Posted May 8, 2013
The Nominations Committee of the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is charged with identifying the best candidates to lead the association into the future, balancing skills, experience, geography, gender, ethnicity and other factors that would result in a strong and diverse board. The membership will be responsible for approving the slate of Directors recommended by the committee, and the results will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Louisville, KY, on October 12, 2013.
All Directors of the NADSA Board must be NADSA members, and a majority must be providers of adult day services. Elected Directors take office at the close of the Annual Meeting at which their election is announced. Board Directors serve for a term of three (3) years. Directors may serve on the Board for no more than six (6) consecutive years, provided that a Director serving as an Officer in any of the Chair-Elect, Chair or Past Chair offices may continue to serve on the Board to complete the full cycle of these successive offices.
NADSA Board members are expected to participate in quarterly teleconferences and attend two in-person meetings each year—one in conjunction with the fall conference (locations vary) and one in conjunction with the spring public policy conference in D.C.
With your help, we can fulfill our charge of assuring that your National Association’s leadership is comprised of those individuals who can help to achieve our mission of “advancing the national development, recognition and use of Adult Day Services.”
Your voice is very important in the nomination process. Please consider submitting nominations. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Alexander-Lieblang at Llieblang@scv-seniorcenter.org.
The 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference on October 10-12, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky, will feature new presenters, topics, networking opportunities and an internationally recognized venue for the opening reception. The Kentucky Association of Adult Day Centers (KAAD) invites conference sponsors, exhibitors and attendees to enjoy refreshments at the Muhammad Ali Center for an international welcome in the interactive, state-of-the-art museum and educational center dedicated to his legacy and cultural impact in the heart of his home town. The two-story center has various exhibits that showcase the six core values of Ali’s life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, spirituality and giving. Plan to arrive in time to attend this unique welcome event on Thursday evening, October 10!
Register in the NADSA Store online or print the registration form
Choose from five pre-conference intensives on Thursday, October 10:
- Keys to Building Person-Centered Relationships (Parts 1 & 2), by Marilyn Hartle and LaDonna Jensen
- Marketing Adult Day Services for Growth, by Dr. Denise Smith, Teresa Johnson and Brent Wheeler
- Using Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators in Adult Day Services by Jeff Boland and Sue Matthiesen
- Hot Topics in Employment Law: Social Media; the Intersection of HIPAA and the NLRB; and Everyday Challenges by Lisa English Hinkle, Jaron Blandford, Cynthia Effinger.
Keynote presentations will feature NADSA’s Marketing Strategic Plan, tools and goals; preliminary findings from the 2013 National Study of Long Term Care Programs (NSLTCP); and the presentation of the 2013 National Adult Day Services Awards.
Breakout sessions you will not want to miss this year…
- The Power of Connection, by Cathy Fyock
- Aligning Adult Day Outcomes with Relevant Measures and Domains, by Dorothy Northrop, Michael Trisolini, Jerry Werner, Judy Holder
- Senior Wellness: Beyond Diet and Exercise, by Kathleen Levac
- Fall Prevention 101 with The Fall Prevention Lady, by Kelly Ward
- Get and Keep the Best Employees, by Cathy Fyock
- Bathing in the Adult Day Service Setting: Business Model Considerations, by David Anderson
- Person-Centered Approaches to Challenging Behaviors, by Beth Meyer-Arnold and Lyn Geboy
- Effects of Adult Day Services, Stressors and Cortisol on Daily Mood, by Amanda Leggett; Examining the Relationship Between Reported Caregiver Empathy and Dyadic Outcomes, by Christina Garrison-Diehn
- Adventures in Culture Change: Person-Centered Approaches That Work, by Lisa Peters-Beumer and Julianna Patterson-Greer
- Art and Creativity in Adult Day Services, by Ellie Nocun
- Government Relations 101, by Kelly Abell
- Developing a Meaningful, Useful and Measurable Care Plan in Adult Day Services, by Amanda Graham Sillars
- Culture and Diversity in Adult Day Services, by Dr. Denise Smith
- Inclusive Eastern Exercises Day Habilitation Implementation Essentials, by Dr. Penelope J. Klein
- Identifying Outcomes in a Sea of Diversity: A Menu Approach, by Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, Dr. Keith Anderson, Lisa Peters-Beumer, Rebecca Monteleone, Nicole Parente
- “Need a Drink?” Addressing Hydration Needs of Elders Attending an Adult Day Center, by Jennifer Krueger and Ellie Nocun
- There is No “I” in Team, by Emily Tisdale and Vicki Maynard
- Person-Centered Care Peer Workshop (Part 2 Follow-up from 2012 Conference) by Beth Meyer-Arnold and Lyn Geboy
- Improve the Self-Care and Self-Efficacy of Your Family Caregivers, by Lynn Buckley and Robin Weis
- All You’ve Got to Do is Act Naturally: Mindfulness & Memory Loss, by Cheryl Levinson and Katherine Johnson.
