As a PROVIDER MEMBER of the Oklahoma Assisted Living Association,
you will enjoy the following:
Below is information about Basic Provider Partner.
If you want to upgrade your annual membership to a Bronze, Gold or Platinum Provider Partner Click Here.
Annual OKALA Day at Capitol
2019 we want to bring YOUR legislature to YOU!
Opportunity to visit State Legislature(s) during session
Email updates on any proposed legislative pertaining to Assisted Living/Senior Care
OKALA Board and Lobbyist review Annually any legislation needs
Track/monitor bills that could impact our member communities and/or senior living
Discounted rates for education classes and our Annual Spring Conference
The only OSBELTCA approved RCAL Administrator Certification Course
New education opportunities in 2019 including “State Survey” Prep!
CEU/Education classes will be offered in the Tulsa & OKC areas, AND throughout the state in 2019
Executive Director meets MONTHLY with the State Health Department
Executive Director & Program Director attendance at OSBELTCA’s monthly board meetings to support new assisted living administrators & to stay on top of any changes for Administrators
OKALA Board & Staff Members either attend and/ or are members of the following: Long Term Care Advisory Board; Oklahoma Care Coordination Alliance; Healthy Aging Living Longer Better Initiative and OSBELTCA
Program Director attends NAB conferences to stay up to date with any changes in NAB curriculum
Members receive EMAILS monthly or as needed to keep them informed of any concerns or upcoming changes (i.e. rules, survey concerns, etc.) that affect our providers that has been relayed during these meetings.
OTHER BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
FULL TIME LOBBYIST that works year round on regulations & rules concerns. He meets with Legislatures, Fire Marshall (s), State Health Department, Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, OSBELTCA and any other entity we may need to prepare for the next legislative session and/or help resolve issues that one of our members has encountered.
OKALA Staff & Board Members as a Resource. Our Board Consists of:
- 11 RCAL ADMINISTRATORS
- 2 NH ADMINISTRATORS
- 1 HOME HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR
- 2 LPN’S
- 3 RN, BSN’S
- 1 ACCOUNTANT
- 1 ATTORNEY
- 1 REGISTERED DESIGNER
- 2 REGISTERED/LICENSED DIETICIANS
- 2 DOCTORATES OF PHARMACY
*NEW FOR 2019* OKALA Executive Director serves on Platt College Advisory Board! Members will benefit from Dietary/Nursing Interns & Job Applicants.
Members on OKALA Website
Stay up to date on industry specific changes/trends/etc. with newsletters from ARGENTUM (our National Affiliate) as well as emails from OKALA
Provider Directory is distributed to discharge planners that include city/zip and specific services so that discharge planners can easily call our members.
Opportunity to serve on OKALA Committees AND become more involved!
AND THESE ARE JUST TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS!
What Our Members Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our members do the talking!
“You could consider me an OKALA Charter Member since joining in 1997. My first friends in the industry were OKALA members. We looked forward to the annual conferences where we could network & ask for help solving new & difficult challenges. EVERYTHING was new & challenging then, like the assisted living regulations recently promulgated! Then as now, I would call my OKALA Executive Director to wade through the scary state surveys. How are other administrators handling this or that deficiency? Is there a precedent for this? Or…scariest thing yet…what is the name of a good attorney?
Out of the fog of those first few years of learning we emerged laughing about our blunders when we gathered at the next conference. I clearly remember a break out session I dared to attend titled “For Assisted Living Owners”. I received a warm welcome & began to dream that I might even do such a thing!
So here I am 14 years later — an owner of a family-owned Christian assisted living for high-functioning seniors in Enid, OK. And still looking forward to the next OKALA Conference to see some friends who understand like no others what we do & why. Thank you OKALA for your guidance & support through all these years.”
Administrator, The Arbors Assisted Living in Enid, OK