2019 Annual Meeting & EXPO
LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & EXPO
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino:
June 2 – June 4, 2020
Thank you for another very successful meeting!
Join us next year as LeadingAge New Jersey members are re-writing the rules of aging. They are leveraging new technologies, forming new partnerships and taking a fresh look at everything they do. Our annual conference provides exceptional, quality education at an affordable price for all long term care providers.
We invite you to tap into the vast opportunities and great challenges on the path to helping older adults next year at Caesars Atlantic City!
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- Group name: LeadingAge New Jersey 2019
- Group code: SC06LA9
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Schedule of Events
• Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Registration & Set-Up
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 12
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast with the Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break (Exhibit Hall)
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
General Session: Welcome & Keynote
(Circus Maximus Theater)
Sponsored by: MatrixCare
11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
- 2-A: New Rules & Realities to HUD REAC Compliance
- 2-B: New Jersey Dept. of Health UPDATE
- 2-C: Smart HVAC Design
- 2-D: Slips, Trips & Pitfalls: Employee Injuries in Senior Living Communities & how it Impacts the Bottom Line
- 2-E: “Let the Food Be Thy Medicine” (Hippocrates) – Investing in Dining & Nutrition to Prevent & Manage Chronic Conditions in Senior Living Communities.
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch with the Exhibitors
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
- 3-A: Workplace Violence: Unique Challenges in the Senior Care Space
- 3-B: Strategic Pathways to a Sustainable Future
- 3-C: Evidence-Based Design: Conversations with Architects
- 3-D: Talkin’ Bout My (Millennial) Generation: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Aging Field
- 3-E: Emerging Risks That Blindside Great Organizations
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Dessert with Exhibitors
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
- 4-A: National Affordable Housing Policy
- 4-B: Using a Neuroscience Approach for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Residents in Assisted Living & Memory Care
- 4-C: If You Are Not at the Table, You Are Probably on the Menu
- 4-D: How to Win Friends and Keep Them: The Power of Branding & Reputation Management
- 4-E: PDPM: A World Where Nursing & Therapy are Unlikely Heroes
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LeadingAge New Jersey Reception
Sponsored by: Schenck Price Smith & King
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
LeadingAge New Jersey Reception
• Thursday, June 13
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
General Session – Town Hall Conversation
(Circus Maximus Theater)
Sponsored by: Manor Care Health & Rehabilitation
• Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow members, business partners, exhibitors and guest while you enjoy great food and beverages. A great way to kick off our conference!
What If…We all Become Better Leaders? Who are you BECOMING as a Leader?
Featuring Jonathan Fanning, Dynamic Speaker, Leadership Development Expert, Author, Entrepreneur, Parent, Citizen
A year from today, will you be a better leader… or not? The answer affects every aspect of our lives. Who are you BECOMING? introduces four pillars the greatest leaders all have in common and a simple formula for enhancing these pillars in your own life and organization. A favorite of audiences across the country, Jonathan shares “The Simplest and Most Effective Leadership Development Plan”, borrowing powerful and practical lessons from the greatest people developers in all walks of life.
About the presenter:
Jonathan Fanning is the author of Who are you BECOMING? and has been coaching leaders – from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors – for over 15 years. If you are familiar with TED talks… Jonathan was voted the best speaker at a recent TED conference. He has also built several successful businesses, including a national children’s fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership. He has inspired and challenged audiences with his message in over 45 states and on 3 continents.
A great way to wrap up a full day of education and networking. See you there!
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Start your day off greeting your new contacts and friends over coffee and breakfast buffet.
Closing General Session, Town Hall Conversation
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Jodi Eyigor, Director, Nursing Home Quality and Policy & Janine Finck-Boyle, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, LeadingAge.
This is your opportunity to provide input about ways national public policy is affecting you, the older adults you serve, and how policy could be changed for the better.
In 2018, LeadingAge national established a new public-policy setting process, the most important part of which is a Town Hall Conversation in each state. We will continue the conversation started in 2018 with state and national staff, and a member of the LeadingAge national Board of Directors and review outcomes from the 2018 discussions. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from you.
