Michigan Assisted Living Association

2025 Annual Conference and Dementia Summit

MALA Annual Conference and Dementia Summit will be held on May 6 & 7, 2025 at the Crowne Plaza, Lansing. In addition to the in-person event, there will be extensive on-demand virtual sessions so attendees can customize their participation. It is more convenient than ever to obtain your AFC CEUs.

If you attend the entire in-person conference, you will earn 8 AFC CEUs and have access to virtual sessions to complete your 16 AFC CEUs. If you are unable to attend in person, you can complete your 16 AFC CEUs through virtual sessions. Virtual sessions are available at your convenience during May and June.

As in prior years, the Annual Conference will feature seasoned presenters. The broad range of sessions will include wellness, regulatory compliance, legal issues, and dementia-related presentations.

MALA looks forward to seeing you in May.

Registration Coming Soon!

For conference questions, email ekorejsza@miassistedliving.org.

Hotel Accommodations

Stay onsite at the Crowne Plaza, Lansing. Enjoy upgraded comfort during your conference lodging and free parking. To secure your room at the group rate be sure to mention the you are with MALA. The group rate will expire on Saturday, April 6, 2025.

925 South Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917

2024 Sponsors

MALA thanks MDHHS for their on-going support through the use of SAMHSA Mental Health Block Grant Funds.
Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA)

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) – Diamond Sponsor


For more than 10 years, MALA has exclusively endorsed Michigan Assisted Living Insurance Services, a service of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) for its property and casualty insurance programs. MMA has a highly experienced team of insurance professionals in Michigan with access to national Marsh’s risk management and related resources.

Bator Lobb, P.C.

Bator Lobb, P.C. – Diamond Sponsor


BATOR LOBB, P.C. continues its mission of serving the complete needs of corporate clients, with a special emphasis on adult foster care, home for the aged, and assisted living providers. The depth of the firm’s legal expertise in representing residential, vocational, and senior care providers and facilities is unparalleled. The firm has focused its careful attention on every legal aspect of the care industry and has expanded its expertise to successfully represent businesses in the areas of employment litigation, licensing, mergers, non-profit corporate governance, crisis communications, real estate acquisitions, and more.

AARP Michigan

AARP Michigan – Diamond Sponsor


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people age 50 and over to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 1.4 million members in Michigan, AARP advocates on issues that matter most to people age 50+ and their families: health, security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment.

Michigan Assisted Living Association

Michigan Assisted Living Workers’ Compensation Fund – Diamond Sponsor


Michigan Assisted Living Workers' Compensation Fund - Diamond Sponsor MALA sponsors the Michigan Assisted Living Workers’ Compensation Fund which is in its 21st year of providing a competitive and stable source of workers’ compensation coverage. This Self-Insured Fund continues to experience excellent loss ratios as a result of its expertise in claims management, underwriting, and loss control.

501 Alliance - Gold Sponsor


501 Alliance is an alternative solution to the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Michigan 501(c)3 organizations can apply to join 501 Alliance and opt-out of paying the state unemployment tax. Membership is free. Reduce your operating costs and mitigate unemployment risk.

Rx Specialties

Rx Specialties – Gold Sponsor


Rx Specialties was founded in 1977 to provide pharmacy care services for consumers with special needs residing in a controlled living environment. At Rx Specialties, our goal is to provide each facility and caregiver with the information and ongoing professional judgment needed to utilize the consumer’s medications wisely and safely. Rx Specialties retains the services of experienced clinical pharmacists and staff who specialize in drug therapy education, assessment, and monitoring activities. Pharmacy services are provided to consumers residing in Group Homes, Assisted Living, Adult Foster Care, Sips programs and individuals living on their own monitored by CMH.

Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy – Gold Sponsor


At Guardian Pharmacy of Michigan, we don’t just deliver medication and provide forms – we take the time to get to know you, your residents, and staff so we develop solutions that work best for your community. We see the personal approach as essential for providing the best care and unmatched customer service. Our Guardian team is made of the finest professionals across the pharmacy services process, including: Pharmacists, Licensed pharmacy consultants, Certified pharmacy technicians, Billing experts, Nurse account managers, and Experienced medication couriers. Together, we’re dedicated to providing your community with the highest quality pharmacy solutions ensuring safety, accuracy, and most importantly – resident satisfaction. These values define our character as a pharmacy and inspire us every day.

Reading2Connect LLC - Gold Sponsor


Reading2Connect enriches the lives of older adults through the power and magic of reading in a variety of settings (eg, LTC, Assisted Living, homes). Reading2Connect produces age-appropriate, dementia-friendly books. Reading2Connect® also educates employees/care partners in applying Montessori principles that enable older adults to interact with the books independently and to socially engage with their peers, with minimal staff assistance.

HomeTown Pharmacy LTC - Gold Sponsor


HomeTown Pharmacy, Inc. operates five long-term care pharmacies strategically to service senior communities and their residents throughout the entire state of Michigan as well as northern Ohio regions. Each of our long term care pharmacies have a dedicated team of professionals including pharmacists, technicians, nurses, billing specialists and delivery drivers. Our services are tailored to provide optimal medication outcomes, to reduce hospital admissions, to contain costs, and improve quality assurance measures. We have been partnering with long-term care communities for over 30 years and we are ready to partner with you!

Kalamazoo Long Term Care Pharmacy - Gold Sponsor


Kalamazoo Long Term Care Pharmacy (KLTC Pharmacy), privately owned and operated, launched in 2004 with a core focus on superior customer service, driving change for the benefit of those we serve, continuous process improvement, on-time delivery, and becoming an integrated partner to help reduce costs for our customers. We proactively seek out systems and practices that will improve our customer’s way of doing business. As a result, KLTC Pharmacy has made substantial investments in technology to establish new standards in the long term care (LTC) industry. Our state-of-the-art pharmacy was designed to ensure efficiency, accuracy and continuity of service. This allows us to hold the highest standards of quality, and give you a system that provides residents industry-leading patient safety.

LTC MedEx Direct - Gold Sponsor


LTC MedEx Direct offers personalized prescription services to Michigan facilities through our dedicated pharmacy staff. Our team provides exceptional service and proactive refill management for each and every resident. We specialize in serving different facility types such as AFC, ALF, iDD, HFA, and other group home settings. Our enrollment team also offers a complete assessment of each facility by providing customized solutions for workflow efficiency, medication safety, and regulatory compliance along with other options like our personalized multi-dose adherence solution, the MedEx Pack.

Beacon Specialized Living - Gold Sponsor


For over 50 years, Beacon Specialized Living has provided coordinated care for individuals with disabilities and mental health needs. Our mission is to provide high-quality, gentle, compassionate, evidence-based care to help the people we serve reach their goals and live rich lives. By supporting their self-directed goals with compassion and best practices, Beacon provides the highest level of support — not only meeting their needs, but helping people live their fullest lives.

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