Photo Highlights from the 2024 Spring Expo

April 17, 2024
We hosted our Spring Expo at the Salem Convention Center on April 11 and 12. With more than 800 provider registrants along with our staff, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors, this was the largest spring conference event we’ve ever held! The event was a huge success, filled with great energy and valuable educational trainings. We loved... Read More
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Understanding ACA Compliance for In-Home Health Care Companies and Senior Care Facilities: A Guide to ALE Status and Penalties

October 12, 2023
This is a guest article by Aaron Williams, at Viventium, an OHCA business partner member that provides online human capital management solutions for in-home care and long term care facility customers throughout the country. For in-home health care agencies and senior care facilities, it is especially essential to stay informed about the Affordable Care Act... Read More
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How to Talk to Colleagues Affected by Violence in Israel and Gaza

October 11, 2023
In light of the tragic attack in Israel over the weekend and the ongoing violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict, your colleagues, friends, and family may be directly affected. We encourage you to check in on your Jewish and Palestinian colleagues during this difficult time. Navigating these conversations when you are not in either community is... Read More
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2023 OHCA Annual Convention Photo Highlights

September 20, 2023
More than 1,300 long term care professionals as well as sponsors and exhibitors convened at Oregon’s largest long term care event of the year, the OHCA Annual Convention & Trade Show, on September 19-20 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. This marked the most attended conference that OHCA has ever organized. Thank you for... Read More
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Top 5 IRS Red Flags for Employee Retention Credit Audit Selection

September 13, 2023
This is a guest article by Maxwell Burns, CPA, the managing director at EZ-ERC, an OHCA business partner. EZ-ERC will be exhibiting at the OHCA Annual Convention next week at booth 817. Based on EZ-ERC’s understanding, the IRS uses several methods to select Employee Retention Credit (ERC) applications for audit, and in some cases, random... Read More
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Rise In COVID-19 Cases: A Good Time to Review CDC Guidance on Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices

September 11, 2023
In recent weeks, new COVID-19 variants of interest have emerged, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise. As such, long term care providers must remain vigilant in their infection prevention measures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) still expect nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential... Read More
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OHCA 2023 Award Winners Announced

August 30, 2023
The Oregon Health Care Association is pleased to announce the 2023 OHCA Awards recipients, who have shown initiative and consistently perform above and beyond the call of duty. They demonstrate a commitment to quality care through their dedication to residents, staff, and the long term care profession. The award winners will be formally honored on... Read More
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MedBest Earns Spot on Top 10 List of Interim Service Providers 2023

August 24, 2023
MedBest Recruiting, an executive search firm exclusive to the senior living/long term care industry, is pleased to announce that their tnterim talent solutions division has been named in the Top 10 List of Interim Services Providers for 2023 by ManageHR Magazine. This annual award lists 10 companies for being at the forefront of tackling customer... Read More
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Highlights from the 2023 OHCA Food Show

August 11, 2023
We hosted our 2023 Food Show last week on August 9 at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville. With more than 40 participants, along with our staff, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors, this hands-on event was filled with great energy, valuable educational sessions, and demonstrations. We loved being able to connect and engage long term care food and... Read More
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Revised RN Delegation Process Rules Go into Effect August 1, 2023

July 31, 2023
On August 1, 2023, Board-approved revisions to Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) Chapter 851 Division 047 Standards for Registered Nursing Delegation Process will go into effect. The revised Division 047 rules were adopted by the Board on June 22, 2023, through the public hearing process. This document discusses the application of the rules and provides an overview of... Read More
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