It's Not Business as Usual Anymore.....
Your Conference Planning Committee:
Tracy Ayers; Margaret Surrock; Maribeth Volek
Lynne Blake; Janet Laswell; Michael Oppedahl;
Chris Anaya; Melissa Spiers; Nancy Simmons
This year's Annual Assisted Living Conference brings together assisted living owners and administrators from across New Mexico with common goals in mind - how to change the way we do business when what we've always done isn't as effective as it used to be. How many times have you heard, or even said it yourself, "But we've always done it that way....." Maybe you have, but when doing it the way you've always done it doesn't cut it, then what do you do?
We can blame the economy.....BUT, there are thriving businesses out there and new communities opening up daily. What's the difference between those that are thriving and those that are not? Is it the use of technology, our hiring practices, our marketing strategies??
Attend our conference and get some answers to these questions and more.
This year we will be offering multiple break-out sessions so that you can choose to attend the informational sessions that pertain to your needs the most.
Tuesday, April 24th
1pm - 2pm
Social Networking - DJ Heckes
Creative Staffing - Ryan Dobbs
Managing Diverse Cultures/Ages-Keri Stewart
Wine & Cheese Networking & Vendor Mingle
Wednesday, April 25th
Registration and Breakfast
7:45am - 8:00am -
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - JOHN FREISINGER - It's Not Business as Usual Anymore...
9:45-10:45 - Session 1 Break-Outs
#1 - Profiting from Your Workmen's Comp Audit - Are You Overpaying? - Monte Plourde, NM Mutual
#2 - Current Trends in the AL Industry - Jeremiah Johnson, Bluestep Systems
#3 - Implementing Cost-Effective Programs Into Your Community That Make a Difference - PANEL DISCUSSION - Kim O'Roark, Recreation Through the Ages; Lynne LaFountaine, Geriatric Care Manager
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00am-12:00pm - Session 2 Break-Outs
#1 - Admission Criteria, Hospital Re-Admissions and Their Impact on Our Industry - Janet Laswell, Powershot Training
#2 - Growing Your Business: Using SBA Loans to Capitalize on Growth - Julia Milloy, SBA Business Development, VP Bank of the West
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch with the Vendors and Sponsor
1:00pm-2:00pm - Session 3 Break-Outs
#1 - Regulation Questions/Concerns - Amber Espinosa-Trujillo, Bureau Chief, NM Department of Health Licensing & Certification
#2 - Legal Concerns in the Industry and How to Protect Yourself - Greg Gambill, Attorney at Law
2:15pm-3:15pm - Session 4 Break-Outs
#1 - Resident Retention: What Makes Them Stay and What Makes Them Go? - Panel of Family Members
#2 - Department of Labor - Free Labor??!! Special Employer Programs and Benefits You May Not Be Aware Of - Lorraine Ruggles, Dept. of Labor
#3 - Risk Management - Dave Wertzberger, Sierra Insurance
3:15pm-3:30pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30pm-4:30pm - General Session
The Top Industry Employer Concerns Related to Employees and Human Resources - Mark Rambo, HR Workplace Solutions