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Education and Training

The success of the Supportive Living Program (SLP) depends on the knowledge and competence of staff within each community. AALC periodically offers continuing education courses and other training opportunities for professionals involved in SLP.

In partnership with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, AALC hosts  training that awards continuing education credits for social workers, professional/clinical counselors, clinical psychologists, nursing home administrators, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

Recent topics include:

  • Infectious disease mitigation and prevention
  • Marketing strategies and techniques in the era of COVID-19
  • Ethics for health care leaders
  • Medicaid and managed care organizations (MCOs) 

We are continually updating this page to reflect current training opportunities.  Check back for updates.



Upcoming events

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Call
    Register

    Join AALC and vendor member Caremerge  on June 30th at 1:00pm live via Zoom for a free webinar!  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to streamline clinical technology at your Supportive Living community!!

    OVERVIEW:

    Clinical technology is often a love-hate relationship in senior living.  It makes a lot of our job easier of course but sometimes, complexity can get in the way of efficiency.  This webinar will cover how one Supportive Living community streamlined their clinical technology to fit the needs of their specific processes & workflows.

    Note: Following registration, a confirmation email will be sent out with zoom call information. If you DO NOT RECEIVE, please check your spam folder!

    • 27 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Join AALC on Tuesday, July27th for the second of three live Zoom webinar workshops.

    This year, AALC in partnership with Southern Illinois School of Medicine is hosting a three-part series to share the most up-to-date information and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is the second workshop in the series.

    Each workshop will include three sessions covering the following topics: 

    • SLP Regulatory Update led by Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Supportive Living Program
    • Issues from the Field & Lessons Learned from COVID-19 

    Cost to attend the 1st Workshop:
    Members:
    $35  Non Member: $50 per workshop

    Earn CE Credits!

    Each workshop gives attendees the opportunity to earn a maximum of 2.25 CE hours per workshop. All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Following registration, a confirmation email will be sent out with zoom call information. If you DO NOT RECEIVE, please check your spam folder!

    Workshop Agenda

    Session I: 1:00pm-1:45pm: Supportive Living Program Policy &  Regulatory Updates

    Speaker: Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services-Mark McCurdy

    Description: As public health guidance evolves to best confront the challenges posed by COVID-19 so too has regulatory guidance.  The purpose of this seminar series is to help Supportive Living Program providers understand how regulatory guidance has changed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  The seminar will also include discussion on how public health guidance for LTC facilities specifically apply to SLP communities, especially in view of recent CDC guidance related to COVDI-19 vaccinations. 

    This session will focus on any changes to regulatory guidance since April 2021.

    Learning objectives: Following this session, attendees will:

    • Describe key current and future challenges facing SLP, including those related to COVID-19.
    • Identify possible regulatory, legislative, or policy changes to address challenges.
    • Recognize how COVID-19 has temporarily and permanently influenced the regulatory environment.

    Session II: 2:00pm-2:45pm: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Speaker: Sydney Kopp-Richardson, Director, National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, Sage

    Session Description:  LGBT older adults fought through decades of violence, bigotry, government-sponsored discrimination, criminalization, and conversion therapy. Despite this, they built one of the most transformative and successful equality movements this country has seen. Given all that, our elders should be welcomed and honored. Instead, too many LGBT elders grow old isolated and lonely, face discrimination in housing and care, don’t have enough to live on in their later years, and are often invisible and ignored in the very communities they created. Come learn about the ways LGBT people age in the United States, housing barriers LGBT elders face, and essential support and advocacy we can provide for LGBT elders in our respective settings.

    Learning Objectives:  Following this session, attendees will:

    • Describe how to build a community that embraces diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion
    • Recognize barriers that LGBT elders face in housing
    • Identify essential support and advocacy that we can provide for LGBT elders in Supportive Living

    Session III: 3:00-3:45pm: Issues from the field: Lessons learned from COVID-19 to a New Normal

    Moderator: Karin Zosel

    Panel Speakers: Claudia Kemple, MSW, Adult Protective Services Program Coordinator, Office of Adult Protective Services Illinois Department on Aging

    Description:  As we move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and our Supportive Living residents resume activities outside the community, it is important that we recognize and identify potential abuses. For this session, the Illinois Department of Aging will be joining us to deliver a presentation intended to raise awareness and understanding of the Illinois Adult Protective Services Act and Adult Protective Services Program and the resources available for our residents.  Case workers from the Adult Protective Services Provider Agencies conduct investigations and work with adults ages 60 or older and adults ages 18-59 with disabilities in resolving the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation situation. All Adult Protective Services caseworkers are trained and certified by the Department.

