55th Annual IHCA Convention & Tradeshow

Due to our limited capacity:  Credit card payment will be required at the end of the registration process.

ANY and all CHANGES/ADDITIONS/DELETIONS to your Convention registration must be in writing – registration fee in effect at the time of the change will be assessed…please e-mail to: monica@idhca.org


  • Agenda

    Schedule-at-a-Glance – Revised 7.8.21  HERE

    Detailed Agenda –  HERE

    THANK YOU to our 2021 Convention Co-sponsors: 

    Canyon Home Care & Hospice, Red Rock Medical Supply & Red Rock Pharmacy

    As a “high-risk” industry, we have chosen to implement COVID protocols that are not necessarily required by the venue or the City of Boise, but we feel are necessary to protect our members and the residents they care for. We ask for your support. ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED to allow for physical distancing in ALL meeting rooms.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  When registering, you will be required to select each day & ONLY ONE track you will attend.  Each track/meeting room has a limited capacity.  Once capacity is reached, no more registrations will be accepted for that track.

    In an effort to keep everyone safe, we ask you stay in your registered track/meeting room and at your same seat for the entire day.

    No food or beverages will be provided and no outside food & beverages are permitted to be brought in. You MAY bring a refillable water bottle…water bottle fill stations are open.

    No breaks (except lunch) will be scheduled, in an effort to reduce large groups congregating in the restrooms and lobby area.

    Masks will be required and while health crisis situations can vary, we have basic guidelines we will require:

    • Prior to entering Boise Centre, everyone will be screened for temperatures utilizing thermal cameras. Anyone displaying a temperature at or above 100.3 F will be taken to a private area for a secondary screening. Persons confirmed to have a temperature at or above 100.3 F will not be permitted to enter Boise Centre.

    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible and sanitation stations are placed throughout the venue.

    When and where possible, access shall be designated as either entrance or exit only to limit pedestrian cross traffic and encourage physical distancing.


    July 13th Keynote speaker:  Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP

    Workforce thought leader, author, and powerful female keynote speaker Cara Silletto, MBA, shifts manager mindsets so they can better lead and retain today’s new workforce. Her award-winning, engaging approach makes managers more effective in their roles!

    July 15th Ethics in Senior Living speaker: Dr. Michael Gillette

    Dr. Michael Gillette is an ethics expert who has presented numerous keynotes and workshops nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Additionally, he contracts with dozens of healthcare organizations and other agencies to provide ethics case consultations and policy work. His energetic and interactive style engages his audiences and helps them think critically about ethical decisions in their work and beyond.

    Boise Centre WEST – MAP

  • Fees

    IHCA Members:

    Day 1 – $99    after June 30th – $139
    Day 2 – $99    after June 30th – $139
    Day 3 – $49    after June 30th – $  69


    Day 1 – $ 179  after June 30th – $219
    Day 2 – $ 179  after June 30th – $219
    Day 3 – $   79  after June 30th – $  99

    Cancellation Policy

    We understand that circumstances arise to prevent you from attending the convention after you have registered. IHCA works to ensure that all registrations are processed in a timely and efficient manner, and we are eager to work with you in the event you have to cancel.
    Therefore, if you cancel before June 30th, we will gladly refund your registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. We are unable to offer any refund after June 30th, for cancelled registrations. We encourage you to find someone from your facility/organization to take your place if at all possible but be sure to notify us of the request to substitute.

  • Tradeshow & Sponsorships

    Tradeshow Date:  Tuesday, July 13, 2021


    Boise Centre
    850 W. Front Street
    Boise ID 83702


    > 11:15 am – 12:00 pm:  Tradeshow Lunch by “Special invitation-only”

    > 12:00 pm –  1:15 pm:  General Tradeshow

    2021 TRADESHOW APPLICATION – No space available

    Exhibitor FAQsHERE

    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

    Call: 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):


    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

  • 2021 Handouts

    – IF the speaker provided handouts, they will be posted 1 week prior and appear in blue.  Please click on the title of the program to open the pdf file & print.


    Leadership Track
    * Generational Story
    * Staying Power
    * Rapid-Fire Retention – none
    * Building Census Through Company Culture

    Caregiver Track
    * Your Role in the Survey Process
    * Be Your Own Hero


    SNF Track
    * Learning From the Past – no handout
    * Root Cause Analysis – “HOW TO”
    * Root Cause Analysis – “The REALITY”
    * Preparing & Presenting at a SNF IDR

    AL Track
    * Appropriate Use of 911
    * Review 2020 Rule Changes, Top 10 – no handout
    * Abuse, Neglect, Investigation & Reporting

    ICF Track
    * Spectrum  of Supported Decision-making
    * Medication Reduction Plans
    * First Responders & Individuals with Disabilities
    * Low Battery Warning

    Home Health Hospice Home Care Track
    OASIS & Case Study
    * The Survey Process – no handout
    * The Home Care “Gold Seal of Approval”

