Bad Practices Hurt Everyone Involved

Every Aide Needs Good Training I knew nursing homes were short staffed - that's why I signed up to be a temporary aide during the COVID pandemic in the first place.  When I found the online course, I was shocked to learn it was only 8 hours long.   (did you know a nail tech requires at least 250 hours of training?) A...

Seeking Outreach & Sustainability Coordinator

KABC is seeking candidates for the position of Outreach and Sustainability Coordinator. This full time position will be responsible for increasing public engagement across Kansas with our mission and diversifying the KABC budget by increasing donors and donations. Read the complete job description. Interested applicants are asked to send their resume, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to KABC at dangoodman@kabc.org...

KABC NAMES DAN GOODMAN NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Please Welcome Dan Goodman, KABC's New Executive Director.  After a three-month search, KABC Board Chair Molly Wood announced that Dan Goodman has been selected to lead the organization which advocates for high quality care of older Kansans wherever they live. Goodman will replace former KABC Executive Director Mitzi McFatrich, who has been serving as the interim leader during the search. Read the...

Your rights shouldn’t change because your address does…

At some point in our lives we will all need care.  We shouldn’t have to surrender rights to get the care we need. Unfortunately, older adults are often forced to do just that. Many Kansans, especially in rural communities, have difficulty finding or affording consistent and quality home care. Without support to remain at home, older adults often move to assisted living...

Who will stand up for Kansans in long-term care facilities?

Understaffing and poorly trained staff leave some of our fellow Kansans without proper care COVID-19 has already killed far too many of our older Kansans in long-term care facilities. We must not forget them or the suffering their passing has caused their families and friends. Despite this horrific loss of our fellow Kansans, very little has been done to improve the care...

Roadmap to Assisted Living & Your Rights – Materials Now Available

Many thanks to everyone who was able to attend KABC's September 10th caregiver training, "Roadmap to Assisted Living & Your Rights."  State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Camille Russell and KABC Executive Director Margaret Farley did a wonderful job with their presentations.  We are grateful that they shared their knowledge and expertise with us. If you weren't able to attend, or if you'd...

Roadmap to Assisted Living & Your Rights

Each September KABC hosts our annual membership meeting and free caregiver training to support the incredible family and paid caretakers who care for older adults.  The Annual Membership Meeting begins at 1:00 pm. Active KABC members will elect new and renewing Board of Directors. Current members up for re-election: President Molly Wood Treasurer Deborah Merrill Barbara Braa Andrea Leavitt The...