Press Release NFSMPHX 2020

November 10, 2020

3143 E Greenway Rd Suite 801

Phoenix, Az 85032

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PHOENIX, AZ: The 2nd Annual Need For Speed PHX will be representing thousands of Healthcare Facilities in Arizona. An Annual event that can give Older Adults, their loves ones and Healthcare Professionals resources and contacts to navigate through these uncertain times. A Healthcare event where Assisted Living is the #1 Topic. Sign up and reserve your ticket for the opportunity to talk to hundreds of Healthcare Professionals & Facilities in the State of Arizona.

Our Goal this year is to fill the Gap of Information in our Healthcare System in Arizona. Learn about all the resources available to you in Arizona, from your living room.

Free to anyone over 65+. Attendees may register for $25. This event is virtual with a very interactive platform. Assisted Living is our #1 Topic. The Full Spectrum of Long-Term Care are invited and expected to attend. This event is also open to the public for Older Adults and their Families to find resources and contacts to know their options.


Keynote Speakers: Teepa Snow- One of America’s top Dementia Educators

Arizona House of Representatives

Banner Health

Governor’s Task force on Long term Care (AALHA & AZALFA)

Mayo Clinic

Who is attending?

Older Adults & their loved ones Hospitals, Behavioral Centers, Rehabs, SNF’s, Assisted Living/Memory Care Centers, Assisted Living Homes, Adult Foster Care Homes, Group Homes, Placement Agencies, Hospice, Home Health, Physicians, Mobile Providers, Healthcare Professionals, Nonprofit Associations, and more

