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Expert Panel Session on Operational Strategies for Success Under PDPM


Don’t miss the expert panel session on Operational Strategies for Success Under PDPM coming in August in our Moving Mountains Series! SNF experts in MDS coding, software, reimbursement, accounting, compliance and legal issues will share tips and strategies to conquer the PDPM implementation process and thrive under the new payment model.


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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce Summit - Early Bird Deadline Tomorrow

July 31 • Covenant Village of Colorado • Westminster
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Now is the time to make employee retention a priority and get all your leaders on the same page! Join us July 31st for another powerful program with our workforce retention partners from Crescendo Strategies with a combination workshop of big-picture thinking about today's employment landscape along with immediately actionable strategies for reducing employee turnover across your organization. We'll dive deeper into why staff REALLY leave (beyond pay and schedules), learn ways to communicate with team members more effectively, and discuss how to maximize the time we have with each and every new hire to improve retention and reduce issues of continuity of care from so much staffing churn! 

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Colorado’s New 40-Hour Assisted Living Administrator Course

Meet the 40-hour training requirement to become an assisted living residence administrator as set forth in the revised Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) licensing regulations governing assisted living residences, which became effective in mid-2018.  This course is also recommended for owners, administrator designees, CEO’s, COO’s, resident services directors, nurses, social workers, and marketing/admissions staff.  Read more.

LeadingAge Colorado Career Center

The best and brightest industry professionals are out there. Access this targeted and qualified pool of talent by advertising your jobs on the LeadingAge Colorado’s new Career Center.

Visit today and sign in at jobs.leadingagecolorado.org.

New ALR Resource Page

Reminder: Members are encouraged to check the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) new ALR resource page designed to help keep ALRs informed about the implementation of the new licensure regulations. The page contains continuously updated information on important dates, training, FAQs and the Assisted Living Advisory Committee (ALAC).

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Annual Conference Draws Rave Reviews!

More than 250 attendees, speakers, and business partners attended the annual conference last week. Here is a link to session presentations.

In addition to outstanding educational sessions and a packed exhibition floor, the renewal of friendships with colleagues and the introduction to first-time attendees were made.

"Connect19 is one of the best conferences that I have been to! The conference did a great job encouraging new networking and making it engaging for young professionals". - Kate West, Eaton Senior Communities

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Annual Conference Registration #CONNECT19

Experience cutting-edge education, network with colleagues, and celebrate with individuals whose work makes their communities the best in senior care and services. This year's Annual Conference and Exhibition promises to be another success.

When: May 13-15, 2019
Where: Hotel Talisa, Vail, CO

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Only 3 Spots Left - LeadingAge Colorado Exhibit Hall

The 2019 conference will be held May 13-15, 2019 with the exhibit hall being open on May 14th at the Hotel Talisa in Vail, CO. View exhibit and sponsor prospectus.

Colorado Real Estate Journal 2019 Senior Housing & Care Conference

Colorado Real Estate Journal will hold their 2019 Senior Housing & Care Conference on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center (I-225 & Colfax Avenue, across from Children’s Hospital).  

LeadingAge Colorado is proud to be a Trade Association Partner in this event.

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Assisted Living Hot Topics Webinar

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MST

Join LeadingAge Colorado and Matt Ullrich, health law attorney with Caplan and Earnest, LLC for a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. to learn about the latest legal issues facing assisted living residences. Learn about changes to labor laws, insurance requirements and how your marketing materials could be used against you (required topics in the new 40-hour administrator course). Matt will also cover social media policies, why you need a “granny cam” policy now and how the new Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) employee check can impact your hiring practices. Register now.  

Pricing:
Members: $49
Non-Members: $99

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LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference and Exhibition

Exhibitor registration for the 2019 LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference & Exhibition to be held May 13 - 15, 2019 is now open. The EXPO will take place May 14, 2019. For additional details and/or inquiries, please see attached or visit https://www.leadingagecolorado.org/exhibit-sponsor.

LeadingAge Colorado Announces Inaugural Class of Emerging Leaders

LeadingAge Colorado recognized twelve individuals who are charting the course for the next wave of senior living and aging services.

The Emerging Leaders represent a mix of experienced and next generation leaders who work in senior living and aging services, as well as organizations that support these services.

Colorado’s New 40-Hour Assisted Living Administrator Course

Meet the 40-hour training requirement to become an assisted living residence administrator as set forth in the revised Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) licensing regulations governing assisted living residences, which became effective in mid-2018.  This course is also recommended for owners, administrator designees, CEO’s, COO’s, resident services directors, nurses, social workers, and marketing/admissions staff.  Read more.

Register now for LeadingAge Colorado’s Day on the Hill

LeadingAge Colorado's Day on the Hill is an important opportunity to meet with your state legislators and advocate for the issues that matter to Colorado’s senior living and care providers. Critical issues in play during the 2019 legislative session, include:

  • Across the board funding increases for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) providers
  • Targeted funding for Medicaid adult day services
  • Significant cuts in reimbursement for the Programs of All-inclusive Care Elderly (PACE)
  • Changes to the reserve requirements for life plan communities

LeadingAge Colorado’s Day on the Hill is designed to provide you direct access to your legislators to ensure that you have the opportunity to discuss these and other issues and make sure that the voice of senior living and care providers is heard by those making important policy decisions. 

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Registration process open for employers required to check Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) database

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, employers that serve at-risk adults, including assisted living residences (ALRs), PACE programs, nursing facilities and adult day services programs, must request a CAPS check prior to hiring employees who will be providing direct care. The database contains the names of individuals who have been found by APS to have mistreated at-risk adults. After Jan. 1, CDPHE will check employee files as part of their regular survey processes to determine if the database was checked on new employees. Employers who are mandated to request a check of the Adult Protective Services data system (CAPS) must register with the CAPS Check Unit (CCU) before those requests can be made are strongly encouraged to register before Jan. 1.  

CDPHE Announces Three-Year CDC Grant

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) announced a three-year grant obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund a full-time Environmental Protection Specialist to conduct food safety inspections in ALRs with 20 or more beds. The inspections will be conducted yearly for the next three years and the ALR survey team will no longer be inspecting the kitchens, nor will any of the county health departments.

Employers required to check Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) database effective Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, employers that serve at-risk adults, including assisted living residences (ALRs), PACE programs, nursing facilities and adult day services programs, must request a CAPS check prior to hiring employees who will be providing direct care. The database contains the names of individuals who have been found by APS to have mistreated at-risk adults. Employers must register prior to asking for a check and CDHS must respond as soon as possible but no later than five days from the day of the request. The rules set a maximum fee for the check at $16.50. CDHS has a dedicated website for more information.

LeadingAge Colorado Career Center

The best and brightest industry professionals are out there. Access this targeted and qualified pool of talent by advertising your jobs on the LeadingAge Colorado’s new Career Center.

Visit today and sign in at jobs.leadingagecolorado.org. You can look forward to some great benefits including:

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Learn Something New in our Upcoming Workforce Series

We know that Recruitment and Retention are some of the biggest pain points in Senior Living and Aging Services, so we worked with Denise Scott to design a 7-part Series of webinars and in person events to assist you in tackling one of your biggest challenges in workforce development. Each session is designed to walk you through the entire process from recruitment to retention while providing content rich tools and support throughout.

The complete brochure can be viewed here.

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Colorado new data privacy law that affects ALL providers

In May, Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law a bill containing extensive requirements for public and private entities that maintain the personal information of Colorado’s residents. The new law covers what steps must be taken by all providers of senior living and aging services to protect data, what to do in the event of a breach and how to dispose of certain types of personal information. The law’s requirements take effect Sept. 1.