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Annual Conference

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2019 Award Recipients

Caring Hands Award

Jean Baker – Sayre Christian Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Supportive Services Award

Greg Lewis – Laurel Heights
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Nursing Excellence Award

Alison Collins-Snow – Nazareth Home Clifton
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Quality of Life Award

Karen Kraemer – Nazareth Home Clifton
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Quality of Life Award

Pamela Olds – Sayre Christian Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Spiritual Care Award

Joe Chambers – Owensboro Health Muhlenburg Community Hospital
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Caring Heart Award

Lynn Rye – Sayre Christian Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Outstanding Administrator Award

Beverly Edwards – Episcopal Church Home
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Community Living Award

Tommy Evans – Sayre Christian Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

LeadingAge Kentucky Distinguished Services Award

Masonic Memory Support Initiative – Masonic Homes Louisville
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Innovation Award

Sarah Davis – Sayre Christian Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Innovation Award

Courtney Mattingly – Home of the Innocents
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Resident Volunteer Award

Dean Alspach – Wesley Village
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Group Volunteer Award

Jessie Baxter’s Bunch – Masonic Homes Shelbyville
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

Adult Volunteer Award

Carol Powell – Wesley Manor Retirement Center
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

LeadingAge KY Scholarship

Dona Nation – Masonic Homes Shelbyville
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

 

LeadingAge KY Leadership Award

Randy Bufford – Trilogy Health Services
Pictured with Awards Chair, Jerry Hoganson

LeadingAge Kentucky
Call for 2020 Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline:  July 30, 2020

Awards Virtual Ceremony
October 16, 2020

NOTICE Any person working in a LeadingAge Kentucky member facility may make a nomination, not just administrators and managers.  Administrators will be copied on all submissions to verify their approval.  Only ONE nomination per person will be accepted, the first nomination received per person will be eligible. The LeadingAge Kentucky Annual Awards honor those who embody excellence in leadership, care and service innovation, and who are making outstanding contributions to their communities and our field. Nominees should be persons/groups who have not received an award in the past 2 years. Winners will be selected based on the information provided in the 500 word or less narrative.  Nominations over 500 words or accompanied by any additional information (ie. letters of recommendation) will be disqualified.


Caring Hands Award

This award recognizes the achievements of frontline staff and direct care employees, whose caring spirit have made significant impact upon the lives of older adults, while working for a LeadingAge Kentucky member organization.

  • Individuals who are employed as Certified Nurse Aides (Restorative, Medication aide etc.) Dietary Aide or Environmental Services Aides are eligible.
  • Nominee has made a significant and positive difference in the life of senior residents/clients.

Supportive Services Award

This award recognizes the achievements of staff whose caring spirit have made significant impact upon the lives of older adults, while working for a LeadingAge Kentucky member organization.

  • Individuals who are employed in the following areas: Environmental Services, Dietary, Medical Records, Business Office, Administrative Support, Admissions or Rehab are eligible.

Nursing Excellence Award

This award recognizes outstanding service provided by a nurse.  The nominee must possess exemplary leadership and supervisory skills, knowledge of nursing requirements for state compliance, and characteristics that promote quality of care, resident dignity, respect and independence, while meeting the residents’ needs.

  • Individuals who are employed as an RN or LPN (including MDS Coordinator and/or Director of Nursing) of organizations that are LeadingAge Kentucky members are eligible.
  • Nominee has made a significant and positive difference in the life of senior residents/clients.

Quality of Life Award

This award recognizes the achievements of staff whose caring spirit have made significant impact upon the lives of older adults, while working for a LeadingAge Kentucky member organization.

  • Individuals who are employed in Activities or Social Services are eligible.

Spiritual Care Award

This award recognizes an individual whose caring spirit has made significant impact upon the spiritual lives of older adults, while working for a LeadingAge Kentucky member organization.

  • Nominee has made a significant and positive difference in the spiritual life of residents.

Caring Heart Award

This award recognizes an individual whose caring heart has enhanced the lives of residents or staff by the exceptional quality and passion of his/her work and through acts of kindness, giving and selflessness care and support.