Date: December 4, 2020

Agenda

Session 1: 9am-2pm | Session 2: 3pm-8pm

Respectfully,

Ligia Ilea-Naik | Aging Specialist, ALFM

Eventbrite | Website | Email: nfsmphx@gmail.com

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District 1  
SENATOR KAREN FANN (R) (602) 926-5874 KFANN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE NOEL CAMBELL (R) (602) 926-3124 NCAMBELL@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE STEVE PIERCE (R) (602) 926-5584 SPIERCE@AZLEG.GOV
District 2  
SENATOR ANDREEA DALESSANDRO (D) (602) 926-5342 ADALESSANDRO@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ROSANNA GABALDON (D) (602) 926-3424 RGABALDON@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE DANIEL HERNANDEZ (D) (602) 926-4840 DHERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOV
District 3  
SENATOR SALLY ANN GONZALES (D) (602) 926-3278 SGONZALES@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ANDRES CANO (D) (602) 926-3027 ACANO@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ALMA HERNANDEZ (D) * (602) 926-3136 AHERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOV
District 4  
SENATOR LISA OTONDO (D) (602) 926-3002 LOTONDO@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE CHARLENE FERNANDEZ (D) (602) 926-3098 CFERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE GERAE PETEN (D) (602) 926-4842 GPETEN@AZLEG.GOV
District 5  
SENATOR SONNY BORRELI (R) (602) 926-5051 SBORRELI@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE LEO BIASIUCCI (R) (602) 926-3018 LBIASIUCCI@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE REGINA COBB (R) (602) 926-3126 RCOBB@AZLEG.GOV
District 6  
SENATOR SYLVIA ALLEN (R) * (602) 926-5409 SALEN@AZLEG.GOVRERESENTATIVE WALTER BACKMANN (R) (602) 926-3043 WBLACKMAN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE BOB THORPE  (R) (602) 926-5219 BTHORPE@AZLEG.GOV
District 7  
SENATOR JAMESCITA PESHLAKAI (D) (602) 926-5160 JPESCHLAKAI@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENATIVE ARLANDO TELLER (D) (602) 926-3069 ATELLER@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE MYRON TROSIE (D) (602) 926-3157 MTROSIE@AZLEG.GOV
District 8  
SENATOR FRANK PRATT (R) (602) 926-5761 FPRATT@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE DAVID COOK (R) (602) 926-5162 DCOOK@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE THOMAS T.J. SHOPE (R) (602) 926-3012 TSHOPE@AZLEG.GOV
District 9  
SENATOR VICTORIA STEELE (D) * (602) 926-5683 VSTEELE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE RANDALL FRIESE (D) (602) 926-3138 RFRIESE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE PAMELA POWERS HANNLEY (D) * (602) 926-4848 PPOWERSHANNLEY@AZLEG.GOV
District 10  
SENATOR DAVID BRADLEY (D) (602) 926-5262 DBRADLEY@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE DOMINGO DEGRAZIA (D) (602) 926-3153 DDEGRAZIA@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENATIVE KRISTEN ENGEL (D) (602) 926-5178 KENGEL@AZLEG.GOV
District 11  
SENATOR VINCE LEACH (R) (602) 926-3106 VLEACH@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE MARK FINCHEM (R) (602) 926-3122 MFINCHEM@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE BRET ROBERTS (R) (602) 926-3158 BROBERTS@AZLEG.GOV
District 12  
SENATOR EDDIE FARNSWORTH (R) (602) 926-5735 EFARNSWORTH@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE TRAVIS GRANTHAM (R) (602) 926-4868 TGRANTHAM@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE WARREN PETERSEN (R) (602) 926-4136 WPETERSEN@AZLEG.GOV
District 13  
SENATOR SINE KERR (R) (602) 926-5955 SKERR@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE TIMOTHY M. DUNN (R) (602) 926-4139 TDUNN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JOANNE OSBORNE (R) (602) 926-3181 JOSBORNE@AZLEG.GOV
District 14  
SENATOR DAVID GOWAN (R) (602) 926-5154 DGOWAN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE GAIL GRIFFIN (R)  * (602) 926-5895 GGRIFFIN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE BETTY NUTT (R) * (602) 926-4852 BNUTT@AZLEG.GOV
District 15  
SENATOR HEATHER CARTER (R) * (602) 926-5503 HCARTER@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JOHN ALLEN (R) * (602) 926-4916 JALLEN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE NANCY BARTO (R) * (602) 926-5766 NBARTO@AZLEG.GOV
District 16  
SENATOR DAVID C. FARNSWORTH (R) (602) 926-3020 DFARNSWORTH@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JOHN FILLMORE (R) (602) 926-3187 JFILLMORE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE KELLY TOWNSEND (R) (602) 926-4467 KTOWNSEND@AZLEG.GOV
District 17  
SENATOR J.D. MESNARD (R) (602) 926-4481 JMESNARD@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JENIFER PAWLIK (D) (602) 926-3193 JPAWLIK@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JEFF WENINGER (R) (602) 926-3092 JWENINGER@AZLEG.GOV
District 18  
SENATOR SEAN BOWIE (D) (602) 926-3004 SBOWIE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE MITZI EPSTEIN (D) (602) 926-4870 MEPSTEIN@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JENNIFER JERMAINE (D) (602) 926-3199 JJERMAINE@AZLEG.GOV
District 19  
SENATOR LUPE CONTRERAS (D) (602) 926-5284 LCONTRERAS@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE DIEGO ESPINOZA (D) (602) 926-3134 DESPINOZA@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE LORENZO SIERRA (D) (602) 926-3211 LSIERRA@AZLEG.GOV
District 20  
SENATOR PAUL BOYER (R) (602) 926-4173 PBOYER@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE SHAWNNA BOLICK (R) (602) 926-3244 SBOLICK@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ANTHONY KERN (R) (602) 926-3102 AKERN@AZLEG.GOV
    
