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Licensee Conference Call - Oct. 25th

The licensee conference call is tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/25 from 10:00 - 11:00am. See the alert for the link to join​.

Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) - Oct. 26th

See the October 11th provider alert from SOQ​ regarding the upcoming Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting for SB99. The first RAC meeting is on 10/26/23 from 9AM - 12PM. We are a member of the upcoming RAC, as this RAC will include future changes to OAR.

Register for our Fall Conference!


Registration is now open for our 2023 Fall Care Home Conference. Learn and connect with other providers. Also, join us in celebrating our fifth business anniversary.

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 8am-5pm

Location: 2 Mount Jefferson Terrace Lake Oswego, OR 97035 (Clubhouse)

Topics: Diabetes care, estate planning, wealth building strategies, bookkeeping and taxes, marketing your care home, self-care for the caregiver

Cost: $125 for 8 credit hours, non-credit rate is $60. Includes lunch.

Click here to register for the conference

Care Home Conference Spotlight


See last week's newsletter​ for our spotlight on conference co-founders Alyssa Elting McGuire and Adriana Gavozdea.

As a continuation of spotlighting the upcoming Care Home Conference on November 14th, this week we put the spotlight on Kim Decker, Owner of Your Senior Care Solutions. Kim will present at the conference on the topic of marketing your care home. 

What do you do, in a nutshell?
I offer referral support and graphic design that is specific to adult care homes. I work closely with providers, getting to know them so I can develop a referral marketing plan and professional brochures and business cards. I love getting to know new providers and establishing a personal connection by visiting the home, getting to know providers and caregivers. I also design websites for care homes. 

What is your why? Why do you do what you do?
There are so many wonderful care home providers who are great caregivers, but many providers can use business and referral support. I like to see businesses thrive and enjoy being a part of that process.

What are you most looking forward to about the conference?
I love connecting with past care home owner clients and meeting new care home owners. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge, expertise, and experience with care homes so they can always present themselves as a professional business owner. 

What is your favorite quote?
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

You can listen to our past podcast conversations with Kim about The Art of Marketing Your Care Home and Organizing for Success.

Care Home Conversations Podcast

After a hiatus, the Care Home Conversations Podcast is back. The next episode will be available Tuesday, Oct. 31st. 

We look forward to sharing a great conversation with Amie Clark, BSW, co-founder of and Amie talks about the benefits of using a website to market your care home by telling your story. 

Tip of the Week - MARs


Keeping the Medication Administration Records (MARs) organized is critical to both a resident's well-being and quality of life, and to your ongoing compliance. It requires consistent and detailed attention.

As you may know, medication errors are the top violations in care homes. Make sure you devote sufficient time to keep your records organized, and make sure all staff are trained on how to properly administer and document medication. Devoting adequate time to your organizational system is a must.

Individual Option EQC Course


Our Individual Option EQC Course is flexible and available at any time. We offer both EQC Essentials only and the complete course. Follow the steps below. After you attend the interest/preparation session, you will receive the link to register for the course and begin at any time:

Step #2: Register for one of our upcoming EQC preparation sessions:​​​

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

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