All LeadingAge New Jersey members are invited to attend and we would encourage you to extend this invitation to your board of directors and staff. The feedback from our Town Hall Conversation – and each state town hall across the nation – will be aggregated so we can identify the most pressing issues across states, themes and emerging issues.
• Wednesday, June 12, 2019 • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (Sunrise Sessions)
1-A: Navigating the Impact of Marijuana Use in the Workplace
Jeffrey M. Daitz, Esq., Partner, & Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Law Group & Co-Director of Employment Practices & Jackie Voronov, Partner, Hall Booth Smith, PC
As Governor Murphy works to make New Jersey the 9th state to legalize recreational marijuana employers are paying close attention to determine their rights & obligations under the anticipated legislation. How will a facility respond to employee request to use medical marijuana in the workplace, as an accommodation for their disability? How will the legalization of recreational marijuana impact drug-free work policies and a modern work schedule? This session will focus on enacting safe & prudent policies that balance employees’ needs, with the senior living community’s business interests as employers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added Staff Competence as a new regulation and has included it in the Critical Element Pathways. Quality of care & life for residents has always been regulated and is a critical part of what we do as providers in bringing long term care to residents on a daily basis. However, we have often not paid attention to staff satisfaction except for during exit interviews, when it is no longer effective to make changes in order to satisfy the staff member. This session will discuss the need for staff to feel confident in their competence at work and how an increased level of satisfaction, tends to promote greater loyalty towards their residents and the facility. The desired outcome leading to greater staff retention. A positive for both the residents and the provider
Like never before, post-acute, long-term care and senior living providers are facing a time of great change, uncertainty & innovation. While providers try to navigate the changes, one thing is clear – high quality, efficient, cost-effective care will be critical for success. In this session, the speaker will highlight the many changes these providers are seeing, throughout their business. Including a renewed focus on rewarding value over volume, workforce challenges, increase in government oversight, increases in managed care, medicalization of housing models, the expansion of acute & post-acute partnerships, and declines in occupancy and length of stay.
There is a great deal of talk (& hype) about Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence. But how do you take advantage of these new technologies to improve your operations? This session provides a real-world case study and demo of a Virtual Assistant (BOT) built to help internal staff find information without the help of human staff and without building a complex (and costly) internal portal. This approach can be used for almost anything and provides a real-world, practical example of how Machine Learning and AI can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Who are you BECOMING as a Leader? A year from today, will you be a better leader… or not? The answer affects every aspect of our lives. ‘Who are you BECOMING?’, introduces four pillars the greatest leaders all have in common and a simple formula for enhancing these pillars in your own life and organization. Jonathan shares “The Simplest and Most Effective Leadership Development Plan”, borrowing powerful and practical lessons from the greatest people developers in all walks of life.
It very difficult for owners and managing agents to navigate the difficult terrain, of remaining in compliance with the rules and regulations which make up the housing industry while creating solutions that develop operational excellence. Scott Precourt of US Housing Consultants will discuss all of the recent updates, rules, regulations and what managers need to know in order to prepare for a new, more demanding landscape of HUD and LIHTC physical compliance.
Changes abound in licensing, survey and certification for nursing home and assisted living providers. Join representatives from the NJ Department of Health for an interactive session on current trends and developments that are “need to know.”
Achieve the unique advantage of knowing how your facility should operate and what is really needed in the way of central heating and cooling plants. Discussion will include: Central plant design, make up air for your facilities, domestic hot water, building automation strategies. This session will focus on how to optimize your design to achieve results in lower capital expenditures while increasing efficiencies and life cycle performance.
2-D: Slips, Trips & Pitfalls: Employee Injuries in Senior Living Communities & how it Impacts the Bottom Line
Rafael Haciski, Esq., Vice President & John Kiefner, CSP, ARM, Vice President, Johnson Kendall & Johnson
Employee injuries in senior living communities are driven by two main loss causal factors and a variety of severe isolated incidents, usually the result of unsafe behavior. These injuries have a direct impact on your Total Cost of Risk. This session will focus on the efforts of your management team, safety committee and employees to creatively address these factors. Topics of discussion will include: Slips/Trips/Falls-keeping your employees on their feet; Resident Handling & Transfer-conducting floor transfers (it’s not just in Nursing!); Severity Exposure- fall from heights, confined spaces, needle sticks, & more; Employee Behavior –auditing behavior & increasing safety awareness
2-E: “Let the Food Be Thy Medicine” (Hippocrates) – Investing in Dining & Nutrition to Prevent & Manage Chronic Conditions in Senior Living Communities.
