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Government Relations,
Health Facility Compliance & Assisted Living Consulting

Director of Nevada Center for Assisted Living - NVNCA

35 Years as an
  Owner/ Operator/ Administrator of RCF/Assisted living Facilities.

University of Nevada Reno Graduate - BS Edu

Director Nevada Health Care Association's - Nevada Center for Assisted Living

Past Accomplishments
and Memberships:


Host/producer of KOLO TV program, Senior Scope for 20 years.

UNR Sanford Center for Aging, Emeritus

Nevada Geriatric Education Center/UNR
School of Medicine Advisory Board and Adjunct Faculty

Legislative Task Force for Alzheimer's Disease

 


 Specialty Consulting for Assisted Living Facilities and Allied Health Care Professionals. .

Wendy Simons has had lifelong involvement in the health care industry.  She has been involved in numerous aspects of the assisted living industry for over 35 years. She literally grew up in the senior care environment as her mother developed the first residential care home in Nevada in 1948. She has operated large and small facilities, served as a leader in legislation and regulatory issues; charted industry trends; and worked with aging services agencies, the UNR School of Medicine, and networking entities for the industry. She was a founding member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and participates as a speaker in seminars and workshops for an extensive list of health care industry partners. 

Her experience spans many areas of operating and advising in the assisted living arena, both physically frail and memory loss modalities, including: Start-up, functional design programming, daily operations, staff development and training, client relations, marketing and maintaining census, direct care and staff retention to support the quality of life and work environment for residents and employee teams.  She is the author of numerous training programs as well as articles for the “Senior Spectrum”, “Generation Boomers” magazines.  She is recognized state wide for her ability to bring teams together for health care issues and discussions.  She has also served as a paid lobbyist on industry issues and an expert court witness on standards of care.

Wendy recently served 5 years working for the Nevada State Health Division’s Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance as a regulatory compliance consultant for 18 months then as Chief of that Bureau for 2 years.  During her tenure she was responsible for the licensing and oversight of all medical and other related facilities in the state, working with CMS as the state agency for survey and certification of health care facilities. This Bureau inspected and had  additional oversight of Medical Laboratories, Child Care Licensing, Radiation Control and Radiation Producing Machines , Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Dialysis, Hospice and Home Health Agencies, Adult Day Care among others.  

Many have considered Wendy to be the authority on senior care in the State of Nevada.  With the balance of being a business developer and owner, her past participation in many boards and commissions, her legislative work and her experience as the head of the regulatory agency for health care,  Wendy  can offer  comprehensive consulting in government relations, regulatory compliance, and assisted living development and operations.

Her commitment to communication, collaboration and cooperation with a multitude of government entities, stakeholders and health care provider types has earned her statewide recognition.

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