J U L Y T O R C H M E E T I N G
WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 19TH -- MEETING BEGINS AT 1130 AND ADJOURNS AT 1330
WHERE: SOUTH OF THE TRINITY!
EL FENIX AT 120 EAST COLORADO 75203
CORNER OF COLORADO AND BECKLEY
214 941 4050
WHY: BUILDING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR TORCH PROVIDERS
WHAT'S IN THE NEWS FOR ASSISTED LIVING?
- UPDATES ON HB 2025 -- NEW LICENSING AGENCY IS PLAYING HARDBALL, AND SO ARE CONSUMERS AND LAW MAKERS!
U R G E N T ! ! ! ! GOT YOUR TEXAS REGISTER LETTERS DONE? SENT THEM TO JOHN?
- HOSPITALS AND REHABS ARE REACHING OUT -- GENERATING DIRECT HOSPITAL/REHAB REFERRALS
DIRECTLY TO ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES. TIME TO GO TO THOSE CORNER OFFICES AND TALK ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING WITH THEIR DISCHARGE STAFF!
- REPORTING FROM LATONDRA GUILLORY AND SANDY PETERSEN ON INFORMAL PROVIDER MEETINGS STARTING IN SOUTH DALLAS COUNTY/ELLIS COUNTY
IF YOU'RE IN SE TARRANT, SOUTH DALLAS, SW KAUFMAN, SW HENDERSON,
EAST JOHNSON, NORTH NAVARRO OR NORTH HILL COUNTY, THIS IS FOR YOU!
- PROVIDERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS -- BE THINKING ABOUT POTTER'S HOUSE HEALTH EXPO DOWN SOUTH -- WITH 15000 MEMBERS, THERE'S
BUSINESS FOR YOU AT THAT EXPO!
- LOOKING AT LOBBYING AND NEW LEGISLATION PRIORITIES
- OPTIONS FOR ALTERNATE DALLAS MEETING LOCATION(S)
- DALLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT IS STILL WORKING ON RESUMING REGULAR FIRE INSPECTIONS. THEY DO URGE, DO NOT LET YOUR CONTRACTS WITH
YOUR ALARM/DISPATCH UNITS LAPSE OR GO DORMANT. THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS OVER PROVIDERS WITH INSTALLED PROTECTION
SYSTEMS AND NO LINKS TO FIRE EMERGENCY DISPATCH. HEADS UP, GUYS! WE HAVE TO BE LINKED TO THOSE DISPATCH STATIONS AT ALL TIMES!
And More for July!
Bring a colleague. Bring a friend. Bring a former member!
JULY SPEAKER ON HIRING AND ON-BOARDING NEW STAFF
Coming in July -- meet Loe Hornbuckle of Sage Oak ALMC in north Dallas. Mr. Hornbuckle and his wife, Jordan, own multiple properties in north Dallas, and they bring a solid investor's stance to the world of licensed assisted living communities. This Dallas metro area provider will talk about staffing -- hiring, selection, training, and development. You'll want to be there for this one! Like it or not, as Providers we are: Marketing Specialists, Regulatory Trainers, and we are Talent Scouts and Staff Trainers. If we don't do the latter work tasks effectively, sending staff packing means Resident care is compromised. That's not what we are about. More and more, as providers, to stand apart from large communities, we are going to need to be more and more aligned with 'boutique operations' where staff development is THE element that builds quality care.
NEW PROVIDERS HARD AT WORK! LEND A HAND!
At least three new assisted living providers are up and running as of the past 30-45 days. Joyce Branch in Garland, along with Annick Gunn. Also, Debbie Corkin has crossed similar thresholds in Midlothian. Y'all give them a call and offer encouragement and support. Please share referrals, referral contacts, and any marketing linkages to help them. All three are working hard to get from 3 to 8 Residents. Help them get on 'Next Door!' Organize at least 3-5 open houses for each location!
RESTART ON NEW PROVIDER'S AFTER-MEETING CONSULTATIONS WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yes, John Darby will be encountering TORCH new kids on the block with starter questions and basic information needs. This will follow the regular meeting and will clear an hour to dig down on start-up fundamentals. Get your playbook ready and start taking notes.
AND, PLANS FOR AUGUST?
WE'LL BE BACK AT ABOCA'S IN AUGUST, AND WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONFER WITH A FORMER LICENSING AGENCY STAFF MEMBER. GATHER UP YOUR PROCEDURAL, METHODS, AND SURVEY QUESTIONS. YOU CAN GET THE LOW-DOWN AND LOOK AT COMING TRENDS WITH THIS NEW AGENCY!