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ASSOCIATION news
EMILY JONES-GRAY CHOSEN AS A
FUTURE LONG-TERM AND POST-ACUTE
CARE LEADER

T

he
Kentucky
Association of
Healt h
Care
Facilities (KAHCF) is
pleased to announce
that Emily JonesGray, administrator at
Mountain Manor of
Paintsville, has been
chosen by the American
Health Care Association
and the National Center
for Assisted Living
(AHCA/NCAL) as a
future leader in longterm and post-acute
Emily Jones-Gray
care. She will join the
Association's Future Leaders program, a year-long program
that offers training and guidance for long-term and post-acute
care professionals.
"I am honored and excited about the upcoming year
serving as a Future Leader in Long Term Care," JonesGray said. "This is an outstanding chance to learn about
new ideas and ways to provide quality care and share my
experience with my fellow Kentucky administrators."
"We are pleased that Emily was chosen to be part of
this leadership program. This experience will allow her
to further develop her leadership skills," said KAHCF
President Betsy Johnson. "The ideas she will share and
learn from other national leaders will benefit both staff
and residents. The knowledge that Emily gains through
the AHCA Future Leader program will help promote
the enhancement of quality in Kentucky's long-term
care facilities."
"AHCA/NCAL is dedicated to offering skilled nursing
professionals who are providing high quality care the
opportunity to enhance their leadership skills," said Mark
Parkinson, President & CEO of AHCA/NCAL. "We look
forward to seeing Emily and the entire Future Leaders class
apply these newly-acquired skills to improve the well-being
of individuals within long term and post-acute care."
Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted long term and postacute care professionals in the Future Leaders program.
Selected participants both demonstrate leadership potential
and represent the interests of both state and national long
term care providers. The program covers the latest theories
and practical applications in quality management, customer
satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off
with a two-day symposium, "Future Leaders of Long Term
Care in America," held each year in Washington, D.C. This
year's symposium will take place September 13 - 15, 2017.

VOLUNTEER AT HARLAN HEALTH AND
REHABILITATION NAMED NATIONAL
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Mike Howard (right) with Chris Page

T

he Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF)
and Harlan Health and Rehabilitation announced that
Mike Howard has been named the Adult Volunteer of the
Year by the American Health Care Association (AHCA). He will
be honored at AHCA's National Convention Oct. 18 in Las Vegas.
"We are so excited for Mike. For 37 years, he has been visiting
the residents twice a week, bringing them treats many times,
thanks to donations," said Gail Hensley, administrator at Harlan
Health and Rehab. "His love and dedication for the residents is
an inspiration to us all."
"I don't know what to say. I feel wonderful and I'm
overwhelmed. It means a lot to me. I've been doing this for a
long time. It's a lot of work but I enjoy it. I love people, especially
my nursing home family. That's what they are to me, they're my
family," said Howard, who has been battling cancer. He was
obviously moved by the honor and talking about the residents,
saying, "I have missed them terrible since being sick and I look
forward to getting back as soon as I'm able."
Mike was also a Volunteer of the Year for KAHCF last year.
Mike visits residents twice a week, often taking orders on his
first visits for what each resident may be wanting, such as a
milkshake or fresh vegetables. When he returns later that week,
he brings the requested items. He also takes his time visiting
with residents in their rooms or on the facility front porch.
"Volunteers are such an important part of quality of life for
our residents, and it is especially gratifying to see one receive
national recognition for his dedication and giving his time," said
Betsy Johnson, KAHCF President. "We look forward to honoring
him at the National Convention."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017

Chair’s Message
President’s Message
Employee Turnover: Your Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
Are You Prepared for the CMS Emergency Management Rule?
KAHCF Vendor Members/ Buyers’ Guide
Association News
Index of Advertisers
Education Calendar
KAHCF New Members
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - intro
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Chair’s Message
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Employee Turnover: Your Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 9
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Are You Prepared for the CMS Emergency Management Rule?
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - KAHCF Vendor Members/ Buyers’ Guide
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Association News
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - 16
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers
CareLink - Fall/Winter 2017 - KAHCF New Members
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