with complex needs, details characteristics of these clients, addresses the challenges of caring for these clients, and offers programmatic and policy changes that can help Home Care Agencies better deliver services to all clients, including those with the most complex health needs.
Workshop Content
This 3-CEU Certificate Workshop includes the following curriculum:
Who are complex, frail and ill clients?
Explain why the plan of care requires additional components with the Frail and Elderly.
Examine external influences that impact care of the fragile and ill.
Recognize special training and staffing considerations.
Identify KEY data elements for the Quality Management Program (QMP).
Competency Exam
Course Evaluation

Live!  Basic 8-hour Training
Administrator Training for All Agency Types

The goal of this workshop is to provide the fundamentals of Home Care Management for compliance with both Initial and Annual Training requirements by CDPHE for Administrators, Managers and Alternates. 

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14 & 15, 2019
Training 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, Heather Ridge Golf Club,  13521 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Please arrive at 9:45.
Lunch and drinks (coffee, water, tea), course materials provided.

Eight (8) CEU's are available for attendance both days.
Four (4) CEU's are available for attendance one day.
Registration and full course description.
RN Spanish-speaking - Experienced for Denver Non-medical IHSS Program
Confidential replies to connie@chctrain.com

CHC Colorado Experts for Colorado Home Health and Home Care


CHC Non-medical, IHSS, HCBS Specialist

Laura Neill, former CDPHE Surveyor and Case Manager, Laura@chctrain.com


Quality Management Program Consulting 
with Laura Neill 
Your office
Monthly or Quarterly 

CHC Skilled Home Health Specialist for Licensure, Federal certification and ACHC.

Jennifer Windram, RN, BSN , former CDPHE Surveyor and current ACHC Certified Consultant


CHC Psychosocial Specialist for ALL agency types

Bonnie MacLeod, LCSW, 30 years experience to help you offer person-centered care that is sensitive to behavioral health concerns. 
Not sure what class to take?
  Download our grid for CDPHE requirements
 and matching CHC courses.

Do you know how to report occurrences, what type of events are reportable and timelines for the reports?
LIVONGO:  Introducing Applied Health Signals
"AI+AI Information"

Livongo is silencing Noisy Healthcare's confusion, complexity and costliness to empower all people with chronic conditions. Livongo does this by applying data science, behavior enablement and clinical impact through our Applied Health Signals engine, called AI+AI.

Clinical and Non-medical Administrative Leadership

  eLearn Courses  Self-paced and available 24/7 on any device
Behavior Management of the Client with Dementia
Care about Care Coordination
Care about Privacy, Confidentiality & HIPAA
Universal Precautions
Care about Immunity
Mental Illness and Behavior Management
Care of the Fragile, Ill and Complex Client

April 2019  
4/2, 9 to 11 am, Complaint & Incident Processing Part 1
4/11, 9 to 11 am, HCBS
4/11, 12 - 2 pm, Non-medical Management Part 1
4/16, 9 to 11 am, Complaint & Incident Processing Part 2
4/16, 18, 22, 24, 11 am to 1 pm, Live Online Basic 8-hour Administrator Training
4/25, 9 to 11 am, IHSS
4/25,12 to 2 pm, Non-medical Management Part 2

MAY 2019
5/14 Provision of Skilled Care & Services (Skilled agencies)
5/16, 9 am, HCBS
5/16, 12 noon, Non-medical Home Care Management Part 1
5/14 - 15, 10 am - 3 pm, Live Basic 8-hour Administrator Training
5/28, Agency Oversight & Operations (Skilled agencies)
5/30, 9 am, IHSS
5/30, 12 noon, Non-medical Home Care Management Part 2

Not sure what class to take?  
Download our grid for CDPHE requirements
 and matching course options.