Events Over 12 Months Old

“New York Nursing Homes and the COVID-19 Vaccine – Get The Facts” – WEBINAR – December 16th

Please join us for a webinar titled “New York Nursing Homes and the COVID-19 Vaccine – Get The Facts” which is being held on December 16th from 1-2:30 pm .  GNYHCFA has worked with 1199SEIU Training and Education Fund to bring forth an informative webinar on implementing a safe COVID-19 Vaccination program! 

We are pleased to announce that Michael Balboni, our Executive Director, will be speaking/introducing the webinar.

This webinar is open to all NH Administrators, 1199SEIU delegates & staff as well as all 1199SEIU members.  We encourage participation of leadership and direct care staff  to promote information sharing on a safe and effective immunization implementation.  Speakers and subject matter experts will share Federal and State distribution plans for LTC facilities in downstate NY and the Safe and efficient COVID-19 Vaccination processes at the facility level.

Register here:  New York Nursing Homes and the COVID-19 Vaccine: Get the Facts Tickets, Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

Administrator CEU’s have been applied for!

Please see the attached flyer, linked below, for additional information.  Do not hesitate to contact the Association with any further questions.

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COVID19 Vaccination Roll Out: How’s it going? GNYHCFA WEBINAR – JANUARY 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Roll out: How is it Going?

Participants will be updated on the latest information relating to vaccination, the monoclonal antibody treatment and NYSDOH & CDC updates.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021

1:00PM – 2:00PM

  • Topics
    • Discuss vaccination roll out and what to expect based on early experiences.
    • Preparing for the second dose of vaccinations.
    • Examine the availability and need to use the monoclonal antibody treatment.
    • Review all NYSDOH and CDC updated guidance.
  • Speakers
    • Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • William C. Hallett, Pharm.D., MBA, BCG, President/CEO, Guardian Consulting Services, Inc.
    • Sandi Vito, Executive Director, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds
    • Milly Silva, Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Administrators, DONs, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Department Heads, Medical Directors. All staff are encouraged to participate.

 

Administrator CEU Available.  

 

 

GNYHCFA Webinar: “After One Year of COVID, What Does the Future Hold?” – March 3, 2021

After One Year of COVID, What Does the Future Hold?

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021

1:00PM – 2:00PM

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AefD2fvkTouVv3bbHfnSew

KEY SPEAKERS & TOPICS:

  • Topics
    • Examine the latest legislation regarding the Long-Term Care Industry.
    • Discuss vaccination updates and vaccination hesitancy.
  • Speakers
    • Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Mary Gracey-White, RN, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Ben Kern, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, The Parkside Group
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Administrators, DONs, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Department Heads, Medical Directors.
  • Why Attend?
    • Participants will be updated on the latest information relating to vaccination, policy overview and legislative review.

Administrator CEUs Applied For*

GNYHCFA WEBINAR – “Skilled Nursing Facilities: Moving Forward” – April 22nd @ 1:00 pm

GNYHCFA is hosting a webinar!  We hope you join us on April 22nd for Skilled Nursing Facilities: Moving Forward”  

 We will be updating participants on the latest information relating to the nursing home industry including a focus on quality care and safe medication practice.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uY42iccmTuGrRANZt2XILQ

*GNYHCFA has applied for Administrator credit!*

TOPICS:

    • Michael Balboni and Mary Gracey-White, RN, BSN, discuss nursing home industry updates including the NYS Budget, visitation and surveys.
    • Dr. Grossman will present on Quality Care Focus: Polypharmacy including Antipsychotic medications.
    • Dr. Hallett will examine safe medication practice as well as the review of potential drug interactions, and preventing adverse events including monitoring residents with 9+ medications.

Need more information?  Please see the following:  April 2021 webinar

Thank you!

 

GNYHCFA Webinar – “Surveys, Staff and Stars” – May 26, 2021

We will be updating participants with the latest information relating to the nursing home industry including a focus on CMS Star Rating, staffing and survey updates.

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pCMLmzx4Rpe_9hr5d6I8Qw

*GNYHCFA has applied for Administrator credit!*

TOPICS:

    • Michael Balboni will discuss nursing home industry updates, including a legislation review as well as a focus on preserving CMS Star Ratings through effective staff management.
    • Mary-Gracey White, RN, BSN, will present on staffing retention and recruitment, updates on recertification surveys, and a reminder of GNYHCFA’s Onsite Compliance Support.
    • Simon Pelman will explore staffing retention and staffing recruitment.

 

Need more information?  Please see the attached flyer or contact the Association.

May 2021 webinar

GNYHCFA Webinar – “Journey Back to Normalcy: Do you have the tools?” – June 24, 2021

We hope you join us on June 24th for a webinar titled “Journey Back to Normalcy: Do you have the tools?”  

 We will be updating participants with the latest information relating to the nursing home industry including a focus on staffing, reimbursement & regulation.

When: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vTzEzVx8SN2wv7z9kFJ1gQ

*GNYHCFA has applied for Administrator credit!*

TOPICS:

    • Michael Balboni will open with an overview of updates in the long-term care industry.
    • Sandi Vito and Faith Wiggins, 1199SEIU Training and Education Funds, will discuss the funds and staffing in SNFs.
    • Mary-Gracey White, and Arlette A. Drigpaul, will review the newly enacted law on Personal Caregiving and Compassionate Caregiving Visitors in Nursing Homes.
    • Joseph Martello, CPA, will present on reimbursement and financial reporting.

