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LeadingAge Colorado Assisted Living Conference
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Wind Crest 3235 Mill Vista Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

This year we are excited to be returning to an in-person Assisted Living Conference. With the focus on all things regulatory since the onset of the pandemic, we have invited key regulators who will bring us the most up to date information. Also, we know that workforce challenges are going to be here for the foreseeable future, and we have a panel of operators to share with you their best practices when it comes to hiring and retaining staff. Plus, Wind Crest looks forward to showcasing their culinary expertise for lunch and breaks. Join us and meet up with old friends, make new friends, and learn what you need to know to remain compliant with regulations. Thank you to our title sponsor Optum and our current exhibitors and sponsors - Assisted Living Consultants of Denver, Compass Community Living, Harvard Square Retirement and Senior Living, and Select Rehabilitation.

Schedule of Events
Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

Preliminary Schedule of Events
All speakers have been confirmed. Session times subject to change.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
COVID-19 Guidance Why & How: Requirements for Assisted Living

April Burdorf, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, COVID-19 Program Manager for the Infection Prevention, Industry & Special Populations Team at CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment)

April will provide current data on COVID-19 cases and outbreaks, recent updates to the current mitigation guidance and potential changes. And of course, answer your questions.

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Fire & Life Safety Hot Topics

Robert Sontag, MS, Fire Prevention Branch Chief, Fire & Life Safety Section, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Colorado Department of Public Safety

Rob will cover several fire and life safety topics including trends, common deficiencies found during inspections, upcoming regulation and policy changes, and answer your questions regarding oxygen use, transfer, and storage. He will also offer tips for preparing for LSC survey and advice on what communities can do to prepare for wildfires along with lessons learned.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment break

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Assisted Living COVID-19 Related Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Peggy E. Kozal, Partner, Gordon & Rees; Margaret Boehmer, Senior Counsel, Gordon & Rees

Learn about COVID-19 litigation against assisted living providers in Colorado and various issues triggering potential exposure. Presenters will touch on a recent California court’s concerning decision to allow a wrongful death lawsuit against an employer to proceed and why it is worrisome in the COVID-19 liability debate for Colorado assisted living providers.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Complimentary lunch

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Recruiting and Retaining Staff with Innovative Operations and Design

Moderator: Jami Mohlenkamp, OZ Architecture; Panelists: John Binder, Kephart; Jayne Keller, Christian Living Communities/Cappella Living Solutions; Ronnie Brown, Cadence Senior Living; Angela Gunn, OZ Architecture

A panel of assisted living operators will explore a variety of diverse methods to overcome workforce woes and arrive at operational success. Focus areas will include attracting staff; staff engagement; recognizing staff; supporting staff; and staff health.

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Refreshment break

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
AL Regulatory and Top Deficiencies Update

Dee Reda, Community Services Section Manager, Home and Community Facilities Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Dee will present and answer your questions about:

  • Top survey deficiencies.
  • Current ALR survey process, including the offsite QMP review.
  • Options for compliance when an ALR experiences an abrupt, unforeseen departure of the current administrator.
  • Update on the implementation of the ALR safety bill (SB22-154).

Exhibitors will be available during meals and breaks to showcase their products and services for Assisted Living providers.

Health & Safety:
All attendees who are not fully vaccinated should plan to take a negative COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival to the conference. No need to show proof of a negative test; we’re going by the honor system. The decision to wear facing coverings is currently at the discretion of individuals. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms.

Register Today!

Member Rate: $99 per person or $249 for group of 3
Non-Member Rate: $199 per person or $499 for group of 3