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The Washington Voice – January 2022

In this issue:

  • Letter from Executive Director John Ficker
  • COVID-19 Updates & Best Resources
  • AFH Council Executive Board Election Results
  • Welcome Doris Elkins, Our New Operations & Membership Coordinator!
  • AFH Council 2022 Legislative Agenda
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: ReadyMeds Pharmacy
  • Apply Today to The Long-Term Care Foundation’s Pilot Program!
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: PCALIC
  • Aerosol Generating Procedures in the Adult Family Home
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: NOVARI
  • Have You Updated Your Home’s Profile?
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: Seattle Litigation Group, PLLC
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: Axis Pharmacy Northwest
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: Premier Nurse Delegation
  • Buy – Sell – Trade

Quarterly RCS AFH Provider Forums

The AFH Council has scheduled quarterly regional meetings for you to meet your local RCS staff. The intention behind these meetings is to improve communication and to give you the opportunity to meet your Field Manager and get your questions answered. If you have any questions, you would like submitted to RCS ahead of time, please email karen@adultfamilyhomecouncil.org

Find your region:

RCS AFH Provider Forum-Region 1 Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00-2:30pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3279471970903641613

RCS AFH Provider Forum-Region 2 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:00-2:30pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6346492586375627531

RCS AFH Provider Forum-Region 3 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 1:00-2:30pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5582749819489870861

AFH Council 2022 Legislative Agenda

The Washington State 2022 legislative session is set to convene on January 10th. Every year, the AFH Council formally sets a legislative agenda based on the input of its members, as well as reviews issues for potential legislative action.

Stay up-to-date this legislative session by visiting our Events page for upcoming webinars on legislative updates.

Board Election Results

Elections for our Executive Board of Directors closed on 12/31/2021. Thank you to all the members and staff who nominated, ran, voted, and supported this process. The results of the election are as follows:

  • Region Two delegate – Jenna Hester
  • Region Five delegate – George Kibunyi
  • At Large Delegate – Daniela Torkelson
  • At Large Delegate (Eastern WA) – Eugene Nassen

Our Executive Board helps prioritize and oversee the advocacy, education, support, and marketing efforts of the Adult Family Home Council. These are volunteer positions for three year terms. Board members dedicated many hours a year supporting our efforts. We are grateful for all of their efforts and congratulate those who will be serving to advance our mission.

COVID-19 Rate Enhancements are Extended.

The Adult Family Home Council has signed an agreement with the state of Washington. The agreement extends the COVID-19 rate enhancements scheduled to expire on 12/31/21 through March 31, 2022.  The add-ons will remain at $13.96 per day.

Additionally, the incentives for accepting residents from hospitals has also been extend.  Those incentives described in this dear provider letter, are available through 1/31/2022.  We anticipate updated dear provider letters from RCS soon. 

We are continuing to work with other long term care providers and advocates to ensure the continuation of emergency funding and supports. For more information on the Adult Family Home Council’s advocacy efforts, join us for this upcoming webinar: Webinar: 2022 Legislative Session – Adult Family Home Council

The Washington Voice – December 2021

In this issue:

  • Letter from Executive Director John Ficker
  • COVID-19 Updates & Best Resources
  • Voting is OPEN for the AFH Council Executive Board
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: FidaLab
  • Submit Your Application for The LTCF Pilot Program!
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: Elder Village Partners
  • AFH Isolation and Quarantine Facilities Needed
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: ReadyMeds Pharmacy
  • Have You Updated Your Home’s Profile
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Affiliate Business Partner Profile: LegalShield & ID Shield
  • Buy – Sell – Trade

2021 Executive Board Elections

Pursuant to the by-laws of the AFH Council, each licensed AFH that is a paid member of the AFH Council may vote for board officers. If you own multiple homes, you can vote once for each paid license number.

  • Once the ballot is completed, be sure to check that you have included your license number.
  • Ballots must be received by 5pm Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Only adult family home operators that are current members of the AFH Council are eligible to vote.
  • Each licensed home gets one vote.

Thank you for participating in the election of the AFH Council Executive Board Officers.

For more information on each candidate, view our Voter’s Guide.

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