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Registration open for Fall DON Conference

The 2016 DON Conference will be Oct. 13-14 at Crystal Mountain Resort. For full details, please review the attendee packet.


See the August edition of The Compass.

Aug. 10, 2016, Compare Rankings

2016 AC Header for CC exhibitor registrationRegistration is now open for the 2016 MAC-MCMCFC Annual Conference at Boyne Mountain, Sept. 16-18. MCMCFC attendees will have a variety of events at this year's event geared specifically to their needs -- and which carry Continuing Education credits.

My Innerview (Friday, 2pm-4pm)

This session will explore the relationship between leadership and committed care-givers. Survey data clearly shows that our residents and their families, above all, want caring care-givers. Where do we find these care-givers? How do set up a system to hire them? At the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: describe those survey items which are most important to residents and families; list 3 hiring practices which have been
proven to work in hiring caring care-givers; and name 3 things you, as a leader, can do to support care-giver commitment.

IDR (Saturday, 10:30am-12pm)
The new process in the State of Michigan for IDR that went into effect in November 2015 will be detailed and discussed. The new regulations for Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (IIDR) went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. This presentation will identify key differences between IDR and IIDR. The process for an independent review conducted by MPRO will be outlined and key components of rebuttal materials for an IDR/IIDR will be provided.

Promoting Excellence in the Workplace (Saturday, 2pm-3:15pm)
This session will provide a high-level overview of "lean" for leadership. What is lean? How does it apply to me in my work? Why do I need it? Lean is a system for continuously improving your organization that involves every person in your organization. Many organizations in both government and health care have leveraged lean to provide the products and services they provide to their customers while improving their working environment for leaders and staff.

Hot Topics in Long-term Care (Sunday, 9:30am-11am)
This session explains the changes to the 5 Star Rating system and strategies to improve your Star Rating. We also discuss the IMPACT Act Quality Measures and how they will affect Medicare reimbursement in FY 2019. We wrap up with a review of the changes to the survey process including an update on the proposed changes to the regulations.

*Continuing Education Credits
All activities have been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours and to LARA for NHA credits.

None of the CE activities for this conference has commercial support or sponsorship. Any potential conflict of interest has been discussed with speakers and speakers agree to present objectively and without bias. Signed statements have been secured. There is no conflict of interest for members of the Program Committee associated with this activity.

For additional conference details, including online registration links for the conference and the hotel, please review the Attendee Packet. We look forward to seeing everyone at Boyne Mountain!

DSC 4301aBoard for 2016-17 term sworn in at Spring Management 
Part of the work at the annual meeting is the installation of the council’s board for the new term. Members of the MCMCFC Board are (l-r): Kim Klida (District IV), Ruth McAlpine (immediate past president), Mark Stevens (secretary), Tammi Lehto (first vice president), Jayne Sabaitis (president), Renee Beniak (MCMCFC executive director), Don Haney (second vice president), Jon Look (treasurer), Georgia Weber (District I) and Julie Porterfiled (District III). Not shown is Lisa Ashley (District II).

Sights from the 2016 Spring Management Conference

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Sights from the 2016 Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

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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.

The Facilities

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

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.