Briana Egan, RD, CSG, LDN, & Emily LaStarza MS, CSG, RD, LDN, Regional Directors of Nutrition, Health & Wellness & David Stoltzfus, Senior Corporate Executive Chef, UNIDINE Lifestyles, Compass Group USA
Senior living communities provide care and services to many residents challenged with chronic medical and cognitive conditions. Amongst the top 10 most common chronic conditions are Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (42%), followed by heart disease (34%), depression (28%), and diabetes (17%). These diseases put residents at risk & financial pressure on the community. Although the causes of these conditions include non-modifiable risk factors (age or genetics), questionable lifestyle choices (unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and tobacco use), are contributors in their development and progression. Senior living communities have the opportunity to help residents by investing in nutrition and wellness programs. These risk factors are modifiable and studies show how lifestyle changes among adults with chronic conditions can result in significant improvements.
Workplace violence can arise in the senior care space every single day. Violence can occur at all levels of the organization as well as between and among residents and third parties. This session will examine the different categories of workplace violence, special considerations for the senior care industry; legal issues and the potential for provider exposure. Topics will also include prevention, education, policy drafting and crisis management.
3-B: Strategic Pathways to a Sustainable Future
Beverly Asper, Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Jessica Kraft, Executive Vice President, Bluespire Senior Marketing; Brian G. Lawrence, President & CEO, Fellowship Senior Living; Melissa Messina, Senior Vice President, HJ Sims; Roberta Voloshin, Corp. Director of Marketing, United Methodist Communities
This session intersects the organization’s mission of providing care & services with three critical success pathways necessary for a sustainable future. The session will include a deep-dive of optimization strategies to improve operational performance & enhance financial position for single and multi-site providers. Explore the components and strategies behind a well-balanced capital structure and financing options for new programs and services. The critical success pathways explored will be enhanced with actual provider experiences and inform future sustainability initiatives whether staying the course as a single entity or considering potential future affiliations or sponsorship opportunities.
We are in the midst of a monumental population shift. Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age in record numbers, with peak “Boom” projected to occur within the next 5 years. The housing and care demands of this group are already markedly different from the previous generation and will continue to transform senior care and senior living design for the foreseeable future. This session will provide specific insight into the use of Evidence Based Design and the associated design trends that this population is requiring. The conversation will include discussions related to user experience, impacts on physical and mental health, innovations in design that satisfy diverse populations and how paying attention to the user experience can be the key to happiness, ease and longevity.
This session will explore proactive steps to recruit and retain millennial employees, and prepare the next generation of leaders in the aging sector.
Most health and human service organizations have built their risk management programs in the provision of quality care and services. However, providing quality care and services consistent with regulations and professional standards is not enough to protect your organization from liability exposure. Two risks that most organizations are not currently addressing in their risk management program are: the attitude and disposition of those that provide care, and second is the perception of those receiving care. This session will review the impact of these factors in the current claims environment with increasing number of claims related to abuse and neglect and higher judgements due to perceptions or expectations of residents and family that are consistent with those of jurors. Presenters will share the effective approaches that they have developed with in collaboration with insurers, attorneys, experts and clients to mitigate these two emerging risks.
This session will cover the waterfront of national policy issues that relate to affordable housing for older adults with low incomes. We will: understand how the new Congress may shape affordable housing policy and funding for older adults; discern between the Trump Administration’s priorities for affordable housing and the realities of Congressional checks and balances; and, appraise how successes in Section 202 expansion and preservation can be magnified with education and advocacy. The Section 202, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and Housing Trust Fund programs will be looked at in-depth.
