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One Page Profiles

The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices is one of my all time favorite resources. The resources/tools are all about people, for and with people. Tools that give an organized format to use good common sense to support people.

One such tool, that is so very versatile is the One Page Profile. So many uses in so many enviroments. I ran across this video specific to creating a one page profile for people who to not use words to communicate. Check it out for yourself!

One Page Profiles

I love, love the sites they have out there:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Community for Person Centered Practices FB

ELP

Hope you find them as exciting as I do!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:10+00:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on One Page Profiles

Kansas City

Although this is late I still wanted to take a minute to thank all the presenters and Therap employees for a great conference.

My coworkers and I had several hours (about 7) while driving back to Mitchell, SD, to talk about the sessions. The conferences not only provided people with the knowledge of “how” to use the features but also how to “improve” the quality of supports being provided. The discussions about how to use information obtained and contained within Therap for that purpose were interesting and challenging.

It was inspiring to have self-advocates involved in the conference and the emphasis on person centered supports being prevalent throughout the conference is to be commended.

By |2016-11-03T10:15:18+00:00February 9th, 2014|Categories: Bonnie Scott's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Kansas City

PCT Tools

We have been busy at LifeQuest .  I’m sure everyone can relate to the amount of work it is to have training that involves ALL employees.  We had two days this week and two more next week to accomplish this.  During this training we are reviewing our current process for utilizing PCT tools, celebrating our progress in the last few years in “listening” better to what people want and need and unveiling our next step to making the process of using PCT tools even better.

Implementation of PCT Tools is not about “completing another form” and finding a place to file it within Therap.  It is about a process of discovery.  It is about a culture of learning that helps everyone involved grow personally and professionally.  During a recent webinar I shared a bit more details regarding our journey of discovery.  Click on the link to hop on over to Allison’s blog and check it out.  I’d appreciate any comments or feedback that you might have – bscott@lifequestsd.com.

I’d also love to hear about your experiences with the use of PCT tools.

By |2016-11-03T10:15:22+00:00July 26th, 2013|Categories: Bonnie Scott's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on PCT Tools

The Council on Quality and Leadership + Northern Hills Training Center = Success

 
 May 2013 NHTC completed yet another successful accreditation with CQL.  Many laughs were had (thank you Ty) & much learning to take us into the next years of providing great services.  Good Job everyone!
 
 
 
Support Me  SUPPORT ME
Person centered organizations encourage people to follow their dreams & desires & goals.  They support people to continually grow & develop.
 
Plan with mePLAN WITH ME
Person centered planning keeps the focus on the person as  the  key decision maker in their life
 

Partner with mePARTNER WITH ME

Person centered organization recruit, hire & train a diverse, competent paid & volunteer  workforce

 

Learn about meLEARN ABOUT ME

Assessment & discovery initiate & guide  planning & implementation of person centered supports

 
Lead with meLEAD  WITH ME
Person centered organization engages in responsible governance & management practices. These practices are grounded  in ethical, accountable & open systems.
 
Budget with meBUDGET WITH ME
Emerging practices in the delivery of person centered  excellence.
Be Open with me BE OPEN WITH ME
Organization exercise a public trust &  have a responsibility to people receiving services, their families, the community, funders and employees
 
Connect me  CONNECT ME
Community encompasses place, people, culture, services & trust.  Community connection means that the organization interacts with people, networks & resources beyond  its physical boundaries.
 

 WHAT REALLY MATTERS

 

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:23+00:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Council on Quality and Leadership + Northern Hills Training Center = Success

Fun while learning – it CAN happen!

I’m preparing for my webinar on June 7th and am hopeful what I have planned is going to work. Now I realize the topic could be considered somewhat humdrum or even boring – Incident Management System (IMS).  Yes, this is going to be about collecting data from GERs and tracking for trends.  For those yawning at the very thought of it – I hope you will still tune in.

Approximately 4 years ago, we decided to find a fun way to inform employees about the Basic Assurances for CQL accreditation that involves monitoring of Factors.  Our approach to teaching employees about the Ten Factors  was to have a “Factor Fun Day”. Staff and people supported rotated from one station to the next and received a short introduction to the factor and how LifeQuest is monitoring that particular factor.  The stations included such things as Green Acres, Top Ten on the David Letterman Show and Wheel of Fortune.  Of course this also involved the presenters dressing accordingly!

The Factor 4 Workgroup that developed our IMS created a PowerPoint to explain how it works. It was not only fun to create, but we think that most employees actually found it entertaining.  If technology works in my favor you will be seeing some of my coworker’s acting abilities illustrating how our system works.

Another memorable training at LifeQuest was watching our nursing staff dancing to the tune of YMCA but replacing the words with medical related acronyms. We really should have been filming that one.

Learning can be fun – so find your creative employees (BTW – that does not include me) and have some fun!

By |2013-05-31T20:40:29+00:00May 31st, 2013|Categories: Bonnie Scott's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fun while learning – it CAN happen!

