Find My Legislature

(R) -Republican | (D) -Democrat | *Health & Human Services Committee District 1     SENATOR KAREN FANN (R) (602) 926-5874 KFANN@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE NOEL CAMBELL (R) (602) 926-3124 NCAMBELL@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE STEVE PIERCE (R) (602) 926-5584 SPIERCE@AZLEG.GOV District 2     SENATOR ANDREEA DALESSANDRO (D) (602) 926-5342 ADALESSANDRO@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE ROSANNA GABALDON (D) (602) 926-3424 RGABALDON@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE DANIEL HERNANDEZ (D) (602) 926-4840 DHERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOV District 3     SENATOR SALLY ANN GONZALES (D) (602) 926-3278 SGONZALES@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE ANDRES CANO (D) (602) 926-3027 ACANO@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE ALMA HERNANDEZ (D) * (602) 926-3136 AHERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOV District 4     SENATOR LISA OTONDO (D) (602) 926-3002 LOTONDO@AZLEG.GOV REPRESENTATIVE … Continue reading Find My Legislature

Senate Bill 1291

Bill overview az.leg.gov (How a Bill becomes Law in Arizona) Supporting Documents AZLEG.GOV VOTES (updated 2/25/20) Supporting Opposing Thomas Adkins, PEORIA, CITY OF(02/20/2020);    Karen Barno, Self(02/11/2020);    Jennifer Carusetta, HEALTH SYSTEM ALLIANCE OF ARIZONA(02/12/2020);   Michael Colletto, PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS OF AZ(02/11/2020);    Janna Day, AZ ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA(02/19/2020);    Gaile Dixon, Self(02/20/2020);    John Flynn, AZ FIRE DISTRICT ASSN(02/19/2020);    Stuart Goodman, ALZHEIMER’S ASSN DESERT SOUTHWEST CHAPTER(02/11/2020);    Julie Hoffman, Self(02/11/2020);    Shelbe Hunsaker, AZ ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA(02/11/2020);    Don Isaacson, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/10/2020);    Marie Isaacson, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/10/2020);    Pam Koester, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/10/2020);    Ian Linssen, MESA, CITY OF(02/12/2020);    Robert McCormick, Self(02/20/2020);    Andi Popescu, Self(02/17/2020);    Donna Taylor, Self(02/20/2020);    David Voepel, AZ HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION(02/10/2020);    Jon Scott Williams, Self(02/10/2020);    Barry Aarons, AZ TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION(02/20/2020); Barry Aarons, Self(02/20/2020); Janice Goldstein, … Continue reading Senate Bill 1291

How to apply for ALTCS

Step 1 “Review Information” https://www.azahcccs.gov/PlansProviders/NewProviders/packet.html Step 2 “Apply for NPI Number” https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/?forward=static.npistart#/ Step 3 “Choosing an ALTCS Plan” Which Plan? Mercy Care Banner University Family Care United HealthCare Mercy Care Long Term Care BUFC ALTCS/Long Term Care United Healthcare Mercy Care Developmental Disabilities Enrollment Fee$569.00 View Map> Application for an Older Adult Continue reading How to apply for ALTCS

House Bill 2260

Bill overview az.leg.gov (How a Bill becomes Law in Arizona) UPDATE The Bill has been revised Committee Hearing (please watch) House Health & Human Services Adult Foster Care Homes has been removed from the Bill Group Homes has been removed from the Bill Adopted Amendment 2/20/20 Arizona Family News did not air AALHA’s video Arizona Family News did not air Resident testimony who resides in Assisted Living AALHA and all the those registered to speak were reduced to 1 min each, and limited only to 3 speakers. Most resources found at Az.leg.gov Arizona House of Representative Anthony Kern akern@azleg.gov has … Continue reading House Bill 2260

Assisted Living App (Free)

As an Aging Specialist when working on a placement, ALBedFil is a source we use to view Assisted Living Facilities, their pictures, location, their bed availability, care types, staff and facility amenities. With all the resources out there it can get overwhelming trying to find all the details about a Facility that would best fit my Clients. Click below to see a demo of the app 🙂 Continue reading Assisted Living App (Free)

White Rose Hospice

Do you all know Cynthia Brooks (Cindi), if you don’t you should. Cindi just opened a New Hospice called White Rose Hospice. Is it new? Yes! Is she new? NO! She has over 20+ years experience in Hospice. What is even better then 20+ years of experience? She’s innovative, staying up to date with our Industry’s changes. Whats better then 20+ years experience and being Innovative? She’s an amazing listener! That is hard to find these days!!! She listens when you speak! She listens to the Older Adults and their providers needs. Whats better then 20+ years of experience, being … Continue reading White Rose Hospice

Gluten Intolerance/Celiac Disease in Assisted Living! See the Signs!

Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity has become a very common problem!  Gluten is a protein that naturally occurs in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and some oats. It’s also an additive used in commercial bread and other packaged foods. Some people have a reaction to gluten in their diet which can be due to Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine. The disease is triggered by eating foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found naturally in wheat, barley, and rye, and is common in foods such as bread, pasta, cookies, and cakes. Many … Continue reading Gluten Intolerance/Celiac Disease in Assisted Living! See the Signs!

Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation program at Abrazo Central Campus

Industry Reports: Rehab Centers At the Beginning of my tour I was greeted by the Admissions Director and the Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation. After spending over an hour touring amazing facility I learned many amazing services Abrazo Inpatient Acute Rehab offers. As I walked through the facility I noticed it is divided into 4 room sections and a nursing station nearby each section, including 2 bariatric rooms. The Nurses do “Hourly Rounding” every hour they check on each patient’s needs face to face. Each room is a private room with a window, bed, wheelchair, private bathroom, Tv even a communications … Continue reading Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation program at Abrazo Central Campus