Our 2021 Annual Virtual Conference theme is Forward…

Join our community of aging professionals as we come together around our common goal – expanding the possibilities for Washington seniors.

To move Forward, doesn’t mean to push past where we have been. On the contrary, to truly move our organizations forward, we must leverage where we have been to become stronger and smarter.  Our future may look different than today.  Our teams will need to evolve to meet the challenges ahead.  Our organizations will succeed by bridging where we’ve been with new skills and knowledge. 

Our Strategic Focus ~ the 70th Annual LeadingAge Washington Virtual Conference will be built around strategic initiatives related to expanding possibilities for aging. Areas of focus for or Virtual  Conference will be transforming the continuum of care to better meet consumer needs, demands and expectations; developing and retaining a skilled workforce; best practices in resident care models (including, but not limited to, culture change); quality improvement and accountability; and new technologies for older adult service delivery.

Please join us for our “70th” Annual Virtual Conference & EXPO, June 15-17, 2021, where we are moving FORWARD Together!

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Registration Questions? Email Cassi at cmeritt@LeadingAgeWA.org 


5 TOP REASONS TO REGISTER FOR LEADINGAGE WASHINGTON’S VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

#1 All-Star Line-Up. 

#2 High-Tech Virtual Experience. A fun, dynamic virtual conference environment, simulated to look like the Pacific Northwest with meeting rooms, conference rooms and endless ways to connect.

#3 Interaction. A wide variety of ways to chat and interact with your friends and peers. 

#4 Education. Over 60 educational sessions offer compelling, engaging and real information that will make your job better.

#5 Renewal. As an aging services professional, you have been impacted by COVID more than most. When you sign up by May 1st, we’ll ship you a special Experience Box. It’s full of nurturing gifts and inspiring tips to nurture YOU and your team! (Limit to 300, so sign up early!)

 

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Registration       Conference Registration Packet       At A Glance

 

SESSIONS AT A GLANCE BY FOCUS:

CARE & SERVICES; WELLNESS & LIFE ENRICHMENT 

  • Rethinking Care for Older Adults: WHO Guidelines on Community Level Interventions – Dr. Kelly Tremblay, PhD, Audiologist, Neuroscientist, Author, Founder, Lend an Ear Consulting
  • Wellness Design & How Nature Plays a Role – Orla Concannon, Founder, CEO;  Sarah Wells-Ikeda, Program Administrator, Eldergrow
  • ESL (English as Second Language) Champion – Todd Engle, Executive Director, and Yazmin Uribe, ELL Champion, Friendsview; and Melody Abarca-Millan, Academic Development Faculty, Chemeketa Community College
  • What Older Adults Have Taught Me About Resilience During a Global Pandemic – Paul Iarrobino, Founding Director, Our Bold Voices
  • Robotic Companion Pets: Combatting Social Isolation During COVID-19 & Beyond – Tom Canterino, Co-Founder and Vice President, Ageless Innovation
  • Gracenotes: The Forward-Facing, Actionable Tool to Boost Meaning, Mattering & Legacy – Andrea Driessen, Founder, Gracenotes
  • Music as Medicine to Address Immunity, Isolation and Other COVID Challenges – Andy Tubman, Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Musical Health Technologies aka SingFit
  • Tips and Strategies on Vision Loss: Helping Seniors to Feel at Home – Jeffrey Gerhardstein, Resident Service Coordinator, SHAG Community Life Foundation and Jane Elliott, Orientation and Mobility/Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
  • Help Your Residents Stay Connected and Engaged! King County Library System and Silver Kite Community Arts – Jennifer Kulik, Ph.D. President and Founder, Silver Kite Community Arts; Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Coordinator, King County Library System (KCLS)
  • Through My Eyes: A Patient’s Perspective on Person-Centered Care – Karen Welsh, Director of Clinical Outcomes; Colleen Oakley, OTR, Clinical Reimbursement Specialist; and Verona Bair, RN, Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, Functional Pathways
  • Loss, Grief & Bereavement for Caregivers – Bonnie Blachly, Consultant, BLB Nurse Consulting Services
  • Adapting Through Adversity: Implementing “Lessons Learned” as Standards for Better and Safer Communities Tomorrow – Russ Kallwick, Regional Safety Coordinator/District Manager; Mi-En Thoeng, Regional Nutrition Manager; and Kerwin Higashi, Vice President of Operations, Sodexo

