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2019 Advocacy Day Agenda Available

6Beds Annual Advocacy Day is right around the corner.  This year’s line up of speakers includes key legislators, the Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division (DSS/CCL), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Alta California Regional Center (ACRC).  The 2019 Advocacy Day Agenda includes the full line up of speakers and times. 

EVENT DETAILS

2019 Annual Advocacy Day
April 10, 2019, Wednesday
Esquire Plaza 1215 K Street, 14th Floor

Sacramento CA 95814

During the day 6Bed operators will:

  • Learn about bills that are being introduced that may impact  our ARF and RCFE homes and the delivery of  housing and care to those we  serve  – the frail elderly,   Californians  with developmental disabilities and or mental illness.
  • Learn how to make your voice heard in the Capitol by visiting your elected representative.
  • Learn how you can help end California’s homeless crisis.

You don’t want to miss this event!  Click here for the detailed agenda.

 

REGISTER TODAY

Seating is limited so don’t delay, register today!

  • Your mobile phone number is preferred in the event we need to send you text updates.
  • Please enter comments and/or your facility name(s) below.
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Register Today for 6Beds Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 10 2019: Space is Limited!

2019 Annual Advocacy Day

APRIL 10, 2019

7:30 AM – 5 PM MAIN EVENT

Esquire Plaza

1215 K St., Suite 1400

Sacramento, CA 95814

EVENT DETAILS

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! 6Beds is hosting the 2019 Annual Advocacy Day Conference in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 10th.

  • Learn about legislative issues that may impact our ARF and RCFE homes and the delivery of housing and care to those we serve — frail elderly and Californians with development disabilities and/or mental illness.
  • Learn how to make your voice heard by visiting your elected representative on Advocacy Day to share your ideas and concerns on the bills being introduced that may impact our residents who permanently live in our ARF and RCFE homes.
  • Learn how you can help end homelessness in the State of California.

Join us in support of these much needed initiatives to protect as well as provide housing and care to our residents, especially with the growing need for our services in the midst of California’s daunting housing crisis.

REGISTER TODAY

Seating is limited so don’t delay, register today!

  • Your mobile phone number is preferred in the event we need to send you text updates.
  • Please enter comments and/or your facility name(s) below.
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Last Chance to Reserve Your Spot for Free Federal/State Labor Training and How To’s for RCFE and ARF, March 11

6Beds will be hosting a free labor law workshop on March 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. The last southern California labor workshop was packed with hundreds in attendance, so sign-up today to make sure you get your space.  Online registration will close on Friday, March 8.  

Why You Should Attend

Labor law compliance is very important because it prevents operational errors and legal infractions which could result in penalties and investigations. For example, one potential mistake is not documenting all employee breaks in timesheets. Care facilities may excel in providing onsite care to clients, but might need some help in operations management.



Get Your Pressing Questions Answered
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help you better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

Connect with Vendors

Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from our vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues

Connect with your fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Benefits

• Ensuring you are in compliance with applicable labor laws.
• Reduce the risk of being audited and/or fined.
• Learning how to manage your business better.
• Receiving updates on relevant policies at the state level.

Topics
• Application of federal and state labor laws pertinent to live-ins in ARF and RCFE care homes.
• Creating an efficient staffing model in RCFE homes and in ARM rate levels 3 and 4 ARF DD homes.
• Insights on negotiated rates.
• The importance of an employment agreement for live-ins.
• Unique nuances of rest and meal breaks for care homes.

Free Food
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for attendees courtesy of 6Beds preferred vendor sponsors.

Please come and learn more about labor law compliance, and share this event announcement with others.

Location

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone: (323) 665-1154
www.laparks.org

Time

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Register Today!

