48th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

48th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

July 14, 2014 - July 17, 2014


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Board Meeting

July 14, 2014

Agenda & Highlights

Agenda & Highlights

We are excited to announce the theme of our 48th Annual Convention & Tradeshow:


"Changes in Latitudes ~ Changes in Attitudes"

A few highlights:

Monday, July 14th

Patrick Guzzle is the Food Protection Program Manager with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW).  Patrick holds a Bachelors Degree in Spanish and Masters Degrees in Medical Anthropology and Public Health, all from Idaho State University.

Prior to his employment with IDHW, Patrick was employed in the Environmental Health section of the Southeastern District Health Department in Pocatello, Idaho.  During his time in Pocatello, Patrick held the positions of Food Protection Program Coordinator and also Environmental Health Supervisor.  He is a registered Environmental Health Specialist and is also registered with the National Environmental Health Association as a Food Safety Trainer.  He has taught numerous food safety and sanitation courses to managers and staff members associated with all types of retail food establishments.  He is a member of the Western Association of Food and Drug Officials, the National Environmental Health Association, and the Conference for Food Protection.
You probably never thought food safety training could be so much fun!
  Patrick uses an interactive approach to food safety training.  There is no additional fee to participate in the day-long training but registration will be limited to 30 participants (on a first come, first serve basis).  Your facility must be registered to attend Convention. 

Tuesday, July 15th

Randy Morgan, Educational Humorist
Randy is sought after for his expertise in Leadership, Customer Service and Human Performance. Twenty- five years in service management, including the world-class Coeur d’Alene Resort, provide for a foundation of extraordinary personal stories filled with profound insights for life-long learning. His unique understanding of the correlation between physiology, psychology and service reveals the secrets to empowering both personal and professional performance.We liberate our own greatness “by seeing the best and removing the rest”.  The choice is ours; to stay comfortably encased in the self-imposed prisons of our own “mental marble” or to chip away the useless weight of worry. Life is full of many real burdens but the greatest loads of all are the imaginary ones we place on ourselves.   Through the revealing power of humor, Randy teaches skills to lighten the load of illusions through the spirit and creativity of play. 

Sam Stoddard
As the current executive director of a 250 bed assisted living community, he understands and lives the daily struggles of running and excelling in the senior living arena.  Sam has spoken in front of many groups from local service clubs, at the college level, to several senior living professionals, and the Virginia Assisted Living Association, sharing the principles that cause such transformation.  Sam will lead sessions on:

o    Creating A Thriving Culture which will drive your occupancy above the rest.

o    A Leader’s Vision - Your Attention Becomes Your Intention

o    The Purpose of Your Business


 Demetria (Demi) Haffenreffer, RN, MBA, has made Long-Term Care her profession since 1973, first as a Director of Nursing and for the last twenty-five years as a consultant. She is a past Director and Vice-President of the Oregon Health Care Association and has served as President of the Oregon Long-Term Nurses Association.  She has been serving as a member of the American Healthcare Association (AHCA) Quality Improvement Committee since 2003.  She has served as a Master Examiner on the Board of Examiners for the AHCA’s Quality Improvement Award, an award granted to the top performing facilities in the Nation. Demi is known as a dynamic and interesting presenter. Her thorough knowledge of the regulations combined with her extensive hands-on experience provide for practical, everyday solutions to the challenges facing the care giver and facility. She has taught workshops nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects pertinent to Long-Term and Community Based Care, has authored numerous policy and procedure manuals, and has published articles in Provider Magazine.  She has been a guest speaker for State and National healthcare organizations, and is a Trainer with the AHCA Leadership Excellence Program as well as one of the designers of that program; and the AHCA Train the Trainer program. Her depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and her communication skills have made her a sought after  resource and advocate for facilities facing regulatory disputes, as well as for expert review and testimony for attorneys facing litigation in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Demi will be presenting &/or co-present:

·         Sex in the SNF

·         Design of an Effective QAPI

·         QAPI Implementation 

 Wednesday, July 16th

Greg Patton, BSU Tennis Coach & Motivational Speaker
Boise State men's tennis has become a familiar player on the national collegiate tennis scene thanks in large part to head coach Greg Patton, who is at the helm of the Bronco men's tennis program. Coach Patton has lead his teams to the NCAA Team Championships 25 out of 33 seasons.  He has been named Conference Coach of the Year   15 seasons out of 33 years of coaching.  Players he has coached on National & in World Team Tennis include Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick.  Coach Patton has authored articles in World Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine and numerous athletic journals has spoken nationally at the US Tennis Association, US Professional Tennis Associations, as well as to Corporate and Youth Groups.  

