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Rebecca Making Provider Visits This Tuesday & Wednesday, June 4-5

I'll be on the road making provider visits today and tomorrow. I'll be checking emails but my response may be delayed. If you have an urgent situation, please call me at 502-938-5102. Thanks!

Results of 2024 Board of Directors Election

At this year's conference, our nominating committee chair, Bailee Roberson, Bee Hive Homes of Grayson County, shared information about some recent shifts to our Board of Directors. And, delegates from provider communities elected a new at-large director to the KSLA Board.

 

Effective July 1, 2024, this will be your KSLA Board of Directors:

 

President: Brian Durbin, Arcadia Communities

Vice-President: Jim Britt, Charter Senior Living of Bowling Green

Treasurer: Sara Shaw, The Forum at Brookside

Secretary: Bailee Roberson, Bee Hive Homes of Grayson County

Immediate Past President: Susan Matherly, McDowell Place at Danville

At-Large Director: Staci Dennis, Morning Pointe

At-Large Director: Lauren Sword, Magnolia Springs Lexington

At-Large Director: Conjuna Collier, Masonic Homes of Kentucky

At-Large Director: Kendell Stratton, Morning Pointe

Associate Director: Hannah Bruenderman, Polaris Pharmacy Services

 

I'm thrilled to have a strong, knowledgeable, active and invested Board of Directors, and look forward to working alongside them, continuing our good work for the betterment of senior living in Kentucky!

Congratulations to Our Award Winners!

I'd like to thank extend a special thanks to Synchrony Health Services for sponsoring our Awards Luncheon this year and congratulate the following award winners from the KSLA Conference:

Resident Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Harlan, Charter Senior Living Bowling Green

Provider Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian Durbin, Arcadia Communities

Outstanding Newcomer Award: Leslie Hunter, Charter Senior Living of Bowling Green

Outstanding Facilities Staff Award: Cristy Winkler, Morning Pointe

Outstanding Caregiver Award: Latrice Hubbard, Morning Pointe

Outstanding Activities Staff Award: Kathy Granger, Charter Senior Living of Bowling Green

Leadership Award: Dawn Pittman, Morning Pointe

Outstanding Business Office Staff Award: Lesley Stephens, Sayre Christian Village

Outstanding Clinical Staff Award: Jason Armstrong, Masonic Homes Shelbyville

Outstanding Dining Services Staff Award: Cortney Pendleton, Charter Senior Living Bowling Green

Meet PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC

At PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC, we are Kentucky’s premiere provider of mental and behavioral health services to residents in senior living communities such as yours. Our clinical staff includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychological clinical counselors. These practitioners provide exceptional, face-to-face care to residents in their senior living communities.

 

Unlike our out-of-state and ultra-large corporate competitors, we specialize in one thing: In-Home, Mental and Behavioral Health Services for your residents.

 

We have been sponsoring members of KSLA for several years because we recognize and support the important work you do for your residents, and we want to help you by sponsoring training opportunities and other activities such as conference events.

 

But we want to help your residents too! Some examples of how we can provide care for your residents include:

  • We can provide counseling to residents who may be experiencing feelings of depression or are struggling during the transition to their new home in senior living.
  • We can help residents who are dealing with issues of grief or the loss of a loved one.
  • We can assist residents who may feel anxious or worried and are having difficulty dealing with changes they may be experiencing.
  • We can provide medical oversight for psychotropic medications, working to ensure the resident is on the lowest dose of medication necessary.

 

But don't just take our word for it, Click Here to hear from Joe Guy, Executive Director from Magnolia Springs Florence, as he shares his experience with PPL.

 

Let's talk about how we can assist you and your residents by bringing mental and behavioral health services to your residents in 2024!

 

Jeffrey L. Hicks, PhD, HSP

President/Licensed Psychologist

Email Dr. Hicks

Phone: 502-262-2887

 

Tish Stewart, RN, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Vice President of Operations

Email Tish Stewart

Phone: 502-552-2962

 

Bob White

Former Kentucky Senior Living Association Executive Director

Email Bob White

502-727-7469

Meet PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC

Meet PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC

At PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC, we are Kentucky’s premiere provider of mental and behavioral health services to residents in senior living communities such as yours. Our clinical staff includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychological clinical counselors. These practitioners provide exceptional, face-to-face care to residents in their senior living communities.

 

Unlike our out-of-state and ultra-large corporate competitors, we specialize in one thing: In-Home, Mental and Behavioral Health Services for your residents.

 

We have been sponsoring members of KSLA for several years because we recognize and support the important work you do for your residents, and we want to help you by sponsoring training opportunities and other activities such as conference events.

But we want to help your residents too! Some examples of how we can provide care for your residents include:

  • We can provide counseling to residents who may be experiencing feelings of depression or are struggling during the transition to their new home in senior living.
  • We can help residents who are dealing with issues of grief or the loss of a loved one.
  • We can assist residents who may feel anxious or worried and are having difficulty dealing with changes they may be experiencing.
  • We can provide medical oversight for psychotropic medications, working to ensure the resident is on the lowest dose of medication necessary.

But don't just take our word for it, Click Here to hear from Joe Guy, Executive Director from Magnolia Springs Florence, as he shares his experience with PPL.

