Nurse Leader Deep Dive (8:45 - 11:45 AM)

Time: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM Speakers: TBD Description: This deep dive session is designed for long-term care nurse leaders. Join us in this session to take part in educaiton focused on self-care, leadership, and supporting your team.

Assisted Living Deep Dive (8:45 - 11:45 AM)

Time: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM Speaker: One Purpose Senior Services | Various, Insurance Panel Session 1: Best Practice in On-Boardign Agency Staff and Staying Compliant Session 2: Assisted Living Hot Topics in Insurance Panel Discussion Take part in sessions dedicated to Assisted Living leaders!

Leadership Deep Dive (8:45 - 11:45 AM)

Time: 8:45 - 11:45 AM Speakers: Deb Emerson, CliftonLarsonAllen | TBD Session 1: Navigating Senior Living Nonprofits: Serve Like a Nonprofit, Perform Like a Business Session 2: Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times

1A: TBD Keynote Breakout (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

1B: Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Speaker: Caryn Humphrey, Medical Science Liaison | Medline Industries Description: In this session, attendees will: - Review why infection prevention is critical for resdients in long term care - Assess overall infection prevention and control best practices and clinical-based evidence to protect residents - Discuss strategies for infection prevention, including multi-drug resistant organisms - Examine resources to support efforts toward improving infection control for residents and staff

Opening Keynote: TBD (12:00 - 1:30 PM)

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

1C: Cybersecurity Insights and Best Practices (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

1D: Website and Online Marketing Best Practices & SEO Strategies (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Speaker: Sherri Berghoff, President/Co-Founder | One Purpose Marketing Description: TBD

2A: Exceptional Leadership in Crucial Moments (3:15 - 4:15 PM)

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

2B: An Innovative Approach to Behavioral Distrubances Related to Dementia (3:15 - 4:15 PM)

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM Speakers: Kyla Brock, Director of Operations and Jan Bays, Program Developer | Jill's House Memory Care Description: People living iwth dementia often communicate with their behaviors. Looking at those behaviors as signals of distress puts things in a whole new perspective. It opens up the opportunity of identifiying the root causes of behavior and modfying the environment for living well. This approach is a new ay of supporting people to live well with dementia. In this session, we will explore theory, share personal experiences, and offer case studies for experiential learning.

2C: Interviewing, Hiring, and Retention in Challenging Times (3:15 - 4:15 PM)

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

2D: Active Adult: Moving Upstream to Attract the Younger Consumer (3:15 - 4:15 PM)

Time: 3:15 -4:15 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

Monday, May 10

3A: Emergency Prepardness: Regulatory Insights, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned (9:15-10:15 AM)

Time: 9:15 - 10:15 AM Speaker: Shelly Maffia, Director of Regulatory Services | Proactive Medical Review Description: It is essential for Long Term Care facilities to be prepared for emergencies and understand CMS requirements a they relate to Emergency Preparedness plans. In this session, we will discuss updates from CMS and best practices in updating your Emergency Preparedness plan.

3B: Skin Care and Incontinence: From UGH to We've Got This! (9:15-10:15 AM)

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Speaker: Michelle Christiansen, VP Clinical | Medline Industries Description: It’s probably no surprise that incontinence is one of the most costly and labor-intensive issues in healthcare. What’s more, despite years of research and clinical efforts to improve it, the prevalence of incontinence remains high. Incontinence brings forth a multitude of challenges including increased risk for IAD, pressure injuries, a higher rate of falls, dignity and social interaction issues, increased caregiver workloads and increased costs. We will help you gain a better understanding of how to help you and your staff work proactively to prevent these challenges; provide great skin care to prevent skin injuries while also creating a dignified experience and improve outcomes. We will start with assessing the challenges and work our way up to implementing education. Understanding that you face extraordinary challenges every day, we want to ensure that you walk away with a plan to help keep those you care for happy, healthy and active. - Understanding the risks - Assess the challenges - Individualizing care - Improve outcomes/quality of life.