District 21  
SENATOR RICK GRAY (R) * (602) 926-5413 RGRAY@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE KEVIN PAYNE (R) (602) 926-4854 KPAYBE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE TONY RIVERO (R) (602) 926-3104 TRIVERO@AZLEG.GOV
District 22  
SENATOR DAVID LIVINGSTON (R) (602) 926-4178 DLIVINGSTON@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE FRANK CARROLL (R) (602) 926-3249 FCARROLL@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE BEN TOMA (R) (602) 926-3298 BTOMA@AZLEG.GOV
District 23  
SENATOR MICHELLE URGENTI-RITA (R) (602) 926-4480 MUGENTI-RITA@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JAY LAWRENCE (R) * (602) 926-3095 JLAWRENCE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JOHN KAVANAGH (R) (602) 926-5170 JKAVANAGH@AZLEG.GOV
District 24  
SENATOR LELA ALSTON (D) (602) 926-5829 LALSTON@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE JENNIFER LONGDON (D) (602) 926-3264 JLONGDON@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE AMISH SHAH (D) * (602) 926-3280 ASHAH@AZLEG.GOV
District 25  
SENATOR TYLER PACE (R) * (602) 926-5760 TPACE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE RUSTY BOWERS (R) (602) 926-3128 RBOWERS@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE MICHELLE UDALL (R)  (602) 926-4856 MUDALL@AZLEG.GOV
District 26  
SENATOR JUAN MENDEZ (D) (602) 926-4124 JMENDEZ@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ISELA BLANC (D) (602) 926-5187 IBLANC@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ATHENA SALMAN (D) (602) 926-4858 ASALMAN@AZLEG.GOV
District 27  
SENATOR REBECCA RIOS (D) * (602) 926-3073 RRIOS@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE REGINALD BOLDING (D) (602) 926-3132 RBOLDING@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE DIEGO RODRIGUEZ (D) (602) 926-3285 DRODRIGUEZ@AZLEG.GOV
District 28  
SENATOR KATE BROPHY MCGEE (R) * (602) 926-4486 KBROPHYMCGEE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE KELLI BUTLER (D) * (602) 926-5156 KBUTLER@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE AARON LIEBERMANN (D) (602) 926-3300 ALIEBERMANN@AZLEG.GOV
District 29  
SENATOR MARTIN QUEZADA (D) (602) 926-5911 MQUEZADA@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE RICHARD ANDRADE (D) (602) 926-3130 RANDRADE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE CESAR CHAVEZ (D) (602) 926-4862 CCHAVEZ@AZLEG.GOV
District 30  
SENATOR OTONIEL NAVARRETE (D) * (602) 926-4864 TNAVARRETE@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE ROBERT MEZA (D) (602) 926-3425 RMEZA@AZLEG.GOVREPRESENTATIVE RAQUEL TERAN (D) (602) 926-3308 RTERAN@AZLEG.GOV

UPDATED 03/11/2020 BY LIGIA ILEA-NAIK | Resources from http://www.azleg.gov

Senate Bill 1291

Bill overview az.leg.gov

(How a Bill becomes Law in Arizona)

Supporting Documents

AZLEG.GOV VOTES (updated 2/25/20)

SupportingOpposing
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, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association(02/19/2020);Steve Strecker, Self(02/15/2020);

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 CareBanner University Family CareUnited HealthCare
Mercy Care Long Term CareBUFC ALTCS/Long Term CareUnited Healthcare
Mercy Care Developmental DisabilitiesEnrollment Fee
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Application for an Older Adult

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 sponsored a bill affecting all SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, ASSISTED LIVING CENTERS, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, ASSISTED LIVING HOMES, ADULT FOSTER CARE HOMES, GROUP HOMES, RESIDENTIAL CARE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER SIMILAR HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS. (affecting 40,000+ Older Adults in Arizona)

Members of the Committee attending February 20, 2020 (feel free to email any of them regarding your opinion about HB2260

Mr. Allen, John JALLEN@AZLEG.GOV
Ms. Hernandez, Alma AHERNANDEZ@AZLEG.GOV
Mr. Shah, Amish ASHAH@AZLEG.GOV
Ms. Butler, Kelli KBUTLET@AZLEG.GOV
Ms. Nutt, Becky BNUTT@AZLEG.GOV
Mr. Lawrence, Jay JLAWRENCE@AZLEG.GOV
Ms. Griffin, Gail GGRIFFIN@AZLEG.GOV

Ms. Powers Hannley, Pamela PPOWERSHANNLEY@AZLEG.GOV
Mrs. Barto, Nancy NBARTO@AZLEG.GOV

Supporting Documents

2019 Arizona Cost of Care

AZLEG.GOV VOTES (updated 2/24/20)

