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Conference Session Webinars

Pandemic or not, the Department of Health has made it known that CEU requirements (60 every 2 years) are currently not being changed or relaxed at all.  ESAAL is here to help by bringing the education to you!  We're putting together a series of Conference Session Webinars.  We anticipate 15-17 webinars that will range from 1 - 2 hours, depending on the topic.  The webinars will be available to ESAAL members & non-members alike.


Conference Session Webinar #6

Cybersecurity: A New Necessity of Care and Compliance

The session will explore the current cybersecurity landscape, common tactics used by the cybercriminals, and the key controls assisted living facilities need to implement to not only ensure HIPAA compliance, but as a necessary component of resident care and the sustainability of the business.
Objective of the session: Educate attendees on the cybersecurity threat and the necessary controls to ensure HIPAA compliance and to develop a reasonable and practical cybersecurity program.

Meet the Presenter:

Headshot photo of Thomas DeMayo Thomas DeMayo, Engagement Principal, PFK O'Conner Davies, Accountants and Advisors

Thomas DeMayo is a Principal in the Cyber Risk Management Group of the Firm and is responsible for the implementation and design of the Firm’s cybersecurity service client offerings, internal and external audit programs and testing procedures. His cybersecurity services relate to threat and vulnerability management, governance, privacy, incident response, business continuity, disaster recovery and computer forensics. 

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
CEU’s: 1.25 Please note that CEU's will be awarded only if you attend the live webinar.
Cost: $30 ESAAL Members, $60 Non-Members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Registration is a two-step process. Use the button below to start your registration. You will then be redirected to step two of the registration process.

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Sponsored by: Soundmind company logo     Utility Refund Solutions Company logo

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Conference Session Webinar #7

Resident Change in Condition…Your Definition or Mine?

Adult Care/Assisted Living residences bear the responsibility of notifying a resident’s medical provider of any “significant changes in condition”. But what constitutes a “change in condition”? And how do we differentiate between a significant change versus a minor or seemingly “insignificant” change? This subject has been ill-defined, with little clarity offered by the Department of Health, and poses as very confusing and precarious territory.

In this session the presenter will review the regulatory requirements and common Department of Health expectations for identifying and responding to significant resident changes.

Meet the Presenter:

Headshot photo of Kathy Sindoni Kathy Sindoni, RN, BSN, CLNC, Owner/Chief Consultant, Substantial Compliance Consulting Group

Kathy Sindoni, RN, BSN, CLNC has been a registered nurse for 25 years and has been professionally engaged in the assisted living network since 2001. She is the owner and chief consultant of Substantial Compliance Consulting Group, which provides professional assisted living service consultation and serves residences in various regions throughout New York State. As a consultant, Kathy provides assistance with regulatory compliance, DOH surveillance, quality assurance, team building, and many other such services. She is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant providing assistance to operators and/or attorneys on the medical or operational aspects of their cases.

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 1:00pm -3:00pm
CEU’s: 2 Please note that CEU's will be awarded only if you attend the live webinar.
Cost: $40 ESAAL Members, $80 Non-Members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Registration is a two-step process. Use the button below to start your registration. You will then be redirected to step two of the registration process.

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Sponsored by:  Fox Rehabilitation logo

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Conference Session Webinar #8

The Square Peg in a Round Hole: Regulatory Challenges for LHCSAs in an ALP Setting

This session will review the regulatory requirements for a LHCSA that is providing services within an ALP setting.  Using examples of regulatory issues identified during the survey process, the presentation will discuss examples of how clients have achieved compliance for some of the most challenging regulatory requirements when providing services within a licensed Assisted Living Setting.

Meet the Presenters from BKD CPAs & Consultants:

Headshot photo of Joanne Jones, RN Joanne Jones, RN, Director  Headshot Photo of Stephanie Dussel, RN Stephanie Dussel, RN, Senior Managing Consultant

Joanne Jones has over 30 years of clinical and management experience in the long-term care field and provides an extensive range of clinical consulting services to a wide range of providers. Prior to joining BKD, Joanne was the President of a management and consulting firm that provided clinical and operational consulting services to Nursing Homes and Hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic States. She is highly regarded for her ability to bring business acumen to clinical issues by identifying areas of positive financial impact, bolstering compliance and providing critical decision making analyses in support of new programs.

Stephanie Dussel has extensive experience working in home care, assisted living programs and in the special needs settings in the areas of quality improvement, compliance, medical records review, regulatory survey process and the development of policies and procedures. Ms. Dussel is a NYS licensed registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 2:00pm -3:30pm
CEU’s: 1.5 Please note that CEU's will be awarded only if you attend the live webinar.
Cost: $35 ESAAL Members, $70 Non-Members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Registration is a two-step process. Use the button below to start your registration. You will then be redirected to step two of the registration process.

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