ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum

Las Vegas, NV, ,

October 16-17, 2013

ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum

The ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum will be hosted at the Bellagio Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.  More than 150 senior living executives from across the country meet annually at the Forum for networking, focused discussions about the about critical issues in the senior living industry and world-class speakers including health policy expert David Merritt and Jeffrey Ma of the infamous MIT blackjack team.

The Forum is an invitation-only event for members of the ALFA Executive Roundtables and ALFA President’s Council.

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Program

Wednesday, October 16

09:30 - 11:00

Pre-Forum Sessions

Assisted Living 2.0 – The Impact of New Assisted Living Models on Health Information Technology for AL

John Damgaard, President & CEO, MDI Achieve

As assisted living residents chose to age in place, assisted living providers are faced with evolving their model to adapt to the increasing levels of care needed by their residents.  The health information systems used by assisted living providers will need to evolve to support the increased acuity levels of residents and the increased government regulation that will accompany it.  Join us to discuss how HIT can help assisted living providers provider better care and decrease costs as the assisted living care model changes.

Mobile Technology and Importance Connecting to the Health Information Exchange

Linda Mather, Corporate Director of Resident Care, Integral Senior Living

Craig Patnode, President & CEO, Eldermark

Learn how Apple IPOD Touch mobile technology can generate paperless operations by utilization a single hardware device for communications, voice, text, point of care, point of sale and nurse call as one device and how the captured information successfully connects to the (HIE) Health Information Exchange.

Staffing Strategies for Senior Living Executives

Chris Guay, Senior Vice President of Operations & Ancillary Services, Emeritus Senior Living

Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift

As residents enter senior living communities older and with more dependencies, the need for proper and consistent staffing has become an imperative.  Join us for a discussion on staffing best practices for greater efficiencies, higher resident satisfaction, reduced labor costs, and the high quality care and services that residents deserve.

11:45 - 01:15

The Health Reform Law: What's Next and What You Need to Know

General Session & Lunch (All Attendees)

David Merritt, Partner & Managing Director, Leavitt Partners

The Affordable Care Act impacts every American citizen including senior living companies, their employees, and the residents in their care.  In this engaging discussion, health policy expert David Merritt will elucidate the key provisions already enacted as well as describe future regulations and their effect on the senior living industry and you. Merritt will also examine the implications of the  individual mandate and offers a surprising forecast for 2014–the year all reform is fully implemented.

01:30 - 02:45

Deep Dive Discussions About Critical Issues in Senior Living

Modeled after the ALFA Executive Roundtables, these highly interactive discussions offer an opportunity for the critical exploration of significant business issues facing the senior living industry.  These discussions will permit members of the Executive Roundtables to reorganize around topics rather than functional areas.  Each session will be facilitated by an ALFA Executive Roundtable Chair.
(All Attendees)

Accountable Care Organizations
National trends in accountable care organizations and they mean for the future of senior living industry.

IT Strategies & Data Security
Best practices for securing data and  unique security requirements for senior living providers.

Market Trends Affecting Operations

Staff Training & Leadership Development

03:15 - 04:30

Deep Dive Discussions About Critical Issues in Senior Living

Modeled after the ALFA Executive Roundtables, these highly interactive discussions offer an opportunity for the critical exploration of significant business issues facing the senior living industry.  These discussions will permit members of the Executive Roundtables to reorganize around topics rather than functional areas.  Each session will be facilitated by an ALFA Executive Roundtable Chair.
(All Attendees)

Federal Issues Facing Senior Living Providers
CMS Home & Community Based Services Waiver, Medicaid Managed Care, and National Labor Relations Board issues

Adapting Chronic Disease Management Care
Financial Market Conditions
Occupancy Trends & Strategies to Improve Census

05:00 - 06:30

VIP Networking Reception at Hyde Bellagio

Enjoy one of the best views of the world-famous Bellagio fountains over a cocktail or two while connecting with old and new friends.  Gather here for your group dinners or just unwind with fellow Executive Forum participants. (All Attendees)

Thursday, October 17

08:00 - 09:15

The $100,000 Lesson: Business Lessons from the World of Blackjack

General Session & Breakfast (All Attendees)

Jeffrey MaFounder & CEO, TenXer

How one deals with losing tells a lot about the person. Losing tests our confidence, our conviction, our ability to deal with future risk and more importantly our character. The real story and real lessons of 21 come from the adversity faced on the blackjack table. Sharing the story of losing $100,000 in two hands of blackjack, Jeffrey Ma of the infamous MIT blackjack team reveals how he recovered his confidence through teamwork, trust, creativity, and goal-setting. “The $100,000 Lesson” is about more than winning and losing: it is about learning how to fight obstacles in order to create the best team possible.

 

09:30 - 02:00

ALFA Executive Roundtable Meetings

(ALFA Executive Roundtable Members Only)

Chief Financial Officer Executive Roundtable, Chair: Tom Croal, CFO, Silverado Senior Living

Clinical Quality Executive Roundtable, Chair: Gina D’Angelo, VP of Health Services, Chelsea Senior Living

Chief Operating Officer Executive Roundtable, Chair: Alan Fairbanks, Executive Vice President, Bickford Senior Living

Dining Services Executive Roundtable, Chair: Guy Hemond, ‎Vice President- Culinary & Dining Experience, Five Star Senior Living

Government Relations Executive Roundtable, Chair: Mike Pochowski, ‎Manager, Govt. Affairs & Legal Ops., Brookdale Senior Living

Human Resources Executive Roundtable, Chair: Liberty Stansberry, Senior VP Human Resources, Emeritus Senior Living

IT Executive Roundtable, Chair: Scott Ranson, CIO, Brookdale Senior Living

Regional Executive Roundtable

Sales & Marketing Executive Roundtable, Chair: James Pusateri, ‎Senior Vice President, Sales, Brookdale Senior Living

09:30 - 01:00

ALFA President's Council Annual Meeting

(ALFA President’s Council & Sponsor Representatives Only)

This annual meeting is an opportunity for President’s Council companies to learn about how ALFA and it’s initiatives are advancing the collective interests of the senior living business.

Facilitated by ALFA President’s Council Chairman, Brad Klitsch of Direct Supply, a conversation wil ALFA President’s Council members will focus on future membership and programmatic opportunities.

The meeting will also feature an interactive panel discussion moderated by Tim Fox, CEO & Founder of FOX Rehabilitation, exclusively for the President’s Council with senior living c-suite executives about the critical issues facing the senior living industry.

Panelists:

Brenda J. Bacon, President & CEO, Brandywine Senior Living
Jon DeLuca, President & CEO, Senior Lifestyle Corp
Kai Hsiao
, President & CEO, Holiday Retirement
Chris Hyatt, EVP & COO, Emeritus Senior Living
Bruce J. Mackey Jr., President & CEO, Five Star Senior Living
Loren Shook, President & CEO, Silverado Senior Living