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Nursing home administrators to hold 47th annual meeting

The American College of Health Care Administrators will open its 47th Annual Convocation & Exposition a week from today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. Top long-term care managers from around the country will gather to learn about top staffing, regulatory, administrative and legislative issues. Keynote speakers include Neal Petersen on Saturday and Jason Kotecki, LD, HR, AL, on Sunday. Attendees can earn up to 19.5 continuing education credits from the 41 sessions.

Direct Supply’s Klitsch receives Service Award at ALFA

Brad Klitsch, senior vice president of market development for Direct Supply, was recently honored at the Assisted Living Federation of America’s annual meeting near Dallas. Klitsch received the organization’s Service Award. “Senior living has hundreds of thousands of advocates and supporters, but Brad Klitsch is one of the biggest champions of the resident-center philosophy of senior living,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA. “Brad’s limitless energy and enthusiasm to advance excellence and advocacy for senior living is more than commendable, it is amazing. He’s earned this award and is very deserving for his support of ALFA both within Direct Supply and throughout senior living.”

Anthony Cirillo

Long-term care workers are like firefighters

In attending the recent Assisted Living Federation of America conference in Orlando, I was impressed with its Hero Awards Program. Five extraordinary senior living professionals were selected from a pool of nearly 650 nominations received by residents, family members, supervisors, and colleagues and were honored as heroes.

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