April 12-13, 2023

Sioux Falls Convention Center

Join colleagues from across the state at the upcoming SDAHO Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference, April 12-13 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Participants can expect presenters that will engage the audience, challenge the status quo, and provide hands-on demonstrations within some of the sessions. This event is designed to create the opportunity for networking and education for all post-acute care professionals in nursing homes, assisted living, home health, and hospice. 

Hot topics include Innovative Nursing Home Models, Naloxone Use in Long-Term Care, SD Strategies to Attract the Next Generation of Workforce, Issues Around Traveling Staff, Healthcare Debriefings, and Challenging Behavior Placement, to name a few. 

Networking with colleagues will be a priority, along with prizes and fun at our exhibitor social on Wednesday, April 12. We look forward to seeing you there!

Up to 9.4 contact hours are available to nursing home administrators and social workers at this conferences.


Keynote Speakers

Donna Wright, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Creative Healthcare Management

Ms. Wright is a nurse and professional development specialist with Creative Healthcare Management in Minneapolis, MN. Donna has degrees in Nursing, Family Sociology, and Adult Education. Donna has worked with many health care organizations to help them create meaningful, effective programs that support professional development and competency assessment for all departments. She is the international lead for the renown leadership course -- Leading as Empowered Organization. This is a leadership course designed for healthcare and taught worldwide in 24 countries. She is the author of the book, The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Healthcare – which has been translated into Japanese, and is being used throughout Japan. She is also one of the co-authors of two national award winning books, Relationship-Based Care: A Model for Transforming Practice and Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures.

Dan Meers

Mascot, Motivational Speaker, Author and Family Man

Dan Meers has been KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, for more than 25 years. In 2006 he was selected as the first NFL mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Dan travels throughout the United States and the world entertaining thousands of people both in and out of costume. He has performed in over 30 states and six different countries. He is in high demand not only as a mascot but also as a humorous and motivational speaker to audiences of all ages. His enthusiasm, optimism and love for life are contagious and make Dan an inspiration to all those he meets. Be it young or old, executive or blue collar, his audiences walk away with a smile and a renewed spirit to live life to the fullest. Whether you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan or not, you’ll enjoy Dan Meers as he shares his unique wit and wisdom about life.

Conference Brochure

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Wednesday, April 12


Registration Opens

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch & Opening Keynote: Don’t Be a Half-Way Leader

1:10 – 2:00pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 101: R+A+A: The Secret Formula to Communication and Delegation
  • 102: Alzheimer Research & Treatment
  • 103: Evolving Care Spaces – Meeting Patients at Home Hospital
  • 104: Overview of Assisted Living Licensing and Additional Services

1:10 – 2:00pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 201: Dealing with Negativity
  • 202: Opioid Stewardship & Naloxone in Post-Acute Care Settings
  • 203: South Dakota’s Nursing Workforce
  • 204: Drama Free Surveys

3:10 – 4:00pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 301: More Than Bricks and Mortar: Elder-Directed Nursing Home Models
  • 302: Personal Safety
  • 303: Compassion Awareness: Reimagining Empathy (C*A*R*E) (Part 1)
  • 304: Social Work Led Advance Care Planning in ALF/SNF/LTC

4:10 – 5:00pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 401: A Team Approach to Palliative Medicine
  • 402: Surveyor Guidance Across the Continuum
  • 403: The Compassion Awareness Experience: Reimagining Empathy (C*A*R*E) (Part 2)

5:00 – 6:30pm

Social and Vendor Show


Thursday, April 13

8:00 – 8:50am | Breakout Sessions

  • 501: How to Promote Growth Towards Wisdom
  • 502: A Post-Pandemic Vision for the Future
  • 503: Processing Recent Home Health Reforms

9:00 – 9:50am | Breakout Sessions

  • 601: Contractual, Business and Cultural Issues around Traveling Staff
  • 602: The Infection Connection, Opportunities to Enhance Infection Control Education
  • 603: Community Approach to Challenging Behavior Placement
  • 604: Working in Healthcare: The Natural Impact of the Work on Ourselves, Teams & Institutions

10:00 – 10:50am | Breakout Sessions

  • 701: Growing our Own: Healthcare Workforce Strategies to Attract the Next Generation
  • 702: The Berafian Model: A Grief Processing Process
  • 703: How Can Home Care Curb Staffing and Census Challenges?
  • 704: Healthcare Provider Debriefings: A Long Term Strategy for Sustainability

11:00am – 12:00pm

Closing Keynote: Living a Life of Influence

CE’s available: There are up to 9.4 contact hours available to nursing home administrators and social workers at this conference.