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6Beds Invited By CCL To Sacramento To Provide Input On Its Upcoming RCFE Medication Management Best Practices Guide

DSS’ Community Care Licensing (CCL) recently provided 6Beds with a confidential advance draft copy of its upcoming RCFE medication management best practices guide for RCFEs.  CCL has asked 6Beds to review the draft copy of the guide and to attend a stakeholder meeting it’s hosting in Sacramento on Wednesday March 2, 2016 for the purpose of providing input and improving upon the medication management guide’s contents.

Stay tuned for another update after the Wednesday March 2, 2016 meeting.

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6Beds Lobbying Got Us $172M But We Need to Keep on Going


Attention DD Carehome Providers: 6Beds Lobbying Got You $172M!


Flashback…Do you remember the last time the State reduced our rates? How about the time they reduced our number of beds from 6 to 4 beds and slashed 1/3 of our income? How about the time our rates were frozen for years?  These were the past realities of the Alternative Residential Model (ARM) levels 2, 3 and 4, with a long history of stagnant rates. In less than 2 years since 6Beds started rallying and lobbying, only then did we see the change in the ARM rates.

DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!

Sign up for membership at $50 a month ($1.67/day) to help pay for 6Beds lobbying and keep us going.

In less than two years, 6Beds lobbyists and key leaders lobbied vigorously at the California Governor’s office, Finance Department, DDS and key legislators. The results:

  1. We received a $64M (6% rate increase) in January 1, 2015, and
  2. another $62M (6% rate increase) in January 1, 2016.

6Beds’ fierce lobbying continued at the Governor’s office and Finance Department, and fought to increase rates for the 4-bed model. The result:

  1. The Governor added $46M in the budget to increase funding for the 4-bed model for July 1, 2016!

There is another 7.5% proposed increase for our rates if the $1B Managed Care Organization Tax (MCO) Bill goes through.  Can we keep it?  Can we get some more funding until our rates are sufficient to pay our costs and have a modest profit — the answer is up to us.

That kind of hard work and determination is what it takes to continue adjusting our rates and get the necessary rate increases so we can continue to comply with labor laws and not worry where we can get money to cover our rising costs of doing business in California.

As it stands, we need your help.

6Beds lobbying funds are dwindling if we do not replenish our funds through your membership dues. We need your help as members so we can continue the fight to ensure that the care and housing we provide to Californians with developmental disabilities remains. Lobbying is very expensive as we have two top lobbyists working hard for 6Beds and the residential care industry — Robert Naylor and Roxanne Gould!

How much will it cost each DD provider to keep 6Beds lobbying and the $172M? Just $50/month or $1.67/day!

Click here to JOIN or DONATE.

Click here to RENEW your membership.

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6Beds Directors, Officers and Leaders Statewide Meet Tomorrow for Annual Strategic Planning Meeting

6Beds directors, officers and leaders meet at Senator Building Sacramento for their Annual Strategic Planning Meeting. On February 24, 6Beds leaders, lobbyists and key speakers will meet across State Capitol to discuss 6beds mission, formulate their strategies, plan implementation and evaluation to ensure growth and success for the non-profit organization.

6Beds leaders are coming from Southern California (Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego), San Francisco Bay, East Bay and Fresno.  6Beds Inc. founded on July 1, 2014, promotes safe and affordable quality care for California seniors and adults with disabilities in a home like environment.

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ATTEND: Risk Management & Dispute Resolution with Eldercare Training Academy (ETA)

Three Safety/Risk Management CEU classes have been certified and approved for CEU credit (see below for schedule).

You will learn how to use safety checklists with your caregivers to reduce the cost of insurance.  In addition, an insurance workshop will be held at the end of each class.  If you attend this workshop with your insurance information, the class is free.

Sierra Professional Insurance Services, a 6Beds Ruby Affiliate, supports 6Beds member education to reduce the cost of insurance and safety incident disruptions. 6Beds members also get a special $200 discount for using Sierra Professional Liability insurance when you take any one of these Safety classes.

See below for NorCAL times, dates and CEU credits from 2-5 hours or you can use this link to get registration details.

CEU Registration Information

SoCal dates to be announced.  

I look forward to seeing you in class.

Dave Wertzberger
Sierra Professional Mabuhay Insurance Services
6Beds, Inc., Ruby Affiliate
www.SierraProfessional.com
775-298-7273
1-888-443-6856 (Toll Free fax)
CA License #OH41374
Customer Service: Mike Rohr 775-298-7273


COURSE SCHEDULE

February 18th: Union City – 2 Hours CEU

Nakamura Clinic, 1:30-3:30 pm
33077 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City, CA 94587
$20 Value
Free to members of EBRA, SPI insurance customers, Senior Roundtable members

March 9th: Redwood City – 5 Hours CEU

Co-Instructor: Steve Aber of Aber Advisors
VMSC (Veterans Memorial Senior Center), 9:00 am -2:00 pm, lunch included
1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
Fee: $75
Free to SPI insurance customers, Senior Roundtable members, discount for 6Beds members

March 16th: Citrus Heights – 4 Hours CEU

Marie Callender’s, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, breakfast buffet included
Breakfast starts at 8:00 am.
5525 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Fee: $40
Free to SPI insurance customers, discount for 6Beds members


30 Minute Insurance Workshop

Bring your insurance documents to Casey, and your course is free!

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