Events Archive

Hospice & Palliative Nurse Certification Review Course


  • HOLYOKE, MA
    March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • LAWRENCE, MA
    March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Online registration is available through the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. New Hampshire members use promo code: Hospice2019 March 25-26 – Western MA (Holyoke, MA)  9:00- 4:30 Baystate VNA, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA March 28-29 (more…)

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What Have We Learned About Emergency Preparedness?


  • March 26, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What Have We Learned About Emergency Preparedness? Webinar March 26, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm EST   It’s been over a year since providers were to have fully implemented the Emergency Preparedness requirements and what a year it has been!   In 2018, the US experienced the deadliest wildfire in California and the worst hurricane to hit (more…)

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Membership Meeting


  • March Member Meeting
    March 27, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please plan now to join your colleagues from throughout the state at the Alliance’s Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 27th.  It will be from 8:30AM – 1:00PM at the NH Health Care Association, 5 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke. Please Note: Meeting is at the HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION at 5 Sheep Davis (more…)

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Board Meetings


  • March Alliance Board Meeting
    March 27, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • April Alliance Board Meeting
    April 24, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • May Alliance Board Meeting
    May 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Board Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  All meetings are at Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury St in Concord, unless otherwise noted.  We will do our meetings from 12- 3.  We agreed that initially our meetings will be in person, and we can switch some to conference calls as our operational transition (more…)

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CQI Forum


  • March 28 2019
    March 28, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • April 25 2019
    April 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • May 23 2019
    May 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • June 27 2019
    June 27, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • Sept 27 2019
    September 26, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • Oct 27 2019
    October 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • Nov 21 2019
    November 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am
  • Dec 19 2019
    December 19, 2019
    8:30 am - 8:45 am

Meetings are generally the 4th Thursday of each month at the New Hampshire Hospital Association meeting space, Airport Road, Concord. Meetings are 8:30 to 9:45 (more…)

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QI Scholars Initiative


  • March 28
    March 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 25
    April 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 23
    May 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 27
    June 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enhance the foundational knowledge of your home health and hospice managers by empowering them to lead care transformation efforts in your agency.   The QI Scholars’ Initiative is 10-month long program that combines the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Open School online courses on process improvement and patient safety with monthly peer workshops focused on home (more…)

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(recording) Under the Wire: OASIS D Training


  • Recording Available-OASIS Data Collection
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Recording Available- GG Elements
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Recording Available- J Elements & CMS Q & A
    March 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The proposed updates to the OASIS item set, referred to as the OASIS-D, was posted by CMS today in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements.  This proposed revised OASIS item set is scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2019.  Accurate data collection is vital to the success of any home health agency. This (more…)

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Granite State Health Care Coalition Exercise Concepts Workshop


  • Littleton
    April 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Lebanon
    May 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  The Granite State Health Care Coalition will be offering a series of five Exercise Concepts Workshops which may assist your organization with compliance with the CMS EP Rule.  Many of your organizations are required to conduct a facilitated tabletop exercise and a “whole community” functional exercise in order to be compliant with the CMS (more…)

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity


  • April 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

April 10, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm EST   73% of organizations that experienced a systems failure were down for 30 minutes or more! (2017 State of Resilience Report) This presentation will communicate business continuity and survival by leading your organization through three essential steps. We will discuss in general terms the concepts of business continuity and (more…)

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Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)


  • April 11, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is the process of improving patient records to ensure optimal patient outcomes; contribute to data quality metrics and drive accurate reimbursement. CDI has been utilized in the hospital environment since 2007 for improving diagnosis capture and more detailed physician documentation. The practice of CDI is not new to Home Health and (more…)

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The Caring Connection


  • April LNA/Aide Webinar
    April 11, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May LNA/Aide Webinar
    May 9, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June LNA/Aide Webinar
    June 13, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2018–2019 Aide Webinar Series Why Participate? An investment in staff education is an investment in quality customer service for all types of agencies. For home health and hospice agencies, these hour-long webinars can be used to help meet the 12 hours per year educational requirements under the Medicare Conditions of Participation. For all providers, (more…)

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RECORDED: Functional Assessment & Treatment of COPD Patients: A Primer for Home Care Field Staff


  • April 30, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

RECORDING AVAILABLE ON DEMAND THROUGH APRIL 30 Home care has seen a dramatic increase of patients with COPD, resulting in greater focus on the therapy needs of these individuals.  These numbers are likely to increase. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive (more…)

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Lymphedema Forum Meeting


  • May Lymphedema mtg
    May 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • July Lymphedema mtg
    July 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Sept Lymphedema mtg
    September 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Nov Lymphedema mtg
    November 13, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

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The Art of Creating and Facilitating Grief Groups


  • May 15, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How do you decide what type of grief groups to offer each year? Do you have groups for certain types of losses or different age groups?  Do you have time limited groups with structured content, or do you have open ended groups?  Do you have an effective process to screen the participants and train facilitators? (more…)

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New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show


  • June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. This coming year, the conference will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, (more…)

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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy – WORKSHOP


  • June 12, 2019 - June 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy – OASIS-D data set OASIS data collection continues to evolve! This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes implemented with OASIS-D January 1, 2019 based on the most current CMS guidance available.  This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, (more…)

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Rehab Managers Affinity Group Meetings


  • June 12
    June 12, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sept 11
    September 11, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Dec 11
    December 11, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Meeting: 3-13-19 from 2 to 4 pm @ Concord VNA, Pillsbury St.   Concord NH   Agenda item for next meeting:  Karen Francis, from Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, will be presenting “brief synopsis on the types of services we offer.  However, the focus will be on the different Relay 711 telecommunication accessibility (more…)

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Private Duty Managers’ Forum


  • June 19 - CRVNA
    June 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sept 18 - CRVNA
    September 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Dec 4 - CRVNA
    December 4, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alliance’s Private Duty/CFI Forum on Wednesday March 6 at Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury St, Concord.  Our meeting is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  (Please note this is a different time than we usually meet.)   Our discussion topics are: Options for behavioral health training for private duty staff Legislative Update CFI rates Dementia (more…)

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