    Infection Preventionist Track
    * COVID-19 Lessons Learned
    * Infection Control Risk Assessment
    * Risk Assessment handout
    * Staff Training & Competency
    * Antibiotic Stewardship

    Nutrition Track
    * QAPI
    * Conquering Weight Loss
    * Malnutrition & Morbid Obesity and PDPM
    * Hot Topics: Culinary Garden

    Social Services Track
    * Reducing Antipsychotics
    * MDS, CAA & Care Planning
    * Psychiatric Interventions for People Living with Dementia – no handout
    * Hospice in LTC

    Activities Track
    * Great Programming
    * Facility Assessment
    * Therapeutic Horticulture Program
    * MDS, CAA & Care Planning

    * Ethics – HANDOUT

  • Hotels

    Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown
    495 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

    100% smoke-free facility
    Room type: Standard King/Queen $129/night + taxes
    Cut off date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
    All guest rooms include hot breakfast buffet, wireless high-speed internet, 24-hour business center & fitness facility, indoor Cool Pool, and airport transportation to & from Boise Air Terminal and the Hotel.
    Overnight guest parking: Guests that park in the Myrtle Street Parking Garage (attached to the hotel) will receive in/out privileges with their parking rate.

    Booking Link HERE.


    Home2 Suites by Hilton Boise Downtown
    202 South 6th Street
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    208-336-8277   Mention: Idaho Health Care Association

    100% smoke-free facility
    Room type: King Studio Suite or 2 Queen Bed Studio Suite $119/night + taxes
    Cut off date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
    All guest rooms include free hot breakfast, wireless high-speed internet, Spin2 Cycle fitness facility, indoor eco-friendly Cool Pool.
    Overnight guest parking: Guests that park in the parking garage attached to the hotel, operated by a 3rd party, will receive in/out privileges with their $15 per day parking rate.

    Booking Link HERE.


    Residence Inn by Marriott
    1401 South Lusk Place
    Boise, Idaho
    208-344-1200 Mention: “IHCA Conference”

    100% smoke-free facility
    Room type: Studio Suite $139/night + taxes
    Penthouse Suite (1 King/1 Queen) $179/night + taxes
    Cut off date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
    Overnight self-parking is currently complimentary. Complimentary breakfast daily, business center, fitness center.

    Book your group rate for IHCA Conference


    Springhill Suites Boise ParkCenter
    424 East ParkCenter Blvd,
    Boise, Idaho
    208-342-1044 Mention: “IHCA Conference”

    100% smoke-free facility
    Room type:  Double Queen Suite / King Suites     $115/night + taxes
    Cut off date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
    Overnight self-parking is currently complimentary. Airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast daily, high-speed internet, business center, kitchenettes, fitness center.  Shuttle to the Boise Centre TBD based on COVID protocols & restrictions in place at the time.

    Book your group rate for IHCA Conference

  • Golf Classic

    DATE: Monday, July 12, 2021
    TIME: 8 am
    LOCATION: Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Ln. Eagle, ID

    Entry Fees:
    • $89/Person if registered by June 11th
    • $109 late registration

    • $350/Foursome if registered by June 11th
    • $410 late registration

    Cancellations after June 11th will be considered a donation to the Foundation

    GOLF CLASSIC – Register HERE

  • Elections

    DATE: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 via Survey Monkey

    Secretary Cecilia Owsley- Guardian Angel Homes
    (All vote- only vote for one)

    Treasurer Owen Hammond- Cascadia Healthcare
    (All vote- only vote for one)

    SNF Representative
    Jeff Pittard- Life Care Centers of America
    Melissa Truesdell- Owyhee Health and Rehab
    (Only SNFs- only vote for one)

    ALF Representative
    Carmen Becker- Valley View Retirement
    Joyce Foster- Edgewood American Falls
    (Only ALFs vote- only vote for one)

    MI/DD Representative Graham Christensen- Harmony House
    (Only MI/DD facilities vote)

    ICF Representative Tamara Malone- Independent Living Services
    (Only ICFs vote- only vote for one)

    H, HH & HC Representative
    Kara Craig- First Choice HH & Hospice – Campaign flyer
    Nikolas Hulewsky- Bluebird Hospice
    (Only H, HH or HC agencies vote- only vote for one)

    North Idaho (Regions 1,2)  Whitney Beck- Guardian Angel Homes
    (Only regions 1&2 – only vote for one)

    SW Idaho (Regions 3,4) Gerald Bosen- Life Care Center of Treasure Valley
    (Only regions 3&4 – only vote for one)

    SE Idaho (Regions 5,6,7) Shon Shuldberg – Ashton Memorial Living Center
    (Only regions 5,6&7 vote- only vote for one)

REGISTER HERE.  If you know you are a member and don’t see member pricing…please CALL US 208.343.9735!