CLINICAL; LEADERSHIP & OPERATIONS

  • The Touching Journey of Infection Control – Patti Garibaldi, Director of Clinical Consulting, Consonus Healthcare Services
  • COVID and Infection Control – Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO, Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
  • Fall Champions: Conducting Fall Huddles to Reduce Falls and ER Visits – Shirley Nickels, COO; Laura Hastings, Director of Care Services, SafelyYou
  • The Role Antibiotic Surveillance Plays in Increased Oversight of Infection Prevention and Control Programs – Cheryl Scalzo, Clinical Account Manager, Real Time Medical Systems
  • What is the “New” Normal for Infection Prevention? – Mark Stibich, Chief Epidemiologist, Forefront Healthcare
  • Infection Control Lessons Learned From COVID Surface Testing – Shula Jaron, CEO, Enviral Tech
  • Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase III – Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO, Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)

DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT; LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY; MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

  • Resident’s Safety in a Changing World: Create a Resilient Community, Reduce Costs and Be an Agent for Environmental Change – Alexis Denton, Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman Architects
  • Not Your Parents’ Senior Living: Learning from the Latest Trends in Multi-Family Living – Wolf Saar, Managing Principal, VIA Architecture
  • Creating Smart Senior Living Facilities – Steve Wagman, National Healthcare Business Leader and Jerry Folsom, Smart Healthcare Solutions Director, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
  • Construction During COVID-19: Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities – Stephen Bacchetti, Director, Moss Adams
  • Looking Ahead to the Post-COVID Development Landscape – Jeremy Southerland, Senior Associate – Senior Planner; Alissa Brandt, Managing Principal – Interior Designer; and Chris Ebert, Principal – Architect, Ankrom Moisan Architects
  • Maximizing Outdoor Spaces – A Win-Win for Senior Communities – Dean Kelly, Associate Principal, Architect AIA, Rice Fergus Miller, Architects, Interiors, & Master Planning; Moghan Lyon, Partner, PLA, Lyon Landscape Architects; and Matt Murry, President/COO, Panorama

LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY; MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Navigating to a Safer Skilled Nursing Model: What We Learned Post-COVID – Leslie Moldow, Principal, Perkins Eastman Architects; Susan Ryan, Senior Director, The Green House Project; and Charlene Harrington, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Nursing, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco
  • COVID-19 in Senior Care: Lessons Learned – Pamela Kaufmann, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP and Gabriela Sanchez, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
  • Navigating the PDPM & COVID Roller Coaster – Jonalyn Brown, Vice President of Operations and Emily Steedman, Area Director, Consonus Healthcare Services
  • Growth Strategies: The Not-for-Profit Senior Living Imperative – Sarkis Garabedian, Managing Director and Daren Bell, Director, Ziegler; and Paul Aigner, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Transforming Age
  • Strategic Capital Planning: Forward Thinking vs. Crisis Management – Doug McMillan, President, zumBrunnen
  • The Vital Role Interim Payment Assessments (IPAs) Have on PDPM Success – Jim Shearon, VP Clinical Solutions, Real Time Medical Systems
  • Worker’s Compensation – Claim Best Practices and Cost Mitigation Strategies – Laura Poyer, Senior Claims Lead, WWCP, Comprehensive Risk Management / Risk Finance
  • A Guide To Successful Blue Sky Selling & Repositioning: Case Studies & Stats – Don Warfield, Community Coach / VP Marketing; Cynthia Thurlow Cruver, Principal; and Derek Dujardin, Creative Director, 3rdThird Marketing
  • The Future of Financing Senior Living Facilities – Christi Jacobsen, Attorney; Brandon Pond, Partner; and Joel Bodansky, Partner, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
  • Are You Getting the Most Out Of Your Section 8 and PRAC Subsidy? – Gates Dunaway, Principal, The Gates Dunaway Group
  • Moving on From COVID; What’s Next for Senior Living – Mary Munoz, Senior Managing Director, Ziegler
  • Dining for Health & Dollars: Presenting the Latest Research and Tastes of the Modern Elder -Mike Peacock, Executive Chef & Culinary Coach; Randi Saeter, MBA, RD, LNHA, Culinary Coach/Community Coach | 3rdThird Marketing 
  • Post-Acute Care Networks: The Value of Membership – Grant Swemba and Arlene Jaroscak

