10th Annual AALNA Conference - Registration Now Open!
Join your colleagues and fellow AALNA members in Washington, D.C. for the upcoming 10th Annual AALNA Conference. Early bird savings are available now! Click here to register today.
INTERACT for Assisted Living Is Here!
In 2012, AALNA and our NCAL partners, Lindsay Schwartz and Dave Kyllo, became involved in the review, revision, and development of INTERACT tools specific to the Assisted Living Environment at the request of AALNA. Rita Vann, Senior VP of Clinical Services at Brookdale Senior Living and AALNA national board of directors member, also worked toward a collaboration with INTERACT project director Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander. Dr. Ouslander is a Professor and Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and a Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing of Florida Atlantic University. Through this partnership, AALNA, NCAL and Brookdale have worked together to further the fundamental goal of INTERACT by working to improve care. Through these and other Assisted Living Facility (ALF) stakeholder collegial collaborations, AALNA was able to influence the paths pursued and the changes needed to create Assisted Living appropriate tools and approaches to the INTERACT communication system. Click here to read more.
NCAL/AALNA Caring Together Webinar
As an assisted living nurse you are likely responsible for overseeing the direct care staff and med aides/techs in your community. In recent years the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put assisted living under increased scrutiny due to the frequency of workplace injuries and illness in our setting, including back injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens. During this webinar Josh Allen, RN, C-AL will discuss the importance of OSHA compliance and practical steps you can take to ensure safety in your workplace.Click here to register.
Click here to download the webinar handout.