On-Demand Professional Education
Presented by: Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO, and Sara Deiter, VP, Consulting Services
In last year’s State of the Union Address, the President promised to “improve the safety and quality of care in the nation’s nursing homes.” Since then, CMS has announced several major regulatory updates to fulfill that promise, including changes to surveyor guidance and the Special Focus Facility program.
What does this mean to SNFs in 2023? As scrutiny increases, providers must stay laser-focused on these changes to ensure they remain in compliance. Join speakers from Health Dimensions Group® as we walk through these major regulatory updates, including critical steps your team MUST take to meet requirements.
Presented by: Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO, Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting, Sharon Thole, EVP, Operations, Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy & Payment Transformation, and Julia Eiland, VP, Consulting, People & Culture
As a leading senior living management and consulting organization, Health Dimensions Group has a unique perspective on current and evolving trends affecting the aging services profession. It is said that with every challenge comes opportunity, and this coming year will be no different. In the wake of the COVID-19 emergency, the aging services industry is left with numerous obstacles we need to address and opportunities we must capitalize on in order to succeed. To prepare for the year ahead, it will be vital for providers to address the following trends:
- Rebuilding and Reengaging the Health Care Workforce
- Moving to the Next Normal of the Pandemic
- Significant Payment and Regulatory Changes
- Ongoing PACE and SNP Growth
- Providers Exploring Strategic Redesign
- Increasing Resident Care Complexity and Changing Resident Preferences
- Evolution of Sales and Marketing
- Impacts of an Economy in Flux
- Hospitals Looking at Post-Acute Care in a New Light
2022 Top Trends in Aging Services – With Senior Housing News
Presented by: Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting, Kim Watson, EVP, People, Culture, and Quality, and Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy and Payment Transformation
As a leading senior living management and consulting organization, Health Dimensions Group has a unique perspective on current and emerging trends affecting the aging services profession. With the monumental changes of the past several years as context, please join HDG and Senior Housing News as we present the 2022 Top Trends in Aging Services. Reflecting deeply on these trends will be vital as you develop your organization’s strategic and operational plans for the year ahead. As the old saying goes, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”
Presented by: Colin Higgins, Director, Analytics and Research, and Tom Stitt, VP, Consulting Services
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly industry has experienced significant growth over the past several years. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in even greater attention to the capabilities of the PACE model of care. In this webinar, we will explore the basics of PACE and provide an understanding of the key steps in developing a PACE program from feasibility to implementation.
March 23, 2021
Presented by: Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey
Join Health Dimensions Group, CEO, Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, and VP of Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Brian Ellsworth, in the HealthPRO Heritage L.E.A.P. Symposium as they discuss new trends for senior care and how providers will need to prepare for the current and future of the industry.
Top Trends in Aging Services for 2021: Transitioning to a New Landscape
January 14, 2021
Presented by: Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO, Mike Edwin, VP, Consulting Services, Leah Lindgren, EVP, Marketing and Communications, and Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting
Join this complimentary webinar to hear HDG experts’ take on how the winds of change will be impacting aging services in 2021. The global pandemic has profoundly affected the senior living sector and the provision of healthcare more generally, compressing change that used to take years and decades into weeks and months. As the vaccines are being deployed and we turn the corner to a new reality, it will be vital for providers to understand those trends and prepare for the future.
- Identify ten important trends shaping the aging services field in 2021.
- Offer insight into strategies to succeed given new realities.
Seniors Housing Middle Market Conundrum – Development Challenges in Today’s Environment
In partnership with Seniors Housing Business
Presented by: Craig Abbott, EVP, and Mike Edwin, VP, Consulting
Developing seniors housing, assisted living, and memory care has always been challenging. It is particularly difficult to develop affordable products and services for the middle market – those individuals who earn too much income to qualify for assistance and too little income for typically market rate and private pay alternatives. The COVID-19 pandemic added challenges for developers and operators including higher costs for start-up and ground up developments due to materials and labor expense and availability, thus making developing for the middle market that much more difficult.
During this webinar, we will:
- Share demographic and other trends to set the stage.
- Discuss the challenges of developing for the middle market.
- Present strategies to meet the growing need of this demographic segment.
PDPM, Specialty Services and COVID: What to do Next?
Presented by: Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy and Payment Transformation, and Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting
Prior to the pandemic, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was the biggest change in the skilled nursing environment in 20 years, creating a renewed focus on nursing care, proactive care management and coding excellence. As COVID-19 has impacted hospital referrals and provider relief funding is exhausted, PDPM will become even more important. This webinar will review the results of PDPM implementation to date and a case study on how to address census challenges and revenue shortfalls going forward.
After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the current state of PDPM implementation, implications of the FY 2021 final rule, as well as the longer-term outlook for skilled nursing payment
- Comprehend how COVID-19 impacts occupancy and short-term rehabilitation care, including coverage waivers and payment issues
- Recognize opportunities to improve payment and restore occupancy by implementing specialty programs such as dialysis, respiratory therapy and wound care
Exploring Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Understanding the Basics of Feasibility and Development
Presented by: Tom Stitt, VP, Consulting Services, and Colin Higgins, Director, Analytics and Research
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly industry has experienced significant growth over the last two years. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in even greater attention to the capabilities of the PACE model of care. In this webinar, we will explore the basics of PACE and provide an understanding of the key steps in developing a PACE program from feasibility to implementation.
- Understand the unique principles of the PACE model of care
- Discover if PACE is a good fit for your organization and community
- Recognize the timeline and steps needed to take from feasibility study to implementation
Evolving Post-Acute Strategies Under COVID-19
Presented by: Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting, and Brian Ellsworth, VP, Public Policy and Payment Transformation
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care system has undergone years of change packed into a few months. In this webinar, we will examine these changes from the perspective of post-acute and long-term care, with a look at where we have been and where we are likely to go. This session will include a discussion of lessons learned from outbreaks, operational imperatives, and a glimpse into the future by examining critical public policies and future demand for post-acute and long-term care.
- Synthesize lessons learned for post-acute and long-term care providers from the initial outbreak of COVID-19.
- Understand operational challenges and opportunities.
- Outline likely future trends and public policy changes as the pandemic unfolds.
Managing a Successful Senior Living Turnaround in a COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Presented by: Craig Abbott, EVP, Growth, and Darrin Hull, EVP, Consulting
Through rapid growth, development in overly saturated markets, weak sales and marketing infrastructure, labor challenges and untested and inexperienced management, the senior living marketplace has seen an increase in underperforming assets in recent years. The unprecedented COVID-19-related realities that the industry is navigating at this time only add to the strain being felt by these troubled senior living communities. These challenges will force operators to move from their normal and customary operating routines into planful and robust turnaround management practices.
Watch now to explore topics such as:
- External and internal factors that contribute to the underperformance of senior living assets
- The warning signs of operational decline/failure
- The Turnaround Matrix – Understand the stages of a comprehensive turnaround plan, including the impact of COVID-19 on these strategies
- Execution of the turnaround plan
- Return to the “new normal” – Life after the Turnaround