WORKFORCE; LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY; MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

  • The No-Win Situation – Denise Boudreau-Scott, President, Drive
  • Managing The New Workforce – Martha Bryan, Owner, Bryan & Bryan Associates
  • Deconditioning and Reconditioning: Rebounding Post-Pandemic – Teresa Fair-Field, Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation
  • How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way We Train – Erin Washington, Director of Education and Training, Embodied Labs
  • One Voice: The Effect of Inter-team Communication on Quality – Teresa Fair-Field, Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation
  • Improve Quality Care and Employee Satisfaction Through Lean Tools – Dahlia Mak, Managing Director and Shirl Diaz, Director, Moss Adams
  • Succession, Leadership, and Workforce Challenges During and Post COVID – James Munn, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • People Are Your Greatest Asset: Keys to Recruiting, Retaining, and Cultivating Your Workforce – Mark Steranka, Partner, Moss Adams
  • Building Communities through Inclusion and Belonging: Understanding and Accepting Differences. We All WinJodi Davidson, VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo

MARKETING, PHILANTHROPY & PR; PARTNERSHIP & COLLABORATION 

  • Benefits of Local Food Sourcing for Seniors: Buy Local, Support Local, Improve Your Residents’ Health – Mi-En Thoeng, Regional Nutrition Manager and Gloria Chabot, Account Management Director, Sodexo
  • Put the People Back into Marketing: How to Truly Connect Person-to-Person, Lower Marketing Expenses, Increase Returns and Heighten Joy – Wendy O’Donovan Phillips, CEO, BIG BUZZ
  • Managing Planned Giving Risk During Uncertain Times to Optimize Benefits – William McMorran, Sr. Partner, Green Oak Consulting
  • Lessons Learned During the COVID Crisis From Senior Living Executives and Sales/Marketing Professionals – Derek Dunham, Vice President Client Services, Varsity; and Lana Pack, Senior Principal, National Investment Centers for Seniors Housing & Care
  • Forging Ahead: Bayview’s Repositioning and Rebranding – Jennifer Fleming, Principal, Rice Fergus Miller, Architects, Interiors, & Master Planning; Nancy Weinbeck, CEO, Bayview; and Cynthia Thurlow Cruver, Principal, 3rdThird Marketing
  • Uncopyable Mastermind: Ideas to Move Forward – Kay Miller, Marketing Director, The Adventure LLC
  • The Longevity Lifestyle – What Residents Will Demand and How To Answer Their Call – Kelly O’Connor, Founder, SeniorCareKelly.com
  • Telling Stories That Change The World – Steve Moran, Founder, Senior Living Foresight
  • Why Wait on the World? Boost Census Now – Wendy O’Donovan Phillips, CEO, BIG BUZZ
  • Aligning Sales and Marketing to Build Higher Occupancy – Lola Rain, Growth Strategist, Senior Living Foresight
  • The 10 Keys to Lead Generation: How to Drive Digital Demand and Fill the Funnel – Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder, CMO, Orbit Media
  • Virtual, In-Person, Over the Phone, By Smoke Signal:  Why Human Connection Survives Global Pandemics, Natural Disasters, You Name It and Why What’s Important will Never Change – Deborah Potter, Vice President of Consulting, SageAge Strategies
  • Reputation Management: How You Look Online Can Help or Hurt Your Sales Process – Connie Parsons, President & COO, Illuminage
  • Customer Service: The Gold Standard – Lorrel Filliater, HCC, Senior National Account Manager, The Compliance Store
  • Capital Projects: Planning From Beginning to End – Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE, Chief Business Enterprise Officer, The Alford Group

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION; MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS 

