February 2018 Partner News
Congratulations to the recent graduates of the 2018 Inaugural LeadingAge DC, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Leadership Academy. Representatives from 4 of the Senior Options partners recently completed the year long program focused on collaboration, advocacy, self-reflection, work-life balance and innovation. The four individuals, and their respective projects, are listed here: 

  • Brandy Day, Williamsburg Landing, Employee Onboarding Reimagined
  • Heather Gearhart, Warm Hearth, Inc., Organizational Structure
  • Matthew Meinertzhagen, Lake Prince Woods, Community Based Emergency Management
  • Melinda Noland, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, A Leadership Mentor Program

from Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News:
"Non-skilled in-home care supports will be included as a supplemental benefit in Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS), which announced the policy change.

The move marks the first time that CMS has allowed an item or service to be eligible as a supplemental benefit that covers daily maintenance. Along with non-skilled in-home care supports, CMS will also include portable wheelchair ramps and other assistive devices and modifications when patients need them, according to an announcement. The full article is available here: CMS to Allow Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage".
Senior Options offers LeadingAge members a comprehensive Feasibility Study,   an   in-depth analysis of the home and community based services potential within and outside of their senior living communities. Senior Options will examine the referral patterns of area hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to home health and hospice agencies, and project the market penetration your organization would need in order to integrate your post acute strategy by operating a successful home health and hospice business. Contact Joan Noe at  (757) 496-1724  or email Senior Options  if you are interested in a feasibility study for your community.
Nancy King , President, Senior Options, presented "Home Care: Strategic Considerations and Challenges" at the 6th Annual BB&T Capital Markets Tax Exempt Symposium last month in Sea Island, GA BB&T Capital Markets offers investment banking and corporate banking services to nonprofit clients nationwide. The presentation handouts, which include self study questions for organizations to assess their readiness for home health and hospice, are available by request at the following link: King's BB&T Handouts
Senior Options provides advisory services and operational support to nonprofit senior living organizations wishing to serve seniors beyond the walls of their campuses. For more information about Senior Options contact Nancy Koury King, DM, President of Senior Options at 757-496-1464 or Joan Walter Noe, Account/Project Manager and Client Liaison at 757-496-1724, or visit www.senioroptions.net.

Senior Options is honored to work with:

  • Brandon Oaks at Home
  • First Choice Home Health and Hospice
  • Lake Prince Woods
  • McGregor Hospice
  • Masonic Villages Home Health and Hospice
  • Senior Independence Lynchburg
  • Senior Independence of Montana
  • Warm Hearth at Home
  • Williamsburg Landing Home Health
  • Westminster-Canterbury at Home
  • Westminster Canterbury Richmond at Home
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