  • Nominee enhances the lives of residents above and beyond their scope of duty as an employee of a LeadingAge Kentucky member facility.

Outstanding Administrator Award

This award recognizes an outstanding administrator whose extraordinary efforts and exemplary leadership have made a significant impact on residents quality of life and the growth and development of the community.

  • Individuals who are employed as Nursing Home Administrators are eligible.

Governance Leadership Award

This award recognizes an individual of a governing board that demonstrates excellence in leadership or governance accountability.

  • Individuals of governing boards of LeadingAge Kentucky member organizations are eligible for this award.
  • The nominee has provided recognizable leadership worthy of State recognition.
  • The nominee advances principles of responsible stewardship, financial integrity, fund development and engages in strategic planning collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure the organization’s future success in meeting community needs.
  • The nominee’s accomplishments demonstrate a significant contribution to the well-being of persons served.

Community Living Award

This award recognizes individuals whose caring spirit has made significant impact upon the lives of older adults, while working for a LeadingAge Kentucky member organization.

  • Individuals who are employed in the following types of member communities:Assisted Living, Senior Housing, and Independent Living of organizations that are LeadingAge Kentucky members are eligible.

LeadingAge Kentucky Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes the achievements of members, non-members or institutions in making outstanding contributions toward the welfare of older persons in areas such as research, education, communication, media, philanthropy, public policy, or innovative programs.  (It is not required that the nominee be a LeadingAge Kentucky member.)

  • Nominee has spent a significant period of time meeting the needs of or serving the aging community or an organization that serves the aging.

Innovation of the Year Award

This award is presented to the LeadingAge Kentucky member who has developed a program, technique, or design that improves the quality of service or demonstrates creative problem solving that benefits residents, clients or facility.

  • Originality and creativity of the program or technique, proven benefits to residents, clients, or facility and potential for application to the needs of other organizations or facilities.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is presented to a resident or non-resident, group, or individual, volunteer of a LeadingAge Kentucky member facility that has performed significant volunteer service to clients/residents, and has demonstrated unusual commitment to preserve the dignity and well-being of the residents/clients.

  • Nominee has served the organization for a significant period of time directly or indirectly.
  • Nominee has made a difference in the life of the organization or an individual that is significant.

LeadingAge Kentucky Leadership Award

The leadership award, LeadingAge Kentucky’s highest award, is presented to a distinguished individual who has provided outstanding leadership to the Association and whose exemplary service and commitment to quality have advanced both the association and the aging-services field.

  • Individuals whose organizations are members of LeadingAge Kentucky are eligible for this award.
  • Nominee has provided imaginative leadership and exceptional services to the Association and its members.
  • Nominee has accomplished significant goals over a period of time.
  • Nominee’s cumulative achievements are notable and worthy of State recognition.

LeadingAge Kentucky Scholarship

LeadingAge Kentucky recognizes the importance an individual places on education as the foundation for success.  The scholarship supports an individual’s future career in health care and enhances their extraordinary passion for achievement.

  • Nominee must be employed for one year by a LeadingAge Kentucky member facility.  Entry application must include a recommendation by an administrator or direct supervisor (or both).  Recipient must use the scholarship award for tuition and/or books in course study pertaining to health care, management or other fields associated with health care, such as bookkeeping, social work, or recreational therapy.
  • Separate form required.  Please click here for scholarship nomination form.

 

  • Awards

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  • Nominee Information

  • Individual Submitting Nomination

  • If Administrator is being nominated, please use DON's email.
  • Award Nomination Profile

  • Below please give comments and specific examples why the nominee should be considered for this award or tell how Quality of Care has been improved by the job performance of this nominee. (500 words or less)
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.

Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2020 LeadingAge Kentucky Virtual Annual Conference
October 15-16, 2020
Virtual

The 2020 LeadingAge Kentucky Virtual Annual Conference will be held October 15-16, 2020.  Our annual conference is going virtual due to COVID-19.  We are all disappointed that we won’t be able to come together this year and reconnect in-person, but for the safety of all, especially the people served in all our member communities, this felt like the right course of action.  We cannot in any way risk the health of the people we serve by convening as a large group and possibly creating an opportunity to transmit the virus back to member communities. We also understand that COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation mean its all-hands-on-deck at the communities, with a laser-sharp focus on the welfare of your residents and teams. As such, it’s a tough decision but the right one for the time.

LeadingAge Kentucky invites you to contribute to this important event by submitting an application for presentation.

Presentation Structure:

Sessions should provide an engaging learning experience; incorporate interactive educational methods; provide take-home resources to the fullest extent possible; and demonstrate measurable outcomes and results. Submissions will be reviewed to develop a high-quality, well-balanced, and interactive education program. Submissions not selected for the 2020 Annual Meeting may be considered for future programming.

The selection committee encourages expanding the educational format beyond the traditional teacher/student PowerPoint format. All presenters are encouraged to use other learning formats to allow for a deeper and more personalized learning experience for attendees, along with practical information they can take home and implement immediately such as:

  • Case-study format
  • Small group problem-solving
  • Panels with LeadingAge Kentucky members are encouraged (maximum of 3-4 panelists)
  • Learning lounge format with speaker as facilitator with focus on topic discussion among attendees

Proposals that offer an interactive shared-learning approach and sessions that are designed to focus on best practices and creative solutions to a specific challenge are especially preferred for 2020.

Conference Theme
Our theme for 2020 is Together

TOGETHER, we celebrate older adults and their contributions to our communities.

We encourage you to weave this expansive, thought-provoking theme into your presentation submission(s).

Please submit your proposals by
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

All submissions must include:

    • Completed application form
    • Session description. This should be narrative style that concisely describes your presentation in 90 – 125 words. This information will be used during the selection process and, if selected, the conference brochure.
    • One paragraph of biographical information.  This information will be used in the selection process and, if selected, as your session introduction.
    • Realistic learning objectives.
    • Vitae and relative background information and/ or references highlighting speaker’s qualifications as they relate to the proposed session.
    • To keep registration costs affordable for its members and as a non-profit organization, LeadingAge Kentucky is unable to pay honorarium, travel, meals, lodging or per diem costs incurred by speakers, unless preapproved by association staff.  Presenters are responsible for all expenses incurred.  Each presenter will be provided with a laptop, wireless lavalier, LCD projector and screen in their session room. Speaker will also receive a complimentary one-day registration on the day of their scheduled presentation.
  • Promoting a specific company, service or product during the presentation is prohibited.

Recommended but not mandatory:

    • Speaker photo
    • Handouts for proposed session.  Handouts for selected speakers will be posted to a website where attendees will download prior to the conference.
  • Speakers selected for the conference will have a deadline of September 16 for electronic handouts and session to be video recorded.  Handouts will be posted on LeadingAge Kentucky’s website for registered attendees to download prior to conference.

CONSIDER THE AUDIENCE:

  • C-Suite Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Nursing & Resident Care Staff
  • Social Workers
  • Dietary Professionals
  • Activity Professionals
  • Environmental Service/Housekeeping
  • MDS Coordinators
  • Housing Managers
  • Board Members
  • Human Resources
  • Chaplains/Spiritual Care
  • Finance Staff
  • Development/Outreach/Fundraising

Selection Process

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of content
  • Timeliness and relevance of subject matter to service providers across the continuum of care
  • Operationally focused, providing members with immediate “take-aways”
  • Interactivity/inventiveness of the session
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of the featured speaker(s) or panel
  • Alignment with theme: Together
  • Proposals that appear to be focused on selling a product or service will be rejected

All persons submitting proposals will be notified on or about August 13, 2020 of the status of their proposal.  LeadingAge Kentucky reserves the right to request that presenters modify a proposal before a final decision is made.

