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Events, Wage and Hour

Nov 14 – Joint DOL, DLSE & Littler Labor Compliance Seminar for ARFs & RCFEs

20171114 6Beds Labor Compliance Seminar

Representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and Littler Law Firm will unpack the labor laws you need to comply with and how do it legally.

Have your pressing questions answered directly by federal and state labor field representatives along with attorneys from Littler, author of the number one compliance guide for residential care homes, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide).

This is a must-attend seminar for many of us struggling to understand and legally comply with the complex labor laws, especially those that pertain to live-ins.

This seminar will focus solely on labor compliance.

For those who attended last August’s conference, this seminar will build upon what you have already learned. You will learn how to comply with the complex federal and state labor laws as they pertain to residential care homes, with emphasis on how to legally classify your employees as live-ins.

This seminar is also a refresher and update for some who are already familiar with labor compliance. For those who have The Guide and do not fully comprehend its tenets or are unsure of how to implement them, Littler attorneys will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Additional speakers from Perlas Insurance and biometric time and attendance will cover worker compensation and biometric time sheets, respectively—key components of labor compliance.

A question and answer panel comprised of all the guest speakers will help give you cross-agency answers to all your pertinent questions, arming you with the tools you need to stay compliant.

A complimentary catered lunch will be provided so that we can all stay onsite and get the most out of the conference. 

This day will go fast! Make sure to bring your colleagues and your questions.


DATE: November 14, 2017
TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
LOCATION: Brea Community Center
695 Madison Way
Brea, CA 92821 (SoCal)


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6Beds Packs a Full House! (see pix and vids)

by Ferdinand Ebio
2017 AR and RCFE ConferenceLines started forming early Friday morning, August 18, 2017, for 6Beds’ third annual ARF and RCFE Conference in Buena Park. As anticipated, we had a full house of over 300 participants before 9 AM!

More chairs were brought out to accommodate all the latecomers. The event was standing room only!

With speakers from DSS, DOL, Orange County Regional Center (OCRC) and Littler Law Firm, operators were briefed with the latest in residential care regulations and labor compliance (eg changes in civil penalties, admissions agreement, live-in caregiver requirements, etc) in addition to the strides 6Beds has made with its very first sponsored bill, AB 1437, and its various regulations advocacy work with DSS. Watch the video clips below for all the details.

George Kutnerian
6Beds Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation
Kutnerian provides update on AB 1437, various Admission Agreement regulations that 6Beds fought to keep that DSS proposed to change, and various legislations and regulations that 6Beds is currently tackling pertinent to the well being of residential care homes.

Claire Matsushita
Assistant Program Administrator, DSS
(Members Only Access) Matsushita talks about AB 2231 updates pertaining to civil penalties,
upcoming new role and regulations pertaining to temporary managers to help failing facilities and new changes to the admission agreement.
Claire Matsushita

Benita Gates
Regional Manager, El Segundo Regional Center
(Members Only Access) Gates talks about reporting requirements pertaining to the emergency notification requirement and its various new nuances. She also talked about notice of extreme heat in California.
Benita Gaes

Jack Stanton
Manager of Consumer and Community Relations, OCRC
(Members Only Access) Stanton provides an overview of new policy updates to the regional centers regarding the new 4-bed model and its relation to the recent rates increases.
Jack Stanton

Min-Park Chung
Investigator, DOL Wage and Hour Division
(Members Only Access) Chung provides valuable insights to what a labor investigator looks for during a facility visit and how to ensure that facility owners remain compliant with labor laws pertinent to care homes.
(DOL) Min-Park Chung

Attendees were able to get cross-agency answers to key questions from a panel of speakers represented by the aforementioned agencies and organizations above. Watch the panel videos below.

Q and A Panel (Part 1)
(Members Only Access) DSS, DOL, OCRC and Littler Law Firm guest speakers answer many pertinent questions from facility operators ranging from employment issues to residential care regulations.
Q and A Panel 1

Q and A Panel (Part 2)
(Members Only Access) DSS, DOL, OCRC and Littler Law Firm guest speakers answer many pertinent questions from facility operators ranging from employment issues to residential care regulations.
Q and A Panel - 2

We sincerely thank our guest speakers above and their respective organizations for their insightful contributions to our conference.

