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ALFA Conference Speaker Presentations

ALFA's conference sessions are presented by executive level speakers from both inside and outside senior living. Accelerate your career with advanced sessions.



COMMUNITY 2012  Concurrent Session Presentations

5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Resident satisfaction with dining services is critical to the resident experience in senior living. This PPT will tackle challenging dining issues and...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Learn how to maximize your investment in both sales and marketing by leveraging the best of both to achieve your optimum occupancy goals.
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Overview of the implementation of an evidence based fall risk management initiative in a CCRC. Learn how one company integrated research into practice...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Are you having trouble finding relevant competitive compensation data and making sense of it? A leading senior living compensation expert reviews how...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Change the way you manage your teams and hold your professional senior living staff accountable for providing outstanding resident care.
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Understand the US Green Building Council building rating system "LEED for Healthcare" and its use in assisted living communities. This PPT will give ...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Learn why 70-80% of deals are lost over the phone, and why the most common objections that prospects give us are not the real reasons for not selectin...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
The complexity and pace of change in the healthcare world will bring opportunities to some providers and pose significant threats to others. By discu...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Leadership happens one conversation at a time. You are responsible for the quality of that conversation. What questions should you be asking to drive ...
5/21/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Andy Cohen shares value of customer reviews as part of session, "Improving Reputation Management of Senior Living Through Social Media"
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
In order to meet rising residents? acuity and special needs, innovative solutions must be considered and a profound cultural change in our typical ide...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
A panel of senior living executives will explain why their relationship with a major university should be a model for training and developing the next...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Where do operators find capital? A panel of top experts review how to grow and recapitalize even in a debt-constrained environment. This panel exami...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Francine O'Neill's PPT from session, "Integrating Assisted Living and Local Health Care Systems".
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Tiffany Tomasso shares her PPT for the session, "Integrating Assisted Living and Local Health Care Systems". Learn how the hospital readmit penalty pr...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Erik Johnson presents his PPT as part of the session, "Integrating Assisted Living and Local Health Care Systems". Learn how the hospital readmit pena...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
A panel of senior living executives explain why their relationship with a major university should be a model for training and developing the next gene...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Review the process of transitioning assisted living communities from paper MARs to e-MAR systems. Learn what others have done, what they would do dif...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Obtain the latest information regarding occupancy, rents, rent growth, supply and demand for seniors housing and care properties. This PPT will offer...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Learn how to effectively address workers compensation cost drivers. Understand the state of workers compensation for the senior living industry from ...
5/22/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
John Anderson shares his PPT as part of the session, "Managing Employee Risk and Controlling Workers' Comp Costs". Learn how to effectively address wo...
6/11/2012
2012 PPT Presentations
Dan Hobin shares 5 steps to improve your senior living community's online reputation via the COMMUNITY 2012 conference session, "Improving Reputation ...


