Bob White, Executive Director
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40243
E-Blast for Monday, November 12, 2018
From DAIL - Evacuation Requirements
The Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) shared the following information with KSLA in a recent newsletter:

In 2006, the State Fire Marshal's Office issued a letter to all ALCs summarizing the following requirements for evacuation plans under the Life Safety Code. DAIL applies these requirements in conducting certification reviews. The letter stated, "Each assisted living community must keep evacuation capability documentation, which must revised with each fire drill as needed." This includes:

  1. A floor plan of the building with room numbers;
  2. An indication if the client in the room is mobile or mobile non-ambulatory;
  3. An indication if the client in the room needs to be assisted in a transfer or prompted to exit the building;
  4. The amount of time in minutes it takes the client to evacuate from their room to the exit discharge."

The letter also states that an exit time of more than 13 minutes is considered "unacceptable" under the Code.
Be on the Lookout This Week for an Email About the KSLA 2019 Conference & Exhibition - Planning is Underway!
Senior Care HR Professionals Share Their Favorite Tactics for Hiring & Engaging Employees
(OnShift Blog, Jenna Berris, October 25, 2018)
At a recent Ohio Health Care Association human resource conference, several senior living human resource pros held a round table discussion to share ideas about how to solve recruitment and retention challenges in our industry.

Members of the round table shared several tactics that are leading to their success with this challenge, including things like employee committees, team huddles, performance-based bonuses, referral incentives, and flexible scheduling. Click Here to read the full article.
Parkinson's Seminar: Delay the Disease - November 14
Join Forest Hills Commons to learn more about the #1 Parkinson's program "Delay the Disease" founded by Ohio Health. Listen to expert advice from Dan McKinzie, American Senior Communities Therapy & Wellness Coordinator.

This seminar will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at Forest Hills Commons, 9107 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 502.499.5533 to reserve your spot.
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Have a great week!

Bob White, Executive Director
Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA)