OHCA The Oregon Caregiver Fall Winter 2022

The Oregon Caregiver FALL/WINTER 2022 www.ohca.com 4 When it comes to uplifting spirits, there’s no better combination than friendly animals and seniors. Nowmore than ever, making connections and embracing happy moments is a priority. For both staff and residents, animals in long term care settings can enrich lives and provide a unique kind of therapy. In this issue of Oregon Caregiver, we explore how Oregon providers are embracing animals in senior living spaces. In our feature article, we highlight long term care providers who have incorporated animals into their buildings and the many ways animals have healed and uplifted long term care residents and staff. In our quality article, Nicolette Reilly shares the medical and physiological advantages that seniors may receive from pet therapy that they may be missing from traditional medication. OHCA general counsel Eugenia Liu explains the differences between service and emotional support animals and how communities can comply with the regulations to provide accommodations relating to animals in licensed long term care settings. Libby Batlan, OHCA’s SVP of government relations, previews the 2023 Oregon Legislative session and highlights key issues that will impact our sector. The human-animal bond is an established connection, and the benefits are supported by scientific research. Walt Dawson breaks down the data. Incite Strategic Partners, OHCA’s member purchasing partner, highlights creative ways to incorporate pet therapy and animals into long term care communities. In our policymaker profile, Representative Lisa Reynolds shares how her medical background and knowledge is woven into many of her decisions and policies for Oregon. Hear from Jack Tincknell, a resident of Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community, who shares his unique connection with the animals that live onsite and how they’ve impacted his life. Review highlights from the 2022 Annual Convention in Portland and save the dates of important in-person and online events and trainings coming up next year. We also honor all our 2022 OHCA Award recipients who demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care to their residents and clients. You can read this magazine and all past editions of the Oregon Caregiver on our website, www.ohca.com.  Animal Therapy in Senior Care 11740 SW 68th Pkwy, Ste 250, Portland, OR 97223 Phone: (503) 726-5260 www.ohca.com OHCA STAFF Conner Allen • Member & Administrative Services Coordinator Libby Batlan • Senior VP of Government Relations Philip Bentley, JD • President & CEO James A. Carlson • Advisor Cheryl Durant • CRM Administrator/Accountant Melodie King, CMP • Director of Education Eugenia Liu • Senior VP & General Counsel Brenda Michael • Assistant Controller Lori Mueller • CFO Nicolette Reilly, LNHA • Senior VP Quality Services Catherine Van • Communications Specialist Rosie Ward • Senior VP of Strategy BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Kathy LeVee, Generations, LLC IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Steve Fogg, Marquis Companies, Inc. VICE CHAIR Rick Miller, Avamere Health Services TREASURER Mark Remley, Gateway/McKenzie Living NON-PROPRIETARY REPRESENTATIVE JoAnn Vance, Providence Child Center MULTI-FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE Ryan Delamarter, Prestige Care, Inc. MULTI-FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE Jonathan Allred, EmpRes Healthcare Management, LLC BUSINESS PARTNER MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE Gabriela Sanchez, Lane Powell, LLC ALF REPRESENTATIVE Mauro Hernandez, PhD, Hearth & Truss; ITA Partners, LLC INDEPENDENT NURSING FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE Kelly Odegaard, Westcare Management BUSINESS PARTNER MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE Marcy Boyd, Moss Adams, LLP AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE Andy Becker, Sapphire Health Services IN-HOME/SENIOR HOUSING REPRESENTATIVE Jonathan Mack, Home Instead Senior Care of Central Oregon RCF REPRESENTATIVE Mark Kinkade, Gateway/McKenzie Living ALF/RCF REPRESENTATIVE Lisa Maynard, The Springs Living ALF/RCF REPRESENTATIVE Charles Bloom, Latitude Healthcare Properties OC EDITORS Catherine Van • cvan@ohca.com Rosie Ward • rward@ohca.com OC PUBLISHER LLM Publications • www.llmpubs.com Advertising Sales • Ronnie Jacko (503) 445-2234 • ronnie@llmpubs.com Design & Layout • Hope Sudol Phil Bentley President and CEO Oregon Health Care Association LETTER FROM THE CEO Stay connected with OHCA! Contact Catherine Van, cvan@ohca.com, to be added to our email lists.  Improving lives by advancing quality care in Oregon since 1950