Our Affiliates

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging

Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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Calendar of Events


 Online learning leading-u in AGE-ucation


The Relias training program provides a complete curriculum of in-service and regulatory courses required by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), as well as important resident care topics that specifically address the needs of our providers and their employees.      MORE

6 part series begins October 12th


LeadingAge Washington AGE-ucation /  NEW 6 – Part Webinar Series 

Hot Topics in Dementia 

Back by popular demand! Join us for a series of six webinars on:  Diversity and Dementia Care

Six webinars that address how to provide care that recognizes, values, and is responsive to diversity – in culture, sexual orientation, family support, and more – among people with dementia. You will learn about key factors to consider in meeting the needs of older adults with dementia – who are not just increasing a number but also in diversity. Taught by Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, this webinar series promises to empower you with the knowledge to achieve person-centered dementia care that effectively responds to under-addressed aspects of diversity in those you serve.


October 12          When It’s Not Alzheimer’s Disease: How Other Dementia’s Impact Care (completed)

November 9        Exploring the Impact of Cultural Perspectives on Dementia Care (completed)

January 11           Does Ethnicity Make a Difference in Behavioral Expression? (completed)

February 8           Meeting the Dementia Care Needs of the LGBT Community

March 8                Spouse, Adult Child, or Other: Caregiver Relationship Makes a Difference

April 12                Don’t Forget About the Impact of Your Residents’ Spiritual Traditions on Care

Presenter: Cordula Dick‐Muehlke, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in working with older adults. She is currently the Director of Education at the University of California Irvine, Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders (UCI‐MIND).

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour presentation; 30 minutes open discussion)
CEUs: 1 DSHS Credit, per webinar

February – December 2017 special training

February 15 – til December 6th

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13 Part Webinar Series began February 15th 

Driving 5-Star & Requirements of Participation (RoP) Through a QAPI Approach

Nursing Homes: Administrators; Director of Nursing; Director of Social Services; Director of Activities; Director of Rehabilitation Services; Staff Development and Social Worker Professionals. (staff involved with quality improvement or the new nursing home rule)

“Driving 5-Star & RoP Implementation through a QAPI approach” focuses on guiding 5-Star performance and helping communities understand the components of the 5-star rating system through application of QAPI principles, while incorporating the new RoPs relevant to each topic. We begin the series with a 2-Part session focused on a review of the Phase 2 requirements, and provide guidance on actions required to achieve compliance in these areas. Series topics were devised from a survey on SNF provider interests distributed across multiple states.

Registration Pkt       Series Descriptions   Summary below….

2/15/17 – 1.5 ǀ Final Rule: Integrating Phase 2 New Requirements of Participation (RoP) into Practice (Part 1)

2/22/17 – 1.5 ǀ   Final Rule: Integrating Phase 2 New RoP into Practice  (Part 2)

3/15/17 – 1.5  ǀ  SNF QAPI Fundamentals

3/30/17 – 1.25 ǀ  Health Inspections: Analyzing 5-Star Data and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve 5-Star Survey Results

4/26/17 – 1.25 ǀ  Staffing: Analyzing 5-Star Data and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Staffing Ratings/Retention

5/31/17 – 1.25  ǀ Pain: Analyzing 5-Star Pain Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Pain Quality Measure

6/21/17 – 1.25  ǀ  Pressure Ulcers: Analyzing 5-Star Pressure Ulcer Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Pressure Ulcer Quality Measures

7/26/17 – 1.5  ǀ   Fall & Restraint Reduction: Analyzing 5-Star Falls with Major Injury & Physical Restraint Quality Measures — Applying QAPI Principles to Reduce Falls, Physical Restraint Use, and Improve Fall with Major Injury Quality Measures  

8/9/17 – 1.25 ǀ  Antipsychotics: Analyzing 5-Star Antipsychotic Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Antipsychotic Quality Measures

9/20/17 – 1.25  ǀ  RoP Infection Control Program Updates and Urinary Tract Infections — Catheter Use: Analyzing 5-Star UTI and Catheter Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve UTI and Catheter Quality Measures

10/18/17 – 1.25  ǀ  Increase in ADL Help, Ability to Move Independently Worsened, & Improvement in Function: Analyzing 5-Star Functional Mobility Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Functional Mobility Quality Measures

11/8/17 – 1.25  ǀ  Discharge to Community, Hospital Readmissions, and Emergency Room Visits: Analyzing 5-Star Quality Measures & Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Quality Measure Performance & Ensure Compliance with RoP Discharge Planning Requirements

12/6/17 – 1.25  ǀ  Abuse Prevention & Reporting







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Mid-Level Leadership Summit – Creating Drama Free Teams That Get Results

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, SeaTac Airport  Directions

Time: 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Details beloww!

Paper Registration   OR  Online Registration





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Culinary Professionals Workshop 

Location: South Seattle College  Directions

Time: 9:00 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

Details coming soon! 

Paper Registration   OR  Online Registration





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Nurses Day Out – Celebrating Nurses Appreciation Week! 

Location: TBD    Directions

Time: 9:00 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

Details coming soon! 

Paper Registration   OR  Online Registration


June 2018



2018 Conference

LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference and EXPO

Location: Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane   333 W Spokane Falls Blvd  *  800.918.9344


Diamond Sponsors

  • Sodexo
  • Consonus
  • Morrison
  • Ziegler