Supporting Opposing
Jon Amores, AZ MEDICAL ASSN(02/19/2020);    Brendon Blake, AARP(02/20/2020);    Dan Daley, Self(02/20/2020);    John Flynn, AZ FIRE DISTRICT ASSN(02/19/2020);    Janice Goldstein, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association(02/19/2020);    Stephen Jennings, Self(02/20/2020);    Dana Kennedy, AARP(02/20/2020);    Dana Kennedy, Self(02/17/2020);    Leonard Kirschner, Self(02/20/2020);    Paul Kozak, Self(02/20/2020);    Nathaniel Nickele, Self(02/20/2020);    alexandra petersen, Self(02/20/2020);    Victor Peterson, Self(02/16/2020);    Robert Rowley, Self(02/22/2020);    Ruth Simmons, Self(02/20/2020);    alan stephens, Self(02/20/2020);    John Thomas, AZ CHAPTER AMERICAN COLLEGE EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS (AZACEP)(02/16/2020);    Chandler Wagner, Self(02/20/2020);    Steve Wagner, RIGHT CARE FOUNDATION INC(02/19/2020);    Steve Wagner, Self(02/19/2020);    Tina Wagner, Self(02/20/2020);    Marquetta White, Self(02/20/2020);    Robert White, Self(02/20/2020);    Laurence Wittig, Self(02/22/2020
Barry Aarons, AZ TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION(02/20/2020); Melissa Al-Rifai, Self(02/18/2020); rodica ani, Self(02/20/2020); Susan Archer, Self(02/20/2020); Michael Baker, Self(02/14/2020); Sylvia Balistreri, Self(02/18/2020); Stephen Barkley, Self(02/20/2020); Karen Barno, Self(02/18/2020); dorina blidar, Self(02/20/2020); diana boanta, Self(02/20/2020); ashley bora, Self(02/20/2020); james bora, Self(02/20/2020); john bora, Self(02/20/2020); marinela bora, Self(02/20/2020); nicol bora, Self(02/20/2020); nadia borodi, Self(02/20/2020); adelina briciu, Self(02/19/2020); kathyrn busby, Arizona Council Of Human Services Providers(02/18/2020); lidia calini, Self(02/20/2020); Frank Caruso, Self(02/12/2020); ev catuna, Self(02/20/2020); ofelia catuna, Self(02/20/2020); amalia cimpean, Self(02/20/2020); daniela cosma, Self(02/19/2020); raluca covaci, Self(02/20/2020); leonica crisan, Self(02/20/2020); lida cubillos, Self(02/20/2020); Janna Day, AZ ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA(02/19/2020); Rachel De Jesus, Self(02/20/2020); Victor De Jesus, Self(02/19/2020); Chandriga Dela Vega, Self(02/16/2020); Gaile Dixon, Self(02/10/2020); Laurel Emrick, Self(02/20/2020); cristina estrate, Self(02/20/2020); crisy estrate, Self(02/20/2020); Sam Ferreri, Self(02/19/2020); PK Fields, Self(02/19/2020); Ryan Fincha, Self(02/20/2020); Maribel Gamboa, Self(02/19/2020); angela gavrilas, Self(02/20/2020); daniela Grace Hill Assisted Living, Self(02/19/2020); daniela Grace Hill Ranch, Self(02/19/2020); Ken Green, Self(02/20/2020); Henry GrosJean, Self(02/19/2020); Sarah Gwee, Self(02/20/2020); Kerry Halcomb, Self(02/18/2020); Matt Ham, Self(02/18/2020); Elizabeth Harris, Self(02/20/2020); Rachelle Haviland, Self(02/20/2020); Shelia Hershey, Self(02/17/2020); Shelbe Hunsaker, AZ ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA(02/19/2020); lidia iamchimciuc, Self(02/20/2020); adelina igna, Self(02/20/2020); samuel igna, Self(02/20/2020); Susana Ilea, Self(02/19/2020); Ligia Ilea (INtouch Assisted Living), Self(02/19/2020); Ligia Ilea-Naik, Self(02/10/2020); Ligia Ilea-Naik, Self(02/20/2020); Ligia Naik INtouch Senior Services, Self(02/19/2020); Don Isaacson, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/16/2020); Marie Isaacson, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/16/2020); Pam Koester, ARIZONA LEADINGAGE(02/14/2020); Debera Kopp, Self(02/17/2020); mARIE lAWRENCE, Self(02/20/2020); kelly lazau, Self(02/20/2020); visele lazau, Self(02/20/2020); LINDA LAZORCHAK, Self(02/20/2020); Cynthia Leach, Self(02/19/2020); Marco Lorenzana, Self(02/20/2020); adrian lupea, Self(02/20/2020); brian lupea, Self(02/20/2020); julia lupea, Self(02/20/2020); leanna lupea, Self(02/20/2020); lucian lupea, Self(02/20/2020); bianca Marc, Self(02/20/2020); razvan marc, Self(02/20/2020); claudia margau, Self(02/20/2020); arthur marking, Self(02/21/2020); Sue McCarthy, Self(02/18/2020); Rocky McKay, Self(02/10/2020); Mimi medinger, Self(02/19/2020); Randy Medinger , Self(02/19/2020); Elena Mic, Self(02/19/2020); Nastasia Miron, Self(02/19/2020); Sean Mockbee, Self(02/19/2020); Anamaria Moruz, Self(02/19/2020); Rick Murray, AZ CHAPTER NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL(02/20/2020); Nihal Naik (INtouch Medical Supply), Self(02/19/2020); Chip Neiculescu, Self(02/16/2020); rodica nicula, Self(02/20/2020); sebastian nicula, Self(02/20/2020); sorin nicula, Self(02/20/2020); Kevin Nijjar, Self(02/16/2020); Rebecca Nimz, Self(02/19/2020); alina novac, Self(02/20/2020); Lidia Olari, Self(02/20/2020); claudia onut, Self(02/20/2020); ion pacurar, Self(02/20/2020); lucia pacurar, Self(02/20/2020); lucia pacurar, Self(02/20/2020); Kathleen Pagels, Self(02/18/2020); Lavinia Petras, Self(02/20/2020); Christine Piska, Self(02/19/2020); dana pop, Self(02/20/2020); emy pop, Self(02/20/2020); Andi Popescu, Self(02/17/2020); Sophia Qendro, Self(02/19/2020); DOMINIC REGORGO, Self(02/20/2020); Veoderick Reguyal, Self(02/17/2020); david ross, Self(02/19/2020); Jenny Ross, Self(02/19/2020); jacki ruiz, Self(02/19/2020); Aleksandra Salkic, Self(02/19/2020); Christina Sanda, Self(02/20/2020); ruben sanda, Self(02/20/2020); Emee Sarmiento, Self(02/20/2020); cristina saulescu, Self(02/20/2020); Analyn Serenio, Self(02/17/2020); Rebecca Siddiqui, Self(02/18/2020); diana slavin, Self(02/20/2020); pia slavin, Self(02/20/2020); Jenelle smith, Self(02/19/2020); tabita stanciu, Self(02/20/2020); adriana stremciuc, Self(02/20/2020); Dana Tate, Self(02/19/2020); Donna Taylor, Self(02/20/2020); Helen Tea, Self(02/19/2020); Jennifer Tonna, Self(02/20/2020); Susie Trask, Self(02/17/2020); Lim Ung, Self(02/18/2020); mary vaida, Self(02/20/2020); samuel vatamaniuc, Self(02/19/2020); adriana vicovan, Self(02/20/2020); David Voepel, AZ HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION(02/18/2020); Jeremy Wassermann, Self(02/19/2020); Jon Scott Williams, Self(02/10/2020); Victoria Wint, Self(02/19/2020); Tiffany Wright, Self(02/17/2020); marcela zaharia, Self(02/20/2020);