    Learning Objectives: Following this session, attendees will be able to:

    • Describe the Adult Protective Services Act, its guiding principles and ethics
    • Recognize types of abuse, neglect and exploitation and the APS mandated reporting, advocacy and intervention
    • Identify how to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation, trajectory, and post-reporting responsibilities
    • Credit:
      SIU School of Medicine is pre-approved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 2.5 contact hours for completing this activity.
       
      SIU School of Medicine is a licensed provider for continuing education for social workers (license #159-000106), professional/clinical counselors (license # 197.000073), clinical psychologists, (license #268.000008), nursing home administrators (license #139.000027) and dietitian/nutrition counselors (license #199.000121).
       
      Disclosure Policy:
      It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Join AALC on Wednesday, October 27 for the final of three live Zoom webinar workshops.

    This year, AALC in partnership with Southern Illinois School of Medicine is hosting a three-part series to share the most up-to-date information and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is the third workshop in the series.

    Each workshop will include three sessions covering the following topics: 

    • SLP Regulatory Update led by Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Supportive Living Program
    • Issues from the Field & Lessons Learned from COVID-19 

    Cost to attend the 1st Workshop:
    Members:
    $35  Non Member: $50 per workshop

    Earn CE Credits!

    Each workshop gives attendees the opportunity to earn a maximum of 2.25 CE hours per workshop. All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Following registration, a confirmation email will be sent out with zoom call information. If you DO NOT RECEIVE, please check your spam folder!

    Workshop Agenda

    Session I: 1:00pm-1:45pm
    Supportive Living Program Policy & Regulatory Updates

    Session II: 2:00pm-2:45pm 
    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Session III: 3:00-3:45pm 
    Issues from the field: Lessons learned from COVID-19 to a New Normal

    • Credit:
      SIU School of Medicine is pre-approved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 2.5 contact hours for completing this activity.
       
      SIU School of Medicine is a licensed provider for continuing education for social workers (license #159-000106), professional/clinical counselors (license # 197.000073), clinical psychologists, (license #268.000008), nursing home administrators (license #139.000027) and dietitian/nutrition counselors (license #199.000121).
       
      Disclosure Policy:
      It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.

LET'S GET VACCINATED! WEBINAR
Together We Can Do It

AALC & Medication Management Partners (MMP) recently hosted (3) webinars to learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and have your questions answered by Patrice L. Johnson, RPh, PMP and Director of Partner Success at MMP. 
The Webinars Addressed:

Vaccine Terminology

Vaccine Expectations

Common Vaccination Concerns

Missed them? View the presentation here.

COVID-19 Training
Suggested Training for SLP Managers & Clinical Staff

The IDPH recently filed emergency rules related to mandated COVID 19 training for provider types they license and monitor.  These rules do not include SLP providers, but we believe this training would be beneficial for SLP providers.
How to Register for Group Training
How to Register Without a CMS Certification Number (CCN)

Register Here



COVID-19 Weekly Webinar Series
Join Us!

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering weekly webinars for long-term care providers every Friday at 1:00pm. The purpose is to share updates and answer questions related to COVID-19.

Webinars take place from 1 p.m. - 2p.m. each Friday.
To register, click on the links below:
Friday, June 4

Friday, June 11

Friday, June 18 - No webinar

Friday, June 25


The webinars will be recorded and links to recordings will be sent out following the session to individuals who could not attend. To receive a recording, send an email to:   michael.moore@illinois.gov

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Springfield, IL  62704

Phone:  217-525-0700, ext. 124

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AALC ACKNOWLEDGES & APPRECIATES THE SUPPORT OF OUR 2021 CROWN MEMBER


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