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Pre-Conference Events


LeadingAge PA is committed to improving the conference experience for all of our members. New this year, we are offering a full day of training dedicated to our Assisted Living (AL) and Personal Care (PC) communities!

Because we know staying current is vital to your success, we are striving to help expand your knowledge base in critical areas of responsibility in the AL/PC environment, including:

  • Licensing and regulations
  • Dementia
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Inclusion

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain new resources, earn up to six education credit hours, and network with your AL/PC peers!


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
 
BHSL Updates for Personal Care Homes (PCHs) and Assisted Living Residences (ALRs)
Session code: 57-P
An update on the issues and deficiencies licensing inspectors see on site, as well as upcoming BHSL initiatives, will be provided by BHSL Director, Jacqueline Rowe.
 

Utilizing Level of Care structure to allow residents to age in place
Session code: 58-P
Participants gain an understanding of how to build a Levels of Care system in personal care, which allow residents to age in place. Led by speaker Suzanne Owens, President and CEO, Peter Becker Community. 
 

Envisioning the Future of Assisted Living Care for People Living with Dementia
Session code: 59-P
Explore emerging trends in supporting people living with dementia and how they may influence the care and services of assisted living. Led by speaker Kelly Carney, Corporate Director of Memory Care Services, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. 


Emergency Preparedness for ALRs and PCHs 
Session code: 60-P
Explore potential emergency situations of personal care and assisted living facilities, the Department of Human Services’ role, and effective methods for preparation and reaction. Led by speaker Jon Kimberland, Western Regional Supervisor, Bureau of Human Services Licensing. 

Providing Care and Services to LGBT+ Older Adults: Exploring the Process and Journey
Session code: 61-P
Participants are provided the opportunity to learn about and engage with material pertaining to sexual orientation, gender identity, and older adults. Led by speaker Rabbi Erica Steelman, MAHL, MPP, Director of LGBT+ Initiatives, Staff Chaplain, and leader of Abramson Senior Care's LGBT+ Initiatives. 
 

SESSION SCHEDULE
10:00 am - 11:00 am Bureau of Human Services Licensing Updates for Personal Care Homes (PCHs) and Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) Jacci Rowe
Director, Bureau of Human Services Licensing, DHS
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Utilizing Level of Care Structure to Allow Residents to Age in Place Suzanne Owens
Peter Becker Community
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Envisioning the Future of Assisted Living Care for People Living with Dementia Kelly Carney
Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Emergency Preparedness for ALRs and PCHs Jon Kimberland
Western Regional Supervisor, BHSL
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Providing Care and Services to LGBT+ Older Adults: Exploring the Process and Journey Rabbi Erica Steelman
 Abramson Center for Jewish Life


 


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