See the July edition of The Compass.
Apply now for MCMCFC Scholarships!
The council is now accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship round. To apply, you:
- Must be employed for at least one continuous year at an MCMCFC member facility, or be the spouse or child of the employee.
- Must be enrolled in a college or university in the state of Michigan.
- Must be majoring in a nursing or health/human services field, having completed at least 48 credits, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
- OR Must have recently been accepted into a certified/accredited nursing program.
Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2018.
County leaders, it's time to register for the 2018 Annual Conference
"Community and Collaboration" will be the theme of the 2018 Annual Conference, held in partnership with the Michigan Association of Counties, at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Aug. 19-21, 2018
More than 300 county leaders are expected to attend the event, which will feature three days of policy workshops, addresses by Michigan political leaders, an Exhibitor Show with more than 30 vendors of products and services of interest to county officials and plentiful opportunities to socialize with colleagues, capped by the President's Banquet on Monday night and the Frankenmuth Fest welcome reception on Sunday evening.
Invited keynote speakers for the two plenary sessions on Monday, Aug. 20 will be the nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties who emerge from the Aug. 7 primary election.
The early-bird member rate of $325 for the conference registration runs only through July 20, so act now!
For complete details on the event, consult the Attendee Packet, which also has links to the online registration platform. Or you can click on the image above, which will take you directly to the online platform.
CONTINUING EDUCATION DETAILS
All (workshops) will be submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours for nursing and to LARA for NHA continuing education credits. A total of 13.2 NHA CE’s and 11 nursing contact hours can be obtained by attending all sessions. None of the CE activities for this conference has commercial support or sponsorship. Any potential conflict of interest has been discussed with speakers and speakers agree to present objectively and without bias and signed statements to that effect have been secured. There is no conflict of interest for members of the Program Committee associated with this activity.
2018 Spring Management gathering
To see more photos from the event, click here.
Human Trafficking resources
In the wake of the presentation on human trafficking at the 2017 Legislative Conference, the council has created a special folder with resources to assist members in fighting this scourge. To visit the archives, click here.
Additional resources can be found at the website of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force.
Person and Family Centered Care
This website provides information about two entities that strive to make the highest quality nursing home care available to citizens of the state of Michigan. The goal of both entities is to keep the resident at the center of all care provided. Aplying the best clinical evidence, we will seek to achieve the highest level of person and family-centered care. Safety, quality, outcomes, building trusting relationships, and meeting the needs of the person being cared for in comfortable surroundings is what we are all about.
The two entities focused on providing this service are the county Medical Care Facilities (MCFs) which are nursing homes, located throughout the state of Michigan; and the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council, an organization formed to support, educate and advocate on behalf of those facilities. The majority of this site will be devoted to the facilities themselves, either individually or collectively, and to information that may assist you in becoming informed on the subject of medical/nursing home care, how it is provided and regulated, and some of the current issues in the field.
There are 34 Medical Care Facilities in Michigan. Medical Care Facilities serve citizens in all of Michigan’s 83 counties and are the safety net for Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens who need nursing home care regardless of their ability to pay for care. Medical Care Facilities are county-owned and operated nursing homes and, as such, many receive support from local millage and bond funding.
Medical Care Facilities offer a variety of services depending on the facility. In addition to long-term skilled nursing care, many Medical Care Facilities provide a range of programs and services, including adult day and overnight respite care, rehabilitation services, Alzheimer’s and related dementia care, rehabilitative therapy services, and independent and assisted living.
The Council represents these publicly owned and financed facilities to policy makers within the state of Michigan, and at the federal level. The Council also provides education, through conferences and other meetings, to permit Medical Care Facility administrators and staff to remain current on issues of importance.