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The Voice, Issue No. 2

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Welcome to the 2nd edition of The Voice newsletter  — the voice of 6-bed providers in California. We are proud to bring you the latest available information in our industry. We welcome your suggestions and input, so please let us know about a topic you are concerned with that impacts our industry.

In this issue, we highlight Department of Labor news pertaining to working towards compliance for the live in care model. You will also learn the top ten deficiencies that DSS published for the year 2014. Each issue we will bring you ideas for Best Practices. We will also present a member of 6Beds, Inc., so you learn why people are joining and what 6Beds means to them.

As always, we are hoping to open dialogue between the members and our association so we continue to bring you information that is important to you. Submit suggestions to:  TrishBeach3@gmail.com

Happy reading,

Trish & Elayne
The Voice Editors

Affiliate Promotions

Solar Universe Pays Your 6Beds Membership Fee

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Nestor Uy — President of California Association of Residential Care Homes – Greater East Bay Area (CARCH-GEBA) and 6Beds, Inc., member  — has a recommendation for you:

Go solar with Tri Valley Solar Universe.

After having them install solar on his two homes, he is saving $5,000 on his yearly utility bill.

According to Uy, “I worked with Maria Chacon, and she not only made solar easy to understand but everything about the process easy to understand. The install was simple, and saving money is the best part.”

6Beds, Inc., is proud to partner with Tri Valley Solar Universe. As a locally and family owned enterprise, Tri Valley Solar Universe has a long history of community outreach and support for many organizations. As a Diamond Affiliate Member of 6Beds, Tri Valley Solar Universe has taken great interest in 6Beds’ mission as advocates for seniors and developmentally disabled persons.

Additionally, Tri Valley Solar Universe is on a mission to save you money. On January 1, 2015, PG&E increased electricity rates by 6%, which is the largest percentage increase since 2006. When you book a free consultation with Tri Valley Solar Universe, discover how much you can save with your own personalized home and electric bill analysis.

They also have a generous and exclusive membership offer designed especially for you to save even more money. Enjoy one of the following 6Beds membership options:

  • Complimentary first-year membership with 6Beds, valued at $600, or
  • Complimentary renewal of your second year membership as an existing member of 6Beds, also valued at $600.

Please note Tri Valley Solar Universe pays membership fees upon contract completion and interconnection of your solar project.

So, are you ready to start saving some money with solar and a complimentary first-year membership, or a complimentary second-year renewal membership?

Get started today with our Diamond Affiliate Member, Tri Valley Solar Universe. For more information or to schedule your free consultation, please contact Maria Chacon, by phone at (925) 658-8377, or by email, mchacon@SolarUniverse.com. Maria has been helping care home owners go solar for the past two years with firsthand knowledge on how to best serve you.

Click here to get started now: http://bit.ly/6beds-solar

Be sure to mention 6Beds, too!

Tri Valley Solar Universe is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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A FREE Event for 6Beds Members and Earn 4 CEU Credits!

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6Beds, Inc., in collaboration with CareerSmart Learning, invites you to a 4-hour Luncheon CEU Event!

May 11, 2015
Monday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Huntington Beach Hospital
Conference Room
17772 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Topics include:

  • Ensuring Compliance through Quality Assurance
  • HIPAA for RCFE

CEUs are approved for:

  • RCFE Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Includes fully catered working lunch

RSVP by May 7, 2015
Elayne Carver at ecarvs@gmail.com

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April 14, 2015 – Fresno Community Connection

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Are you an RCFE provider?

If so, build a connection with Oasis, a non-profit Adult Day Center. Oasis provides a place for seniors to do something meaningful during the day with stimulating, recreational and therapeutic activities.

Attend Oasis’ open house on Tuesday, April 14th and learn how it can be a valuable resource for senior residential care homes.  Please call (559) 221-0396 to RSVP no later than Monday — April 13th at 10:00 AM.

April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 3 PM – 5 PM

3821 N. Clark St, #102
Fresno, CA 93626

A 6Beds representative will also be present to answer questions regarding 6Beds membership and provide updates on current 6Beds developments.

 

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April 22, 2015 NorCal TownHall Meeting (San Francisco)

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If you are nearby San Francisco, please join us at this very important meeting to learn how to protect your business and yourself when the Department of Labor (DOL) comes knocking on your door.

6Beds, Inc. membership can help.

It’s time to get on board before the DOL gets on board!

April 22, 2015
Wednesday, 10 AM – 12 PM

Parkview Inn
969 Buena Vista West
San Francisco, CA 94117

Please RSVP with Olivia DeAnda at (650) 787-9742 or at oadeanda@6beds.org

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Please e-sign and share 6Beds’ critical e-petition to the California Department of Labor, Governor, and Federal Department of Labor to halt unjust labor audits, with as many people (family, friends and colleagues) as you can.

Dear fellow providers and friends,

We need a moratorium on (temporarily halt) unjust labor audits against California residential care homes, until a mutually agreeable plan of compliance and legislative solution is reached. We need labor laws that address the unique residential nature of these small homes.

Please e-sign this very important e-petition. 6Beds will use it to strengthen our industry’s position when its leaders meet with the Secretary of Labor, key legislators and the Governor within the next couple weeks.

If a moratorium is not granted immediately, we anticipate massive small care home closures — displacing thousands of elderly and disabled who will end up in institutions and for private pay. They will end up paying much more since assisted living facilities charge $6,000 and higher — substantially more than small care homes who cater to the low income and working class elderly.

Please share and strongly encourage you care home residents’ family members, friends and relatives to e-sign this e-petition. Their support for this issue is very important and vital to our industry’s survival. We are at a critical juncture in our fight to insure the quality of care we provide to our residents and maintain our livelihood. Support from our residents’ family and relatives exponentially augments the gravity of our cause by showing our solidarity and resolve in numbers.

Below is the link to the e-petition. It will take no more than 15 seconds to sign it. You will need to provide both a valid email address and physical address to e-sign the e-petition. This is to insure the validity of your “e-signature”.

https://www.change.org/p/california-governor-u-s-department-of-labor-california-department-of-labor-we-need-a-moratorium-on-unjust-labor-audits-against-california-residential-care-homes-until-a-mutually-agreeable-plan-of-compliance-and-legislative-solution-is-reached-we-need

Again, we strongly urge you — in the strongest possible sense — to share this e-petition with as many people as you can. Please encourage them to sign it. It is imperative that we show our government leaders the strength of our position through our vast network of supporters.

Only in solidarity and earnest participation can we achieve our collective objectives.

Respectfully,
Gina Wasdyke
6Beds, Inc., Founder & Legislative Director
gwasdyke@6beds.org