The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 614.461.7168

The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Inc. (formerly The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Inc.) seeks to provide public education and awareness initiatives to the long-term care community in Ohio. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the skilled nursing facility profession, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies, as well as those businesses that service our industry. Through our public education and awareness efforts, the Academy brings the collective influences of the members together into a single voice on vital issues affecting our profession.

Founded in 1966, the Academy then identified one of its core purposes as "To foster a spirit of goodwill among those persons engaged in the nursing home industry, to promote ethical practices in their relationships with each other, their employees, and the general public to the end that all interests may be served fairly..." Though the organization has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably in 2011, its dedication and commitment to Ohio's most frail and elderly remains the same.

 The Academy Weekly Headlines from 2 Weeks Ago
State finances stay strong to start fiscal year —  Two months into state fiscal year 2023 and Ohio's finances are in good shape. So much so, that Fitch Ratings has updated Ohio's long-term Issuer Default Rating to the highest possible - "AAA." Revenues are $130 million over estimates, while disbursements continue to be lower than expected by about $200 million. Medicaid GRF disbursements for the month were $67 million below estimates, pushing the two month total to $81 million below the expected level. Click here to view the latest OBM monthly report.

2 weeks until ASHS Fall Conference rates increase! —  This weekend we learned the value of a long-snapper and a place kicker. (If you don't know what those are, it is okay. We still love you!) But did you know that there is value to registering for the 2022 ASHS Fall Conference and Annual Meeting before September 26? That's right; the early bird discounted rate of $300 for members ends September 26. Not a member? You still get a discount that ends September 26, so you should register soon, too! Learn more about the conference by visiting our conference website. Register before September 26 for the discounted rates! Click here to register. (12 BELTSS CEs pending.)

Take advantage of Ohio's direct care workforce PSAs —  Ohio has been running a public service announcement that encourages people to enter the direct care workforce. You can view the ad on YouTube by clicking here. The ad directs people to the OhioMeansJobs website (OMJ) with a specific landing page for direct care work. Employers can take advantage of the PSA by posting their job on OMJ. It is free to register and post jobs: For Employers | OhioMeansJobs. In order to take full advantage of the PSA, be sure to enter key words to get their posting listed when searching for certain positions.

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