  • Bridging the Loneliness Gap: Engagement Strategies for Keeping Elders Connected – Karen O’Hern, VP of Product Management, iN2L
  • Hello Healthcare, Your Prescription is Ready! The Value of Pharmacist-Led Medication Management in the Senior Living Community – Karmen Stephens, Vice President of Clinical, Consana; and Mark Anderson, Chief Administrative Officer, Eldermark
  • Information Technology Security – Martin Yanushev, Manager and Dan Frein, Managing Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • How to Develop a Modern Approach to Your Community’s Communication Plan – Joey Carney, Territory Manager, LifeLoop
  • The Digital/Human Intersection: How to Maximize Your  Technology Investment – Shirley Nickels, COO; Laura Hastings, Director of Care Services; and Adrienne Lameray, Customer Success Manager, SafelyYou
  • How a Pandemic Redefined Telehealth: Planning for and Implementing Telehealth in Senior Communities – Joshua Hofmeyer, Senior Care Officer; David Darr, National Director of Sales and Client Relations, Avera eCARE
  • Planning Out Of Crisis – New Opportunities for Technology, Service Expansion and Diversification – Cheryl Goodwin, Chief Strategy Officer; Rebecca Neth Townsend, Projects and Strategy; and Scott Motyka, Director Business Development /Technology, Covenant Health Network

Updates:  

  • Federal Tax Update: What Non-Profit Providers Need to Know
  • The Future of Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment
  • Decision Making Around Closing the Nursing Home
  • LTSS Financing Reform Workshop for [State]
  • Assisted Living: A Convergence of Change Forces
  • COVID Takes its Toll on the Mental Well-Being of Staff and Residents: Recognize It When You See it and Know What You Can Do
  • Fair Housing and ADA Update
  • Survey Process for Skilled Nursing Facilities – Beginning, Middle and End: How to be Ready, Steady and Calm
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness: It’s Time for Policies to address the Challenge
  • Nursing Home Regulatory Update

SPECIAL EVENT:

 

Nursing Practice in Community Based Care-Assisted Living Training

Date & Time: June 15th – 17th * 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Trainer: Demi Haffenreffer, Consultant

 

 


70TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS


3rdThird Marketing
www.3rdthirdmarketing.com

Cain Brothers
www.cainbrothers.com

Consonus Healthcare Services
www.consonushealth.com

Eldergrow
www.eldergrow.org/

Health Resource Services
www.hrsgpo.com

LRS Architects
www.lrsarchitects.com

OPTUM, Complex Care Management
www.optum.com

Select Rehabilitation
www.selectrehab.com

Unidine
www.unidine.com

Washington State Housing Finance Commission
www.wshfc.org


A/R SNF Solutions
www.snf-solutions.com

Compliance Store, The
www.thecompliancestore.com

Culinary Coach Consulting
www.culinarycoach.us

Forefront Healthcare
www.forefronthealthcare.com

HUB International Northwest
www.hubinternational.com

Mercury Pharmacy Services
www.mercuryrx.com

Propel Insurance
www.propelinsurance.com

Shaw Contract
www.shawcontract.com

Walsh Construction Co
walshconstruction.com

Wattenbarger Architects
www.wattenbarger.com


Avera eCARE Senior Care
www.averaecare.org/ecare

Comprehensive Risk Management/Risk Finance
www.compriskmgt.com

Durable Greenbeds
www.faswall.com

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
www.harmony-healthcare.com

iN2L
www.in2l.com

Morrison Living
www.morrisonliving.com

Rice Fergus Miller, Architects, Interiors, & Master Planning
www.rfmarch.com

Sodexo Senior Living
us.sodexo.com

Washington Relay
www.washingtonrelay.com

Ziegler
www.ziegler.com



 

SPONSORS – THANK YOU

$10,000 diamond members

CONSONUS HEALTHCARE       INTALERE       MORRISON LIVING       ZIEGLER

$7,500 ruby members

MCKESSON       MERCURY PHARMACY SERVICES       WA STATE HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION

$5,000 sapphire members

THE COMPLIANCE STORE       LANE POWELL       NRC HEALTH       USI

$2,500 emerald members

BLACKPOINT IT SERVICES       CAIN BROTHERS       COMPREHENSIVE RISK MANAGEMENT / RISK FINANCE

INFINITY REHAB    MOSS ADAMS       OPTUM

PROPEL INSURANCE       SODEXO