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The Future of Post-Acute Care in Senior Living

Knowing how to achieve and maintain your community’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rating is paramount to the success of your organization. At Life Care Services®, An LCS Company, optimizing quality outcomes and navigating the CMS Five-Star Rating System are things we do every day. In fact, 90% of the health centers managed by Life Care Services have a 4- or 5-Star rating.

The post-acute sector is an ever changing world of regulation, reimbursement, and governmental oversight, and it is arguably the most significant part of the health care continuum for older adults. Are you taking an active role in the post-acute evolution? A strong post-acute care strategy will play the most significant role in the care delivery system in the future. Where do you start and how do you deploy a successful strategy for your community?

If you have questions or need more information, please join us November 16 for the webinar, The Future of Post-Acute Care in Senior LivingThe hour-long live event will begin at 1 p.m. CST and discuss:

  • Why a post-acute care strategy is necessary.
  • How Life Plan Communities will be favorably positioned for the changing post-acute marketplace.
  • The role of all levels of care in the post-acute sector.
  • The most important factors in establishing a post-acute strategic plan.

Blake Gillman, VP/Director Post-Acute Care Services for Life Care Services will lead the thought-provoking discussion along with Kathleen Collins Pagels,  President, KC Pagels & Associates; Bob Benson, Executive Director, Rolling Green Village; and, Susan Altman VP/Director of Clinical Services, Life Care Services.

Following the webinar, attendees will receive a deep dive whitepaper, Three Trends Driving the Future of Post-Acute Strategy in Senior Living.

Blake GillmanSusan AltmanBob BensonKathleen Collins Pagels

Blake Gillman, VP/Director Post-Acute Care Services, Life Care Services

Blake Gillman currently serves as the vice president/director of post-acute care services for Life Care Services. He began his career in long term care over 28 years ago as an administrator and has served as chief operating officer for various long term care companies. Blake was the founding member and owner of a national healthcare consulting firm, and was also the owner of a national contract rehabilitation company. Both companies specialized in providing operational consultancy and rehab services to long term care providers and CCRCs throughout the United States.

He served for a number of years as an appointed member of a health care panel to advise and consult within the U.S. Congress regarding health care initiatives in Washington D.C. Blake was president of the Arizona Health Care Association and also served as its chairman of the public policy committee and as a member of its board of directors. He is currently serving as a member of the American Health Care Association’s finance and reimbursement committee and is the chair of the sub-committee on managed care.

Susan Altman, VP/Director of Clinical Services, Life Care Services

Susan Altman RN joined Life Care Services in 2006. She has been instrumental in advancing the Health Services Division in the areas of quality initiatives, clinical excellence, and post-acute strategies.  She led the development of the Life Care Services Clinical Consultant Team and the start-up operations of six new health centers in Indiana. Susan graduated from Marion University in Indianapolis, where she continues to consult on the University’s Nursing Advisory Board.

Bob Benson, Executive Director Rolling Green Village

Bob is executive director at Rolling Green Village in Greenville, South Carolina. He began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator and has since served as an executive of record for several non-profit CCRCs. Bob’s career has spanned every aspect of healthcare and aging services as well as multiple states, including Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois. Bob holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and a Specialist Certification in Gerontology both from University of Michigan. Bob also received the AAHSA Ziegler Graduate Fellowship in Strategic and Financial Planning, studying at Harvard University, School of Business.

Kathleen Collins Pagels, President, KC Pagels & Associates

Kathleen Collins Pagels is president of KC Pagels & Associates, a consulting group providing solutions to long term care providers nationwide. Kathleen was the executive director of the Arizona Health Care Association (AHCA) from 2002 through April 2018. AHCA is the state’s largest association of licensed long term health care facilities, assisted living centers and allied health care related business and organizations.  She previously served as director of public policy for the Arizona Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Kathleen has more than 40 years’ experience in the post-acute care network, specifically the role of managed care in long term care. In addition, she has been a college instructor, a featured presenter, and a member of several state and national boards and commissions.

Click here to sign up for the webinar.