Apply now for MCMCFC Scholarships!
Each year, the council provides scholarships to employees of member facilities or their famiy members who are pursuing careers in the health care field.
For more details, review the scholarship flier.
Fill out the online application form.
Deadline to apply: July 31, 2016.
MCMCFC testifies in support of renewal of MOE framework
UPDATE: Senate Bill 884 was advanced out of committee on May 18 and is now before the full Michigan Senate.
Executive Director Renee Beniak told the Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee on May 11 that passage of Senate Bill 884 would allow county MCFs to maintain their mission of providing high-quality care to residents and reduce both state and county costs.
Beniak testified after the bill's sponsor, Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Oceana County), who also touted the need to extend the MOE framework so that county MCFs would continue to receive additional Medicaid funding.
The committee only took testimony, but action is expected soon on the measure.
See Beniak's full written testimony.
PHOTO: At right, Beniak shares a light moment with committee members as SB 884 sponsor Sen. Goeff Hansen laughs in the background.
See the May edition of The Compass.
Sights from the 2016 Legislative Conference
MCMCFC swears in 2015-16 Board
The council installed its new Board for 2015-16 at the 2015 Spring Management Conference at Boyne Highlands. Taking over as president from Pam Montgomery is Jayne Sabaitis (center) from Maple Lawn MCF. Sabaitis is shown here at Boyne flanked by (left to right): Tammi Lehto, vice president; Don Haney, Jennifer Morgan, Georgia Weber, Julie Porterfield and Carol Timmer. Board members not pictured are Kim Klida and Jon Look. Board members were sworn in during the membership meeting by Gary Easton.
Person and Family Centered Care
This website provides information about two entities that strive to make the highest quality nursing home care available to citizens of the state of Michigan. The goal of both entities is to keep the resident at the center of all care provided. Aplying the best clinical evidence, we will seek to achieve the highest level of person and family-centered care. Safety, quality, outcomes, building trusting relationships, and meeting the needs of the person being cared for in comfortable surroundings is what we are all about.
The two entities focused on providing this service are the county Medical Care Facilities (MCFs) which are nursing homes, located throughout the state of Michigan; and the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council, an organization formed to support, educate and advocate on behalf of those facilities. The majority of this site will be devoted to the facilities themselves, either individually or collectively, and to information that may assist you in becoming informed on the subject of medical/nursing home care, how it is provided and regulated, and some of the current issues in the field.
There are 35 Medical Care Facilities in Michigan. Medical Care Facilities serve citizens in all of Michigan’s 83 counties and are the safety net for Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens who need nursing home care regardless of their ability to pay for care. Medical Care Facilities are county-owned and operated nursing homes and, as such, many receive support from local millage and bond funding.
Medical Care Facilities offer a variety of services depending on the facility. In addition to long-term skilled nursing care, many Medical Care Facilities provide a range of programs and services, including adult day and overnight respite care, rehabilitation services, Alzheimer’s and related dementia care, rehabilitative therapy services, and independent and assisted living.
The Council represents these publicly owned and financed facilities to policy makers within the state of Michigan, and at the federal level. The Council also provides education, through conferences and other meetings, to permit Medical Care Facility administrators and staff to remain current on issues of importance.