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Assisted Living & Home Care Conference

Helping Providers Improve Operations and Clinical Services

When: Wednesday, July, 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota  55108
United States

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This one-of-a-kind conference, co-sponsored with LeadingAge Minnesota each year, is devoted exclusively to helping providers improve operations and clinical services in Assisted Living and home and community-based settings. More than 200 professionals in the field gather to learn the latest in clinical care, operations, regulatory updates, supervisory skills, and more. The Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is the foremost opportunity for professionals in Minnesota to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of the field and network with colleagues.


Please refer to the Program Brochure for event details




 Early Bird
on or before June 29
after June 29
 LeadingAge MN or  MHCA Member Rate  $150  $200
 Non-Member Rate  $230  $280
*Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.




Registration is limited and on a first-received basis. The registration cut-off date/cancellation deadline is July 19, 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a $25 processing fee. No-shows will be billed the full conference or workshop fee. LeadingAge Minnesota and the Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA) reserve the right to cancel the conference, individual sessions and/or substitute sessions as needed.


General Sessions

OPENING KEYNOTE: Getting Charged for Change: Thrive in Uncertainty

Scott Carbonara is passionate and skilled in engaging a company’s greatest asset: its people. He is a highly-engaging keynote speaker, trainer, author, and consultant who “brings authentic leadership to life from the boardroom to the family room.” Scott is known as “The Leadership Therapist” for his diverse professional portfolio–ranging from serving as an award-winning family crisis counselor–to executive director of communications and change management and eventually executive chief-of-staff of a multi-billion-dollar healthcare company. While there, he addressed a skyrocketing 38% attrition rate and, through digging beyond the surface, led his team in reducing it to an unprecedented 6.5%–saving his company millions of dollars. Scott’s dual background in counseling and executive leadership makes him a highly-skilled, passionate communicator and problem solver who provides direction to diverse teams ranging in size from 1 to 100,000.

Scott has received high reviews for his keynote speaking for such esteemed groups as Chicago Booth School of Business, SAS, AT&T Global, and numerous healthcare systems, and he is the author of several books and training programs including A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement (McGraw Hill, 2012). Through his humorous and practical keynotes, customized consulting, and story-driven books, he breathes life into leadership topics including employee engagement, culture, change management, communication, customer service, and happiness. Like a houseplant which grows towards the light, Scott aims to inspire people everywhere to lead by living positively and paying it forward.


PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE for Assisted Living & Home Care


Conference Breakouts

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fall Prevention in the Home Setting
  • Legal Substitute Decision-Making in Assisted Living and Home Care Settings
  • Responding to Negative Survey Outcomes
  • Supporting LGBT Older Adults with Dementia
  • 60 Ways to Improve Your Organization's Reputation, Gain Client Trust and Increase Satisfaction
  • Abuse and Neglect Prevention - Taking a Systems and Patient Safety Approach
  • Keep Your Clients/Residents Home: Preventing Hospitalizations
  • Reducing Burnout Through Self-Care

Plus, connect and learn from 19 exhibitors!

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Conference Location:

University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Phone: 612.624.3275


Driving Directions:

From I-694 take 35W south to the Cleveland Avenue exit (Note: exit to the left). Follow Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From I-35W take the Highway 36 exit and turn south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown St. Paul: Go west on I-94 to Snelling Ave. Go north on Snelling Ave. to Larpenteur Avenue. Go west (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (left) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown Minneapolis: Go east on I-94 to MN-280, exit number 236. (Note: exit to the left.) Merge onto MN-280 north. Exit at Larpenteur Ave. Take Larpenteur east (right) to Gortner (third traffic light). Turn south (right) on Gortner and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.


Public Transportation/Parking Information:

U of M CCE parking lot/directions 

Recommended lots and ramps include (Parking Fees May Apply):

  • Lot S104 − South of the conference center; follow Buford east one block to stop sign, S104 is to the right
  • Gortner Ramp − West of CECC, across Gortner

Please note which lots/ramps are recommended for your use. Any car parked in a contract lot is subject to towing and a particular ‘earthy’ odor resulting from being located downwind of the cow barns.



LeadingAge MN members: Ashley Rogers,

MHCA Members: Melissa Stenberg,

2550 University Ave. W. | Ste. 350-South
St. Paul, MN 55114-1900

PHONE 866.607.0607 | FAX 651.635.0043