Tuesday, August 30, 2016


CAHF & QCHF Institute & Summer Conference July 19-22, 2015

Focusing on Resident-Centered Care, this year’s CAHF and QCHF Institute and Summer Conference brings together incredible educational offerings with an outstanding faculty from around the country.  Returning to La Costa, attendees can enjoy the beauty and peace of the La Costa campus while attending educational offerings and networking with long-term care friends. Join your peers to share information and ideas at the premier educational event of 2015.


News & Updates

Hotel cut-off is June 26.  (See hotel details below.)
Institute & Conference Brochure

Read or download our
full brochure
to learn about all of the
exciting education, events
and activities!

Printable Schedule (pdf)
Printable Session Descriptions (PDF)


Schedules & Events


CAHF CEO/President's Address
James H. Gomez, CAHF CEO/President

Person-Centered Care...How Do We Get There From Here?
Keynote: Dr. Robert N. Mayer, President, Rothschild Foundation

Institute Opening Forum, Monday, July 20 at 8:00 am

See the brochure for details.

Legal Series: Bioethics Committees and Resources in the SNF
Presenter: Christine Wilson, Esq, Tyler & Wilson LLC

Strategies for Working with MCOs and Protecting Margin  
Presenters: Linda Kunz, President, DART Chart Systems and Justin Border, Rehabilitation & Managed Care, LifeHOUSE

The Future is Here - Technology & Senior Living
Presenter: Lisa Cini, Mosaic Design Studios

Designing Skilled Nursing Facilities in California  
Presenter: Greg Maedo, Founding Partner, Greg Maedo & Associates

Bundling - The Future of Medicare
Presenters: Jim Gomez, CAHF CEO/President and Nanci Wilson, Plum Healthcare

Getting and Keeping Five Star   
Presenter: John Sheridan, eHealth Data Solutions

Music & Memory  
Presenter: Dan Cohen, Founder, Music & Memory; Bonnie Jacobs, Director of Recreation & Social Services, Rockport; and Michele Nolta, Recreation Therapy

Person-Centered Care Practices to Lower Rehospitalization Rates and Reduce Antipsychotics 
Presenter: David Farrell, VP - Subacute Operations, Telecare

Resident-Centered Care & EHRs - Show Me the Money!  
Presenter: Mike Smith, American HealthTech

End of Life F309 - Death with Dignity  
Presenter: Jugy Citco Thomas, Coalition for Compassionate Care

Getting to Yes: Strategies for Honoring Resident Choice in a Risk Adverse World
Presenters: Dr. Robert N. Mayer, President; Rothschild Foundation and Christine Wilson, Esq, Tyler & Wilson and Judy Morgan, Nutricopia

Affordable Person-Centered Design - Improve Quality of Life and Your Bottom Line
Presenter: Lisa Cini, Mosaic Design Studios

Deconstructing Diversity: Emerging Issues In Long Term Care
Presenters: Tim Vincent, Manager, Capacity Building STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and Claire Enright, Riverside HC

I/O Conference: Models of Innovative Health Care...Blueprints for the Future
Presenter: Kenneth W. Lund, President/CEO Nosilla Relyt Inc

Got Change? Customer Service Tips to Grow Your Business from Good to Great
Presenter: Jean Steel, Happy People Win

Regulatory Hot Topics  
Presenter: Lisa Hall, CAHF Staff

Reimbursement Hot Topics  
Presenters:  Nancy Hayward and Jeff Sandman, CAHF Staff

Medical Decisions for Incapacitated Residents: An Update on Health & Safety Code 1418.8
Presenters: Mark Reagan, Esq, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman and Karl Steinberg, MD

Reframing the Infrastructures to Create Integrated Post-Acute Networks
Presenter: Lynne Hebert, Division Vice President, Innovative Partnerships, Kindred

These sessions have been developed for nurses, but as with all meetings, any registered CAHF member can attend.

DON Top 10 for Success
Presenter: Kelly Shuna, Pathway Health

Bundling - The Future of Medicare  
Presenters: Jim Gomez, CAHF CEO/President and Nanci Wilson, Plum Healthcare

Nurses Council Business Meeting  

Music & Memory  
Presenters: Dan Cohen, Founder, Music & Memory; Bonnie Jacobs, Director of Recreation & Social Services, Rockport; and Michele Nolta, Recreation Therapy



  Register online

   Printable Registration Forms (pdf)






Special Events

See the brochure for details.

Summer awards & Career Climb Scholarship
During Monday's Institute Awards Lunch we'll recognize our 2015 Volunteers of the Year and Distinguished Service Award recipients. We'll also recognize our 2015 Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship recipients.

Wine & hors d'oeuvres with the exhibitors
Join table top exhibitors Monday evening to see new products and old friends. Thank you to all our show participants for their support.

HPSI presents...Barbeque a la Costa
Free to all attendees! Entertainment by Laura Angelini.

Golf at The Crossings at Carlsbad
Enjoy a great golf experience with friends.

Picnic lunch & raffles
Tuesday's picnic is free to all registrants.
Hotel Information

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA

CAHF Room Rate: $209
- Single or Double

For conference reservations call (800) 854-5000.

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