This event was also an opportunity for many to receive a promotional discount or payment plan to purchase the must-have Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide). Though many have purchased The Guide, it remains misunderstood, undervalued and overlooked by many operators. The Guide contains all the pertinent employment agreements necessary to classify your employees as live-ins, relievers or 24-hour workersso as to legally exempt payment of sleep time and off duty hours. Watch the introductory video clip below presented by Littler attorneys to learn more.

Introduction to the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities
by Littler Attorneys, Ashley Brick and Sarah Ross

(Click here to learn more about The Guide.)

To that effect, 6Beds is hosting a labor compliance seminar this coming November 14, 2017, in Southern California. Click here to RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

During last month’s conference, participants were also able to connect with our event sponsor vendors who offered promotional products and services. We thank the various vendors who sponsored this very successful event:

  • Alta Hospitals
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County
  • Austin Drugs
  • Clear Choice Senior Services
  • Fobi Pharmacy
  • Gerinet Hospice
  • KCK
  • Mountain View
  • Perlas Insurance
  • Ramloquoi Foundation
  • Sea Crest Hospice
  • Sierra Professional  Insurance Services
  • Sun Solar
  • Vitas Hospice

We especially thank Sierra Professional Insurance Services and Fobi Pharmacy for providing the free CEU classes.

A great many thanks and accolades go to Ines Otbo, Delia Pardo, Ron Simpson, Olivia Deanda and their countless volunteer helpers who marshaled a very well executed conference day and awards night gala the following evening.

Click to view event photos below.

Click to see 2017 ARF & RCFE Conference Pics


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Dozens of ARF and RCFE Providers Honored at Red Carpet Gala! (see pix and vids)

by Ferdinand Ebio
On August 19, 2017, 6Beds celebrated its third year anniversary with an evening of awards, honors and festivities at Long Beach Marriott in Southern California. The red-letter event highlighted both 6Beds’ advances for the residential care industry and honored eight ARF and thirty-three RCFE providers for their decades of dedicated service to the elderly, adults with developmental disabilities and the mentally ill.

2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Gala

These awards and recognitions are long overdue and well deserved. They shine a light on the important work that we do as residential care providers, as well as apprise politicians and lawmakers of our vital contributions within our communities. See photos and video clips below.

Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), principal co-author of 6Beds’ first-ever sponsored bill, AB 1437, was the evening’s guest speaker and award presenter. Fellow co-author of AB1437, Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), was not able to attend due to an unforeseen circumstance.

Until 6Beds, there was no definitive and effective representative of the economic and political interests of residential care home owners at the State Capitol. Today however, according to Senator Weiner, …it’s terrific that you (care home owners) now have a very, very effective voice and presence in Sacramento. It just makes a world of difference when there are people we as legislators can work with, pick up the phone and call or meet with and ask questions…And you have that (with 6Beds) and is incredibly valuable.

6Beds’ lobbyist, Roxanne Gould, also spoke and echoed Senator Weiner’s sentiments. Three years ago you didn’t have a voice in Legislature. Three years ago, there were a myriad of horrible bills that were going to specifically hurt this particular segment…, said Gould. She went on to say, It is really monumental that in our third year, we are introducing legislation and passing it through…We are going to get stronger, we are going to get represented…even more as we go forward, which can’t be done without all of you…

George Kutnerian, 6Beds Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Legislation, gave an update on AB1437 and emphasized the importance of 6Beds’ growing rapport and relationships with lawmakers such as Senator Weiner, Assemblymember Patterson, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) and many others, without whose support and understanding of our industry we could not have authored AB1437. As you may know, you can sponsor a bill, but without an author then you don’t have a bill, said Kutnerian. He further stated that in addition to legislation reforms, 6Beds also monitors and challenges proposed regulation updates that may be harmful to our industry, such as the reduction of the long-standing 30-day resident notice to 5 days, that is in the admission agreements, under Title 22. According to Kutnerian, 6Beds argued and won to keep the 30-day notice. A significant victory for us all.

Congratulatory Letters
Below are anniversary congratulatory letters from various State legislators who support 6Beds.

