53rd Annual IHCA Convention & Tradeshow


Facilities Register HERE!

ANY and all CHANGES/ADDITIONS/DELETIONS to your Convention registration must be in writing – please e-mail to: monica@idhca.org


  • Agenda

    Schedule-at-a-Glance – HERE!  7.3.19

    Convention Program Detail – FINAL  7.3.19

    Please note:  Membership Meeting is Tuesday, July 9th 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

    IMPORTANT vote on change to Bylaws.  See proposed changes:

    Bylaws HERE! & Constitution HERE!

    Please plan on attending the annual membership meeting. It will be held the first day of convention this year.  We will discuss important issues including:

    • Changing bylaws to include Home Health, Hospice and Home Care in our membership.
    • Electing new 2019/2020 board members.
    • Discussing important issues related to our profession.

    Thank you!!


    Convention pricing – revised 9.18.18

    Pre-Registration CLOSES Midnight Sunday, June 30th!

    Consider an Awards Lunch Table Sponsorship! Includes tickets for (8) for $500.

    Keynote speaker:  Laurie Guest, CSP

    She is well known for her imaginative ideas and entertaining style. Twenty four years of experience in the healthcare industry and years as a business owner, give Laurie unique insights into the challenges facing businesses and the impact of an apathetic staff. She expounds on the lessons she’s learned along the way to help others in their professional and personal lives, overcoming obstacles and increasing positive outlooks and productivity.

    Her uniquely themed presentations are tailor-made to leave a lasting impression. Laurie has an infectious energy that draws in the audience, bringing her humor with a mission to create a relevant and memorable experience.

    Coming to Convention:

    Through a grant from the Idaho Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program, running concurrent to the 2019 Convention, will be a 3-day Infection Preventionist Certification TrainingMUST attend ALL 3 days.  Only open to those pre-registered.

    The Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program …Nipping Infection in the Bud aka NIPP © is a packed 16 hour training program to prepare the professional to meet the intent of the CMS guidance for the skilled nursing facility (facility) designated Infection Preventionist.   At the conclusion of this training the participants will be able to design an effective infection control and prevention program.

    Participants will receive training materials that will include an infection control manual.  This program is interactive and will include exercises to enhance the learner’s comprehension of the subject matter taught.  Participants will need to bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE).  This would include gowns, gloves, and disposable masks.

    Upon completion, if desired, a 100 question examination will be emailed to participants.  A minimum score to pass is 80. Directions for the test are completed on site and graded at the RB Health Partners, Inc. office. Certificates will be emailed unless other arrangements are made.

    This course will be taught by:  A.C. Burke, MA, CIC, Vice President of Healthcare Quality, NIPP Program Manager.  A.C. Burke, RB Health Partners Infection Prevention Advisor comes to us from the Florida Department of Health (DOH) where she served as the Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program Manager.

    Boise Centre WEST – MAP



  • Tradeshow & Sponsorships

    Tradeshow Date:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019


    Boise Centre
    850 W. Front Street
    Boise ID 83702


    Wednesday, July 10th

    > 11:45 am – 1:15 pm:  Tradeshow for decision-makers

    > 1:15 pm –  1:45 pm:  General Tradeshow open to all

    Exhibitor Fees:

    * Associate Member, $700 if received by 6/14/19
    * Non-Member, $1300 if received by 6/14/19


    Exhibitor FAQs CLICK HERE

    Exhibit materials may be shipped to:

    Boise Centre ~ 250 S. 9th Street ~ Boise, ID 83702

    addressed to yourself no more than 72 hours prior.

    *IHCA will not be responsible for tracking or finding your deliveries. The link on the Boise Centre website with shipping instructions is located here: https://boisecentre.com/exhibit/shipping-and-receiving/

    Tradeshow Questions: Monica Perry-Tradeshow Coordinator, monica@idhca.org


    Sponsorship Questions: Monica Perry, Education Coordinator, monica@idhca.org


  • Parking

    Parking for the Boise Centre is available at primary parking facilities through an agreement with the Downtown Public Parking System. IHCA does NOT validate/pay any parking fees.

    PARKING RATES (subject to change):

    Hourly $ 3.00
    All Day $15.00


    Corner of 9th and Front Streets
    Entrance on Ninth Street
    HOURS: 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM DAILY


    770 W. Main Street
    Entrances on Main and Idaho
    Monday – Friday 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
    Saturday 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
    Sunday Closed

    230 S. 10th Street
    Entrance on S. 10th Street
    HOURS: Open 24 hours / 7 days a week

  • 2019 Handouts

    – IF the speaker provided handouts, they are posted and appear in blue.  Please click on the title of the program to open the pdf file & print.


    GUEST- Managing the Red Carpet
    DESAI – Mindfulness Training to Improve Care Quality & Quality of Life
    SCHWARTZ – Improving Quality Using Data Solutions
    > 42 CFR 483.85
    > CMS Nursing Home Toolkit
    > Compliance Ethics for SNFs ppt
    > HHS Comentary to Rule 81 FR 68812
    > OIG Compliance Program Guidance 65 FR 14289


    BOWMAN – Build Relationships, Retain Team Members
    BOWMAN – Overcoming Resistance to Change
    BOWMAN – SOFTEN the Assessment Process
    BOWMAN – Be Your Own Surveyor
    BOWMAN – From Activity Programming to Engaging Residents with Real Life
    FARLEY-ZOUCHA: The Costs of Malnutrition & Dehydration
    HUNT – Pharmacogenetics ppt
    LINDSEY – Understanding Your Why
    LINDSEY – Write Your Why handout
    NATHAN – Resident Council
    STOLTZ – Why You Got a “G”


    COLBY – Creating a Happy Workplace
    > Workplace Violence v Resident Rights
    > OSHA Preventing Workplace Violence
    > Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence
    Appendix J
    Appendix Q
    Exhibit 355
    IJ Scenarios
    Top 10 ICF Citations
    Appendix Q Revised 6-14-10

  • Hotels

    NOTE: Group Sales Agreements with local hotels are limited due to high-profile events occurring around the time of our Convention. Make your hotel room reservations as soon as possible.

