Now That it is Here, How is it Going? – Reviewing the Requirements of Participation from Phase 1 and Phase 2

APRIL 24TH | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Leah Killian-Smith, Pathway Health

This session will provide participants with information on how the surveyors are interpreting the new regulations and what this means for providers in the new survey process. Take this opportunity to discuss the difference between the old and new regulations and how its affecting you.

New Survey Process Member Panel with Pathway Health

APRIL 24TH | 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Moderator: Leah Killian-Smith, Pathway Health

In this session, LeadingAge Kansas members will partner with Pathway Health todiscuss their knowledge regarding the New Survey Process. Take this opportunity to prepare yourself and your organization based upon the experiences of your peers. Pathway Health will serve as an expert source for this challenging endeavor, we are all trying to succeed in.

New Requirements for Participation: Facility Resource Assessment 

APRIL 25TH | 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Leah Killian-Smith, Pathway Health

Join us for an information packed presentation highlighting the changes in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities that specifically addresses the key items necessary in the Facility Resource Assessment. You won't want to miss this engaging and information-packed program filled with key strategies for implementing a Facility Resource Assessment that is designed to determine the resources necessary for both day-to-day care and for emergency situations.

What's this Emergency Preparedness Thing?

APRIL 25TH | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM |Mike McNulty, KDHE

Join Mike McNulty, Deputy Preparedness Director with KDHE for a session to discuss the major points of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. Most importantly the methods to increase your organization's emergency preparedness will also be included.


Moving the Needle on Culture with Clear Culture Priorities

APRIL 24TH | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Jamie Notter, WorkXO Solutions

As a follow-on session to his Keynote, Jamie Notter will dive deeper with a hands-on session designed to give you some experience moving away from lofty (and ineffective) core values statements,and actually develop some concrete cultural priorities that you can use to actually change culture. Using real culture data gathered from actual LeadingAge Kansas members, he'll lead you through an exercise where you can develop a rough draft of a cultural priority that would move the needle on innovation. You'll leave with tools and templates that you can take back to the office and use in your own context.

Sexual Harassment in Long-Term Care

APRIL 24TH | 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Kate Resnevic, Macdonald Resnevic, PLLC

This session will focus on issues related to sexual harassment that are pertinent to long-term care providers, both as employers and as caretakers.

Understanding our Staff: Results of a Survey Conducted on Staff Satisfaction in Long-Term Care

APRIL 25TH | 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Adrienne Struble, Puente Marketing

In this session Adrienne Struble will discuss the findings of the satisfaction survey. A breakdown of employee responses will be provided to help you understand the survey. From this session you will learn better ways to support your employees and improve retention.

Workforce Member Panel

APRIL 25TH | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Moderator: Dana Weaver, LeadingAge Kansas

Join Dana Weaver and a panel of members who have implemented successful workforce practices. This is a great opportunity to learn about what others are doing to attract and retain their workforce. Topics will specifically address recruitment and retention.


Reducing Anti-Psychotics Member Panel

APRIL 24TH | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Contrary to what one hears in the media and from nursing home antagonist groups, much progress is being made in Kansas to address off-label antipsychotics in nursing homes, especially among nonprofit providers. And more work is needed. In this session, LeadingAge Kansas members will share what they are doing to understand, address, and reduce off-label antipsychotic use among their nursing home residents.

Designated Infection Preventionist, What does that Mean to us?

APRIL 24TH | 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Brenda Davis, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.

In this session you will identify who can be a designated infection preventionist and what training will be needed for this position. Your organization will have the opportunity to learn how to complete an infection control plan. There will be time for questions and resources will be provided to help you.

Preserving the Power of Antibiotics – WE GOT THIS!

APRIL 25TH |10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Amber Miller, AlixaRx

In this session Amber Miller will review case studies and alternative approaches to care to preserve the power of antibiotics. By doing so you will learn how to identify localized signs/ symptoms of infection and/or warning signs to better preserve the power of antibiotics.

Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Problematic Dementia Behaviors

APRIL 25TH | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Kathleen Weissberg, Select Rehabilitation

In this session, evidence-based behavior management and intervention strategies related to pain management, communication, emotional/cognitive state, sensation, agitation, and wandering are examined to help providers reduce behaviors without relying on medications. Using a person-centered approach, participants will learn how to adapt activities to match the client’s functional level, modify routines to enhance occupational performance, and environment-based interventions to promote a home-like atmosphere and foster active engagement at all stages of the disease process.


Strategic Planning: Pie in the Sky to Grounded Application

APRIL 24TH | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | John Harned, BKD

With today’s chaotic operating environment and strained payment systems, it’s time to get clear about your identity, mission and lifecycle progression over the next five years. Focus on mission during this reinvention and recommitment will achieve the best outcomes for your residents and employees. Strategy, including cost reduction and revenue creation, makes the mission. Whether an emerging leader, student or experienced professional behind the technologically advancing learning curve, this session will bring clarity for vision. Using an organization’s mission as a lens, project five years forward to chart a course for success through the use of big data; market conditions; and evolving trends in post-acute care, aging services and senior living.

Brand & Culture: Engaging Potential & Current Employees

APRIL 24TH | 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Todd Ramsey, Apples and Arrows

Recruiting and retaining talent is an ever-present challenge for many care providers. Competition is fierce, the perceptions of the jobs available aren't always positive. Possessing a clear understanding of who your organization is, how that connects to the hearts and minds of your current employees, and how to communicate it to prospects will equip your organization to stand out - and above - your peers.

Best Practices in Food Service for Memory Care

APRIL 25TH |10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Amy Bollam, Health Technologies, Inc.

In this session Amy Bollam will review the current best practices and discuss ways to make improvements in food service for memory care. Other food service interventions will be reviewed such as examining finger food menu ideas.

Adult Stem Cell Therapies

APRIL 25TH | 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM | Dr. Rupal Soder & Dr. James Mitchell

Hear about the development challenges of adult stem cell therapy. Learn about advances in clinical stem cell therapy, including the use of adult stem cell applications in the aging population.


Continuing Education Details

The 2018 Spring Conference and Expo is approved for up to 18.5 continuing education clock hours for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Assisted Living Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services with 9.0 hours approved in the core of Administration and 6.0 hours possible in the core of Resident Care. Provider number (LTS A0009). If the entire conference is attended an additional 3.5 elective hours will be awarded.

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for up to 10.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

LeadingAge Kansas is a SHRM Preferred Provider. This conference offers up to 9.0 hours towards SHRM credits. All other disciplines will receive a certification of attendance.