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News & Notes -- May 24 2018
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 Mark your Calendars

May 29   Tuesday StandUp

May 30   Webinar- Maryland Paid Sick Leave Act

June 6    Social Work Peer Network Forum

Sept 11   Fall Leaders Forum

News and Notes  May 24, 2018

May is Older Americans Month and we salute all of you who are celebrating older adults and the gifts they bring to our families and communities. LeadingAge Maryland is committed to our shared mission of “expanding the world of possibilities for aging through advocacy, education, innovation and collaboration”. One of the themes for 2018 is “collaboration” and we will be focusing on that in a number of ways. It will be the theme of the September 11, 2018 Fall Leaders Forum -save the date and bring your team- as we explore concrete and practical collaborations already occurring with possibility for replication. And, throughout the remainder of the year, we will be convening work groups to tackle the following issues. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in one or more of these (or if you have a passion for collective work in another area):


  • Piloting trauma-informed care toolkits and resources for nursing home compliance with CMS Phase 3 Requirements of Participation

  • More robust and earlier engagement with palliative care and hospice in all settings including community, housing, assisted living and skilled care

  • Continuing Care at Home models (and likely, related advocacy)

  • Communications using reframing approaches

  • Shared back-office services, shared expertise (infection control for example?), shared service delivery

  • Affordable-housing related issues

Looking forward to working together to make Maryland an even better place to grow older!



LeadingAge Maryland 

We are always interested in learning about our members and their experiences. If you have partnerships or collaborations with educational institutions, technology companies or other organizations that enhance the lives of their residents, we would like to hear from you. Please send an email to Allison Ciborowski about your relationships so that we can share your knowledge.

Did you know:

LeadingAge Maryland has a dedicated part-time Communications Manager that is available to share the events, activities, transition information and other newsworthy items with the entire membership. We want to know what your organization is doing to enhance the lives of aging, the innovative ways you work with other communities and the lessons you’ve learned over the years. We strive to be the resource you need to succeed with the best educational events, advocacy updates and networking opportunities in Maryland. Contact Christen Ensor at for any communications or marketing relating events. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

LeadingAge Maryland Silver Sponsors Offer Resources for New Revenue Recognition Standards

Baker Tilly and RKL offer a variety of resources to make sure LeadingAge Maryland members are equipped to meet new revenue recognition standards under ASC606. Just go to their websites to explore whitepapers, articles and webinars: and We always appreciate the many ways in which our sponsors and business members share their expertise!

Regulation and Legislation

Maryland Department of Health/Office of Health Care Quality

The Office of Health Care Quality has recently received questions regarding whether a resident of an assisted living program (ALP) and/or the resident’s family member may retain the additional services of certified and non-certified caregivers. Pursuant to the requirements below, in addition to the care provided by the ALP staff, a resident who resides in an ALP and/or the resident’s family has the right to retain either a certified or non-certified individual to provide additional services to the resident. This transmittal replaces all previous guidance on this issue. For more information, please visit:,%20Private%20Duty%20Aides%20in%20Assisted%20Living,%20May%208,%202018%20(1).pdf                

Five Star Reports and Staffing Data

We have just sent out the latest detailed Five Star Analysis Report to each member nursing facility. Five Star calculations now include staffing data submitted through PBJ (Payroll Based Journal). You may be interested in a chart of staffing data by position type, by ownership type, across all states. If so, click here.

Member News                                

Sagepoint Senior Living Services’ Community Education Series event, Having "THE" Conversation: Talking With Loved Ones About Their Wishes, earned a 2018 Gold Aster Award in the national competition that recognizes excellence in healthcare marketing and advertising. Sagepoint’s invitation for their Invite-Only Preview of their brand new rehabilitation center, designed by Jessie Jowett from Quality Printers in White Plains, MD, also earned a 2018 Gold Aster Award.

The Integrace Neurocognitive Clinic and Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge are offering a two day yoga seminar and retreat in scenic and tranquil St. Michaels, Maryland. This program is designed to provide healthcare and yoga professionals with transformative approaches for supporting meaningful living for individuals living with a neurocognitive disorder. Attendees will gain practical tools and strategies, and CE available for a variety of professionals. For more information, please click here: or visit







Recent Events

May 15 Life Enrichment Peer Networking Forum hosted by Baywoods of Annapolis

On May 15, life enrichment professionals from LeadingAge Maryland member communities gathered for a quarterly learning and networking forum. Individuals were in attendance from Baywoods of Annapolis, The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, Ginger Cove, Glen Meadows, Ingleside at King Farm, and Edenwald. The agenda featured guest presentations on technology solutions and apps for older adults and caregivers, and understanding complex family dynamics. Our next meeting with take place in early Fall of 2018 at Edenwald in Towson, Maryland. Any individual interested in learning more about creating meaningful opportunities for engagement for residents in invited to attend.


