CareNotes

Member Community Tour with Representative Lisa Reynolds

November 23, 2022
Representative Lisa Reynolds visited Avamere at Bethany, an OHCA member and residential care community in the Portland, Oregon, area on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Representative Reynolds represents House District 36 in the Oregon State Legislature, covering downtown Portland, Old Town, West Hills, South Waterfront, and Multnomah Village. OHCA’s government relations team members, Libby Batlan and... Read More
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Transgender Glossary of Terms

November 17, 2022
To facilitate respectful conversations and provide a better understanding of the various terminology used by transgender and nonbinary people, we have collated a list of basic trans terminology from GLAAD. Please note, this is not a comprehensive glossary of trans terminology. Please view the resources on this page for more information.  Transgender – An adjective... Read More
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Creative Alternatives During Holiday Supply Shortages

October 28, 2022
This is an interview conducted by Jen Burning, director of nutrition and brand and innovation, and Ethan Davidson, senior manager of culinary engagement from Incite Strategic Partners, an OHCA business partner.  Supply chain struggles mean that some traditional holiday favorites may be in short supply this year. Jen Bruning and Ethan Davidsohn from Incite Strategic... Read More
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The Role That’s in High Demand and Growing!

October 24, 2022
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. What is one of the hottest careers in the healthcare sector and senior living industry? The pandemic pushed the healthcare, senior living, and long-term care industries into the spotlight like never before, and risk managers stood out as... Read More
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Photo Highlights from the 2022 Annual Convention

September 23, 2022
More than 1,000 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 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. This is the first time we’ve held a two-day in-person event since 2019. With... Read More
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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month, also known as Latinx or Chicanx Heritage Month, takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latinx community. On September 14, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month (Spanish). Since... Read More
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Resignation Regrets Lead to Rise of “Boomerang Employees”

September 1, 2022
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. It’s an official record!  During 2021, 47.4 million American workers quit their jobs voluntarily. That shatters past numbers for any given year in this country. However, now in 2022, over 70% of those who resigned regret quitting their... Read More
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The Benefits of Dictation and Transcription Solutions for A Facility

August 5, 2022
This is a guest article by Brent Lauinger, the EVP of business development of Cascade MD, and OHCA Business Partner. As organizations come out of the pandemic, there’s no question there will be obstacles to overcome as they try to get businesses back to pre-pandemic levels. Perhaps the hardest hit industries are skilled nursing and... Read More
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Notarizing a Document 101 – Capacity

July 7, 2022
This is a guest article from Jeff Uhler, owner of Snap Notary, an OHCA business partner. In long term care settings, a document may require notarization for a family member, but what does that process look like? The main function of a notary is to be an impartial witness in a legal proceeding and to... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Nicolette Reilly

June 30, 2022
Nicolette Reilly is OHCA’s new Senior Vice President of Quality. She provides OHCA members with guidance around regulatory compliance and operational best practices and is an integral part of OHCA’s public policy, professional development, workforce enhancement, and quality service efforts. Nicolette comes to OHCA with an extensive background in long term care leadership and operations... Read More
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