As I write this Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast in what some are calling the storm of a lifetime. We have seen storms like this along with other natural disasters in recent memory and I ask that we all pause and keep those in harms way in our thoughts and prayers.
September is the month of emergency preparedness, a term that we at LeadingAge have become very familiar with since the new regulations have gone into effect. Please stay tuned to where and how our efforts can be call d upon to assist those in need over the next several days and weeks.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the Fall Conference and Annual Meeting for LeadingAge Indiana, please be sure to register now for the informative conference planned for you.
What have we done for you?
We organized strategic planning for the LeadingAge Indiana Board of Directors. The planning gave Board Members the resources needed to identify priority services provided by LeadingAge Indiana. They also attended a quarterly board meeting.
We participated in a meeting with the Division of Aging to discuss details of the new Value Based Purchasing program.
We participated in a meeting with FSSA to discuss Southeastrans and non-emergent medical transportation.
President Mike Rinebold presented before the Marquette Board of Directors.
INALA Executive Director Liz Carroll attended the NASUAD Conference in Baltimore, MD.
We provided Congresswoman Susan Brooks information by submitting a letter to her office in advance of the hearing that was held during the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
President Mike Rinebold visited LeadingAge Housing member Bethel Community in Rushville to meet with Jane Starkey, Site Manager and Lisa Berkemeier with Graceworks Housing Services. He also visited with leadership of LeadingAge Indiana facility member, Greencroft, during their recent fundraiser.
We organized northern and southern Indiana regional legislator/community breakfast meet and greets. They will be held October 5th and 19th, respectively.
LeadingAge hosts participants in the Fall HFA/RCA Preceptor Class taught by LeadingAge Board member Kelly Borror.
The PDPM & RoP Phase 3 Readiness Webinar Series debuted.
We hosted the Care Coach Fundamentals Day which was designed to assist members to stay in compliance with F726.