SDAHO Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference: Come Prepared to Learn, Grow & Be Inspired

This year’s South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) Post-Acute Partners in Care conference is designed to educate, enlighten, and inspire those who attend.

The event taking place in Mitchell, SD at the Highland Conference Center April 10-11, 2024, is aimed at the future of senior care in our state focusing on nursing home, home health & hospice and long-term care, however many of the sessions will benefit a variety of healthcare disciplines.


Join us for the panel discussion: Emergency Preparedness Tabletop with the South Dakota Health Care Coalition. Learn more from those in our state who focus everyone on emergency preparedness, in addition experts from across the country who will bring a fresh perspective on proactive strategic plans that could be crucial in the event of an emergency. The pre-conference session is open to anyone, including members and non-members, community members and more.

Enlighten You

A variety of sessions are designed to deliver information and resources, but several will do much more than that, including providing discussions on the future of senior care. Take part in the session titled: Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Innovations in Career Development and Workforce Planning. Looking for conversations directed toward the future of skilled nursing homes, then consider attending: The Future of Skilled Nursing and Consumer Preferences or, A Look Back and Forward at LTC Survey Trends. This year’s conference has a variety of session topics for everyone.

Be Inspired

Ready to be inspired? Learn about alternative care methods for those you serve, through the session titled: Music and the Heart: Creating Therapeutic Support Through Music and Heartbeats at this year’s conference. Recruiting staff can be tough but attendees can learn from the session titled: From Kenya to Rural Iowa… a Recruitment Success Story. Last, be ready for this year’s opening keynote speaker, Jack York who will share his presentation The Wisdom on Wheels Journey: A nationwide 5-year quest to capture the hearts and minds of the greatest generation. Be ready to be moved by Jack’s incredible stories and how we all need to take a moment and document our own stories.


Like all conferences, this year’s event has a variety of sessions that attendees will definitely learn from. Whether you are looking for more information on nursing home closures, nutrition updates, technology updates for seniors, Dementia care, navigating healthcare choices to the latest on developing a strategy, there is a variety of educational sessions to choose from.

  • How a Small Long-Term Care Facility Achieved a 95% Vaccination Rate for COVID-19
  • Stay or Go?  What Should You Do with Your SNF?
  •  Silent. Sneaky. Superpowers.  Superbugs You Need to Know.
  • From Strategy to Reality – Successful Project Designs and Developments
  • The Impact of MDS Changes on the Quality Measures and Five Star Rating System
  • The “How” of Workplace Safety for Home Health and Hospice
  • Unraveling Complex Cases – Strategies for Tackling the Toughest Resident Scenarios
  • Post-Session Insights on South Dakota Healthcare Policies and Long-Term Care Advancements
  • Navigating the Landscape:  Antipsychotics in Elderly Care
  • Depression in the Elderly & How to Engage
  • High Conflict:  Turning Conflict into Constructive Behavior (Part 1)
  • Medical Ethics and Patient Autonomy in the Home
  • Labor and Employment Law and Regulation:  2024 Outlook and Emerging Issues
  • High Conflict:  Turning Conflict into Constructive Behavior (Part 2)
  • Climb the “Tier” to Understanding the Assisted Living Rate Methodology

Registration is now open. To Learn more and to register click here.

Book your hotel room early to receive the discounted rate! Please call the hotel to take advantage of the room block rate.

  • Hampton Inn Mitchell is $119 | cutoff date is March 10 | 605-995-1575
  • Comfort Inn & Suites is $144 | cutoff date is March 26 | 605-990-2400