Show residents and their families your passion for providing the best quality of care through participation in the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) program. SLCC continues to enhance the CDAL program and improve the process for certification, allowing for more flexibility for busy senior living professionals.
To learn about changes to the eligibility requirements for becoming CDAL-certified, and a new on-demand testing option, Click Here.
The Assisted Living Bill, SB128, did not pass the House on Thursday, March 28, which means that we're still operating on the statute that has been in place. This means no new definitions, biennial reviews instead of annual reviews, and DAIL does not have injunctive relief.
Our "Providing Choice" publication is still viable as a marketing tool for our AL members. To place an order, Click Here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Thanks for all your hard work on SB128.
The Brook Hospital, one of KSLA's new Associate members, invites you to a Lunch and Learn event on April 17, 2019. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and the Lunch & Learn will be from 12-1 p.m. at The Brook Hospital Dupont Outpatient Building at 1405 Browns Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.
Space is limited - To register, RSVP to Tamie.Keane@uhsinc.com.
You're invited to join us for an Activity Director Workshop on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Republic Bank Community Room at 9600 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40241.
The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
The cost for KSLA members is $60 for the first registrant and $40 for each additional registrant from the same community. The cost for non-KSLA members is $80 per person.
To learn more, download the Offering Announcement Here.
To register on-line, Click Here. You may also print out and complete the last page of the Offering Announcement and return it to KSLA, with your payment information.
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 9, 2019
From the Senior Living Certification Commission:
Show residents and their families your passion for providing the best quality of care through participation in the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) program. SLCC is continuing to enhance the CDAL program and improve the process for certification, allowing for more flexibility for busy senior living professionals.
Click Here to read the full article.
KSLA has reserved a block of rooms at a preferred rate of $142/night at The Brown Hotel. Make your reservation by April 25, 2019 to qualify for this preferred rate and be sure to use code 051419kysla. After April 25, the rate will increase to normal rates, which range from $195-$306/night.
KSLA is accepting nominations for our 2019 Awards, which will be announced during the Conference at the Awards Banquet on May 16, 2019. There are eight Award categories this year, which include three new categories. The deadline for award nomination submissions is Monday, March 25, 2019.
Conference registration packets for providers and exhibitors will be sent out the first week of March.
There will be several sponsorship opportunities at this year's Conference. Please contact Bob White at KSLA@KentuckySeniorLiving.org or 502.938.5102 if your organization is interested in sponsoring a conference event!
KSLA is pleased to invite you to join us for a workshop, "Personalized Music: It Isn't Just for Recreation Anymore!" on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Our presenter will be Deborah Ferris, Regional Director, Southeastern U.S., Music & Memory. As a Regional Director for MUSIC & MEMORY®, Deborah promotes awareness of the therapeutic impact and benefits of personalized music to enhance quality of life and improve treatment outcomes for individuals with cognitive, intellectual, mental,and physical challenges. Deborah promotes best practices for long-term success and sustainability. Her work and passion for personalized music have yielded positive results for countless individuals, family members, and care professionals. To learn more about Deborah, Click Here.
The workshop will be held at the Republic Bank Community Room at 9600 Brownsboro Road in Louisville. We'll start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
The cost is $60 for the first registrant and $40 for each additional registrant from the same community. KSLA non-members may attend at a rate of $80 each.
To register or learn more about this workshop, download the Offering Announcement.
You may also register on our website by clicking Here.
The deadline to register for this workshop is Thursday, February 7, 2019.
We hope you'll join us!
KSLA is pleased to announce that Susan Matherly, System Director of McDowell Place of Danville, has been appointed to the KSLA Board of Directors as Board Secretary. Susan replaces Polly West, who resigned her board seat in late 2018 upon her career move out of senior living and into a hospital setting.
Susan has been involved with KSLA from the beginning and is a past president of the Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge concerning assisted living regulations and helped pass the legislation for assisted living in 2010.
In a recent article written by Paul Davidson, USA Today, Mr. Davidson says that, "Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and a worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to their older workers, persuade some to return after retirement and even recruit those retired from other companies."
Baby Boomers opting to NOT retire? Why?
Studies show that many are retiring in droves, to the tune of about 10,000 a day. But of the ones who aren't, many say they're just not ready to stop working. People are living longer, which means that with dwindling pensions they need to fund a larger nest egg. Also, they're healthier and better educated than their predecessors, and many are just plain bored in retirement.
AARP Vice President Susan Weinstock says older workers bring soft skills “gained over a lifetime of work, like calm under the pressure, ability to solve complex problems, ability to listen and be empathetic. These are uniquely human skills that a computer or a robot can’t replace.”
To read the full article, Click Here.
The NSL is kicking off its 11th season of Senior Wii Bowling Championships. NSL provides seniors and the activities community with a fun, competitive and well-organized 7-10 week Wii bowling tournament.
Wii Bowling teams are made up of four bowlers with up to 4 substitute bowlers if wanted. Bowlers roll two games per week. "Coaches" post scores on-line by 6 p.m. on Thursday nights and results are available by Friday mornings. NSL certificates of competition are available for all bowlers. Champion and runner-up certificates are awarded for conference play and NSL etched glass awards are given to champions and runners-up in seven divisions.
The NSL does all the work - Wii bowlers have all the fun!
The league begins the week of February 11. Bowlers must register on-line at www.nslgames.com by February 7.
For more information, contact Dennis Berkholtz at 435.714.9491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.