  • Your mobile phone number is preferred in the event we need to send you text updates.
  • Please enter comments and/or your facility name(s) below.
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Reasons to Register for March 11 Labor Law Workshop

It’s not too late to register for 6Beds’ FREE labor law workshop on March 11, 2019.  The full-day workshop will be held at the Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027.  In addition to learning about labor law compliance, attendees will:

Get Pressing Questions Answered
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

Connect with Vendors
Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from 6Beds vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues
Connect with fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

  • Ensure you are in compliance with applicable labor laws.
  • Reduce the risk of being audited and/or fined.
  • Learn how to manage your business better.
  • Receive updates on relevant policies at the state level.

Workshop Topics will include:

  • Application of federal and state labor laws pertinent to live-ins in ARF and RCFE care homes.
  • Creating an efficient staffing model in RCFE homes and in ARM rate levels 3 and 4 ARF DD homes.
  • Insights on negotiated rates.
  • The importance of an employment agreement for live-ins.
  • Unique nuances of rest and meal breaks for care homes.

The last southern California labor workshop was packed with hundreds in attendance, so sign-up today to make sure you get your space.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for attendees courtesy of 6Beds preferred vendor sponsors.

Register Today!

  • Your mobile phone number is preferred in the event we need to send you text updates.
  • Please enter comments and/or your facility name(s) below.
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BEDS NEEDED! NORCAL & SOCAL WILDFIRES EMERGENCY RESIDENTS RELOCATION

DSS needs your available bed space for immediate residents relocation.

As you may already be aware, the wildfires in Northern and Southern California are forcing resident evacuations of affected facilities.

DSS is in the process of pulling lists of available bed space in the Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas and will post to their website as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you may sign up by clicking the button below and 6Beds will forward your facility information to DSS.

SIGN UP!

6Beds, along with DSS, appreciates your assistance in ensuring our residents’ health and safety is the first priority in this emergency.

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URGENT: DSS Requests Input to Latest Draft of Overhauled Incidental Medical Care Regulations

Calling all 6Beds members:

Join our call-to-action phone conference this Thursday, Nov 8, from 2PM – 3PM to review and provide your input to upcoming DSS regulations that will soon impact how we deliver care to our residents.

DSS has requested input from 6Beds and its members to the latest draft of the overhauled Incidental Medical Care Regulations (see topics below) before they are ratified.

As a DSS stakeholder, 6Beds is the only organization representing 6-bed RCFEs to be given a first-hand look at these proposed regulations, as well as the opportunity to influence what the final regulations will be.

In effect, we now have a golden opportunity to determine how these regulations will impact our delivery of care — to ensure that they are both beneficial to our residents, as well as pragmatic and cost effective to our operations.

The topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • When to Call 9-1-1
  • Clarification and Examples of Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
  • Use of Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Recording of Missed/Refused Medication Doses
  • PRN Medications
  • How to release medications that are going outside the facility with the resident during an outing
  • And more!

This phone conference is open and limited to 6Beds members only. Instructions on how you can participate in this important dialogue will be emailed to 6Beds members this Wednesday.

If you are not yet a 6Beds member and wish to participate, please take a moment to join our collective to protect and advance the residential care industry.

JOIN 6BEDS

Sincerely,

George Kutnerian, MS, MBA
Director, Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation
RCFE Operator

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FREE Workshop: Legally Minimize Labor Costs with Optimized Staffing Models and Industry Best Practices

 ~ TOPICS INCLUDE ~

  • Application of federal and state labor laws pertinent to live-ins in ARF and RCFE care homes
  • Creating an efficient staffing model in RCFE homes and in ARM rate levels 3 and 4 ARF DD homes
  • Insights to negotiated rates homes
  • The importance of an employment agreement for live-ins
  • Ways of changing caregiver mindset of correctly filling out paper and/or electronic timesheet
  • Unique nuances of rest and meal breaks for care homes

This workshop is perfect for veteran and newcomer operators seeking to minimize labor costs while complying with federal and state labor laws.

You will learn best practices for legally taking credit (not pay) from your live-ins for sleep time and other off-duty hours, as well as when and how to take credit for meals and lodging.

Non-DD, private RCFE operators are also encouraged to attend. There is a growing trend of RCFE private pay migrating to RCFE DD. Now may be the right time for you!

