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DD ARM Rates Set to Increase July 1, 2016

To our Fellow Provider,

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued the new rate schedule for ARM rate providers — effective July 1, 2016 — with at least a 7.75% rate increase for community care facilities caring for 5 or more residents and a 25% increase for facilities serving four or less. This is a significant rate increase which is long overdue!

While this milestone was brought about by a collective effort among various organizations, it is undeniable that 6Beds played a huge role in making it happen. Since its inception in July of 2014, 6Beds rallied en masse, testified in various hearings and lobbied fiercely at the State Capital to get our messages across to our legislators and the Governor’s office.

That said, we thank various 6Beds leaders, many of whom are ARF DD and RCFE DD providers who were quite passionate in expressing our community’s financial needs throughout various hearings and meetings. They are Reshema Hollinsworth, Dr. Don Turner, Gina Wasdyke, George Kutnerian, Dr. Ron Simpson, Nestor Uy, Frank Dickey and Mark Alipio. We also thank 6Beds lobbyists, Robert Naylor and Roxanne Gould for their instrumental support and input. However above all, we thank you — our 6Beds members — without whose continued financial support we could not have achieved these significant rate increases that have eluded our facilities for far too many years.

We also thank the Governor’s office, DDS and many legislators, especially Assemblymember Thurmond of Richmond and Assemblymember Bonta of Oakland/Alameda, Senator Mitchell of Culver/Los Angeles for recognizing that the current stagnant rates needed to be raised to ensure that our care homes continue to care for Californians with developmental disabilities.

For our 6,404 blog followers (and growing), happy reading and please forward this post to as many of our DD colleagues.

Yours in solidarity,

6Beds, Inc.

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June 29 – SoCal, Federal & State Labor Joint Training Agenda

Joint Training with US Department of Labor (DOL) & California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE)

Seize this rare opportunity to hear firsthand from DOL and DLSE officials:

  1. what is required for compliance by both Federal and State labor laws,
  2. what they look for during a labor audit in the residential care industry and
  3. get your pressing questions answered.

June 29, 2016
7:45 AM – 5 PM

Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA 92614

AGENDA

  • 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM  Registration
  • 8:30 AM – 8:40 AM  Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome Address
    Liz Hengstler
    VP Membership, 6Beds, Inc.
  • 8:40 AM – 8:45 AM  Introduction of Speakers
    Dr. Ron Simpson
    Board of Director and SoCal President, 6Beds, Inc.
  • 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM  Alzheimer’s OC Mission – Areas of Synergy with 6Beds
    Patty Mouton
    VP-Advocacy & Outreach, Alzheimer’s OC
  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Joint DOL & DLSE Training
    Rosanna Santana
    Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist, DOL
    Jose Medina
    Assistant District Director, DOL
    Melanie Do
    Deputy Labor Commissioner I, DLSE
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM  Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM  6Beds Accomplishments Report
    Gina Wasdyke
    Founder and Director, 6Beds, Inc.
  • 1:10 PM – 1:15 PM 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) Report
    Liz Hengstler
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Presentations by 6Beds Associate Members and Event Sponsors
    6Beds Thanks You!
  • 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM  Joint DOL & DLSE Training (Continued)
    Rosanna Santana, Jose Medina and Melanie Do
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM  Open Forum
    Liz Hengstler (Moderator)
    Panelists
    Jose Medina, Melanie Do
  • 4:45 PM  – 5:00 PM The Wage and Hour Guide for RCF Compliance
    Gina Wasdyke
    Olivia Deanda
    CFO, 6Beds. Inc.
  • Closing Remarks
    Dr. Ron Simpson
    Ines Otbo
    Senior VP and Event Organizer, 6Beds, Inc.

Also present, Mojdeh Ourmazdi, Wage and Hour Investigator, DOL

Registration Staff

Olivia DeandaCFO, 6Beds, Inc.
Ofelia Aplicador BotsacosSoCal VP, 6Beds, Inc.
Shirley Villarmino – Volunteer, 6Beds, Inc.
Delia Pardo – Volunteer, 6Beds, Inc.

This event is FREE and open to all.
However seats are limited so please click to RSVP now.

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Urgent: ARF DD Must Return DDS Surveys in Order to Receive Rate Adjustment

Attention ARF DD:

DDS sent out 1800 surveys and they only received 800 back. They are missing a significant sample of small facilities. They have indicated that unless DDS receives another 400 surveys back, they will NOT increase the rates this coming July 1.

6Beds ARF members (and non-members), please fill out the survey ASAP (if you received one) and return it to DDS.

Sincerely,

Gina Wasdyke
Founder & Legislative Director
6Beds, Inc.

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Attend June 29 – SoCal, Federal & State Labor Joint Training

Joint Training with US Department of Labor (DOL) & California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE)

Seize this rare opportunity to hear firsthand from DOL and DLSE officials:

  1. what is required for compliance by both Federal and State labor laws,
  2. what they look for during a labor audit in the residential care industry and
  3. get your pressing questions answered.

June 29, 2016
8:30 AM – 4 PM
(REGISTRATION 7:45 AM)

Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA 92614

This event is FREE and open to all.
However seats are limited so please click to RSVP now.

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SafeWander App for Andriod Now Available for Download

Dear SafeWander friends,

On behalf of SafeWander (a 6Beds Diamond Affiliate Member), 6Beds is proud to announce that the SafeWander App for Android mobile devices is now available for download, FREE, from Google Play (click here to download or search “SafeWander”).

SafeWander monitors those who may wander or fall, enhancing their safety and relieving your stress. Worn on your residents’ or loved ones’ clothing, the SafeWander Button Sensor sends an alert to your mobile device when they get up from bed. Using the Gateway device (included in the sensor package), you can monitor them no matter where you are. Visit www.SafeWander.com or watch the recent PBS special feature for more information.

SafeWander Button

Click here to get your SafeWander Button.

6Beds members receive a 20% discount!

Sincerely,
Your colleagues at 6Beds

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Jun 4, 2016 – Alzheimer’s OC Offers 3 CEU’s for Dementia Training

Alzheimer’s Orange County is presenting three special one-hour classes for caregivers and administrators this Saturday, June 4, 2016.

6Beds, Inc., is proud to promote these classes.

This is a great chance to get THREE free CEU’s. Bring your caregivers for three hours of exceptional (required) DEMENTIA training, and learn information you can use to conduct your own caregiver training classes.

Please note, this event is in Irvine, CA.

Download the program below.

EDU Professional Education-Roadmap