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Assisted Living Association of South Dakota (ALASD)
             Newsletter August 2015 
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ALASD WEBSITE
We are so excited to say our website is up and running!!

 Please check it out!!!

You can see all the information on our up coming conference in September!!



OPEN WEBSITE HERE



DISCLOSURE
After many requests to have member's email addresses added to the news letter,
the association has decided the newsletter and all correspondence from the ALASD will go to the administrator listed on your application. 

The administrator may share this with any of their staff they feel would benefit from the information.


 




 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Chairman: Steve Vande Kop
steve@autumnwindsyankton.com  
605-665-7255

Vice Chairman: Nathan Gellhaus

nathan@angel.haus  
605-725-7777

Treasurer: Allen Svennes

asvennes@abhomes.org 
605-339-9123


Secretary: Kim Eggert
whispering@alliancecom.net 
605-772-5885

Western Region Rep: Kristen Maddux

kmaddux@regionalhealth.com  
605-722-6380

Central Region  Rep: Jo Wulf

silverthreads@goldenwest.net 
605-835-9717

Northeastern Region Rep: OPEN

Southeastern Region Rep: Brandy Fiala

brandy.fiala@edgewoodvista.com 
605-275-0074

Member at Large: Colette Broekemeier
Colette@autmnwindsyankton.com 
605-665-7255

Administravite Director: Lethia Marienau

info@alasd.org 
605-679-4606

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!
Register for conference TODAY!




 

Hi to all ALASD members


How summers seem to fly by, full of activities. School will start very soon and again we can say we tried to cram everything we could into the summer of 2015. The older I get the faster they go, probably because I don’t move as fast as I used to.

The main thing on everyone’s mind around here is the Fall Conference. And what a conference it is going to be! There have been lots of hours put into this effort to make it the best ever. We have even needed to add Wednesday evening so all important things could be included. New members need to be there as they are going to be in for many surprises. We are going to be doing a lot of networking so all will come away from the conference with a better idea of who all the individuals are that play such an important part in assisted living today in South Dakota.

I want to thank the conference committee for all of their hard work this year. A special thanks to Betty Steen who is not on the board but offered her time and ideas to add to the planning. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!

Steve Vande Kop

Chairman ALASD

 

 PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 21st!!!!!

 

CONFERENCE FORMS
 

 2015 Conference Registration

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM  HERE


CONFERNCE TENTATIVE PROGRAM
 

REMEMBER TO NOMINATE YOUR HERO

HERO AWARD NOMINATION






WEBSITE
www.alasd.org


Region Representatives

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DOWNLOAD REGION MAP



 

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Our office has received multiple contacts regarding the use of unpasteurized eggs. The question is due to Avian Flu causing interruptions with the availability of pasteurized eggs. Several facilities have inquired as to the potential of using non-pasteurized eggs for hard fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelets.

 

Unpasteurized or raw eggs are considered “potentially hazardous foods (PHF) or Time/Temperature Controlled for Safety (TCS)” food.  A primary agent of concern with unpasteurized or raw eggs is the foodborne illness, Salmonella.  The strategy that must be in place to prevent this from occurring is to cook the unpasteurized egg until all parts of the egg are completely firm and to prevent any cross-contamination to ready-to-eat foods. 

 

In the event pasteurized eggs are unavailable, the use of unpasteurized eggs is acceptable as long as the eggs are cooked appropriately. Unpasteurized eggs must be cooked until all parts of the egg are completely firm and must be eaten promptly after cooking. Unpasteurized eggs must be fully cooked so that the egg yolk is not liquid or “runny”. Unpasteurized eggs should never be eaten if raw or undercooked.

 

Pooled eggs are raw eggs that have been cracked and combined together. The facility should crack only enough eggs for immediate service in response to a resident’s requests or as an ingredient immediately before baking. Salmonella infections associated with unpasteurized eggs can be prevented by using  pasteurized shell or liquid pasteurized eggs in the preparation of foods that will not be thoroughly cooked such as but not limited to Caesar dressing, Hollandaise sauce, egg fortified beverages, ice cream, and French toast.

 

The facility shall be aware of current CDC and FDA nursing home egg handling and preparation polices and have written egg storage and preparation policies that ensure resident safely. Waivers to allow undercooked or soft cooked unpasteurized eggs for resident preference are not acceptable. Unpasteurized eggs when cooked to order in response to resident request and to be eaten promptly after cooking must be cooked until all parts of the egg are completely firm.

 

Please refer to ServSafe Essentials and the CMS Regulations in the State Operations Manual (SOM) F371 for information regarding the use of eggs.

 

Chris


 

 

Senior Living 2025: Phase One Questionnaire

Complete the survey by August 21 for a complimentary copy of the final report
 

The Assisted Living Federation of America requests your thoughts as a senior living industry expert about the issues, events and developments that will shape the senior living industry in the year 2025.

Your participation in this survey, “Senior Living 2025: Phase One Questionnaire,” is vital to the success of the first phase of this research initiative.

Please complete this survey by August 21, 2015 to receive a complimentary copy of the Senior Living 2025 final report.


Complete the survey now >>

If you have any questions or comments about the questionnaire, feel free to contact us at seniorliving2025@alfa.org. We thank you for your interest and consideration. 



 

 


 

 


 


 

 
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