Tony Decker - Vice President, Westcare Management Inc., Oregon
For over 17 years, Tony Decker, has served as the Vice President of Westcare Management, Inc., a health care management company located in Salem, Oregon. He has extensive experience working with the elderly and with individuals who are developmentally disabled. Under his tenure, Westcare Management became one of the largest providers of developmental disability services in the state of Idaho; with additional expansions now into Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.  In addition Mr. Decker is a former President of the Idaho Association of ICF/MR providers and published author of a leadership book entitled: Worthy of Wonder.

Dr. Robert Fletcher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the NADD. His vision and leadership have brought NADD to a position where it is recognized as the world’s leading organization in providing educational resources, conferences, trainings, consultation services, as well as accreditation and certification programs in th

For the last forty years, Dr. Fletcher has dedicated his professional career to improving the lives of individuals who have a dual diagnosis (MI/ID).  He has been involved as a clinician, program developer, policy maker, researcher and consultant. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and has written or edited 10 books addressing mental health aspects in persons with IDD, including Chief Editor of the Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disabilities (DM-ID).

He has worked in eight states, as a consultant, in developing Dual Diagnosis Task Force’s as a way to improve the lives of individuals who have IDD/MI. In recent years, Dr. Fletcher has spearheaded the NADD Accreditation and Certification Programs in an effort to raise the bar for provision of services to individuals with IDD/MI.

 Thursday, July 17th

Joan Endicott, President of Endicott Training & Consulting
As a professional speaker, author and life coach she helps individuals and organizations grow their teams, increase morale and productivity. Her audiences include all ages and venues: ranging from underprivileged children, sports teams (ie. Rose Festival Hockey Champions & BSU Bronco’s Football team / Coaches) to corporate CEO’s. Regardless of age or venue, audiences appreciate her authentic, energetic and humorous style and come away with a renewed perspective on life. Business clients consistently share “she not only helps us go to the next level professionally, but personally as well.”

Mary Tellis-Nayak
Throughout Mary’s career, she has led quality improvement programs throughout long-term care. In leading JCAHO's program for long-term care accreditation for ten years, she developed the first set of standards for dementia care units, subacute care, and long-term care pharmacies.Mary is currently the Vice President of Quality Initiatives for MyInnerView, a company dedicated to providing management intelligence for long-term care. She is currently on the editorial board of Advances in Post-Acute Care and in the past served on the Boards for Caring for the Ages and the American Medical Directors Association Foundation as well as the for the State Veterans Homes Foundation. She was on the advisory board for the Planetree Continuing Care initiative and also served on the Planetree Designation Committee for Hospitals.  She has served as a Master Examiner for the AHCA Quality Awards.  Join Mary in discussion on how to Bridge the Gap between Acute & Post-Acute Care and how to turn staff into caring caregivers.

Preliminary Agenda HERE

Sponsorships & TradeShow

Sponsorships & TradeShow

This, our third year offering “Stop By-Give Back” - a fund-raiser for IHCA Foundation which supports enhanced educational programs and increases foot-traffic to your booth!  This year we want to add to the excitement and generate more fun with:

“Margaritaville Melodies”

How will it work, you ask?  Well, we will hang a placard inside of “participating booths.”  Each placard will have a famous &/or familiar Jimmy Buffett song title.  Attendees will be asked to match the song titles to a specific booth.  Once they complete their journey around the Exhibit floor, they will be entered into the Tradeshow Raffle Drawing(s) happening every 30 minutes.

We want to take this opportunity to “THANK YOU” for participating in this program…you are important to our success!

Exhibitor Tradeshow Application HERE

Not a current Associate member of IHCA-ICAL? Join today by filling out your Associate Member Application HERE

Information for Exhibitors

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • 9:00 AM | Exhibitor Move-In

  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | “It's 5 o’clock Somewhere…” VIP Reception in the Tradeshow Hall

    • Sponsored by Hawley Troxell
      This is your opportunity to visit with the decision makers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Associate Member/Exhibitor Business Meeting

    • This is your opportunity to grab lunch and meet with IHCA-ICAL Executive Director, Robert Vande Merwe, to discussion association activities and networking opportunities with members of IHCA-ICAL.

  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | “Where’s The Party…” TRADESHOW LUNCHEON open to all attendees; complimentary lunch for everyone!

    • Attendees get NEW IDEAS, learn about new products, services, and research available all in one convenient location!

  • 1:45 PM | Exhibitor Move-out

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in getting more recognition during the Convention please review the Sponsorship Opportunities form HERE

Thanks to our great Associate, Gold and Platinum Partners we are able to pull off such great events! 

**Questions regarding Tradeshow, contact Danette Hunt, at danette@ihca-ical.org
**Questions regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, contact IHCA-ICAL Education Coordinator at EducCoordinator@ihca-ical.org



Registration Info

Registration Info

Online registration will be available the first part of May. Keep checking back for updated information.


Download the pricing document HERE



Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

The IHCA Foundation Keith Holloway Golf Classic

Monday, July 14th @ 8:00AM

Shadow Valley Golf Course
15711 Highway 55, Boise, ID

$85 / Individual
$300 / Four person team
$600 / Fours person team & a hole sponsor

Registration form HERE.

Golf flyer




48th IHCA-ICAL Annual Convention Awards Packets

IHCA-ICAL is excited to recognize and honor members of your team who consistently demonstrate professionalism, a focus on customer service, and dedication to vulnerable adults who live in nursing homes, assisted living communities and intermediate care facilities. We all know of at least one person we work with who goes above and beyond to better the lives of residents and their families. Please honor those individuals by submitting an award application in their name. Please note that nominations are only accepted from MEMBER facilities of IHCA-ICAL who are in Good Standing AND planning to register and attend the 2014 convention.


Nomination Forms:
Skilled Nursing Facility Application
Assisted Living Facility Application
Intermediate Care Facility Application
Volunteer of the Year Application
Hall of Fame-Distinguished Resident Application

The award will be presented in Boise, Idaho at the IHCA-ICAL Awards Luncheon & Board Installation on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, BSU Jordan Ballroom, 11:45am-1:30pm. Award recipients must be able to attend the awards luncheon held on July 17. Inability to attend may prompt the committee to choose another qualified candidate, unless extenuating circumstances are noted. If this is the case please contact IHCA-ICAL PRIOR to submitting your nomination.

IHCA Foundation Scholarships

The IHCAF awards scholarships every year to individuals pursuing higher education, to further their career opportunities in Idaho Care facilities.

Forms will be posted soon!

Dorothy Witmer Student Scholarship

Delta Holloway Long-Term Care Student Scholarship



Here is a list of local hotels:


Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Downtown Boise
222 South Broadway Avenue, Boise, ID 83702   (0.7 miles from BSU)
phone: 1-208-331-2700 

Smoke-free, downtown Boise hotel:

  • Heated indoor swimming pool -
  • exercise room
  • Restaurant open for breakfast and dinner only
  • Free Internet access
  • Free parking

King $ 113. Double $ 113.

Start date: 7.13.14
End date: 7.17.14

Last day to book at group rate:  6/30/14


Red Lion Downtowner Hotel Boise
1800 Fairview, Boise, ID 83702  (1.3 miles away)
Phone: 1- 208-344-7691 or 800-RED-LION 

  • Free shuttle to Boise Airport
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Exercise room
  • Restaurant - lounge - room service
  • Free Internet access
  • Includes “Roaring Start” Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Free parking
  • 10 passenger van for shuttle to BSU
Room Single Double Triple Quad
King $83. $93. $103. $113.
or Double/Double

Start date:7.14.14
End date: 7.18.14

Last day to book at group rate: 6/21/14
Book your group rate: ICAL- Idaho Health Care Association  
The group access code is ICALIHCA

...enter the actual dates of your stay.


Residence Inn Boise Downtown
1401 South Lusk Place, Boise, ID 83706  (0.5 miles from BSU)
phone: 1-208-344-1200

The entire facility is smoke-free:

  • Free shuttle to Boise Airport
  • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
  • Exercise room
  • Kitchen in every suite
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free Internet access
  • Free parking

$94-$124 USD per night

Start date: 7/13/14
End date: 7/18/14
Last day to book at group rate: 6/22/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
To book your group rate click here: IHCA - ICAL Conference 2014


SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter
424 East Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706   (1.5 miles from BSU)
phone: 1-208-342-1044

Smoke-free hotel:

  • Free shuttle to Boise Airport
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
  • Microwave and refrigerator in every suite
  • Free hot breakfast buffet
  • Free Internet access
  • Free parking

$92 USD per night

Start date: 7/13/14
End date: 7/18/14
Last day to book at group rate: 6/22/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Book your group rate: IHCA - ICAL Conference 2014


TownePlace Suites by Marriott Downtown Boise
1455 South Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83706 (0.4 miles from BSU)
phone: 1-208-429-8881
Smoke-free hotel:

  • pet friendly
  • free hot breakfast
  • free Internet access

$109. USD per night

Start date: 7.14.14
End date: 7.16.14

Last day to book at group rate:  6/14/14


Grove Hotel Boise
245 South Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702   (0.7 miles away)
Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, downtown Boise hotel:

  • Near State Capitol Building
  • Free shuttle to Boise Airport
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant - lounge - room service
  • Free Internet access
  • Parking costs $7 per night

Single/Double $ 109.
Last day to book at group rate, based upon rooms available
:  7/11/14