SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 14

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attendee Registration 

California Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

EDUCATION SESSION

Nursing Home Leader Academy (NHLA) 

Agua Caliente


Leaders of the academy will broaden participants’ skills around process improvement through joint sharing of project action experiences, best practice sharing and addressing barriers to success. Individuals will continue to learn important leadership skills affecting the outcomes of care. NHLA Intensive promises an enriching experience and one that provides ongoing value. CEs: NHAP, BRN

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GR Payment Subcommittee 

Ventura

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GR Workforce Subcommittee 

Sierra

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Products and Services

Andreas

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GR Legal Subcommittee

Ventura

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Public Advocacy Committee

Andreas

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Strategy for Survival: Using the Quality Award

Program for Recovery

Chino AB


Lori Cooper Chief Operating Officer, Healthmark Services •  Allan Engelhauf Executive Vice President, Vista Pacifica Enterprises


Spend time with two CAHF members with extensive knowledge of the AHCA Quality Awards program as each has been the recipient of the Bronze, Silver and Gold level awards and have served as quality award examiners. The workshop is for both those not yet on the quality award journey and for those already on the path.

CEs: NHAP, BRN/1

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Life Safety Compliance- Chatting with the Chief

San Jacinto


Stan Szpytek President, Fire and Life Safety, Inc.  •  Jason Belden Director of Emergency Preparedness, CAHF


Review the main elements of Life Safety Code compliance and strategies to help ensure survey success in CMS-regulated skilled nursing facilities from the perspective of CAHF's Life Safety Code Consultant. The basics as well as infection control practices during the pandemic and how these measures have impacted conditions within the built-environment will be addressed.

CEs: NHAP, BRN/2

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION: Clinical Track

The Invisible Resident: Re-engaging the COVID Disassociated Resident

Santa Rosa

Dr. Keith Savell Consultant/Educator, Mariposa Training  •  Liana Katz-Savell Compass Health


An unfortunate post-COVID reality within many skilled nursing facilities is that some residents have become "invisible.” This is the result of an inability for many of them to communicate and express their unique needs, interests, routines and preferences. This session will convey how to identify and re-engage the disassociated resident.

CEs: NHAP-P, BRN/2

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In & Exhibitor Registration

Main Lobby & Oasis Exhibit Hall, Palm Springs Convention Center

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Improving Communication with Referral Sources and Patients

Chino AB

Shelley Horst Director of Strategic Partnerships, Reliant Rehabilitation


Rethink your SNF's marketing strategies in today changing world. This session will provide ideas to evaluate your customer service, marketing strategies and communication message to deliver a better partnership collaboration and overall patient experience.

CEs: NHAP-P, BRN/1

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GR Regulatory Subcommittee

Ventura

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Nurse Council Business Meeting

Santa Rosa

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Business Management

Sierra

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION: Legal Track

IJs Under Infection Control - Legal Perspective

Mojave Learning Center

Holly Johnson Attorney, Law Office of Holly L. Johnson, Inc.  •  Mark Johnson Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman


Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) declarations are being issued amid the COVID pandemic against providers primarily under infection control. Trends and methods to address declarations of IJs, including Informal and formal appeal routes will be discussed.

CEs: NHAP, BRN, MCLE/2

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Focusing on the "F" in SNFs: Hazards in the Built Environment from an Industrial Hygiene Perspective

San Jacinto

Derrick Denis Environmental Consultant & Industrial Hygienist, Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC) •  Jason Belden Director of Emergency Preparedness, CAHF • Stan Szpytek Life Safety Consultant, Fire & Life Safety, Inc


Learn tips and tricks to keep you on track in this presentation that will help you save time, and save money and lives by focusing efforts on your facility design and preventative maintenance (PM).

CEs: NHAP, BRN/2

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION

Communication Beyond Crisis

Chino AB

Deborah Pacyna Director of Public Affairs, California Association of Health Facilities  Bethany Murray Nursing Home Administrator, Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation  • Gianelle Kaliangara Administrator, Bayberry Skilled Nursing and Healthcare Center


Effective communication is the foundation of a successful nursing home operation. Learn communication lessons resulting from the pandemic, strategies to keep open channels of communication with staff and family and how best to respond to media inquiries.

CEs: NHAP, BRN/2

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION: Clinical Track

Stepwise Approach to Managing COPD

Santa Rosa

Charles Huckabay Pharmacist, Consonus


COPD is a condition that has consistently high readmission rates in skilled nursing facilities with US estimated direct and indirect costs upwards of 50 billion annually. With such high economic burden it should be no surprise that COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death globally. Successful treatment outcomes depends as much on the inhaler device as it does on the drug.

CEs: NHAP-P, BRN/1

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QCHF Board of Trustees

Sierra

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

HPSI Welcome Reception

Convention Center East Lawn

Join us for a good, old-fashioned rally with featured drinks (“The COVID Crusher”) and outdoor games as we kick off our homecoming themed conference! Support your team and come dressed in your CAHF region colors (Region 1 – white; Region 2 – green;  Region 3 – blue; Region 4 – yellow; Region 5 – orange).