Mollie Werwas returned to LeadingAge Illinois’s 2023 Annual Conference on March 7 – 8, 2023 in Schaumburg, Illinois and presented on a variety of topics. First, in a presentation titled “The Nurse's Deposition: How to Prove the Best Care was Provided and Avoid Admitting the Opposite,” Mollie examined the litigation process in a lawsuit against a residential care facility, with a focus on depositions and their role in defending such a lawsuit. She also provided guidance for nurses and facility leadership on what to anticipate when a nurse’s deposition is requested.
Mollie next presented on “Audit Trails: Legal Requirements and Use as a Litigation Tool,” were she summarized the legal requirements relating to electronic medical records and audit trails and examined the ways in which the audit trail, or failure to produce the audit trail, can be used against the facility in litigation.
Finally, Mollie was joined by Dorrie Seyfried, the Vice President for Senior Care Risk Management Services at IPMG, for their presentation “Facility Policies: Drafting and Implementing Policies and Procedures for Long Term Care Facilities.” Attendees for this presentation received an overview of policies and procedures required by statute and regulation and left with recommendations, best practices, and advice for drafting polices specific to the unique needs of the facility and its residents and training, supervising, and ensuring staff are aware of and following policies and procedures.
LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving older adults in Illinois. Committed to advancing excellence, they advocate for quality services, promote innovative practices, and foster collaboration. They serve the full spectrum of providers including home and community-based services (HCBS), senior housing, life plan communities (LPC)/continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers.