DMH Free Webinars – Tools for Everyone

March 5, 2024: Registration
March 14, 2024: Registration
March 20, 2024: Registration

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Registration is also available on the Upcoming Webinar Webpage.


Health Education Unit Instructor Info

The SLCR Health Education Unit will be conducting Instructor Information Meet Ups again.

March 5, 2024: Instructor Meet Up

Please see the CNA Registry webpage for past meetings and more information.

If you have questions, please call our office at 573-526-5686.


MC5 Webinar

March 6, 2024: The Validation Method: Connect and Communicate with Older Adults
Presenter: Vicki deKlerk, Executive Director, The Validation Institute

Over 37 years ago, when reality orientation was the norm, Naomi Feil, a woman with unique empathy and insight into the world of disoriented elders, created the Validation Method, motivating older adults with cognitive decline to communicate more, relieve stress, and enhance dignity and happiness in their final stage of life.

Today, the validation method is practiced around the world, and her daughter, Vicki deKlerk, continues her work through the Validation Training Institute, providing education, quality standards and easy pathways for learning this evidence-based method.

Through the magic of Zoom, Vicki will join us from the Netherlands, using interactive exercises, she will describe, demonstrate, and share 2 key prerequisite skills of the Validation Method. There will be an opportunity to share in conversation and engage in a Q & A with attendees.


MALA & DSDS Sessions for RCF/ALF

March 6-13, 2024: Various Locations

The Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) and Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS) have scheduled sessions to share new resources, upcoming initiatives and clarify information related to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in Residential Care Facilities (RCF) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALF). Please see the attached for additional information and for the locations, dates and time.


MALA 2024 Train the Trainer Events

March 6, 2024: 2024 Train the Trainer
May 8, 2024: 2024 Train the Trainer
July 10, 2024: 2024 Train the Trainer
September 4, 2024: 2024 Train the Trainer
November 6, 2024: 2024 Train the Trainer

Participants must receive approval in order to attend this workshop. Those wishing to attend must submit the following to MALA at least five days prior to the workshop date:

  • A completed application form
  • Copy of nursing license or a report printed from Nursys
  • Copy of social security card
  • Payment

Upon MALA’s review of your application, you will receive an approval/confirmation letter via email. We must have your email address to send more information prior to the workshop.


VOYCE Professional Development Webinar

March 7, 2024: Climb Out of the Cost Burden: Resources Available for Low-Income Housing Needs

Over 10 million households headed by someone 65 and older are cost-burdened, meaning they pay more than 1/3 of their income on housing. Service providers encountering clients needing low-income housing must be aware of the available programs and services to ensure smooth transitions. Join VOYCE to understand the current issues in St. Louis regarding low-income housing for older adults and what factors in individuals’ lives impact, and sometimes inhibit, their capacity to live independently in low-income housing. This presentation will explore St. Louis-based aid that can help people mitigate unique barriers to housing and locate their next home, including Show-Me Home, Missouri’s Money Follows the Person program.


Medicare from Start to Finish

March 12, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
May 14, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
September 17, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
November 12, 2024: In-Seat Workshop

This workshop will review the SNF QRP reports from CASPER that provides information about the Medicare Part A stays in your SNF. It will also explore factors impacting SNF PPS assessment schedule, PDPM basics, and consolidating billing that can impact the financial facet of the facility. It also explains Medicare eligibility, coverage, and skilling criteria. The completion of the MDS is becoming more difficult and confusing, this workshop will help clear up the confusion surrounding this process. This workshop is geared towards those individuals working in long‐term care who have a leadership role such as ADM, DON, ADON, or MDS Coordinator.


NHSN Webinar

March 13, 2024: Don’t Get Tagged: NHSN Reporting Essentials for Long-Term Care Facilities

NHSN reporting is the top tag for Missouri facilities and one of the costliest to your facility. Please make sure to set aside an hour to join this webinar on March 13 at 10 a.m. CT, provided complimentary of HQI, who will share methods your facility can use to avoid this tag and CMPs.


VOYCE’s Upcoming Events

March 18, 2024: Navigating Long-Term Care Choices and Understanding Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

A Professional Care Manager helps to develop care plans while resolving family conflicts. Find out how a care manager can help you to have autonomy in your life. An Ombudsman Professional will be on hand to understand Residents’ Rights in the long-term care facility.

