It’s not too late to register for the 2018 Ziegler LeadingAge National Senior Living CFO Workshop, which takes place April 23-25 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chicago.

The workshop will offer an opportunity for senior living finance professionals and industry leaders to discuss and learn key strategies for strengthening operations, improving market positioning, and advancing strategic development and repositioning opportunities.

Visit the workshop website to get all the details about presentations, educational offerings, and networking opportunities. Among the highlights:

  • On Monday, April 23, a pre-conference workshop will offer an introduction to senior living finance and risk management for newcomers to the senior living field and life plan community finance. The session will also be useful to those looking for a refresher on senior living financing.
  • During the opening session on Tuesday, April 24, Ziegler bankers will explore trends in the fixed-rate market, bank lending, and ratings activity.
  • Steve Maag, director of residential communities at LeadingAge, will use the April 24 general session to discuss key policy issues that will impact senior living providers in 2018.
  • A closing general session on Wednesday, April 25 will cover suggested best practices for providers who may be experiencing financial difficulties.

Breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Nonprofit transition trends;
  • Growing a home and community-based services platform;
  • Low-risk growth opportunities for affordable assisted living;
  • The viability of skilled nursing in the continuum of tomorrow;
  • Keys to operating successful small house models;
  • Options for bringing physicians and medical clinics to a life plan community;
  • Workforce promising practices;
  • Issues in information technology, including cybersecurity, staffing, and expenditures;
  • Bank debt under the new tax bill;
  • Learning from for-profit peers;
  • Tools and information about benchmarking, performance measures, and dashboards;
  • Tactics for multi-site and single-site finance offices; and
  • Updates on risk management and compliance, accounting, and investment management.