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  • 04 Apr 2017 9:07 AM | April Holman (Administrator)

    This is a reminder to join KDADS on the first and third Wednesday of the month for the biweekly Final Settings Rule Stakeholder Call. This is an opportunity to stay updated on the State’s planning for Final Settings Rule implementation.  Call in line: (866) 620-7326  Code: 582 673 67 91

     

    Here’s what you can expect during upcoming calls at Noon and at 5:30 PM:

    • Wednesday, April 5 – What Does the Final Settings Rule say about Employment?
    • Wednesday, April 19 – What does “Rebalancing” look like in terms of Final Settings Rule Compliance?
    • Wednesday, May 3 – Final Settings Rule 101: A Refresher
    • Wednesday, May 17 – Statewide Transition Plan Update

     

    General information about future calls:

    • Calls are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 & 5:30 pm
    • During each call KDADS staff will share updates about what they’re working on for the Final Settings Rule and the feedback they’ve gotten from CMS.
    • There will be time for questions from stakeholders during the call.
    • Calls will be facilitated by Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute.
    • During each one-hour call:
    • The WSU facilitator will introduce the topic of the day.
    • Participants will be asked to keep their phones on mute (*6 on your key pad or use your mute key) until the Q&A Time. This will reduce background noise.)
    • KDADS Staff will provide any updates they have.
    • After KDADS updates, the line will be opened for questions related to the updates or the Final Settings Rule in general.

     

     

     

    Home and Community Based Services

    KS Dept for Aging and Disability Services

    503 S. Kansas Ave

    Topeka, Kansas 66603

     

    Ph: 785-296-4986

    Fax: 785-296-0256

    Email: hcbs-ks@kdads.ks.gov

  • 28 Mar 2017 1:47 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    The University of Kansas Gerontology Program Presents The Vintage Park Lecture Series!


    The public is invited on April 7th at 1:30pm for an open house event in beautiful Tonganoxie, Kansas to learn more about intergenerational learning, where children, adults and seniors can grow, learn, and foster friendship together. RSVP by phone at 913-845-2204 or just come by 120 W 8th Street, Tonganoxie, KS 66086


    For more information about the Lecture Series click on the following link:  University of Kansas Gerontology Program Lecture Series (1).docx

  • 14 Mar 2017 3:55 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    The Kansas Adult Care Executives Association is seeking an administrative specialist to work 20 hours per week.  Successful candidates will have experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of computer hardware and audio visual equipment, ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally, ability to operate standard office equipment, and license to drive.  If you know a qualified candidate, please have them send their resume to KACE, 1505 SW Fairlawn, Suite B, Topeka, KS 66604 or email it to executivedirector@kaceks.org.  For a full description click on the following link:  KACE Administrative Specialist Job Description.pdf

  • 21 Feb 2017 4:10 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    A new issue of the Kansas CMS Emergency Preparedness CoP Newsletter was issued today regarding Dialysis.  To read the newsletter, click on the following link:  Issue 4 - Dialysis EM CoP TF news.pdf

  • 21 Feb 2017 4:02 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    A Kansas CMS Emergency Preparedness CoP Newsletter was released recently discussing the impact of CMS' emergency preparedness regulation at federally qualified health centers.  Click on the following link to read the newsletter:  Issue 3 - KS CMS CoP TF news (2).pdf

  • 27 Dec 2016 9:13 AM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    Staff Empowerment and Making a Home

    Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at Brewster Place Topeka, KS

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7 CEUS for nurses, social workers and adult care home administrators.  Free for any staff member of a Kansas skilled nursing home, funded by a Kansas Health Foundation grant

    Course Objectives

    ·         Empowerment: Creating leaders at every level

    ·         Consistent assignments and scheduling that makes sense

    ·         De-institutionalize the environment and create a home

    ·         Promoting community

    ·         Regulations that support creating home


    Course Description

    In order to be successful with person centered care, communities must have consistent assignments and give care partners the authority to make day to day decisions in providing care. The class will investigate how to de-institutionalize the environment to make a home and empower staff to better ensure happy and healthy residents. Staff Empowerment and Making a Home are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

    Contact Shawna Walberg at (913) 477-8251 or shawnaw@gerti.org to register for the class.

  • 04 Oct 2016 1:51 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services along with KACE and our partner associations will host a series of regional roundtable meetings for nursing facilities the week of November 14th. The meetings are free of cost to attend and will provide an opportunity to hear from regional survey staff regarding top tags and other agency updates.


    Check the KACE Professional Development Calendar for more infomation.

  • 14 Sep 2016 1:46 PM | April Holman (Administrator)
    The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has announced that Denise German will be the new Director of Nursing Facility Survey and Certification, replacing Audrey Sunderraj when she retires next week.  Denise is currently the Regional Manager for the Kansas City District Office.  We are looking forward to working with Denise and we will share more information about the change as it becomes available.
  • 08 Sep 2016 1:43 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    Audrey Sunderraj, Director of Nursing Facility Survey and Certification at KDADS, has announced that she will be retiring on September 23, 2016.

  • 05 Jan 2016 2:15 PM | April Holman (Administrator)

    Beginning January 2016, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) will host a monthly HCBS Provider Forum conference call to discuss program and policy updates.  The first call is scheduled for 10 a.m. through 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19th.  Please note that, effective January 19th, the call-in information for the HCBS Provide Forum calls will be:  1-866-620-7326  Code 392 624 7469.

     

    All HCBS providers interested in participating in this meeting can register at http://www.kdads.ks.gov/provider-home/home-and-community-based-services-provider-information/provider-forum

     

    Going forward, the HCBS Provider Forum call will occur on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.   Additional information regarding the meeting can be found on the Events Calendar under the Provider homepage.

     

     

    Home and Community Based Services

    KS Dept for Aging and Disability Services

    503 S. Kansas Ave

    Topeka, Kansas 66603

     

    Ph: 785-296-4986

    Fax: 785-296-0256

    Email: hcbs-ks@kdads.ks.gov


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