4-B: Using a Neuroscience Approach for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Residents in Assisted Living & Memory Care
Govind Bharwani PhD Adjunct Professor, Wright State University, Dept. Biomedical Industrial & Human Factors Engineering
This session will provide practical solutions to manage different types of behaviors using Neuroscience techniques. It will explain which parts of the brain are affected by Alzheimer’s disease at each stage and will provide guidance for ways to interact with residents based on which parts of the brain are functioning. An individualized approach for behavior management which has resulted in reductions in resident falls and the use of anti-psychotic medications will also be discussed
For-profit providers are growing faster than their not-for-profit peers due to a streamlined decision-making process. It is imperative not?for-profits be proactive so that they too can consider affiliation/sponsorship/merger opportunities when they arise. This session will explore the market dynamics and explain how not-for-profits can prepare themselves for these future opportunities.
The customer journey is complex. Whether we’re striving to spark an emotional connection with prospects through branding or to lead them down a breadcrumb-path of online reviews to a website, the window to make an impression is a small one. In this session, we’ll explore techniques for making fast, impactful connections with potential residents through emotionally compelling branding, as well as tactics for guiding and optimizing those connections through reputation management.
What if the silver lining for PDPM is a more collaborative partnership between Nursing & Therapy? Amidst an almost crippling nursing shortage, PDPM will put exponential pressure on Nursing. Additionally, while Therapy has traditionally relied on Nursing documentation to support rehab-driven reimbursement, this trend will reverse under PDPM. This discussion will redefine what it means to succeed under PDPM and shine a new SPOTLIGHT on what you should expect from your Therapy team in 2019 & beyond.
Join us for an interactive, provocative & energetic dialogue on the changes & challenges on the horizon.
In the fall of 2018, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) presented “All Things Fair” at LeadingAge New Jersey’s Fall Fair Housing program. Wanda Nieves and Brenda Edmondson along with their dynamic Newark team have been invited to present this Part 2 Fair Housing Update in “More Things Fair.” Come meet and hear from those who address fair housing matters every.
5-B: NJ Department of Human Services UPDATE
Joseph Bongiovanni, Dir. of MLTSS & Contract Logistics & Geralyn Molinari, Dir. of Managed Care Provider Relations, Div. of Medical Assistance & Health Services, NJ Dept. of Human Services; & Cheryl Hogan, Director of MLTS, Div. of Aging Services, NJ Dept. of Human Services (invited)
Medicaid managed care, policies related to aging services, and Medicaid eligibility will be areas of focus for this important session. Join representatives from the Department of Human Services to stay up to date with key issues that impact nursing homes, assisted living and HCBS providers.
While a crisis may be unexpected, it should never come as a surprise. Crises can be anticipated, and through effective planning and training, aging-services organizations can help ensure potential damage to public perception is ameliorated or even avoided. Those providers most successful in weathering crises are those whose leadership recognizes the immediacy of today’s communications environment. Session will provide attendees with discrete steps for constructing strong, actionable crisis-response plans and testing them to spot and resolve vulnerabilities. Through a self-assessment, attendees can authoritatively answer the question, “Am I ready?”
5-D: Trauma-informed Care (TIC): What is it Why is it Important?
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, Education Director, Dominic Yale RN, BSN, RAC-CT, Quality Assurance Compliance Manager, Select Rehabilitation
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach to care that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma plays in an individual’s life. This session explores how TIC can be used by nurses and other clinicians to facilitate positive interactions and caregiving experiences with their residents. The principles of trauma-informed care are reviewed, and participants are provided specific strategies to implement in their site and with their care. This includes addressing trauma in our own employees and how it affects daily work.
GS-2: Town Hall Conversations
Facilitated by: Jodi Eyigor, Dir., Nursing Home Quality & Policy & Janine Finck-Boyle, MBA/HCA, LNHA, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, LeadingAge; Roberto Muñiz, President & CEO, Parker Health Group, Inc.; Carol Silver Elliott, President & CEO, Jewish Home Family
Don’t miss this opportunity to provide input about ways national public policy is affecting you, the older adults your serve, and how policy could be changed for the better. In 2018 LeadingAge national established a new public-policy setting process, the most important part of which is a Town Hall Conversation in each state. We will continue the conversation started in 2018 with state & national staff and a member of the LeadingAge national Board of Directors and review outcomes from last year’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to hear from you.
All LeadingAge New Jersey members are invited to attend, and we would encourage you to extend this invitation to your board of directors and staff. The feedback from our Town Hall Conversation – and each state Town Hall across the nation – will be aggregated so we can identify the most pressing issues across the states, themes, and emerging issues.