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 (completed)

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

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 2018 F-Tag Series

January 31st  – til December 19th

LeadingAge Washington AGE-ucation 
LeadingAge Washington’s


F-Tag Review Webinar Series – Comprehensive Review of Regulations & Interpretive Guidance for Top F-Tags.  A series of 12 webinars focusing on top-cited F-Tags in the new survey process brought to you by LeadingAge Washington and ProActive!

During this year long series, we will focus on the top deficiencies cited nationally with the new Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). Each session will concentrate on top-cited F-Tags with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. Survey procedures, such as associated Critical Element Pathways and/or Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and examined. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating performance improvement activities into the facility QAPI processes will be a focal point.  Series with details

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:

  • Identify the regulatory requirements related to the monthly F-Tag topic
  • Identify survey procedures that describe how the F-Tag topic is reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
  • Identify examples of how the F-Tag is commonly cited in the new LTCSP
  • Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with the F-Tag topic
  • Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes

       Series dates and overview   Registration

1/31 Infection Control/Antibiotic Stewardship F880, F881 (former F441) (Complete/recorded)

2/28 Food Safety F812 & F813 (Former F371) (Completed/recorded) 

3/28 Accidents/Bed Rails F689 & F700 (Former F323)

4/25 Quality of Life/Quality of Care F675, 684, 697, 698, 744 (Former F309)

5/30 Pharmacy Services F755, F761 (Former F431)

6/27 Comprehensive Care Plans F656 (Former F279)  CP Timing & Revision F657 & Professional Standards F658

7/25 Unnecessary Drugs F757- 758 (Former F329)

8/29 ADL Care for Dependent Residents F677

9/26 Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments F641 (Former F278)

10/31 Dignity and Respect of Individuality F550 (Former F241)

11/28 Treatment/Services to Prevent/ Heal Pressure Ulcers F686 (Former F314)

12/19 Bowel / Bladder Incontinence, Catheter, UTI F690 







LeadingAge Washington AGE-ucation 

Nurses Day Out: Encouraging the Heart ….Celebrating Nurses Appreciation Week! 

Location: Crowne Plaza near SeaTac   Directions

Time: 9:30 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.


Online Registration




LeadingAge Washington AGE-ucation 

      • ICD-10 Coding Clarity for Post Acute Care Training

    with Pathway Health  

Location: Cristwood, Shoreline   Directions

Time: 8:30 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.


Online Registration



June 2018


LeadingAge Washington’s 67th Annual Conference & EXPO

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



July 2018



AADNS – 3-day DNS Certification Training

Registration fees:  Include training, meals, certification test and 1 year AADNS membership and resources.

Location:  Wesley Des Moines  Directions


Online Registration

August 2018


LeadingAge Washington’s Resident Services Summit

Location: Embassy Suites, Tukwila

Details to follow

October 2018

11 Series begins…

The E Series: Culture Driven Recruitment & Retention

5 Webinars and 2 In-person Training’s

Trainer: Denise B. Scott, DRIVE, Outcomes Through Culture

Details to follow


    Marketing & Sales Professionals Summit

Time: 9:00 – 4:00

Details to follow



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