Assisted Living Forum

The Assisted Living Forum is facilitated by the Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living 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) and Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCAC). Stakeholders may include Department regulators, Department program Bureaus, provider associations, advocates, providers, assisted living business partners, Managed Care Organizations and county representatives. 

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 three provider groups and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45. There is a 45 minute break for lunch. The CBRF, RCAC and AFH breakout sessions run from 12:30 until 2:00.

Stakeholders may submit suggestions for issues to be discussed during an Assisted Living Forum by using the online Assisted Living Forum Issues Submission Survey.

We encourage you to provide an e-mail 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 AL Forum.

Meeting Dates and Location:



January 12, 2016
(Adobe Connect Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

March 8, 2016
(In-Person - Madison College)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 10, 2016
(Adobe Connect Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

July 12, 2016
(In-Person - Madison College)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
September 13, 2016
(In-Person - Madison College – location tentative)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
November 8, 2016
(Adobe Connect Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

The forum agenda will be sent out via the Assisted Living Forum ListServ approximately one week prior to the scheduled forum.

Adobe Connect Meetings:

Assisted Living Forum meetings identified as an Adobe Connect Meeting will be conducted utilizing Adobe Connect software over the internet and will not be an in-person meeting. Adobe Connect software is a web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the internet.

Refer to the Adobe Connect Meeting Technical Information document to obtain information on required software you will need in order to attend an Adobe Connect Meeting and how to test your computer prior to attending the meeting.

To Join the Meeting: Please connect to the Assisted Living Forum via Adobe Connect by 9:45 a.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure your equipment is functioning properly. Use the following link to join the Adobe Connect Meetings: "Enter as a Guest" and then enter your full name and agency/organization.

Assisted Living Forum LISTSERV:

Click here to sign up and receive e-mail reminders and other information related to the Assisted Living Forum.  Make sure you check the Assisted Living Forum box.

Assisted Living Forum Archive:

The Assisted Living Forum archive will allow you to view meeting agendas and handouts from the past year and for the current year.

Date Agenda Attachments
05/10/16 Forum Agenda (PDF, 190 KB)  
03/08/16 Forum Agenda (PDF, 210 KB) BAL State of Assisted Living – Annual Report 2015 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
01/12/16 Forum Agenda (PDF, 49 KB)

DHS Assisted Living Summit of December 17, 2015 (PDF, 816 KB)

2016 Initial Licensing Webinar Schedule (PDF, 107 KB)

12/16/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 71 KB)

Tuberculosis Screening in Assisted Living Facilities (PDF, 52 KB)

10/27/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 193 KB)

Dementia Care Training (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Supporting Older People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Course for Promoting Health (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Prescription Drug Coverage (PDF, 1.4 MB)

08/04/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 45 KB)

Balancing Right to Treatment and Care & Substitute Decision-Maker Actions (PDF, 418 KB)

05/12/15 Resolve Agenda (PDF, 112 KB)

Resolve Presentation (PDF, 368 KB)

Resolve Presentation Recording

03/31/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 127 KB)

State of Assisted Living 2014 (PDF, 6 MB)

Process to Ensure Compliance with the 2014 Medicaid and Community-based Services Setting Regulation (PDF, 93 KB)

Assisted Living Serious Violations with Enforcement - CY 2014 (PDF, 162 KB)

Falls in Assisted Living Facilities (PDF, 56 KB)

Family Care Map (PDF, 292 KB)

Encouraging Hepatitis A Vaccination for Residents and Staff in Group Homes for the Developmentally Disabled (PDF, 865 KB)

Assisted Living Forum Pharmacy Topics (PDF, 95 KB)

01/20/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 192 KB)

Assisted Living Facilities - License and Certification Continuation Process (PDF, 434 KB)

Resident Centered Care: Back to the Basics Workshop (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Last Revised: May 13, 2016