FREE ADMISSION

Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Courtesy of 6Beds Preferred Vendor Sponsors

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
San Jose Masonic Center
2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose CA 95125

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!

(NorCal) RESERVE SEATS


MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Brea Community Center
695 E. Madison Way, Brea CA 92821

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!

(SoCal) RESERVE SEATS

 ~ EVENT SPONSORS ~

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Applying Labor Laws to ARF & RCFE Homes Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Gina Wasdyke — ARF operator of ARM and negotiated rate homes for over 10 years — will present her application of federal and state labor laws, as well as efficient staffing models in ARM rate levels 3 and 4 ARF DD homes, as well as in RCFE homes.

In addition, Gina will cover the following:

  • Insights into negotiated rate homes
  • The importance of an employment agreement for live-ins
  • Ways of changing caregiver mindset of correctly filling out paper and/or electronic timesheet
  • Unique nuances of rest and meal breaks for care homes

Gina encourages non-DD, private RCFE providers to attend as well. There is a growing trend of RCFE private pay migrating to RCFE DD. Now may be the right time for you.

Gina will present during the October 8 and Oct 22 Joint Federal and State Labor Presentation & The How To’s for ARFs and RCFEs, in San Jose (NorCal) and Brea (SoCal).

For those not yet in the know, Gina is a director and the founder of 6Beds. Since 6Beds’ inception in 2014, Gina has been instrumental in helping care home operators achieve labor compliance as well as seek out untapped opportunities in the residential care industry.


Joint Federal and State Labor Presentation & The How To’s for ARFs & RCFEs

You are Invited to 6Beds’ Labor Workshop
Free Admission, Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Courtesy of 6Beds Preferred Vendor Sponsors

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose CA 95125

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!

(NorCal) RESERVE SEATS


Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea CA 92821

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!

(SoCal) RESERVE SEATS

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TAKE ACTION NOW: Help Streamline Our Caregiver Criminal Clearance Process

The legislature has already passed 6Beds’ sponsored bill, Assembly Bill 1437 (Criminal Record Clearances); Governor Brown just needs to sign it.

AB 1437 allows a cleared worker to be associated with all the facilities operated by the same owner by filing a single form eliminating the need for filing multiple forms for transfer among those facilities. AB 1437 will also allow licensees to designate a single Central Administrative Facility within a region to which all of a licensee’s employees may be associated to.

Help us urge Governor brown to sign AB 1437 by end of September.

Currently, every time a worker goes to work at another facility even on a temporary basis to fill in for an absent worker, a form must be filed with the Community Care Licensing Division to transfer the worker’s criminal background clearance to that other location even if the location is operated by the same licensee. Failure to file the form before the worker transfers can draw fines of $100 a day up to $500 — even though the worker in fact has a criminal background clearance.

Do you support AB 1437? If so, let Governor Brown know ASAP.
SIGN PETITION NOW

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TAKE ACTION NOW: Help Expand ALW by Signing Our Petition to Governor Brown

The legislature has already passed Assembly Bill 2233 (Assisted Living Waiver); Governor Brown just needs to sign it.

AB 2233 impacts our industry and the growing communities we serve. Let us stand united in support of one another and all older adults in California.

Help us urge Governor Brown to sign AB 2233 by end of September.

AB 2233 offers many benefits:

  • Enrollment increase from 5,700 to as high as 18,500.
  • Expansion of ALW beyond the 15 counties currently approved participation.
  • Increased transparency in how the wait list is administered.

Do you support AB 2233? If so, let Governor Brown know ASAP.

SIGN PETITION NOW

The program is currently limited to 5,700 people but the need is much greater. The current wait list requires people to wait months and sometimes years in order to receive services.

AB 2233 will allow enrollment in the assisted living program to increase up to 18,500 people and improves several other aspects of the program. The legislation already passed through the Senate and the Assembly without any “no” votes. And for good reason – an improved ALW program benefits both consumers and the state, which saves thousands of dollars monthly when a Medi-Cal beneficiary receives necessary services through the ALW rather than in a nursing home.

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