Upcoming Events

May 29  Tuesday StandUp Onboarding Best Practices hosted by Raf Haciski and Bette McNee of the Graham Company.

LeadingAge Maryland, along with LeadingAge DC, LeadingAge Ohio, LeadingAge Virginia, and LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire, is pleased to offer Tuesday Stand-Up – a clinical learning opportunity held every other Tuesday at 10:00am. The call is designed to be a narrowly focused, 15 minute learning experience referencing a current clinical, regulatory or operational issue. Each call will offer listeners actionable advice designed for hands-on clinical team members, healthcare leaders and clinicians.

May 30   Webinar- 12:00 -1:00 Maryland Paid Sick Leave Act hosted by Whiteford, Taylor & Preston will outline practical steps to assist employers in bringing existing leave policies in compliance with the new “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act.” Topics will include: core provisions; accrual and carry over of leave; permissible uses of leave; recordkeeping obligations; and enforcement procedures. Click here to register.

June 6    Social Work Peer Network Forum 10:00 am – 3:00pm at BroadMead Retirement Community.                 

Any social worker who works in a LeadingAge Maryland nonprofit member organization is invited to attend this day of networking and learning.

2018 Fall Leaders Forum

Save the Date! The 2018 Fall Leaders Forum will be taking place on September 11, 2018 at Ginger Cove in Annapolis, Maryland.

LeadingAge Maryland’s Newly Redesigned Emerging Leaders Program is Now Accepting Applications!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to help grow prospective and new leaders and managers throughout your organization. Participants will explore many topics related to effectively working with and leading others, such as:

  • Understanding one’s personal style (using the DiSC profile), and how this affects how they interact with and lead others
  • Promoting effective communication and productive conflict
  • Learning how to “ditch the drama” in the workplace
  • Going from “bud to boss”
  • Understanding how one’s work, and the work of their team, supports the unique mission and vision of their organization

2018 Sessions and Dates:

All sessions will be held 10am-4pm at the Asbury Home Offices, 5285 Westview Dr, Frederick, MD 21703

Session 1 - September 12—Who I Am

Session 2 - October 10—How I Interact with and Lead Others – Part 1

Session 3 - November 7 — How I Interact with and Lead Others – Part 2

Session 4 - December 5 — How I Continue to Grow

Applications due by July 1, 2018. To learn more or apply, please contact Allison Ciborowski or 240-750-9925, or visit:


LeadingAge News/Resources

This information below is taken directly from LeadingAge National and can be accessed by any LeadingAge Maryland member by visiting:

For articles regarding Affordable Housing please take a look at the May/June 2018 LeadingAge Magazine

Relevant News Articles:

Last month, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) asked LeadingAge and their members to provide feedback on his plan to create a viable solution to financing long-term services and supports: the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act of 2018. The plan complements the work that LeadingAge has already been leading for many years, and provides an opportunity to take action to create a more sustainable, comprehensive, and affordable solution for the many individuals and families in need of long-term services and supports.

Rep. Pallone has asked for comments on this discussion draft by June 15; click here for the draft bill, click here for a section-by-section summary, and click here for a fact sheet.

We encourage members to review this proposal and share your reaction with us so we can incorporate our members’ views in our comments.

For further information or feedback, you may contact Marsha Greenfield,

  • PDPM- The patient driven payment model, FY 2019 skilled nursing facility proposed rule is being closely watched by LeadingAge. LeadingAge is currently putting together an informal advisory group as well as evaluating tools and supports. There will be education on the topic at in-person meetings and through online tools. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Aaron Tripp.

 Other News Resources

New Report Provides Recommendations to the National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. On April 27, the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers released a report detailing the recommendations synthesized during their first ever Summit held in October of 2017. The goal of this report is to guide the initiatives of the many public and private stakeholders working to improve the fields of care, services, and supports for those with dementia and their caregivers. To learn more or review the full report, please visit:


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