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Social Media Monday: How to Use Facebook To Get and Share News
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Where Trump and Clinton Stand on Health Care Issues

Last week NAHC Report covered the positions the two major presidential candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, have taken on long-term care issues. Today, we will cover health care generally, by looking at how Clinton and Trump promise to maintain or alter America’s gigantic health care system.

Before we begin, it should be noted that the Clinton health care manifesto is considerably larger and more detailed than what the Trump campaign has made available. Where we can find no comment on a particular health care issue from the Trump campaign, we will simply note that.

As before, this article is not meant to serve as any form of voting or political advocacy; it is intended solely for the purpose of providing information to our readers.

Affordable Care Act

A long-time believer in government action to expand health care access, Clinton promises to maintain the ACA and even expand it. Clinton supports fixing the problems that have clearly arisen in the ACA – such as insurers fleeing the exchanges – without dismantling the basic structure of the law.

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Social Media Monday: How to Use Facebook To Get and Share News

When you think of how people use Facebook, do you imagine a grandmother perusing photos of her grandchildren, hitting the “like” button one by one on each image? Well, there certainly is a lot of that. However, Facebook can be used for much more than keeping tabs on the grandkids.

Keeping up with the news is perhaps the single best way to use Facebook. And, yes, you can use it to keep up with the news on friends and family, but that is just scratching the surface of Facebook’s potential to keep you in the know about the wider world.

The people or organizations you “like” on Facebook will come to populate your newsfeed, which is the scroll of postings that will appear regularly on your Facebook page. (Likewise, what you post on Facebook will populate the newsfeed of people who follow you.)

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New Emergency Preparedness Pre Conference Workshop to Answer Your Questions
NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition, October 23, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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NAHC’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition is sponsored by:

Point Click Care
Homecare Homebase
Ability Network
Benefits in a Card

Relias Learning

This interactive workshop, which places special emphasis on home-based care (including home health and hospice home and inpatient care) will assist agencies in understanding and executing the four major components of the regulation, which are:

  1. Developing an Emergency Plan (ALL HAZARDS APPROACH):  Providers must develop an emergency plan using an all-hazards approach focusing on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies and disasters.
  2. Establishing Organizational Policies and Procedures:  Providers must develop and implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment.
  3. Developing and Maintaining a Communication Plan:  Providers must develop and maintain a communication plan that complies with both federal and state law. Patient care must be well-coordinated within the facility, across health care providers and with state and local public health departments and emergency systems.
  4. Conduct a Training and Testing Program:  Providers must develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial and annual trainings, and conduct drills and exercises or participate in an actual incident that tests the plan.

OBJECTIVES:  At the conclusion of the session attendees will be able to:

  • Conduct a risk assessment (hazard vulnerability assessment)
  • Describe home health and hospice providers’ role in local healthcare coalitions
  • Secure a GETS/WPS card for communication during an event
  • Define surge capacity , patient classification, and patient transportation levels
  • Identify key areas of the organizational disaster plan that require revision or enhancement

SPECIAL NOTE:  PACE programs are welcome to attend as this session is applicable to PACE as well.

Faculty: Barbara B. Citarella MS, RN, President, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants, Staatsburg, NY
Barbara Citarella is the CEO, President, and founder of the award winning national company RBC Limited, a healthcare and management company specializing in healthcare operations including home care and hospice. She has worked extensively with agencies in the areas of infection control, disaster preparedness, corporate compliance, accreditation, strategic planning and leadership.

To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

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