Stop by Harmony at Tucker Station and pick up a Thanksgiving pie from 12-3 p.m. on Monday, November 21. Choose from Apple pie, Pumpkin pie, Derby pie or Cheesecake. RSVPs required. Call 615.594.1568 no later than November 18.
Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Association are hosting a virtual educational series on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. These classes are designed for patients and their caregivers to learn about these memory conditions. Classes will be led by Norton Neuroscience Institute memory care specialists trained in caring for patients with dementia and memory loss.
Dr. Gregory E. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. will discuss medications and therapies for dementia and give an update on dementia research.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia are not a normal part of aging. These diseases cause changes in thinking that often are accompanied by new behaviors. Join Dr. Rachel N. Hart, D.O. to learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
For centuries, we've known that health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to take care of our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join Dr. Christopher B. Shields, M.D. to learn about research on the direct impact of quality of sleep on brain health and cognition.
These classes will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required. To register, call 502-629-1234, option 4 or go to NortonHealthcare.com/NNIClasses
Join Vitality Living St. Matthews from 1:30-4 p.m. on October 29 for spooky (and safe) trick-or-treating hosted by staff and residents.
The CDC has issued revised COVID-19 guidance to include recommendations for testing, isolation, and other mitigation strategies.
The agency still recommends testing in high-risk settings, to include long-term care facilities, irrespective of vaccination status. Additionally, individuals who are symptomatic or have a known or suspected exposure should test.
It also recommends continuing to wear a mask through day 10 or after two sequential negative tests 48-hours apart.
The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA) is excited to announce the promotion of Rebecca Pfalzgraf from Director of Communications and Member Services to Executive Director. Rebecca has been with KSLA for more than four years. In her time with KSLA, she has provided top-notch support to the KSLA leadership and members in several areas including organizational management, communications, event planning, and member advocacy.
Rebecca brings over 30 years of customer relations experience and 20 years of organizational management experience to her new position, the last 4+ years being with KSLA. Each year during her time at KSLA, she has taken on a larger role in the planning and execution of the KSLA annual conferences under the direction of Bob White, former Executive Director, now retired.
In her new role, and in addition to her current responsibilities, Rebecca will be responsible for the management of all KSLA daily operations; technical and advocacy support of KSLA members; providing educational opportunities to KSLA members; growing the KSLA membership; and collaborating with industry leaders and representatives from state agencies including working to promulgate regulations related to the recently passed SB-11 legislation.
Rebecca’s first day in her new position was July 1, 2022.
KSLA is pleased to welcome these two new Associate members:
Mullaney’s Pharmacy is dedicated to delivering the highest possible level of care to residents of assisted living facilities. Their team includes pharmacists, licensed pharmacy consultants, certified pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, billing experts, and experienced medication couriers. Your contact is Tom Mullaney, President, 513-587-6201, 513-543-8285, TMullaney@Mullaneyrx.com.
Senior Benefits Alliance is committed to excellence. Since their beginning, they have been working hard to ensure their clients receive the best possible services in Kentucky and Indiana. Their team of professionals offer unparalleled support and expert advice. Learn more about what they do by contacting Paul Kraft, Owner, 866-990-8581, 502-939-483, PKraft@SeniorBA.org.
The CDC has updated its guidance for COVID-19 vaccinations to include their definition of "up-to-date."
According to the latest guidance, "You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
To read all of the updated information, as of June 19, 2022, Click Here.
KSLA would like to introduce some recently joined Associate members. You may have learned about some of these companies at our recent Conference in April - a few of whom were Conference sponsors and/or facilitated a table at the "Idea Share" General Session. We're excited that they've joined our membership!
Graham Company has the experience to develop specialized products that fit your needs. Whether you are looking for an alternative risk financing mechanism, insuring a large project, making a critical acquisition, structuring coverage to protect your leadership, expanding your business or dealing with environmental issues, they can develop a solution that is customized for your business and your specific situation.
Your contact person is Hunter Henderson, Consultant, 801-680-7947, HHenderson@GrahamCo.com.
ILDP is an independent clinical reference laboratory committed to providing fast, reliable results to health care providers and patients.
Your contact person is Patty Hansel, 502-358-9724, PHansel@ildp.com.
A Revolutionary Staffing Solution BY the Industry FOR the Industry. KARE is thoughtfully brought to you by seasoned industry professionals.
With decades of combined experience operating senior care companies, we understand the impending threats of the labor crisis and the need to solve it.
Your contact is Rich Kortum, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, 832-380-8740, 402-560-2278, RKortum@DoYouKare.com.
OdessaConnect turns your residents' TV screen into a computer screen. No apps, downloads, or passwords. Designed to be simple and safe for seniors. Residents can control their TV and navigate OdessaConnect with one remote, which was designed in collaboration with geriatric specialists, our universal remote is easy to see, hold, and operate. It's a private TV channel with no spam, no junk mail, no robocalls. Only people your residents approve can join them on OdessaConnect. And your residents can connect simply with family, friends, caregivers via voice message or video call with one click.
Your contact is Angie Honza, Community Ambassador, 502-383-8439, 303-505-8086, Angie@OdessaConnect.tv.
Sedna Senior Advisors provides 100% free senior referral services to consumers. Jessica Heck and Shauna Darbyshire, long-time KSLA members and both veterans in the senior living industry, assess the consumers' needs, match them to a few communities based on those needs, go on tours with them, assist in coordination of moves, and provide follow up consulting once the resident moves in.
You can reach Sedna Senior Advisors at Jessica@SednaSeniorAdvisors.com, 502-255-2500 or 502-689-6909.
We are saddened to share that Kevin Hansen, Associate Representative on the KSLA Board of Directors, passed away on Sunday, March 6.
Anyone who knew Kevin, knew he was an extremely kind and compassionate person with a passion for many things including family, education, his students, and softball. His vast knowledge of the senior living landscape and his efforts to educate future leaders in the senior living industry will be missed by so many.
We will miss our conversations with Kevin, the knowledge and experience that he shared in service to the KSLA members, his leadership on the KSLA Education and Conference Planning Committee, his wit, charm and enthusiasm for bettering the lives of aging adults in Kentucky. Rest in Peace Kevin - Godspeed.