ALFA 2011 Conference Concurrent Session Presentations

05/15/2013
You hear it from your legal counsel all the time: document, document, document. But in reality, they never teach you or your managers how to effectively transcribe your verbal coaching, counseling, or disciplinary conversations into solid, bulletproof documentation. Learn the seven steps to creating “bulletproof” documentation along with words to avoid, guidelines for proper documentation, and the benefits and hazards of electronic documentation.
05/15/2013
As CMS imposes outcomes-based quality mandates, hospitals are scrutinizing their relationships with post-acute providers more than ever before. Get the playbook for becoming an essential hospital partner, including standardized referral protocols, coordinated patient follow-up, visibility into quality performance, and clinician communication.
05/15/2013
Dr. Cohn will review the current progress toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act and discuss expectations for the future. This session will also feature insights from complexity and options management applied to healthcare.
05/15/2013
The U.S. Census reports a dip in the birthrate between 1925 and 1945, which has resulted in a decline in the number of adults who are currently ages 68 to 88 years old. Often referred to as the Silent Generation, this demographic group of 52.5 million people is smaller than the GI Generation that preceded it and is overshadowed by the 78.2 Baby Boomers who follow. What does this demographic dip mean for senior living operators?
05/15/2013
More than two years in the making, the long-awaited final changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) became effective on March 26, 2013. In most cases, compliance with the final rules is required by September 23, 2013. This session will feature an in-depth analysis of the HIPAA changes and specifically how they affect your senior living business...
05/15/2013
Understand the financial impact and value of a resident who is just two years younger. Learn four systems that must be in place to attract and close a younger resident. Map out the top three barriers to getting a younger resident in your community and implement three strategies designed to remove them.
05/15/2013
All assisted living providers have “tightened their belts” and looked for ways to reduce operating expenses. Few, however, have thought about cost reduction in a way that the manufacturing sector has thought about it for decades. Lean manufacturing principles have revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and those same principles are being applied to senior living providers with extraordinary success.
05/15/2013
The benefits of adopting environmentally sound business practices are well documented. Greenification is both a tool to improve the quality of life in your buildings for your residents and staff, and a market differentiator for your business. LEED expert Christopher Davis of the US Green Building Council will explain ten easy things that you can do right now to green your senior living communities and provide empirical evidence about the effects of these changes on your bottom line.
05/15/2013
As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and 135 countries. LEED expert Christopher Davis will elucidate the human health, and economic advantages to pursuing a green building strategy for your company. Learn how to begin the process of implementing LEED in both the new and existing senior living communities in your organization.
05/15/2013
Each year, 175,000 older adults, ages 65 and above, are seen in emergency departments due to adverse drug reactions, and approximately 106,000 seniors die from prescription drug problems. Dr. Edward Schneider will explain the body of research in polypharmacy and clinical studies that are currently studying its impact among older adults.
05/15/2013
Today, many senior living organizations serve residents living with dementia through specially dedicated environments and/or programs suited to their unique needs. Over the next five to ten years, however, the demographics in senior living are predicted to undergo a remarkable series of changes that will be unlike anything seen in the past. What will happen when the paradigm flips...
05/15/2013
Disruptive change is characterized by a shift in the underlying forces of an industry segment. It is not localized. It affects the entire value network. This session will feature an analysis of the changing forces in health care economics and discuss the potential effect of those changes on the senior living business.
05/15/2013
To offer health insurance, or to not offer health insurance: That is the question. Due to the Individual Mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, most individuals will be required to have minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty beginning in 2014. The Individual Mandate has significant implications to nearly all employers with more than 50 full-time employees.
05/15/2013
This session will feature three Medicaid state directors on the challenges and opportunities that Medicaid managed long-term care services and supports can provide. You will hear from states that have "gone there" and "done that," which will provide insights on lessons learned.
05/15/2013
Regulatory inspections or surveys can be a stressful time for assisted living owners, operators, administrators, and employees. While the process itself varies by state, there are strategies that every company can adopt to improve the survey experience. These strategies can give administrators and employees more confidence during the survey, reduce the stress associated with having regulators in your communities, and improve the survey outcomes...
05/15/2013
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act to establish the first national, government run long term care insurance program was included in the Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed into law in 2010. CLASS was quickly abandoned and eventually repealed by Congress in the 2013 New Year’s Day budget agreement before it was implemented.
05/15/2013
Recent changes to the International Building Code (IBC) will have an impact on new construction for assisted living. The change will also more closely align IBC requirements with the National Fire Protection Association standards. Learn about the impact these changes will have on new development as well as how this change can be used as a catalyst to reform life safety requirements at the state level.
05/15/2013
Benedictine Health System will share lessons learned from its implementation and use of an electronic health records system (EHR) in a senior living setting. Presented from both an administrative and clinical perspective, staff will discuss how they streamlined processes and enhanced financial and clinical performance. Learn how consistent assessment tools and documentation support delivering quality care and better clinical outcomes for residents.
05/15/2013
The American's with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead Decision are important to support community integration of Americans with disabilities. This session will provide a refresher on goals of ADA and Olmstead and how they impact senior living providers.
05/15/2013
Do you remember what you were doing 416 days ago? According to a recent security report from Mandiant, it takes more than a year before the average company realizes it has been a cybercrime target. Cybercrime expert Theresa Payton provides an overview of emerging security threats facing U.S. businesses as well as the latest developments in how companies can safeguard their brand...
05/15/2013
The constant momentum of evolving economic indicators, demographics, communications technology, and access to information will continue to have an enormous impact on the way we do business and the efficacy of sales programs. Prospects and their families arrive in our communities with greater knowledge, higher expectations, and longer lists of decision criteria.
05/15/2013
Most assisted living communities have not paid much attention to on-line consumer and employee rating websites. This likely means one of two things: You either don’t have a presence or worse, people are saying terrible thing about you and you don’t know it. For better or worse these sites do not seem to be on the radar of most assisted living consumers - but you can count on their importance increasing.
05/15/2013
Obtain the latest information regarding occupancy, rents, rent growth, and supply and demand for senior housing and care properties. This session will provide an empirical view on how senior housing properties are performing across the nation’s largest 100 markets.
05/15/2013
To offer health insurance, or to not offer health insurance: That is the question. Due to the Individual Mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, most individuals will be required to have minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty beginning in 2014. The Individual Mandate has significant implications to nearly all employers with more than 50 full-time employees.
05/15/2013
Willis Senior Living Practice Group will cover the most recent health-care reform legislative updates. Highlights of this session will include a review of the Affordable Care Act compliance requirements and specific strategies for the senior living industry. The panelists will discuss administration requirements and solutions, innovative benefit designs, enrollment solutions, and group purchasing opportunities.
05/15/2013
Discuss the practical application of innovative risk management initiatives in this interactive session. Experts from senior living operations and risk management will dissect staff training programs and provide training techniques that will help you engage your teams and lower your risk-related expenses
05/15/2013
Keeping seniors healthy is the new Medicare mantra. Assisted living may play an important part in the new quality payment paradigm. Is the stage being set for a new source of revenue, or is it just a set-up?
05/15/2013
Being a manager or an HR professional in 2013 is a tough job. In addition to managing employee performance, you need to stay on top of various legal risks in the workplace. While harassment prevention is on the top of your list (or should be), could you spot subtle issues that lead to claims such as defamation or fraud? What about newer claims such as associational or caregiver discrimination?
05/09/2011
In many states, lack of uniformity in national, state and local requirements regarding life safety and building codes can lead to confusion over how to build a community that is resident centered and allows providers to care for frail seniors. Get insights on relevant codes and best practices in this informative session.
05/09/2011
As resident acuity and the complexities of their care increase, providers must be prepared to manage these needs. This session brings together experienced clinicians to share their experiences regarding resident acuity and service coordination. Hear from these executives In a Peer to Peer format innovative solutions and best practices they have found to the unique challenges faced in managing resident care.