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"The Price of Love is Grief"

When someone you care about becomes a memory

that memory becomes a treasure.


Elaine Jeffers (Jakubas)

Elaine M. Jeffers (Jakubas) MSN, RN, LNC, CCM, CDP, C-AL, passed away on Friday May 18th, 2018 surrounded by family. Her passing, leaving all of us who knew her in shock.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dennis; two sons Dennis Jr. (Erica) and Leyland; grandson Carter; brothers John and Bernard (Khalida); sisters Deidre (Victor) and Kathleen.

Elaine was known for always trying to make someone’s tomorrow better. Whether it was mentoring a young nurse, helping a resident get through their day to day or just giving a family member or friend a loving confidence boost. Elaine touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

If you remember Elaine, then we are certain you will agree that she had a thousand-watt smile and a huge heart to match. Her passion for serving our seniors was so evident in every interaction with her. She was so well-suited for her vocation.

Elaine was smart, compassionate, quick to give a compliment and was very funny. A wonderful way to honor Elaine would be to simply be kind to everyone you meet today- and greet everyone with a big smile. Difficult as it is, Elaine wanted everyone to remember her without sadness, but with happy thoughts.

Elaine will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.


July 19th and 20th 2018 in Milwaukee, WI

"Partners in Care"

 Thursday, July 19 – 1:00PM-4:45PM / Reception 6:00PM-8:00PM 

Program Hours approved: 3
Program Approval Code: 20190627-3-A45075-IN Participant Hours approved: 3

1:00PM-1:30PM  Registration

1:30PM-3:00PM “Wound Care” ~Genesis HealthCare Corporation- Jeanine Maguire, MPT, CWS

3:00PM-3:15PM   Break

3:15PM-4:45PM  CNA Litigation Claim Report & Concerns” ~Bruce W Dmytrow, BS, MBA, CPHRM

6:00PM-8:00PM   Networking Reception AALNA Preferred Hotel

Friday, July 20 – 8:00AM-5:30PM

Program Hours approved: 7
Program Approval Code: 20190704-7-A45078-IN Participant Hours approved: 7

8:00AM-8:30AM   Registration

8:30AM-10:30AM   “Disaster Preparedness – Means What for AL?” ~Stan Szpytek & Panel Sheri Easton-Garrett,    MSN, RN, Noreen Prescott, RN and Christian Holland

10:30AM-10:45AM   Break

10:55AM-12:30PM  “Parenting Our Parents: A Daughter’s Lessons” ~Rebecca Adelman, PLLC Attorney

12:30PM-1:30PM   Lunch

1:30PM-3:00PM  “Risk Management – “What can AL do?” ~ECRI

3:00PM-3:15PM Break

3:15PM-4:15PM  “Technology in Assisted Living” ~Sarah Thomas- Senior Director of Global Innovation

4:15PM-5:15PM  “Falls & Incontinence: Giant Issues in Geriatrics”~Elizabeth Gomes, MS, OTR/L ~ Burger Physical Therapy

5:15PM   Wrap Up



Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship

Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship

To honor Ethel’s contribution to nursing and her emphasis on and involvement in the recognition of Assisted Living Nursing as its own specialty, AALNA has created The Ethel Mitty Commemorative Scholarship.

Making the Voice of Assisted Living Heard

Making the Voice of Assisted Living Heard

Ensuring that the voice of assisted living nurses is heard loud and clear as a part of national policy discussions related to assisted living is a national priority for AALNA. AALNA is actively involved in national policy discussion.


Join AALNA as Corporate Member

Committed to quality care for residents, Brookdale has joined the American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA). As a corporate member, Brookdale provides all of its nurses with the benefits of membership.


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