Criteria

  • Originality/Uniqueness
  • Innovation
  • Practical Applicability
  • Presenter Qualifications
  • Well Defined Focus
  • Interactive Style
  • Relevance to the Profession
  • Timeliness of Subject
  • Overall Quality

Sessions will be 1 hour in length (due to conference going virtual)

The following list of topic suggestions that intend to cultivate and nourish an environment of continuous quality improvement, openness and leadership among service providers:

  • Caregiver Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Services and/or Workforce Excellence
  • Regulatory/Quality
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Best Practices
  • Hot Topics
  • Infection Control

Please click here to view the Speaker Agreement.

LeadingAge KY Scholarship Nomination

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2020

Guidelines:

LeadingAge Kentucky each year awards one (1) $2,000.00 Scholarship. All applicants must complete the application form and the form must be submitted to the LeadingAge Kentucky office and must be accompanied by a recommendation by the facility administrator or the applicant’s direct supervisor or both. The winner will be announced at LeadingAge Kentucky’s Virtual Annual Conference, October 16, 2020.

Criteria:

  • Nominee must be employed for one year by a LeadingAge Kentucky member
  • Entry application must include a recommendation by an administrator or direct supervisor (or both)
  • Recipient must use the scholarship award for tuition and/or books in classes pertaining to health care, management or other fields associated with health care  such as bookkeeping, social work, or recreational therapy.

Type of School:  Kentucky College or University
Term of Scholarship: One (1) year
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000.00

 

Attendee Feedback Survey

 

Virtual Conference Survey

  • EDUCATION SESSIONS

  • TRADE SHOW

  • (select all that apply)
  • OVERALL EXPERIENCE & LOOKING AHEAD

    Rate the quality of the following aspects of the conference
  • (select all that apply)
  • NOTE: LeadingAge Kentucky may share your testimonial at future events, within marketing materials, etc.

Virtual Trade Show Asset Collection Form

  • Company Information

  • Booth Information

  • Logo should have a 3” x 1” aspect ratio, 240x80 pixels or larger, png or jpg format with transparent background.
  • A YouTube or Vimeo video URL mp4 as an introductory video to your virtual exhibit. Videos should be submitted via URL in either YouTube or Vimeo format (using private link to upload/link your video - see instructions on how to do that here: https://strangershow.com/how-to-upload-private-video-on-youtube/.


  • Resources

    Resources are the collateral/assets you’d like to share with your visitors at your virtual exhibit. They can be in the following formats and are limited to 120MB in size: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, txt, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, pps. Partner & Supporter may have up to 5 Resources. All other members and non-members may only have up to 3 resources.
  • (Partner & Supporter Member Only)
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  • Social Media

    Partner & Supporter Members ONLY

2020 Virtual Trade Show Registration

2020 LeadingAge Kentucky Annual Conference
October 15-16, 2020
VIRTUAL

The LeadingAge Kentucky Annual Conference will be Virtual October 15-16, 2020 this year due to COVID-19.  The trade show will be on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2020.

Please click here to view the advertising and sponsorship opportunities, along with samples and pricing of the booths.

We look forward to your participation in the 2020 LeadingAge Kentucky Annual Conference.  To register for exhibit space, please complete the form below.

 

Exhibit Schedule (Tentative)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 pm    Exhibits OPEN

Friday, October 16, 2020

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Exhibits OPEN

 

Booth Cost:

LeadingAge KY Partner, Supporter & Friend Members*:………………*Included in membership
Contributor Members…………………………………………………………………..$765.00 (with $750 membership)
Non-Members:……………………………………………………………………………..$1,125.00

* LeadingAge Kentucky Partner, Supporter & Friend Membership dues include one booth space.  Click here for more pricing information.

All Booth spaces must be paid in full by October 1, 2020.

Cancellation Policy:

No cancellation request will be acknowledged until written notice has been received by LeadingAge Kentucky. Cancellations prior to September 23 will be entitled to a 50% refund.  Due to time and management it takes to create the virtual booths, No refunds will be issued after September 23, 2020.

 

Please click here to go to the Asset Collection Form.  This is where you will upload the assets that will be in your virtual booth.

 

If you have any questions regarding the trade show or form below, please contact Rhonda Hoyer via email or 502-992-4380.