Lets Break it Down

The Bill

Section 1

All Caregivers in Arizona are Certified to provide Cardiopulmonology & First Aid, which is already  mandated by the Arizona Department of Health Services  R9-10-806A-10, and NCIA Board R4-33-403B-3. CPR & First Aid Certification covers the Good Samaritan Law, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED, First Aid, Wounds, Heart, Fractures, Burns, Poisoning, Hemorrhages, Chocking, Injuries and Shock and instructs all students to Call 911 then perform CPR until the person exhibits signs of life or a trained Medical Responder arrives on scene. If a medical professional does not assess someone after a fall, facilities get blamed for not calling 911.

Section 2

“To provide recovery assistance” that isn’t already trained through the CPR & First Aid Certification is beyond the scope of practice for Caregivers to access if a fallen resident is injured or noninju­red “before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.” A RN, NP or Doctor are the only medical professionals licensed to do medical assessments. The Arizona Department of Health Services requires all Assisted Living Homes to immediately call the Residents Representative and Primary Care Physician R9-10-818D. “To be certified in Fall Recovery”, falls under the existing CPR & First Aid Certification. Or is it asking the state of Arizona to create and implement a new certification? Is this Bill asking the Assisted Living Industry to put Older Adults health and Safety at risk and certify caregivers to do medical assessments?