Download Congratulatory Letters


2017 ARF and RCFE Awardees



~ Over 40 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~
Awards presented by Senator Scott Wiener and Attorney Roberta Mendonca with 6Beds Board of Directors, Cyndy Minnery, Ron Simpson and George Kutnerian

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Shelly Harvey and Irsa Harvey (42 years)

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Rich de Leon (43years)
    Rich de Leon

~ Over 30 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities and Adults with Mental Illness

  • Dellie & Archie Punla (DD,33 years / MI, 31 years)
    Dellie & Archie Punla

In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Emily & Fort Marquez
    Emily & Fort Marquez
  • Greg & Diana Hernandez
    Greg & Diana Hernandez
  • George G. Monroy (34 years)
  • Susan Ashling (39 years)

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Shala Azadgan (30 years)
    Shala Azadgan
  • Flor Pedrosa (36 years)
    Flor Pedrosa
  • Oscar & GG Ramasar (36 years)
    Oscar & GG Ramasar
  • Bridget Fisk (37 years)
  • Elizabeth Jimenez (37 years)
    Elizabeth Jimenez
  • Concepcion Jimenez (38 years)
    Concepcion Jimenez
  • Doris Stella Gomez (39 years)
    Doris Stella Gomez

~ Over 20 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Christina & Ned Monica (20 years)
  • Marie Edna Garbanzoz (26 years)
    Marie Edna Garbanzoz

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Connie Lumauig (20 years)
  • Indai Lange (20 years)
    Indai Lange
  • Lillian Sisayan (20 years)
    Lillian Sisayan
  • Olivia Deanda (20 years)
    Olivia Deanda
  • Dee Klocke (21 years)
  • Juan Reyes (21 years)
  • Mariza Oliva (21 years)
    Mariza Oliva
  • Olga & Cristro Forero (21 years)
  • Russ & Ginger Venanci (21 years)
  • Al Shelly (22 years)
  • Arlene Fajardo (22 years)
  • Sonia Patricia Garcia (22 years)
    Sonia Patricia Garcia
  • Cory Sabino (23 years)
  • Ines Otbo (23 years)
    Ines Otbo
  • Jacqueline Dupont, PhD (23 years)
    Administrator accepting for Ms. Dupont
  • Maki Sigrist (23 years)
  • Peter Schenkelberg (23 years)
  • Robin L. & P. Simpson, PhD (23 years)
    Robin L. & P. Simpson, PhD
  • Shay Williams (23 years)
    Shay Williams
  • Alexis Edwards (25 years)
    Alexis Edwards
  • Asuncion Dino (25 years)
  • Nina Serban (26 years)
    Nina Serban
  • Robert Green (26 years)
  • Purita Ferrer (28 years)
    Purita Ferrer
  • Esther Ley (28 years)
    Esther Ley
  • Norma Oreta (29 years)
    Norma Oreta

~ Special Award ~

In recognition of your selfless contribution to the residential care industry

  • Julie Azadon
    Julie Azadon
  • Delia Pardo
    Delia Pardo
  • Ferdinand Ebio
    Ferdinand Ebio

~ Generosity Award ~

In appreciation of your foundation’s generosity for supporting 6Beds, Inc. and the residential care industry

  • The Ramlaoui Family

6Beds Officers and Leaders
L-R: Olivia Deanda, Emily & Fort Marquez, Dellie Punla, Gina Wasdyke, Ines Otbo, Angie Marinda, Dorie Paniza, Cyndy Minnery, Ron Simpson, Lillie Mauricio, George Kutnerian, Ofelia Aplicador

6Beds Leaders

6Beds Leaders with Littler Law Firm Attorneys
L-R: 6Beds Leaders: Olivia Deanda, Gina Wasdyke – Littler Attorneys: Sarah Ross, Ashley Brick, Miranda Mossavar, – 6Beds Leaders: George Kutnerian, Ron Simpson, Cyndy Minnery

6Beds with Littler Law Firm Attorneys

6Beds Leaders with Vendor Sponsors

6Beds Leaders & Vendor Sponsors

Conference and Gala Volunteers & Helpers
L-R: Fort Marquez, Ed Mauricio, Emily Marquez, Ines Otbo, Martha Rodriguez, Julie Azadon, Tess Misa, Delia Pardo, Michelle Otbo, Amy Mata, Ofelia Aplicador, Lillie Mauricio, Rich de Leon, Angie Marinda, Olivia Deanda, Gina Wasdyke, Dorie Paniza, Roberta Mendonca, George Kutnerian

Events Volunteers and Helpers


Gala Photos
by Ferdinand Ebio
(click to view all gala pics)

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Red Carpet Photos
by SL Photobooth Rental
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Download Gala Program

Download 6Beds Souvenir Program 2017


Vendor Sponsors

6Beds thanks with sincere gratitude all the following vendors who sponsored the 2017 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference and Gala

  • Littler Law Firm
  • Blessed Touch Home Care, LLC
  • KCKmedical
  • Vitas Healthcare
  • Angels Hospice Corporation
  • Royal Medical & Dental Supply
  • South California Association of Senior Referral Agencies
  • Mornin Star Palliative & Hospice, Inc.
  • Granny’s Place, Inc.
  • Primerica
  • A-Med. Realty Group
  • SoCal Post-Acute Care
  • SeaCrest Home Health and Hospice
  • Mountain View Services, Inc.
  • Garinet Healthcare & Hospice Touch
  • Austin Drugs
  • The Jackson Group
  • Summa Insurance Service, Inc.
  • Sacred Heart of California
  • Alta Hospitals System, LLC
  • Sierra Professional Insurance Services
  • Medd Care
  • Freedom Solar
  • Sun Solar
  • Mountain House
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Go Fast OC CPR
  • Companion Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care
  • South Orange County Carpet Cleaning
  • Pinoy Pam’s Best
  • First Asian Care

This momentous evening was planned, organized and spearheaded by Ines Otbo, 6Beds Vice President. We are very grateful to her and the many dedicated supporters who helped to marshal this gala and the very successful annual conference held the preceding day.

Cheers and we’ll be seeing you next year!


Events

Aug 18, 2017: Earn 3 FREE CEUs and More!

2017 ARF & RCFE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY,
AUGUST 18TH 2017

8 AM – 4 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Earn 3 FREE CEUs!
Risk Management & Dispute Resolution (2 CEUs)
by Dave Wertzberger
Sierra Professional Insurance Services
Medication Management in Care Transition (1 CEU)
by William Fobi
Fobi Comprehensive Pharmacy, Inc.

How to Legally & Correctly Employ Live-ins
Learn how the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities — with its industry-specific employment agreements — can help you legally and correctly employ live-ins and their relievers, saving you thousands in hourly labor costs.

Special Guest Speakers

Department of Social Services
Department of Developmental Services
Orange County Regional Center
Department of Labor

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.

ARF & RCFE FREE Clinic
Have your pressing questions about regulatory compliance, labor issues, timesheets, staffing, insurance, operations, etc. answered by seasoned 6Beds officers/providers.

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.

Complimentary Lunch
Because we ALL deserve a free lunch, from the hard work we do and the care we provide to our communities!

Introducing 6Beds Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to increase your earning potential by partnering your care homes or vacant properties through this innovative community residential care service, founded and supported by our industry’s leading operators.

LOCATION (SoCal)

Ehlers Event Center
Heritage Hall
8150 Knott Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620

While this event is FREE, please reserve your seats as space is limited.

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


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ATTEND: 2017 ARF & RCFE AWARDS NIGHT GALA

2017 ARF & RCFE AWARDS NIGHT GALA

SATURDAY,
AUGUST 19TH 2017

Special Guest Speakers

Senator Scott Wiener
Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Assemblymember Jim Patterson

Join us for an evening of awards, networking, music, dinner and dance!

Long Beach Marriott
Grand Ballroom
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815

Reception & Networking – 5:30 PM
Guest Speakers – 6:30 PM
Awards Presentation – 7:00 PM
Dinner & Dance – 7:30 PM

CHOICE OF ENTREE
Steak, Chicken, or Salmon
ATTIRE
Semi-Formal

Donations $65/person

TO PURCHASE TICKETS,
PLEASE CONTACT EVENT COORDINATOR BY AUGUST 11TH

Ines Otbo  •  562.842.7539  •  otbo1956@aol.com


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Apr 19 Advocacy Day Bus Ride and More!