 

Need more information?  Please contact the Association.

 

Thank you!

GNYHCFA Webinar – December 15, 2021 – “Strategic Perspectives For Long Term Care in 2022”

Strategic Perspectives For Long Term Care in 2022

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER HERE:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c6btU-oqQEivsRAnKJYjWw

 

Topics

    • Michael Balboni will discuss key proposals to move the Nursing Home Industry forward including the anatomy of the contract and legislative updates
    • Nelia Adaci will discuss CMS Five Star Rating System and Clinical Reimbursement Updates
    • Mary Gracey-White will provide regulatory updates impacting SNFs
  • Speakers
    • Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Mary Gracey-White, RN, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Nelia Adaci, RNC, CDONA, RAC-CTA Chief Operating Officer of The CHARTS Group
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Administrators, DONs, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Department Heads, Medical Directors.

 

 

 

Administrator CEUs Applied For*

GNYHCFA Webinar – January 26, 2022 – “New Day, New Year: Improvement in Relationships Provide New Opportunities

January Webinar Flyer

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00pm – 2:30pm

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o1ycUTTASYqCO8JmE7AANw

  • Topics
    • Dallas Nelson & Nicole Halsey RN, DON will present on COVID-19 Therapeutics
    • Michael Balboni will discuss nursing home industry updates including the NY State Budget & other legislative updates
    • Mary Gracey-White will discuss CMS & NYSDOH Regulatory and Clinical Updates
  • Speakers
    • Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Mary Gracey-White, RN, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Dallas L. Nelson, CMD FACP, Medical Director of UR Medicine Geriatrics Group, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine Division
    • Nicole Halsey, RN, Director of Nursing, Shore Winds Nursing Home
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Administrators, DONs, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Department Heads, Medical Directors.

Administrator CEUs Applied For*

GNYHCFA Webinar 3/29: “The 2022 State Budget – Impact for Nursing Homes”

GNYHCFA Webinar – “The 2022 State Budget – Impact for Nursing Home”

March Webinar Flyer

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

1:00pm – 2:30pm

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QyD1JxV9Sq29hlguhmAjIA

  • Topics
    • Michael Balboni will discuss the nuts and bolts of the NYS health Care Budget and the impact for the Nursing Home Industry
    • John Kerney will provide updates relating to current Life Safety Surveys
    • Mary Gracey-White will discuss recent Survey trends and Industry Updates
  • Speakers
    • Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • John Kerney, Life Safety Consultant, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
    • Mary Gracey-White, RN, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
  • Who Should Attend?
    • Administrators, Directors of Engineering and Facility  Building Management Services, DONs, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Department Heads, Medical Directors.

 

Administrator CEUs Applied For*

NY Newsday: Unwinding The Pandemic Will Take Years of Planning (2.7.22)

OPINIONCOMMENTARY

By Michael Balboni

Unwinding the pandemic will take years of planning

The pandemic has challenged the way many of us look at life.

Updated February 7, 2022 6:00 AM

We should start thinking about how we unwind the pandemic. Like a bad traffic accident that takes minutes to close a road but hours to reopen, the pandemic hit quickly but it will take years to bring back our economy, health care, and society.

The pandemic has challenged the way many of us look at life. We should not rush back to pre-pandemic expectations around things like job performance, academic evaluations, and social interactions. The reality is that some individuals will never feel comfortable without a mask. Some of our neighbors will never believe recommendations that come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because they have lost faith in our public health institutions. Others will never accept a five-day workweek.

Part of the pandemic’s devastation is its randomness in affecting different people differently. Over the years, I have worked with governments and companies to design tabletop exercises to model the impact of a pandemic. I would ask certain leaders to step out and let the decision-making process proceed with the unexpected absence of someone in the chain of command. The goal was to build organizational resiliency through dealing with the unknown impacts of widespread disease. The solution was to deal with a response plan that suddenly had holes in it and to adjust to unexpected complications.

The pandemic has impacted different communities disproportionately. How can society assure them they will not suffer the same fate from the next global disease?

Michael Balboni is a former New York State senator and deputy secretary for public safety.

Many of the impacts are generational because they affected children. In the short term, children will have to reintegrate into society after being shut in and not being in school. Long term, children will need to recover from the loss of a parent, guardian, or caregiver.

Our workforce has changed as well. From the “Great Resignation” and the federal stimulus program that allowed workers to stay home, to telecommuting and the hybrid workweek, the office of 2022 will look nothing like it did in 2019.

These changes should be studied, anticipated, and recognized for what they are. We should not assume that all of us will be ready to get back to normal because the definition of normal is changing. The next steps should be to re-examine how health care is provided in our country, including concerns ranging from underserved communities to the impact of long-haul COVID to issues with the expansion of medical technologies.

We need to recognize some early estimates that as much as half of our workforce will remain remote. What will this do to small businesses, mass transportation systems, and sales tax receipts? Can we adjust our tax structure to recognize this new reality and institutionalize the need for worker flexibility? What to do with all of the commercial properties that will feel the brunt of the worker-less real estate economy? One idea might be to convert commercial properties to residential properties. Government should explore easing the conversion process to facilitate this transition, without leaving out housing the homeless and individuals with mental health needs.

As we move into this post-pandemic world, we must recognize that for some people, mask mandates provide a sense of security, for others a frustrating restriction. While the revocation of such mandates will likely reintroduce some level of fear, we should consider whether fear alone is sufficient to dictate our future but acknowledge it in planning for the new reality.