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◂  August 2024

Summer Splash 2024

Published by: illuminadmin


Wild Dunes Isle of Palms
5757 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451



SCHCA Summer Splash 2024

(14 CEU hours applied for through the SC Board of LTC Administrators-Pending Approval)


Tentative Agenda:

Monday, August 5th

7:45-8:00                            Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-11:00                            “Engage, Energize and Inspire: Creating an Environment Where People Want to Work”                             Speaker: Kristen O’Shea

This session will address why engagement is critical for the future of your organization and methods you can use to keep team members engaged, energized and inspired.

9:00                                          Board Meeting

11:00-12:10                         “Fall Prevention for Seniors”                     Speaker: Lorraine Hendricks, with Nurse Spring

This session will cover fall data, what works for community-dwelling older adults, and a guide to implementing effective community-based fall prevention programs.

12:10-1:10                         Lunch

1:15-3:15                            “Financial Exploitation and Abuse: Recognizing and Reporting to Protect Residents and Revenue”                  Speakers: Becky Hewitt and Katherine Heath with Hall Booth Smith

Providers are often challenged with the task of protecting their residents from financial abuse, in addition to ensuring receipts of compensation for the care and services being provided to those residents. This session will provide a step-by step guide on identifying suspected misappropriation and asset mismanagement, as well as proper reporting of same. We will discuss actions and inactions that are typically considered misappropriation, and we will arm attendees with a checklist of key evidence to provide to authorities to initiate a criminal investigation.


Tuesday, August 6th

7:45-8:00                            Breakfast

8:00-9:00                            “Health equity and social determinants of health, the changing face of patient care”            Speaker: Joel VanEaton BSN, RM, RAC-CTA, MT with Broad River Rehab

The recent changes to the MDS have opened a new avenue of assessments and engagement with our resident communities. Providers need to understand where health equity and social determinants of health are addressed in the MDS and how embracing these concepts, how they are embedded in the SNF QRP and VBP programs and how implementation can enhance resident care experiences.

9:05-10:05         “Unintentional Weight Loss”                  Speaker: Dr. Kook Hwang with United Rx., LLC

Session Description: This presentation will discuss unintentional weight loss in older adults, including etiologies, risk factors, assessment, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments.

10:10-12:10        “ DHHS Eligibility and Certified Medication Aide Program Roll Out”              Speakers: Nicole Mitchell Threatt, Ronica Tolliver, Russell Morrison, Lisa Ragland, and Yolanda Hughes

Session Description: Learn the latest updates to the South Carolina Medicaid eligibility. In addition, SCDHHS will explore the finalized Certified Medication Aide Program requirements and how to implement the program in your facility.

12:10-1:10         Lunch

1:10-3:10            “Regulatory Sesion”                           Speakers: Natasha Sharpe, Victoria Jackson, Darryl McAlhany and Eileen Beasley

Session Description: Explore the regulatory requirements related to facility-initiated discharges to ensure compliance and the updated facility assessment. A review of the most frequently cited licensure tags in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities in South Carolina will be presented. In addition, learn the most frequently cited Life Safety Code tags.


Wednesday, August 7th

8:15-8:30            Breakfast

8:30-9:30            “Handling Internal Investigations in Long Term Care”                    Speakers: Alice Harris and Chandler Martin with Maynard Nexsen


  • Learn the basic components of an internal investigation.
  • Hear about issues that trigger the need for an internal investigation.
  • Learn how to structure an investigation and tips on steps to take.
  • Hear options for assembling the right investigation team.
  • Hear options concerning dissemination of information and reporting – internally and externally.
  • Learn how to build an effective and lasting corrective action plan.

9:30-10:30            “The State of the Enforcements and Prosecutions of SNF’s, SNF Executives, Employees, and Staff”                    Speakers: Alice Harris and Chandler Martin with Maynard Nexsen


  • Learn about enforcement actions related to “worthless services”
  • Learn about new enforcement trends concerning abuse and neglect
  • Learn about actions based on improper certifications and clinical records
  • Hear about recent enforcement actions and use of False Claims Act, Including recent kickback cases


2024 SCHCA Summer Splash

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