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◂  January 2020

WHCA Winter Conference

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Hotel RL Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502


Sandy Ostergard
(800) 562-6170, extension 102

Ingite Quality!

The conference guide is available here. The full conference brochure is available here!

Associate Business Partners you may register here. Providers, you may register here.

WHCA Winter Conference 2020 -Handout Materials

We will continue to upload handout materials as they are provided. Some may be posted after the conference. Check back often if you do not see one you are looking for. 


2020 Legislative Briefing; WHCA Lobby Team

Supporting Trans Clients: Beyond the Basics; Trystan Reese

Late Life Suicide Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities; Julie Rickard

Safe Resident Handling Programs: How Can They Assist to Improve Resident Care and Experience; Lynda Enos


Introducing the RCS Behavioral Health Support Team, Serious Mental Illness; Jeannette Horton and Andrew Cochran

Surrogate Decision Making in Assisted Living Communities; Manpreet Kaur and Gail Mautner

Skilled Nursing Quality & Regulatory Executive Advisory Committee – DSHS Program Update; Candy Goehring and Bett Schlemmer

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Residents Well-Being and Staff Coaching by Detecting and Preventing Falls; Tom and and Wendy Gardner

Assisted Living Physical Plant Standards – Update on the New Regulations; Greg Pyle

The Network: Supporting Healthcare Emergency Response by Enhancing Partnerships; Aaron Resnick

Home Care Aide Credential Overview and Update; Stacey Saunder

LTC Workforce Update and Round-table Discussion; Lauri St. Ours, Elena Madrid, Vicki McNealley and Kathy Moisio

Six Steps Leading to Quality Healthcare, Staff, Engagement, Retention and Cost Reductions; Sue Trace

Assisted Living – Facility Training 101; Vicki McNealley and Paul Riedel

Winning with Wound Care in the Patient Driven Payment Model; Ryan Dirks

Everyone Cannot Be A 5! How to Supervise Those Who Are Not Your Top Performers; Bionca Lindsey

Monitoring a Resident’s Well-Being; Vicki McNealley

Taking Advantage of CMS Quality Initiatives: How Nursing Homes Can Improve Bottom Line, Market Position, and Quality of Care through QAPI; Jeff West


New Procurement and A/P Strategies That Translate into Long Term Savings; Marc Mueller

Transfer and Discharge Requirements for Assisted Living; Elena Madrid

The Importance of Therapy Team Partnering with Interdisciplinary Teams for Best Quality of Care; Sabrena McCarley

Improving Antibiotic Stewardship through Molecular UTI Detection; Dr. Quinne Feng

AL Quality & Regulatory Executive Advisory Committee – DSHS Program Update; Candy Goehring and Bett Schlemmer

Best Practices in Desprescribing During Transitions of Care in Long Term and Post-Acute Care Communities; Neris Palunas

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Fire Door Annual Inspection Requirements; Kimberly Bloor

Nursing Home Grant Program – CMP Reinvestment Program; Melissa Lawton

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