Professional & Continuing Studies

Comprehensive coverage of regulations affecting long-term care facilities

As the U.S. population ages, the number of individuals requiring short or long stays in nursing homes and long-term care facilities will continue to rise. In this environment it is essential that healthcare leaders and others involved in senior care maintain compliance with current regulations while striving to provide high-quality, cost-effective care to residents and families.

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The Nursing Home Administration Regulations Course offered by the University of Delaware provides students with an understanding of the regulations that govern long-term care facilities as well as the rationale behind the regulation in order for participants to fully integrate these rules into practice. Participants will be challenged to identify interventions that improve the current delivery of long-term care services in the community and to find ways to improve the nursing, psychosocial and medical care affecting residents, families and staff.

The program emphasizes relevant federal and Delaware regulations and focuses on the impact of these rules on the delivery of resident care.

This course is relevant for long-term care administrators, senior care professionals, elder advocates and more.

Topics Covered

  • Resident Rights, Abuse/Neglect/Admissions/Discharge Policies
  • The Minimum Data Set (MDS), Risk Assessments, Care Planning
  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care
  • The Delivery of Healthcare Services, Pharmacy, Dietary and Rehabilitation Services
  • Administration
  • Delaware State Regulations

Who Should Participate?

  • Nursing home or assisted living administrators
  • Professionals seeking licensure in the field of nursing home administration
  • Business leaders interested in elder care
  • Nursing home surveyors, inspectors or ombudsmen
  • Social workers or counselors working at nursing homes
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Anyone working in aging services or elder services
  • Assisted living professionals seeking advancement
  • Home health agency or adult care providers

Continuing Education Credit — National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board logoThis program has been approved for 18 participant hours by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), the nation’s leading credentialing organization for licensing, credentialing and regulating administrators of organizations along the continuum of long term care. The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has approved the above named program for continuing education credit with an approval start date of 9/17/2018 and an expiration date of 9/16/2019. This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 18.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval # 20190916-18-A46838-IN. For additional information, contact NAB at 1120 20th St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, (202)712-9040, or www.nabweb.org.

Faculty — Dr. Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN-BC, CWCN, CALA, NHA, FCPP — Dr. Warner-Maron is the faculty director and primary instructor for the Nursing Home Administration Regulations Course. Dr. Warner-Maron has over 40 years of experience in long-term care including roles as a nurse’s aide, staff nurse, director of nursing, administrator, wound specialist, quality consultant and as a federal monitor. She is certified in wound care, gerontological nursing and assisted living administration and focuses on the improvement of the quality of care through clinical, educational, and administrative interventions. She is one of the leading experts in nursing home litigation and uses this experience to address issues of falls, pressure ulcers, medication errors and other issues that have become central to malpractice actions.

Recommended Course Materials — Class discussion will focus intensively on Delaware and federal regulations pertaining to long-term care facilities. It is highly recommended that participants download the following resources and have them available to reference in class by printing them out or by accessing them on a tablet or other electronic device.

For More Information

The Nursing Home Administration Regulations Course is not currently being offered.

  • Future offerings—To receive updates about future offerings of this program, please send us your contact information.
  • Customized training for your organization — This program can be offered as a customized training program to help your organization achieve its training and employee development goals. Please contact us for more information about customized offerings.

 

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