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Live In Person Seminars

2019 Assisted Living Summit


, Dublin , OH
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2019 Assisted Living Summit
November 21, 2019

Columbus, Ohio
New Conference Location:

Embassy Suites Columbus Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place Dublin, OH 43017


Welcome to the recently renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin. Our recently renovated, all-suite hotel in Dublin, Ohio is located near Interstate 270 north of Columbus, OH. All suites feature microwaves and refrigerators for your convenience plus 55-inch HDTVs with over 45 channels. Wake up each morning to a free made-to-order breakfast and unwind at our Evening Reception with drinks* and snacks. Our Dublin hotel also features a newly renovated, modern fitness center and indoor swimming pool, as well as complimentary WiFi access to keep you connected.

Room rate $119

Any guests wishing to make a reservation over the phone can dial reservations at 1-800-220-9219 and reference the group name or the three letter code listed below.

Group Name: OHCA ID/DD & Assisted Living Summits
Group Code: AL2
Hilton Link:

Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. Summit Check-In & Continental Breakfast

During Summit Check-In, you will receive your name badge and handouts for the Summit. Also, take this time to network with other professionals and key industry partners.

8:30 am Straight from the State

What is better than hearing directly from the state agencies that oversee assisted living? This expert panel will include key representatives from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA), and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). As you know, Ohio assisted living communities are surveyed for licensure by ODH while the waiver program is managed and regulated between ODA and ODM. Attendees will hear updates from the agencies as well as learn what tools are available to the providers from these state agencies.

An excellent opportunity for Ohio assisted living providers to hear first-hand, 'Straight from the State.'

10:00 am Networking Break

10:15 am Concurrent sessions:

1. Get Rid of Citations - Focus on Your Building

Over 28% of the Top 10 Citations for RCF communities in 2018 centered around maintenance issues. Join Jim McGlone as he shares tips on auditing your systems, processes, and overseeing your maintenance department personnel. Also, this session will provide tools to assist with building a facility-specific disaster preparedness plan as well as information fire drills, water temps, air temps, and other Ohio requirements.

- Jim McGlone, Wern & Associates

2. Let's Take This Show on the Road! How to Market your Dining Services Department in the Community

It's a competitive marketplace in which we work, and exceptional service, high-quality food, and appealing choices at mealtimes can be a deciding factor when one considers moving into a senior living community. Food should be nourishing, enjoyable, and fun! What better way to showcase your dining services team than to go out into the local community and show them what you offer every day. From cooking demos to farm-to-table, to taking part in the 'best food in town' competitions, all these and more are great ways to promote your dining services department and organization. This session will share examples of how dining services can assist in marketing your organization and be a great community partner at the same time.

Presented by: Matthew Ridgway, CDM, CEC, CCA

11:15 am Networking Break

11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
3. Census Strategies for 2020: High Impact/Low-Cost Ways to Meet Assisted Living Occupancy Goals Amidst Change

Assisted living communities are facing increased occupancy challenges that directly impact the bottom line. Some potential causes are more housing and health care choices, shorter lengths of stay, and oversaturated markets. This program addresses the key issues impacting today's assisted living communities and identifies proven ways to jump-start and sustain a high occupancy even with the most limited of budgets. OHCA will provide attendees census building tools that providers can immediately implement within their organizations, so the start of the New Year can realize results. It's a must-attend workshop for assisted living leaders that take ownership of their census.

Presented by: Linda Saunders, censusolutions

4. What Everyone Ought to Know about Dementia Training

Ensuring proper training is crucial to providing quality care and to resident and staff satisfaction. This course will provide an overview of training materials available for you to implement at your organization. Leave with practical tools and tips on dementia training for your team.

Alison Sprankle, BS, CMC, Good News Consulting

12:30 pm Luncheon (provided)
After a morning of learning, you've earned some time to unwind! Use this time to discuss the morning's events with fellow attendees, connect with some new friends, and share best practices.

1:30 pm Legal Resources for Compliance

The only constant thing in healthcare is change. Staying up to date with current legal issues is paramount to remaining sound in the assisted living industry. OHCA legal counsel Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP will provide tools to help attendees in meeting the legal requirements and provide updates on current legal issues facing assisted living providers. This session's mix of lecture and practical application allows participants to leave with sample tools to apply immediately in their organization.

Presented by: Christopher Tost, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang

2:30 pm Networking Break

2:45 pm Creating Drama Free Teams That Get Results

Leading a high-trust, high-performance team that gets results is possible. It's also possible to do it without putting in more hours and working harder. Creating an ownership culture free of drama, victim mentalities, and blame assigning helps leaders leverage their most valuable asset--their team members. This interactive workshop will give you the practical skills you need to eliminate all the excuses not only from your team but every relationship today. We teach what we know, but we produce who you are so the best way to coach the drama out of your team is to become a dream coach. Great coaches and leaders are not born; they are developed. That's good news. It means we can learn the tools we can use to draw out the best in our people. You can learn these secrets too, and it's not as hard as you think.

Dennis McIntee

4:15 pm Adjourn
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:
This program offers up to 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL): Up to six hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Certified Executives for Health Care at Home (CEHCH):
Up to six hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEHCH certification.

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn up to 6 preferred hours of continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses:
*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Out of State Administrators (NAB):
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6 hours.
What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

Conference Registration Fees:

$140 prior to November 7
$165 November 7 and after

Registration Fees:
The 2019 Assisted Living Summit is offered to all assisted living professionals at the low Association member rate. Take advantage of this great offer! Enjoy top-notch educational programming!