Elder Care Syetem Group
Kenneth M. Daily - President, Elder Care Systems Group, Dayton, Ohio. Over his 25 plus year career, Kenn has wide-ranging experiences in advancing long-term health care. Kenn has a strong reputation for designing integrated and customized solutions for clients to achieve organizational quality and compliance.
In 2004, Kenn learned first-hand the critical importance of the Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness for senior living centers when a facility managed by Kenn and his partner (he was the owner/administrator) suffered a significant fire event. No resident or staff member was injured but the facility sustained millions in damages taking more than a year to complete the reconstruction.
Empowered by this experience, Kenn set to learn and share with health care professionals the importance with compliance with the NFPA’s Life Safety Code to ensure the safest building for those served. Of additional importance was that facilities must be prepared for emergencies which are never expected to occur but do. With the recent implementation of CMS’s Emergency Preparedness mandate, Kenn has worked with 100s of facilities and individuals focused on being better prepared for those thing we cannot control. As Kenn has said many times, “you cannot control the environment, but we can control the facility response”. Today, Kenn is one of the leading Life Safety Specialists focused on senior living and works throughout the county on life safety and emergency preparedness. Kenn has served nearly 20 years on the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees. Kenn serves as the chair of the OHCA’s Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee (more than 12 years). He also serves on the American Health Care Association Life Safety Code Committee as well as the National Fire Protection Association Health Care Committee and its Executive Board. A frequent and engaging speaker having lectured nationwide at professional conferences, trainings and other sponsored events sharing insights on long term care operations, quality, survey, disaster management and life safety code as well as authoring and editing numerous articles and professional manuals.
Tuesday, October 15
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM