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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
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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!


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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!

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NorCal Celebrates 6Beds’ 1-Year Anniversary!

6Beds is Turning 1!

NorCal Celebration

AUGUST 18, 2015   4 PM – 6 PM

South San Francisco Women’s Club

470 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

  • Missed out on 6Beds’ 1-year birthday bash in SoCal?
  • Want to network with 6Beds leaders and your fellow 6-bed operators?
  • Have questions about 6Beds’ meteoric rise and its future agenda?
  • Or interested in learning more about the latest state-of-the-art, Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities or about the Trailer Bill aimed to adapt federal and California labor laws to our 6-bed industry?

Join us this coming Tuesday, August 18, 2015, as we host 6Beds’ 1-year birthday celebration in the Bay Area, together with its key leaders from throughout California.

This is your chance to get to know your 6Beds organization and network with its leaders — who are on the cutting edge, shaping our 6-bed residential care industry to come. Come prepared with your questions and ideas of how we can all work together to achieve what no organization before us has ever done in our industry.

We look forward to see you!

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite event registration page. It’s FREE!

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PROGRAM

3:30 PM Registration
Olive Deanda, Menchu Montilla, Dorie Paniza,
Angie Marinda, Elizabeth Hengstler, Ines Otbo
4:00 PM Welcome
Dorie Paniza
6Beds NorCal – San Francisco Bay Area Vice President
4:05 PM 6Beds Accomplishments
Ron Simpson, MBA, PhD
SoCal President and Compliance and Education Director
4:15 PM 6Beds Evolution and Lobbying California State Capitol
Gina Wasdyke, MBA
6Beds Founder and Legislative Director
4:20 PM Importance of An Organization
Elpie Termulo, MBA
6Beds SoCal Leader
4:25 PM Strength in Numbers
Angie Marinda
6Beds Secretary
4:30 PM Partnering with Community and Vendors
Ines Otbo
6Beds Socal Vice President
4:35 PM 6Beds Fiscal Accountability and Transparency
Olive Deanda
6Beds Chief Financial Oficer
4:40 PM Communicating with Members
Elizabeth Hengstler
6Beds Vice-Chair of Communications Committee and SoCal Vice President
4:45 PM 6Beds Strategic Plan (Trailer Bill, Labor Compliance Guide) and the Importance of 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC)
George Kutnerian, MS, MBA
6Beds Director, Co-Chair of Legislative Committee and PAC Chairman
5:05 PM 6Beds Milestone Video
5:25 PM Networking
6:00 PM Thank You!
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Come & Unite to Save the RCFE & ARF Communities – March 2015 Town Hall Meetings

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WHEN
Monday, March 9, 2015
1 PM – 4 PM
WHERE
Hospice by the Bay
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA 94939
QUESTIONS
Please contact Olivia Deanda at (650) 787-9742 (odeanda@6beds.org)


WHEN
Thursday, March 12, 2015
9 AM – 3 PM
WHERE
Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Earn 3 hours of continuing education units* (CEU); provided by Gentiva Hospice

We have great speakers lined up for you:

Angela Collins, RN, HPN,CHA,MBA
TOPIC End of Life

Dr. Eric Smith
TOPIC Dementia

We will also discuss and strategize for 6Beds’ upcoming March 17, 2015, rally at the State Capitol. This is a “do or die” for many of us care providers as California’s labor laws and upcoming new liability insurance mandates are severely crippling our ability to provide the best care for our residents — forcing many of our fellow providers to close their doors, permanently. Please join us and help preserve our industry.

QUESTIONS
Please contact Janet Baena V. at (415) 250 – 6923 or Gina Licup at (925) 719-1548

*3 hours of CEUs are FREE to 6Beds, Inc. members only.