OHCA The Oregon Caregiver Spring Summer 2022

SPRING/SUMMER 2022 © 2022. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced or distributed electronically or mechanically, either in whole or in part, without the express written consent of the Oregon Health Care Association. The advertisers assume complete responsibility to use any or all brand names, trademarks, guarantees, and statements which appear in their advertisements. CONTENTS FEATURE 30 32 34 pg6 Embracing DEI Efforts in Long Term Care In this article, several long term care leaders in Oregon share what they’ve learned through their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and their plans to sustain the work for generations to come. 04 LETTER FROM THE CEO 06 EMBRACING DEI EFFORTS IN LONG TERM CARE 16 QUALITY DEI and Quality: How to Build Cultures of Belonging 18 LEGAL & REGULATORY Equality and Inclusion in Senior Living 20 DATA & RESEARCH Understanding Demographic Trends: Long Term Care Growing Increasingly More Diverse 22 PUBLIC POLICY Oregon Lawmakers Prioritize Long Term Care in 2022 Session 23 DEI Understanding the Results from the 2021 Oregon LGBTQ+ Adult Survey 26 SPONSORED CONTENT Tap into Staff to Refresh Resident Engagement Creating Workforce Diversity the Legal Way 30 PROFILES Representative Tawna Sanchez (D-North & Northeast Portland) Kenisha Wilson (Medication Technician, Our House of Portland) 34 2022 SPRING EXPO RECAP 36 UPCOMING EVENTS