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  • 10 Nov 2015 10:19 AM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)




    Reduce Antipsychotics… It Can Be Different!

    Your organization has been selected to receive the first chance at registering for this event. Your registration for one of two educational tracks is funded.  Registration will open to all Kansas homes December 1st and space is limited, so don’t miss out!

    The Eden Alternative® is the sole recipient of a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help reduce antipsychotic use in Kansas and four other states.  Funds will support the delivery of a unique educational package featuring Dementia Beyond Drugs. Funds will support the delivery of 2 educational tracks to choose from. Your organization is invited to register at no charge. To receive fully-funded registration privileges, you must be an employee of a Medicare and/or Medicaid participating nursing home.


    Award-winning author and geriatrician Dr. Al Power  

                                                                and additional cutting edge training from The Eden Alternative®                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Watch this inspiring video about why you should reduce antipsychotics


    Track One

    Greater Learning Potential!

    Limited to the first 9 Kansas nursing homes


    -Register 2 participants in Dementia Beyond Drugs, February 2-3, 2016, Wichita, KS

    -Register same 2 people and 1 family member in the ONLINE Care Partners Workshop (Dementia Focus)

    -Track One participants receive ON-DEMAND access to the 6-part webinar series by geriatrician Dr. Al Powers entitled, “Creating Well-Being for Those Who Live with Dementia”


    Track Two

    -Register 2 participants in Dementia Beyond Drugs training only, February 2-3, 2016, Wichita, KS




    Learn More and Register Now

    Questions? Contact or call (585) 461-3951x3058


  • 23 Sep 2015 3:26 PM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)


    Friday, October 23rd

    Medical Director State-Wide Meeting

    Brewster Place Rehab Center Auditorium

    1001 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS

    1:30 p.m.             Involuntary Discharges, Dr. Rider

    2:30 p.m.             Top 10 F-Tags in Kansas, Audrey Sunderraj, KDADS

    3:30 p.m.             Discussion with Audience on the Survey Process and Nursing Home Care

    Attendance:       Medical Directors plus one NH representative

    Sponsored by the Kansas Medical Director Association

    James V Rider, D.O.

    Acting President KMDA


  • 27 Aug 2015 8:22 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    Message from the State Fire Marshal's Office - 

    Do you think that the Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99) doesn’t apply to existing facilities?  Think again because what you don’t know can indeed hurt you—and your patients, staff, visitors and accreditation.

    That’s because many NFPA 99 requirements do apply to existing systems, materials, equipment and the facility itself.  Overlooking these important requirements during installation, testing and day-to-day maintenance can trigger costly findings during surveys and inspections. It could cost even more if those oversights result in a fire, explosion or electrical danger.

    Why risk losing accreditation—or a deadly disaster?  Let an expert from the National Fire Protection Agency show you how to get your facility compliant before there’s trouble.

    Register now for NFPA 99 for Facility Managers: What Existing Facilities Must Do to Comply.

    In this 90-minute webinar, a safety expert from the National Fire Protection Agency explains exactly how the agency’s health care facility code NFPA 99 applies not just to new construction, but to existing health care facilities, systems and equipment.


    Please click the following link to register and see additional information.



    Mende Barnett

    Education Consultant

    Office of the State Fire Marshal

    800 SW Jackson, Suite 104

    Topeka KS 66612-1216


    Fax- 785-296-0151

  • 25 Aug 2015 9:22 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)









    August 25, 2015


    KDHE contact: Sara Belfry



    KDADS contact: Angela deRocha




    KDHE, KDADS schedule public forums and conference calls on HCBS waiver integration project


    TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (KDHE) have scheduled two public conference calls to discuss the integration of the state’s home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs.


    The calls are scheduled for September 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. and September 2, 2015 at noon.


    To participate in either call: Phone: 1-866-620-7326

    And provide Call Code:    527 268 5242


    The agencies have also scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss this proposal. The purpose of these meetings and calls is to talk to Kansans who receive home- and community based services (HCBS) in an effort to understand how the current individual waivers are working for them.


    KDHE and KDADS are working on creating a new 1115 waiver that would integrate current waiver services, so that all services would be available to waiver participants regardless of the waiver for which they are eligible if they are determined to need these services to continue to live in their communities.

    The forums are scheduled in Topeka, Wichita, Kansas City, Coffeyville and Garden City.

    “Our goal is to speak to Kansans receiving HCBS services to understand and address their concerns and frustrations with the current waiver system,” Secretary Mosier said. “These forums will provide Kansans who are on HCBS waivers and their families the opportunity to give input and provide feedback on how to best integrate waiver services.”

    KDADS administers seven individual home- and community-based services Medicaid waivers for individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and autism, those with a need for technology assistance, youth with a serious emotional disturbance and the frail elderly. There are a specific list of services provide under each individual waiver.

