Assisted Living Forums: Regulatory Response to COVID-19
Assisted living providers and stakeholders are invited to attend Assisted Living Forums. During this time, the Bureau of Assisted Living will continue to answer questions related to COVID-19 and assisted living facilities.
To join the forum :
Join the webinar online at: https://dhswi.zoom.us/j/94166208285
Or dial: 301 715 8592, the webinar ID: 941 6620 8285
Upcoming webinar dates:
- April 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
- April 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- August 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- October 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Additional AL Forums will be scheduled as needed
Participate in the Bureau of Assisted Living (BAL) Quality Assurance/Improvement Survey
Employees of assisted living facilities are invited to participate in a Quality Assurance/Improvement Survey. Visit the BAL Quality Assurance/Improvement Survey webpage to complete the survey by April 30, 2021.
The survey is set up to collect anonymous responses. Do not provide any personally identifiable information in your responses.
The Assisted Living Forum is facilitated by the Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living (BAL) and meets bi-monthly. Stakeholders involved in assisted living gather in a collaborative spirit to discuss current issues in the regulated assisted living environment.
Entities in assisted living include community-based residential facilities (CBRF), 3-4 bed adult family homes (AFH), adult day care centers (ADCC) and residential care apartment complexes (RCAC). Stakeholders may include the Department of Health Services (DHS) regulators and program bureaus, provider associations, advocates, providers, assisted living business partners, managed care organizations (MCO) and county representatives.
Who should attend forums?
The Assisted Living Forum is intended for professionals working in the industry to share best practices and stay informed on evolving issues to best serve their customers. If you are a member of the media, you are welcome to attend; however, please refrain from asking questions during the Q&A portion of the event. If you have inquiries, please contact DHS Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum topics may include interpretation of regulations, public funding issues, best practices, quality improvement, workforce issues, statistics and trends, local and national issues and public policy. The morning session is a general meeting for all four provider groups. After a lunch break, the Forum becomes CBRF, AFH ADCC and RCAC breakout sessions.
The forum agenda will be sent out via the Assisted Living Forum listserv approximately one week prior to the scheduled forum. Exact locations will be announced on the agenda.
Submit topics to discuss
Stakeholders may submit suggestions for issues to be discussed during an Assisted Living Forum by emailing the BAL central mailbox.
We encourage you to provide an email address or telephone number on the submission form so that we may respond to any issues/questions submitted that may be more appropriately answered on an individual basis rather than as a topic for the Assisted Living Forum.
Past Assisted Living Forums
Listed below are meeting agendas and handouts from the past year and current year. Please contact the speaker to obtain materials distributed during the forum. Speakers’ contact information is available at the bottom of the agenda.