Dear Colleagues,

BREAKING NEWS FROM ANGIE

Let us all once again get together for our Advocacy Day on April 19, 2017 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. This time, we will be supporting 6Beds’ first ever sponsored bill, AB 1437 — Modernizing Regulations. Download the PDF below to learn more.

This event is scheduled from 10 AM to 2 PM. After the 4-hour event, we thought of rewarding ourselves with a short fun time with an exciting, surprise outing! Thereafter, the bus will drive us back to our designated drop-off station.

Looking forward to see you all!

ITINERARY

United Coach Tours pick-up starts at 6:45 AM in Daly City, alongside Serramonte Blvd — outside Macy’s & Firestone. Those of you familiar with the location, you can park near the Denny’s Restaurant, close to the gym, or along the street of Serramonte Blvd. Please be prompt. 

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Donation of $25 is appreciated.

We will stop at Safeway Admiral Callaghan in Vallejo to pick up our colleagues from Solano County (Fairfield, Suisun and Vacaville areas).

Please reserve your seats as soon as possible by calling our active leaders listed below.

Space is limited. 

THANK YOU!

Leni Lacap (Solano County)
(415) 203-5110
Lily Mauricio (Bay Area)
(415) 420-0389

Dorie Paniza (Bay Area)
(650) 799-5722

Angie Marinda (Bay Area)
(650) 219-2421

Sincerely,

Angie Marinda
Executive Secretary, 6Beds, Inc.

Apr 19, 6Beds Advocacy DayAB 1437 - Modernizing Regulations

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EXCLUSIVE: Exciting New Opportunities in Housing and Residential Care!

Don’t miss out on this first statewide conference call for 2017, exclusively for 6Beds members only, hosted by Gina Wasdyke, MBA (6Beds Founder and Director).

Learn how to survive and stay viable in these changing times with vast available resources that you may not be aware of. Learn how 6Beds can help level the playing field for your care home.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 9, 2017 · 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KEY TOPICS:

  1. Trends and opportunities in the residential care industry — what types of homes are in need and available funding sources.
  2. Billions of government (State of California) funds for housing projects in the pipelinewhat are the timelines and the opportunities for 6Beds members.
  3. What types of residential care homes are needed, timeline and how much are these big contracts paying? How can 6Beds members participate in these bigger contracts?
  4. What is a housing NPO and why are they getting grants to purchase homes and develop into care homes? Why are some NPOs getting start-up funds to operate care homes?
  5. What is 6Beds doing to adapt to the changing industry to help level the playing field for its members?
  6. The need for critical member participation for the April 19 Lobby Day at the Capitol.
  7. Overview of other 6Beds membership benefits you should be aware of.

Please RSVP on or before March 7, 2017 to receive the call-in phone number and code:

Click to RSVP

This event is exclusively for current 6Beds members. If you are not yet a member, please consider supporting our common cause by becoming a member today (click here to join ). If your membership has expired, please renew it now (click here to renew).

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Call to Action: Dec 8 Emergency Meeting for Sac County Providers Serving Mental Illness

Housing First!

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When: December 8, 2016 (Thur)
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: 24988 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100A, Folsom CA 95630
(6 Doors to the left of the newly opened Ranch 99 in Folsom)
Contact: Gina Wasdyke
(916) 505 – 0128
gwasdyke@6Beds.org

Agenda:

  1. The problem: Continuing closures of Sacramento County homes serving low income residents with mental illness, many of whom are veterans.
  2. Challenges: Very low reimbursement/funding.
  3. Proposed solutions: Ask State, Federal, and County to provide financial support/subsidies to mental illness homes/residents to keep these homes open.
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Attend Dec 15 6Beds Christmas Party with Senator Scott Weiner

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Cordially invites you to its

Annual Christmas Party
& Introduction of Our Newly Elected State Senator,
Scott Weiner

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6PM-12AM

Join us for an evening of celebration, networking,
music, dinner and dance.