March 19, 2024: Community Education: Driving Yourself Lonely

Loneliness and lack of connection in older adults have recently been reported as a public health crisis in the United States, the consequences of such potentially being an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, and premature death. What role does transportation play in exacerbating this problem, and how is this being addressed in St. Louis? Get your questions answered in this webinar!


RAI Process from Start to Finish

April 9-10, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
June 18-19, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
August 13-14, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
October 29-30, 2024: In-Seat Workshop
December 10-11, 2024: In-Seat Workshop

This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end and at each item of the MDS. The MDS is used for both a clinical and a financial assessment and will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the clinical & financial requirements. This includes a basic understanding of PDPM and how it correlates within the RAI process. This virtual workshop reviews how to gain access to and read the MDS reports from CASPER to self-audit your RAI process and look at your QMs. This workshop is designed for the MDS Coordinator and Care Plan Coordinator, or for the DON or ADM who needs a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI Process.


LeadingAge Missouri – Management Strategies for Workers Compensation in Today’s Long Term Care Environment

Learn the elements of Total Safety Management, a comprehensive behavior-based safety program, to reduce employee injury and minimize workers compensation expense. Learn about claims management and the HCFM workers compensation insurance trust.

Details and registration can be found on the links below.

April 10-11, 2024: Management Strategies for Workers Compensation in Today’s Long Term Care Environment
June 12-13, 2024: Management Strategies for Workers Compensation in Today’s Long Term Care Environment
October 9-10, 2024: Management Strategies for Workers Compensation in Today’s Long Term Care Environment


MALA Spring Conference 2024

April 14-16, 2024: Follow the Yellow Brick Road with MALA
Location: Branson Hilton Hotel & Convention Center

Information including the conference agenda and registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2024 Spring Conference is now available.


QIPMO & LeadingAge Workshop

April 16, 2024: Smart Strategies for Survey Compliance
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, St. Peters

April 23, 2024: Smart Strategies for Survey Compliance
Location: Camden at the Lake, Lake Ozark

Hear from the QIPMO team on all facets of survey compliance. Clinical survey readiness, Administrative Survey Compliance, MDS, and Admission and Discharge Compliance.


SNF ICD-10 Workshop

April 17-18, 2024: SNF ICD-10 Workshop
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City

This session is designed for both individuals new to their role in ICD-10 coding and those who have some experience but need to further their ICD-10 coding knowledge.


2024 Missouri Immunization Conference

April 25-26, 2024: MO Immunization Conference: Building Immunity in Missouri Communities
Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia

The Conference brings together bright minds to give talks that are action-oriented on a wide range of subjects related to immunizations to foster learning and inspiration, as well as provoke conversations that matter and actions that lead to increased vaccination rates for Missourians. We aim to empower the public health workforce by offering a stage for stakeholders to share innovative ideas, equitable solutions, and their personal experiences promoting immunizations.


LeadingAge 2024 Healthcare Workforce Summit

May 9, 2024: All Boats Rise HealthCare Workforce Summit
Location: Renaissance at the Airport, St. Louis

LeadingAge Missouri, along with other Missouri association partners are pleased to announce the All-Boats Rise: 2024 Healthcare Workforce Summit. This Summit is about collaboration for high quality workforce solutions. The Summit’s programmatic goals are to present content that is insightful, thought provoking, innovative, and above all, actionable. Carefully curated topics will be probed by expert moderators, panelists, and speakers. Their willingness to share is hugely appreciated. We are also indebted to volunteer industry professionals and to the many sponsors highlighted in this program and from the Summit stage. All Summit participants are encouraged to thank and connect with these sponsors during multiple networking opportunities throughout the day. While you come to learn, we hope you take advantage of engagement opportunities that may foster relationships and lead to productive collaboration.


MLN Nursing Home Administrator Conference

May 21-23, 2024: 33rd Annual Nursing Home Administrator Conference
Location: Downstream Casino, Quapaw, OK

Elevate your leadership at the 33rd Annual NHA Conference hosted by the Missouri League for Nursing at Downstream Casino from May 21-23, 2024. Join MLN for a Quad-State Extravaganza that promises unmatched insights, networking, and celebration tailored to meet the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of nursing home administration.