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 Kansas Adult Care Executives

2019 KACE Convention

  • 20 Aug 2019
  • 8:45 AM
  • 23 Aug 2019
  • 12:30 PM
  • Wichita Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Rd., Wichita, KS 67207



Charge Forward  with KACE   

KACE 47th
August 20-23, 2019

 Conference Schedule 

Tuesday, August 20 Golf Tournament at Tallgrass Country Club, 2400 N. Tallgrass, Wichita, KS 

11:00 am Golf Tournament Registration & Lunch 
12:00 pm Shotgun Start 


Optional Pre-Convention Session at Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr, Wichita, KS 67207

1:00 - 2:40 pm [PRE-SESSION] Kansas Medicaid Nursing Home Reimbursement 101 -  Admin - 2.0 CEs Speakers: Dave Halferty, Myers & Stauffer and Trescia Power, KDADS 
2:50 - 4:30 pm [PRE-SESSION] Mental Health and Long-Term Care Residents - Res Care - 2.0 CEs Speaker: Belinda Vierthaler, Director of GERTI and Development 

To sign-up for the Pre-Convention Session:2019 KACE Pre-Convention Session  

7:00-10:00 pm KACE Social, Poolside


Wednesday, August 21 Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS
7:30-8:45 am Convention Registration & Refreshments 
8:45-9:00 am Convention Kick-Off & Introductions - KACE Board and Staff 

9:00-9:50 am Leadership by Inspiration: Ignite the Passion Within, Speaker: Lisa Thomson,  Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Pathway Health Services

10:00-10:50 am What Happens When Your CMS Reported Data Becomes Publicly Available? Speaker: Ted J. McDonald, McDonald Veon PA

11:00 - 11:50 am Creating a Winning Retention and Recruitment Strategy, Speaker: Lisa Thomson,Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Pathway Health Services  

12:00-1:00 pm KACE Vendor and Sponsor Luncheon 

1:00-3:00 pm KACE Vendor Show

3:00 - Vendor meeting



[NF-Nursing Facilities]
3:00-3:50 pm

Phase 3: YIKES! Where has the time gone? Phase 3

is almost here, so are you ready? -

Speaker: Linda Farrar, LicaMedMan   

4:00-4:50 pm 

The Data Dilemma: How to Use Organizational

Data to Achieve Quality Outcomes, Speaker: Lisa Thomson - 

5:00-5:50 pm 

Update on Transition of Elderly, Disabled and

Long Term Care eligibility processing from Contractor to State Survey Trends in Long Term Care, Speakers: Kim Burnam and Patty Brown, KDADS

[AL-Assisted Living] 
3:00-5:30 pm 

We Are On The KACE - Assisted Living Resident Care Based on Survey Compliance & Self-Reporting and Reviewing the Investigation Process, Speaker:

Speaker: Carol Feaker, Midwest Health and Patty Brown, KDADS 




7:00-10:00 pm Reception & KACE Board Entertainment, Poolside

Thursday, August 22 Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS

8:00-8:50 am Trauma Informed Care - Admin - 1.0 CEs Speaker: Linda Farrar, LicaMedMan

9:00-9:50 am Achieving Person-Centered Dementia Care Compliance: A Personal and Supportive Approach

Speaker: Susan D. Gilster, Ph.D, RN., President & CEO of The Gilster Group, LLC

10:00-10:30 am KACE ANNUAL MEETING 
10:30 am-Noon KACE Vendor Show 

Noon-1:30 pm KACE Recognition Luncheon ■ Vendor Prizes ■ Board Installation               


1:30-2:20 pm Multidimensional Wellness: An Introduction to Five Key Interconnected Dimensions of Wellness and Special Considerations, Speaker: Jenny Lamb, Director of Community Wellness and Resident Services Brewster Place

2:30-3:20 pm Proactive Leadership Key to QAPI

Speaker: Susan D. Gilster, Ph.D, RN., President & CEO of The Gilster Group, LLC

3:30-4:20 Neuropsych Issues in Long-Term Care Facility Residents

Speaker: Michelle Niedens, L.S.C.S.W, Director/My Alliance KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

Friday, August 23 Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS

8:00-9:40 am Wound Care Litigation: Case Reviews from an Expert Witness

Speaker: Martha Kelso, Chief Executive Office Wound Care Plus, LLC

9:50-11:10 PDPM and Payment Optimization: a Roadmap to Success

Speaker: John C. Hardned, CPA, LNHA - Director BKD

11:20 - 12:10 The Power of the Paradigm Speaker: 

Mea Austin, Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Life Coach

12:10 pm Convention Prize Drawings and Closing Remarks - KACE Board & Staff 

 Hotel Information   

Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS 67207 (316)651-0333

A block of rooms will be held until July 29, 2019. When making the reservations, identify yourself with the Kansas Adult Care Executives 2019 Annual Conference. The rate is $112 a night, here's the link to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for KACE Annual Conference 2019

  Continuing Education Credit 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: A total of 22.5 continuing education clock hours are approved for this event and the optional pre-convention session for adult care home administrators and registered operators by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (LTS# A1427). This includes 16.5 hours in the core area of Administration (3.0 of which are concurrent sessions with nursing facility or assisted living emphasis), and 6.0 hours in the core area of Resident Care. An additional 5.0 hours of Electives are available if the entire convention is attended.

Nurses will not receive elective hours. 

Link to the Pre-Convention Session: 2019 KACE Pre-Convention Session

Link to Golf: 2019 KACE Annual Golf Tournament  

To print and mail or fax in your registration: 2019 KACE Convention Flyer and Registration.pdf

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