2023 Compliance and Risk Management Conference | Day 1

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Tuesday, October 3 | Conference Day 1

Compliance and Risk Management

Schedule | Tuesday, October 3 | Conference Day 1

7:30 - 8:30am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00am | KEYNOTE | BOOM! Beating Burnout and Building Resilience
1.5 NAB CEUs

Cathy Richards, M.A. - Workplace Well-being Strategist, Healthy Aging Advocate, Inspiring Vitality 

Busy doesn’t begin to describe it. Are you wearing multiple hats at work, juggling household and personal responsibilities, and meeting the needs of people spanning multiple generations? Somehow everything gets done because you are productive, organized and…EXHAUSTED! Even if you know what you “should” be doing, it can be difficult to stay motivated and figure out a plan to actually (and consistently) take time to refresh and recharge. Mental and physical energy are crucial to business and personal success and yet many of us face burnout and fatigue. Let’s look at the tools and inspiration that can rejuvenate and elevate your day-to-day energy level and quality of life.

10:00 - 10:30am | Break

10:30 - 12:00pm | CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1.5 NAB CEUs

Boost Your Mindset: An Rx for Emotional Fatigue and Burnout

Cathy Richards, M.A. - Workplace Well-being Strategist, Healthy Aging Advocate, Inspiring Vitality 

Have you heard it said that “mindset is everything?" Perhaps that feels easier said than done these days and yet, improving our mindset can be a game-changer for our health and quality of life. Learn the skills and strategies that can boost your positive mindset and help you recover from, and prevent, emotional fatigue.

Things to Discuss with Counsel Before Acting
David C. Marshall, Managing Shareholder & Jennifer Russell Spence, Associate, Latsha, Davis & Marshall Attorneys at Law

Compliance and legal often need to work hand-in-hand. This session will focus on key areas where it is important for legal to provide guidance in compliance-related issues. Our organizations are becoming more complex, and so are the laws we need to follow. The Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act, just to name a few, will be reviewed and strategies to effectively address discussed. The session will also look at common areas where legal and compliance cross paths, such as admissions and resident rights issues.

12:15 - 1:15pm | Lunch

1.5 NAB CEUs

Employment Law Update: Drinking From a Fire Hose
Angela H. Sanders, Principal, Post & Schell, P.C.

2023 saw a flurry of new workplace laws that expanded employee protections, while simultaneously chipping away longstanding employer practices. Employers in the aging services field face the same issues confronted by other private employers, as well as a host of additional healthcare and employment-related regulations.

This session will provide an overview of recent and upcoming developments in employment law, including practical tips and proactive strategies for compliance. Topics covered will include:  new workplace protections for pregnant employees and nursing mothers; limitations on employment, separation, and settlement agreements; discrimination and harassment developments; FMLA updates; medical and recreational marijuana developments; increased union activity; employee classification issues; pay transparency; and anticipated developments in 2023.

Meet the Staph that Can Help: An Infection Control Panel Discussion
Kimberly Hendrick, RN, BSN, PCHA, MS, RAC-CT, Clinical Compliance Specialist, FSA; Tracy Malloy, RD, LDN, CHC, CHPC, Compliance Manager, FSA; and Jane Owino, ICP for Parker Monroe

Subject matter experts will discuss current topics, trends, and technology in infection control. Learn how the team at Parker Monroe achieved and maintained an Healthcare Associated Infections rate below 1% using good hand hygiene practices and assistive technology, and get details about the organization's award-winning Antibiotic Stewardship program. We will also review the enhanced barrier precautions now required by the Centers for Disease Control and how they will affect the way you care for residents with infections, ostomies, indwelling catheters and wounds. Finally, we will discuss infection during meal preparation, service, and dining, and the top areas cited by state surveyors and during FSA reviews. 

2:45 - 3:00pm | Break

1.5 NAB CEUs

Can You Unscramble the Code? Understanding Recent Changes to the Food Code and MDS Coding and What They Mean
Michelle Doleniak, MA, RD, LDN, Regional Dietitian/Operations Support Manager, Cura Hospitality

Changes in regulations can have big impacts on your community. From allergens, time and temperature fluctuations and more, get details on the updates issued in the Food and Drug Administration’s 2022 Food Code. Plus, we’ll take the time to understand the upcoming changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and how they will affect documentation. You will leave this session with knowledge and additional resources for navigating the updated Food Code and future MDS updates.

"Ruff" Going: Understanding and Making Sense of FHA, ADA & Animals in Senior Living
Christina Wildrick, JD, CPASRM, Director of Risk Management, FSA

An applicant is applying for residency at your community, and she casually mentions to marketing that she will, of course, be bringing Wilbur her pig, who she needs for daily support. Is this an issue under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Is it a Fair Housing  (FHA) issue? Is this a Service Animal, Emotional Support Animal, Assistance Animal, Companion Animal or a pet? Can you ask if she has a disability and what it is? What proof can you ask for? What can you ask her about the animal and its training? Must you allow her to bring the pig?

This session will cover these issues and more, reviewing how the FDA and ADA tie into animals as a Reasonable Accommodation, when you can ask about disabilities, the requirements for training of animals and rules you can enact. Further, we'll discuss the types are animals that are permitted and how you can minimize risk around this topic.

4:30 - 6:00pm | Complimentary Social Hour
Thank you to our sponsors, RLDatix and Post&Schell


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