Grosvenor Hotel
(Windsor Function Hall)
380 South Airport Blvd. South San Francisco, CA 94080
Great Western Cook-Out Dinner Buffet

MUSIC BY DJ: Bong Maramba Jr.
ATTIRE: Formal

$60/Person

TO RSVP PLEASE CONTACT EVENT COORDINATORS BY December 12th

Dorie Paniza • 650.799.5722 • dodorie2000@yahoo.com
Olivia Deanda • 650.787.9742 • odeanda@6beds.org
Lillie Mauricio • 415.420.0389 • tlcelderlycarehome@gmail.com

SEND YOUR CHECK TO:
6Beds, Inc. • PO Box 5423 • South San Francisco, CA 94083

OR CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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2-Year Celebration Highlights 6Beds Accomplishments and Visionaries

by Jack Rein
On August the 27th, 6Beds leaders and members gathered at the Embassy Suites Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame to celebrate the culmination of 2 years of hard work and the successful political and operational establishment of the organization as a force in the RCFE and ARF community.

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Led by Gina Wasdyke and Olivia DeAnda — who headed the organizational committee of volunteers — 6Beds members and 6Beds VC members met during the day to discuss the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities. Presenters included opening remarks by Board Member, Dr. Ron Simpson, followed by Board Member, George Kutnerian, who delivered an illuminating presentation on 6Beds policy and legislative updates. Representatives from the DOL and the DDS gave us their insights on issues relating to personnel and regulatory changes that affect RCFE and ARF operators.

The day conference and the evening gala was attended by more than 500 care homeowners and vendors. The evening gala enjoyed a festive and well-earned evening of dinner, music and dancing in the elegant setting of the hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom.

Highlights of the party included awards to more than 15 outstanding members who have provided incredible service over many decades to the cause of providing personalized, loving care to thousands of residents.

Our 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award was presented with tremendous applause to Flordeliza Pascua for a lifetime of service to the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Flordeliza for her incredible dedication and perseverance. The award was one of the highlights of the night!

Other honorees included Eufemia Romero Abaya, Lucy Romero Nicario and Elvira Romero in recognition of more than 50 years of service to the frail and the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.

Our 30 Year Honorees were Greg and Diana Hernandez (ARF-DD) and Carmelita Pineda (ARF-MI). Other 30 Year Service Awards were presented to Fernando and Lorna Farol, Ovanes and Nazeli Kutnerian and Patrick and Carole Nobis (RCFE).

The city was well represented and plaques of appreciation were presented by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, Daly City Vice-Mayor David Canepa and Daly City Council Mike Guingona. Other political luminaries included Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, who provided Certificate of Recognition to Honorees.

The keynote speaker at the gala was former California State Assemblyman Robert Wesley Naylor, one of the key members of 6Beds successful and ground-breaking lobbying effort in Sacramento. His upbeat message was a simple one: The RCFE and ARF communities are growing, getting stronger, and the future is extremely bright.

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Keynote speaker – Robert Naylor (6Beds Lead Lobbyist)

Special thanks for this informative day and fabulous night has to go to the Event Committee: Lillie Mauricio, Olivia DeAnda, Angelita Marinda, Dorie Paniza, Menchu Montilla, Ines Otbo, Nestor Uy, Imelda Eusebio, Leni Lacap and Gina Wasdyke. Thanks for all of the hard work, persistence and expertise!

Ferdie Ebio, 6Beds Chief of IT and Multimedia, immortalized the entire day with video and pictures, and they can be seen here.

There is so much to be thankful for and so much work left to do. The “deep breath” that we all took on August 27th showed us the value of intelligent, persistent effort. 6Beds, Inc., now stands as one of the premiere RCFE and ARF organizations in the Western Unites States, due in no small part, to the daily striving for excellence from our Board of Directors, our 6Beds officers, our key position officers, our area leaders and, most importantly, the excellence of our unparalleled members!

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In photo – 6Beds, Inc., Board of Directors and officers L-R Olivia de Anda, George Kutnerian, Jack Rein, Cinty Minnery, Ines Otbo, Roxanne Gould (6Beds Lobbyist), Gina Wasdyke, Ron Simpson, Robert Naylor (Keynote speaker)

Bravo! Thank you! Together, we are looking forward to a great future!