3C: Social Determinants of Employment: The Impact to Your Organizational Health (9:15-10:15 AM)

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Speakers: Peter Corless, Executive VP of Enterprise Development | OnShift Description: The subject of social determinants is a massive trend in healthcare as providers have come to understand and take steps to remedy the impact that conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age have on access to quality care. (World Health Organization) However, little has been done to apply that thinking to how similar socioeconomic determinants can impact a person’s ability to access employment. The barriers to employment that social determinants affect in attracting and retaining staff are taxing the industry’s ability to provide a mandated level of care. As much as any other factors, these social demographics that have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic determine the prevailing workplace obstacles and needs for employment. They also provide clues about where operational investments in services should be focused to correct the problems. We will examine real-world case studies, research from senior care employees, and examine COVID-19’s impact on the senior care workforce. In addition, the audience will participate interactively as we discuss how many of their associates are finding themselves having to make impossible choices between their personal responsibilities and their jobs, unable to manage the demands of both at the same time.

4A: Getting Back into the Swing: MDS and Reimbursement Update (10:30 - 11:30 AM)

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM Speaker: Deborah Lake, Senior Managing Consultant | BKD, LLP Description: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was met with unprecedented state and national waivers, delays, freezes and changes in areas of Medicare coverage, quality reporting, Payroll Based Journal reporting, Medicaid reimbursement and MDS 3.0 updates. With LTC coming back into a more normal functioning, it’s time to review where we are now. Come join us for a discussion of where we are today and how we are moving forward. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify where we stand with waivers, delays and freezes from the PHE 2. Identify changes in the MDS in place for October 1, 2021 3. Understand where Indiana is with reimbursement changes and updates 4. Identity areas affected in your facility and how to move forward

4B: TBD (10:30 - 11:30 AM)

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

4C: Supporting Staff: Mental Health and Stress Management (10:30 - 11:30 AM)

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

Town Hall & Luncheon (12:00 - 1:30 PM)

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Description: To go ALL IN, we must stay up to date on the changing landscape of Aging Services. The Town Hall Lunch is an opportunity to discuss upcoming legislation and regulations that most affect Aging Services Providers in Indiana. Plan to join your colleagues for fellowship, lunch, and a look at the issues that matter most to you!

INALA Awards Luncheon (12:00 - 1:30 PM)

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM Description: Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help recognize the achievements of INALA Members who have made positive impacts in Assisted Living. We will enjoy a meal while we celebrate award recipients for their incredible work!

*If you are not attending the conference but would like to attend the awards luncheon, individual Awards Luncheon tickets are available for purchase.

Monthly Compliance Update (1:45 - 3:45 PM)

Time: 1:45 - 3:45 PM Speaker: Becky Bartle, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Consultant | LeadingAge Indiana and HOPE Description: Don't miss out on attending this in-person installment of the Monthly Compliance Update! In this session, Becky Bartle will review the top health survey deficienceis from July 2021.

LeadingAge Indiana Annual Meeting & Breakfast (7:30 - 9:00 AM)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast (separate ticket required): 7:30 - 8:00 AM Annual Meeting: 8:00 - 9:00 AM Sponsored by Plante Moran

Assisted Living Compliance Update (1:45 - 3:45 PM)

Time: 1:45 - 3:45 PM Speaker: TBD Description: TBD

Dr. Tom Pomeranz

2021 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities.  Over the last 50 years, Tom has conducted thousands of seminars and programs throughout the United States and Canada.  His audiences praise his ability to combine information, humor, passion and storytelling into an informative whole that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.  Tom was the keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Aging in Cyprus.


He is the highly acclaimed creator of Universal Enhancement, which teaches strategies promoting community participation and supporting people to have a quality life.  Additionally, he is noted for his innovative approach to leadership and management training.


Tom has authored numerous articles in various professional publications and The Principles and Practices of Universal Enhancement.  Published by High Tide Press, this book details with humor and compassion the autocratic and clinical restraints of supporting people with developmental disabilities and the alternative “Universal Enhancement” way.  Tom has also created a seven part staff training DVD series The Principles and Practices of Building Community. Co-produced with Tierra Del Sol it covers seven critical topics that provide staff with best practice tools to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.  


Tom received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Special Education and a Doctorate in Mental Health Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington IN, followed by post-graduate work from the University of Notre Dame in the area of experimental psychology. He has held a variety of top level administrative posts in community-based service organizations and three large state-operated facilities. Tom is a Policy Fellow and Visiting Lecturer for Minot State University – North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence. Tom is a member of the Advisory Board for Medisked, a human services software company, dedicated to improve quality of life, reduce costs, increase capacity in Human Service and Home Health Care agencies.


Tom is the President and CEO of Universal LifeStiles with offices located in Indianapolis, IN.

Tuesday, May 11