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Archive February 2020

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What's a Boomerang Employees and Why Should They Be in Your Talent Pool by Julie Rupenski, President & CEO, MedBest

Boomerang Employees, also dubbed the “comeback kids,” leave their current positions and employers only to return at a later date to work for the organization once again. Why should you rehire them? We offer 5 reasons why they should be part of your talent pool.

The Future is Here! A.I. Brings Revolutionary Changes to Senior Living!

Most of us are familiar with Artificial Intelligence (AI) already due to robots, Siri and Alexa, and self-driving cars. However, do you know exactly what it is and how it is changing health care and the senior living industry?

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resource page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.