    Individuals making reservations are responsible to know cancellation & other policies of the hotel where they choose to stay.

    SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter

    424 East ParkCenter Blvd
    Boise, ID 83706

    • The entire hotel is non-smoking
    • Contemporary-inspired suites featuring separate spaces to work, relax and dream. With spacious desks, free Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators, microwaves and luxurious bedding.
    • Complimentary airport shuttle on request: Shuttle Phone: +1 208 342-1044
    • Complimentary on-site parking
    • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
    • Fitness Center
    • On-site bike rentals
    • Pet-friendly ($10/night fee)

    Start date: 7/7/19
    End date: 7/12/19
    Last day to book: 6/17/19

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter for 114.00 USD per night

    Book your group rate for IHCA Conference 2019

    Residence Inn Boise Downtown/University

    1401 South Lusk Place
    Boise, ID 83706-2863

    • The entire hotel is non-smoking
    • Complimentary airport shuttle on request: Shuttle Phone: +1 208 344 1200
    • Complimentary on-site parking
    • Free wireless High Speed Internet
    • Free breakfast buffet

    Start date: 7/7/19
    End date: 7/12/19
    Last day to book: 6/17/19

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • Residence Inn Boise Downtown/University for 124.00 USD – 165.00 USD per night

    Book your group rate for IHCA Conference 2019

    Hyatt Place Boise Downtown

    1024 West Bannock Street
    Boise, Idaho, USA, 83702

    • This is a non-smoking hotel
    • 150 guestrooms and suites featuring a Cozy Corner with sofa-sleeper
    • Parking is first come, first served basis at $12./night for registered guests
    • Free Wi-Fi internet
    • Free breakfast for Hyatt members
    • Mini-fridge
    • 24/7 Gym
    • 24/7 e-room business center

    Start date: 7/7/19
    End date: 7/12/19
    Last day to book: 6/24/19

    • Hyatt Place for 159.00 USD Single or Double: Kings/Double Queens / night
    • Additional $10. Per person for Triple or Quad occupancy.

    Hotel 43

    981 W. Grove Street
    Boise, ID 83702

    • 100% Smoke-free facility
    • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
    • Covered garage parking $15 nightly, includes complimentary upgrade to valet service
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Free Daily Newspaper
    • 24 hour fitness room
    • Arts Passport – free admission to Boise Art Museum

    Courtesy Rate offered, rooms subject to availability … no rooms held.

    • Standard Single/Double Courtesy Rate 139.00 USD (standard rate 249.00)
    • PURE Single/Double Courtesy Rate 159.00 USD (standard rate $269)

    Guests can call the hotel directly at 208-342-4622 and identify yourself as members of Idaho Health Care Association.

    The Grove Hotel

    245 S Capitol Blvd
    Boise, ID 83702

    • 100% Smoke-free facility
    • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
    • In-room Starbucks® coffee & Bigelow® teas
    • Parking located below and adjacent to the Hotel are owned by the city of Boise. Cost is not included in the cost of the hotel room.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Start date: 7/7/19
    End date: 7/12/19
    Last day to book: 6/17/19

    • Deluxe Rooms: Single/Double Rate 159.00 USD
    • Each person beyond double occupancy is $15./night

    Guests can call the hotel directly at 208-489-2222 or 888-961-5000 or click HERE and identify yourself as members of Idaho Health Care Association.

  • Awards

    The Idaho Health Care Association Foundation (IHCAF) earned 501(c)(3) nonprofit status as recognized by the IRS in June, 2008.
    Mission: The Idaho Health Care Association Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals aspiring to work or currently working in Idaho care facilities.

    One of the priority objectives includes:
    Promote careers in long term care by awarding scholarships to those seeking employment in Assisted Living, Intermediate Care Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

    2019 Scholarship Application (only one application needed):

    Award Delta Holloway Scholarship (up to $1,500)
    Award Dorothy Witmer Scholarship (up to $1,500)
    Award Sheri Rogers Scholarship (up to $1,500)

    IHCA Award Winners – hold drawing among Employee of the Year winners to select the recipient of $500 cash award

  • Golf Classic

    The Idaho Health Care Association Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals aspiring to work or are currently working in Idaho care facilities.

    This is a day of fun and recognition of one of Idaho’s leaders in the Health Care industry, Keith Holloway.  Come help us raise funds to move the Foundation mission forward.  Call the IHCA Office for more information (208-343-9735).   Hope to see you there!

    2019 KEITH HOLLOWAY GOLF CLASSIC @ Eagle Hills Golf Course

    Pricing (fees include: Full Round of Golf, Motorized Cart, and Lunch):

        • $92.00 Individuals
        • $350.00 Foursome
        • $650.00 Foursome + Hole Sponsorship

    Not a Golfer? Become a Sponsor!

    Single-hole sponsor: $300

    Hole sponsors are provided a professional sign at their hole and are also given the option to set up a display at their hole. This is a great chance to network with golfers between drives.


  • Board Meeting

    DATE: Monday, July 8, 2019
    TIME: 4 pm – 6pm   (Dinner 6 – 7 pm)
    PLACE: IHCA Training Center