REPORTS WITHIN THERAP

I appreciate being reminded about capabilities within  Therap.  It is also easy to get into my routine and not take time to do some browsing within Therap to keep up on the most recent updates.

So my intent with this blog is to remind everyone about the “List of Reports” that are available within Therap.   You can find the list of reports by simply going to the “Agency” tab on the Dashboard and click on “List of Reports”.

Here are a few that I’ve found helpful:

Diagnosis report – all active Individual (without program)

This report is handy for when you have to provide information for upcoming reviews or reports required for funding entities.

GER Report – Management summary

This is the one I use consistently for implementation of our Incident Management System at LifeQuest.  This exports tons of information from the GERs and you export it to excel and use the multiple cool features within that program to sort, filter and analyze your data.  Super cool for analytical nerds!

IDF Detail – All Individuals

IDF Detail – By Individual

These two reports are very helpful for a variety of reasons.  The one that generates information for all individuals within your system is handy to check on how complete your IDFs are and if there is critical information missing.  Another way to track for trends within your organization as the consistency of information being provided.  For example if you have outlined specific guidelines for how  to explain the level of supervision required – you can review that easily with this report option.

IDF Contact – All Active Individual

Great tool for mailings!

User Access by Caseloads

User Access by Individual

User Access by Program

User Access on Abuse/Neglect GER

User Access on All Individuals

As many of us can relate to – managing the permissions is an ongoing process.  These reports are very helpful with that task.  Considering how important it is to ensure we are compliant with HIPAA requirements it is not just handy – it is
essential.

User Detailed Information

This information pertains to the users (employees) within the system.  Again, can be used for a variety of different tasks.

I only highlighted a handful of reports available within Therap.  I want to thank Therap for listening to our requests for these capabilities and making them available.  Take a few minutes and do some surfing in the reports – could find  something that saves you a bunch of time!

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:29+00:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Bonnie Scott's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on REPORTS WITHIN THERAP

REMEMBERING…

On more than one occasion I’ve noticed I’m not “typical” in my response to change.  For many people it is stressful or tolerated perhaps, but not fun.  Change is something I appreciate and even enjoy when it is for a good reason and results in better lives for people. Perhaps it is, because included in my 5 top strengths identified by Gallup Strengths Finder assessment, is “Learner”.   It is defined as “People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve.”

However, we can sometimes get caught up in the day to day busyness of making changes and don’t take time to remember.   During a recent Therap training with “new” employees I was reminded about how important “remembering” is. At LifeQuest we are often fortunate in having former employees return to work for us again. First of all, it is great having someone return who already knows people we support and secondly it is affirming that people feel good enough about working here they want to return.

During this training a former employee that has not been here since we started using Therap nearly 6 years ago shared her impressions with me.  She talked about all the positive changes there have been at LifeQuest since she was last employed.  It was nice to hear about that and to be able to share stories of how things have gotten better for the people we support.   Therap has been one aspect of changes made at LifeQuest that have contributed to those positive changes.

Regardless of how long you have worked at your agency – find someone who is “veteran” – notice I did not say an old timer – and just ask them to share some stories.  Ask them about specific people you are working with and how their lives have changed.

It is important that we know where we come from in order to not lose sight of where we want to go.

By |2013-04-16T20:57:26+00:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Bonnie Scott's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on REMEMBERING…

March Blog

I have had a busy and exciting month. I continue to learn more of my job. We have gone through two state reviews this month and Therap was mentioned in a positive manner with both. This is great, as Bonnie and I continue to advocate to use more.
Our agency will have all people supported using MARS by the end of the month. We will then be working on entering more of the health information starting with appointments. By July 1st, we will have everyone’s plan in ISP Plan. My next project is working on a format for Quarterly Reports in ISP Programs.

This is all exciting; however, the best day of the month was March 24 when grandchild # 12 was born. A little boy, Kinton William. I now have 6 granddaughters and 6 grandsons.
Now we are looking forward to spring. It is still quite cold here and we still have some snow.

Have a great day! Later–Betty

By |2013-03-27T15:34:21+00:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: Betty Visscher's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on March Blog

Catching Up

I do not believe that I have shared that I changed positions at LifeQuest. I have moved from Vocational Supervisor to Program Manager-Service Coordination. I am also responsible for admissions for people to LifeQuest. I have been in this position since June 2012 and enjoying it; however, it is a whole new set of responsibilities.
I am using Therap in many more capacities and I am looking for new aspects of using it. At this time, I am creating an Admissions Database in Excel that can be exported into Therap once a person has actually been admitted. Researching what the Database needs to look like, if any of you use this format, advice would be appreciated.
Have a great week-end.
Betty

By |2016-11-03T10:15:32+00:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: Betty Visscher's Posts|Tags: |1 Comment

Blogging Action Plan Step One: Make amends

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By |2016-11-03T10:15:32+00:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Cheryl Rohlf's Posts|Tags: |3 Comments