Benefits of Membership
Governmental action and legislation shape the long term care industry and its profitability. LNHA protects members' interests in labor issues, economic issues, regulatory issues and tax matters before irresponsible and unrealistic laws are passed. Our lobbyist and executive director represent the interests of the long term care industry in the legislative and regulatory arena, striving to achieve the best socio-economic climate for long term care operators to be successful.
Political action committees are created to make financial contributions to candidates and work toward political goals. LNH-PAC solicits voluntary contributions from members in order to contribute legally to political campaigns. Industry-wide participation is more effective than individual contributions, and for the nursing home industry, LNH-PAC has proven to be a valuable asset in LNHA's lobbying in Baton Rouge and in Washington D.C.
LNHA's Convention & Trade Show offers outstanding educational opportunities for owners, administrators and management company personnel, as well as nurses, activity directors, social workers and dietary managers. Participants also have the opportunity to examine the latest advances in services, products and technology for the nursing home industry -- at one time, in one place. In addition, the Convention and Trade Show offers many opportunities for relaxation, recognition and entertainment.
LNHA's Spring Conference focuses on informing our lawmakers about how issues impact the long term care industry and the citizens of Louisiana. In addition to the legislative focus, educational opportunities are offered to caregivers to arm them with the knowledge to provide the quality care and quality of life nursing home residents deserve.
In addition to Spring Conference and Convention, LNHA offers seminars throughout the year at various sites in Louisiana. How can we meet ADA ad OSHA requirements? What is HCFA requiring with the MDS? These sessions offer information on topics like these from the experts.
Lagniappe -Published bi-monthly, this informative newsletter recaps current events, business regulations and membership news that you need to know.
LNHA Updates - This Packet is mailed every other week and offers in-depth information on issues affecting the long term care industry.
Public perception of value for their long term care dollar is key for the viability of our industry. The Public Relations Committee assesses need areas and addresses the needs with specific campaigns. LNHA provides public relations campaigns and projects for the long term care industry and, in addition, provides guidance for programs for facilities to implement.
Louisiana Nursing Home Olympics is an athletic event which has been adapted to the abilities of nursing home residents. The goal of this event is to improve quality of life for nursing home residents through physical activity, goal-setting, recognition and socialization.
LNHA has established Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation, a tax-exempt entity which addresses quality care and quality of life concerns for Louisiana's nursing home residents. Since its inception, the foundation has concentrated on the nursing shortage by granting scholarships to deserving nursing students interested in long term care.
LNHA members are eligible to participate in Louisiana Nursing Home Association Self Insurance Fund for Workers' Compensation. The self-owned program has reduced the cost of workers' comp insurance to its participants. Additionally, LNHA offers health and general liability insurance policies.
LNHA offers a group purchasing program which pools the purchasing power of the industry's dollars to get preferred pricing on groceries, medical supplies, janitorial supplies, uniforms, and other items facilities commonly purchase.