Bob White, Executive Director
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40243
502.938.5102
E-Blast for Monday, July 30, 2018
Argentum Silver PAC Match up to $5,000 Approved!
KSLA is excited to announce that the Argentum Silver PAC will MATCH, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, any donations up to $5,000, received on behalf of the Kentucky Assisted Living Political Action Committee (KALPAC).

KALPAC contributions enable the support of legislators who understand the value that senior living communities (both Assisted Living communities and Personal Care homes) offer their constituents, and are willing to fight to preserve senior living as community options for the elderly.

Contributions from corporations are prohibited and this is not a solicitation. However, if your community would like to host a reception for a State Representative or Senator, KSLA can help arrange that.Contact Bob White, KSLA Executive Director, at 502.938.5102 or at KSLA@KentuckySeniorLiving.org.
A Quick Survey - Would Your Community Be Interested in CPR/AED & First Aid Training?
Are your employees trained to handle an emergency if someone in your community or on staff needs medical assistance? Do you have a training and certification program in place for basic First Aid and CPR/AED?

KSLA is evaluating options for workshop offerings for the remainder of this year and the beginning of next year. The option for CPR/AED and First Aid training wasn't on the interest survey we recently sent out, but we have an option to offer this training and certification if there is interest among our membership.

We'd like to hear from you about this potential training opportunity and have created a brief survey to gauge interest and gather information. Take the Survey Here.

We appreciate your time and feedback!
Newly Updated FAQs and Recommended Best Practices for Kentucky Assisted Living Communities
KSLA has updated its document, "Frequently Asked Questions/Answers & Recommended Best Practices for Kentucky Assisted Living Communities". Click Here to download your copy.
Important Consumer Information Message - Senate Bill 6
(from Lynn Harrelson, Senior Pharmacy Solutions)

Recently passed Senate Bill 6 went into effect as of July 14 and requires pharmacies to teach patients proper medication disposal techniques. Consumers may see signage on the doors of pharmacies or at the prescription counters. The following language is noted:

Safe Disposal of Medicines
To help reduce the chance that others may accidentally take or intentionally misuse unneeded or expired medications, you should dispose of them promptly when they are no longer needed.

Options include:

  • Medicine Take-Back Programs, also known as drug toss, and usually hosted by various community groups when the required law enforcement personnel can be on site.
  • Permanent Collection Sites may also be known as Drug Disposal Drop Off Centers, many of which are located at local police stations or health departments. Locations by county may be found Here.
  • Sequestration or Deactivation Devices are bags of special compounds to which consumers add unused and unwanted prescription drugs. When water is added, the mix creates a "goo" that makes the drugs impossible to use. Once the bag containing the medications is activated with water, it can safely be thrown in the trash and will breakdown safely.
  • Home Disposal Options Under Specific Circumstances. Certain medications require specific disposal for patient and environmental safety. For specific information, ask the pharmacist providing the medication or click Here.

Whatever method is used, remember that medications should never be flushed down the drain or toilet unless told to do so by a pharmacist or other healthcare provider.
Learn How to Thrive & Deal with Stress!
Wesley Manor, 5012 East Manslick Road, Louisville, KY, invites you to join them from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30.

Dr. Lee Baucom, therapist, life coach and author, will share several strategies for thriving, dealing with stress, finding meaning, and living a life of purpose. A copy of Dr. Baucom's book, Thrive Principles, will be provided to each participant.

There is no cost for attending the presentation but registration is required. To secure your spot, E-mail or call 502.969.3277 no later than August 17. To learn more about this presentation, download a flyer Here.
Have You Signed Up Yet?
Have you signed up to be an ambassador for Senior Living Works yet? If not, you can click the Senior Living Works logo above to learn more about this workforce development initiative and what it means to be an ambassador.
Advertising Opportunities Available to KSLA Members in its 2019 Membership Directory
In the coming weeks, E&M (publisher of KSLA's membership directory) will contact KSLA members about advertising opportunities in next year's membership directory, giving each member an opportunity to promote its business while in the guide. You can learn about the available advertising opportunities Here, or you may contact our E&M representative, Brian, by E-mail or by calling 502.214.8512 or 800.572.0011.
Have a great week!

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