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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

Events

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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Oct 8 and 22: Outrage. We Are All Affected. We All Must Do Better.

While we at 6Beds express our deepest outrage in the strongest possible sense over the labor exploitation and alleged human trafficking, which took place in six Rainbow Bright care centers in the Bay Area, it is a blatant reminder for all of us operators that we are responsible not only for our own care homes, but for how we ALL conduct business in the communities we love and serve.

One bad apple can ruin our industry’s reputation for the rest of us and bring about onerous audits and legislative enforcement (much like the RCFE Reform Act of 2014) that may potentially set back our operations and our viability to provide care for our residents.

While there will always be constant give-and-take with our employees, our industry is heavily regulated, with labor laws being a game-changer if we are callous and indifferent of our employees’ legal rights.

That is why it is vital that we all do our part to (1) work with, (2) educate and (3) encourage one another to comply with the labor laws — to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again in our communities.

We are all affected.
We all must do better.
As operators, it is our moral obligation to ensure that all caregivers in our industry are treated fairly with respect, common decency and dignity.

To that end, 6Beds is hosting two joint federal and state labor training seminars this coming October 8th, in San Jose (NorCal) and October 22nd, in Brea (SoCal). See details below:

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

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

SAN JOSE (NorCal)

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


BREA (SoCal)

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

We highly encourage you to bring your friends and colleagues to attend these game-changing seminars. Your livelihood and the well-being of your residents may depend on it.

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OCT 8: ALL EYES ON 6, IN NORCAL – SAN JOSE!

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!

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


CLICK HERE FOR BREA (SOCAL) WORKSHOP.

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OCT 22: ALL EYES ON 6, IN SOCAL – BREA!

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

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


CLICK HERE FOR SAN JOSE (NORCAL) WORKSHOP.

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Volunteers and Vendor Sponsors Make It Happen!

6Beds Leaders and Volunteers

For many who’ve asked, “Why not in SoCal?” or “Why not in NorCal?” when 6Beds hosts its events, the answer lies in 6Beds’ dedicated volunteer leadership and supportive local vendors.
by Ferdinand Ebio

As a grassroots and non-profit organization, 6Beds leadership is comprised of volunteer ARF and RCFE care home operators. From the board members to its officers — 6Beds does NOT pay them. In fact, they are all paying 6Beds members. Meaning, on top of running their own care homes and tending to their families, 6Beds leaders donate their time, energy and money to organize and raise funds for 6Beds and all its sponsored events.

All event proceeds (as well as membership dues) are put back into 6Beds to fund its critical advocacy and lobby work at the Capitol. 6Beds pays for two outstanding professional lobbyists to help protect and advance our industry, as well as an accountant and an organizational administrator to help ensure 6Beds’ continuity and support for membership growth. 6Beds also funds its own Political Action Committee (PAC) to help raise money to elect candidates supportive of our industry and defeat those who are not.

That being said, events such as the upcoming 2018 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference and 2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala are designed to raise funds for 6Beds’ critical lobby and advocacy work. They are organized by 6Beds volunteer leaders in the Bay Area (and some from SoCal) who draw upon 6Beds’ growing political and social capital to invite community leaders as well as federal and state agency representatives from DSS, DDS, regional centers, DOL and DLSE.


CLICK TO RSVP

  • Gail Carina
    Regional Director of Community Living Services of San Mateo Institute of Aging
  • Bernie Mellot
    Executive Director, Ombudsman Services of San Mateo
  • Pam Gill
    Regional Manager, Department of Social Services, East Bay
  • Rapone Anderson
    Regional Center Branch Manager, Department of Development Services
  • Amanda Pyle
    Director, Community Services Unit, Golden Gate Regional Center
  • Ken Simonton & Mary Pham
    Wage and Hour Investigators, US Department of Labor

CLICK TO GET TICKETS

  • Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco)
    Chair of Senate Human Services Committee
  • Assemblymember Ash Karla (D – San Jose)
    Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D – Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro)
  • Mayor London Breed (D) – San Francisco
  • Supervisor David Canepa (D – San Mateo County)

To raise funds for these events and for the organization, 6Beds leaders work very hard to solicit local vendors for donations and other contributions.


 ~ RED CARPET VENDORS ~
  • PARAMOUNT & TRI CARE HHRG (SOUTHERN & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA)

    HHRG provides the service that is accessible and tailored to your situation. We are comprised of seven agencies, where you can find the care that suits you best. We have skilled nurses, therapists, home health aides, and other healthcare professionals who are well-trained in providing our clients’ different health requirements.

    www.hhrgconnect.com

    ROBERT OBREGON
    (650) 270-6157
    robert.obregon@hhrgconnect.com

  • SIERRA PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE

    Sierra Professional Insurance is a specialized commercial insurance services agency providing only Senior Living insurance products and risk services for elder care providers. You will find we simplify the insurance process and we have the knowledge to negotiate special coverages and
    premium.

    www.sierraprofessional.com

    DAVE WERTZBERGER
    (408) 623-2255
    dwertzberger@sierraprofessional.com

~ VENDOR SPONSORS ~

This year’s conference theme, Grow the 6!, embodies the collaborative work of 6Beds volunteer leaders and local vendors to bring you key information and empower you with the right tools to help you grow your care homes amidst a heavily regulated industry that is on the verge of exponential growth.

To that end, please join 6Beds in expressing a sincere gratitude to all the upcoming event guest speakers and presenters, to all the vendors sponsoring this year’s upcoming annual conference and awards night gala, as well as to all 6Beds volunteer leaders who have worked so hard to make these events happen.


 ~ EVENT COMMITTEE ~
  • Gina Wasdyke
    6Beds Founder and Director, ARF Operator, Sacramento
  • Lillie Mauricio
    6Beds Team Leader, NorCal, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Ed Mauricio
    6Beds Member, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Olivia De Anda
    6Beds Treasurer, RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Dominic De Anda & Manny De Anda
    RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Angelita Marinda
    6Beds Corporate Secretary, RCFE Operator, Pacifica
  • Lani Marinda
    6Beds Member, Pacifica
  • Dorie Paniza
    6Beds NorCal President, RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Lambert Paniza
    RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Reigil Paniza
    RCFE Administrator, South San Francisco
  • Amanda Nuqui
    Volunteer, South San Francisco
  • Ines Otbo
    6Beds Senior Vice President, RCFE Operator, Buena Park
  • Ferdinand Ebio
    6Beds Chief of Information Technology and Multimedia, 6Beds, Inc.
  • Joy Manahan
    Bezaworks Graphics Design, Orange
  • Tess Jomok
    RCFE Operator, Hayward
  • Ricky Chua & Delia Chua
    RCFE Provider, Daly City