    “A new 1115 waiver would allow us to establish an integrated set of services that would be available to all waiver recipients regardless of the waiver in which they are enrolled,” Secretary Bruffett said. “We want to move toward a system that no longer defines individuals by a specific disability, but rather by their needs and capabilities.”


    Participants may RSVP for these public meetings at the following link:



    Details of the forums are as follows:




    Tuesday, August 25


    Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS




    WednesdayAugust 26

    Kansas City

    Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave.,

    Kansas City, KS






    Wichita Marriott,

    9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS




    ThursdayAugust 27


    Sleep Inn & Suites,

    202 W 11th St., Coffeyville, KS



    Garden City

    Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave,

    Garden City, KS






    If a person with a disability needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the call they should contact Laura Leistra at 785.296.4980 or by email at as soon as possible.



  • 12 Aug 2015 10:11 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    The KHCA is hosting this year's Fall Joint Provider Training which will focus on reporting and investigating elder abuse and will feature expert, Carol A. Manteuffel, an attorney and RN with many years of experience in the healthcare field.  The training is scheduled on Tuesday, September 22 in Topeka and Wednesday, September 23 in Wichita.  For more information and registration visit:

  • 11 Jun 2015 3:22 PM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release


    June 11, 2015


    For more information, contact:

    Angela de Rocha, Director of Communications

    Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

    785 296-6154



    KanCare Ombudsman looking for volunteers to work with program members


    TOPEKA – The KanCare Ombudsman’s office is establishing a KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program for individuals interested in providing a community service by assisting KanCare members who have questions or concerns regarding their health care coverage.


    Those participating in the new volunteer program will work closely with the Ombudsman Volunteer Coordinator, Pam Brown.


    The program is looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to help KanCare members and others apply for, understand and learn about their KanCare benefits and the value-added services provided by the three KanCare managed care organizations. They also will provide KanCare consumers with guidance and information on the appeals, grievances and State Fair Hearing processes.


    The program will provide training at no cost, mentoring and support for volunteers, along with office space and equipment.


    The first KanCare Volunteer offices are scheduled to open in Kansas City, Johnson County and Wichita. Training will be provided in those three locations beginning August 1, 2015.


    Those interested in a meaningful volunteer experience assisting people with KanCare/Medicaid may call the KanCare Ombudsman’s Office at 855-643-8180 or may email: for more information. An application and background check form will be provided. The application and more information are also available on the KanCare Ombudsman webpage under NEW! KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program.


    The Ombudsman Kerrie Bacon is looking forward to this exciting new program to assist KanCare/Medicaid members, their caregivers and families.





    Angela de Rocha

    Director of Communications

    Office of the Secretary

    Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

    Topeka, Kansas

    785 296-6154

    785 806-7482 Cell



    Visit our website: WWW.KDADS.KS.GOV

  • 08 Jun 2015 9:52 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    The University of Kansas Hospital will offer three free workshops in Southeast Kansas during the month of July on identifying and managing sepsis by integrating the work of nursing homes, EMS and hospitals.  The workshops will be held on July 7th at the Coffeyville Community College Technical Campus, July 11th at Pittsburg State University and July 24th at Pittsburg State University.  For more information, visit

  • 03 Jun 2015 1:19 PM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    The Healthcare Resort is breaking ground on a new location in Topeka and they have extended an invitation to KACE members to attend.

    Topeka Groundbreaking Invitation.pdf

  • 22 May 2015 12:25 PM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    LeadingAge Kansas will host Joint Provider Fire Marshal on July 7 & 8. Please click on the links below to sign-up online:

    July 7th, Wichita:

    July 8th, Topeka:

    To see the flyer click here: Joint Provider Fire Marshal 2015 Brochure (1).pdf

  • 22 May 2015 10:23 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    Don’t miss this FREE webinar to review the HCBS Final Settings Rule - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Register today at:

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the HCBS Final Setting Rule and additional guidance provided by CMS since its inception
    • Overview of the Provider Self-Assessment Survey as the first step in the assessment process to help providers identify their current level of compliance
      • Providers will answer a series of questions based on the CMS guidance from April 2015
      • Initial self-assessments will help providers determine if they are already in compliance or may be able to come into compliance soon
      • Providers who are substantially non-compliant or may need additional review (heightened scrutiny) will be part of the first round of onsite reviews starting in Fall 2015
      •  Final compliance determinations will not be made until January 2016 and Providers will have the opportunity to provide corrective action plans or transition plans if they are unable to comply with the new rules
    • Overview of upcoming Stakeholder Engagement opportunities to develop the onsite review tool and discuss the onsite review process


    Many thanks to KHCA, the webinar sponsor.

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