Section 3

We are unaware of any Assisted Living Homes implementing policies to prevent employee’s from performing CPR or Emergency Care Services. The Arizona Department of Health Services requires each facility to have policies and procedures on emergency services and train staff on these policies. R9-10-803C, The NCIA requires the Curriculum for Assisted Living Facility Caregiver Training Programs to have at least 2 classroom hours on Fire, safety, and emergency procedures, a. Emergency planning, b. Medical emergencies, c. Environmental emergencies, d. Fire safety, e. Fire drills and evacuations, and f. Fire-code requirements;  R4-33-703-C-8a-f

PAST

HB2260 Committee Meeting February 20, 2020
8am
Room HHR 4
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
An Emergency Stakeholders Meeting!AALHA
Event Organizer:
Arizona Assisted Living Homes Association
Location:
Co+Hoots 221 E Indianola Ave Phx, Az 85012
Time: 10:30am
Link
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Stakeholders Meeting: February 7, 2020 (stakeholders meeting passed to committee)

Stakeholders Meeting: January 31, 2020 (canceled and rescheduled)

Who INtouch has contacted regarding this Bill

AARP, AHCCCS, Arizona ALTCS: Mercy Care & Banner, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Governor’s office (meeting 2/10/20), Attorney General’s Office, AZ Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, AZ Central, AZ Commerce, AZ Corporation Commission, AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association, AZ State Board of Physical Therapy, AzCEP, Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Board of Nursing, Department of Emergency and Military Affairs-Legislative Affairs, Dispatch Health (Mobile Urgent Care), Every local news channel, Foundation of Senior Living, Governor’s Regulatory Review Council, Kyrsten Sinema’s office, Naturopathic Physicians and Medical Board, National CPR Association, NCIA Board, Networking Arizona on KNFIX, NFIB, Office of Individual and Family Affairs, Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide, Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Rep Anthony Kern (many industry professionals sent emails), Rep Nancy Barto, Scheduled Meeting with Martha McSally’s Office, Solace Hospice, Solving Life’s Next Chapter podcast, The White House, US Dept of Labor…

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 🙂

White Rose Hospice

602-622-1848 Cindi@whiterosehospice.com

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 innovative, and having the patience to listen and react to someone’s needs? Cindi is a Team Player! Shes worked with many Industry Professionals, currently working as a Team with Solace Hospice!
Its awesome to see our Industry in Arizona working together!!!! Stay tuned for more information on what Cindi is bringing to our Industry
https://www.facebook.com/White-Rose-Hospice-739710829738219/

  • Hospice Services
  • Specializes in Parkinson’s (Tulips Program)
  • Free Placement Services
  • Free Caregiver CEU’s

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 pre-packaged foods, lip balms and lipsticks, hair and skin products, toothpastes, vitamin and nutrient supplements, and, rarely, medicines, contain gluten.

Celiac disease is different from gluten sensitivity or wheat intolerance. If you have gluten sensitivity, you may have symptoms similar to those of Celiac disease, such as abdominal pain and tiredness. Unlike Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity does not damage the small intestine.

Symptoms
Abdominal Pain
Bloating Canker sores inside the mouthDermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)
Diarrhea, Constipation and Smelly Feces Fatigue or Anxiety·      
Headaches
Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, numbness or pain in the hands and feet)
Unexplained iron-deficiency anemia Unexplained Weight Loss or weight gain   Are your Residents having these Symptoms? Ask your primary doctor or mobile doctor for testing! AZ at Home is a mobile doctor who can come to you for testing 480-275-2022. Or order to test at home Enterolab or ImAware  
What Foods Contain Gluten?
Wheat Products (Triticum), Including:
Breads
Pastas
Cereals
Sauces
Candy Bar
Flour Soups
Bakery Items
All species of wheat contain gluten, including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, faro and triticale(Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye.) Barley Products (Hordeum vulgare), Including: Soups Beer Malt Brewer’s Yeas Cereals
Rye Products (Secale), Including:
Certain Breads
Cereals
Beer
Rye Flour
Rye Milk
Any products containing triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye.

The Good News!

Many stores across Arizona now have gluten free products; Gluten Free Creations (Bakery), Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Safeway, Albertsons, Fry’s, Bashas or Walmart.

References

https://celiac.org , https://www.niddk.nih.gov , https://www.beyondceliac.org


This information is provided as a resource from INtouch Senior Services for Assisted Living Homes and Centers in Arizona.

Ligia Ilea, Aging Specialist | INtouch Senior Services | http://www.intouchseniorservices.com