Let's talk about how we can assist you and your residents by bringing mental and behavioral health services to your residents in 2024!

Jeffrey L. Hicks, PhD, HSP

President/Licensed Psychologist

Email Dr. Hicks

Phone: 502-262-2887

Tish Stewart, RN, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Vice President of Operations

Email Tish Stewart

Phone: 502-552-2962

Bob White

Former Kentucky Senior Living Association Executive Director

Email Bob White

502-727-7469

You're Invited to Participate in a University of Kentucky Study re: Supportive Care Programs for Persons with Dementia

Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Kentucky, is seeking care facilities in Kentucky that provide care to persons with dementia for a qualitative research study. Alaine and her team want to improve understanding of complementary and supportive care programs (i.e., non-pharmacological), such as music therapy and rec therapy. They would like to understand clinically meaningful outcomes of these programs for persons with dementia, from the perspective of care staff. They would like your help connecting with care staff at your facility. If you agree to help, they will provide you with an advertisement to distribute to your care staff. Care staff can then volunteer by contacting Alaine’s research team. If you agree to help, a member of Alaine’s team would need to do one site observation to better understand your care environment.

 

If interested, please contact Alaine’s research team at Alaine.ReschkeHernandez@uky.edu or 859-257-4536. They will partner with a total of 6 rural and urban for-profit and non-profit care facilities in Kentucky.

 

Before engaging in this research, you must complete a letter of agreement, which you can review at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iaS5q8PqY6TjP2OPY29vsSSTSSRrE-m4aCgqM9V7leo/edit?usp=sharing.

 

To learn more about Alaine, visit https://imagnlab.createuky.net/.

Save the Date: TB Prevention & Control and Reportable Disease Regulations for Assisted Living Communities - February 13 @ 1 p.m.

Recently, I've been speaking with Emily Anderson, BSN, RN, TB Program Controller/Manager from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning (EPI) about providing some education to KSLA providers regarding TB screening and testing requirements for Kentucky assisted living communities.

 

What has resulted from those conversations is the creation of a webinar (and breakout session at the annual KSLA Conference) that will answer all the questions you could ever think to ask about TB screening and testing, a new requirement for residents and staff of assisted living communities in Kentucky.

 

In addition to the portion about TB screening and testing, there will also be education provided in the webinar regarding the reportable disease regulations for all assisted living communities.

 

This is a CE-earning opportunity! The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 13. Registration details are pending. In the meantime, you may contact Tim Raymer at Tim.Raymer@ky.gov for more information or if you have any questions.

 

And don't despair - if you can't attend the webinar, we will have a breakout session on "Everything You Need to Know about TB Screening and Testing" at this year's KSLA Conference & Exhibition!

KSLA Advocacy Day in Frankfort - Wednesday, January 31, 2024

You're invited to join us for KSLA's Advocacy Day in Frankfort! This is your opportunity to meet with key lawmakers on matters of importance to the senior living industry.

 

It's important to meet with legislators because we need them to be aware of situations where we may ask for their support - situations like the DHBC occupancy use code issue that we've been discussing with KSLA providers. This is a significant issue that will affect residents of assisted living communities that were built to "residential" occupancy use code, and who intend to license as an ALC-BH or ALC-DC. KSLA will provide a one-page talking points document for you to use when meeting with your legislators.

 

Plan to arrive at the Capitol Annex, room 125 at 8:30 a.m. And, allow extra time to get into the building - the lines can be quite lengthy. Have your ID ready.

 

We've invited Inspector General David Lovely to speak to our group to kick off our day. We may also invite a lawmaker or two to address our group - I'll keep you posted as plans progress.

 

Don't know who your lawmakers are? Go to Find My Legislator to find out! Simply type your community's address in the search bar, then scroll down and click on the blue location tag. Scroll back up and your State Representative and Senator names and photos will be listed there. Click on "View Bio Page" to read a little about them, the committees they're on, and how to contact their office to schedule a brief meeting with them for January 31.

 

For directions to the Capitol Annex, click Here. For a map of public entrances and parking, click Here.

Now Accepting Nominations for the KSLA Board of Directors

The Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA)’s 2024 Nominating Committee is pleased to accept nominations for six provider member seats for election to the KSLA Board of Directors:

  • President, two-year term;
  • Vice-President, two-year term;
  • Secretary, two-year term; and
  • Three Member At-Large seats, 2-year terms

 

In addition, Kentucky Senior Living Association is also accepting nominations for the Associate Board member seat, a two-year term.

 

By February 23, 2024, providers may nominate themselves or another provider member for one of the six provider member seats. Associate members may nominate themselves or another associate member for the Associate Board member seat. Elected Directors for these seven board seats begin their terms of service on July 1, 2024.

 

KSLA has eight elected Directors, each of whom shall be the owner of, or employed by, a provider member, and one associate member representative, and the immediate past president, which position shall be non-voting. Four of the elected provider member Directors shall be the officers, and four of the elected provider member Directors shall represent the membership at-large.

 

Click Here to nominate yourself or someone else for a seat on the KSLA Board of Directors by February 23, 2024. The Board election will take place at the KSLA Annual Conference, March 13-14.

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