Monday, July 22

Assisted Living Facility employees are encouraged to sign up for a Full Registration to enjoy everything this year's Conference has to offer. For those unable to attend the full Conference, FHCA plans a focused, one-day Assisted Living Track on Monday July 22, brought to you by Guardian Pharmacy. Sessions and activities include:

FCAL Meeting and Lunch

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Network with the leaders in assisted living, including National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director LaShuan Bethea, ALF Vice President and Florida Center for Assisted Living Committee Chair Lonnie Steckler and your fellow assisted living facility colleagues

Agency Top Ten Deficiencies and Updates

Anne Sosiak, Registered Nurse Consultant, Agency for Health Care Administration
Hear from the Agency for Health Care Administration on the top-ten assisted living facility citations and survey updates. Case studies will also be shared to help increase providers' awareness of items to avoid, along with items to review in the facilities to increase awareness and compliance.

Partnering with an ISNP - How Your Residents (and You) Can Benefit

Stephanie Plana, Vice President of Medicare, Florida Community Care (Independent Living Systems)
Understanding the needs of your Medicare-enrolled residents is invaluable and your knowledge of various Medicare plans, including specialized plans for those requiring extra care, empowers you to advocate for their well-being. While Medicare can be a labyrinth, especially regarding managed care plans, there's a beacon of hope for residents needing more extensive care The Institutional Equivalent Special Needs Plan (IE-SNP) caters specifically to individuals who require an institutional level of care but can thrive in the comfort of their own homes or their community. This session will help attendees navigate these plans.

Food at the Root of Wellness: Amplify Your Wellness Brand

Nancy Rhoades, MS RD LD, Non-Commerical Business Solutions Specialist, Gordon Food Service
The concept of wellness is surfacing as a top strategy for overall health and cost management. Savvy organizations are exercising their muscles to build strong wellness offerings for their residents. In this session, the presenter will share real-life ideas to inspire food service teams to lead the way with nutrition-related activities to amplify your facility's wellness brand.

ALF Administration 101: Compliance Confidence is Cool

Lee Ann Griffin, President and Core Trainer, Laurel Senior Living Education, LLC
Assisted Living administrators work across broad and varied domains of practice that require specialized operational, administrative, and executive knowledge. This session will move quickly through several key areas, focusing on high-level regulatory expectations and timelines for maintaining personal credentials, the Agency for Health Care Administration survey process, adverse incident reporting, facility licensure, reporting abuse, neglect, exploitation, and criminal history screening. Changes like the ALF’s new Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning Criteria will also be summarized. Whether a less experienced administrator or one who wants to revisit the how-tos for foundational, recurring responsibilities, attendees will leave with updated, helpful information for compliance confidence, refreshing policies, and training staff.