Register in the NADSA Store online or print the registration form
Breakout sessions are scheduled to end at 4:00 PM on Saturday. Book late flights so you do not miss important sessions. Book your room at The Hyatt Regency Louisville for early bird rates $149.00/single occupancy and $169.00/double occupancy. Book online or call 888-421-1442 and refer to NADSA 2013 Annual Conference. Reservations must be made before September 19, 2013.
Access the sponsor/exhibitor/advertiser guide on the NADSA website. Refer sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers who may be interested in participating in the 2013 National Conference!
The National Adult Day Services Association invites nominations recognizing excellence in the support and delivery of adult day services. Awards recognize program staff, organizations, programs, media representatives, legislators and advocates who support adult day services. Electronic nominations must be submitted by July 12, 2013. Winners will be recognized at the National Conference on October 12, 2013, Louisville, KY. For conference details visit www.nadsa.org.
Award applications are available here and in the Members Only library at www.nadsa.org.
Why give recognition?
- Recognition for a job well done is a primary motivator for people.
- Recognition shows employees that they are appreciated and that their contributions count.
- Recognition increases employee self-esteem which improves morale and leads to a more positive workplace overall, increasing productivity and building commitment to the organization.
- Recognition improves interaction between supervisors and staff and among staff when they recognize each other’s notable achievements.
- Recognition nurtures pride and enthusiasm.
- It’s the right thing to do! Everybody, all of us want and need to be recognized when they’ve worked hard and done an extra special job.
Download the application from the Members Only library at www.nadsa.org
Posted April 16, 2013
More than 30 adult day services supporters from 16 states made 50+ scheduled visits with legislators in Washington, DC on April 15-17, 2013. The four primary policy priorities this year include protecting Medicaid funding, encouraging reauthorization of the Older American’s Act, advocating for adult day services to be included in the Medicare program and assuring good implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tracking implementation of the ACA could impact policies such as hospital readmissions, accountable care organizations and state Medicaid policies. Read more about the NADSA Public Policy Agenda.
(L to R) Chip Cromartie, NADSA Chair-Elect and Executive Director of Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC; Teresa Johnson, NADSA Managing Director; Lisa Peters-Beumer, Assistant Vice-President Adult and Senior Services, Easter Seals, Chicago, IL.
Adult day services representatives in South Carolina recently landed an outstanding opportunity to educate the public about adult day services when they were invited to appear on a television broadcast. Barbara Wright, owner of Helping Hands and Hope Bridge, and Coretta Bedsole were invited to appear on Lt. Governor McConnell’s weekly television show broadcast on SC Educational Television. This unique opportunity educates policy makers and the public about the benefits of adult day. Please take some time to review the interview and consider how you can make a difference in your community.
(Used with permission of SC Educational Television)
Join us in Washington, DC, on April 15-16, 2013, for the annual public policy event as we approach federal leaders about the importance of adult day services. Learn more at http://www.nadsa.org/public-policy/nadsa-capitol-hill-day-april-2013/.